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Columbus native Jennie Walker hosts music business panel Sunday in Decatur

Columbus native Jennie Walker hosts the Connective Panel Series for the first time in Georgia Sunday. The panel will be 4 p.m. in Eddie’s Attic, 515-B North McDonough Street, in Decatur.

Walker hopes to pane will help educate emerging artists on the music business, serve as a networking opportunity and raise awareness and money for the Artists Against Hunger & Poverty Program of WHY (World Hunger Year), and other music-related charities. The Atlanta panel will benefit the Georgia Music Industry Association (GMIA).

The topic is “What You Need to Know to Succeed in the Music Business.” Panelists include Tremayne Anchrum, director of creative affairs, Rhythm & Soul, ASCAP; Eddie Horst, an award-winning composer; Rob Finan, law associate, Greenberg Traurig; Butch Lowery, Lowery Music Publishing; Mike Krasney, president, Lyrics Marketing; Bruce Burch, songwriter and head of University of Georgia's music business program and Robert Weingartz, founder, AirPlay Direct.

Walker is the founder of the Connective Panel Series and will serve as the panel moderator. She is a member of WHY’s Artists Against Hunger & Poverty Program & ASCAP. She is president emeritus of the GMIA and an advisory board member.

The fee is $20, with all profits going to the Artists Against Hunger & Poverty Program. Registration is 3-4 p.m., with the panel at 4-5:30 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door.

After the session, there will be a concert with benefits the John Jarrard Fund.

Call Walker at 212-541-7456 or email her at jennie@jenniewalker.com

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