Industry Profile: Bob Harris

This week In The Hot Seat with Larry LeBlanc: Bob Harris

With almost 40 years of experience Britain’s "Whispering" Bob Harris is one of the giants of contemporary music broadcasting.

From his days at daytime Radio 1 in the ‘70s as well as hosting BBC 2’s influential TV music program “The Old Grey Whistle Test” the same decade to currently being a figurehead personality at Radio 2, Harris has been a fierce champion of gifted new artists while continuing to acknowledge stylistic trailblazers.

Along the way, the 62-year-old co-founded Time Out magazine; authored two rock history books; wrote the autobiography, “The Whispering Years”; produced albums; and voiced countless radio and television documentaries.

The Radio Academy, dedicated to the encouragement, recognition and promotion of excellence in UK broadcasting and audio production, awarded Harris with an award in 2003 for Outstanding Contribution to Music Radio. As well, the Country Music Association in Nashville honored him with the International Broadcaster of the Year award in 2004.

Like so many British kids in the late 1950s, Harris’ introduction to pop radio broadcasting was through Radio Luxembourg. It was hearing DJs Alan Freeman, David Jacobs and Jimmy Saville broadcasting from studios in “Luxembourg City” (shows often pre-recorded in the company's studios at 38 Hertford Street, London) across the night time void into the tiny transistor radio tucked under his pillow in his home in Northampton, England.

It was while listening to Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly and the Everly Brothers on Radio Luxembourg that Harris decided that playing music on the radio was what he wanted to doing his life.

At 12, Harris got his first Dansette record player, then a Decca stereogram and a Grundig tape machine. He had started collecting records, and he began producing radio programs onto his Grundig tape machine.

On leaving school, however, Harris followed in his father's footsteps and joined the police force as a cadet. Two years later, he left the police, and moved to London. He arrived in London spilling hundreds of vinyl singles and his Decca stereogram into a small Hampstead bed-sit.

In 1967, the pirate radio stations knocked aside BBC Radio 1 and Radio Luxemburg. Harris was drawn to Wonderful Radio London, impressed with such DJs as Kenny Everett, and Tony Blackburn, and its playlist that featuring tracks by the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Who, the Kinks, the Small Faces.

Like many, Harris was taken by the innovative music program “The Perfumed Garden” and its colorful host, John Peel. With many other ex-pirate radio DJs, Peel was snapped up by BBC Radio 1, when it began broadcasting in the autumn of 1967.

Meanwhile, Harris had started writing to earn a living. He met Tony Elliott (later the two co-founded Time Out) who ran the University of Keele's student magazine Unit. Harris told Elliott that he wanted to interview John Peel and Elliot fixed it. He did the interview with Peel and they became friends. Peel introduced him to Radio 1 producer Jeff Griffin who did a pilot with Harris and submitted it to Radio 1. Harris was given his first radio gig in 1970, sitting in for Peel. Soon after, one of Radio 1's presenters resigned, and the BBC offered him the show “Sounds of the Seventies.”

Less than 18 months later, Mike Appleton, the executive producer of BBC 2’s “The Old Grey Whistle Test” tapped Harris to host BBC 2’s late-night music show, replacing Melody Maker editor Richard Williams. Launched in 1971, “Whistle Test” primarily showcased album-based artists whereas “Top Of The Pops” offered up popular chart acts.

“Whistle Test” featured many seminal acts of the era, including the first British TV performance of Bob Marley and the Wailers as well as Tim Buckley, Captain Beefheart, Talking Heads, the Ramones, and Judee Sill who, without the existence of the program, may never have been seen by a UK TV audience. It also featured the likes of Led Zeppelin, Supertramp, the Police, Lynyrd Skynyrd, David Bowie and Eric Clapton,

in 1975, Harris persuaded John Lennon in New York and unable to leave America due to immigration problems, to be interviewed. and to perform Stand By Me” and “Slippin’ & Slidin’” as part of the promotion for his “Rock ‘N’ Roll” album. It was the last musical performance Lennon gave for UK television.

In 1975, BBC 1 cancelled Harris’ “Sounds of the Seventies” show and he left “Whistle Test” in 1978. After a brief stop over at Radio Luxembourg, he worked Radio 210 in Berkshire for four years followed by working at Radio Oxford until 1984. Harris also hosted a show on the British Forces Broadcasting Service from 1986 to 1998.

In 1990, Radio 1 Controller Johnny Beerling offered Harris some part-time work. Within three months, Harris was hosting on a regular basis on the station. This came to an end three years later when BBC 1 was overhauled. Harris then jumped over to local BBC GLR (formerly Radio London).

Harris started at BBC Radio 2 in 1997. He is currently doing a Saturday night program (11pm-1am), and the weekly “Bob Harris Country” program.

Two years ago, Harris and his wife Trudie founded the Whispering Bob Broadcasting Company, an independent radio production house, producing radio documentaries for Radio 2. To date, this has included: “Maple Leaf Revolution,” “When John Met Paul,” “Who Breaks A Butterfly On A Wheel,” and “The Sandy Denny Story.”

As well, “Bob Harris Presents” has issued a series of CD compilations, featuring Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, Eva Cassidy, Sarah Harmer, Kathleen Edwards, Thea Gilmore, James McMurtry, and John Prine.

You haven’t hosted “Old Grey Whistle Test” in 30 years but the program is still what you are best known for internationally.

I guess it is. And thank goodness. But I would never want to live in the past

“Whistle Test” lives on via three compilation DVDs. The lineup of acts that performed on the show would not be possible on television today. Who would have the equivalents of David Bowie, the Ramones, Bob Marley, Lynard Skynard, Tim Buckley, and Judee Sill on television today?

The engine of “Whistle Test” was new music. The engine of my (radio) programs today is new music. There is an absolute straight line between there (“Whistle Test”) and what I am doing now.

More than most people you keep current with new music. You are listening to CDs all of the time.

I don’t want to fossilize into this old geezer playing nothing but old music. And the new bands that I play are bringing with them a younger audience.

Many of the artists I play these days are, in a way, the equivalent of the kind of people we were playing 35 years ago (on “Whistle Test”). The philosophy of the music is very eclectic for all of my programming. I play music from right across the board; enduring artists that stride the decades. People say, “You used to play Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, and Little Feat.” Yes, but they weren’t known then.

You were friends with Brit pop star Marc Bolan but he never performed on “Whistle Test.” Why not?

Marc always did “Top of the Pops.” There was a distinction between the two programs. “Top of The Pops” was the singles’ chart and “Whistle Test” was albums. As far as the BBC was concerned, Marc was in the “Top of the Pops” category.

You spent two days in New York interviewing John Lennon for “Whistle Test” In 1975. Your interview with him is one of the warmest I’ve seen. And he wasn’t always a warm guy.

We filmed the day he’d heard that Yoko was pregnant with Sean. So you can imagine that his mood was so light. He was so happy. The other aspect was that we got on really well. That was so fortunate. And it wasn’t like we went through a record label or layers and layers of management (to get him). He was on the phone direct (setting up the interview)

You hadn’t interviewed him previously?

I’d never met him before. And we just got on like a house on fire. We really did. I felt so comfortable with him. And I think he did with me as well. That comes across in the interview. It is so relaxed.

I understand that you had to bring John a gift from England to fulfill his contractual obligation to the BBC?

That’s true. Chocolate Oliver (biscuits). John and Yoko couldn’t get them in New York. He had been talking to Mike (Appleton) about a fee for the interview, and John said “Don’t worry about. I don’t want a fee.” Mike said, “Hold on a minute, John. This is the BBC. We have to pay you a fee.” The fee was 15 pounds. John laughed so much when he heard that. Then he said, “Okay bring me over 15 pounds’ worth of Chocolate Olivers.” That’s how it came about.

Wasn’t the interview around the time John and Paul McCartney were back talking again after years of strife?

They had just started talking again. I asked him, “How are things with Paul?” Because “How Do You Sleep” (the 1971 song that disparages former Beatles songwriting partner McCartney.) was such a harsh song. John said, “Actually I have seen Paul. We did talk.”

Through your production firm, the Whispering Bob Broadcasting Company, you did the marvelous radio special “When John Met Paul” last year. You’ve worked with Paul quite a bit over the years.

Paul and I have always had a great relationship. I first met him in 1973 outside of the BBC. He tapped me on the shoulder and introduced himself. Of course, I interviewed him several times over the years. He wrote me a letter when I lost my show on Radio 1 (in 1993). He gave me such a wonderful interview for “When John Met Paul.” It made the program. He put so much vitality into the conversation. I really like Paul.

The 1977 altercation between you and the Sex Pistols in the basement of The Speakeasy Club is infamous. The incident was on all of the front pages of the national newspapers in the U.K. The band got dropped by A&M Records four days later.

Well that was Derek Green (managing director, A&M Records UK). Derek was incensed by what had happened.

What happened?

Whenever I have read anything I’ve said about this it sounds so pathetic. It wasn’t though. We had 15 to 20 people coming towards us with bottles. My friend George Nicholson got a bottle smashed on his head and received 14 stitches. It took about 30 people to get George and I out of the club. It was scary. There was George in the reception area covered in blood. By this time the word had got out at The Roxy club nearby. Soon after we left, there was kind of a riot on that little section of Margaret Street. It was cordoned off. It was ridiculous.

The punks were then showing their distaste for Britain’s Old Music Guard including people like the Who, you and others.

It got to the point where I couldn’t go anywhere because of the hostility on the street.

The thing about punk is that you could take it back to garage rock of the ‘60s.

I also take it back to early rock and roll. Elvis doing “Heart Break Hotel” at RCA Studio 2 in Nashville were all these players just standing in the studio playing. They were the punks of their day. Hank Williams was a punk in his day.

You ridiculed the New York Dolls on “Whistle Test” in 1974.

I very famously referred to them as “mock rock” which I’ve always stuck by. If you look at them, that’s precisely what they were.

How did you get to London in 1966?

I had a friend John Bird who had moved to London, and lived in Hampstead. He was attending the Central School of Art. I had been up to visit him for a few times. So in the house there were students from the Central School of Art and the London School of Economics and there was a photographer living there. I plugged into this incredible scene and was completely seduced by it. John said, “Listen, there’s a room going free. Why don’t you come up?” So I drove home, packed, and moved to London.

How soon afterwards before you got a job at Radio 1?

Oh gosh, four years. I didn’t do a lot when I first moved to London. I didn’t know anybody in London. And all the people in the house were students. I spent a lot of time on my own in a strange city. I had my record collection, and I had my radio.

Your arrival coincided with a golden era of rock and folk music from London.

London was a magnet to people for so many reasons. By the time I arrived, there was a massively creative scene. Those few years in the mid-60s saw the emergence of an amazing roll call of British musicians in many different fields.

Who would ever think that there would be that great generation of guitarists? Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Jeff Beck and Pete Townsend all arrived within moments of one another. Previously, apart from Hank Marvin and a few good session players, there wasn’t much there. Suddenly there they all were.

And while that was happening the English folk music boom gave us Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, Roy Harper, Richard Thompson, Sandy Denny, Martin Carthy, John Martyn, Davy Graham, Al Stewart and, a few minutes later, Ralph McTell.

You didn’t do any radio work back home?

No. The upbringing I had was very provincial. My dad was a policeman. My upbringing was as far away from show business and the music industry as you could possibly get.

When you began to work at BBC 1 doing “The Seventies Show” John Peel was one of your mentors. And he also introduced you to producer Jeff Griffin?

Well, he did. I had met Tony Elliot and we were working together on Unit magazine. He commissioned me to do an interview and I said that I wanted to interview John Peel. So I go over to John’s house in Fulham and he’s there with Marc Bolan. By this time, John had gone across to Radio 1 from Radio London. He was working with (BBC 1 producers) Jeff Griffin and Bernie Andrews.

John and I became good friends and he arranged an introduction with Jeff Griffin. It was Jeff who then took me into to make a pilot for Radio 1. Then I started on Radio 1 in August 1970 with “Sounds of the ‘70s.”

Did Jeff Griffin teach the basics of programming a show? You wouldn’t have known much about production going in?

No I didn’t. I had arrived with a whole load of records in a bag. Jeff was old school BBC, a hard task master. He cared so much about programming. He wasn’t going to let me off lightly with being loose with my program. He taught me how to build a program-- how you started, and how you built a rhythm into it. He drummed into me to always start with something bright and familiar. He explained to me how to time everything. So I could build a program to allow for links but still have time to place all of the tracks without fading anything or anything getting in the way of the music. He taught me loads. All of the things he taught me, so many of them I apply to the program building that I do now. I learned 90% of it from Jeff.

You worked on Jeff’s famed BBC 1 Beach Boys tribute series in 1974 didn’t you?

My first trip to America was three weeks in LA with the Beach Boys. It was unbelievable. We went to Brian Wilson’s house. We interviewed Van Dyke Parks, and all of the Beach Boys. We traveled with them.

So you have all these interviews, and you come back to London to start editing.

I was in the control room while everything was being edited, and the programs were being put together. In those days, of course, it involved a row of reel-to-reel tape machines and an army of technicians to press buttons, splice tape, and mix.

In 1972, you were the runner-up to John Peel in the Melody Maker and NME polls. You hadn’t been in the business long.

It was all down hill from there (laughs). In 1966 when I first moved to London I went to the NME Poll Winners Concert at Wembley Stadium. It was an incredible bill with the Beatles, the (Rolling) Stones and the Small Faces. God knows how many bands played. It was pandemonium. And there I was in the audience after paying for a ticket. Six years later I’m on that stage with Mike Appleton holding aloft a cup given to us for Top Television Program for 1972 for “Old Grey Whistle Test.” From absolutely nowhere to that stage in six years was an unbelievable jump.

[The NME Poll Winners Concerts took place between 1963 and 1966. They were transmitted on British television a few weeks after they had taken place.]

Meanwhile, John Peel didn’t talk to you for over 20 years. What happened?

I never really got to the bottom of what that was all about. I tried to talk to him about it. It more or less corresponded with me starting on “Whistle Test.” I think, in my heart of hearts, it was that he disapproved of my lifestyle at the time. Here I was in the heart of rock and roll and I’d become one of the main figures (in the UK) within two or three years being in the industry. Everybody seemed to know who I am. That sort of fame goes to your head. I think it went to my head. I didn’t particularly like myself much at certain times in the mid-70s.

It was hard not to be affected with the media being so concentrated and you being successful in both radio and TV.

Yes. It takes a bit of time to get your brain around this huge position where you are in that so many people know you. The thing that got to me more than anything as I got famous was that friends who had known me all of these years suddenly treated me so different. It was really weird. It destabilizes a person. It did me for awhile.

Was it a hard fall in 1978 when you left “Old Grey Whistle Test?” Annie Nightingale took over as the host.

It wasn’t as if I lost the show. In fact, I had been saying to Mike (Appleton) six months earlier that it was probably time for me to stop. I was enjoying it less. (With) the thing with the Sex Pistol and the hostility that my appearance on TV was promoting with people I thought, “I don’t need all of this.” So I said to Mike I want to stop doing it.

My idea was to take myself out of the whole pressure of the situation. My (then) wife Val and I spent quite a bit of time in Italy. I kept my radio hand in by working on commercial radio stations here, there and everywhere. I started doing a show on British Forces Broadcasting Service which I loved. Then I sent a program to Jeff (Griffin) and he eventually got me back on Radio 1. That’s when (my career) re-started.

You were off the national broadcasting scene for a long time.

The last regular show I did on “Whistle Test” was on New Years’ Eve 1979 going into 1980. it was with Blondie at The Apollo in Glasgow. My next national show I did as a regular show was on Radio 1 on Jan. 6, 1990. So the ‘80s passed me by. Or I passed them by. The ‘80s were not a kind moment for (supporters of) acoustic music or to songs and songwriters. You had to batten down the hatches and see your way through it.

Once we got into the ’90 a number of things happened, not least of which was “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana. That was such a pivotal record and then there was Oasis and Blur. The proper bands were back. Bands had gone more basic again. The sound was rawer. They sounded more rock and roll. That’s when everything plugged back in again, I think.

You seem to have considerable freedom at the BBC.

Oh completely I think. But it’s become more bureaucratically difficult lately because the BBC is under so much pressure at the moment. I’m am amazed the BBC doesn’t stand up a bit more for itself at times. The BBC is one of the greatest broadcasting organizations in the world, ever. The freedom that you get and the way they encourage your creativity, and the working practices…all of that is unique. The BBC encourages you to be creative and be an independent thinker. They give you room to make your program the way you feel is right. I am a massive defender of the BBC.

What kind of mad man puts Lou Reed’s “Dirty Boulevard” alongside the Platters “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes” and then plays Kings of Leon?

Like, “Whistle Test’ it’s all the same (thinking). The criteria is, “Do I like this record?” If I like it, I play it. It is as simple as that.

How do you figure out the music mix? What in your mind says, “I can make this work?”

Usually it is some sort of connection or other. You have a new album in and there’s this track you want to play and it sort of reminds you of something else. You match them and they work. So you are making connections between something that just dropped onto your mat that morning with a track from an album you might have heard 20 years. You make that connection between them.

I’ve got the new Buddy Miller album “Written In Chalk” (New West). He and Robert (Plant) have recorded an old Lefty Frizzell song “What You Gonna Do, Leroy?” (written by Mel Tillis) So the natural thing is to match it with a Lefty Frizzell song. I did that with one of my favorites, “Always Late (With Your Kisses).”

Or there might be two tracks—old and new-- written by the same person. Randy Newman has a new album out “Hearts & Angels” and there’s a collection just released on Ace Records called “On Vine Street: The Early Songs Of Randy Newman.” So I linked “Hearts & Angels” from the new album with Cilla Black’s version of “I’ve Been Wrong Before.” I’ve always loved that Cilla track. Suddenly, here’s the moment to play it.

Your country show mixes country with Americana. Does country in the UK means something different than mainstream Nashville country.

What the Country Music Association awards as country music at the moment I don’t think is country music. It’s pop with pedal steel. The vast majority artists I play are more country than the people who are supposed to be country are at this moment.

Give me some examples?

There’s that East Nashville rebel spirit with Eric Brace & Peter Cooper (two veteran music journalist/musicians), and Todd Snyder. We have this amazing singer Diana Jones. Then there’s Kevin Gordon and Elizabeth Cook. I can’t understand for the life of me why Elizabeth Cook hasn’t been adopted by mainstream country (in the U.S.). She is as country as you can get.

You go to the Americana Music Association Awards and there’s Levon Helm, Jim Lauderdale, Steve Earle, John Hiatt, the top echelon (of the genre) who are proud to nail their flag to the Americana pole. They think that this is where authentic American music is being made. I strongly feel that too So that is what my country show represents. It is, what I truly believe, music that is unembarrassed about reaching down into its roots.

Would you play Taylor Swift?

I wouldn’t say I’d absolutely slam the door. I’ve played her once around the CMA Awards.

Sugarland, Kenny Chesney or Rascal Flatts?

Sugarland, yes. Sugarland is different. They have a number of tracks I really like particularly, “Steve Earle.” It’s brilliant. I have a strong regard for Rascal Flatts. I met them about seven years ago, and they were a bit like Nickelback. Kenny Chesney, I’m sorry.

Most mainstream American country acts think UK is a no-go zone.

The big American country artists are not successful here because, frankly, they don’t give a damn. Whereas the Americana artists come over regularly. What is happening in Europe and Britain is important to them and they come over and play. How many times has Steve Earle visited the UK and Europe in the last five years? He’s been here many times. The Dixie Chicks have been here two or three times. Keith Urban and Dierks Bentley have been here. Martina McBride is coming back soon. But then you run out of names.

At the CMA Awards in Nashville a few years ago, Allan Jackson was standing outside our studio while we were broadcasting live. Someone came out and said, “This is BBC Radio 2 and they are covering the awards. Would you like to say a word or two?” He replied, “Why?” That completely summed it up for me. And we would have loved to have done an interview with Allan Jackson.

Bob Harris can be reached at: bob.harris@bbc.co.uk

Larry LeBlanc is widely recognized as one of the leading music industry journalists in the world. Before joining CelebrityAccess in 2008, Larry was the Canadian bureau chief of Billboard from 1991-2007 and Canadian editor of Record World from 1970-89. He was also a co-founder of the late Canadian music trade, The Record. He has been quoted on music industry issues in hundreds of publications including Time, Forbes, the London Times and the New York Times.

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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
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
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
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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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