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Kandi Conda

Kandi Conda

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Entertainment Manager, Marketing/Branding Expert & ConsultantKandi Conda is an Entrepreneur, Hall of Famer, Brand Consultant, 6x Author and Mom Manager of Celebrity Radio Personality, Actress Demi Lobo.Kandi "KC" is also the CEO of KCbizBOSS Entre-Tainment which provides ala-carte B ...
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SHAWNDEL ‘JAZZY’ ROSA

SHAWNDEL ‘JAZZY’ ROSA

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Shawndel “Jazzy” Rosa, is an accomplished performer, manager and artist with over 25+ years of experience in the industry of entertainment. Jazzy is also an accomplished speaker and panelist, having served at countless conferences, educating attendees on the music industry and t ...
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DAVID CHATFIELD

DAVID CHATFIELD

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30 years, and hundreds of deals ago, David Blake Chatfield began his career as an attorney and manager, representing music artists and producers, and motion picture and television writers, producers, actors, and editors.He is currently the CEO of The United Music Group, C & A Management, and Chatfie ...
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BILL DERN

BILL DERN

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BILL DERN – MANAGER TO THE STARSI have been a musician since the age of 3, playing drums, piano, banjo and writing arrangements as well as producing records. /growing up in a suburb of n/y, I worked in jazz clubs and recording studios starting in high school. Always plying, I purs ...
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Lorraine Lewis

LORRAINE LEWIS

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In hopes of fulfilling her musical dreams, Lorraine Lewis moved from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Los Angeles with the perfect vehicle for her boundless energy as the leader & singer of the heavy metal outfit, Femme Fatale. Fueled by Lorraine's megawatt performances, Femme Fatale signed to MCA Records ...
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Roslynn Cobarrubias

Roslynn Cobarrubias Co-founder & CMO mydiveo

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Roslynn Cobarrubias is the co-founder and CMO of mydiveo™. She oversees all marketing & artist initiatives, ensuring that the company’s strategic objectives are met.With nearly two decades of experience in the music industry and social media arena, Roslynn brings deep knowledge ...
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JERROLD THOMPSON

JERROLD THOMPSON

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Since earning his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and breaking into entertainment as an intern at Motown Records in the mid‐90’s, Jerrold Thompson has molded the careers of dozens of the music business’ most elite and talented up‐and‐coming stars. As a manager of produc ...
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Ben Brannen

Ben Brannen

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Ben BrannenPresident & Co-Founder, atVenuAfter playing in bands and finishing college in Seattle, Ben moved to LA to work in music.He landed as an A&R guy/song plugger at BMG Music Publishing where the first song he pitched and placed received a Grammy award nomination.Ben started signing and develo ...
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Leo Corson

LEO CORSON

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Leo Corson has brought world-class international talent to the United StatesLeo Corson has brought world-classinternational talent to the United States to perform exclusive sets. He has beeninvolved in the Southern California EDM scene since 1994. With hisentreprene ...
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BARON KEVYN NELSON

BARON KEVYN NELSON

BARON KEVYN NELSON – Entertainment Finance DirectorIn additional to being one of the top event promoters in the game and a well sought after consultant Mr. Nelson has a background that includes artist development, artist management, label development, radio/retail promotion, financial advisory and ...
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Sayaka Shiomi

Sayaka Shiomi

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Sayaka Shiomi is an International Music & Entertainment business expert, specializing in Japan & Asia; she’s also a Japanese Radio Host, Artist Management exec, Coordinator and Professor of Music business Marketing and Promotion at Japanese Music college. She graduated UCL ...
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Marc Ferrari

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Founder MASTERSOURCEAfter playing in multiple bands with major deals & arena tours (including BON JOVI, KISS, VAN HALEN) MARC FERRARI formed MasterSource, which has become one of the most successful independent music publishing companies in the USA, licensing over 350 songs to film ...
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MILES COPELAND

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MILES COPELAND - BIOOne of the music industry’s most influential figures, Miles Copeland’s career in management stretches back almost 40 years to when he put together a group of go-go dancers in Beirut. In London in the 1970s, he represented Wishbone Ash, Joan Armatrading and al ...
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ROBERTO FISHER

ROBERTO FISHER

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ROBERTO FISHER is a digital media and social media, and enterprise product development veteran known for his deep expertise in and passion about technology, and what it means to our collective future. He is a results-oriented leader who delivers best-of-breed products and services. ...
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JOE SOLO

JOE SOLO

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Joe is the Record Producer who developed Macy Gray and is founder of The Music Success Workshop. Known throughout the industry as a informative and entraining live speaker on a huge range of industry subjects, Joe is currently helping artists become successful though his instructional videos, hands- ...
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damian love

DAMIAN LOVE

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DAMIAN LOVEOriginally from Sacramento, Damian Love, founder of “The Program LA”, a Talent Branding Consultant and Media Strategist, has been getting talent on the right track for years. Mr. Love has a wealth of success to draw upon from a very successful sports & entertainment c ...
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Mike Johns

MIKE JOHNS

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Mike Johns is the Founder and President of Digital Mind State. Digital Mind State is a creative marketing & consultancy agency that specializes in making the iconoclastic the new cool by providing a platform for cutting-edge concepts and theories via our world-class conferences and trade shows in un ...
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JOHN CARLE

JOHN CARLE

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Working in digital video creation as early as 2007, John Carle acts as Director of Network Development at Collective Digital Studio. There he oversees process amongst the 700 content creators as well as works with a number of content creators directly including CinemaSins and XpertThief. ...
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TRICKY STEWART

TRICKY STEWART

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Multiple GRAMMY Winning Hit Producer-Writer**Tricky is a Multi-Grammy Award Winner**Justin Bieber - "Baby"Producer / WriterRhianna - "Umbrella"Producer / WriterBeyoncé - "Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)"Producer / WriterMariah Carey - "Touch My Body" & "Obsessed"Producer / WriterM ...
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Scott Tolleson

SCOTT TOLLESON

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Scott TollesonVideo Producer & Co-Founder of the SteamyintheCity Music CollectiveScott Tolleson is a music video producer and co-founder of the SteamyintheCity Music Collective with his insanely talented photographer wife Kristina. Over the past few years they have collaborated with ...
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Courtney Manlove

Courtney Manlove

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Courtney Manlove - Entertainment Manager & PublicistCourtney is an omni-channel entertainment marketing strategist with experience leading brand growth and business development within music, television, and consumer electronics. She worked on the Beats by Dre marketing team during e ...
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MIKE LANE

MIKE LANE

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Mike Lane is a 30-year entertainment industry veteran who has held key positions at trade publication Radio and Records, and artist management/entertainment consulting firm The Left Bank Organization. He is currently a partner at 4 Entertainment, an international business & marketin ...
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JEFF PONCHICK

Jeff Ponchick

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Jeff Ponchick currently works with Fullscreen's top Edm and Hip-hop talent. YouTube channels include Porter Robinson, Strange Music / Tech N9ne, Mtv's Sway, & Majestic Casual. Prior to Fullscreen Jeff Ponchick is known for building the first processor to crowdsource fan shot con ...
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HASKEL LAVON JACKSON, JR.

Haskel Jackson

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GRAMMY AWARD Winning Producer - WriterHaskel Jackson is a seven time Grammy Nominee, and the Founder/CEO of Haskel Jackson Entertainment, Genesoul Productions, and the Genesoul Music Lab in Hollywood, CA.Haskel Jackson Entertainment Is an Entertainment company that uses a diverse ap ...
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Shannon O'Shea

Shannon O’Shea

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Shannon O'Shea Innovative founding manager of the Grammy nominated GARBAGE and , Shannon O'Shea is also one of the world's first producer managers, whose groundbreaking clients have included Sean Beavan (NIN, MARILYN MANSON, NO DOUBT, SLAYER, CHURCHILL...), Butch Vig (NIRVANA, SMASH ...
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ROB CHRISTIE

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Rob Christie is a two-time Grammy Award winning Music Producer and the Founder - President of A&R for Robo Records (a independent production company & record label, distributed by Universal/Fontana, based in Los Angeles, CA).He is an L.A. native and graduate of Cal State Northridge, with a degree in ...
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Besidone Amoruwa

Besidone Amoruwa

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REVOLT TV : Marketing CoordinatorIt's not easy to maket to millennials while navigating the digital space but BesidoneAmoruwa is experienced in doing so understanding music culture,brandin and strategic planning.She first started in the industryas an intern for aftermath/Intercope R ...
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JUSTIN HUNTE

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JUSTIN HUNTEJustin "The Company Man" Hunte is the Editor-in-Chief of HipHopDX. He was the host of The Company Man Show on PNCRadio.fm and has covered music, politics, and culture for numerous publications. He is currently based in Los Angeles, California. Follow him on Twitter@TheCo ...
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Jazzy Rosa

Shawndel “Jazzy” Rosa

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Shawndel “Jazzy” Rosa, is an accomplished performer, manager and artist with over 20+ years of experience in the industry of entertainment. Jazzy is also an accomplished speaker and panelist, having served at countless conferences, educating attendees on the music industry and t ...
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Mr. Hodges

DARNELL HODGES

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DARNELL HODGES CEO DLH MEDIA GROUPDarnell Hodges has worked with talent on YMCMB, MMG, Def Jam, Universal Music Group, & placed artist/producer songs with B.E.T, MTV, and LionsGate Ent Films. While studying at Columbia College Chicago Mr. Hodges worked with companies such as: Platfo ...
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STEVE RENNIE

Steve Rennie

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Steve Rennie has worked in the music business for over 36 years. He has a broad range of experience as a concert promoter, record executive, internet entrepreneur, and artist manager. He has been deeply involved in the intersection of music and technology since the earliest days of ...
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KANNON ‘CAVIAR’ CROSS

KANNON ‘CAVIAR’ CROSS

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HIT PRODUCER: Cee-Lo/DMX/T.I.+moreIf you have been listening to hip-hop for any period of time chances are you have heard the work of, Kannon "Caviar" Cross aka Cavie. The West Coast, Mega Producer is responsible for some of the hottest hits for a host of the most popular artist in ...
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DARNELL ‘OG CUICIDE’ PRICE

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DARNELL ‘OG CUICIDE’ PRICERecording artist, motivational speaker, mentor and entrepreneur, Darnel “O.G. Cuicide” Price is on a mission to change lives. He is an established Rapper, Publisher of One West Magazine and the creator of One West clothing line. Cuicide is living pr ...
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Matt Squire

Matt Squire

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Multi-Platinum ProducerMatt Squire is an American multi-platinum music producer and writer. He is known for producing power pop, and has a knack for discovering underground bands and helping them refine their sound. Squire works very closely with his bands. He is known as a hands-on ...
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Shaun O'Banion

Shaun O’Banion

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Film / Video Director!Drawn to the business from an early age, Shaun got his first film industry job after reading the infamous tale of Steven Spielberg sneaking onto the Universal Studios lot. At age 17 hewalked through the gate, past the guards and though he didn’t get signed to ...
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EricMcLellan

ERIC McLELLAN

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ERIC McLELLAN –A&R Director: SIRE RECORDSA&R for:Delta Rae, Ewert & The Two Dragons, Cold Fronts.Worked on Born to Kill: WB indie retail compilation.Upcoming projects include Kill It Kid, Ben Fields, Cold Fronts, and Deniro Farrar. Eric McLellan began working in the music industr ...
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CECE SAMMY

CECE SAMMY

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Vocal & Performance Coach | Vocal Producer TV Judge | TV Presenter | Artist DevelopmentOften referred to as "The UK's Vocal Whiz", CeCe Sammy has been a leading vocal and performance coach for some of the biggest names in music. She’s also known for her TV appearances and behind t ...
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ARNOLD ‘Big A’ WHITE

ARNOLD ‘Big A’ WHITE

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DPG RECORDS: VP A&R / PRODUCTIONBigg A has been in the entertainment business for over 20 years. Born in Compton, California, he got under the wings of his childhood friend the late Eazy-E. Bigg A was the owner of Underworld Records & Tapes in the city of Compton. The store ...
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Ryan Perez-Daple

Ryan Perez-Daple

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executive producer As an executive producer for Killer Tracks, a division of Universal Music Publishing Group, Ryan has produced over 100 albums for TV and film licensing from concept to delivery.Ryan has had the pleasure of working with: Shiny Toy Guns, Alex Band (The Calling), Lam ...
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MIKE ROBINSON aka BIG MIKE

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specializes in Artist ManagementMike Robinson aka Big Mike Rob, an executive with more than 20 years experience in the music industry. Big Mike Rob is committed to redefining Artist Development, and its conception came from Mike’s passion for music.Big Mike Rob specializes in Arti ...
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CJ Bruce

CJ Bruce

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CJ Bruce is a Founder and the Managing Director of New Antics, an digital agency focused on video. New Antics has developed interactive video software as well as a YouTube ad targeting tool to monetize video content in a more meaningful way to benefit content creators, consumers and businesses.CJ ha ...
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Gabrielle Kessler

Gabrielle Kessler

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Gabrielle Kessler is the Head of Integrated Marketing for Omnia Media, the largest independent music and gaming-focused YouTube multi-channel network. She works directly with brands to create innovative influencer and branded entertainment campaigns utilizing Omnia Media's expansive network of musi ...
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Joe Marlett

JOE MARLETT

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Producer,Engineer,Mixer and Songwriter Joe Marlett has been making records for over a decade. He first emerged on the scene in San Diego, California, engineering at a local studio working on several records with Blink 182 as well as Switchfoot and Fenix TX. Upon moving to Los Angele ...
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GINO SESTO

GINO SESTO

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Gino Sesto has been in media and music/entertainment for nearly 20 years.Early in his career, he started out at Sony Music working on marketing and co-op with record merchandisers.He later fell in love with working with vendors and negotiating media deals for them. Several agency jobs later, Gino st ...
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BRIAN VIRTUE

BRIAN VIRTUE

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Producer, engineer, and mixer Brian Virtue has been a highlight in the rock world since getting his start in the early 90s, and his since gone on to work on an eclectic set of projects. A Southern California native, he began working in studios soon after graduating high school, quickly building his ...
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Elisa O'keefe

Elisa O’keefe

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Elisa is an Aussie from Melbourne but living in the USA, in Philadelphia. She has built entertainment enterprises under the Melbadelphia™ name and her radio show is heard in both Melbourne and Philadelphia, and around the globe via the Internet. Her shows feature many dynamic artists from the worl ...
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Sonia Rao

Sonia Rao

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A finalist on NBC's The Voice and BMI's Spotlight Indie Artist, Sonia Rao has had her songs featured on MTV, VH1, ABC, and E! Network on such shows as Jersey Shore, The Vineyard, Catfish, and several others. Classically trained on violin and piano, but encouraged to seek a career outside of music, S ...
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Steve Martocci

Steve Martocci

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Co-Founder SPLICESteve Martocci is a co-founder of Splice, a technology platform for music creators which streamlines the fragmented process of creating and sharing music, freeing musicians to spend their time and energy on the creative process. Previously he was a co-founder of Gro ...
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Mike Repel

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Mike Repel is the author of The Music Industry Self Help Guide,a staff writer at DigitalMusicNews.com, and owner of Repel Music Distribution.Mike has a history of working in several genres in Chicago's independent music scenes including Hardcore, Metal, Punk and Rap. As an independe ...
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New Speaker Announcement: Violet Brown

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Violet Brown, veteran industry executive, has signed on to speak at the upcoming IES event on August 7-11 in North Hollywood!Best known throughout the music industry as the Director of Urban Music for two of America’s largest and best known Entertainment retailers. She was the mind behind the purc ...
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