Photographer Todd Wolfson

Industry Profile: Sara Hickman

— By Jane Cohen & Bob Grossweiner

Sara Hickman is well known as a singer/songwriter/producer, but she is also a savvy businesswoman who owns and runs two businesses - Sleeveless, her record label, and Stingray, a design firm that creates packaging for CD's, DVD's and posters for the music industry. She also desperately wants to break her 198 bowling game.

Growing up in Houston, Texas in an artistic family - her mother was a fiber artist, her father, a painting professor - Sara's household was full of interactive creativity: writing, painting, jars of clay. There was never a dull moment. At 7, she started to play the guitar, "which became my best friend," Sara notes. She wrote her first song at 8, performed it on stage and won an award from the Daughters of the American Revolution. From that point on Sara was hooked as a singer/songwriter.

During her years at the High School for Performing & Visual Arts as a vocal major, Sara performed at bank openings, in psychiatric units for other teenagers, at weddings, and even at a pizza parlor on Friday nights. She was a member of numerous bands, from folk to rock, and also discovered her love for performing for children.

Sara continued performing during her college years. After graduating from the University of North Texas in Denton in 1986, with a B.A. in Fine Arts, she planned to become an art director. But from her club performances, Sara had developed quite a fan following. After graduation, Sara moved to Dallas and pursued her dream of becoming a recording artist and musical entertainer.

Her first album, Equal Scary People, which she created on her own, won an award from the alternative paper, Dallas Observer, and landed her a record deal with Elektra Records. In 1990 she released her second album, Shortshop, produced with David Kershenbaum (Tracey Chapman Joe Jackson). After touring, performing on VH1 (as a countdown host and in music videos), and appearances on "The Tonight Show," Sara recorded Necessary Angels. But Elektra decided to shelve the project and drop the album. "Bob Krasnow, the president of Elektra at the time, didn't hear a single…that simple," explains Sara. But her fans rallied together to help her raise almost $50,000 to buy the album back. It was a moving testimony to the loyal support she had earned from her performances.

During this time, Sara started becoming very involved in community issues. She helped raise more than $43,000 as chair of the Dallas Dance for Life; visited Romania to deliver clothing and supplies to orphans; produced, directed, and shot her first video, Joy, which won first place in the USA Film Festival; and started a side project, the Domestic Science Club, a three-part girl group best described as "the Andrews Sisters meet the Roches." They released two CDs -- Domestic Science Club and Three Women. She was also actively involved in music and art therapy with ARTS (Artistic and Recreational Therapies), visiting children, AIDS patients, stroke victims, and other hospital patients, using her talents to help the healing process.

Sara moved to Austin, Texas in 1994. "I was living in Dallas and also in Santa Monica and wanted to be in a more spiritual environment," she explains. "Austin seemed to make sense (supportive musical community, lots of nature, concerned and active citizens, political epicenter of Texas, cute guys...ha ha...I married one, by the way!" she says. In 1995, she toured the United States with Nanci Griffith and Dan Fogelberg.

In 1996, Sara launched her record label, Sleeveless, and self-produced Misfits, a collection of "odds and ends" from her musical career. During this time, Sara went through a divorce and had her first baby, a daughter named Lily. In '98, guitarist Adrian Belew (King Crimson, David Bowie, Frank Zappa) produced her next album, Two Kinds of Laughter.

In 1999, Sara, her husband/photographer/designer Lance Schriner, photographer Todd Wolfson, and designer Neil Ferguson founded Stingray, a design group that creates CD package designs. They have created packages and posters for Ian Moore ("Via Satellite"), Tish Hinojosa ("A Heart Wide Open" and "Sign of Truth"), Joe McDermott ("Everywhere You Go"), Christine Albert & Chris Gage ("Burnin' Moonlight), The First United Methodist Chapel Chorale, The Will Taylor String Quartet, Glass Eye ("Every Woman's Fantasy"), and, of course, Sara herself.

"In 1997 I was profoundly intrigued by a parenting class and became a certified instructor," she explains. "While teaching 'Redirecting Children's Behavior,' I was inspired by the parents who felt they were unsure how to be spontaneous, creative, or musical with their children."

This began her series of releases for children (and their parents) that stretched into 2005, beginning with the 2000 release of "Newborn", a CD of songs for parents to sing to their children. The CD raised more than $50,000 for the Hill Country Youth Ranch in Ingram, Texas, a safe haven for severely abused and neglected children, and the Mautner Project, which helps lesbians with cancer. The Hill Country Youth Ranch has opened the Sara Hickman Childrens' Fund, which accepts matching grants and buys musical instruments, dance shoes, and art supplies for the children of the ranch.

Newborn was followed by Toddler, a collection of 31 one-minute songs and stories, and Big Kid for the pre-teen crowd. "The reaction has been astounding," she says. Her children's albums have won many awards, including: Creative Child's Top Creative Toy Award 2005 (Toddler - Preferred Choice, Newborn - Seal of Excellence), NAPPA Gold 2004 (Big Kid and Toddler), Parents Choice Recommended 2004 (Big Kid), Dr. Toy Best Vacation Product 2004 (Big Kid), Children's Music Web Awards Winner Classic Recording 2003 (Newborn and Toddler), Parents Choice Gold 2001 (Toddler), NAPPA Gold 2001 (Newborn), Dr. Toy's Top Ten Audio Tapes 2001 (Toddler) and Dr. Toy's 100 Best Toys 2001 (Toddler).

In 2000, Sara self-produced and released Spiritual Appliances, which explores 13 different emotions and how people deal with them. It was during the creation of this CD, Sara married "a wonderful man named Lance," she beams, and toured into her eighth month of pregnancy with her second child, Iolana.

Sara's catalog continues to grow: This Christmas Wish (2001); the live "official bootleg," Ready to Pop (2002); and Faithful Heart (2003), her collection of romance songs. In 2003, Sara released a six-hour DVD retrospective of her career to date, I Am Going On a Journey.

It also appears her journey has come full circle. After five years of creating award-winning music for children, Sara has returned to "adult music" with the June release of Motherlode, a two-disc CD set of 20 songs that includes guest artists such as Shawn Colvin, Kelly Willis, Ruthie Foster, Adrian Belew, Jimmy La Fave, and many others.

"Disc One contains songs of universal woe and quiet lament in conjunction with womankind," Sara explains, "from depression, addiction, domestic violence, murder, insomnia, Sara's family ties to President John and Abigail Adams, a mother's hands, and finding faith in one's own song. Disc Two is a woman's heart, bright and sparkling, with undercurrents of frustration and wanting: returning to the joys of love, sex, hope, saints, children, little birds and the garden."

In addition to her creative side, Sara continues to be involved in community and humanitarian issues. For her work, she has been awarded the prestigious Humana Women Helping Women award for her generous time and contributions to such organizations as Safe Place, Habitat for Humanity, House the Homeless, the SPCA, the Race for the Cure, and many other animal and human rights organizations. She was also made an honorary member of the National Association of Music Therapy for her music therapy work.

Sara has helped raise funds and awareness of the need for breast milk for premature infants through the Mothers' Milk Bank, and has organized the talent for their annual Rockin' the Cradle benefit. Other positions include the board of directors of NARAS (The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences), an advisory board member for ARTS, and the Honorary Chair for Humana's WOMEN HELPING WOMEN Awards Ceremony and Convention. She was also Honorary Chair of the Umlauf Sculpture Garden, and was invited to be Honorary Chair for the Austin Race for the Cure.

Why did you form Stingray?
Stingray was born out of the love of beautiful, thought filled design, and that I know many superb illustrators/designers/photographers from years in art as well as music. I also felt that local design wasn't up to par, and so my husband, Lance, and two friends we constantly worked with in design, Todd Wolfson (photographer/designer) and Neil Ferguson (designer) and I decided to create a graphics group to bring beautiful design to fruition beyond my CD packages alone.

What makes for an effective CD/DVD package?
First of all, as everyone knows, the market is flooded with music nowadays, and packaging is smaller--compared to the LP package--so design can be swallowed up by a sea of other design.

Most CD's have "face" because labels want to push the identity of the band/songwriter, which is understandable. However, we feel that even though the package itself is smaller in dimension, it should still grab a potential buyer via quality and essence of thought. Good design is filling a space. But great design lures a viewer in to stop and discover more via placement/balance, color and font.

What makes for an effective poster?
People are very distracted, busy and overwhelmed. A great poster has to grab your attention immediately in a dark bar or on a crowded street: a KAPOW! image that grabs you quickly with the most necessary of information, which, fortunately, nowadays can be a website. For live shows, bold simple lettering to say the equivalent of here/now.

Do you solicit clients or are these your friends?
Some are friends, but many people come to us because they like the design their friends in music received from us. We don't have a website. We're highly selective about who we work with. This isn't a full time job for us. It's just love of design so we want to work with music/musicians that mean something to us.

Do you have any accounts outside of music?
No, just music.

As an independent artist after three stints with record labels, do you envision signing with a record label again?
After three stints with Elektra, Discovery and Shanachie, there are certain aspects to having a label fulfill the CD needs--distribution, publicity, tour support--that can behoove a musician like myself. I'm grateful, in particular, for the support I received at Elektra because it laid the groundwork for the other two labels and brought me much attention right from the get go out of college.

However, with that said, I also enjoy the challenge of running my own business, and joint ventures have become very lucrative/productive for me, such as for Motherlode, my new CD, I have a joint venture with Mesa/Blue Moon for distribution through Fontana (Universal Music Group) so the new CD is in stores nationwide, but I retain the masters and I created/produced/art directed the product from concept to finish. I like taking risks, and I've a very clear vision of who I am.

The difference between running one's own label and being on someone else's label comes down to time frame and follow through. My office is highly efficient. When we have an idea, we follow through immediately, whether returning answers to a media questionnaire to fulfilling a CD request at radio to mastering a disc whereas the labels are much slower because they have to go through so many channels. For an idea person like me, it boggles my mind and drives me nuts. I come up with a concept, create and move on. Love it.

How would you implement your philosophy if you ran a major label?
I would take our in-house company philosophy to another level if I ran Elektra or any other large label. I would strike any area that was losing money and focus on support of the artist via meeting with the artist/artist's reps with pre-production meetings, creating an entire year's game plan with budget, and then create the go to teams to fulfill with follow through. Sounds similar to what labels want to achieve, but from my experience they get overwhelmed and behind with meetings and lack of focus. And they spend vast amounts of monies on the CEOS...ay yi yi!

How did you get involved with children's music?
After the birth of my first daughter, I would sing to her all the time, naturally. I started recording myself on a little tape machine, carrying it with me everywhere so I could add a harmony. Other moms heard me doing this and would sigh, "Oh, you're so lucky you can sing!" and I would respond, "You can sing, too!" and they would argue how they were tone deaf or not creative enough. So I wanted to create a simple, basic CD of lovely songs that encouraged parents to sing along, and once they achieved a level of confidence, turn me off and sing to their children by themselves. It was very successful. In the liner notes, I encouraged people to replace "Lily's" name with the names of their own children, and gave them feedback on how important music is to our children, especially coming from the parent's heart.

This led to my becoming a parenting instructor, as I wanted to understand more about parenting, and as I started to understand children's behavior, through my own daughter's development and at the children's shows, I started performing, I recognized a need for continued developmental music. Thus, Toddler was born--36 songs around one minute or less, all bleeding into one another, to stimulate movement and language development, and six different languages included--Hebrew, Hawaiian, Dutch, French, English, Spanish. My last release for kids 2-100, Big Kid, is very high energy and extremely creative.

Children come in to this world brilliant and our society dumbs them down. Most people have thought children come into this world an empty slate and it is our job to fill them up....no!

Do you ever tour the children's music circuit?
No. But I do many, many children's shows here in Texas, via libraries and schools. This year I wrote the Texas Library Association's summer reading program's theme song, which is quite catchy, if I do say so myself!, and I've been the National Ambassador for Half Price Books, touring the U.S. to sing in hospitals and help dedicating free book programs in these hospitals

Why did you take your booking in-house?
I was traveling less, to be home with my children, and it seemed to make sense. My assistant took over the bookings, and I paid her the commissions, unless I booked them myself, but we're actually in the process of getting a national booking agent again as I'm preparing to move back into the national realm with Motherlode. I've been with Steve Martin at William Morris, Val Denn Agency and Davis McLarty Agency--all fine folks and great agents.

Why did you make Motherlode a two CD set?
I recognized that what makes me special, to some degree, is that I love concepts. For me, being a mom and a musician and a wife and a lover and a humanitarian and a designer and a bowler--you get the idea--I find I fluctuate between feeling pretty darn blessed and happy and sexy and upbeat, to feeling overwhelmed with heartache over the state of the world--war, child abuse, famine, poverty, domestic violence. I wanted to celebrate being a woman. So, I decided I would have two discs: one, upbeat happy and sexy, and the other in conjunction with the universal woes of being a woman. This was important to me as women are still underrated and abused, and we've a lot of savvy and internal dialogue that is not being appreciated.

How do you feel about your music being downloaded for free over the Internet?
I'm not for it, really. If everyone who downloads music for free went to their job and were told they just weren't gonna get paid, they would be very upset. Some people seem to think music should be for free, but it's how I support my family, pay my bills, pay to create the very music they are listening to. It is an expensive business: I pay my assistant, I pay for radio promotion, publicity, a General Manager for Sleeveless, a merch person, my lawyer, engineering, musicians, mastering, duplication, phone and website expenses, travel, the IRS, my accountant--you name it--it's all paid for out of two sources: my live performances and my songs.

I'd like to send my girls to college so I put money aside as I can. I can truly say I'm honored when people like my music, but it honors me more when they support me via moolah. Lastly, I give away a lot of my CD's to charity functions, to kids at shows, for hospital giveaways, etc. It's my honor and choice to do so.

What are your goals, your missions?
Very simple: to make the world a better, more loving place, through music. To use my music to raise awareness that we're all connected, and the choices we make affect one another.

First concert attended
David Cassidy, 1970, in Houston. Front row, dead center, with my mom--I was 7-years-old. David wore a white fringe leather jumpsuit with rhinestones--an Elvis wanna-be and a precursor to David Lee Roth.

First concert worked
I was 10 and with my first band in elementary school--four girls and four guitars--but my first true concert, in my mind, was opening for Lucinda Williams in Lawrence, Kansas at a juke joint. I was on my first solo tour in conjunction with a band called Killbilly, a punk-bluegrass band of six guys. They called and said, "Hey, you have a record out, we can get press...and we're a band, so we can get club gigs." So we toured together and were asked to open for Lucinda. When we got to the club, the owner said, "No way I'm having three acts on the bill." When we complained, the owner said I could perform while the bar was being set up before folks were let into the club.

So I played to an empty hall. Then the doors were opened, Killbilly played, and then Lucinda came on to a packed house. I'd never met her, but I really enjoyed her songs. I stood in the audience as she finished her set, she announced, "...and now, I'd like to bring up my friend Sara Hickman, to close out the show!." I gasped, grabbed my guitar, jumped on stage and played to a huge, eager audience.

I tell this story because so many awful stories are told about the music industry, but these are the kinds of moments I have been blessed to experience. After the show, I met Lucinda, and I gave her an antique bolo tie I'd been wearing. I told her I would never forget her kindness, and I would share the same generosity with other performers.

First industry job
I was 14-years-old and was hired by the Houston Oilers--the football team, yes--and I played at a private party. I was the smallest, and only female, and only musician, on the premises. I made $450 and thought, "Wow! I can buy a car!" My mom came back and picked me up. I doubt any 14-year-old girls get hired to play for private football events any more. Nor would their moms drop them off.

Career highlights
Meeting/singing with George Burns; being on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson twice; singing on the same bill with the Sugarcubes; touring with Nanci Griffith in 1994; getting signed to Elektra Records; using my music to create awareness and funds for Romanian orphans, the homeless, Amnesty International; my Takemine/Gibson/Elixir endorsements; working with Adrian Belew/Tony Levin/David Sancious in 1995; being on the board of NARAS for over 10 years; and being on Austin City Limits.

Career disappointment
Seeing the darker side of the industry and how fame can destroy musicians, but I wouldn't really call that a disappointment as much as an eye-opener and awarning.

Greatest challenges
Finding a place for my music to be heard; balancing life/love/motherhood/music; and wanting to break 198 in my bowling.

Best business decision
Two major ones: First, having my own label. With everything I've learned at the majors/indies, running my own label is a blast--a ton of work, but a thrill, to say the least. I've enjoyed making music more than ever. And I make more money, too.

Secondly, marrying a healthy, balanced man who supports my dream. Not only is he a great partner and father to our children, he encourages me to further my musical aspirations out in the world all the while creating a confidence in our marriage that our home life is full of joy and clean laundry. He's the ultimate, best decision I ever made.

Best advice you received
My dad once said, "Do you think that's the last $2,000 you'll ever have?" He made me realize using my money to take risks in life would bring greater satisfaction and results.

Best advice to offer
Always be yourself, and the rest will be easy because everyone in this industry-from labels to the media to radio to agents/managers/fans--will have an opinion on what you should do, who you should be. Take from their thoughts what you will, and grow from it, but at the end of the day, you end up alone with your own thoughts, and if you are true to your dream, no matter how odd or different or the same it may be, you must follow that self because it's what makes you unique in this world. And you can grow old and look back and know that there was no one else like you. That's a satisfying feeling.

And send thank you notes. Manners matter.

Most memorable industry experiences
Opening for Aerosmith at a WEA convention in 1990 in Miami; hosting my own VH-1 show "In Your Face" in 1991; being on a bill with Mel Torme and Meatloaf and having the Tower of Power of Horns as part of my back-up band in L.A. for a big commercial station that did yearly Christmas morning shows with lots of live music; hearing one of my songs in Muzak form on an elevator; and meeting a woman last night at my gig who had a tattoo of one of my drawings from my album Two Kinds of Laughter on her foot. To me, I've made it! I'm permanent in someone's mind (and on their foot!!!)

Favorite team/athlete
My 9-year-old daughter's baseball team, The Athletics. My daughter played baseball (((position))) on an all-boy team this year, and she won MVP.

Favorite restaurants
For Bubble Tea: Momoko's (Austin); For steaks: Hoffbrau (Austin) --unbelievable; For Mexican Food: Las Manitas (Austin) or Taco Express (Austin); Vegetarian: Mr. Natural's, (Austin); Most diners in New York City; and eating fresh pineapple on the beach in Kauai by myself during a sunrise.

Favorite hotels
Edie's B & B in Kauai, Hawaii; The Driskill, Austin; The Paramount, the Royalton or The Ritz Carlton, NYC; The little place next to the convent in Paris, France. I don't remember the name, but every morning, the nuns would sing as the sun rose, the curtains were blowing and a breeze would surround my bed and it was lovely.

What friends would be surprised to learn about you
That I'm savvy with numbers.

Industry pet peeve
How rude booking agents can be.

Office paraphernalia
My dog, Lucky, sits in the rocking chair while I work in the office. Photograph of me and Mrs. Clinton; photo of me and Phyllis Diller, giant neon green poster of a show Billy Bragg and I did in NYC, stapler, tape, giant picture of Keroppi, a Japanese frog I collect that takes up an entire wall.

If I wasn't doing this, I would be...
...working as an ambassador of Peace with the U.N. in Uganda/Romania/Dominican Republic/Honduras/Afghanistan/America etc, raising even more awareness of the plight of children worldwide.

Industry mentors
Howard Thompson (former VP/Elektra); George Burns (he wrote me back as a child when I would write him letters); Margery Clive (hooked me up with my first music therapy jobs through A.R.T.S for People, Dallas, TX); Kevin Wommack (former manager/Los Lonely Boys); Paul Fox (producer); Christine Lavin; and most certainly Billy Bragg, who taught me to say what I need to say and then sing about it, too All the good folks at WEA who worked out in the fields/street who don't get much mention, but who worked hard on my behalf at radio/distribution. I learned so much from many of them, and still talk to a lot of them to this day.

Sara can be reached at: (512) 443-2147; e-mail: sarahick@yahoo.com

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Shauna de Cartier, Six Shooter Records/Six Shooter Management 10/23/13
Gene DeAnna, The Library of Congress 02/21/12
Vincent Degiorgio, Chapter 2 Productions 08/01/13
Tony DeLauro, DeLauro Management 12/23/04
Valerie Denn, Val Denn Agency 04/30/01
Val Denn, Val Denn Agency 03/06/14
Robert DePugh, Alligator Records 07/29/05
Tom Derr, Rock Ridge Music 10/29/04
Paul Dexter, Masterworks Lighting Design and Road Cases 12/10/04
Marty Diamond, Paradigm 01/22/10
Glenn Dicker, Redeye Distribution/Yep Roc Records 07/07/06
Barry Dickins, International Talent Booking Agency 06/06/13
Jim Digby, Event Safety Alliance 09/01/16
Mark Dinerstein, The Knitting Factory 11/17/06
Neill Dixon, Canadian Music Week 03/03/16
Thomas Dolby, Musician, academic, technologist, and author 11/09/16
Jasper Donat, Music Matters 2009/Branded 04/24/09
Jim Donio, National Association of Recording Merchandisers 04/22/11
Marc Dottore, M. Dottore Management 04/11/03
Tim Drake, The Roots Agency 12/12/08
Mike Dreese, Newbury Comics 11/23/11
Charles Driebe, Blind Ambition Management Ltd. 09/22/06
Jeremy Driesen, Ray Bloch Productions 09/07/01
Michael Drumm, Music Link Productions 07/18/08
Angie Dunn, Lucky Artist Booking 10/13/06
Jay Durgan, MEDIAmobz 11/09/11
Erik Dyce, City and County of Denver's Division of Theatres & Arenas 08/02/02
Erik Dyce, City and County of Denver’s Division of Theatres and Arenas 08/23/10
Paolo d’Alessandro, International Solutions 06/25/14
Ros Earls, 140dB Management 02/19/14
Art Edelstein, Festival Productions 12/01/02
Bruce Eisenberg, Audio Analysts 08/31/01
Martin Elbourne, The Glastonbury Festival 12/18/09
Michael Elder, Red Entertainment 03/17/06
Tod Elmore, Sixthman 11/24/06
Paul Emery, Clear Channel Entertainment 11/19/04
Arty Erk, Citrin Cooperman 04/27/16
Joe Escalante, Kung Fu Records 07/08/05
Colin Escott, Music Historian/Journalist 07/18/11
Ritch Esra, The Music Business Registry 09/27/02
Ritch Esra, The Music Business Registry 04/24/12
Mike Esterman, Esterman Entertainment 09/01/06
Jeff Eyrich, BePop Records 11/25/05
Bob Ezrin, Bigger Picture Group 05/24/09
Lisa Fancher, Frontier Records 08/09/10
Rick Farman, Superfly Productions 10/15/04
Ray Farrell, eMusic 06/09/06
Sam Feldman, S.L. Feldman & Associates 10/25/02
Bob Feldman, Red House Records 11/24/02
Charlie Feldman, BMI 08/26/05
Paul Fenn, Asgard Promotions 11/22/09
Debra "Fergy" Ferguson, TourDesign 08/01/03
Pete Fisher, Grand Ole Opry 09/11/09
David Fishof, David Fishof Presents 01/08/01
David Fishof, Rock 'N Roll Fantasy 10/05/08
David Fishof, Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy Camp 02/28/12
Mike Flanagin, New England Country Music Festival 09/12/08
Joel Flatow, RIAA 12/13/11
Jim Fleming, Fleming Artists 03/20/10
Joe Fletcher, Joe Fletcher Presents 01/12/06
Jeff Fluhr, StubHub 10/06/06
Nancy Fly, The Nancy Fly Agency 04/02/04
Arthur Fogel, Live Nation 08/09/09
Martin Folkman, Independent Music Awards & Music Resource Group 08/11/06
Belle Forino, Fantasma Tours 03/18/05
Fletcher Foster, Universal Records South 07/31/09
Sam Foxman, Contemporary Productions 01/06/06
Todd Frank, 4Star Entertainment, LLC 01/24/03
Bob Frank, Koch Entertainment 01/09/09
Larry Frank, Frank Productions 01/17/11
Mike Fraser, Record Producer/Engineer 10/11/08
Carl Freed, Metropolitan Entertainment 06/22/01
Elizabeth Freund, Beautiful Day Media & Management 01/26/07
Harlan Frey, Roadrunner Records 07/11/03
Adam Friedman, Nederlander Concerts 06/22/07
Ted Gardner, Larrikin Management 04/25/03
Daniel Gélinas, Festival d’été de Québec 05/23/13
Marci Geller, Sonic Underground 08/15/08
Chris Gero, Yamaha Entertainment Group 10/26/16
Steve Gerstman, SGS 07/19/02
Sandra Gibson, The Association of Performing Arts Presenters 01/09/04
Sandra L. Gibson, Association of Performing Arts Presenters 01/16/09
Steve Gietka, Trump Properties 07/30/01
Steve Gietka, SMG Entertainment 03/19/14
Darren Gilmore, Watchdog Management 03/17/16
Daniel Glass, Glassnote Entertainment Group 10/16/14
Jake Gold, The Management Trust 04/13/01
Neil Goldberg, Cirque Productions 09/07/07
Harris Goldberg, Concert Ideas 06/27/11
Neil Goldberg, Cirque Productions 04/16/14
Martin Goldschmidt, Cooking Vinyl Group 09/29/16
Harvey Goldsmith, Harvey Goldsmith Productions 06/28/10
Michael Goldstein, RockPoP Gallery 11/09/07
Seth Goldstein, Turntable.fm 09/20/11
Anna Paula Goncalves, CEO Global Brand Appeal 08/20/14
Arnie Goodman, Blue Storm Music 11/15/02
Wesley Goodman, Red Entertainment 09/16/05
Richard Goodstone, Superfly Productions 01/27/06
Christie Goodwin, Photographer 03/18/15
Rob Gordon, What Are Records? LTD 02/01/02
Steve Gordon, Entertainment Attorney 08/06/04
Yoav Goren, Immediate Music & Imperativa Records 06/10/14
Mike Gormley, L.A. Personal Development 11/10/06
Jonathan Gosselin, Gosselin Marketing & Promotions 07/02/04
Richard Gottehrer, The Orchard 04/10/09
Sean Goulding, The Agency Group London 09/12/12
Jerimaya Grabher, RPM Direct 09/26/03
Mary Granata, The Granata Agency 09/06/10
Kelly Graves, Providence Performing Arts Center/Professional Facilities Management 01/20/02
Stan Green, Stanley A. Green Lighting and Productions 12/12/03
Mark Green, Celebrity Talent Agency Inc. / Bergen Performing Arts Center 08/12/05
Jeffrey Green, Americana Music Association 03/10/06
Paul Green, The School of Rock 07/06/08
Benjy Grinberg, Rostrum Records 12/06/11
Brent Grulke, SXSW 03/06/09
Michael Gudinski, The Mushroom Group 10/29/15
Phil Guiliano, CIE USA Entertainment Inc. & OCESA PRESENTS Inc. 03/25/05
Steve Gumble, SBG Productions 06/16/06
Greg Hagglund, Vivelo! 05/07/04
Rodney Hall, FAME Music Group 11/06/09
Rob Hallett, Robomagic 02/05/15
Craig Hankenson, Producers, Inc 02/23/06
Kerry Hansen, Wynonna Incorporated 10/03/03
Eric Hanson, Ted Kurland Associates 12/20/02
Eric Hanson, Tree Lawn Artists 03/23/07
Rusty Harmon, MTM Music Management 12/06/07
Ali Harnell, Clear Channel Entertainment Nashville 08/15/03
Bob Harris, 02/06/09
Evan Harrison, Huka Entertainment 12/08/16
David Hart, The Agency Group 02/20/04
Laura Hassler, Musicians without Borders 12/02/15
Abe Hathot, Musician, composer, and music producer. 12/21/16
Steve Hecht, Piedmont Talent 08/29/12
Travis Hellyer, Mezzanine 09/02/05
Janie Hendrix, Experience Hendrix 02/01/10
Nona Hendryx, Rhythmbank Entertainment 06/02/06
Dan Herrington, Dualtone Records 07/25/03
Sara Hickman, Sleeveless/Stingray 06/30/06
Dan Hirsch, On Board Entertainment 04/04/03
Nick Hobbs, Charmenko 12/14/01
Carel Hoffman, Hilltop Live/Oppikoppi Productions 11/07/12
Ian Hogarth, Songkick 08/09/11
Gene Hollister, Rose Presents 04/08/01
Rusty Hooker, Rock Steady Management Agency 02/16/01
Jake Hooker, Hook Entertainment 05/10/02
Martin Hopewell, Primary Talent International 04/19/02
Tom Hoppa, TKO Booking Agency 09/29/06
Bobbie Horowitz, Times Square Group 01/04/02
Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages 11/01/11
Bruce Houghton, Skyline Music 10/27/00
Bruce Houghton, Skyline Music 01/22/14
Andi Howard, Peak Records and Andi Howard Entertainment 09/02/03
Barbara Hubbard, ACTS 09/12/03
Laurent Hubert, BMG US 11/12/15
Seth Hurwitz, I.M.P. 04/20/09
Ariel Hyatt, Author, and founder of Cyber PR 11/23/16
Mark Hyman, Ashley Talent International 11/09/01
Brett Hyman, Category 5 Entertainment 07/23/04
Bruce Iglauer, Alligator Records 08/17/01
Bruce Iglauer, Alligator Records 05/28/14
Doug Isaac, Super Bowl Concert Series Producer (EXI) 08/24/01
David Israelite, National Music Publishers' Association 11/29/08
Tom Jackson, Tom Jackson Productions 02/06/13
Jay Jacobs, Parc Landon 09/21/07
Larry Jacobson, World Audience 09/17/04
Audra Jaeger, The Management Trust 05/09/03
Ralph James, The Agency Group 01/31/11
Jeffrey Jampol, Jampol Artist Management 07/18/12
Jean Michel Jarre, International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) 06/19/13
Michael Jaworek, The Birchmere 05/08/09
Peter Jesperson, New West Records 11/03/06
John Jeter, The Handlebar 08/15/12
Mike Johnson, Groundrush Media 02/17/06
Mike Gormley & Jolene Pellant, Yes, Dear Entertainment 04/23/10
Susan Joseph, Justice Entertainment Group 02/21/11
Darren Julien, Julien's Auctions 10/25/10
Henry Juszkiewicz, Gibson Guitars 09/28/10
Justin Kalifowitz, Downtown Publishing 04/20/17
Leonard Kalikow, Music Business Reference, Inc. 06/26/08
Craig Kallman, Atlantic Records 03/20/09
Steve Kane, Warner Music Canada 02/09/17
Danny Kapilian, Independent Producer 07/12/02
Mike Kappus, The Rosebud Agency 10/26/09
Andy Kaufman, Birdland 05/17/02
Wendy Kay, Mars Talent Agency 03/09/01
Lucas Keller, The Collective 03/22/11
Marty Kern, Clemson University 07/07/01
Carlos Keyes, Red Entertainment 10/08/04
Golnar Khosrowshahi, Reservoir Media Management 10/24/12
Martin Kierszenbaum, Interscope/Cherrytree Records 09/06/09
Barney Kilpatrick, Rattlesby Records 10/28/05
John Kinsner, The Walnut Room 03/28/08
Doug Kirby, LiveTourArtists 10/24/03
Steve Kirsner, Compaq Center 06/29/01
JoAnne Klabin, Sweet Relief 03/21/03
Andrew Klein, Revolution Marketing 11/05/04
Larry Klein, Producer, bassist, songwriter 03/13/12
Jack Kleinsinger, Highlights in Jazz 04/25/08
Ann Kline, Casa Kline 09/04/14
Brian Knaff, Talent Buyers Network 09/29/01
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
Harvey Kubernik, Author/historian/music journalist 08/20/15
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
Emily Lazar, The Lodge 10/15/15
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
Elliot Lefko, Goldenvoice 09/21/17
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
Randy Lennox, Universal Music Canada 06/24/15
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
Adam Lewis, Planetary Group 01/20/16
Terry Lickona, Austin City Limits 03/14/11
Justine Liddelow, Stage and Screen Travel Services 08/31/11
Jim Lidestri, Border City Media 09/03/15
Larry Lieberman, 4EverWild 03/28/03
Eric Lilavois, Crown City Studios, and London Bridge Studio 12/10/14
Miriam Linna, Norton Records 05/18/17
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
Katherine McVicker, Music Works International 01/08/15
John Meglen, Concerts West/AEG Live 02/21/13
Mark Meharry, Music Glue 05/28/15
Jorge Mejia, Sony/ATV Music Publishing 09/17/15
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
Marty Monson, Barbershop Harmony Society 07/07/16
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
Kevin Morrow, Steel Wool Entertainment 01/25/17
Nick Moss, Blue Bella Records 11/30/07
Jim Musselman, Appleseed Recordings 04/14/06
Natalia Nastaskin, United Talent Agency 04/13/16
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
Fabricio Nobre, A Construtora Música e Cultura 05/04/17
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
Graham Parker, WQXR-FM 11/26/14
Crispin Parry, British Underground 02/24/08
Donald Passman, Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown 04/09/10
Donald S. Passman, Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown 01/06/16
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
Dave Pichilingi, Sound City 03/30/16
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
Jack Randall, The Kurland Agency 03/08/17
Debra Rathwell, AEG Live 05/03/13
Jeff Ravitz, Visual Terrain 02/08/08
Paul Reed, Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) 06/14/17
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
Jack Ross, APA Canada 09/07/17
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
Jacqueline Saturn, Harvest Records 01/21/15
Tamara Saviano, American Roots Publishing 07/22/05
Tamara Saviano, Author, journalist, and producer 08/18/16
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 Sheck, ACCESS Event Solutions 06/22/16
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
Garrison Snell, Gyrosity Projects 02/23/17
Mike Snider, Paradigm Talent Agency Nashville 05/17/11
Andrew Snowhite, Musictoday 05/04/01
Bruce Solar, The Agency Group 05/14/14
Nikki Solgot, Circle Talent Agency 02/18/15
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
Deb Suckling, SUGARRUSH Music 07/27/17
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
Mandar Thakur, Times Music 08/06/15
Jerry Thompson, Promoter Line Inc. 03/05/04
Jose Tillan, MTV Networks Latin America 12/02/05
Jon Tiven, Hormone Studios 08/05/05
Adam Tobey, Concert Ideas 08/24/17
Rob Tonkin, Marketing Factory 12/17/15
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
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John Valentino, Fantasma Productions 04/18/03
John Valentino, AEG Live SE 11/01/10
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Paul Zullo, Muze 01/23/04
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