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Presented by Lights on the Lawn | 9.28.23




Sr. VP, Business Dev. & Strategy, Universal Music Group

Charlene Bryant

Charlene is a Belmont graduate who recently joined UMG Nashville after 5 years at the helm of artist management company Riveter Management, which she founded in 2018. She was named one of Billboard’s Hip-Hop and R&B Power Players in 2020 and 2021, and was recognized with the Women in Music City Award in 2018 and 2019.

Artist Manager, Rebel Collective

Adria DeLaune

Adria is an artist manager based in Nashville, TN, where she manages a roster of artists including powerhouse vocalist Liv Charette. Across her two decades of experience in the music industry, DeLaune has worked with artists including Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Brett Eldredge, Chris Young and more. She also has a wealth of experience working in events management, recording, and artist development.

Culture Marketing Director at 1824, Universal Music Group

Wes Davenport

Wes runs °1824, Universal Music Group’s creative solutions team focused on the connection of artists and brands directly to college-aged fans. He also heads @nocountrynash, a local music publication, and @popsquad615, a pop-music community. 

Manger for Artist & Label Partnerships, Spotify

Miller Guth

Miller is a manager of Artist and Label Partnerships at Spotify. During his time at Spotify, he has worked on a variety of projects, from Spotify House, a showcase of some of the most talented rising artists, to marketing campaigns for Morgan Wallen. As one of Nashville’s Spotify leaders, he was named to the Nashville Briefing’s 30 under 30 list in 2022.

CEO, Walk Off Entertainment & The 615 House

Chris Ruediger

Chris is a Vanderbilt alum (‘20) who merged his passions of songwriting and music business to create a 615 House, a digital home for influential artists, songwriters and other creatives on the cutting edge of Nashville culture. He’s also the founder and CEO of Walk Off Entertainment, an independent record label.

Professor at the Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University

Deanna Walker

Deanna is a songwriter, producer and composer living in Nashville, TN. She teaches songwriting at the Blair School at Vanderbilt University, and hosts the popular Blair Hit Songwriter Series class and podcast. She’s had multiple publishing deals and holds a B.M. in piano performance and an M.M. in composition from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.

Mr. Raskin currently serves as the CEO and Co-Founder of KOACORE, an AI-powered supply chain marketplace. Since 2020, Teddy has overseen KOACORE’s efforts, delivering over 90 million critical supplies and providing managed health and safety services at over 1,500 live events across the globe. While an undergraduate student at Vanderbilt, Mr. Raskin founded Lights on the Lawn, raising over $750k for charities to date. 

Teddy Raskin   |  Founder & CEO, KOACORE

About Lecture on the Lawn

Lecture on the Lawn is a first-of-its-kind panel on music business and the entertainment industry at Vanderbilt University. Brought to you by the same team behind Lights on the Lawn, this inaugural educational event is trailblazing engaging, immersive learning for students.

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