Industry Profile: Suzanne Cadgene

— By Jane Cohen & Bob Grossweiner

Suzanne Cadgene has been an entrepreneur since she was 22 and has been involved in various industries, including restaurants, catering, real estate, corporate consulting, and publishing. But music has always been her primary love, as demonstrated in the American music magazine Elmore, which she co-founded with industry executive Arnie Goodman and which is celebrating its one-year anniversary.

Suzanne's entrepreneurial adventures have taken her from running a French restaurant Bis! for 10 years on the upper east side of Manhattan, a corporate catering business, ConsultaCook, for 23 years and becoming, albeit briefly, COO of Trade Data Reports, which publishes The Exporter and Rug News magazines. She has bought, sold and developed real estate and has consulted for everyone from the governments of Italy and the City and State of New York to Heinz Corporation and the Ford Foundation.

"I wrote a study for the World Food Conference in Rome, studied and made recommendations for reorganization of the Board of Education and the Comptroller's Office for the Commission to Revise the New York City Charter," she notes. In the past 35 years, she's also written continually for various consumer and trade publications, such as Bride's, Gourmet, Rowing News and The Pulse of Radio. "It's mostly been the trades but occasionally the big slicks, too," she says, "and I've probably published a thousand or so articles for maybe 50-60 different magazines and a few newspapers and compilations. I never kept count."

One publishing endeavor was birthing and editing the New York Blues Society newsletter, which brought her to the attention of Bluestorm Music's Arnie Goodman. "Arnie suggested that I start a music magazine and a couple years later, he brought King Biscuit Time to my attention," Suzanne explains. "Upon review, the entity wasn't that viable, but we decided to strike out on our own with a broader approach than just blues. Arnie had been nudging me for some time to start a publication, and we finally cooked Elmore up in my living room. It was one of those Mickey Rooney/Judy Garland things: 'Hey gang! Let's start a magazine!' It wasn't until three months later when I signed the copyright papers that I said, 'Good grief! This is actually happening!'"

Elmore covers American music with a history: roots, blues, jazz, country, rock and roll...but not hip hop, disco or rap.

"Elmore usually has two in-depth feature articles where we try to pull some concepts together to make connections people might have missed or might not have the time to pull together for themselves," explains Suzanne, "like describing in detail the evolution of, and the breadth of, New Orleans music. One cover story was about the making of an historic blues concert at Lincoln Center: how it came about, what the participants felt like taking the stage, and what it meant within the context of the blues. The oldest performer was Pinetop Perkins, then 92, and the 'youngest' historic performer at that concert, Little Milton, who was 70 at the time, passed away just months later. Little Milton just won four Blues Music awards, posthumously. Another magazine feature provided a list of, and reviews of, some of the best used-record stores in the U.S., while the companion story gave the history of recorded music, and how it's sold at retail, which is a very interesting evolution, by the way. Our next issue will focus on radio, which began as a highly-regulated news medium, and Elmore will show readers how and why radio became such a power in the music business, which some people may think is obvious, but isn't--and what the next steps or missteps might be for radio and for listeners."

Included among the magazine's regular features are reviews of CDs, DVDs, reissues, shows, and a special column for record collectors. A spread--currently two pages, but it's been up to eight--details upcoming festivals.

"We're particularly proud of our photography," Suzanne says with pride. "Elmore has some of the best shooters, such as Dick Waterman, capturing images of some of the best performers. We go to festivals all over the country and describe a cross-section of what we consider the most interesting. If we're going to officially participate in a festival, we include the lineup and schedule. We have at least a full page of wonderful performance photos.

"Elmore also features two artists per month; they're asked the same questions about what they are listening to and who their influences were," adds Suzanne. "It's amazing how much personality comes out when artists are faced with questions like, 'What made you realize you wanted to be in music?' and 'Who would you like in your rock and roll heaven band?'

"Last but not least, writer Carl Gustafson offers monthly personal insights and reminiscences from the perspective of a longtime writer, musician and road warrior."

Periodically, Elmore publishes a map, which is available as a poster, and "is the coolest," she exclaims. "It's the lower 48 states, each represented by an artist associated with that state. No trick questions, but I dare anybody to guess all 48 artists and all 48 states. Oh, and we have a monthly t

rivia quiz with answers on the website, and a 'Get To Know' list of 20 items in a category, like 20 nicknames for instruments."

Elmore is just putting out its one-year anniversary and, "we still have much to learn," Suzanne admits unabashedly.

"Keyboard player Bill Payne (with Little Feat and Jimmy Buffett) recently said it better than I can say it myself: 'Your magazine…connects the aficionados . . . to keep them connected and well-oiled so to speak. You're bringing in people who don't have a clue who some of these folks are. They've only heard the blues through Eric Clapton, let's say. So you're saying, 'Here are the antecedents to that and there is plenty of life in this music.' If there is any justice in this world, they will be there, say, as long as Beethoven and Mozart and Haydn and a host of others...That's what I loved about your magazine. You call it saving American music."

Is Elmore named after Elmore James?
Elmore James was certainly a factor, as was Ellwood Blues. Mostly, Elmore is a funky, American, down-home name. I don't think there are any Sir Elmore's.

What is the goal of Elmore?
We say it's "saving American music" and that's pretty close. We're trying to preserve, protect, defend and promote American music and its history. There are thousands of people out there who think that "Crossroads" is a Cream song and that the Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix started off as a rock stars. The Rolling Stones covered old blues tunes, as did Cream. How can you know where you're going if you don't know where you've been? Blues, country, rock and jazz are all intertwined, and we like to show how that happened, and who's twisting it up in an interesting way today.

Has advertising been a challenge?
We've been lucky enough to attract some wonderful advertisers. Most of our advertising so far has been unsolicited. Prestigious labels such as Alligator and Concord/Stax have come on board, and must be pleased with the results. Of course we're always looking for more...

What are Elmore's other challenges?
Like most print media--simply to stay in business. We don't lack for topics or enthusiasm or fans.

Who is Elmore's competition?
God, from every decent music magazine to the back of a cereal box. There aren't many publications that cover our patch of ground and only our ground. Mojo, an excellent British publication, comes to mind, but Rolling Stone, for example, covers many more genres plus a whole lifestyle and entertainment thing. We stick to music and don't run stories on the U.S. Army or TV stars, like RS does. Conversely, there are narrow-focus blues mags, which would be unlikely to cover Harry Nilsson and Gary Allen as we do. Not better or worse, just different. Realistically, our most formidable competition is the Internet.

Why do you cover all music outside of disco, hip-hop and rap?
Elmore covers American music with a history: roots, blues, jazz, country, and rock and roll. We don't cover world music, synthesized music, classical music or Tuva chants, either.

Who has been on the cover and who will be in the next few issues?
Elmore covers reflect the breadth of our coverage. In order: Gatemouth Brown; Elvis and Lisa Marie Presley; Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall; San Francisco psychedelic posters; Bourbon St., New Orleans; Finyl Vinyl Record Store, NYC ; Jimi Hendrix; and The Million Dollar Quartet. Upcoming: Bee Bee King--no typo, but same man--as a young DJ in Memphis.

What is the New York Blues Society?
Can't tell you what it's now, but at the time, it was an organization of committed individuals trying to promote live blues in New York City. Buddy Fox, who managed the Lone Star Cafe and booked Manny's Car Wash -- both terrific live venues -- got the idea and the founding members together. Like many blues societies, we promoted budding artists, kept members informed about shows and activities, and raised funds to send a winning band to the Battle of the Bands in Memphis. We had a newsletter and a regular public meeting where one or more bands played and musicians jammed.

Do you miss being a restaurateur?
Sometimes. I like the theatre of it and that all I had to do was show up at work and got to talk to all these interesting, cool people. Willard Scott, the "Today" show weatherman, wrote a piece in his All American Cookbook about the people found at my tables on one specific night. Willard didn't name names, but the people involved were Skip and Sara Hartman (Junior Tennis League and several tennis clubs around NYC), Yankee relief pitcher Sparky Lyle and his wife Mary, Find/SVP founder Kit Bingham and her husband, Les Stroh, and another couple who turned out to be roommates in college and a poker buddy of one of those people. Bis! was small, and there was a fair amount of conversation among the tables. Johnny Winter was a regular, and in the music business, we served Judy Collins, Bruce Springsteen and Leslie Gore, for example. Besides, frankly, club food sometimes leaves a little to be desired, but I don't miss having sore hands every day.

Do you miss being a caterer?
I still like to cook so I miss not being paid to experiment!

First concert attended
The Dave Clark Five during the few minutes they were about as big as The Beatles. I also remember seeing The Paul Butterfield Blues Band at The Cafe a Go Go in Greenwich Village, having to sneak in way under the radar, even though the drinking age was only 18 then.

First concert worked
About 1965. I was in the audience for a Dave Clark Five concert, and my job was to clap. I've had quite a bit of practice since and have actually gotten pretty good at it.

First concert covered for Elmore
The first festival I went to in an official Elmore capacity was the Red Bank Jazz & Blues Festival last June. Robert Cray, Eddie Palmieri, Jason Ricci, E.C. Scott and Hazmat Modine played by a marina in New Jersey. The magazines arrived a day later than we expected, the T-shirts were stranded at a UPS store, the shipper's 18-wheeler drove over somebody else's equipment, the lift gate broke, and we had to unload 30,000 magazines by hand. I rear-ended a very unsympathetic fellow in an SUV, and it poured the first day and night. I had the time of my life and wouldn't trade it for anything.

Career disappointment
So far, so good.

Greatest challenge
Keeping my mouth shut.

Best business decision
Not to go to law school. I was sick of school and didn't want to embark directly into another three years of the grind.

Best advice you received
Keep your promises to others and to yourself.

Best advice to offer
Same as above. Then ask yourself what you really want and work hard to get it.

Favorite team/athlete
I live in New York, and I'm a Red Sox fan but have no idea why I persist with it. Sometimes I feel like Custer.

Favorite restaurant
I'm a foodie so it's favorite restaurant for what? Soup dumplings: Joe's Shanghai, NYC; ceviche: Philippe's, Xcaret, Mexico; and breakfast: the counter at Tony's Luncheonette, Catskill, N.Y., when Rick is cooking.

Favorite hotel
In the country, I try to stay in bed and breakfasts, but in major cities, except Paris, I prefer Four Seasons hotels, especially in Austin, Boston, and London.

What friends would be surprised to learn about you
How quirky I am. Well, then again, maybe they wouldn't be too surprised. I love to embroider, and some people seem to find that out of character.

Industry pet peeve
When people assume I'm the girlfriend and invisible.

Office paraphernalia
Coffee, out-of-date to-do lists, wooden wine cases filled with CDs, tiny little slips of recycled notepaper, laughter.

If I wasn't doing this, I would be...
...less happy than I am. I would also be less tired and retired.

Industry mentors
I learn something from Arnie Goodman (Bluestorm Music and Elmore) every day. Paul Sacksman (Musician Magazine, The Musician's Atlas) took me in hand and remains a great resource and good friend.

Suzanne can be reached at: (646) 257-9400; e-mail: suze@elmoremagazine.com

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Kymberlee Knight, IEBA 11/16/00
Mike Kociela, 360 Productions 05/30/08
Stefan Kohlmeyer, Bach Technology 02/08/10
Lily Kohn, Microsoft Corporation 02/14/11
Tim Kolleth, Alligator Records 01/25/08
Al Kooper, Musician/songwriter/producer/author 02/06/14
Mitchell Koulouris, Digital Musicworks International, Inc. 02/11/05
Mark Krantz, John Schreiber Group 06/15/01
Jeff Krasno, Velour Music Group 11/19/07
Jeffrey Kruger, The Kruger Organisation 01/25/02
Ted Kurland, Ted Kurland Associates 01/15/01
Jordan Kurland, Zeitgeist Artist Management 08/23/11
Carianne Laguna, Blackheart Records 03/07/08
Brady Lahr, Kufala Recordings 04/30/04
Ernie Lake, EL Records 01/19/07
Roks Lam, Wolfman Jack Entertainment 12/17/04
Anni Lam, Parc Landon 06/29/07
Gary Lane, CenterLane Attractions 10/14/05
Tom LaPenna, Lucky Man Productions 09/10/04
Camilo Lara, EMI Music Mexico/MIS 08/10/07
Gary Lashinsky, Lipizzaner Tours 05/13/05
Gregg Latterman, Aware Records 12/13/02
Tony Laurenson, Eat to the Beat 02/27/04
Bill Leabody, Leabody Systems 06/10/05
Peter Leak, 24-7 Worldwide Management 03/28/12
Steve Leeds, SR. VP/Promotion/Rock Formats at Virgin Records 07/26/02
Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter 11/14/08
Carl Leighton-Pope, Leighton-Pope Organisation 07/05/09
Steve Lemon, Live 4 Live, Inc. 12/06/02
Simma Levine, Disson Furst and Partners 11/10/00
Andy Levine, Sixthman 06/08/07
Rich Levy, Clear Channel Entertainment Properties 06/25/04
Eddie Levy, Chelsea Music Publishing 07/24/14
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
Billy Mann, Green & Bloom | Topl1ne, Manncom 09/18/14
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
Seth Shomes, The Agency Group 11/12/14
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
Gail Zappa, The Zappa Family Trust 10/02/14
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
Nanette Zumwalt, Hired Power 02/03/06

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