[Music Biz 2018 Speaker Spotlight] Syleecia Thompson, DYG Management Group

The Music Business Association is excited to welcome Syleecia Thompson, Professor, Entertainment Manager & Brand Strategist at DYG Management Group for ‘The Future of Brand-Artist Partnerships‘ on Wednesday, May 16 at 2:10 PM during the Music Biz 2018 conference in Nashville! Check out the fun Speaker Spotlight below to get to know Syleecia 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?
I regret never seeing Michael Jackson live. If I could attend any concert, it would be MJ in my hometown, Chicago. The venue would be The United Center, which is also home of the other legendary MJ! I’ll sit through a Hologram if I have to.

What is your go-to playlist right now? When do you listen to it most?
My go-to playlist is full of Drake songs! I love him! I question any human being who does not listen to or love him. No seriously, I am obsessed with Drake.

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?    
OMG! FOOD. I’m excited to get some of that Hot Chicken! I love Nashville because the food is AMAZING. Please, please, please, have me back so I can cheat on my diet at least once per year!

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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