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Cardinal Newman student joins panel at California Copyright Conference

“Rewind” may be the title of her new release, but Neena Rose’s music career is all “fast forward.”

Rose, known by her Cardinal Newman Catholic Secondary School classmates as Selena Rosatone, has been writing and performing music since the age of 12. The singer-songwriter, whose single “Rewind” is currently streaming on Spotify, has been invited to speak at this year’s California Copyright Conference in Los Angeles on March 19th as part of the “Young Guns – Innovative and Thriving in the New World Music Order” event. Moderated by Heavy Harmony Music’s Rhonda Bedikian, Rose will join the panel-led discussion alongside Defend Music A&R executive Greg Katz and artist, composer and producer NoMBe.

“This event gives emerging artists an opportunity to discuss making it in today’s market and our views on the music industry,” shared Rose on Twitter. “I am so honoured to be the youngest female Canadian asked to be a part of this panel and can’t wait to discuss some important matters with my fellow panelists.”

A grade 11 student at Cardinal Newman, Rose was co-writer of last year's “Eco Revolution,” a rap song featured in the school’s OCSTA-sponsored short video contest submission on the theme Stewards of Creation.

“She is very talented and determined while maintaining such a mature and humble outlook on all she works towards in her musical career and life,” said Teacher Claudia Sambuco, who worked with Rose on the video.

Get a preview of Rose’s “Rewind” at