Industry Profile: Joel Brandes

— By Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner

Former War manager Joel Brandes is back at the War desk managing the 70's R&B/funk rock group after a 30 year absence. War's new "Live Greatest Hits" album dropped on Oct. 14 and their classic song, "Low Rider,” is featured in the new Disney film, "Beverly Hills Chihuahua," that opened in early October.

Joel likens the experience of his return to the music industry to coming out of a time capsule."When I left gas was 70 cents a gallon and Jimmy Carter was president," he says. "Live Nation was an Indian, Bill Graham and Barry Fey were some of the biggest promoters, record companies were so successful, and the idea of the Internet was only in someone’s dreams. Irv Azoff is still telling the story about the saw and the wall between the hotel rooms with Joe Walsh; however, he was the most powerful person in the live performance area when I left, and he's still is."

The Denver native has been involved with music his entire life. At age 15, he won the Colorado State Soloists Competition playing Mozart's Concerto for Clarinet He served for 10 years in the Denver Junior Police Band, achieving the rank of Captain. And with the band, Joel marched in the inaugurations of Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy.

After attending the University of Colorado with a major in Business Administration, Joel went on to produce more than 1,800 concert and entertainment events. While in Colorado , Joel was in a band called The Moonrakers. One day the other members of the band said that he was better on the phone than the base, and he became the manager of the Moonrakers, which evolved into Sugarloaf. Joel managed Sugarloaf ("Green-Eyed Lady"), his first hit group, at the age of 24.

From 1966-72, Joel was president and principal of Continental Artists, providing management, marketing and promotional services for local and nationally known bands in the southwest and western states, including Montana, Arizona, Georgia, Texas and New Mexico. During this time, Joel was also working with Barry Fey. His first show with Fey was Jimi Hendrix at Regis College in 1968. He also promoted the Doors on Feb. 19, 1969,at the University of Denver Joel's other early promotions included The Doors, The Byrds, The Lovin' Spoonful, Elton John, The Doobie Brothers, The Grateful Dead, The Yardbirds, Edgar Winter, Leon Russell, Chicago, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull and others. Some of his management clients included Jerry Corbetta and Sugarloaf as well as Ohio Players, Y&T - Hughes/Thrall, David Pomerantz and Rare Earth.

From 1973-75, Joel became part of the Far Out Management team involved in the promotion and management of the group War. As the international management coordinator, Joel was responsible for the marketing, ad campaigns and public relations, while continuing promoting for such acts as Pink Floyd, Queen, Rod Stewart, Joe Walsh, REO Speedwagon and ZZ Top to name a few. During his management of War, Eric Burdon & War broke with their hit single, "Spill The Wine."

In 1976, Joel joined Barry Fey's Feyline Presents as vice president/director of national tours, promoting the Doobie Brothers, Elton John, Deep Purple, America and Santana, among others. During his three years with the company, Joel developed a national promotion division where he promoted national tours with Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings legendary "Outlaws" tour and Parliament/Funkadelics' Mothership Tour.

But, he left the music industry in 1982 and found a second career in telemarketing law enforcement fund-raising that helped non-profit organizations raise money for their local causes. Some of the 200 organizations he worked with included the American Lung Association, Easter Seals, Fraternal order of police, Utah Peace officers Association and many more. Now, 30 years later, Joel is back and has turned over the management of his fundraising company, Westlake Events, to Mark Davenport.

Joel is involved in his community and past endeavors include being a member of the Thousand Oaks, CA Rotary, president of the New West Youth Symphony and board member of the New West Symphony.

Why did you leave the music industry some 30 years ago?
I don't know. It just worked out that way--a time and a place.

Why are you returning after 30 years?
Jerry Goldstein at Far Out Productions gave me the chance to do it one more time, and with all the experience of running a different kind of business I find there's great synergy and challenges. We just signed Uriginal P-Parliament Funkadelic & The Original Family Stone, who will be touring in 2009: We're working on a fathers of funk tour with War-Family Stone and Original P Parliament Funkadelic.

We’ve had great success in the last 15 months and had a lot of great projects happening. The gross has increased over 40% over the previous fiscal year. I returned because the business has grown so much over the last 30 years, and the opportunities are really exciting.

How did you re-hook up with War?
I had lunch with Jerry Goldstein, and we agreed that I would love the opportunity. He believed in my past success and personal growth from running my own company for 30 years. It has been coming out of a time capsule to a friendly but challenging environment.

First concert attended
James Brown in Denver at the City Auditorium in 1962.

First concert promoted
The Byrds in Denver in 1965. "Tambourine Man" was #1 on the charts. I was young and naive so a few of our mistakes included forgetting to get ticket takers. However, the show sold out. I also played in the opening band the Moonrakers.

First industry job
In 1968 I played bass in the Moonrakers that became Sugarloaf. I also managed Sugarloaf at 24 years old. We recorded four singles that went top ten in Denver for Tower Records, which was part of Capitol Records.

Career highlights
I was sitting at home with the chicken pox and decided that if the Willie Nelson picnic was big in Texas , it would be just as big if not bigger in Oklahoma . I put the show together at the fairgrounds in Tulsa in 1977, about 50,000 people attended. We called the event The Willie Nelson 3rd of July Picnic. A big payday for everybody.

I promoted the Parliament/Funkadelic Mother Ship tour on a national basis in 1977; In 1977-78. I also promoted the Willie & Waylon's Outlaw Tour. Around the time " Luckenback , Texas " was a smash hit. It was great taking these legends from the honky-tonks to the big arenas including the Hollywood Bowl. This was at the time I was running the national touring and shows outside of Denver for Barry Fey and Feyline Presents.

I worked with Barry Fey starting when he came to Denver . The first show was Jimi Hendrix at Regis College in 1968 and promoted the Doors on Feb. 19, 1969 at the University of Denver . In those days you did your own tickets. Barry and I got into a fight, and he tore part of the unsold tickets and threw them out the window, and we had to reprint the tickets for a Deep Purple Date. People ended up with tickets for the same seat.

Another highlight was definitely working for Far Out Productions with Steve Gold and Jerry Goldstein. I was running the live end of the road when Eric Burdon & War came out with "Spill The Wine." It was so different and exciting. I was able to sit in the same room with Steve and Jerry and work with them to break the act. I'd many years of excitement and success with War as their record went gold and platinum. I remember when "Cisco Kid" shipped platinum. It was so much fun: Jerry Goldstein made the records, I ran the live end of things. It was great to be so young and have so much success. At the same time, I promoted a lot of the Deep Purple and The Doobie Brothers dates. I worked security when Feyline promoted the Rolling Stones in Hawaii --the security guard went out with a stripper and could not walk the next day so someone had to work security.

Also managing Sugarloaf at 24 when “Green Eyed Lady” became #3 in the country; I played in a band called the Moonrakers, which became Sugarloaf. One day the guys in the band decided that I was better on the phone than on the bass, and that’s when I became the manager of the band.

Another highlight was promoting the Grateful Dead in Albuquerque with Feyline and Bill Graham, selling out the Omini in Atlanta on New Year’s Eve with Funkadelic. We had black co-promoters for the 30-day tour that charted a private jet that we used for the whole tour; promoting Santana in Texas and seeing the great response; going to Winnipeg, Canada to promote Chicago and driving across the border with the tickets to set the show up not knowing one person in Winnipeg and having a great success; coordinating the Tanya Tucker tour for Far Out Productions with Steve Gold and Jerry Goldstein in 1978; and helping War achieve so much success on a worldwide basis.

Career disappointments
I had to sue Barry Fey for money he owed me from the very successful Willie Nelson and Parliament/Funkadelic tours in 1976 and 1977. It was fun to finally collect 10 years later. Another was the festival in Hawaii at Raceway Park . I was beaten by a big Samoan after I demanded he pay War the balance of the guarantee before they played; Managing Glen Hughes and Pat Thrall of Hughes Thrall Band and working so hard and investing so much money and time, and then because of their personal habits and lack of getting along, they couldn't tour or make a second record. They were on tour with Santana, and we couldn't get them up in the morning. I'd had to get wire cutters to open the hotel room.

When we were promoting the Willie Nelson Picnic in Tulsa, Neal Reshin, Willie’s manager at the time, told Barry and me that Willie wasn't going to do the date unless he received a $30,000 kick back. We thought it over and knew we were going to make a lot so we gave it to him. We couldn't believe that he would risk the relationship with Willie for $30,000. Later on we found out that Neil had told Willie that the dumb schmuck promoters had given him a $30,000 kickback, and he was going to split it with Willie. That way Neil received a 50% commission rather than his fee at the time of 10%. When I managed David Pomerantz we were very close to a Broadway deal for a musical rendition of the Charley Chaplin story. However, Anthony Newley came out with a similar musical on Chaplin that bombed. That was the end of Davids' chance for Broadway at that time.

Greatest challenge
Outside a show in Fargo , ND with ZZ Top, a tornado came in, and the area was declared a disaster. I convinced ZZ Top to get on a turbo prop plane. We were dropping 500 feet at a time, and the guys in ZZ Top were doing the cross thing. When we landed in Fargo , the city was declared a federal disaster. The stage was in 5 feet of mud, but we moved the stage inside to a big barn. We were five hours late, but the show went on. I had no choice -- all of our money was tied up in the show, and I had to make it work. Break War one more time.

Best business decision
To go back into rock and roll in 2007 after being gone for 30 years.

Best advice you received
Terry Basset said only do one or two dates to see if it's going to work, don't get over extended with complete tours when you haven't established the profitability of the act or understand the good and bad aspects of working with them. Always do research and make sure your ideas have validity with the general public.

Most memorable industry experiences
Coming back after 30 years and being a co-producer with Lonnie Jordan and Jerry Goldstein on the "War Live Greatest Hits" album which entered the video charts at #22 this week; re-connecting with Eric Burdon for the reunion of Eric Burdon & War at Royal Albert Hall on April 21, 2008; seeing results as War's gross went up over 40% since I came back into the picture; a trip to Japan in November 2007 with Lonnie Jordan; and being part of the War management team when they achieved the Album of the Year Award in 1973.

Industry pet peeve
People in the music business who take so much for granted and are prima donnas. My old boss Steve Gold said it best: "it's the only business where the hamburger can look at the customer and say I don't want to be eaten tonight."

If I wasn't doing this, I would be...
...working in fundraising and spending more time skiing.

Industry mentors
Jerry Goldstein, Barry Fey, Steve Gold, Fred Bohlander, Danny Weiner, Terry Bassett, Roger Christen, Frank Slay and Dick Allen.

Joel can be reached at: 310-788-3914 or 805-208-8581; e-mail:joelwl@sbcglobal.net

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Henry Juszkiewicz, Gibson Guitars 09/28/10
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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
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
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
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
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