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Music Business Monday #6 From Signing to Succeeding. Career Building....

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Strongwater Food and Spirits

401 West Town Street

Columbus, OH 43215

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Music Business Mondays is a series of forums featuring guest speakers from across the music industry. Brought to you by Music Columbus.

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Twenty One Pilots, Carlos Santana, the cast of Hamilton and a long list of other artists have one thing in common; they all have worked with one of the most creative executives in music; Grammy Award winning Atlantic Records’ President of A&R Pete Ganbarg (credits below).

Pete will be traveling to Columbus on Monday September 23, to lead the Music Business Monday discussion: From Signing to Succeeding.

Joining Pete is Atlantic’s head of Urban Music Digital Marketing, Zeena Koda who has sculpted digital strategies for artist Nipsey Hussle, Meek Mill, Rico Nasty, Bazzi and many more. (credits below)

Come together with the entire Columbus music community for a very special Music Business Monday at Strongwater. Seating is limited so please RSVP to ensure your spot!

Pete Ganbarg

Pete has signed and worked with our own Grammy Award winning Twenty One Pilots, Halestorm, Jason Mraz, Skillet, Matchbox Twenty & Rob Thomas, Theory Of A Deadman Christina Perri, as well as the Original Broadway Cast Recordings of Hamilton, Mean Girls, Pretty Woman, Dear Evan Hansen and #1 album The Greatest Showman soundtrack. He is also responsible for finding the song Super Natural and partnering Rob Thomas with Carlos Santana, which resulted in 30x, platinum worldwide sales and nine-time Grammy awards.

He has also consulted Kelly Clarkson, Daughtry, Chaka Khan, Santana, Train, Donna Summer and others.

Zeena Koda

Zeena’s music career began as PR manager at Earache Records, then media relations at Roadrunner Records. She joined the agency and media world as a digital publicist for The FADER, before lifestyle digital marketing for brands Converse, A24, FOX, Pepsi, Bushmills and Vitaminwater.

She began a national broadcast career at Sirius XM as a daily radio host on Liquid Metal and hosted video content for FUSE, Music Choice, The Fader, VEVO and Loudwire. Freelance writing, she has penned articles for Uproxx, VICE / Noisey and PROHBTD. Zeena was the voice of Pinball Rocks and recorded commercial spots for NIKE and various Sirius XM programming. She also developed and hosted the female centric comedy podcast The Litterboxx on DASH Radio and produced a monthly podcast for Revolver Magazine. Currently she is producing a women’s lifestyle podcast called LADY ISH on Anchor.

 In 2015 she moved to Los Angeles to oversee digital direction for the revamp of Motown Records and Motown.com and aid in the relaunch of the label before being recruited by Atlantic Records.

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