Speakers

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TODD BRABEC, former Executive Vice President and Worldwide Director of Membership for ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers), and JEFF BRABEC, Vice President of Business Affairs for BMG Rights Management (BMG), are entertainment law attorneys; adjunct professors at USC where they teach Music Publishing, Music Licensing, and Film, Television and Video Game Scoring and Song Contracts; Deems Taylor Award winning authors of the best-selling music business book “Music, Money and Success: the Insiders Guide to Making Money in the Music Business“; graduates of NYU School of Law; recipients of the 2015 Texas Star Award from the Entertainment and Sports Section of the State Bar of Texas for Outstanding Contribution and Achievement in the Field of Entertainment Law; and recipients of the 2005 Educational Leadership Award from the Music & Entertainment Educators Association (MEIEA).

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GILBY CLARKE is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer best known for a 3-year tenure as the rhythm guitarist of Guns N’ Roses, replacing Izzy Stradlin in 1991 during the Use Your Illusion Tour. Clarke began his career as session guitarist and ghostwriter before joining the bands Candy and Kill for Thrills. Following his departure from GNR, Clarke went on to forge a solo career as well playing guitar with Slash’s Snakepit, Kat Men, Heart, Nancy Sinatra, Kathy Valentine (of the Go-Go’s), MC5, Kings of Chaos, and forming his own group Rock Star Supernova with members of Metallica and Mötley Crüe. Clarke’s production work includes albums by L.A. Guns, Bullets and Octane, The Bronx and Vains of Jenna.

Speakers also include:

  • MARK A. PEARSON
  • BEN SHAW
  • WILLIAM J. EDWARDS III
  • CASEY SHAFER
  • JESSE E. MORRIS
  • SYDNEY ALSTON
  • LAUREN ROSS
  • ANDY LYKENS
  • PETER SCATURRO
  • PAUL I. MENES
  • KEITH L. COOPER

RADIOVENICE.TV is a weekly webcast, streaming live from Breakwater Studios in Venice, California. Founded by Michael Jost and Roy Edwards in the summer of 2015 their mission is to showcase the unique blend of music that passes through Venice Beach and bring the magical sound of Breakwater Studios to a worldwide audience. Radiovenice.tv will be live streaming portions of the event. and providing performances by Michael Jost & Sunny War.

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MICHAEL JOSis a guitarist, composer, and producer who spends much of his time in his studio, working on perfecting the sounds of his unique and passionate guitar music, overlooking the carnival-like atmosphere of the world famous Venice Beach Boardwalk in Los Angeles, California. Michael’s music is a journey in time and space fueled by his passion for music and his instrument. His main instrument is the guitar with all the different colors and emotions. Michael’s influences are very multicolored and involve different styles, continents and time periods.

SUNNY WAR is more than just an artist; she is a force of nature that is tough to pin down. Her repertoire includes an expansive collection of songs exploring personal aspects of her life. Her lyrics prove she is not afraid to share her insights and philosophies on life. In her track, “Man of My House,” Sunny speaks on the trials and tribulations of living without a father in the home and inheriting the role of head of the household. She is a signed artist with Gibson Guitars and with performance rights organization BMI. Highlighting her counting success, Sunny was recently featured in a Rolling Stones article 10 New Country Artists You Need to Know.

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