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From left: Music Biz 2017 award winners Magnus Larsson of Lukas Graham (Breakthrough Artist), Reba McEntire (Chairman’s Award for Sustained Creative Achievement), Maren Morris (Breakthrough Artist), and Lukas Forchhammer and Mark Falgren of Lukas Graham at the Awards Luncheon, sponsored by BuzzAngle Music, on May 18. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Music Business Association)

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Music Biz Chairman Fred Beteille of Facebook presents the Chairman’s Award for Sustained Creative Achievement to Reba McEntire at the Awards Luncheon, sponsored by BuzzAngle Music, on May 18. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Music Business Association)

Reba McEntire, recipient of the Chairman’s Award for Sustained Creative Achievement, speaks at the Awards Luncheon, sponsored by BuzzAngle Music, on May 18. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Music Business Association)

Music Biz President James Donio presents a Breakthrough Artist award to Maren Morris at the Awards Luncheon, sponsored by BuzzAngle Music on May 18. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Music Business Association)

Maren Morris, recipient of a Breakthrough Artist award, speaks at the Awards Luncheon, sponsored by BuzzAngle Music, on May 18. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Music Business Association)

Harry Chapin’s widow Sandy Chapin (left) and Music Biz President James Donio (right) present the Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award to Paula Abdul at the Awards Luncheon, sponsored by BuzzAngle Music, on May 18. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Music Business Association)

Paula Abdul, recipient of the Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award, speaks at the Awards Luncheon, sponsored by BuzzAngle Music, on May 18. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Music Business Association)

Music Biz President James Donio (second from left) presents a Breakthrough Artist award to Lukas Graham at the Awards Luncheon, sponsored by BuzzAngle Music, on May 18. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Music Business Association)

Lukas Graham accepts a Breakthrough Artist award at the Awards Luncheon, sponsored by BuzzAngle Music, on May 18. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Music Business Association)

From left: BuzzAngle Music CEO Jim Lidestri, Music Biz Chairman Fred Beteille of Facebook, Chairman’s Award for Sustained Creative Achievemeny recipient Reba McEntire, and Music Biz President James Donio at the Awards Luncheon (sponsored by BuzzAngle Music) red carpet on May 18. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Music Business Association)

From left: Music Biz President James Donio, Chairman’s Award for Sustained Creative Achievement recipient Reba McEntire, and Big Machine Label Group CEO Scott Borchetta at the Awards Luncheon (sponsored by BuzzAngle Music) red carpet on May 18. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Music Business Association)

From left: Music Biz President James Donio, Chirman’s Award for Sustained Creative Achievement recipient Reba McEntire, and Harry Chapin memorial Humanitarian Award recipient Paula Abdul at the Awards Luncheon (sponsored by BuzzAngle Music) red caret on May 18. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Music Business Association)

Chairman’s Award for Sustained Creative Achievement recipient Reba McEntire at the Awards Luncheon (sponsored by BuzzAngle Music) red carpet on May 18. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Music Business Association)

From left: Music Biz Chairman Fred Beteille of Facebook, Breakthrough Artist award recipient Maren Morris, Music Biz President James Donio, and BuzzAngle Music CEO Jim Lidestri at the Awards Luncheon (sponsored by BuzzAngle Music) red carpet on May 18. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Music Business Association)

From left: Mark Falgren and Lukas Forchhammer of Lukas Graham (Breakthrough Artist award recipients), Maren Morris (Breakthrough Artist award recipient) and Magnus Larsson of Lukas Graham at the Awards Luncheon (sponsored by BuzzAngle Music) on May 18. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Music Business Association)

Music Biz President James Donio and Breakthrough Artist award recipient Maren Morris on the Awards Luncheon (sponsored by BuzzAngle Music) red carpet on May 18. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Music Business Association)

Breakthrough Artist award recipient Maren Morris on the Awards Luncheon (sponsored by BuzzAngle Music) red carpet on May 18. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Music Business Association)

BuzzAngle Music CEO Jim Lidestri, Music Biz Chairman Fred Beteille of Facebook, Harry Chapin’s widow Sandy Chapin, Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award recipient Paula Abdul, and Music Biz President James Donio at the Awards Luncheon (sponsored by BuzzAngle Music) red carpet on May 18. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Music Business Association)

Paula Abdul, recipient of the Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award, with her dog Bessie Moo on the Awards Luncheon (sponsored by BuzzAngle Music) red carpet on May 18. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Music Business Association)

Paula Abdul, recipient of the Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award, on the Awards Luncheon (sponsored by BuzzAngle Music) red carpet on May 18. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Music Business Association)

From left: BuzzAngle Music CEO Jim Lidestri, Music Biz Chairman Fred Beteille of Facebook, Breakthrough Artist award recipients Lukas Graham, and Music Biz President James Donio at the Awards Luncheon (sponsored by BuzzAngle Music) on May 18. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Music Business Association)

Breakthrough Artist award recipients Lukas Graham at the Awards Luncheon (sponsored by BuzzAngle Music) red carpet on May 18. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Music Business Association)

Singer-songwriter Rhett Akins performs at the NSAI Songwriters in the Round event on May 18.

Bruce Houghton of Hypebot (left) conducts the Indie Music Forum (powered by Hypebot) keynote conversation with Dr. Richard James Burgess, Ph.D., of A2IM on May 18.

Students and aspiring music business executives had an opportunity to speak with representatives from a variety prominent companies, including SESAC, at this year’s Career Day on May 18.

From left: Philip Sweet and Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town, Music Biz President James Donio, Music Biz 2017 Presidential Award for Outstanding Executive Achievement winner Mike Dungan of Universal Music Group Nashville, and Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook of Little Big Town at the Awards Breakfast & Presentation on May 17.

Music Biz President James Donio (left) presents the Presidential Award for Outstanding Executive Achievement to Mike Dungan of Universal Music Group Nashville at the Awards Breakfast on May 17.

Music Biz President James Donio (left) presents the Independent Spirit Award to Terry Currier of Music Millennium at the Awards Breakfast on May 17.

Little Big Town performed a three-song set of “Bring It on Home,” “Girl Crush,” and “The Beginning” at the Awards Breakfast on May 17.

Music Biz President James Donio delivers the annual President’s Address at the Awards Breakfast on May 17.

Music Biz Chairman Fred Beteille of Facebook delivers the annual Chairman’s Message at the Awards Breakfast on May 17.

Mike Dungan of Universal Music Group Nashville accepts the Presidential Award for Outstanding Executive Achievement at the Awards Breakfast on May 17.

Terry Currier of Music Millennium accepts the Independent Spirit Award at the Awards Breakfast on May 17.

Troy Carter of Spotify (left) with Music Biz President James Donio prior to Carter’s keynote conversation with Nate Rau of The Tennessean on May 17.

From left: Nate Rau of The Tennessean, Troy Carter of Spotify, and Music Biz President James Donio prior to Rau and Carter’s keynote conversation on May 17.

Troy Carter of Spotify (pictured) discusses his role at the company in a keynote conversation with The Tennessean’s Nate Rau on May 17.

Nate Rau of The Tennessean (left) conducts a keynote conversation with Troy Carter of Spotify on May 17.

Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town (left) and Kelly Russell Jarrell of Sandbox Entertainment discuss the Fair Child clothing line during the Brand & Strategic Partnership Summit on May 17.

Parul Chokshi of Vevo (second from left) discusses “Branded Artist Content” at the Brand & Strategic Partnership Summit on May 17.

Don Hoffman of Cracker Barrell delivers the cclosing keynote at the Brand & Strategic Partnership Summit on May 17.

Annie Ortmeier of Universal Music Group Nashville discusses the Country Music Association’s (CMA) Forever Country campaign at the Country Music’s Gone Global sessions on May 17.

Brian Kaplan of EM.co discusses the campaign behind Tim McGraw’s single “Humble & Kind” at the Country Music’s Gone Global sessions on May 17.

Akiko Rogers of William Morris Endeavor Entertainment (WME) (center) discusses breaking country star Thomas Rhett internationally during the Country Music’s Gone Global sessions on May 17.

From left: Cody Alan of CMT/iHeartRadio, Kristen Ellis-Henderson of the band Antigone Rising, singer-songwriter Ty Herndon, Zeke Stokes of GLAAD, and Matt Yazge of Nielsen Music speak on the “LGBTQ in the Music Business: Where Is the Representation?” panel on May 17.

From left: Ann Powers of NPR Music leads the Music’s Leading Ladies Speak Out (powered by Nielsen Music) keynote conversation with Julie Greenwald of Atlantic Records, who was joined by superstar singer-songwriter Kelly Clarkson, on May 16. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Music Business Association)

From left: Leslie Fram of CMT, Tracy Gershon of Red Light Management and an independent A&R consultant, Jessica Sobhraj of Cosynd/Women In Music, and Sarah Trahern of the Country Music Association (CMA) speak at the Music’s Leading Ladies Speak Out sessions on May 16.

Julie Greenwald of Atlantic Records (left) and superstar singer-songwriter Kelly Clarkson spoke at the Music’s Leading Ladies Speak Out sessions, powered by Nielsen Music, on May 16. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Music Business Association)

From left: Julie Greenwald of Atlantic Records, Leslie Fram of CMT, Tracy Gershon of Red Light Management and an independent A&R consultant, superstar singer-songwriter Kelly Clarkson, Jessica Sobhraj of Cosynd/Women in Music, Sarah Trahern of the Country Music Association (CMA), and Erin Crawford of Nielsen Music all spoke at the Music’s Leading Ladies Speak Out sessions, powered by Nielsen Music, on May 16. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Music Business Association)

Music Biz President James Donio and Kelly Clarkson at the Music’s Leading Ladies Speak Out sessions on May 16.

Julie Greenwald of Atlantic Records and Music Biz President James Donio at the Music’s Leading Ladies Speak Out sessions on May 16.

Bill Wilson, VP of Digital Strategy & Business Development at Music Biz, kicks off the Fifth Annual Metadata Summit on May 16.

From left: Stan Renard of The University of Texas at San Antonio, Channing Moreland of EVAmore, and Brandon Vondera of Event Escrow speak at the Career Development Workshops on May 16.

Colin Kassekert of Insperity speaks during the Career Development Workshops on May 16.

From left: Fletcher Foster of Iconic Entertainment, Nick Garvin of Fusion Music/Red Light Management, Seth England of Big Loud Mountain, and Jim Lidestri of BuzzAngle Music speak on the “How Artists Are Using Data to Succeed in Business and Connect with Fans” panel on May 16.

The original Alice Cooper band (with surprise guest Alice Cooper himself) accept an Outstanding Achievement Award from Music Biz President James Donio (far left) and Music Biz Vice Chairman Steve Harkins (far right) at the Industry Jam on May 15.

Alice Cooper performs with his original band at the Industry Jam on May 15.

Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals performs at the Industry Jam on May 15.

Glen Campbell’s wife Kimberly Woolen accepts a special award in his honor at the Industry Jam on May 15.

Singer/songwriter Ashley Campbell (pictured) and her brothers Shannon and Cal perform a tribute to their father Glen Campbell at the Industry Jam on May 15.

The Nashville Symphony Quartet (from left: Associate Concertmaster Gerald Greer, Violin; Jung-Min Shin, Violin; Hari Bernstein, Viola; Kevin Bate, Cello) performs at the Industry Jam on May 15.

The Fisk Jubilee Singers perform at the Industry Jam on May 15.

Carl Palmer of Emerson Lake & Palmer performs at the Industry Jam on May 15.

Ben Lawrence of Apple Music speaks at the Apple Music & iTunes Connect Workshop on May 15.

Chris Harrison of the Digital Media Association (DiMA) speaks at the Entertainment & Technology Law Conference on May 15.

Don Nottingham of Straight No Chaser speaks at the Entertainment & Technology Law Conference on May 15.