34th Annual Administrators of Gospel Music Conference
Nashville, TN - October 13th, 2016

The Administrators of Gospel Music fosters standards of excellence in Christian music publishing and administration through education, professional relationships, and the sharing of information.

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The Administrators of Gospel Music (AGM) held it’s first conference in 1982 at the Shoney’s Inn in Nashville. The idea to organize a group of gospel administrators is attributed to Helen Pool of Singspiration Music and Waverly Conlan of Word Music. The organization was born out of necessity to help its members solve common problems in the music publishing industry and to build a network of community within the gospel music genre. The organization focused on areas of licensing, performing rights, television rights, and copyright law. The first meeting was held for two days with approximately 17 representatives from companies like Benson Company, Sparrow Records, The Baptist Sunday School Board, Cherry Lane Music, Maranatha! Music, Dawn Treader, Straightway Music, Word, Singspiration Music, Lorenz Creative Services, and Triune Music, and Purifoy Publishing.

Since the first AGM meeting in 1982, AGM has grown to a group of approximately 60 -80 gospel music administrators from around the world. In addition to providing important networking opportunities to its members, AGM continues to keep its members apprised of changes in the music industry. The once a year conference is packed full of topics that educate its members so they can continue to provide excellent music publishing administration services.

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Linda Bloss-Baum Final_Edited

Linda Bloss-Baum

Senior Director, Artist and Industry Relations at SoundExchange

Linda Bloss-Baum comes to SoundExchange with over 20 years of experience in the entertainment and technology related industries. She began her career in Washington DC at the Business Software Alliance while attending Catholic Law School in the evenings. After four years as Counsel for the powerful House Energy and ...
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James Duffett-Smith

James Duffett-Smith

Global Head of Publisher Relations at Spotify

James is a senior executive at Spotify, and is responsible for Spotify’s global relationships with music publishers and songwriters. Based in New York, James has worked for over a decade as a lawyer in London, UK, in private practice and in-house at Fox Interactive Media/MySpace and Spotify. James joined ...
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Amelia Wang

Amelia Wang

VP, Government Affairs & Industry Relations

Amelia Wang joined NMPA in 2015. In addition to serving as a key member of its advocacy team, Amelia manages NMPA’s political action committee (NMPAC). Prior to joining NMPA, Wang was chief of staff to Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-Calif.) for five years and previously worked for Rep. Grace Napolitano (D-Calif.) as ...
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