Peter Shapiro, left, and John Popper.

Industry Profile: Peter Shapiro

— By Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen

Peter Shapiro is a 31-year-old independent filmmaker, whose Ideal Entertainment, co-owned with his brother Jon, has made numerous music-related films. He might be best known though, for being the last owner of Wetlands Preserve, a popular music club in New York City that was the devoted home for jam bands before the jam band explosion. He also founded the Jammy Awards four years ago.

By his senior year as a film student at Northwestern University, Peter had produced two documentary films on The Grateful Dead, for which he traveled across America with the band's nomadic "Deadhead" fans and spent extensive time interviewing 1960's luminaries such as Timothy Leary and Ken Kesey. One of the films, "Tie-Died", premiered at the 1995 Sundance Film Festival and was exhibited theatrically in over 200 movie theaters. Following his college graduation, Peter directed the award-winning short film "American Road," which premiered at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival. The film, which features imagery from every state in America set to an instrumental score by the band Phish, has been broadcast on MSNBC, Sundance Channel and the Travel Channel.

In 1997, soon after returning to his native New York, Peter acquired the venerable rock club Wetlands' Preserve, located in Tribeca. As the 24 year-old owner of one of the nation's most influential venues for emerging musicians (Oasis, Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band, Rage Against The Machine, The Wallflowers, and Incubus all performed their first NYC gigs at Wetlands), Peter was featured on CNN, NPR, New York Magazine, Crain's and the New York Observer.

Peter was lauded for his work improving Wetlands' relations with Tribeca's growing residential community. The Tribeca Tribune described his work with the club's residential neighbors as "a stunningly successful coup." Within his first year of owning Wetlands, he was elected secretary of the New York Nightlife Association's Board of Directors, and Wetlands was named New York City's "Best Rock Club" by the New York Press. The New York Times described Wetlands under Peter's ownership as "New York's friendliest nightclub" and Rolling Stone magazine called Wetlands a "landmark rock club". The Times described the club's forced closing on September 11, 2001 as a "major loss for music lovers." After Wetlands' closing, a 1967 Volkswagen mini-bus that had been parked inside Wetlands since 1989 and was an icon of the club, was entered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, where it currently sits in the museum's entrance. Peter is currently producing a documentary film on Wetlands with RES Media, the widely acclaimed digital filmmaking organization.

In 1999, Peter embarked on a project that melded his interest in film and music. In partnership with his Los Angeles-based brother, Jon Shapiro, he produced and served as music director of the critically acclaimed IMAX concert film "All Access." The film featured unique collaborations of musicians chosen by Peter, including Dave Matthews Band with Al Green, Mary J. Blige with George Clinton, B.B. King with The Roots and Trey Anastasio of Phish, as well as performances by Sheryl Crow, Moby, Kid Rock, Macy Gray, Sting and Santana. Stephen Holden of The New York Times called "All Access" an "exceptional concert film," and Ebert and Roeper gave the film "two thumbs up."

In 2000, Shapiro created and served as executive producer and musical director of an awards show celebrating the best in live, improvisational music. Now in its fourth year, "The Jammy Awards" have become a major national event for the burgeoning jam band music scene and has been favorably reviewed in Entertainment Weekly, Spin, Variety and Billboard for its unique cross-genre collaborations. Jammy performers have included Steve Winwood, Bob Weir of The Grateful Dead, John Mayer, the Allman Brothers Band, B52's, John Popper, Blind Boys of Alabama, John Scofield, the Meters, Black Crowes, Dr. John, The Roots, and many others. The New York Times described the collaborations organized by Peter at the Jammys as "canny programming."

In 2001, Sheryl Crow's management asked Peter to produce and promote a series of four intimate concerts at the club Shine in Lower Manhattan. Guest performers at these shows included Keith Richards, Stevie Nicks, Mike Mills and Steve Earle. In 2002, Peter was asked by Chick Corea to executive produce a three-week retrospective of the jazz legend's career at the Blue Note in New York. A resulting album, which features Corea performing with a "who's who" of contemporary jazz, was released in April 2003 on Concord and Universal Records. The concerts also were the subject of a nine episode TV series on the high definition cable channel, HDNET, and a two-hour documentary film on Corea will be released in 2004. The album received the most Grammy nominations (three) of any jazz album released in 2003.

Peter is currently serving as producer of a 3D IMAX film on the National Football League, produced in partnership with NFL Films. He is executive producer (with Russell Simmons) of "Bring The Noise," a five-part documentary series to air on VH1 in October 2004 that examines the extraordinary evolution of hip-hop from a small musical niche to global cultural force. Peter also served as executive producer of a DVD and TV special featuring Sheryl Crow, filmed in July 2003, and was executive producer of a TV special produced for PBS in October 2003 featuring rock and roll pioneer Dion. He is also developing the television series, "Live From Central Park SummerStage," scheduled to be filmed this summer for broadcast on ABC's New York affiliate WABC. He served as a consultant on reggae legend Toots and The Maytals' "True Love" album, which features collaborations with Toots and Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Willie Nelson, No Doubt, Ben Harper, and others.

Peter is a member of the Arts Committee of the City Parks Foundation's Board of Directors, which oversees all music performances in New York City's parks, is co-founder of the environmental consulting firm GreenOrder, and is co-owner of The Slipper Room, a lounge and performance space on NYC's Lower East Side.

Peter is married to Rebecca Shapiro, a music publicist at Shorefire Media in Brooklyn.

What led you to buy Wetlands Preserve having never been in the music business before?
The opportunity to own a venue like Wetlands was a once in a lifetime opportunity so I just went for it. Wetlands had already established itself with enormous credibility and reputation so to be able to take it over at such an early stage in my career was a no brainer. Also the previous owner, Larry Bloch, made it financially possible for me to purchase the club, which helped put it over the top.

When you bought Wetlands Preserve with its environmental stipulations, how did this affect your running the club?
I had to agree to run the operations of the club in an environmentally friendly manner in every way possible, from recycled toilet paper and towels to rounding a full-time environmental center. While I wasn't attuned to environmental issues before acquiring Wetlands, I agreed to the stipulations and followed them, as they were the core of what the club was about. If we lost that credibility, Wetlands wouldn't have the reputation it has today.

Were you aware that the building was going to be converted into condos when you bought the club?
One reason why I was able to buy the club in the first place was that most people knew that when Wetlands' lease was to expire in 2001, that the Tribeca neighborhood the club was located in was very likely to be going through a gentrification where high end lofts were replacing old manufacturing buildings. The whole area that Wetlands was located in is currently home to some of the most expensive residential lofts/apartments in New York City. Plain and simple, Wetlands was a classic victim of gentrification. The people buying million-plus apartments didn't want a rock club downstairs.

When Wetlands closed, you said you were looking for a new space.
After looking at potential spaces and really giving it some thought, I came to the conclusion that it would be very difficult to re-create Wetlands. The club had a very unique vibe and energy to it, and a lot of that came from the space. It's not something where you can just find an empty space, paint it brown and green, put in a stage and say, "Here's Wetlands #2". Sometimes a good thing shouldn't be messed with. So I have no intention of doing another Wetlands.

Why have you gotten back into the club business?
I haven't really. Wetlands, which was a live music venue, and Slipper Room, which is a Lower East Side lounge, are like earth and Mars. Although the Slipper Room occasionally hosts music performances, it's primarily a lounge. Most know for its campy burlesque performances on weekends.

Why did you create the Jammy Awards?
There was a need for an awards show that celebrated music that isn't 4:30 in length and on the radio.

How did you feel at being the promoter at the recent Jammy Awards ceremony at the Theater at Madison Square Garden?
To see the Jammys grow from Irving Plaza to the Theater at Madison Square Garden has been a pretty gratifying experience, but there are pros and cons with everything. At Wetlands and Irving, we could let the jams flow all night long. In fact, at Wetlands we often let shows go until dawn, but when you're in bigger rooms, schedules get tighter and nerves get more intense.

What makes a good concert film?
A film that brings the audience into the experience and breaks boundaries down.

Why did you do All Access in the IMAX format?
The whole goal with All Access was to utilize the best film and audio formats in the world with the best live music performers. So it was about the format from the beginning. A DVD should be out around Christmas this year. I'm most excited about All Access being released as a high definition DVD when that technology becomes available in a couple of years. IMAX 1570 film stock transferred to high definition video creates the highest quality HD image possible so that will be an exciting moment.

First concert attended
Madonna's Like a Virgin tour at Madison Square Garden in 1984.

First concert worked
Bob Dylan in Evanston, Ill., in 1991, as a production assistant (film).

First industry job
Owning Wetlands.

Favorite rock movie
All Acess in IMAX, but I'm biased.

Career highlights
Watching Jammys grow from something people laughed at into something people want to be a part of.

Career disappointments
When the last couple of shows at Wetlands before its closing had to be cancelled due to September 11 and Wetlands' proximity to it. The building was later converted to condos.

Greatest challenge
Taking over Wetlands at 24 years old with no experience in the nightclub/music business.

Best business decision
Buying Wetlands. Owning Wetlands has opened my career to many opportunities that I don't think I would've had if I didn't own the club.

Best advice you received
From Larry Bloch, founder of Wetlands, "Listen to and trust yourself and your instincts."

Best advice to offer
The more you practice the luckier you get.

Most memorable industry experience
The night Bob Weir played Wetlands with Hanson sitting in. I organized it and while most people doubted it would work, it did.

What friends would be surprised to learn about you
My friends know not to be surprised by what I do.

Industry pet peeve
The small margins in the live music business.

Office paraphernalia
A Jammy award sits on my shelf.

If I wasn't doing this, I would be...
..not doing what I love.

Industry mentor
Chris Blackwell.

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Justine Liddelow, Stage and Screen Travel Services 08/31/11
Larry Lieberman, 4EverWild 03/28/03
Marc Lipkin, Alligator Records 03/05/05
Tommy LiPuma (Part 1), Verve Records 11/08/10
Tommy LiPuma (Part 2), Verve Records 11/15/10
Alexander Ljung, SoundCloud 10/04/10
Andy Lo Russo, The Singing Chef 12/16/05
Phil Lobel, Lobeline Communications 08/13/04
Paul Lohr, New Frontier Touring 01/21/05
Paul Lohr, New Frontier Touring 05/17/10
Julie Lokin, New Audiences 03/23/01
Dave Lory, Artemis Records 03/30/02
Max Loubiere, Tour Director 04/11/12
Mark Lourie, Skyline Music 03/08/02
Dave Lucas, Live-360 04/28/06
Joe Lucchese, EventJoe 02/23/07
Kevin Lyman, 4 fini 03/30/01
Kevin Lyman, Vans Warped Tour 05/23/12
Bubba Mac, 09/14/07
David Macias, Emergent Music Marketing 06/17/05
Kristen Madsen, Grammy Foundation and MusiCares 11/22/10
Larry Magid, Larry Magid Entertainment 05/04/10
Peter Malkin, PM Management 02/07/03
Toby Mamis, Alive Enterprises 02/12/01
Tasea Margeolas, Multi Entertainment 06/23/06
Tony Margherita, dBpm Records 09/06/11
Bob Roux & Mark Campana, Live Nation 12/20/11
Lee Marshall, Magic Arts & Entertainment 09/13/02
Zach Martin, Radio Producer at New York's WAXQ-FM 08/30/02
Mario Martin, Gorgeous PR 04/27/07
Molly Martinez, Ticket Summit 2008 05/23/08
Paul Mascioli, Mascioli Entertainment 01/14/05
Michael Maska, Big Hassle 01/28/05
Ted Mason, Mi-5 Recordings 11/16/01
Steve Masur, Masur & Associates, LLC 11/21/03
Pam Matthews, The Ryman Auditorium 04/08/05
Terry McBride, Nettwerk Music Group 03/01/10
Michael McCarty, ole 06/20/11
Jim McDonald, McDonald Group 12/19/03
Virginia McEnerney, HeadCount 11/26/07
Doc McGhee, McGhee Entertainment 06/14/10
Camilla McGuinn, Tour Manager 08/24/07
Andy McLean, North By Northeast (NXNE) 04/01/05
Dennis McNally, Grateful Dead historian/publicist 09/06/02
Garry McQuinn, Back Row Productions 06/14/11
Ruthann McTyre, The Rita Benton Music Library; and president of the Music Library Association 08/31/10
Dick McVey, Musician's Referral Service 10/27/07
John Meglen, Concerts West/AEG Live 02/21/13
Dan Melnick, Festival Productions, Inc. 02/22/02
André Ménard, Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 06/12/09
Bob Merlis, Merlis For Hire/Memphis International Records 01/16/04
Doug Merrick, Cumberland Talent Agency and Merrick Music Group 07/21/06
Louis Messina, The Messina Group 10/22/04
Louis Messina, The Messina Group/AEG Live 07/17/09
Louis Jay Meyers, North American Folk Music and Dance Alliance 03/30/07
Louis Jay Meyers, Folk Alliance International 01/23/09
Todd Miller, House Of Blues - New Orleans 11/14/03
Jeff Miller, Fantasma Productions 03/16/07
Ben Miller, Rock Ridge Music 11/02/07
J. B. Miller, Empire Entertainment 08/22/08
Richard Mills, S.L. Feldman 11/02/09
Linda Moran, Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) 04/05/09
Jesse Morreale, Nobody In Particular Presents (NIPP) 09/20/02
Chuck Morris, Live Rocky Mountains 09/28/09
Mo Morrison, Independent production 05/24/02
Nick Moss, Blue Bella Records 11/30/07
Jim Musselman, Appleseed Recordings 04/14/06
Marc Nathan, Flagship Records 07/01/05
David Neilon, Rising Star Promotions 11/30/01
Don Neuen, Star Coaches Inc. 10/10/12
Dennis Newhall, DIG Music 10/07/05
John Nittolo, John Nittolo Productions 04/13/07
Ian Noble, Metropolitan Talent 05/23/03
Josh Norek, JN Media, LLC 07/05/02
David Norman, Tour Manager 04/20/07
Mimi Northcott, Canadian Recording Services (CRS) 04/11/08
Bill Nowlin, Rounder Records 01/05/07
John Nugent, NY JAM Inc. 11/08/02
Andy Nulman, Just For Laughs 11/20/13
Sal Nunziato, NYCD 06/01/01
Bob O'Neal, Ryman Auditorium 06/28/02
Andrea Orbeck, Prehab Health and Fitness 03/15/10
Heather Orser, Toad's Place 01/29/01
Janet Oseroff, MultiMediaProperties 11/18/05
Marc Ostrow, Boosey & Hawkes 12/05/08
Riley O’Connor, Live Nation Canada 07/24/09
Jeremy Palmer, Buddy Lee Attractions 11/02/01
John Palmer, Megawave Records 08/31/07
Panos Panay, Sonicbids 12/23/05
Julien Paquin, Paquin Artists Agency 04/30/14
Crispin Parry, British Underground 02/24/08
Donald Passman, Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown 04/09/10
Bruce Patron, Overland Entertainment 07/28/06
Alexandra Patsavas, Chop Shop Music 09/27/11
Cheryl Pawelski, Omnivore Entertainment Group 09/26/13
Kerry Peace, Alligator Records 08/18/06
Eric Peltoniemi, Red House Records 12/14/09
Scott Perry, Sperry Media 03/11/05
Lawrence Peryer, Jr., 23 Omnimedia 11/07/08
John Peters, MassConcerts 06/07/11
Holger Petersen, Stony Plain Records 04/15/05
Jon Phillips, Silverback Professional Artist Mgmt/Controlled Substance Sound 08/29/08
Vince Pileggi, Music Inc./Music Inc. Sounds 12/01/06
Eric Pirritt, Endit! Presents / The Fox Theatre 10/17/03
Neil Portnow, The Recording Academy 02/08/11
Louis Posen, Hopeless Records 04/04/11
Stephen Posen, Estate of Glenn Gould 01/23/13
Nadia Prescher, Madison House 06/20/03
Jeff Price, TuneCore 02/28/11
Tom Principato, Powerhouse Records 02/01/08
Roger Probert, Core Records 12/08/06
John "Grinder" Procaccini, JP Squared (JP2) 01/17/03
Mark Pucci, Independent Music Publicist 09/09/05
David Pullman, The Pullman Group 11/03/00
Rod Quinton, Saigon Sound System 04/18/11
Dolphus Ramseur, Ramseur Records 10/19/07
Jack Randall, Ted Kurland Associates 04/05/02
Debra Rathwell, AEG Live 05/03/13
Jeff Ravitz, Visual Terrain 02/08/08
Rich Rees, M.P.I. Talent Agency 09/19/08
John Reese, Freeze Artist Management 08/01/08
Bill Reeves, WRIII, Inc. 10/20/06
Stephen Rehage, Rehage Entertainment 07/30/04
Lisa Reiss, Pearl Productions 08/17/07
Salaam Remi, Composer, producer, musician and label executive. 01/08/14
David Renzer, Universal Music Publishing Group 08/23/09
Alison Richard, Universal Orlando Resort 05/06/05
Kelli Richards, The All Access Group 02/07/12
Gary Richards, HARD Events 08/29/13
Sam Righi, Waterfront Entertainment Group 05/30/03
Jon Rinaldo, Joker Productions 01/02/04
Geary Rindels, Geary Rindels Enterprises, Inc. 12/05/03
Doreen Ringer Ross, BMI 01/18/08
Lisette Rioux, Island Def Jam Music Group 05/16/03
Dave Roberge, Everfine Records & Everfine Artist Management 12/03/04
Sandy Roberton, Worlds End Producer Management 02/20/09
Ty Roberts, Gracenote 01/31/12
Bill Rogers, BRE Presents 07/13/07
Ian Rogers, Topspin Media 06/01/10
Benji Rogers, PledgeMusic 12/19/13
Dave Rose, Deep South Entertainment 09/15/06
Eric Rosen, Ronald S. Bienstock & Associates 05/25/01
Stuart Ross, The Ross Group 02/23/01
David Ross, President IAAM; Director, Show Me Center 09/23/05
Bobby Rossi, Ruth Eckerd Hall 02/28/03
Michael Rothschild, Landslide Records 04/29/05
Robert Rowland, Red Entertainment 06/13/08
Bill Royston, Mt. Hood Jazz Festival 03/07/03
John Rudolph, Bug Music 05/24/10
Elizabeth Rush, E.R.A. / Elizabeth Rush Agency 08/20/04
Aran Rush, Expo and Foro Imperial 02/16/07
Maurice Russell, Harry Fox Agency 10/21/05
Barron Ruth, Skyline Music 02/14/03
Andrea Sabata, Skyline Music 01/07/05
Numa Saisselin, Count Basie Theatre, Inc. 02/04/05
Ron Sakamoto, Gold & Gold Productions 01/16/10
David Salidor, dis Company 07/20/07
Shaw Saltzberg, S. L. Feldman and Associates 06/21/10
Bruce Allen & Sam Feldman, A&F Music 12/19/08
Mark Samuels, Basin Street Records 06/11/04
Tamara Saviano, American Roots Publishing 07/22/05
Michael Scafuto, Mountain High Entertainment 12/07/01
Steve Schankman, Contemporary Productions 12/21/01
Steve Scharf, Carlin America 10/11/02
John Scher, Metropolitan Talent 11/21/08
Al Schmitt, Producer/Engineer 02/13/10
Bobby Schneider, Tour Coordinator, Third Eye Blind 01/31/03
Jake Schneider, Madison House 04/02/14
Steven Schnur, EA Music Group 07/03/13
Elaine Schock, Shock Ink 02/19/10
Stacy Schott, Mad Booking and Events 08/22/03
Daylle Schwartz, Revenge Productions 08/19/05
Dean Sciarra, ItsAboutMusic.com 11/26/04
Jay Sendyk, Sendyk, Leonard & Company, Inc. 05/03/02
Peter Shapiro, Ideal Entertainment 04/16/04
Seth Sheck, Access Pass & Design 01/03/03
Jay Sieleman, The Blues Foundation 07/18/03
Anya Siglin, The Ark 03/05/10
Bill Silva, Bill Silva Entertainment 10/19/10
Tom Silverman, Tommy Boy Entertainment 03/06/12
Steve Simon, Clear Channel Communications 05/14/04
Ralph Simon, Live Earth 07/06/07
Ralph Simon, Mobilium 04/12/11
Michael Simon, The Harry Fox Agency 08/14/13
Ron Simpson, RCS Productions 01/11/08
John Simson, SoundExchange 07/15/05
Dion Singer, Warner Bros. 12/07/09
Gram Slaton, The Community Arts Center 02/25/05
Owen Sloane, Gladstone Michel Weisberg Willner & Sloane 10/11/10
Peter Smidt, Eurosonic Noorderslag & manager Buma Cultuur 07/17/13
Mike Snider, Paradigm Talent Agency Nashville 05/17/11
Andrew Snowhite, Musictoday 05/04/01
Bruce Solar, The Agency Group 05/14/14
Michael Solomon, Brick Wall Management 05/25/07
Mark Sonder, Mark Sonder Productions 07/25/08
Steve Sonnier, UIC Pavilion at the University of Illinois, Chicago 09/03/04
Kathy Spanberger, peermusic 06/20/12
Carolyn Specht, CIE USA Entertainment Inc. and OCESA PRESENTS Inc. 03/26/04
David Spelman, New York Guitar Festival 10/01/04
Jason Spiewak, Rock Ridge Music 04/07/06
Dan Steinberg, Square Peg Concerts 11/29/12
Dan Steinberg, Square Peg Concerts 02/18/05
Jeremy Stephan, Ventures, LLC 04/23/04
Walter Stewart, Mars Talent Agency 02/21/03
Gail Stocker, Gail Stocker Presents 11/12/04
Jon Stoll, Fantasma Productions 10/13/00
Jesse Stoll, AEG 06/27/09
Henry Stone, Henry Stone Music 06/24/05
Jason Stone, Live Nation New York 03/31/06
Howard Stovall, Resource Entertainment Group 05/28/04
Cameron Strang, New West Records 10/18/02
Don Strasburg, AEG Live Rocky Mountains 02/27/09
Barbara Strauss, Sovereign Ventures 05/12/06
Richard Stumpf, Cherry Lane Publishing 08/07/06
Patrick Sullivan, RightsFlow 10/25/11
Bernie Swain & Harry Rhodes, Jr., Washington Speakers Bureau 12/07/00
Dean Swett, Paramour Group 06/14/02
Jake Szufnarowski, Rocks Off 05/02/08
Marc Tanner, Chime Entertainment 12/22/06
Donald Tarlton, The Donald K Donald Group 04/12/02
Tess Taylor, Los Angeles Music Network 08/09/02
Race Taylor, WPLJ - New York 10/27/06
Race Taylor, WPLJ - New York 10/27/06
Chris Taylor, Taylor 03/15/09
Peter Tempkins, DeWitt Stern Group 03/16/01
Peter Tempkins, Momentous Insurance Brokerage 03/27/09
Lisa Tenner, Tenner & Associates (EAT'M) 08/06/01
Jeremy Tepper, Diesel Only Records 10/10/03
Allan Tepper, Bicycle Music Company 09/28/07
Martin Terefe, Kensaltown Studios 05/31/11
Milun Tesovic, MetroLeap Media 10/18/09
Jerry Thompson, Promoter Line Inc. 03/05/04
Jose Tillan, MTV Networks Latin America 12/02/05
Jon Tiven, Hormone Studios 08/05/05
John "J.T." Toomey, 25/8 Management 11/15/11
Livia Tortella, Warner Bros. Records 01/10/12
Phil Tripp, IMMEDIA! 01/19/06
Claudio Trotta, Barley Arts Promotion 11/26/01
Chris Tsakalakis, StubHub 01/11/10
Ben Turner, Graphite Media 05/10/10
Steve Vai, Favored Nations Entertainment 04/26/02
John Valentino, Fantasma Productions 04/18/03
John Valentino, AEG Live SE 11/01/10
Don Van Cleave, Coalition of Independent Music Stores 04/09/04
Casey Verbeck, Partners in Music 06/06/03
David "Boche" Viecelli, The Billions Corporation 04/18/10
Ray Waddell, Billboard Magazine 08/27/04
Rob Waggener, Foundations Recovery Network 03/07/11
Jim Walczak, Racine Civic Centre 06/03/05
Jeff Walker, The AristoMedia Group 08/16/10
Carla Wallace, Big Yellow Dog Music 11/04/05
Russell Wallach, Live Nation Network 03/20/12
Steve Walter, The Cutting Room 10/24/08
Neil Warnock, The Agency Group 05/02/09
Diane Warren, Realsongs 08/14/09
Butch Waugh, RCA Label Group Nashville 01/10/03
Lauren Wayne, The State Theatre 05/09/12
Ken Weinstein, Big Hassle Media 04/22/05
Bruce Weinstein, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts 02/15/08
Larry Weintraub, Fanscape 05/18/01
Pam Weiser, Momentous Insurance Brokerage 10/11/11
Kevin Welk, Welk Music Group 01/24/12
D-J Wendt, Dmand Management 05/09/08
Alison Wenham, Worldwide Independent Network 02/13/09
Bill Werde, Billboard 08/03/11
Joel Whitburn, Record Research 11/13/09
Judd White, Tour Manager/Accountant 02/13/04
Jeff White, In Ticketing 12/16/06
Fenton Williams, 04/04/08
Del Williams, Right Arm Entertainment 04/18/08
Bryan "Birdman" Williams, Cash Money Records 09/13/11
Paul Williams, ASCAP 10/19/11
J.P. Williams, Parallel Entertainment 10/03/12
Kurt Willms, Green Room Productions 09/20/03
Chris Wilson, Heartbeat Records 03/02/07
Tony Wilson, Factory Records/In The City 06/01/07
Tom Windish, The Windish Agency 07/26/10
John Wiseman, XL Touring Video 05/05/06
Thom Wolke, Twincloud.com 02/08/02
Michael Wood, City Lights Entertainment 08/08/08
Nigel Wright, Independant Record Producer 11/07/03
Dusty Wright, CultureCatch.com 07/27/07
Jeremiah “Ice” Younossi, A-List Talent 09/20/09
Ron Zeelens, RAZco Visas 04/20/01
Rick Zeiler, Sidney Frank Importing Company 06/04/04
Danny Zelisko, Live Nation 06/19/09
Hillary Zuckerberg, Brick Wall Management. 07/09/04
Steve Zuckerman, Global Entertainment and Media Summit 03/22/02
Paul Zullo, Muze 01/23/04
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