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What to Do When Your Artist is Addicted

This panel will discuss effective interventions and strategies when dealing with someone who is addicted.



MODERATOR Harold Owens Sr Dir MusiCares Foundation

HAROLD OWENS is the Addiction Recovery Specialist for the MusicCares Foundation which is the Health and Human Services arm of NARAS (National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences). The primary mission of MusiCares is to insure that the recording industry has a place to turn in times of need. Prior to MusiCares, Mr. Owens was the Program Director at the Exodus Recovery Center in Marina Del Rey, CA.

Michael Des Barres Desbarres Productions

This guy has had more experience than Sinatra in a Vegas whorehouse. From appearing in "To Sir, With Love" with Sidney Poitier to creating Glam-cult superstar band SILVERHEAD to marrying the worlds most famous groupie, Miss "I'm with the Band" Pamela to fronting classic hard rock band DETECTIVE produced by Jimmy Page on Led Zeppelin's Swansong lable to performing in Live Aid with Duran Duran offshoot POWERSTATION to appearing in 100 hours of American television, 40 movies to writing the international smash and 80s anthem "Obsession" recorded by ANIMOTION. MICHAEL DES BARRES has now created FREE LOVE FOUNDATION, the world's first glam, R&B band.

Bob Forrest N/A

Amy Blackman Mgr Cookman


Friday March 18



Austin Convention Center

Room 16A

500 E Cesar Chavez St




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