Ventura 2023 - SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23

4:00PM-7:15PM Registration/Sign In

5:00PM-7:15PM  Dinner/Happy Hour

6:30PM Open Mic Sign up

 6:45PM-7:30PM  Orientation

7:30PM Songwriter Showcase #1 

9:30PM Open Mic

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24

 

9:00AM-11:05AM  Song Listening Sessions

Country/Folk/Americana:  Bobby Rymer, Neil Diercks

Country/Folk/Americana:  Christina Wiltshire, Steve Garvan

Pop/Rock/Sync: Emmy Feldman, Bonny Dolan

Pop/Rock/Sync:  Cliff Downs, Ashley Neumeister

Pop/Rock/Sync:  Olaf Thomsen, Rachel Thorpe

Pop/Rock/Sync:  Richard Harris, Ryan Kofman

Pop/Rock/Synch: Sarah Feldman, David Fisher

 

11:15AM-12:20PM  Panel Discussions

-“Durango All Stars”- Stories and tunes from Durango’s finest

“One on One Sessions” - with Gabi Kochlani, Olaf Thomsen, Max Espinosa, Mike Torres (must register in advance, limited slots available)

 

12:30PM-1:25PM  Lunch

 

1:30PM-3:00PM  Panel Discussions

          Songwriting Workshop

 

3:15PM-5:20PM  Song Listening Sessions

Country/Folk/Americana: Eric Hurt, Steve Bloch

Country/Folk/Americana:  Alex Tamashunas, Warren Sellers

Pop/Rock/Sync:  Jessica Thomas, Miles Cowan, Asha Dillion

Pop/Rock/Sync:  Noreen Prunier, Jennie Armon

Pop/Rock/Sync:  Gabi Kochlani, Tommy Jackson, Lindsey Odom

Pop/Rock/Sync:  Gary Bowen, Max Espinosa, Sabrina Del Priore

Pop/Rock/Sync:  Mike Torres, Jarred Causly

 

5:15PM-7:15   Dinner/Happy Hour

 

7:00PM Open Mic Sign-up

 

7:30PM   Singer Songwriter Showcase #2

 

9:30PM Open Mic

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25

 

10:00AM-11:20AM – Panel Discussions

- “Creating Music For Sync” – Lindsay Odom, Ryan Kofman, Rachel Thorpe,

Bonny Dolan, Jennie Armon, Sabrina Del Priore, Jarred Causly, Miles Cowan,

Ashley Neumeister, David Fisher, Asha Dillion. Moderated by Tommy Jackson. 

- “One on One Sessions” - with Gabi Kochlani, Olaf Thomsen, Max Espinosa, Mike Torres (must register in advance, limited slots available)

 

11:30AM-12:30PM Lunch

 

12:30-2:30PM  Song Listening sessions

Country/Folk/Americana:  Cliff Downs, Bobby Rymer

Country/Folk/Americana:  Butch Baker, Andrew Rudd

Pop/Rock/Synch: Christina Wiltshire, Ryan Kofman

Pop/Rock/Synch:  Gabi Kochlani, Jarred Causly

Pop/Rock/Synch:  Eric Hurt, Jennie Armon

Pop/Rock/Synch:  Max Espinosa, David Fisher

Pop/Rock/Synch:  Noreen Prunier, Sabrina Del Priore

 

2:40PM-3:50PM  Panel Discussions

“Publishing” – Cliff Downs, Bobby Rymer, Butch Baker, Eric Hurt, Sarah Feldman, Christina Wiltshire, Alex Tamashunas, Jessica Thomas

“PROs” –Steve Garvan, TBA

 

4:00PM – 6:00PM  Song Listening Sessions

Country/Folk/Americana:  Sarah Feldman, Warren Sellers

Country/Folk/Americana:  Steve Bloch, Alex Tamashunas

Pop/Rock/Sync:  Emmy Feldman, Miles Cowan

Pop/Rock/Sync:  Olaf Thomsen, Bonny Dolan

Pop/Rock/Sync:  Jessica Thomas, Rachel Thorpe

Pop/Rock/Sync:  Mike Torres, Tommy Jackson, Ashley Neumeister

Pop/Rock/Synch: Gary Bowen, Richard Harris, Lindsay Odom

 

6:00 -7:30PM Dinner/Happy Hour

 

7:30PM:  Hit Songwriters Concert TBA

 

Ventura 2023 - Special Guests

SPECIAL GUESTS

JENNIE ARMON, Denver: Executive Producer & Music Supervisor, Found Objects

BUTCH BAKER, Nashville: Co-founder, Hori Global Music Publishing

STEVE BLOCH, Nashville:  Owner/Publisher at Southern Cow Music Publishing

GARY BOWEN, LA:  Owner/Artist Manager at Clear Cut Entertainment

JARRED CAUSLY, LA:  Music Supervisor, Trailer Park Group

MILES COWAN, LA:  Director, TV Music, LIONSGATE/STARZ

SABRINA DEL PRIORE, LA:  Sr. VP, Creative Music Strategy, Paramount

NEIL DIERCKS, LA: Berklee School of Music Online, formerly at Warner Bros., Nashville

ASHA DILLION, Toronto:  Partner/SVP, Music Creative and Production, The Wilders

CLIFF DOWNS, Nashville:  Senior VP of Publishing/A&R, Given Entertainment

BONNY DOLAN, Denver:  Executive Producer at Comma Music

MAX ESPINOSA, LA:  Director of A&R and Publishing, One Hit Away Music

EMMY FELDMAN, LA:  Head of A&R, Heavy Duty Music

SARAH FELDMAN, Nashville:  Director of Publishing at Reach Music Publishing

DAVID FISHER, San Francisco:  Chief Creative Director, Songs For Film & TV

STEVE GARVAN, Sand Point, ID:  Owner, Garvan Management and Consulting

RICHARD HARRIS, LA:  Expo alum, hit writer, producer, consultant Demolition Music

ERIC HURT, Nashville:  VP of A&R, Publishing, EMPIRE

TOMMY JACKSON, Santa Rosa Beach: CEO of First Note Entertainment

GABI KOCHLANI, LA: A&R at Universal Music Group

RYAN KOFMAN, LA:  Director, Creative Music, Fox Entertainment

ASHLEY NEUMEISTER, LA:  Head of Music Licensing and Supervision, Tru Music Pro

LINDSEY ODOM, Nashville: Music Supervisor, Conde Nast

NOREEN PRUNIER, LA:  Head of A&R, ATG Group

ANDREW RUDD, Nashville: Producer and Songwriter, First Note Entertainment

BOBBY RYMER, Nashville:  VP of Music Publishing, Writer’s Den Music Group

WARREN SELLERS, Irvine: Noted Expo alum and staff writer

ALEX TAMASHUNAS, Nashville: A&R Director at Creative Nation Music Publishing

JESSICA THOMAS, LA:  A&R-MGMT/PUBLISHING, SILO:MUSIC

OLAF THOMSEN, LA: A&R and Licensing at O Major Songs

RACHEL THORPE, LA:  Coordinator, Music Strategy, Paramount

MIKE TORRES, LA:  A&R, Position Music

CHRISTINA WILTSHIRE, Nashville:  Senior Director A&R at Warner Chappell