The Florida Music Festival boasts a history of connecting a ‘Who’s Who’ of Music Industry Guest Speakers with students, musicians and aspiring industry players. Everyone on this list was made available to the Registered artists, bands, music company reps, students and UCF Rosen College students, to network, drop a demo or hand off a resume. Check out the Panelists links to learn more about this year’s speakers, and we encourage you to attend each session to maximize your FMF2017 experience! (All registered FMF2017 Attendees, Artists, Students granted admission both days.)

Saturday, April 22nd

The Legendary Cheyenne Saloon
12:00pm – 1:30pm:
BMI presents The Business of Music
moderated by: Arthur D. SimsRosen College
Lou founder
Brandon MauldinConway Entertainment Group
Stephanie ChristieStephanie Christie Management
Jeff HansonSilent Majority Management
Melissa GarciaWhitesmith Entertainment
Andrew Lane • Drew Wright Music
Ethan CurtisPlush Studios

2:00pm – 3:30pm:
BMI presents Book My Band
moderated by: Tom PlayerPlayer Entertainment Law
Mike Feinberg • Subversive/Form Acosta
Alec VidmarUTA Agency
Joan LeeAPA Agency
Dan Larson • Soundslinger / Okeechobee Festival
Jesse StollAEG presents
Dave MarrenJOOX Music / Alliance Events
Chris GoyzetaEver 7 Management



Friday, April 21st

UCF Rosen College Campus (Darden Auditorium)
11:00am – 12:00pm: 
Keynote Interview featuring Kevin Lyman
A conversation and audience Q&A with the founder of The Warped Tour, a seminal figure in the concert touring business and the man that has believes in youth onstage and off.

12:00pm – 1:30pm: 
Festival Roundtable featuring Kevin Lyman, Dan Larson & David Beame
A candid dialogue between the minds behind The Warped Tour, Okeechobee Festival and Global Citizens movement worldwide. Followed by audience Q&A.

1:30pm – 2:30pm:
BMI presents The Business of Music
moderated by: Arthur D. SimsRosen College
Jim Mallonee • House of Blues / Live Nation
Colleen Flynn • Hard Rock Live
Brandon MauldinConway Entertainment Group
Alec VidmarUTA Agency
Joan LeeAPA Agency
Lou founder