Bandier Program

Soyars Leadership Lecture Series: Music industry panel

Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017
6:30–7:50 p.m.
Whitman School of Management, 007

Presented by the David M. Rezak Lecture Series

Andrew Beyda ’11, director of business & legal affairs, Universal Music Publishing Group

Beyda negotiates and drafts co-publishing, administration, talent finder and purchase agreements with songwriters and producers. He also oversees all pre-litigation matters at Universal, including inbound and outbound claims of unauthorized sampling, breach of contract, copyright infringement and authorship split disputes. Further, Beyda serves as primary counsel for Universal Publishing Production Music, the global leader in music crafted specifically for media use. He also provides guidance on statutory terminations of transfer pursuant to the 1976 Copyright Act, including evaluating purported notices of termination for effectiveness. Beyda earned his Juris Doctor from The George Washington University Law School in 2014, and a Dual Bachelor of Science in the Music & Entertainment Industry from the Bandier Program, and Television/Radio/Film from the Newhouse School, at Syracuse University in 2011, where he was honored as a VPA & Newhouse Scholar (dual-valedictorian).

Gabz Landman ’12, A&R director, Artist Publishing Group

While a student at Syracuse University, Landman was involved with University Union and interned at Billboard, Madison Square Garden and Live Nation. Upon graduation, she began her A&R career at Sony/ATV Music Publishing UK. In 2013, she joined TaP Management as an in-house A&R and manager, where she developed talent such as Dua Lipa, Charlotte OC, and Andrew Jackson. Landman became director of A&R for Artist Publishing Group in 2016. There she has signed writers and set them up with collaborations including One Republic, The Chainsmokers, Ellie Goulding, Kelly Clarkson and more. She is also developing new talent such as Molly Kate Kestner and Plested. Landman is an active member of the Bandier Program Alumni Board.

Margaret Tomlin ’14, A&R manager, Sony Music Nashville

Tomlin is a graduate of Syracuse University's Bandier Program for Music Business and the Entertainment Industries. During college, she interned at The Belly Up Tavern in San Diego and Sony/ATV UK in London, before finding her passion in country music. She finished her final semester in Nashville, interning at Big Yellow Dog and Sony/ATV Music Publishing Nashville. Upon graduation, she accepted a position as catalog assistant at BMG. In 2015, she transitioned to Sony Music Nashville where she now serves as A&R manager. In her current role, she scouts and develops new artists for the Sony roster and supports the A&R process for current Sony Nashville artists, including Miranda Lambert, Kenny Cheney, Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Maren Morris and Kane Brown, among others.

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