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Young industry voices today are proving that age does not always equal authority and that the next generation is not necessarily next – it’s now! The first #NEXTGEN_NOW Virtual Summit will bring together young music business professionals to discuss personal & professional development, perseverance, entrepreneurship, and how their new innovative ideas are influencing, impacting & transforming our industry.

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3 – 3:10 PM
Opening + Sponsor Remarks


3:10 – 3:55 PM
Keynote TBD


4 – 4:50 PM
Getting Involved: Create Change, Impact & Community At The Same Time

You don’t have to be a veteran music industry executive to get involved with organizations that can create change outside of your 9 to 5. Whether it’s joining junior boards (or even the executive ones) or hitting up your industry trade association with an idea, there are strategic ways to engage and impact. When doing so however, you’ll want to be cognizant of how you manage your time and respectfully leverage your biz relationships without overstepping. Join this special panel to get the real deal on being involved from young execs who’ve been there, done that and are still searching for answers themselves.


  • Sam Juneman, VP Music Tactics & Strategies, Universal Music Group


  • Chissy Nkemere, Sr. Director Streaming Marketing, Concord
  • Jen Tanner; Sr. Director, Global Brand Partnerships; RCA Records
  • John Farrey, Label Relations, Amazon Music
  • Will Toms, Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer, REC Philly


5 – 6 PM

Attendees will have the opportunity to attend one of the three professional development conversations below:

1) Joining Boards, Associations & Philanthropic Orgs As A Young Professional
We’ll dive deeper into the last panel and talk about how you can get involved, as well as highlight some of the existing opportunities that are out there. 


  • Katie Germano, Agent, CAA
  • Chissy Nkemere, Sr. Director Streaming Marketing, Concord
  • Sam Juneman, VP Music Tactics & Strategies, UMG


2) LinkedIn Workshop: Real-life Strategies & Tactics For Young Professionals
You may think this platform is simply to post resumes and engage with existing connections, but there’s actually a science and strategy to it – one that could change the trajectory of your career path.


  • Brendan Kennedy, Head of Digital, Visionary


3) Mental Health + Wellness Roundtable 


  • Val Braaten, Music Supervisor, Peloton
  • Kendall Toole, Instructor, Peloton
  • Maria Gironas, Director of Digital Platform Strategy, Q&A
  • Kate McLaughlin, Management, Bishop Briggs
  • Kiana Fitzgerald, Music Journalist and Cultural Critic
Event Details
07. 29. 2020
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm