This year’s Next Big Nashville festival will take place Sept 29-Oct 2 in various venues throughout Music City, and the lineup looks stellar.
Among the many bands performing this year (150+) are Yeasayer, WAVVES, A Place to Bury Strangers, The Ponys, David Bazan, Javelin, The Hood Internet, Garotas Suecas, Moon Duo, The Mynabirds, Otouto, Peelander-Z, and Athens rock legends Elf Power (stay tuned for news on some special American Songwriter-sponsored shows we’ve got cooking).
As always, Next Big Nashville will also feature panels featuring today’s innovators in the music industry. This year, NBN teams with The Leadership Music Digital Summit. Speakers will include Tim Westergren (CEO, Pandora), Ian C. Rogers (CEO, TopSpin), Troy Carter (Atom Factory Management, Lady Gaga), David Israelite (CEO, NMPA), Randall Poster (Music Supervisor), Eric Garland (Big Champagne), Russ Crupnick (NPD), Jim Griffin (OneHouse), Dorrian Porter (CEO, Mozes), Ariel Hyatt (Ariel Publicity), Mitch Bainwol (Pres., RIAA), Jon Cohen (Co-Founder, Cornerstone), Brendan Mulligan (Sonicbids), Livia Tortella (GM, Atlantic), David Airaudi (Universal), Jim Lucchese (The EchoNest), Steve Robertson (VP, A&R Atlantic), and Richard Gottehrer (CEO, The Orchard).