Kiss the Glass Goodbye to highlight women in the media and music industries

Kiss the Glass Goodbye to highlight women in the media and music industries

Kiss the Glass Goodbye: VALE Music Hosts 14th VALE Media Industries Conference at Lebanon Valley College

The 14th annual VALE Media Industries Conference, Kiss the Glass Goodbye, will feature successful women in the media and music industries on Saturday, Nov. 17 at Lebanon Valley College. The conference, organized and run by LVC students, is a great opportunity to make connections, gain knowledge about the evolving media industry from a woman’s perspective, and enjoy a day all about music and media.

Speakers, including LVC alumni, are representing companies that include Big Machine Records (Nashville, Tenn.), Columbia Records (New York City), Shure (Niles, Ill.), New Era Technology (Little Falls, N.J.), Avixa (Fairfax, Va.), Tait Towers (Lititz, Pa.), and JPL Creative (Baltimore, Md.). Panels for the conference range from e-sports, audio visual technology, music recording, and publishing, to music therapy, live performance, STEM, and entertainment law, among many others.

Kristen Merlin, a semifinalist from season six of NBC’s The Voice, is the keynote speaker and headliner for the evening’s entertainment. Since her debut on The Voice, she has shared the stage with national recording stars Shakira and Sugarland. Merlin’s new single is available for pre-order and will be released October 26.

Merlin’s performance at 9 p.m. in Lutz Hall of the Bertha Brossman Blair Music Center highlights VALE Live After Hours performances by a variety of artists. The full schedule is available at

Conference tickets are $10 in advance and $20 at the door and can be purchased online. College students can attend for free if they register in advance online. High school students can also attend the conference free of charge by registering online here.

The VALE Conference is part of VALE Music Group, a student-run LLC that also includes VALE Records, VALE Publishing, and VALE Live. VALE Music Group is a self-supporting organization run by the students at Lebanon Valley College. Donations toward the cost of this year’s conference can be made online.

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