[Music Biz 2018 Speaker Spotlight] Deborah Fairchild, VEVA Sound

The Music Business Association is excited to welcome Deborah Fairchild, EVP of  VEVA Sound for ‘From Smartphone to Studio on Tuesday, May 15 at 2:40 PM during the Music Biz 2018 conference in Nashville! Check out the fun Speaker Spotlight below to get to know Deborah a little more before her Music Biz panel.

If you could have front row tickets to any concert in any city at any venue — what and where would you choose?
Ryan Adams, Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison Colorado – Favorite artist, favorite venue, favorite state!!!

What is your go-to playlist right now? When do you listen to it most?
I just got married last summer. My wife and I road tripped it out to Colorado and made a really long playlist called “You and Me”, which is a compilation of our favorites songs. I listen to it all the time because it brings back the fun memories leading up to our wedding, and our road trip back home to Tennessee as newlyweds!

Music Biz recently made an announcement that its annual conference will take place in Nashville through at least 2020. What’s your favorite thing to do in Nashville? If you’ve never been, what are you most excited to do May 14 – 17?
I’ve lived in Nashville off and on for over 20 years. It’s a great town!! Some of my favorite things to do on a Saturday is to start with brunch at our local diner Fenwicks. From there we head over to Marathon Village to check out the new finds, stopping through fun stores like Antique Archeology, popping into the art galleries, and doing a wine tasting at the local winery Grinders Switch. Saturday night there is always great live music to choose from, so we typically go to our favorite smaller venues to catch a show.  Usually 3rd and Lindsley, Douglas Corner, The Basement, or Exit/In.

Music Biz 2018 — the Music Business Association’s 60th anniversary conference — is set to take place Monday, May 14 through Thursday, May 17 at the Omni Nashville. The 4-day innovative event will bring together global power players and industry enthusiasts committed to the future of music monetization for 100+ panels, presentations, workshops, private meetings, cocktail parties, live music, and more.

Highlights will include keynotes from YouTube’s Lyor Cohen, mega-manager Scooter Braun, Republic’s Wendy Goldstein; Digital Service Workshops with Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Pandora, SoundCloud, Spotify, and YouTube; Music’s Leading Ladies Speak Out powered by Nielsen Music; the Awards Breakfast sponsored by CMA featuring special presentations to the RIAA’s Cary Sherman and the Radakovitz Family of Dimple Records’; the Awards Luncheon sponsored by BuzzAngle Music & TiVo honoring breakthrough singer/songwriter Julia Michaels, Scooter Braun, Latin hit Despacito, and more to be announced. The full preliminary schedule can be accessed at

Register today at to join the 2,000+ attendees expected to descend on Nashville for the four most important days on the industry calendar!

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