CAA Launches Networking and Development Summit, The Hubb

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College students will learn first-hand from music industry executives in Nashville.

Creative Artists Agency has announced the launch of their networking and development summit for college students called The Hubb. The Hubb is an invitation-only event designed to provide diverse internship- and career-ready college students with the tools and resources needed to successfully enter the music business.  

The Hubb is named after industry icon Barbara “Mother” Hubbard, executive director of the American Collegiate Talent Showcase (ACTS), whose program provides scholarships to students pursuing careers in the performing arts. Kicked off on Oct. 21, The Hubb is hosted at CAA’s Nashville office includes visits to Universal Music Group, Tri Star Sports and Entertainment Group, and BMI to offer students a wide range of career options in the music industry.

“Nashville is a dynamic city with a vibrant music community, making it the ideal setting for us to launch our first music industry-specific career event,” said CAA’s Ruben Garcia in a release. “Much like last year’s Film and Television Careers Summit, our goal is to provide these talented students with interactive and engaging programing that helps them take the first steps toward building a successful career in music, and create networking opportunities with industry leaders who are championing diversity and inclusion within their companies and the industry at large.”

Key executives representing a variety of business sectors, including label operations, business management, A&R, marketing, artist management, touring, and live production will be on hand to educate students on the industry. Recruiters will also host workshops, providing attendees with insights into the tools and skills needed in today’s job market.

Among the participating industry leaders are chairman and CEO of Universal Music Group Mike DunganRob Light, managing partner and head of CAA Music; Travis Myatt, senior director at music publisher Parallel Entertainment; Lou Taylor, CEO of Tri Star Sports and Entertainment Group; plus BMI songwriters/artists Cameron Bedell and Alex Hall, along with producer David Hodges.

Southwest Airlines and Lyft are the official airline and travel partner, respectively, of the event.  Additional sponsors include Concert Ideas, Pretty Polly Productions, How To Concerts, Babco Entertainment LLC, and More Music Group.

In 2005, CAA began recruiting at top-tier colleges and universities, historically black colleges (HBCUs), colleges with high Latino populations, and women’s colleges, resulting in a significant change to the pipeline of entry-level staff hired by CAA, as well as those whose internships translate into jobs across the industry.  Within the past five years, roughly 43% of the interns in CAA’s global internship program have been ethnically diverse and nearly 50% have been women. 


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