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Friday, September 19 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Record Store Day

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Eight years in, the success of Record Store Day has been felt by over 2000 record stores internationally and has spilled over to impact artists, management and all aspects of physical music production. Hear about this impact from all sides, and learn how Americana Music Association members can get further involved with this celebration of the culture of the indie record store.


Jim Donio

President, Music Business Association
James Donio is the President of the Music Business Association (Music Biz), the music industry association in the United States. Since taking the top role in 2004, Donio has evolved the organization from one primarily focused on physical product retailers to a more inclusive trade association that represents the full breadth of the current music business, including digital distribution, mobile, games, video, applications, and other entities... Read More →

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Carrie Colliton

Crew Chief, Record Store Day
Carrie Colliton is the “Crew Chief” for Record Store Day, handling detail organization and the flow of information to the stores and the public. She has worked for indie record stores since college, and her day job is Director of Marketing for the Dept. of Record Stores, a coalition of indie record stores. The 21-year-old company, which traffics in all manner of physical media, has managed to adapt and grow its business in the age... Read More →

Doyle Davis

DOYLE DAVIS has over 25 years experience in music retailing and is co-owner of Grimey’s New & Preloved Music, Nashville’s premier independent record store. Doyle is a founding board member of national retail coalition AIMS (Alliance of Independent Media Stores) , has served on the board of the Americana Music Association, and is a graduate of the Leadership Music Program, class of 2007. In addition, Doyle co-founded an independent... Read More →

Karlie Marlowe

Engine 145 / Yep Roc Records
KARLIE MARLOWE Hailing from Asheville, N.C., Karlie Marlowe attended NC State University to study public relations and business. Her work writing for acclaimed country/Americana blog The 9513 started her down the path to music and entertainment promotion, culminating in a digital marketing management role for indie record label Yep Roc Records and its artists Chatham County Line, The Stray Birds, Mandolin Orange, Jonah Tolchin and more. She... Read More →

Jay Millar

Director of Marketing, United Record Pressing
JAY MILLAR is the Director of Marketing for United Record Pressing in Nashville, TN, and has been with United since 2007. United is the largest manufacturer of vinyl records in the country and has been around since 1949 and is currently expanding it to a second location. In addition to marketing duties, Jay is an ambassador to the format showing up in many publications and national media. He also serves as the production manager and head creative... Read More →

Joe Vent

Sales, A to Z Media
JOE VENT has partaken in nearly every facet of the music business. Beginning as a musician/songwriter, he co-founded the most successful indie record label (Don't! Records) in Wisconsin history. He began a sales position with CD manufacturing broker A to Z Media 12 years ago. He's since become an expert in record pressing and packaging. (Friday 11:00 AM)

Friday September 19, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Hillsboro - Hutton Hotel 1808 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

Attendees (35)