Industry Profile: Marcie Allen
By Larry LeBlanc
This week In The Hot Seat with Larry LeBlanc: Marcie Allen
Despite her Southern drawl, there’s nothing laid-back about Marcie Allen, the savvy, spirited and fast-talking 15 year music industry veteran who heads Nashville-based MAC Presents, the 5-year-old sponsorship and fulfillment agency that deftly matches corporate sponsors with music artists.
MAC—with a staff of 10-- has been singled out as finalist in the 2009 American Business Awards—for Best Overall Company of the Year (Up to 100 Employees) and, Allen has been nominated for Executive of the Year – Media and Entertainment. The awards will be announced in New York on June 22.
According to a recent IEG sponsorship report, North American-based companies will spend an estimated $1.08 billion to sponsor music venues, festivals and tours in 2009---a 3.8% increase from 2008. That's the highest level of spending on music ever reported by IEG which tracks money spent on sponsorships.
Most of that growth is being driven by growing American corporate interest in large-scale tours by major artists, and spending on national music festivals, according to IEG.
Sponsorship—once universally scorned by music artists and managers alike--has experienced a huge growth of interest in recent years as acts seek to defray tour costs while being heavily courted by corporate marketers trying to reach new consumers.
While corporate marketers are more sophisticated in their approach to music sponsorships, and now seek sponsorship opportunities that offer as many touch points as possible, Allen and a handful of others in her field have greatly boosted sponsorship benefits to offer customized marketing platforms, including on-site presences, and viral-marketing campaigns that create interactions among fans, bands and brands.
Allen is the third generation of her family to work in entertainment. Her grandfather, the legendary DJ "The Hossman" Bill Allen (who died in 1997), was, along with "John R" Richbourg, Herman Grizzard. and Gene Nobles one of the first to introduce R&B (including releases by James Brown, Fats Domino, and Chuck Berry) to a white audience via WLAC AM's 50,000 watt signal in Nashville, starting his show with the familiar "Well, hello, darlin', hello, darlin'" greeting.
Allen’s aunt, BeBe Evans has worked as director of touring for the Charlie Daniels Band for almost 25 years.
Allen’s first music booking was hiring a cover band called Megaphonics for her senior prom at Harpeth Hall in Nashville.
While attending Rhodes College in Memphis, as a history major and then in the British Studies program, Allen began booking bands for her sorority, Tri Delta.
In 1995, Dave Williams, president at Cellar Door Concerts in Washington, D.C. hired Allen as an intern assistant to talent buyers Geoff Gordon, Drew Pompilio and Brian O'Connell. She was later promoted to director of marketing.
In 1997, Allen joined the William Morris Agency in Nashville as an assistant but only stayed a year before deciding to launch her own company, MAD Booking (an acronym for "Marcie Allen Does Booking") in 1999.
MAD produced several weekly summer concert series including Bridgestone Dancin' in the District in Nashville; On the Bricks in Atlanta; and Sessions at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Washington D.C . It also booked the Voodoo Music Festival in New Orleans from 1999-2001, and the 18-city Virgin College Megatour, presented by Dentyne Ice & Dentyne, and headlined by Michelle Branch.
By 2004, MAD had 15 employees in offices in Nashville and Atlanta. When MAD's investors came to her with a restructuring that she didn't like, Allen resigned. MAD closed the following year.
Shortly after launching MAC Presents five years ago, Allen brokered a name-in-title sponsorship deal with the Lebanon, Tenn.-based restaurant chain Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, and Alison Krauss and Union Station for a U.S. tour supporting the Rounder release, "Lonely Runs Both Ways.”
The deal, concluded with AKUS manager Denise Stiff, and Cracker Barrel VP of marketing Chris Tomasso, enabled AKUS to put money into tour production, including a year-long bus lease.
Additional elements of the deal included a Cracker Barrel wrap for the tour bus, a consumer web site and Internet promotions, meet-and-greets, promotional tickets, inclusion in TV and print promotions, venue signage and on-site marketing opportunities at all venues.
In 2006, CAA approached Allen to create a sponsorship department in its Nashville office. She was a consultant for CAA from Sept. 2006 to Oct 2007.
In 2007, Research in Motion (RIM) presented John Mayer's North American tour for BlackBerry to help launch its AT&T-carried mobile phone, Curve. The deal was brokered by Allen, Amy Pesa and Andre Gaccetta from the event marketing firm George P. Johnson, and Paul Kalbfleisch, senior dir. of corporate marketing for RIM.
In 2007, MAC, again with George P. Johnson, oversaw Jeep's sponsorship of the Tim McGraw/Faith Hill Soul2Soul Tour in 2007.
Allen has also negotiated sponsorship deals for CAA artists with AT&T (Ace Young), Dreyer's Ice Cream (Chris Richardson and Melinda Doolittle), Wrangler/Justin Boots (Little Big Town), Nikon (John Mayer), Crocs (Guster) and Rembrandt (Griffin House).
Following last year's successful stint working with Tim McGraw, KC Masterpiece Barbecue Sauce and Kingsford Charcoal signed on as headline sponsors of the 2009 Keith Urban Escape Together tour. Allen, representing Kingsford and KC Masterpiece brokered the deal.
Under the deal, KC Masterpiece and Kingsford are hosting the Keith Urban Backstage Barbecue Experience. As well, for the sponsors, there is VIP pre-show, admission to concerts including a exclusive performance by Urban and photo ops.
Allen also partnered Lady Antebellum with the water filtration company Brita and its "Filter for Good" campaign that encourages fans to reduce their consumption of disposable plastic water bottles (by using Brita products, of course). The deal is the first corporate partnership for both Lady Antebellum and Brita.
A recent survey of 70 major brands, titled "Sounds Like Branding" by Stockholm-based brand communication agency Heartbeats International, suggests that music is considered an important tool in building a brand but seven out of ten companies were found to spend 5% or less of their marketing budgets on music.
When asked what factors are holding them back, 37% of respondents indicated difficulty in measuring the value of an investment in music.
How do you get paid?
I charge 20% off the top of the deal. If an artist says they need $1 million, I try to get $1.2 million. I pay all of our own expenses. I don’t take a retainer. Never have. Never will. When you are on retainers, you always hear, “What have you done for me, today?” That’s not how we work.
Some times we will take on clients and our team can’t get them anything. Of course, they are then upset with us. But we can’t force two parties to the table. Some times, there are brands or artists that come in, and say this is all they are willing to do. The key to success in the sponsorship space is that you have to come in with the mind frame of, “I’m going to have to negotiate.” Because the deal never gets done on the first offer, I have never seen that happen.
Instead of representing artists, you represent brands. That seems like a switch of traditional roles in the field.
When I left CAA in the fall of 2007, I shifted to representing the brand. I didn’t want to compete with William Morris, Paradigm, or CAA. I didn’t want them to feel that I was out there trying to sign artists to represent them for sponsorship and endorsement deals. When I did that (shift) there was a huge shift in the success of my company.
You changed the funnel of delivery?
I go to brands and tell them that we want to help build their music strategy. There’s probably not a manager in the industry that isn’t going to take a sponsorship deal if it makes sense for their artist. Now, I am not saying that I can get an A-level artist to take a condom sponsorship but If I phone a manager, even if I have never worked with them before, and I say that I have a client who is interested in sponsoring their client, they are going to talk to me. They have probably heard of me or they can find out about me.
While at CAA, I had a roster of 75 artists. It was a challenge giving the time and attention that was needed to each of those artists. With one artist, you might have to call 20 brands. So now, we focus on fewer brands.
Back to your booking days, instead of booking the artist you are representing the venue?
Right. I am representing the dollars and nine times out of ten, I can tell a brand in five minutes if an artist is willing to do something or not. When they say to me, “Will the artist hold up my product from the stage and talk about it?” I can say, “No. I don’t care if you pay them millions of dollars; they aren’t going to do it.”
A decade ago, if an artist agreed to do a corporate-related deal, they were still wary of how they would be used. At the same time, over the years, brands have sought a bigger bang for the buck.
Today, while many artists feel they can work with brand marketers, the field isn’t wide open to acceptance yet.
I agree but everything (in the music industry) has changed. The marketing budgets of record labels are decreasing by the day. The dollar is shrinking and it’s not getting any cheaper to go on the road and tour. Every artist knows that the only way that they can (survive) is by creating a true fan base (through touring) because radio doesn’t create hits or superstars anymore. Having your song on the radio means nothing today. There are bands selling more tickets without a lot of airplay. The Kings of Leon have now crossed over at radio but, forever, nobody really knew who they were. All of a sudden, they sold out Madison Square Garden last year.
Most of the reason that artists do sponsorship deals are to offset the costs of touring or to help assist them with their marketing campaigns if they are launching a tour and an album.
Tom Petty, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay, and My Morning Jacket are among acts who have said that they will never do a brand sponsorship.
I was shocked when Coldplay appeared in the Apple commercial (with "Viva La Vida") last year. Very shocked. But they used it to launch their new album (“Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends”). You didn’t see them endorsing the iPod. That commercial was around the launch of this new album. In essence, it was a music video for their first single.
There are three deals that I think changed the way people look at sponsorship deals. One was Microsoft and Madonna in 2001. Microsoft paid her a fortune (to launch their new computer operating system software Windows XP). And it really was them utilizing her song (“'Ray of Light”). Then Led Zeppelin and Cadillac --they ran the commercial (with “Rock and Roll”) during the Super Bowl (2002) and they paid a fortune for it. And then there was Paul McCartney and Lexus in 2005.
I don’t know why Led Zeppelin agreed to do the Cadillac deal but Madonna and McCartney--two iconic artists--had new albums.
Sponsorships started to change when Paul McCartney did the Lexus deal. You know how protective the Beatles were of everything. They weren’t on ITunes. They were so protective The Lexus deal with McCartney was called a tour sponsorship. But outside looking in, it was an endorsement.
[In 2005, Lexus and Paul McCartney announced the groundbreaking partnership that named Lexus as presenting sponsor of the McCartney U.S. tour. The Lexus tour sponsorship represented the first time McCartney had ever partnered with a commercial brand in his career.]
I’d add the Rolling Stones letting Microsoft have “Start Me Up” In 1981 to introduce people to the 'start button' in their Windows software.
Yep, I was going to say that too but the Rolling Stones have always done these types of deals. in the late ‘70s, they did the deal with Jovan. That’s the first sponsorship deal that is regarded by anyone I’ve ever talked to in the music industry.
Within the sponsorship and endorsement world, what generally will artists not do?
Some of them will not do corporate events--performances for the brand. Some won’t go to dinner with the president of the company. Some won’t allow the brand to stand on the side of the stage during their set.
It sounds as if some artists still feel like they are making a pact with the Devil.
Everything is negotiable. Although I represent the brand, I represent the deal. It doesn’t matter what the brand wants or what the artist wants. Unless they meet in the middle, and you can find something that everybody is happy with, then there’s no deal.
Artists are starting to realize that, in addition to cash, brands bring marketing support. This is why I feel that (the market for sponsorship and endorsement) has shifted. And I think you are going to see the amount of money brands spend in the music space double, triple and quadruple in coming years.
Despite these bad times, North American companies will spend $1.08 billion in 2009. Yet, Heartbeat International says that while music is important to corporations, many of them spend less than 5% of their annual advertising budgets on music-related activities.
Do you want me to tell you why? Because they don’t know how to do it. That is why companies like us are so successful right now. We have major brands coming to us, including Gallo, AT&T, Research In Motion (BlackBerry) Clorox, KC Masterpiece and Kingsford asking how to navigate within the music business. Marketing teams at Fortune 100 companies are also being cut daily from 200 to maybe 50 employees.
At the same time they are trying to strengthen their brand.
Correct. And more importantly they are trying to get more for their dollar.
One of the things that my team pride ourselves on is that we try not to just go and do a sponsorship deal. We make sure the deal makes sense. With all of our deals there’s been a story. That is why the major brands are calling us. They will say, “Find me my Jeep story. Find me my BlackBerry story.”
I also feel that if there were 100 companies like MAC Presents, you would see that number jump dramatically.
The problem is that you can work 12 months on a deal and you are working on spec. I only get paid by a brand if I close the deal. So you have to be very selective. There are people that will call me—and these will be A-level artists—offering me 20% to close a deal. I pass on probably 80% of the calls that my team gets. We are very selective. And we only take on projects that we know we can close. I don’t have any investors.
While working at CAA in 2006, you put together the BlackBerry tour with John Mayer for 2007. That was the first time Research in Motion (parent company of BlackBerry) had ever done tour sponsorship.
And the first time John Mayer had ever done a tour (sponsorship) deal. I’ve worked for years with John. I saw him at South By Southwest (The SXSW Music and Media Conference) before he had an agent or a manager. He gave me his tape and I said, “You need to play my festival.” He played my festival in Nashville (Dancin' in the District) and my festival in Atlanta (On the Bricks) and the Voodoo Music Festival in New Orleans which I booked.
Did RIM come to you?
No. The event marketing firm George P. Johnson was working with RIM at the time. I had just joined CAA as a consultant to create a sponsorship division in their Nashville office in 2006. Michael McDonald (Mayer’s manager) and the agents at CAA said that John was open to a sponsor. There were four or five brands that he was willing to work with. One of which was BlackBerry. These were products that he used every day. He did not want to have a pop corn or potato chip company sponsor him. He wanted something that he genuinely had a connection with.
When I first called RIM, they said they’d never gotten into the music space but they want to transition into the consumer marketplace because the BlackBerry was predominantly utilized by the business sector.
This deal was literally done—negotiated out—in two weeks. Right there, that sums up why you have to have people (in these negotiations) who speak these two languages, (marketing and music) that is the thing that people don’t understand. It is two languages. It is like Italian and French.
That deal wasn’t like the integrated deal that was done recently with JCPenney and Rascal Flatts. What are the differences?
It is a sponsorship (deal) versus an endorsement. The deal we did with John Mayer was for his 2007 summer tour and around the launch of the new BlackBerry/AT&T Curve. It was for the U.S. only, and for around 30 shows. That is what we call a name and title sponsorship. So that means it was “BlackBerry Presents.” They got a pass through sponsorship with their carrier AT&T. They got tickets, and meet-and-greets with John. They were in all of the (tour) advertising. They had “experience centers” on site. They are trying to go after that 18 to 34 demographic which is what John's demographic was.
The deal with BlackBerry and John Mayer then stepped up?
In 2008, BlackBerry wanted to step up their involvement with John and do a global endorsement deal. This is where when you think BlackBerry, you think John Mayer. So there was a full print campaign. A minute of his video of "Waiting on the World to Change" was loaded onto three million new Curve sets that came out in the Spring. John went into the studio and recorded five original ringtones to be pre-loaded onto the Curve. He performed at the Consumer Electronics Show for BlackBerry in January. He also performed at their conference in Orlando in May.
That sounds like an integrated partnership deal.
Integrated partnership is a tricky term. A sponsorship (deal) can be an integrated partnership. It is endorsement versus sponsorship. JCPenney and Rascal Flatts was an endorsement. That is where the brand steps up and is represented by the artist. Rascal Flatts says “We are representing JCPenney. We are going to wear their clothes. We are going to put the name of their slogan into one of our songs (“American Living”). We are going to call the tour “American Living.” We are going to wear their clothes on the cover of our album.” I don’t remember all of the details. But it was a full-on endorsement.
With John Mayer, let me tell you the difference. From 2007 to 2008, all of the shots we did with John, he was not holding the (BlackBerry) device because it wasn’t an endorsement (deal). it was tour sponsorship.
The next year when (photographer) Danny Clinch shot John, he’s holding the device. (In ads) John gives a personal statement that he wrote himself talking about how whether he’s in the back seat of a cab going to visit a graphic designer or on the front lip of the stage playing to 15,000 people or in a hotel putting my BlackBerry down on the nightstand, the BlackBerry is his personal assistant. It’s my life.” That’s tied in with BlackBerry’s slogan of “Life on BlackBerry.”
Your relationship Tim McGraw and Faith Hill started off as a tour endorsement deal with Jeep in 2007?
It wasn’t an endorsement but it came across as an endorsement, because it was so authentic. It was a tour sponsorship for the summer of 2007. Jeep dealers were able to get one-on-one interaction with Tim and Faith with a few songs and a Q&A. When I left CAA, I was still working with Scott Simon (Tim's manager) and CAA. So I then represented Tim in the Kingsford and KC Masterpiece tour sponsorship deal.
And now KC Masterpiece and Kingsford have signed on as headline sponsors of the 2009 Keith Urban Escape Together tour.
At the end of the summer (2008), Kingsford and KC Masterpiece indicated to me that they want to do more music stuff. So they asked me to represent them to navigate through the music space. I brought George P. Johnson in. So George P. Johnson and MAC Presents are the entertainment agency for Kingsford and KC Masterpiece for their summer music initiatives. We did (a deal with) Keith Urban with Gary Borman (of Borman Entertainment) who I knew from when I represented Faith (Hill) and the Jeep deal.
JCPenney’s two year deal with Rascal Flatts seems cutting edge with the members recording the track "American Living" and wearing JCPenney "American Living" clothing onstage
Exactly. I have never known that to happen. Obviously, Converse is out there giving shoes out, and the Gap is giving out clothes. But it is not like artists have to wear them. It’s free clothing and shoes and artists can elect to wear them. With JCPenney, it’s a full-on endorsement deal with Rascal Flatts.
I want to jump back to something that you said to me about why is it that brands only spend about 5% of the their budget (on music).
Number one, I think it is that they don’t know how to navigate (the music industry). Number two, I think it is because they don’t have the staff to be able to. It takes so much time and effort to do this. Number three, it is because marketers of brands are getting savvier. They are into social networking. They are text savvy. And they don’t want a banner and a logo (deal) anymore. They want a true integrated partnership.
So that is why I said when you mention that word (integrated partnership) to me a few minute ago, I said that doesn’t necessarily mean sponsorship or endorsement. That this is more of a strategy. That is more of what brands are looking for. If anything, sponsorship is a bad word now. I don’t use that word anymore. I use the word partnership or endorsement.
The deal Lady Antebellum has with the water filtration company Brita for its "Filter for Good" campaign is to encourage fans to reduce their consumption of disposable plastic water bottles.
I’m so proud of that deal. Number one, you have an artist who at the time (that the deal was negotiated) was just starting to break. There’s this stigma out there if you aren’t an A-level artist that you can’t get a sponsorship deal. That’s not true.
Daniel Miller (at Borman Entertainment) had been pitching Lady Antebellum to my team for months. So when I approached Drew McGowan (senior group manager, PR and sponsorships for the Clorox Company) after we finished the Keith Urban deal, he felt comfortable with the management company. And he’s a huge country music fan. Again, the DNA matched up perfectly.
Lady Antebellum is on a huge summer tour (supporting Kenny Chesney on his Sun City Carnival tour) and they are able to say that they are installing Brita filtration systems on their bus. They are uploading “webisodes” every week talking about a lot of different things they are doing this summer but also integrating that with how they are trying to cut down on their bottled water use.
So again it’s that true partnership. But it’s not an endorsement. It’s not big dollars. That’s not what it was about. It is about lady Antebellum spreading the message about Brita and Brita continuing to build Lady Antebellum, and build their brand.
You started in the music industry answering phones at CDB Inc, the Charlie Daniel Band’s management office in 1989. You were 16.
I can’t remember if I was paid. My aunt, BeBe Evans has worked with Charlie Daniels (as director of touring) for almost 25 years. And my grandfather who raised me “Hoss” Allen was a DJ for WLAC in Nashville. Hoss and BeBe were my early sources of advice, knowledge, and information about the music industry. I was always interested in rock, always. Even though my first job was answering office phones and answering fan mail at Charlie Daniel’s management, my favorite band was the Black Crowes, and my favorite artist was Dave Matthews.
Your first music booking was a cover band called Megaphonics for your senior prom.
I believe I paid them $500. They called to advance the show and asked me where the green room was going to be. I told our (student) advisor that I would have to go to a paint store because we were going to have to paint the locker room in the Harpeth Hall gymnasium green for the green room.
What was it like working at Cellar Door Concerts in Washington, D.C. as director of marketing in your early ‘20s?
Unbelievable, I started off interning as an assistant. The first summer I was there, they opened Nissan Pavilion. I had been at work probably a week, and Phish was headlining there. Dave Williams (then president of Cellar Door who passed away in 1998) said he needed me to take a golf cart and pick some up someone who’d be playing onstage with Phish. He didn’t say who it was.
So I come around the corner, and Dave Matthews is at the gate with his guitar. Dave says, “Scoot over. I’m driving.” And we’re driving around, and all of my friends are checking us out. I can’t talk. I’m 22 years old. I can’t talk. It’s not like I asked him for an autograph or anything. But it was one of those cool moments that you pinch yourself and you can’t believe you get paid for what you do.
Backstage, Dave Williams told me I had to learn not to be star stuck. I said, “It’s not about being star-struck. It’s that I now feel like I am in the music industry.”
In 1997, you joined the William Morris Agency in Nashville. Did you want to be a booker?
I knew from the second I walked into William Morris that I never wanted to be a booking agent. I actually told them that.
Why work at a booking agency? You were 24 and could have found work elsewhere.
Someone told me a long time ago that if I wanted to be successful in the music industry I needed to do a family tree. At the top of the family tree is your ultimate job which, to me, was to do a Woodstock Festival. Then, you need to break down a family tree with the different jobs that you would need in order to do that job successfully. You need to know marketing, booking, legal, contracts and so on. I literally ran my career off of my family tree in my head. I had worked for a promoter. So when I came back to Nashville, I knew I had to work at a booking agency.
After 14 months at William Morris, you left to start MAD Booking.
I had $300 to my name. I didn’t know what I was doing. But I knew there was a niche and it was booking colleges which I did. Four months later, I got hired to book the Voodoo Music Festival in New Orleans.
You left MAD because of a disagreement with investors?
I also wanted to balance family and a career. I had been married for 18 months and I was doing 50 festivals a summer. I had two offices and 15 employees. I was at a funeral of a friend, and my phone kept ringing. I realized right then that I couldn’t get away for two days to go to a funeral of someone who was very dear to me. Even with 15 employees.
So you walked out the door?
I walked out the door. People thought I was crazy. I didn’t have a job. I pouted for about a week and then I decided, again, to do what I do best. Find a niche (in the market). So I started MAC Presents. Alison Krauss and Union Station were my first client and my second client was Cracker Barrel. And I thought, “Wait a minute, I can put them together.”
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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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
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
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
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Jeremy Stephan, Ventures, LLC 04/23/04
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