The Dreamchasers Conference
Saturday, May 18th 2019
@The COVO Building


Our Speakers


Almost Famous? Not quite!


From being  a multi-instrumentalist in his fathers touring band at age 13 to opening doors of his first business at age 20.


Fred Dickerson Jr. has been a staple in the art world as a Digital Media Specialist, Traveling musician, & Mentor. What once started as a local business in St. Louis has grown into an international traveling Production Company. With travels to over 30 states and 2 countries, FDS has become a known staple world wide. Blessed with the opportunity to work alongside artists such as Dancakes, Pegboard Nerds, Krewella, Big Sean, and many more. Fred Dickerson has also had opportunities to speak at various colleges across the midwest about his journey from dreamer to business owner. Today him and his production team are working on several amazing projects while also spreading the message to chase your dreams!

Creative / Owner of Freddy D'Angelo Studios

Fred Dickeson

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Josh Roa-Martinez is a 13 year veteran of the regional/national touring market as a musician, songwriter, booking agent, front-of-house engineer, tour manager and just about every other role in the music industry. He co-founded The Final Five Agency to help emerging artists better understand the economics of the local, regional and national touring scenes. Through songwriting, management and a newly launched digital marketing division, TFFA strives to further artist development in ways widely under-utilized by the traditional “label” business model. 

               Product Manager

Josh Roa Martinez


For more than a decade, Kevin W. Gates has been a fixture in the music industry as a producer, engineer, songwriter, musician, and branding/marketing consultant. As the founder of REACH Audio, he has amassed more than 3,300 production credits, 2 RIAA Certified Gold Records, and more than 3.5 million singles sold working with artists like Never Shout Never, The Ready Set, Romance On A Rocketship, and Plug In Stereo.-- 

Gold Record Music Producer / Engenieer

Kevin W. Gates


Jake Turner is a Singer/Songwriter/Entertainment Consultant that has worked on a number of projects throughout the entertainment industry. He has worked alongside many industry professionals, including artists from Universal Republic, Island Def Jam, Beluga Heights and multiple independent acts, as well as Gold and Platinum status Producers and Songwriters. Jake started his music career at a young age and was grabbing attention across the country at the age of 17 after taking first place in the National Fine Arts competition held in Washington DC in 2003. In 2005, he went on to be one of the founding members of the Pop/Rock group A Day Away, noted for their success on MySpace and topping the charts as one of the top unsigned bands in the country. After having a successful independent run with the group, Jake decided to step out of the spotlight and focus more on the behind-the-scenes part of the entertainment industry. Jake spends most of his time working with his writing team and new clients from all over the globe.

     Artist Manager / Song Writer

Jake Turner

Conference Topics

- Identifying the nature of your skill set (i.e. what makes your work unique)


- Using empathy to effectively sell what you have to offer to prospective clients.


- Gaining clients' trust and building long-term, mutually beneficial relationships


- Identifying personality types and using that information to communicate ideas/creative vision effectively.


- Maintaining morale


- Determining what personality types will respond well to different types of motivational techniques/criticisms to achieve the best performance.







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