Industry Profile: Dusty Wright

— by Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen

Dusty Wright (aka Mark Petracca) is the host and co-founder of CultureCatch.com, the smart culture audio and video podcasting website, which he says "is the perfect convergence of all of his past experiences: agenting, writing, editing, directing, publishing, producing and performing."

"Providing in-depth interviews with smart culture individuals dissecting art, comedy, fashion, film, music, politics, television, theater, even food will leave you craving for more," he adds. "I want the site to resonate with the audience."

"I want folks to discover new things about the world of pop culture - from the criminally obscure to the perversely popular; not every angle has been revealed," he opines. "I'm not interested in the hype created by high gloss spin-doctors. I'd rather encourage the artists to wax poetically and passionately about their craft, not their next project."

Original audio podcasts and video podcasts on Culture Clash include Les Paul, Tony Visconti, Kevin Bacon, Mark Morris, Duncan Shiek, Susie Essman, Mark Motherbraugh of Devo, Laura Dern, Russell Simmons, Gore Vidal, David Lynch, Bobby Flay, Bruce Jay Friedman, Matthew Modine, Andy Summers of The Police, Ron English, Pete Shelley of The Buzzcocks, Bif Naked, Del McCoury, David Cronenberg, Pamela Des Barres, Michael Butler, and many others.

"I just posted a very illuminating interview with Russell Simmons," Dusty enthuses.

Audio podcasts and video podcasts can be downloaded for free from iTunes or can be watched as a QuickTime or Windows Media movie on a desktop, "but once we amass more content, we might charge for the archives like the on-line newspapers," says Dusty. "We've got over 90 audio and video podcasts up on our site right now and about another 20 we need to edit."

Upcoming video and/or podcast interviews that will be posted include Wynton Marsalis, Crispin Glover, Dustin Yellin, Jim Lauderdale, Bob Costas, Donovan, Marcus Leatherdale, James Braly, Lincoln Schatze, and about 12 more smart culture folks.

"Best to check us daily to see what we posted," instructs Dusty. "I wish I could tell you who we have tentatively, but I don't want to jinx the interviews before they happen."

With a B.A. degree in Fine & Applied Arts from the University of Akron in Ohio, Dusty landed in the coveted mailroom of the William Morris Agency in New York in 1981. He eventually worked his way up the agent-in-training ladder. Finally christened a television agent, he was promptly transferred to Beverly Hills.

"I was a TV/Variety agent so I got to rep/work with all of our talent in all areas of the arts," he reminisces. "I'd to book them on 'The Tonight Show,' 'The Merv Griffith Show,' game shows, award shows, etc. From the actors to the set designers, directors, writers, etc. Really anyone connected to the entertainment world in some capacity.

"After four years I tired of agenting insanity and decided it was time to purse my own career," he continues. From managing the rap act The Nastee Boyz and discovering Gang Starr to creating and manufacturing Safety Shorts--unisex boxer shorts with a condom pocket--I dabbled in various entrepreneurial activities in and around the entertainment industry. I finally decided pursuing a journalism/writing career would be a wonderfully stable occupation."

As a journalist, Dusty was the last editor-in-chief of the legendary rock 'n' roll Creem Magazine and the only publisher/editor of Prince's magazine, New Power Generation. He was also the American editor of the London-based pop-culture magazine Don't Tell It. As a freelancer he's written editorials, reviews and stories for People, The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, In Fashion, Penthouse, Juxtapoz, Self, Details, Cover, Qi Journal, Women's Sports & Fitness, Fitness & Health, Fitness, Seventeen, and numerous websites.

Dusty also dabbled in broadcast journalism as the on-air personality/producer for "News of The World," a UK-based MP3-TV-The Pulse, which was a simultaneous live Web/TV program providing pop culture and music critiques. "It was about five years ahead of its time," he notes.

He also has written six screenplays, including the romantic comedy Christopher on Columbus. His indie feature, The Gentleman Bandit, was screened at the AFM and Malibu Film Festivals in 2000 and released internationally later that year.

On the small screen, Dusty's done tons of field production work (aka EFP - electronic field production) work for the NBA, ESPN, MLB, HBO, Showtime, Lifetime, etc., and worked on the award-winning ESPN documentary series, "The Season: SEC Football, " a behind-the-scenes stories about life in Division I college football.

"With RCB Productions, we produced mockumentaries for the corporate sector," he notes, "and we're currently trying to finish our documentary on 70's cult glam-rocker Jobriath, as well as developing an Americana Anthology Documentary series that pays tribute to the quirkier side of pop icons/cult figures in our country."

Dusty's also worked on two PBS documentaries, "The History of AM and FM Revolution" (2003) with Miami-based Travisty Productions, and co-produced the award-winning PBS documentary, "Wildwood Days" (2005) featuring Bruce Willis, Tom Verica, Dick Clark, Chubby Checker, Bobby Rydell, and many others. He also served as the music consultant for the Johnny Depp movie, Secret Window (2004).

And finally as singer/songwriter, he released three solo CDs and one with his folk-rock quartet GIANTfingers. Dave Lee is currently mixing their follow-up disc entitled Second Chances (www.myspace.com/GIANTfingers). He performs once or twice a month in and around New York City and has a website (www.DustyWright.com).

So how does he do it all? "Practicing Tai Chi for years keeps me centered and allows for me to multitask," he confides.

Dusty, his wife and two children, a colorful collection of plastic dinosaurs, and 3,000 eclectic music CDs call the Upper West Side of Manhattan home.


Experience & Advice
Let's just say I have so much scar tissue in this new digital world that I'm certain that I'm not finished acquiring even more. That's the price you pay for striking out into any new frontier. One of the biggest mistakes we had to overcome was having enough web hosting storage with a second back-up site. Most legit web hosting companies -- and ours is no exception (www.WebHSP.com) -- offer a robust plan. You don't want your site to crash if you post something that suddenly 1-3 million users want to download. So traffic and the amount of data that needs to be stored or downloaded is a vital component.

What did you learn from being an agent that has helped you with CultureCatch.com?
How to conduct myself in show biz: diplomacy, deal making, follow through skills, not taking "no" for an answer, proper phone skills, negotiating, etc. WMA was like grad school in many ways. Plus, the contacts I made are still pertinent today.

What were your initial feelings when you heard about the YouTube sale?
YouTube was and has been the big Web 2.0 story. It was fantastic because it was content driven Internet deal not just technology. Although everyone is still trying to figure out the copyright issues.

What makes CultureCatch.com unique?
I don't know of another site that offers the quality and quantity of in-depth celebrity driven smart culture interviews. Sure there are magazines that have written interviews with celebs. Perhaps Rolling Stone or the New York Times, but I doubt they're as eclectic as we are. And while we're still growing our brand, we've done so on a budget that is easily 1/100 of their operating budgets. You have to remember that I'm interviewing people in the arts who normally don't have this large a forum, and we're talking global once it's posted on the Web to share their craft or their stories.

My personal interview skills make me a very unique interviewer. Someone called me a "hipper Charlie Rose." I like that. I get very real, no bullshit interviews with the folks I sit with. They're not just pitching their latest product, though if they feel really passionate about it, it might come up. But I'd prefer to talk to them when they're not selling something. I don't always have that luxury, but I do get them to discuss their passions and in doing so it's a much easier and compelling interview. I've never been in awe of celebs either. We're all just people with interesting stories to share. Everyone has one fantastic story to share. I allow my guests to feel comfortable with me and then let it flow.

What did CultureCatch.com have to do with the recent Macworld Expo in San Francisco?
We do live Culture Catch Salons: migrating our content and style into a physical space. At the Macworld Expo in San Francisco, we rented out a huge, raw art gallery space near the convention center and hosted our Salon every day from 5 p.m.-- 9 p.m., after the folks left the Expo floor. We had music: some of the cooler new bands and DJs from the Bay area, art and video art projected on the well, even a live video chat with director David Lynch where we let the audience ask him questions. We've all been to cocktail hours, but this was like, wow--cocktails--thanks to our main sponsor Absolut which even provided us with our own drinks like the Dusty Navel, etc.--but the physical space was a lot more robust. It was visually and sonically eclectic and compelling. Like our website in a physical world.

We did a scaled back version at Sundance, more of music-theme version at SXSW. We rented out a venue and featured 26 bands in four days--bands that we wanted, not bands that were forced on us. Even my friend Gary Lucas played a riveting set with his outfit Gods & Monsters. We've hosted very cool series of events through our partnership with Verizon Mobile at the Gibson showrooms, which is the old Hit Factory recording studio. We did one in early July with storyteller James Braly and bard Mickey Western.

What was working with Prince like?
I met Prince only once when I was the editor-in-chief at Creem in the early 90's, and he was the Artist-Formerly-Known-As. I was the only journalist to interview him that year. I wasn't allowed to bring anything with me - no tape recorder, pencil, pen or paper. I made up this fantastic story a la Alice in Wonderland about Paisley Park and all of the folks that inhabited it for Mr. Glyph. He was shy and polite, and we talked about his music. He played me his new CD -- The Love Symbol Album. We hung out for about 90 minutes or so. Then he was gone, and I was left to hang out in Paisley Park and interview his bandmates and handlers. Later that night I went see NPG drummer's Michael Bland's heavy metal band play.

About six months later he asked me to launch his very own magazine, New Power Generation. I only spoke to his managers; he had three in the two years we published the magazine. Everything was done through a Paisley Park liaison. It was frustrating but that's Prince. He plays by his rules. I would have much preferred to chat with him week to week to find out what he liked or didn't like about what we were doing.

Coincidentally, my managing editor was Steve Holtje from Creem, who is now our CultureCatch.com editor, too. Steve remains a very important person in keeping things running smoothly at our site. Plus, he's an expert on all things classical and jazz -- an important aspect of CC.

How did CultureCatch.com come about?
CC was started two years ago on July 5. It was originally a pilot shot for VH1 that didn't get picked up about five to six years earlier. It was deemed too smart for their network, but with the Internet you can cater to niche markets and not worry about your audience margins like TV ad marketing departments do.

What do you like best about the site?
That it's eclectic and dynamic. The interviews can be with the known, nearly-known or the should-be-known in all areas of the arts. Every day you can find something else that's compelling on our site. We don't try to exclude any user. We want it to be compelling content that is also evergreen. If you listen to an interview that I conducted last year with Les Paul or David Lynch, it will still be relevant in five years. Just as important might an interview with an artist like Rich Jacobs, who has some notoriety in smaller graphic and art circles but will hopefully broaden his audience as time unfolds.

Is there a business model?
Yes. It's based on three income sources: selling gateway ads on our podcasts at the top and the end of each interview; producing Culture Catch-branded marketing events at expos like Macworld, NAB and the Portable Media Expo; and, of course, syndicating our content to conventional media outlets - radio/TV - and new digital areas like Apple TV and mobile devices. We have two major principles in Culture Catch Entertainment LLC--me and my partner Richard Burns--and about a 12-16 part-time staff/freelance staff. We recently finished our biz plan and have a few companies interested in us. Perhaps buying into our brand. We're letting our lawyer sort things out.

What are your demographics?
We've a very dynamic 30-60 year old, 60-40% male/female, college educated with incomes over $100,000. This is a goldmine for on-line advertisers. Very niche specific and not at all what many people told us to focus on when we began. We always felt that folks our age needed a landing site like ours where they could find quality programming day to day.

We've about 100,000 users per month that generally go five pages deep on one given visit. We've grown about 10% every month, very much the Long Tail model. Some of our video content can hit much larger numbers once it gets passed around on Youtube or Google video even Revver.com.

Who was your first podcast?
David Koepp was my very first victim. He is considered one of the most successful screenwriters in the movie industry history. He's written Mission Impossible, Jurassic Park 1 & 2, Spider-Man, War of The Worlds and is currently writing the latest installment of Indiana Jones.

What are the biggest transformational changes in media today?
Time-shifted content: content you can watch anytime, anyplace at your leisure as well as the niche concept of programming -- smaller audiences but more specific to their whims and desires. Sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming, but just like the iPod is killing traditional radio by allowing the audience to be their own program directors, the Internet, video and audio podcasts are affording the same programming options for the consumer. You can download and carry some of your favorite movies/TV shows/music videos/podcasts and watch/listen to them whenever you please. That's very liberating on many different levels. Rare that a show can draw a huge audience share unless it's a sporting event or some global event.

Where do you see the convergence of media going in the future?
It's nearly here. One held hand device -- iPhone and one screen at the office and one at home that runs all of your programming/work/entertainment -- everything but cook for you. In fact we're working on that cooking idea, but I won't go into it.

What do you think of the iPhone?
I hail the new iPhone. I was in San Francisco during Macworld when Steve Jobs unveiled it. I'm going to buy one very soon. Let's just say that the iPhone has brought the most powerful, sexy computer to your hand. It's computer/phone/media player all in one. It will only get better with more memory, better batteries and live iChat. Dick Tracy's cartoon strip wristwatch is nearly here! With over 200 patents it has crushed the competition.

How often do you perform live?
I still perform at least one to two times live a month in New York with either The Dusty Jaguars or with GIANTfingers. I also played in London a few times. I did do an amazing duo gig at The Borderline with lead guitarist David Waters a few years ago. Great venue.

Where does CultureCatch.com go from here?
CulutreCatch will continue to expand and explore smart culture into originally programming, and we will diversify our programming into other areas, including mobile programming, feature films and music. We will also launch a product line or be affiliated with dynamic products that we will offer for sale or discount on our site. We've already taken one baby step by launching limited edition tee shirts with some of the artists we've interviewed like Ron English and David DeRosa.

Why did you come up with the name Dusty Wright?
I became Dusty by accident in my old post-punk/pre-grunge band Bastards of Execution, aka BoE. Jay our lead guitarist would always break a string at some point during our set, and he'd make me do punked out country song to fill the time while he'd change his string. He'd say, "Now my boy Dusty is goin' get country for you while I fix my git-tar." So I got the nickname. I then formed a roots-rock band with my friend Orville Davis--bass player from the Atlanta-based Capricorn record label act Hydra. We became the Wright Brothers: Orville and Dusty Wright. Then I went solo and kept the Dusty Wright moniker. I'd played in Nashville a few times as Dusty Wright and just decided to use it on my website and CDs. So many people know me only as Dusty in the music biz and now in the podcasting world.

Why did you decide to use the moniker Dusty Wright for the website and hosting duties?
My agent suggested it. Having had some success and web presence as Dusty Wright, he felt that name had good brand recognition. It didn't much matter to me, though my Italian relatives might feel cheated out of our namesake. Some people call me Mark and some people only know me as Dusty, although David Lynch refers to me as Buster!

First concert attended
The Fifth Dimension at the Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio in the late 60's. I was with my parents and in the seventh grade. It was a rather pedestrian musical outing, but they were a very big pop band back then. And though I was under whelmed by the show, I was hot for my father's friend's daughter Lucia. I was smitten, but she was a year older and not too impressed with me. I tried to convince her that not only did I have all The Monkees Lps, but my cousin had turned me on to the Rolling Stones and Sly & The Family Stone.

The first rock concert I attended without my parents was the J. Geils Band at the Akron Civic Theater in 1972. "Blow your face out, baby!" Pete Wolf screamed to Magic Dick on his lickety stick. It was the beginning of a long and strange trip indeed. As a high school freshman at Akron St. Vincent -- future home of LeBron James -- it was a crazy night. I quickly realized how live music could transform your soul. The entire venue was on their feet from start to finish. I was in heaven. That was followed by a very mind expanding concert by Hawkwind at the University of Akron's gym a few months later.

First concert worked
Producing a local show for Hammer Damage Band and Unit 5 at a building in Akron, Ohio, circa 1980. My father was converting this old, two-story building into offices. His previous tenants downstairs had been Devo before they split for LA so it was with this in mind that I decided to throw a party for two other cool bands from Akron that I felt deserved a higher profile. These were two of my favorite Akron bands riding on the wave of the Akron sound that been paved earlier by acts like Devo; Tin Huey--Chris Butler would go on to form The Waitresses; Rubber City Rebels; The Numbers Band from Kent, OH; The Bizarros; and ChiPig. It was your typical college keg party with killer music and plenty of slippery floors from the spillage. I don't remember much other than the bands got paid and everyone had a good time, especially me.

First industry job
Pushing a mail cart at William Morris. I was hired before I'd even found an apartment in NYC on Oct. 4, 1981. I'd decided that attending law school at the University of Akron would have choked me of my creative spirit. Jonathan Trumper, now my consigliore, and I started the same day. I had a great time in the mailroom printing up fake WMA biz cards to get me and my friends into clubs and events. Eventually I moved from the mailroom to work for Chairman Emeritus Nat Lefkowitz. And then moved over to Lucy Aceto's desk in TV/Variety working David Letterman Show and Saturday Night Live. Then I earned my agent's stripes and was moved to the Beverly Hills Office where I was a very disengaged TV Variety agent. I aspired to other creative endeavors.

Who were your WMA signings?
My biggest signing was Andrew "Dice" Clay. He made a lot of money and pissed off more than a few feminists along the way. He was a very sweet guy underneath the leather jacket, who was just doing a Fonzi shtick with incredibly hilarious bits with incredibly filthy, disgusting language and jokes. Not one to cotton to L.A.'s car culture, I moved back to NYC a year later and started my writing and music career. The rest is just more of my journey.

Career highlights
Launching my website, CultureCatch.com, and being chosen by Macworld Expo 2007 to put together the entire Podcasters Market symposium for them. This single act totally validates the energy and spirit of the website that my partner Richard Burns and I've put together. It's the dawn of a new day, and, as I'm very fond of saying, the Internet is bigger than the Gutenberg Press. The democratization of information is so vital, viral and prolific that is a joy to work in it, on it, around it every single day.

On a musical front: Singing and playing on stage at the 1997 Bruce Springsteen Tribute show at the Beacon Theater in NYC. My guitarist David Waters and I, now a Fender sales rep, played with the house band. We had recorded a roots-rock countrified version of "Mary, Queen of Arkansas" for a B-side for the Right Stuff/Capitol Records release of Kurt Newman's "Atlantic City" EP. I played my black Rick 12-string (wish I'd never traded that guitar), and David was shredding slide guitar on his Strat. We were the second or third act of the night. It was a sold out performance. Folks thought the Boss might show, but alas he never did. Southside Johnny was there. Richie Havens dug it, and he and I hung backstage talkin' music and songwriting. Picture still sits on my desk.

I've released four independent CDs, and CultureCatch.com has certainly helped me sell some of my own digital product thru iTunes and Cdbaby.com. I'm nearly finished with my second GIANTfingers CD with my music partner and master cellist Matt Goeke.

Career disappointment
I prefer not to focus on the disappointments, as there is always many when you're born with an entrepreneurial/artist's spirit. You soldier on knowing that your life is a one long journey and that many chapters will be written.

Greatest challenge
To keep humor and humility in my life and work. Regardless of how serious, how the entertainment world can be, you need to step back and remind yourself that this is show business, not brain surgery. Sure, there are plenty of ball busters and cretins who'd like you to think that they and their clients are the center of the universe, but it's all about art at the end of the day, and if it isn't, then it's all about some person hyping their brand without any chance of maintaining a long and vital career. One should never get too puffed up on ego and self-worth. Walk with humility and humanity in your heart.

Best business decision
Starting CultureCatch.com. This has been the perfect convergence of all of my past experiences: agenting, writing, editing, directing, publishing, producing and performing.

Best advice you received
"You may not like the rules, but if you're going to play the game, you better master them." I'll never forget this advice. An older gentleman in NYC offered me this advice before me and Stu Fine nearly became partners in Wild Pitch Records. I opted out in the 11th hour, not completely sold on the long lasting merits of hip-hop. I wanted our boutique label to rep all forms of music. Stu wanted to strictly pursue hip-hop. I was working with a Newark act called The Nastee Boyz. You should hear their track "Killer B'z," a 12" we cut in 1986 with Fred Schneider of The B-52s on vocals. I saw a copy of it on eBay recently for $10. I'd been given a cassette by a young man that I really liked so I was very conflicted. That artist was Keith aka Guru from Gang Starr. Stu then brought him to national attention and success without me, of course.

Best advice to offer
Don't believe the hype. There are plenty of people who will sell it to you every which way, but strip it all away, and it's just a big, greasy spin. Keep your soul open to the joy in all of life's experiences, even the toughest life lessons. Don't look back, learn from your mistakes but don't dwell on your failures or missed opportunities.

Pursue your passion whether it's in the arts as an artist or behind the scenes as a manager or agent. Most successful people really have plowed ahead against the advice of naysayers proclaiming otherwise.

Most memorable industry experiences
I was covering the Glastonbury Festival in the early 90s for Creem Magazine. I was the editor-in-chief and had decided that I would conduct the Robert Plant interview. I was a huge Zep fan so I had to do it. Upon arriving from the train station I was to meet him at his hotel and commence with the interview. He graciously offered to drive me around the area, offering me a convincing and thorough history of King Arthur and all the myths and facts. Needless to say, it was a very magical experience. And Robert was gracious and down to earth. Also meeting and working with Prince, but those stories I'll save for my memoirs.

Favorite team/athlete
Favorite athletes are week-to-week as I marvel at their gamesmanship from contest to contest. Whether it's LeBron droppin' a triple double or my beloved Browns and Indians scratching out a victory, I remain a die-hard loyal Ohio sports freak. From my college team The University of Akron to the Ohio State Buckeyes, I dream of championships that always seemed out of grasp when I came of age in the 60s/70s. Sure the Browns won a championship in 1964 on the legs of Jim Brown and passing accuracy of Frank Ryan, but I was still a few years away from understanding the diversion and bragging rights that pro sports would offer. I was once the president of the Browns Backers of New York City during the late 80s, when we had Bernie Kosar at the helm and dreamed of the Super Bowl. I witnessed in person the brutal Denver losses -- The Drive, The Fumble -- during the AFC championship games that sealed our agonizing fate. The snow-filled loss to the Marlins at the Jake back in 1997. Watching The Tribe lose game 7 with my friend Harry Spero in New York at his friend Chris' house. It was just another "what-might-have-been" for the perennial Charlie Browns of Northeast Ohio Sports.

Favorite restaurant
Il Due Cippi in Saturnia, Italy. An amazingly simple but elegant little jewel tucked away in southern Tuscany just up the hill from my favorite spa in the entire world. It's here that I can unwind and listen to the ancient voices of my forefathers whisper their poetry to me. Whether dining on truffles or sipping a glass of red wine.

Favorite hotels
It's not a hotel but a family or friend who takes you in while on holiday. Nothing beats the traveling blues like a home cooked meal by a close friend of loved one; The Inn at Terme di Saturnia in the ancient town of the same name in Tuscany is rather amazing and elegant. The Four Seasons in NYC and Beverly Hills are still pretty special.

What your friends would be surprised to learn about you
I'm basically shy and that I hide behind this Dusty Wright persona to escape their scrutiny.

Industry pet peeve
The shortsightedness of the complacent. Just because you're the proverbial 800 lb. gorilla doesn't mean you should sit on your throne and expect the world to fall at your feet in worship.

If I wasn't doing this…
…I would be stuck in Akron as a college professor or working for the family business in real estate development.

Industry mentor
He happens to be a good close friend as well: the honorable Michael Butler. He was/is the original producer of Hair on Broadway and on film. He, more than anyone, has allowed me to look at life with a smile and kind word for everyone, even the most vilified. I've seen him shame folks half his age with a rare air of dignity, courtesy and grace. He is stuff of legends, and I'm so honored to name him as my favorite mentor.

Dusty can be reached at (212) 877-7330; e-mail: dusty@culturecatch.com

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David Campbell, AEG Europe 08/02/10
Tom Cantone, Foxwoods Entertainment Group 10/20/00
Tom Cantone, Foxwoods Resort Casino 07/03/03
Tom Cantone, Mohegan Sun 08/30/09
Ashley Capps, A. C. Entertainment 05/21/04
Rio Caraeff, Vevo 07/12/11
Mike Carden, Eagle Rock Entertainment 08/16/11
Charles Carlini, Carlini Group 05/16/08
Mark Carpentieri, M.C. Records 05/27/05
Mark Carpentieri, M.C. Records 01/10/11
Troy Carter, Coalition Media Group 06/07/10
Daniel Catullo, Coming Home Studios 06/22/08
Raffi Cavoukian, Folk Singer/Children's Entertainer 05/11/16
Jeffrey Chabon, Chabon Entertainment Group 08/22/02
Mike Chadwick, Essential Music & Marketing 08/01/12
Rob Challice, Coda Music Agency 03/27/13
Tom Chauncey, Partisan Arts 01/11/02
Tom Chauncey, Partisan Arts 10/04/11
Lisa Cherniak, Artists Against Racism (AAR) 07/20/01
Bob Chiappardi, Concrete Marketing 06/13/03
Joel Chriss, Chriss & Co. 10/04/02
Michael Chugg, Michael Chugg Entertainment 09/14/01
Michael Chugg, Chugg Enterprises 10/02/09
Gary Churgin, Harry Fox Agency 09/13/10
Vinny Cinquemani, S.L. Feldman & Associates 12/13/12
Barry Coburn, Ten Ten Music Group 03/28/11
Matthew Cohen, Green Room Productions 10/19/01
Ted Cohen, TAG Strategic 01/10/13
Lisa Cohen, Associated Booking Corporation 02/10/06
Steve Cohen, Music + Art Management, Inc. 03/09/07
Dan Cohen, Music & Memory 01/12/17
Michael Cohl - Part 1, S2BN Entertainment 03/06/13
Michael Cohl - Part 2, S2BN Entertainment 03/13/13
Bryan Coleman, Union Entertainment Group 02/14/12
Mamie Coleman, Fox Broadcasting 07/05/12
Dennis Condon, Disneyland Resorts 07/13/01
Peter Conlon, Peter Conlon Presents 05/20/05
Tony Conway, Buddy Lee Attractions 10/06/00
Allen Cook, TOURtech 04/16/15
Tomas Cookman, Cookman International 09/05/03
Alex Cooley, Alex Cooley Presents 07/12/10
David Cooper, Foxman.com 10/31/03
Jay Cooper, Greenberg Traurig, LLP 05/23/11
Julie Coulter, Near North Insurance Groups 06/07/01
Amy Cox, Deep South Entertainment 02/09/07
Michael O. Crain, Crain Law Group, LLC 10/09/13
Charlie Cran, The Strawberry Music Festival 04/05/10
Jim Cressman, Invictus Entertainment Group 06/06/12
Russ Crupnick, MusicWatch, Inc. 07/23/15
Todd Culberhouse, Vision Management /Vision Records and Entertainment 09/05/08
Tony D'Amelio, Washington Speakers Bureau 04/21/06
Ruth Daniel, In Place of War 08/09/17
Ray Danniels, Standing Room Only Management, and the Anthem Entertainment Group 03/05/15
Ken Dashow, WAXQ-FM (l04.3 FM) - New York 09/08/06
Hal David, Lyricist 07/26/11
David Davidian, Independant Lighting Designer/Director 06/18/04
Anthony Davis, D&L Entertainment Services, Inc. 03/02/01
Chip Davis, American Gramaphone/Mannheim Steamroller 05/31/02
Mitch Davis, Tempest Entertainment 07/16/04
Jeff Dawson, Canadian Recording Services 06/08/08
Desiree Day, USO Celebrity Entertainment 08/10/01
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
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
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
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
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
Marsha Vlasic, Artist Group International 05/31/17
Mat Vlasic, Bravado 06/28/17
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
Kirt Webster, Webster PR 02/03/16
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
Adam White, Author 09/14/16
Adam Wilkes, AEG Live Asia 10/13/16
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
Keith Wortman, Blackbird Presents 03/22/17
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
Kevin 'Chief' Zaruk, Chief Music Management 06/10/15
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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