Industry Profile: Paul Fenn
By Larry LeBlanc
This week In The Hot Seat with Larry LeBlanc: Paul Fenn
Paul Fenn was Americana before Americana was cool.
Fenn, the joint managing director of London-based Asgard Promotions, has been booking Americana-styled country acts in Britain and Europe before the genre was even fully identified.
When Fenn and his partner Paul Charles teamed up in the early ‘70s, their roster of clients was largely considered as being “left of center.”
Today’s Fenn’s client list is formidable.
It includes such iconic musical figures as Joan Baez, Steve Earle, Guy Clark, k.d. lang, Alison Krauss, Rodney Crowell, Richard Thompson, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Beth Nielsen Chapman; Lucinda Williams, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Buddy Miller, the Waifs Kasey Chambers, and the Flatlanders, which all have strong followings overseas; and such promising newcomers as Jace Everett, and Diana Jones.
For years, Asgard has also worked with the cream of America’s mainstream country acts, including Willie Nelson, Trisha Yearwood, and the Mavericks.
Fenn has been presented with the Country Music Association’s International Talent Buyer/Promoter of the Year at least four times; and served on the association’s board for two terms.
2009 has been a good year for country music in America, where Carrie Underwood’s “Play On” became the 7th album from the genre to reach number # 1 in the year, following earlier recordings by Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, Sugarland, George Strait and Reba McEntire.
American country music may be popular in America, but the genre almost completely died out in the UK after the Country Music Association closed its London office in 2000.
The genre had some British success in the late 90’s with Shania Twain, the Mavericks, and LeAnn Rimes. Trisha Yearwood came close to a breakthrough there as well, However, after these artists passed their prime and the CMA office closed, the genre saw a sharp decline there.
Today, many country albums aren't released overseas, and only a handful of American mainstream country acts tour abroad.
However, Taylor Swift's successful recent entry into the European market coupled with Toby Keith’s recent swing through the UK, Norway, and Sweden, is giving hope that Europe, particularly Britain, may be ready to embrace mainstream American country acts again.
Taylor is currently in the UK for two shows, one in London at the Wembley Arena (Nov. 23) the other in Manchester at the Manchester Evening News Arena (Nov. 24).
While Keith Urban and Rascal Flatts have fared poorly in the UK in recent times, Sugarland made significant, progress touring there this year. As well, "All I Want to Do," licensed for Europe to the Hump Head imprint of independent label Wrasse, was playlisted at BBC Radio 2 which also aired an acoustic session of the duo with announcer Bob Harris.
American country acts haven’t been welcomed in the UK market for several years. Are they deemed as being too American?
It is that they are too American, and their lifestyles don’t translate to us at all. We don’t understand them visually or any other way. And, there is a huge reticence in our media to embrace these artists. Then, when they have the twang, it doesn’t fit on our radio.
Did it hurt shutting down the Country Music Association’s London office in 2000?
Yes. But it was symptomatic of that time. Things were tightening up. The labels in Nashville—there were five main labels at that time—none of them had seen any success in Europe. The whole thing (touring and marketing) was funded or driven by those labels. They saw no result in Europe so I can understand that there was no reason for pursuing (this market). However, when they did take (the CMA office) away, things slowly, but surely, fell away around it. Would they have fallen around at the same time? It is very likely that they wouldn’t of. Still, in my mind, there’s been no acts coming out of Nashville that have been suitable to break into the main market here anyway.
For decades, Don Williams, George Hamilton IV, and Boxcar Willie were popular in the UK.
They were big here, but (their successes) never got replicated. After all of those big Wembley Festivals went away in the ‘80s, we were involved with all of these artists from the periphery that is now called Americana because I had a lot of connections in Nashville. That meant I also had good connections with the mainstream (country) artists. In 1988, we hooked up with Randy Travis who could have easily been the new Don Williams. He had the same kind of songs that could have gone straight onto the radio. We tried and we tried. I don’t know what happened. Maybe, the label didn’t have the faith all of the way down the line within the label. Whatever it was, it just didn’t happen.
With every one of these mainstream (American country) acts, you can talk them into trying it once (coming overseas), but you don’t get a second chance.
You can’t really count Taylor Swift because she’s not being marketed as a country artist in the UK.
Taylor Swift is huge here. She’s Hannah Montana. That’s where she’s come from. She is, and will be, very successful.
Toby Keith was in the UK this month playing dates in London, Glasgow and Belfast after saying for years he’d never go over there.
But the reason he was over here was because he is a huge success in Norway. I read that he went through an airport and some Norwegians recognized him. Maybe, he then realized that he could come to Europe.
You were quoted earlier this year as saying that Rascal Flatts never had a chance in the UK, and shouldn’t have bothered coming over in 2008.
It was totally true. Nobody has proven me wrong yet.
[After the American country act's Feb. 2008 launch, the "Rascal Flatts" album spent just one week on the U.K. chart at #64.].
Do you watch the annual CMA Awards, and also think “Don’t bother coming over here?”
I used to go to the CMA show for about 10 years while I was on the board of the CMA (Country Music Assn.) I did two stints in the middle of the ‘90s and then later on (1991-94). When I started going, I could look at the people on the stage, and I was working with 50% to 70% of them. Now, I’m down to 5% of clients that are on the show. As I watch it today, I am thinking less and less about those acts being viable over here. However, this year I am starting to think that, maybe, there’s a change. Our media is opening up to them again and, maybe, there is a possibility that some of them might work here.
Many popular American artists – of all genres – aren’t known in the UK today.
I travel to the U.S. frequently and I am conscious now that there are more artists in the American charts that I haven’t heard of than any other previous time. Is it because they are coming up so fast and are new or is it because there’s a smaller percentage of them going international than in the past?
Keith Urban got off to a good start, but he hasn’t done as well as expected in the UK.
I wasn’t involved (with Keith) but I have watched him carefully. He came over in 2005 and opened (in the UK and Ireland) for Bryan Adams which was as good as any way to set up (in the market). Then he came back and did his own shows but the record he was promoting (“Love, Pain & the Whole Crazy Thing”) didn’t have a hit single on it in the way that the one before did. So he didn’t get the radio airplay while he was here. Then he got married, and he hasn’t been back since.
Why was opening for Bryan Adams good for a country act?
Because it put him in front of an audience that has no preconceived notions of country music.
[In 2005, Keith Urban supported Bryan Adams on his U.K. and Ireland tour, which included dates in Earls Court in London, SECC in Glasgow and The Point in Dublin. On June 6, 2005, a UK-only album, “Days Go By” was released with songs from his “Be Here” and “Golden Road” albums.]
Martina McBride keeps going back to the UK. She was there this year.
Keeps is the word you use wrong there. There was, I think, either a 9 year or a 13 year gap between her two visits.
[Martina McBride’s recent tour were her first concerts in the U.K. and Ireland for some 15 years.]
You represent Faith Hill and Trisha Yearwood. Do they have a UK presence?
Faith is on the (client) list but if it ever came down to a tour I don’t know (if we’d be involved). I haven’t talked with her management in a long time. She did one show in Cork (Ireland) for us a long time ago. Trisha was very active here in the early ‘90s, but she hasn’t been back since. When the golden opportunity with the single called "How Do I Live?” came she was lined up for (BBC’s) “Top of the Pops,” but they couldn’t get her over. One or two months later, Lee Ann Rimes brought it out, and took the credit. And she did do the promotion here.
[Faith Hill and her longtime manager, Gary Borman of Borman Entertainment parted ways this month after 16 years.]
Who could do well in your market?
Jamey Johnson. I also think Sugarland with the right treatment could do well.
[Johnson received three Grammy Award nominations at the 51st Grammy Awards held on February 8, 2009: Best Country Album for “That Lonesome Song” on Mercury Nashville Records; and Best Country Song and Best Male Country Vocal Performance for "In Color” which won the Academy of Country Music's 2009 award for Song of the Year.]
Sugarland toured Europe, and the UK this year.
Sugarland did very well but they played some strange markets. Jennifer (Nettles) was sick, and they canceled some shows. They did some media but it didn’t translate into the real world I don’t think. But they are still a long-term possibility to break through here, if they spend the time on doing it.
You and Paul Charles are partners in Asgard?
Yes, it's a partnership. It has been since 1978. Paul came to work with me around 1976, and (our relationship) developed into a partnership a couple of years later.
[Before becoming partners with Fenn, Paul Charles worked as manager, lyricist, roadie, sound engineer and agent for the progressive Irish rock band Fruupp. Charles has since been the UK agent for an array of acts including: the Blue Nile, Ray Davies, Paul Brady, Jackson Browne, Christy Moore, Don McLean, Elvis Costello, John Lee Hooker, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Rory Gallagher, Nick Lowe, Ry Cooder, Robert Plant, Planxty, Tom Waits, Van Morrison, the Waterboys.
He has also programmed the acoustic stage at Glastonbury Festival for the past 15 years.
in 1996, Charles wrote his first Detective Inspector Christy Kennedy Mystery, “I Love The Sound of Breaking Glass, which was published the following year. Eight further Christy Kennedy titles have followed, plus a novel concerning the Beatles, titled “First of the True Believers” and the non-fiction book, “The Complete Guide to Playing Live.”]
How do you and Paul split duties?
We each have our extensive client list plus I tend to oversee the admin side. Paul has his book writing as a sideline. I tend to get bogged down fighting government departments as my sideline, including the recent seismic changes in the UK work permit system. I spent a lot of time representing both the Agents Association (The Official Association for Entertainment Agents and Bookers) and the CPA (Concert Promoters Assn.) at the Home Office, and the UKBA (UK Borders Agency) to ensure that the original - impossible - proposals weren't implemented. What we now have, when it eventually gets bedded in (legislated), will be far better than we had before.
Asgard has a strong Americana roster.
Quality is what the definition is. We’ve got some good stuff.
Well, there aren’t many agents chasing these niche acts.
With a few exceptions, we don’t have a lot of competition chasing after our acts. Obviously, the relationships (with the artists) are pretty solid at this stage after all of these years, but there aren’t really that many people involved in that field. Maybe, they have decided that it is commercial suicide.
Asgard was once a concert promoter as well as an agency.
In the last 5 to 10 years, we’ve gotten away from promoting partly because the promotion field has become so bureaucratic; and partly because of the necessity of having to gear up with the Internet side which is a huge investment. We weren’t having enough shows to justify doing that. As well, some of the acts we were taking on were into national deals where we weren’t just taking care of London on their promotions.
Asgard was very active in the ‘80s and ‘90s promoting shows.
In the case of our Americana acts—though they weren’t called that then—we knew the market better than any other promoter we’d be dealing with did. We were still dealing with all of the major promoters with some of our other artists but they hadn’t heard of these (Americana) acts, and they didn’t know the market. So there was no real reason for them to book those types of acts. In those days, we had a very active mailing list for that genre. We were very up front with all of the managers about why were (promoting shows) If any of them had a problem with that, we’d make (the dates) wide open.
Promoting, you can lose your shirt.
Luckily, that didn’t happen too often. But you are absolutely right.
Do you do many club bookings?
With some of the smaller acts, yes.
Has the business changed with the Americans coming over in such great force in the booking and promoting fields?
It has definitely changed but at the same time we are busier than ever. For every problem that comes along, there’s another opportunity.
How much of your business is in Europe?
I would say 50/50, and we book into Australia and Japan occasionally. People like Steve Earle, who has toured Europe for 20 years, have a big following in Europe. He will sell as many tickets in Stockholm as he will in London. Whereas some of the newer acts in the Americana field haven’t developed the European side and, therefore, don’t go there as much. Steve is in the middle of 50 shows at the moment. Ten of them are in the UK, and the rest are in Europe. We booked all of them.
Is Germany a good market for your acts?
My Americana acts don’t have a good time in Germany. I do a lot of business in Germany with Joan Baez. She sells very well there, but Steve Earle, no. He will play 6 to 8 classy clubs there.
Joan Baez used to do well in France.
Joan still does. The strong territories for her are the UK, France, Germany and Italy. She was just in Scandinavia for the first time in 28 years, and sold phenomenally well. Joan has now confirmed that she’s going to go into Spain in March (2010) for the first time in a long time, and do 6 shows there.
What is Joan’s appeal?
She’s an icon, and she does a great show. In Scandinavia, the promoters didn’t think (the tour) was going to sell out. They said, “Well, she doesn’t sell any CDs, so she’s not going to sell well.” We ended going in on low guarantees for the regular 2,000 capacity concert halls, and we sold them all out.
Many of your clients don’t get radio airplay in the UK.
We do get sporadic activity on the radio. Radio 2, which drives this market that we are dealing with, is open to playing the right tracks, if somebody brings them in. Beth Nielsen Chapman gets played on Radio 2 quite a lot. As a result of that, it has helped her career, and she has sold tickets.
BBC Radio 2 has been there all along.
In the days, we were doing all of the stuff with Route 88 (an ambitious cross-label campaign in the late ‘80s to establish several American country stars in the UK) we didn’t get any radio airplay there with Dwight Yoakam and Randy Travis. We certainly got a lot of press. If you don’t know you are missing (radio), you don’t realize that you are missing it. You work with the tools that you are given.
Alison Krauss and Lucinda Williams do well in the UK.
Alison Krauss will sell a lot of tickets the next time she tours, and she has sold a lot of tickets in the past. Lucinda Williams does well, but she hasn’t had the radio support because she hasn’t made records that are suitable for the radio.
Bob Harris has two shows on BBC Radio 2, a Saturday night program and the weekly “Bob Harris Country” program. He plays a lot of Americana styled artists.
He does. However, I take issue with Bob in an amicable manner. He has so many great new artists that, at the end of every year, I’ve had 52 acts tell me that they have been the Album of the Year with Bob Harris. He plays them three times, and then stops. We need more concentration (air repetition). Not just from Bob but from the media in general on certain artists. That is why none of them are breaking through big and fast like they used to. The attention has dissipated.
You have represented k.d. lang for years, including when she made the transition from being a niche artist to the mainstream. That happened first in the UK.
Yes. But we didn’t see it as a transition over here. In that period 1987 to 1989, k.d. lang, Lyle Lovett, Nanci Griffith, Dwight Yoakam, and Steve Earle were all coming through here. Each one of them were selling more tickets in London than any city in the U.S. and Canada. We were ahead of (the market) for all of those acts at the time. And, then because we were breaking these acts—I wouldn’t say anybody was making huge amounts of money—they were able to go back to the U.S. or Canada with a story. Then, as we came out of that period, each one of them had a reason for why the ball was dropped. k.d. continued, but she, obviously, exploded worldwide.
Was it the print media that broke those acts in the UK?
No. The musical taste for American and Canadian roots music has always been strong in the United Kingdom. In the ‘late ‘70s or early ‘80s, we did Ry Cooder at the Hammersmith Apollo, and sold 6 nights. With 18,000 or 19,000 tickets, that was a hell of a lot of people.
At that point, the media embraced (roots music) as well. Whereas now, we still have a good following for roots music (in the UK) but it’s not there in the media anymore. Back then we had all of those people writing about all of these things. We had a very active media. But we also had huge numbers of people who wanted to see those shows.
The first tour by an artist of any new territory is a loser all around.
Well, the artist loses. In the old days they would lose money and would need tour support, and record companies gave it to them. Deals with the promoters were being struck so the promoters were doing (shows) as an investment, not necessarily losing money.
Few labels today give tour support to go overseas.
It is very, very rare.
Has that hurt business?
Well, we are busier than ever. Does that mean we have more clients than before? We have as many new acts coming through than we ever have. I’ve got some of the baby acts like Diana Jones, and I had Jace Everett in London last week. He’s about to have a hit record (“Bad Things”) from the "True Blood” soundtrack. Raul Malo (former lead singer of the Mavericks) counts as a new act because he has started again.
Are there too many summer festivals in the UK?
Certainly, some of them went wobbly this year. When you read now about one or two of them that have finally gone into bankruptcy, you realize how much money that they owed. But everyone had a rough summer. All businesses. Not just festivals. No festivals is going to come out and say that they are on shaky ground now and that they are going to be on shakier ground next summer. So it’s difficult to say at the moment. Everybody is full of optimism for next year.
Is the economy having an effect on live events?
Oh yeah. But the successful festivals are very successful. The ones that aren’t so successful is it because they have crappy ideas about their booking policy or they have the wrong concept for the festival or have people run out of money and did want to go or couldn’t afford to go? It’s difficult to know.
Does having so much talent from overseas drive up artist fees for the festivals?
The summer season for the festivals is in June, July and bits of August. You have artists coming over for that period. That’s their career plan. “This summer, we do the festivals in Europe.” The reason the talent price goes up for the artists that are headline acts is because they have four different offers on each weekend. It has nothing to do with the travel costs and all that. It’s the fact that they can play each festival off against each other.
Did you have an interest in music while growing up in London?
As a fan. I can’t play anything at all.
You are 58. You went to clubs and shows in the ‘60s?
Yeah. The number of times I went to see Peter Green and Fleetwood Mac, Ten Years After, and all of those acts. When acts toured in the ‘60s and ‘70s, they played clubs all around London, as well as going around the country. So you would have Peter Green and Fleetwood Mac playing 6 shows in London in a course of a month. Now, artists do one London show every two years.
How did you become an agent?
While I was at school in Barkham in East London, I was involved with a club in Stratford (in East London) that was running on Friday nights using the name Asgard. I sort of took over the running of the club. Club refers to one night a week Then when I left school in 1968, I became an agent not knowing what that was. I kept the name of the club.
You soon found a hole in the market with roots music type acts.
Yeah, I didn’t go looking for it either. In the mid-70s, Martyn Smith was A&R at United Artists Records in London. He was a close friend of mine, and he introduced me to Country Gazette managed by Eddie Tickner. I wouldn’t say that I was a bluegrass fan at that stage--or ever have been since-- but I got involved through his enthusiasm.
Out of that came my connection to Emmylou Harris. Then, if you look at all of the musicians that have been through (Emmylou Harris’s backup group) the Hot Band, there’s been a whole bunch I’ve been involved with, including Rodney Crowell, Ricky Skaggs, Emory Gordy and Tony Brown. I knew all of them through that. That’s how I got to meet Roseanne Cash. I did a Flying Burrito Brothers’ tour through my connection with Ed Tickner. All of the stuff that continued came from that one source.
[American artist manager Eddie Tickner was an accountant who got into the music field when he started managing Odetta in the early '60s. During his careers, Tickner represented the Byrds, Emmylou Harris, the Flying Burrito Brothers, Gram Parsons, Odetta, Etta James, and the Hacienda Brothers. He died from leukemia in Tucson, Arizona in 2006 at the age of 78.]
Who had you been booking up to that point?
The biggest act was Hawkwind when they had their #3 (UK single) hit in1972 with “Silver Machine.”
Larry LeBlanc 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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Tom Derr, Rock Ridge Music 10/29/04
Paul Dexter, Masterworks Lighting Design and Road Cases 12/10/04
Marty Diamond, Paradigm 01/22/10
Glenn Dicker, Redeye Distribution/Yep Roc Records 07/07/06
Barry Dickins, International Talent Booking Agency 06/06/13
Jim Digby, Event Safety Alliance 09/01/16
Mark Dinerstein, The Knitting Factory 11/17/06
Neill Dixon, Canadian Music Week 03/03/16
Thomas Dolby, Musician, academic, technologist, and author 11/09/16
Jasper Donat, Music Matters 2009/Branded 04/24/09
Jim Donio, National Association of Recording Merchandisers 04/22/11
Marc Dottore, M. Dottore Management 04/11/03
Tim Drake, The Roots Agency 12/12/08
Mike Dreese, Newbury Comics 11/23/11
Charles Driebe, Blind Ambition Management Ltd. 09/22/06
Jeremy Driesen, Ray Bloch Productions 09/07/01
Michael Drumm, Music Link Productions 07/18/08
Angie Dunn, Lucky Artist Booking 10/13/06
Jay Durgan, MEDIAmobz 11/09/11
Erik Dyce, City and County of Denver's Division of Theatres & Arenas 08/02/02
Erik Dyce, City and County of Denver’s Division of Theatres and Arenas 08/23/10
Paolo d’Alessandro, International Solutions 06/25/14
Ros Earls, 140dB Management 02/19/14
Art Edelstein, Festival Productions 12/01/02
Bruce Eisenberg, Audio Analysts 08/31/01
Martin Elbourne, The Glastonbury Festival 12/18/09
Michael Elder, Red Entertainment 03/17/06
Tod Elmore, Sixthman 11/24/06
Paul Emery, Clear Channel Entertainment 11/19/04
Arty Erk, Citrin Cooperman 04/27/16
Joe Escalante, Kung Fu Records 07/08/05
Colin Escott, Music Historian/Journalist 07/18/11
Ritch Esra, The Music Business Registry 09/27/02
Ritch Esra, The Music Business Registry 04/24/12
Mike Esterman, Esterman Entertainment 09/01/06
Jeff Eyrich, BePop Records 11/25/05
Bob Ezrin, Bigger Picture Group 05/24/09
Lisa Fancher, Frontier Records 08/09/10
Rick Farman, Superfly Productions 10/15/04
Ray Farrell, eMusic 06/09/06
Sam Feldman, S.L. Feldman & Associates 10/25/02
Bob Feldman, Red House Records 11/24/02
Charlie Feldman, BMI 08/26/05
Paul Fenn, Asgard Promotions 11/22/09
Debra "Fergy" Ferguson, TourDesign 08/01/03
Pete Fisher, Grand Ole Opry 09/11/09
David Fishof, David Fishof Presents 01/08/01
David Fishof, Rock 'N Roll Fantasy 10/05/08
David Fishof, Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy Camp 02/28/12
Mike Flanagin, New England Country Music Festival 09/12/08
Joel Flatow, RIAA 12/13/11
Jim Fleming, Fleming Artists 03/20/10
Joe Fletcher, Joe Fletcher Presents 01/12/06
Jeff Fluhr, StubHub 10/06/06
Nancy Fly, The Nancy Fly Agency 04/02/04
Arthur Fogel, Live Nation 08/09/09
Martin Folkman, Independent Music Awards & Music Resource Group 08/11/06
Belle Forino, Fantasma Tours 03/18/05
Fletcher Foster, Universal Records South 07/31/09
Sam Foxman, Contemporary Productions 01/06/06
Todd Frank, 4Star Entertainment, LLC 01/24/03
Bob Frank, Koch Entertainment 01/09/09
Larry Frank, Frank Productions 01/17/11
Mike Fraser, Record Producer/Engineer 10/11/08
Carl Freed, Metropolitan Entertainment 06/22/01
Elizabeth Freund, Beautiful Day Media & Management 01/26/07
Harlan Frey, Roadrunner Records 07/11/03
Adam Friedman, Nederlander Concerts 06/22/07
Ted Gardner, Larrikin Management 04/25/03
Daniel Gélinas, Festival d’été de Québec 05/23/13
Marci Geller, Sonic Underground 08/15/08
Chris Gero, Yamaha Entertainment Group 10/26/16
Steve Gerstman, SGS 07/19/02
Sandra Gibson, The Association of Performing Arts Presenters 01/09/04
Sandra L. Gibson, Association of Performing Arts Presenters 01/16/09
Steve Gietka, Trump Properties 07/30/01
Steve Gietka, SMG Entertainment 03/19/14
Darren Gilmore, Watchdog Management 03/17/16
Daniel Glass, Glassnote Entertainment Group 10/16/14
Jake Gold, The Management Trust 04/13/01
Neil Goldberg, Cirque Productions 09/07/07
Harris Goldberg, Concert Ideas 06/27/11
Neil Goldberg, Cirque Productions 04/16/14
Martin Goldschmidt, Cooking Vinyl Group 09/29/16
Harvey Goldsmith, Harvey Goldsmith Productions 06/28/10
Michael Goldstein, RockPoP Gallery 11/09/07
Seth Goldstein, Turntable.fm 09/20/11
Anna Paula Goncalves, CEO Global Brand Appeal 08/20/14
Arnie Goodman, Blue Storm Music 11/15/02
Wesley Goodman, Red Entertainment 09/16/05
Richard Goodstone, Superfly Productions 01/27/06
Christie Goodwin, Photographer 03/18/15
Rob Gordon, What Are Records? LTD 02/01/02
Steve Gordon, Entertainment Attorney 08/06/04
Yoav Goren, Immediate Music & Imperativa Records 06/10/14
Mike Gormley, L.A. Personal Development 11/10/06
Jonathan Gosselin, Gosselin Marketing & Promotions 07/02/04
Richard Gottehrer, The Orchard 04/10/09
Sean Goulding, The Agency Group London 09/12/12
Jerimaya Grabher, RPM Direct 09/26/03
Mary Granata, The Granata Agency 09/06/10
Kelly Graves, Providence Performing Arts Center/Professional Facilities Management 01/20/02
Stan Green, Stanley A. Green Lighting and Productions 12/12/03
Mark Green, Celebrity Talent Agency Inc. / Bergen Performing Arts Center 08/12/05
Jeffrey Green, Americana Music Association 03/10/06
Paul Green, The School of Rock 07/06/08
Benjy Grinberg, Rostrum Records 12/06/11
Brent Grulke, SXSW 03/06/09
Michael Gudinski, The Mushroom Group 10/29/15
Phil Guiliano, CIE USA Entertainment Inc. & OCESA PRESENTS Inc. 03/25/05
Steve Gumble, SBG Productions 06/16/06
Greg Hagglund, Vivelo! 05/07/04
Rodney Hall, FAME Music Group 11/06/09
Rob Hallett, Robomagic 02/05/15
Craig Hankenson, Producers, Inc 02/23/06
Kerry Hansen, Wynonna Incorporated 10/03/03
Eric Hanson, Ted Kurland Associates 12/20/02
Eric Hanson, Tree Lawn Artists 03/23/07
Rusty Harmon, MTM Music Management 12/06/07
Ali Harnell, Clear Channel Entertainment Nashville 08/15/03
Bob Harris, 02/06/09
Evan Harrison, Huka Entertainment 12/08/16
David Hart, The Agency Group 02/20/04
Laura Hassler, Musicians without Borders 12/02/15
Abe Hathot, Musician, composer, and music producer. 12/21/16
Steve Hecht, Piedmont Talent 08/29/12
Travis Hellyer, Mezzanine 09/02/05
Janie Hendrix, Experience Hendrix 02/01/10
Nona Hendryx, Rhythmbank Entertainment 06/02/06
Dan Herrington, Dualtone Records 07/25/03
Sara Hickman, Sleeveless/Stingray 06/30/06
Dan Hirsch, On Board Entertainment 04/04/03
Nick Hobbs, Charmenko 12/14/01
Carel Hoffman, Hilltop Live/Oppikoppi Productions 11/07/12
Ian Hogarth, Songkick 08/09/11
Gene Hollister, Rose Presents 04/08/01
Rusty Hooker, Rock Steady Management Agency 02/16/01
Jake Hooker, Hook Entertainment 05/10/02
Martin Hopewell, Primary Talent International 04/19/02
Tom Hoppa, TKO Booking Agency 09/29/06
Bobbie Horowitz, Times Square Group 01/04/02
Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages 11/01/11
Bruce Houghton, Skyline Music 10/27/00
Bruce Houghton, Skyline Music 01/22/14
Andi Howard, Peak Records and Andi Howard Entertainment 09/02/03
Barbara Hubbard, ACTS 09/12/03
Laurent Hubert, BMG US 11/12/15
Seth Hurwitz, I.M.P. 04/20/09
Ariel Hyatt, Author, and founder of Cyber PR 11/23/16
Mark Hyman, Ashley Talent International 11/09/01
Brett Hyman, Category 5 Entertainment 07/23/04
Bruce Iglauer, Alligator Records 08/17/01
Bruce Iglauer, Alligator Records 05/28/14
Doug Isaac, Super Bowl Concert Series Producer (EXI) 08/24/01
David Israelite, National Music Publishers' Association 11/29/08
Tom Jackson, Tom Jackson Productions 02/06/13
Jay Jacobs, Parc Landon 09/21/07
Larry Jacobson, World Audience 09/17/04
Audra Jaeger, The Management Trust 05/09/03
Ralph James, The Agency Group 01/31/11
Jeffrey Jampol, Jampol Artist Management 07/18/12
Jean Michel Jarre, International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) 06/19/13
Michael Jaworek, The Birchmere 05/08/09
Peter Jesperson, New West Records 11/03/06
John Jeter, The Handlebar 08/15/12
Mike Johnson, Groundrush Media 02/17/06
Mike Gormley & Jolene Pellant, Yes, Dear Entertainment 04/23/10
Susan Joseph, Justice Entertainment Group 02/21/11
Darren Julien, Julien's Auctions 10/25/10
Henry Juszkiewicz, Gibson Guitars 09/28/10
Justin Kalifowitz, Downtown Publishing 04/20/17
Leonard Kalikow, Music Business Reference, Inc. 06/26/08
Craig Kallman, Atlantic Records 03/20/09
Steve Kane, Warner Music Canada 02/09/17
Danny Kapilian, Independent Producer 07/12/02
Mike Kappus, The Rosebud Agency 10/26/09
Andy Kaufman, Birdland 05/17/02
Wendy Kay, Mars Talent Agency 03/09/01
Lucas Keller, The Collective 03/22/11
Marty Kern, Clemson University 07/07/01
Carlos Keyes, Red Entertainment 10/08/04
Golnar Khosrowshahi, Reservoir Media Management 10/24/12
Martin Kierszenbaum, Interscope/Cherrytree Records 09/06/09
Barney Kilpatrick, Rattlesby Records 10/28/05
John Kinsner, The Walnut Room 03/28/08
Doug Kirby, LiveTourArtists 10/24/03
Steve Kirsner, Compaq Center 06/29/01
JoAnne Klabin, Sweet Relief 03/21/03
Andrew Klein, Revolution Marketing 11/05/04
Larry Klein, Producer, bassist, songwriter 03/13/12
Jack Kleinsinger, Highlights in Jazz 04/25/08
Ann Kline, Casa Kline 09/04/14
Brian Knaff, Talent Buyers Network 09/29/01
Kymberlee Knight, IEBA 11/16/00
Mike Kociela, 360 Productions 05/30/08
Stefan Kohlmeyer, Bach Technology 02/08/10
Lily Kohn, Microsoft Corporation 02/14/11
Tim Kolleth, Alligator Records 01/25/08
Al Kooper, Musician/songwriter/producer/author 02/06/14
Mitchell Koulouris, Digital Musicworks International, Inc. 02/11/05
Mark Krantz, John Schreiber Group 06/15/01
Jeff Krasno, Velour Music Group 11/19/07
Jeffrey Kruger, The Kruger Organisation 01/25/02
Harvey Kubernik, Author/historian/music journalist 08/20/15
Ted Kurland, Ted Kurland Associates 01/15/01
Jordan Kurland, Zeitgeist Artist Management 08/23/11
Carianne Laguna, Blackheart Records 03/07/08
Brady Lahr, Kufala Recordings 04/30/04
Ernie Lake, EL Records 01/19/07
Roks Lam, Wolfman Jack Entertainment 12/17/04
Anni Lam, Parc Landon 06/29/07
Gary Lane, CenterLane Attractions 10/14/05
Tom LaPenna, Lucky Man Productions 09/10/04
Camilo Lara, EMI Music Mexico/MIS 08/10/07
Gary Lashinsky, Lipizzaner Tours 05/13/05
Gregg Latterman, Aware Records 12/13/02
Tony Laurenson, Eat to the Beat 02/27/04
Emily Lazar, The Lodge 10/15/15
Bill Leabody, Leabody Systems 06/10/05
Peter Leak, 24-7 Worldwide Management 03/28/12
Steve Leeds, SR. VP/Promotion/Rock Formats at Virgin Records 07/26/02
Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter 11/14/08
Carl Leighton-Pope, Leighton-Pope Organisation 07/05/09
Steve Lemon, Live 4 Live, Inc. 12/06/02
Randy Lennox, Universal Music Canada 06/24/15
Simma Levine, Disson Furst and Partners 11/10/00
Andy Levine, Sixthman 06/08/07
Rich Levy, Clear Channel Entertainment Properties 06/25/04
Eddie Levy, Chelsea Music Publishing 07/24/14
Myles Lewis, Denise Rich Songs 12/20/10
Adam Lewis, Planetary Group 01/20/16
Terry Lickona, Austin City Limits 03/14/11
Justine Liddelow, Stage and Screen Travel Services 08/31/11
Jim Lidestri, Border City Media 09/03/15
Larry Lieberman, 4EverWild 03/28/03
Eric Lilavois, Crown City Studios, and London Bridge Studio 12/10/14
Miriam Linna, Norton Records 05/18/17
Marc Lipkin, Alligator Records 03/05/05
Tommy LiPuma (Part 1), Verve Records 11/08/10
Tommy LiPuma (Part 2), Verve Records 11/15/10
Alexander Ljung, SoundCloud 10/04/10
Andy Lo Russo, The Singing Chef 12/16/05
Phil Lobel, Lobeline Communications 08/13/04
Paul Lohr, New Frontier Touring 01/21/05
Paul Lohr, New Frontier Touring 05/17/10
Julie Lokin, New Audiences 03/23/01
Dave Lory, Artemis Records 03/30/02
Max Loubiere, Tour Director 04/11/12
Mark Lourie, Skyline Music 03/08/02
Dave Lucas, Live-360 04/28/06
Joe Lucchese, EventJoe 02/23/07
Kevin Lyman, 4 fini 03/30/01
Kevin Lyman, Vans Warped Tour 05/23/12
Bubba Mac, 09/14/07
David Macias, Emergent Music Marketing 06/17/05
Kristen Madsen, Grammy Foundation and MusiCares 11/22/10
Larry Magid, Larry Magid Entertainment 05/04/10
Peter Malkin, PM Management 02/07/03
Toby Mamis, Alive Enterprises 02/12/01
Billy Mann, Green & Bloom | Topl1ne, Manncom 09/18/14
Tasea Margeolas, Multi Entertainment 06/23/06
Tony Margherita, dBpm Records 09/06/11
Bob Roux & Mark Campana, Live Nation 12/20/11
Lee Marshall, Magic Arts & Entertainment 09/13/02
Zach Martin, Radio Producer at New York's WAXQ-FM 08/30/02
Mario Martin, Gorgeous PR 04/27/07
Molly Martinez, Ticket Summit 2008 05/23/08
Paul Mascioli, Mascioli Entertainment 01/14/05
Michael Maska, Big Hassle 01/28/05
Ted Mason, Mi-5 Recordings 11/16/01
Steve Masur, Masur & Associates, LLC 11/21/03
Pam Matthews, The Ryman Auditorium 04/08/05
Terry McBride, Nettwerk Music Group 03/01/10
Michael McCarty, ole 06/20/11
Jim McDonald, McDonald Group 12/19/03
Virginia McEnerney, HeadCount 11/26/07
Doc McGhee, McGhee Entertainment 06/14/10
Camilla McGuinn, Tour Manager 08/24/07
Andy McLean, North By Northeast (NXNE) 04/01/05
Dennis McNally, Grateful Dead historian/publicist 09/06/02
Garry McQuinn, Back Row Productions 06/14/11
Ruthann McTyre, The Rita Benton Music Library; and president of the Music Library Association 08/31/10
Dick McVey, Musician's Referral Service 10/27/07
Katherine McVicker, Music Works International 01/08/15
John Meglen, Concerts West/AEG Live 02/21/13
Mark Meharry, Music Glue 05/28/15
Jorge Mejia, Sony/ATV Music Publishing 09/17/15
Dan Melnick, Festival Productions, Inc. 02/22/02
André Ménard, Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 06/12/09
Bob Merlis, Merlis For Hire/Memphis International Records 01/16/04
Doug Merrick, Cumberland Talent Agency and Merrick Music Group 07/21/06
Louis Messina, The Messina Group 10/22/04
Louis Messina, The Messina Group/AEG Live 07/17/09
Louis Jay Meyers, North American Folk Music and Dance Alliance 03/30/07
Louis Jay Meyers, Folk Alliance International 01/23/09
Todd Miller, House Of Blues - New Orleans 11/14/03
Jeff Miller, Fantasma Productions 03/16/07
Ben Miller, Rock Ridge Music 11/02/07
J. B. Miller, Empire Entertainment 08/22/08
Richard Mills, S.L. Feldman 11/02/09
Marty Monson, Barbershop Harmony Society 07/07/16
Linda Moran, Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) 04/05/09
Jesse Morreale, Nobody In Particular Presents (NIPP) 09/20/02
Chuck Morris, Live Rocky Mountains 09/28/09
Mo Morrison, Independent production 05/24/02
Kevin Morrow, Steel Wool Entertainment 01/25/17
Nick Moss, Blue Bella Records 11/30/07
Jim Musselman, Appleseed Recordings 04/14/06
Natalia Nastaskin, United Talent Agency 04/13/16
Marc Nathan, Flagship Records 07/01/05
David Neilon, Rising Star Promotions 11/30/01
Don Neuen, Star Coaches Inc. 10/10/12
Dennis Newhall, DIG Music 10/07/05
John Nittolo, John Nittolo Productions 04/13/07
Ian Noble, Metropolitan Talent 05/23/03
Fabricio Nobre, A Construtora Música e Cultura 05/04/17
Josh Norek, JN Media, LLC 07/05/02
David Norman, Tour Manager 04/20/07
Mimi Northcott, Canadian Recording Services (CRS) 04/11/08
Bill Nowlin, Rounder Records 01/05/07
John Nugent, NY JAM Inc. 11/08/02
Andy Nulman, Just For Laughs 11/20/13
Sal Nunziato, NYCD 06/01/01
Bob O'Neal, Ryman Auditorium 06/28/02
Andrea Orbeck, Prehab Health and Fitness 03/15/10
Heather Orser, Toad's Place 01/29/01
Janet Oseroff, MultiMediaProperties 11/18/05
Marc Ostrow, Boosey & Hawkes 12/05/08
Riley O’Connor, Live Nation Canada 07/24/09
Jeremy Palmer, Buddy Lee Attractions 11/02/01
John Palmer, Megawave Records 08/31/07
Panos Panay, Sonicbids 12/23/05
Julien Paquin, Paquin Artists Agency 04/30/14
Graham Parker, WQXR-FM 11/26/14
Crispin Parry, British Underground 02/24/08
Donald Passman, Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown 04/09/10
Donald S. Passman, Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown 01/06/16
Bruce Patron, Overland Entertainment 07/28/06
Alexandra Patsavas, Chop Shop Music 09/27/11
Cheryl Pawelski, Omnivore Entertainment Group 09/26/13
Kerry Peace, Alligator Records 08/18/06
Eric Peltoniemi, Red House Records 12/14/09
Scott Perry, Sperry Media 03/11/05
Lawrence Peryer, Jr., 23 Omnimedia 11/07/08
John Peters, MassConcerts 06/07/11
Holger Petersen, Stony Plain Records 04/15/05
Jon Phillips, Silverback Professional Artist Mgmt/Controlled Substance Sound 08/29/08
Dave Pichilingi, Sound City 03/30/16
Vince Pileggi, Music Inc./Music Inc. Sounds 12/01/06
Eric Pirritt, Endit! Presents / The Fox Theatre 10/17/03
Neil Portnow, The Recording Academy 02/08/11
Louis Posen, Hopeless Records 04/04/11
Stephen Posen, Estate of Glenn Gould 01/23/13
Nadia Prescher, Madison House 06/20/03
Jeff Price, TuneCore 02/28/11
Tom Principato, Powerhouse Records 02/01/08
Roger Probert, Core Records 12/08/06
John "Grinder" Procaccini, JP Squared (JP2) 01/17/03
Mark Pucci, Independent Music Publicist 09/09/05
David Pullman, The Pullman Group 11/03/00
Rod Quinton, Saigon Sound System 04/18/11
Dolphus Ramseur, Ramseur Records 10/19/07
Jack Randall, Ted Kurland Associates 04/05/02
Jack Randall, The Kurland Agency 03/08/17
Debra Rathwell, AEG Live 05/03/13
Jeff Ravitz, Visual Terrain 02/08/08
Paul Reed, Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) 06/14/17
Rich Rees, M.P.I. Talent Agency 09/19/08
John Reese, Freeze Artist Management 08/01/08
Bill Reeves, WRIII, Inc. 10/20/06
Stephen Rehage, Rehage Entertainment 07/30/04
Lisa Reiss, Pearl Productions 08/17/07
Salaam Remi, Composer, producer, musician and label executive. 01/08/14
David Renzer, Universal Music Publishing Group 08/23/09
Alison Richard, Universal Orlando Resort 05/06/05
Kelli Richards, The All Access Group 02/07/12
Gary Richards, HARD Events 08/29/13
Sam Righi, Waterfront Entertainment Group 05/30/03
Jon Rinaldo, Joker Productions 01/02/04
Geary Rindels, Geary Rindels Enterprises, Inc. 12/05/03
Doreen Ringer Ross, BMI 01/18/08
Lisette Rioux, Island Def Jam Music Group 05/16/03
Dave Roberge, Everfine Records & Everfine Artist Management 12/03/04
Sandy Roberton, Worlds End Producer Management 02/20/09
Ty Roberts, Gracenote 01/31/12
Bill Rogers, BRE Presents 07/13/07
Ian Rogers, Topspin Media 06/01/10
Benji Rogers, PledgeMusic 12/19/13
Dave Rose, Deep South Entertainment 09/15/06
Eric Rosen, Ronald S. Bienstock & Associates 05/25/01
Stuart Ross, The Ross Group 02/23/01
David Ross, President IAAM; Director, Show Me Center 09/23/05
Bobby Rossi, Ruth Eckerd Hall 02/28/03
Michael Rothschild, Landslide Records 04/29/05
Robert Rowland, Red Entertainment 06/13/08
Bill Royston, Mt. Hood Jazz Festival 03/07/03
John Rudolph, Bug Music 05/24/10
Elizabeth Rush, E.R.A. / Elizabeth Rush Agency 08/20/04
Aran Rush, Expo and Foro Imperial 02/16/07
Maurice Russell, Harry Fox Agency 10/21/05
Barron Ruth, Skyline Music 02/14/03
Andrea Sabata, Skyline Music 01/07/05
Numa Saisselin, Count Basie Theatre, Inc. 02/04/05
Ron Sakamoto, Gold & Gold Productions 01/16/10
David Salidor, dis Company 07/20/07
Shaw Saltzberg, S. L. Feldman and Associates 06/21/10
Bruce Allen & Sam Feldman, A&F Music 12/19/08
Mark Samuels, Basin Street Records 06/11/04
Jacqueline Saturn, Harvest Records 01/21/15
Tamara Saviano, American Roots Publishing 07/22/05
Tamara Saviano, Author, journalist, and producer 08/18/16
Michael Scafuto, Mountain High Entertainment 12/07/01
Steve Schankman, Contemporary Productions 12/21/01
Steve Scharf, Carlin America 10/11/02
John Scher, Metropolitan Talent 11/21/08
Al Schmitt, Producer/Engineer 02/13/10
Bobby Schneider, Tour Coordinator, Third Eye Blind 01/31/03
Jake Schneider, Madison House 04/02/14
Steven Schnur, EA Music Group 07/03/13
Elaine Schock, Shock Ink 02/19/10
Stacy Schott, Mad Booking and Events 08/22/03
Daylle Schwartz, Revenge Productions 08/19/05
Dean Sciarra, ItsAboutMusic.com 11/26/04
Joel Selvin, Author and Journalist 08/07/14
Jay Sendyk, Sendyk, Leonard & Company, Inc. 05/03/02
Peter Shapiro, Ideal Entertainment 04/16/04
Seth Sheck, Access Pass & Design 01/03/03
Seth Sheck, ACCESS Event Solutions 06/22/16
Seth Shomes, The Agency Group 11/12/14
Jay Sieleman, The Blues Foundation 07/18/03
Anya Siglin, The Ark 03/05/10
Bill Silva, Bill Silva Entertainment 10/19/10
Tom Silverman, Tommy Boy Entertainment 03/06/12
Steve Simon, Clear Channel Communications 05/14/04
Ralph Simon, Live Earth 07/06/07
Ralph Simon, Mobilium 04/12/11
Michael Simon, The Harry Fox Agency 08/14/13
Ron Simpson, RCS Productions 01/11/08
John Simson, SoundExchange 07/15/05
Dion Singer, Warner Bros. 12/07/09
Gram Slaton, The Community Arts Center 02/25/05
Owen Sloane, Gladstone Michel Weisberg Willner & Sloane 10/11/10
Peter Smidt, Eurosonic Noorderslag & manager Buma Cultuur 07/17/13
Garrison Snell, Gyrosity Projects 02/23/17
Mike Snider, Paradigm Talent Agency Nashville 05/17/11
Andrew Snowhite, Musictoday 05/04/01
Bruce Solar, The Agency Group 05/14/14
Nikki Solgot, Circle Talent Agency 02/18/15
Michael Solomon, Brick Wall Management 05/25/07
Mark Sonder, Mark Sonder Productions 07/25/08
Steve Sonnier, UIC Pavilion at the University of Illinois, Chicago 09/03/04
Kathy Spanberger, peermusic 06/20/12
Carolyn Specht, CIE USA Entertainment Inc. and OCESA PRESENTS Inc. 03/26/04
David Spelman, New York Guitar Festival 10/01/04
Jason Spiewak, Rock Ridge Music 04/07/06
Dan Steinberg, Square Peg Concerts 11/29/12
Dan Steinberg, Square Peg Concerts 02/18/05
Jeremy Stephan, Ventures, LLC 04/23/04
Walter Stewart, Mars Talent Agency 02/21/03
Gail Stocker, Gail Stocker Presents 11/12/04
Jon Stoll, Fantasma Productions 10/13/00
Jesse Stoll, AEG 06/27/09
Henry Stone, Henry Stone Music 06/24/05
Jason Stone, Live Nation New York 03/31/06
Howard Stovall, Resource Entertainment Group 05/28/04
Cameron Strang, New West Records 10/18/02
Don Strasburg, AEG Live Rocky Mountains 02/27/09
Barbara Strauss, Sovereign Ventures 05/12/06
Richard Stumpf, Cherry Lane Publishing 08/07/06
Deb Suckling, SUGARRUSH Music 07/27/17
Patrick Sullivan, RightsFlow 10/25/11
Bernie Swain & Harry Rhodes, Jr., Washington Speakers Bureau 12/07/00
Dean Swett, Paramour Group 06/14/02
Jake Szufnarowski, Rocks Off 05/02/08
Marc Tanner, Chime Entertainment 12/22/06
Donald Tarlton, The Donald K Donald Group 04/12/02
Tess Taylor, Los Angeles Music Network 08/09/02
Race Taylor, WPLJ - New York 10/27/06
Race Taylor, WPLJ - New York 10/27/06
Chris Taylor, Taylor 03/15/09
Peter Tempkins, DeWitt Stern Group 03/16/01
Peter Tempkins, Momentous Insurance Brokerage 03/27/09
Lisa Tenner, Tenner & Associates (EAT'M) 08/06/01
Jeremy Tepper, Diesel Only Records 10/10/03
Allan Tepper, Bicycle Music Company 09/28/07
Martin Terefe, Kensaltown Studios 05/31/11
Milun Tesovic, MetroLeap Media 10/18/09
Mandar Thakur, Times Music 08/06/15
Jerry Thompson, Promoter Line Inc. 03/05/04
Jose Tillan, MTV Networks Latin America 12/02/05
Jon Tiven, Hormone Studios 08/05/05
Rob Tonkin, Marketing Factory 12/17/15
John "J.T." Toomey, 25/8 Management 11/15/11
Livia Tortella, Warner Bros. Records 01/10/12
Phil Tripp, IMMEDIA! 01/19/06
Claudio Trotta, Barley Arts Promotion 11/26/01
Chris Tsakalakis, StubHub 01/11/10
Ben Turner, Graphite Media 05/10/10
Steve Vai, Favored Nations Entertainment 04/26/02
John Valentino, Fantasma Productions 04/18/03
John Valentino, AEG Live SE 11/01/10
Don Van Cleave, Coalition of Independent Music Stores 04/09/04
Casey Verbeck, Partners in Music 06/06/03
David "Boche" Viecelli, The Billions Corporation 04/18/10
Marsha Vlasic, Artist Group International 05/31/17
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