CAA Brings The HUBB Professional Development Summit Back To Nashville

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CAA’s networking and professional development summit, The HUBB, returns in-person for its third edition Sept. 24-26 at the agency’s Nashville office. Designed to provide diverse internship- and career-ready college students with the tools and resources needed to successfully enter the music business, The HUBB will kick off in a big way with Soulcare Chat, a Q&A experience with superstar Alica Keys.

During the summit, more than 30 college students will have the opportunity to interact with seasoned music executives, engage in professional development workshops, and gain further insight into how to jumpstart their careers within the industry.

Participants will also have the opportunity to visit leading companies and meet with key executives from CAA, Columbia Records, BMG, Motown/Quality Control Entertainment, Kobalt Music, Nixon Peabody, Flood Bumstead McCready & McCarthy, and Amazon Music, among others. 

They will leave with a deeper understanding of varied sectors of the business, including label operations, business management, A&R, marketing, artist management, touring, and live production. Recruiters will also host workshops, providing attendees with insights into the tools and skills needed in today’s job market.

The HUBB is named in honor of 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, whether on-stage or behind the scenes. 

“We launched The HUBB four years ago because we saw two things – there wasn’t a robust student conference that covered all aspects of music, and there was a lack of BIPOC and LGBTQ+ representation on teams in the industry,” said HUBB co-creators and CAA music agents Sabrina Butera and Meredith Jones.

 “As Nashville continues to be a breeding ground for a range of musical genres, we want to not only educate, but create networking opportunities for diverse college students who are eager to break into the industry.”