Industry Profile: Lisa Cohen

— By Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner

Lisa Cohen is following in the footsteps of her veteran booking agent father, Oscar Cohen, making Associated Booking Corporation (ABC) a family affair.

Some might say Lisa was destined to join the family business, but an earlier career took her in a different direction. Rich in history, ABC was formed in 1940 by Joe Glaser and Louis Armstrong. Through the years it has represented artists from such diverse music genres ranging from blues to big bands to jazz to pop and rock and reggae, including Billie Holiday, Mildred Bailey and Ethel Waters, Duke Ellington, Les Brown and the Band of Renown, Andy Kirk & the Clouds of Joy, the Orchestras of Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Woody Herman, Maynard Ferguson, Tito Puente to Dave Brubeck, Barbra Streisand, B.B. King, Dr., John, Anita Baker, Roberta Flack, Ashford & Simpson, The O'Jays to Rod Stewart and the Small Faces, The Allman Brothers Band, Alice Cooper, Blue Oyster Cult, T. Rex, Canned Heat and Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Peter Tosh, Third World and Black Uhuru.

Lisa, like her father, started at ABC while still in high school and worked during the summer as a receptionist; Her father joined at age 15 as an office boy after school. Cohen worked his way up the agency ladder and when Glaser passed away in 1969, Cohen, his assistant and VP, carried on Glaser's legacy and continues to this day.

After college Lisa worked as a fashion designer and director of product development for Reebok. "It was a great job, but when manufacturing moved to Asia, I didn't want to travel there," she says. "It became harder and harder to get work in the fashion industry as manufacturing and jobs moved over to Japan, Korea and elsewhere."

Eventually, after doing freelance work for Adidas and Nike in Manhattan, she found herself back at ABC, answering phones like she did as a teenager and doing secretarial work.

"It was supposed be temporary, but within a few years I became assistant to the president, my father, and had the chance to work closely with the artists, managers and buyers all over the world," Lisa explains. "Sitting in my father's office all these years, listening to him on the phone and with his agents, I absorbed more about the business than I realized, and I liked it. The rest is history. I've continued working at ABC, and now I book major artists all over the world, most of whom I have known since I was a teenager answering phones. I regard Roberta Flack, The O'Jays, The Whispers, The Manhattans and many other great artists more as family than clients."

What makes a good agent?
Integrity. Honest enough to speak the truth and sensitive enough to know when to say it and how to say it. I don't like to deal with people who lie to your face or lie on the phone. I can communicate much better with people who I can respect. A good agent is truly respectable and not greedy; sharing the wealth, which can be in the form of his knowledge, friendship, advice, being thoughtful, or just lending an ear if you need to talk something out. I'm lucky in that I know a few good agents and buyers who have helped me as a businesswoman.

Has the consolidation of promoters affected your bookings?
Absolutely. I'm not sure it has been positive. It seems that if you don't represent a super artist, it's very hard to get your acts into the big amphitheatres, arenas, stadiums. We represent some of the greatest artists out there as far as I'm concerned, and most of our artists, like The O'Jays, The Whispers, Roberta Flack and Ashford & Simpson, have created some of the most loved music in R&B, pop, and jazz.

These artists have been around for decades and survived all the trends. They're still working without having a new CD out every year, but if you don't have a huge hit on the charts today, if you don't have constant radio play, promoters aren't too interested in booking your acts or taking your phone calls either. We used to do a lot of business in all the bigger venues and that has changed due to the consolidation of promoters. I'd love the opportunity to get our artists back into the larger venues, but it's been a little discouraging lately. If you don't have a sure thing for these huge promoters, like an Aerosmith, Bon Jovi or Paul McCartney, just forget about it. So, most of our business is in the casinos, performing arts centers, colleges, private and corporate dates, and these buyers are happy to work with us and love our artists.

What have you learned from your father Oscar in being an agent?
Being a great agent and not just an agent. He's taught me the understanding and respect for talent, the rapport between an agent and an artist, and the ability to be on top of things are very important. I learned to always remember that we represent the artist. Be prepared. Protect deals and offers by confirming everything in writing, and following up with personal phone calls to the artist, the venue, the promoter/buyer; knowing everything about the deal, the venue, the capacity, the location, travel costs, payment terms, billing information; and be prepared, have all the answers confirmed in writing.

Granted in being an agent, it's all about selling, but being a great agent involves a lot more than that. Trust is very important. People have been dealing with Associated Booking Corporation for the past 65 years because they know how we represent our clients. No one gets lost in the shuffle at ABC. We represent our artists on a very personal basis and work on each and every deal with the utmost of professionalism.

I've gotten a great education just sitting in my dad's office for years, listening to him talk on the phone and absorbing a lot of information in that way. The person who you are is reflected in your work, whether you're an agent, a CEO, an artist, a manager, or any other person for that matter. If you have patience, understanding, respect for people and for product, if you know how to tell it like it is, but with tact and if you have wit, intelligence and patience, patience, patience, in the long run, you can become a great agent.

My dad continues to teach me and work with me every day. I've known many of the artists we represent since I was just a kid answering phones at the reception desk, and there's a feeling of family with so many of the artists we represent. Relationships with people are very important in establishing yourself in this business, and good friends of my father's, such as George Wein of Festival Productions, Steve Bensusan of the Blue Note and B.B. King's Blues Club & Grill, and many other people have been wonderful to work with.

I don't take anything for granted. I've had the opportunity to work with the best talent and buyers in the business, and I owe it all to my father, Oscar Cohen.

First concert attended
The Allman Brothers Band in the early '70's at the Beacon Theatre in New York. I was barely in my teens and still wore braces on my teeth.. I attended the concert with my father, who was their agent at the time. Dicky Betts taught me how to play "Little Martha" on the guitar backstage. I'll never forget that concert.

First concert worked
Shirley Bassey at Carnegie Hall in New York around 1987 as assistant to my father who was her manager and booking agent.

First industry job
Receptionist at Associated Booking Corp. while in high school during the summer break.

Career highlights
Booking artists like Dr. John in Brazil, Regina Belle and Najee in South Africa; The O'Jays in the Virgin Islands and other venues; Roberta Flack all over the world; The Whispers in Japan over the holiday season last year; and having the opportunity of representing Patti LaBelle and booking her in many venues as well as booking Yolanda Adams this past January at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. for the Martin Luther King, Jr. event which President Bush attended.

Career disappointment
It's been a learning process all the time, but I can't say I've had any major disappointments. Something good always balances out the little disappointments. When one deal falls apart, another one comes and erases the disappointment.

Greatest challenge
There's a lot of competition out there. Relationships constantly have to be built and maintained. While it's a challenge, I love the experience of getting to know people, succeeding in booking artists in venues and making everyone happy, and maintaining those relationships for the long term.

Best business decision
Persevering. Never giving up, sticking with the plan, and always trying my hardest. When you continue to try your hardest, you're bound to have some success.

Best advice you received
From my father. It's on a daily basis, and I realize how lucky and fortunate I'm to be under his wing at ABC. He has taught me everything about business and about people. In our business, dealing with people is the most important aspect of making deals and representing great artists.

Best advice to offer
Follow through! Don't let papers pile up on your desk and return those phone calls within 24 hours!

Most memorable industry experiences
I always attend Denise Rich's Bi-Annual Angel Ball in New York, and this year Patti LaBelle was honored there with a Lifetime Achievement Award. I had the opportunity to meet Patti and talk with her that evening. It was wonderful because she and I had never met before even though I have booked her on many occasions.

Also, I have had so many amazing conversations throughout the years with Roberta Flack. I respect her not only as an artist of immense talent but also as a great businesswoman and as a person who seeks to teach others what she knows musically and intellectually. Roberta is a great woman.

In my teens, an unforgettable experience was traveling to Europe with my family when my father was Dame Shirley Bassey's manager. We attended the Red Cross Ball where Shirley performed in concert. I've many great memories of those trips to Monaco. And although I barely remember all the details, when I was about four years old, I spent an afternoon with Louis Armstrong, his wife Lucille and my parents, in the Armstrong's home in Corona, Queens.

Favorite team
The New York Yankees. I've always loved them because they have guts and I love their team spirit.

Favorite restaurants
In New York, it's Le Cirque; in Miami, it's Ago; and in Beverly Hills, it's The Ivy. But truthfully, I prefer the simple seaside cafes of St. Tropez or Mykonos because the atmosphere is so relaxed and the food is so fresh!

Favorite hotels
Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo and the Mandarin Oriental in Miami Beach.

What friends would be surprised to learn about you
I'm much smarter than I look.

Industry pet peeve
"I'm sending you an offer tomorrow."

Office paraphernalia
My office is immaculate and organized--no paraphernalia allowed.

If I wasn't doing this, I would be...
...probably living in Europe somewhere, opening a small boutique, designing and selling my own fashions and accessories for people and for pets, too.

Industry mentors
First and foremost, Oscar Cohen, my father and my mentor in business and in life. Elliot Hoffman and Toby Ludwig, who has been a great friend to me; Allen Arrow; Roberta Flack, a brilliant artist who also knows this business inside out; and Steven Bensusan of The Blue Note in New York.

Lisa can be reached at: 212-874-2400; e-mail: musicbiz@mindspring.com

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Myles Lewis, Denise Rich Songs 12/20/10
Terry Lickona, Austin City Limits 03/14/11
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
Joel Selvin, Author and Journalist 08/07/14
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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