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Tuesday, September 24 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Keynote Reception and Address by Alison Brown

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In her scheduled address, “Four and a Half Things I’ve Learned,” the Compass Records co-founder will share insights she’s gained over the past 25 years at the helm of one of roots music’s most successful independent labels:​ “​I had the honor of giving the IBMA keynote address 17 years ago. Although we weren’t aware of it at the time, we were in the waning days of the record business as we knew it,” said Brown. “Since then, the music industry has undergone a radical transformation in the way music is sold and consumed. All of the players in the ecosystem – from the record labels to the retailers to the artists and the fans – have been affected. I look forward to sharing some of my thoughts about where we are at this juncture and how to keep bluegrass music healthy and thriving in the current landscape.”

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Alison Brown

Alison Brown has taken an unlikely path in establishing herself as one of the most critically acclaimed banjoists in the world. One of the more multi-faceted minds in roots music, Alison is a former investment banker (with an AB from Harvard and an MBA from UCLA), a Grammy winner... Read More →

Tuesday September 24, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Raleigh Convention Center, 4th Floor Ballroom 500 S Salisbury St, Raleigh, NC 27601