‘Industry Jam’ Live Concert Event Returns for Music Biz 2017 in Nashville with Performances from Industry Execs, Top Musicians

Rare reunion performance from the original Alice Cooper band, featuring Dennis Dunaway, Michael Bruce, and Neal Smith

Tributes to Emerson Lake & Palmer, the Summer of Love, The Doors, Leon Russell and Joe Cocker, Chicago, Janis Joplin, and Jefferson Airplane

Alice Cooper Band, Glen Campbell, and artist manager Toby Mamis to be honored with special awards

April 20, 2017 – The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will bring back its popular Industry Jam live concert event for an encore on Monday, May 15, at 8 p.m. CT as part of the Music Biz 2017 convention at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville. Presented by Baker & Taylor and supported by Source3, the event will feature performances from music industry executives and a host of special guests, along with special tributes, award presentations, raffle, giveaways, and more. All proceeds will benefit the Music Biz Scholarship Foundation. More than $5,000 was raised at the inaugural Jam in 2016. Jam admission is not included with Music Biz 2017 registration. The cost of attendance is $20 per ticket, with music business students admitted free with a proper ID. The event is also open to the Nashville music community. To purchase tickets in advance, visit and select “Industry Jam 2 Only.” This event is NOT open to the general public.

“The Industry Jam got our convention off to a rollicking start last year, and we’re thrilled to bring it back for another round at Music Biz 2017,” said James Donio, President of Music Biz. “With a great lineup of tributes, awards presentations, and live music, we expect this year’s Jam to provide a major boost for our Scholarship Foundation so we can continue supporting higher education throughout the country.”

“It’s a thrill to watch the music industry’s behind-the-scenes movers and shakers step in front of the curtain to share their talent and passion for live performance,” said Steve Harkins of Baker & Taylor, Vice Chairman of the Music Business Board of Directors. “As a returning organizer and performer from the last Jam, I can tell you that we’re taking things to the next level in 2017. You don’t want to miss this!”

SiriusXM ‘80s host Richard Blade will serve as the emcee for the evening, leading the audience through a reunion of the original Alice Cooper band and tributes to Emerson Lake & Palmer, featuring band member Carl Palmer; the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, featuring Felix Cavaliere (The Rascals), Chuck Negron (Three Dog Night), Cathy Richardson (Jefferson Starship), and Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge); the 50th anniversary of The Doors’ self-titled debut album; Joe Cocker’s partnership with Leon Russell; Chicago; Janis Joplin; and Jefferson Airplane. Special awards will also be presented to the Alice Cooper band (accepted by original members Dennis Dunaway, Michael Bruce, and Neal Smith), Glen Campbell (accepted by his wife, Kimberly Woolen, with a special performance featuring Ashley Campbell, Shannon Campbell, and Cal Campbell), and renowned artist manager Toby Mamis. The night will also feature performances from the Nashville Symphony Quartet with Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero, Country star Mark Collie, and The Fisk Jubilee Singers. In addition, Music Biz will pay tribute to its former Treasurer John Trickett, who passed away last year.

The Jam will close with a live performance from house band The R.A.T.S. (Rock Against Terrorism), featuring a lineup of top musicians and industry executives. Band members include John Esposito (Warner Music Nashville), Adam Kury (Candlebox, Legs Diamond), Mike Aquino (Kevin Cronin, Jack Blades, Jim Peterik), Dave Dederer (Amazon Music, Presidents of the United States of America), Mike Gillespie (Concord Music Group), Vince Szydlowski (Capitol Music Group), Music Biz Chairman Fred Beteille (Facebook), Music Biz Vice Chairman Steve Harkins (Baker & Taylor), Randy Antlept (Off-Broadway, Todd Rundgren), Marty Silber (Brian Wilson, Jeff Beck), Island Styles (Candlebox, Jimmie’s Chicken Shack), Judy Tint (Counselor-at-Law, performs with The Four Tops), Joe Rapolla (Monmouth University), Hillel Frankel (Leavens, Strand & Glover LLC), Scott Sellwood (Source 3), Adam Parness (Pandora), Richard Storms (Record Archive), Kevin Quigley (Cinedigm), and Steve Herrman (Delbert McClinton, Lyle Lovett, Kenny Chesney, Waylon Jennings).

A full rundown of the Jam can be found below.

Act 1 – The Stars

  • Rare reunion of the original Alice Cooper band with Dennis Dunaway, Michael Bruce,
    and Neal Smith
  • Tribute to Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s legacy with band member Carl Palmer
  • Celebration of the Summer of Love’s 50th Anniversary featuring Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals, Chuck Negron of Three Dog Night, Cathy Richardson of Jefferson Starship, and Mark Stein of Vanilla Fudge
  • Tributes to The Doors, Leon Russell and Joe Cocker, Chicago, Janis Joplin, and Jefferson Airplane
  • Nashville Symphony Quartet
  • Nashville Symphony Quartet Musical Director Giancarlo Guerrero
  • Country star Mark Collie
  • The Fisk Jubilee Singers
  • Special Awards to the Alice Cooper band, Glen Campbell, and artist manager Toby Mamis
  • Honoring Music Biz’s former Board Treasurer John Trickett
  • Host and DJ… SiriusXM’s Richard Blade

Act 2 – The Jam

Live performance by house band The R.A.T.S. (Rock Against Terrorism) featuring:

  • John Esposito (Warner Music Nashville)
  • Adam Kury (Candlebox, Legs Diamond)
  • Mike Aquino (Kevin Cronin, Jack Blades, Jim Peterik)
  • Dave Dederer (Amazon Music, Presidents of the United States of America)
  • Mike Gillespie (Concord Music Group)
  • Vince Szydlowski (Capitol Music Group)
  • Music Biz Chairman Fred Beteille (Facebook)
  • Music Biz Vice Chairman Steve Harkins (Baker & Taylor)
  • Randy Antlept (Off-Broadway, Todd Rundgren)
  • Marty Silber (Brian Wilson, Jeff Beck)
  • Island Styles (Candlebox, Jimmie’s Chicken Shack)
  • Judy Tint (Counselor-at-Law, performs with The Four Tops)
  • Joe Rapolla (Monmouth University)
  • Hillel Frankel (aka Frankie Hill, Liquid Soul and Heavy Manners)
  • Scott Sellwood (Source3)
  • Adam Parness (Pandora)
  • Richard Storms (Record Archive)
  • Kevin Quigley (Cinedigm)
  • Steve Herrman (Delbert McClinton, Lyle Lovett, Kenny Chesney, Waylon Jennings)

Music Biz 2017, which will return to Nashville from May 15-18, is the music industry’s premier event, giving the commerce and content sectors a place to meet with trading partners, network with new companies, and learn about new trends and products impacting the music business. This year’s event will feature keynotes from Atlantic Records Group Chairman and COO Julie Greenwald with GRAMMY Award-winning superstar Kelly Clarkson, Spotify’s Global Head of Creator Services Troy Carter, Creative Artists Agency (CAA) Music Agents Jeff Krones and Hunter Williams, Cracker Barrel’s VP of Marketing Don Hoffman, Universal Music Group’s Exec. VP of Content Strategy and Operations Barak Moffitt, and more to be announced. A special line-up of Digital Service Workshops from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Pandora, Soundcloud, Spotify, and YouTube/Google Play will mark an unprecedented first for the music industry as Music Biz will bring these companies together in one place for one day packed with information about how to leverage the tools and products that these companies offer to maximize value for artists, labels, managers, creators, and the industry at large.

The eclectic Music Biz 2017 program will also cover topics including Touring, Live Streaming, Vinyl, Messaging, International, D2F, Crowdfunding, e-Commerce, Playlisting, A&R, Social Media, Licensing, Publishing, Hi-Res, VR, Management, and Professional Development. Returning favorite sessions will include the Metadata Summit, Brand & Strategic Partnership Summit, and Entertainment & Technology Law Conference, as well as an encore for Music’s Leading Ladies Speak Out and various special interest programs and breakout sessions. Music Biz will celebrate executive and artist achievements with Music Biz awards being bestowed to UMG Nashville’s Mike Dungan, Music Millennium’s Terry Currier, Adele, Paula Abdul, Hamilton Original Cast Recording and the Hamilton Mixtape, Lukas Graham, Reba McEntire, Maren Morris, and others to be announced. Registration is now open at, and for a full list of currently confirmed programming, visit

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