Industry Profile: Paul Lohr
By Larry LeBlanc
This week In the Hot Seat with Larry LeBlanc: Paul Lohr, president, New Frontier Touring.
After nearly three decades of representing artists, Nashville booking agent Paul Lohr certainly has the “touch” to sell clients with whatever sizzle is required.
As head of his own boutique agency New Frontier Touring, Lohr represents a formidable roster that includes: the Avett Brothers, Suzy Bogguss, the Gibson Brothers, the Grascals, John McEuen, John Oates, Darrell Scott, Chris Hillman, the Mother Truckers, and Riders In The Sky.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Lohr was raised in southeastern Pennsylvania. He got a Bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism and advertising sales at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri.
At college, he also earned his Third Class FCC license, and DJed on the college’s radio station, KCOU. Afterwards, he worked at WLAN in Lancaster, Pennsylvania as an account executive selling radio time.
Soon afterwards, Lohr founded a booking agency in Wilmington, Delaware named LP Attractions; its main attraction being the regionally popular Johnny Neel Band.
In 1984, Lohr decided to join Neel when he moved to Nashville to do session work. Lohr quickly got hired on as an agent at Buddy Lee Attractions.
During his 18 years at Buddy Lee Attractions, he represented the Dixie Chicks, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, George Jones and Kris Kristofferson; as well as such Americana-styled acts as Asleep At The Wheel, New Grass Revival, Emmylou Harris and Riders In The Sky.
In 2002, Lohr decided to leave Buddy Lee Attractions.
In June 9, 2003, he presided over the opening of a Nashville office for The Agency Group. The move into Nashville was the latest in a series of aggressive moves that had seen the New York/London-based agency previously set up in Toronto, Los Angeles, Europe, and the Pacific Rim.
The trade ads announcing the opening of the Nashville office with Lohr at the helm, stated, "This Country's Changing!"
Well, maybe not. The Agency Group closed down its Nashville office after only an 18 month run.
Among the acts Lohr had signed there were Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Hot Club of Cowtown, Third World, Scott Miller & the Commonwealth, Daybreak, the Gibson Brothers, Adrienne Young, and notably the North Carolina-based trio, the Avett Brothers.
In launching New Frontier Touring, Lohr set out to make the Avett Brothers a solid hard-ticket act in major markets throughout the U.S. And now the band is seeing their best sales ever.
What are the after effects in Nashville of the recent storm?
Everybody in New Frontier world is fine, but I keep getting calls saying people have lost their entire house kind of stuff. The water has receded, but it’s a disaster (here). It was 52 counties. Opryland was devastated. Even by Vanderbilt University, which is between 21st and 23rd (streets); the river didn’t get up there but the amount of rain was so voluminous--and it didn’t have anywhere to go-- that the water was up to car door handles in some streets.
[Nine people were confirmed dead and at least 2,000 homes were destroyed or damaged in Nashville by the flooding that struck Tennessee May 1-2. Flood waters also submerged parts of the Grand Ole Opry House (shows have since been displaced to other city venues), and the Opryland Resort. About 2,600 people have been left homeless, and thousands evacuated. The damage has been estimated at $1.5 billion.]
"Nashville Rising," a benefit concert hosted by Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, on June 22 at Bridgestone Arena, will try to raise money for victims of the flood. The lineup includes Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Carrie Underwood, Lynyrd Skynrd, Brooks & Dunn, LeAnn Rimes, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Jason Aldean, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith and Luke Bryan.
Speaking of Taylor Swift, I am continually impressed with the things she does. Not only musically, but as a person. For her to step up to the plate and donate $500,000 to the Nashville flood victim cause was an incredible thing for a young person to do. There are some people who say that she is a (manufactured) pop artist, but she is writing a lot of these songs. She is writing songs that many young people are relating to. You cannot just dismiss that as (them) being popular bubblegum. There’s content, meaning and depth to what she has to say to those people. Man, she’s the Queen of the Prom. Probably for many years to come.
[Taylor Swift announced the $500,000 donation during a Nashville telethon where stars, including Keith Urban, Vince Gill and Darius Rucker, performed and helped raise $1.7 million.]
Taylor Swift’s popularity shows that country music has fragmented.
Country has fragmented. Not as much as rock, But it is getting there. In fact, a lot of country now sounds like rehashed ‘80s rock. But, that’s what the radio programmers are used to. Now, with satellite radio, that is hopefully bringing (traditional country) back.
Musical genres aren’t really centric to a city. But country music is centric to Nashville.
Nashville definitely has a monopoly on country music. There is always an exception to the rule. But, if you are going to make it (in the country field) the old adage is “Move to Nashville and spend seven years working on it.”
Nashville can be unkind to newcomers.
I will disagree with you there. Nashville is definitely the kindest industry town.
Nashville is certainly the most competitive music industry town.
Somebody told me that there are three different ways to say “no” in the music business. In New York, they say, “Get the hell out of my office.” In Nashville, they say, “I just don’t hear it.” In LA, they say, “Yes.”
Nashville has its own way of doing things.
It is certainly a successful route. You can’t argue with it. However, bear in mind, there are only so many hours in a radio playlist, and so many artists that can be on a playlist at any time. I remember listening to Tim DuBois (VP and managing executive, ASCAP) talk to an audience. He said, “Do you realize that you have a better shot at making it in the NBA (National Basketball Assn.) than you do of making it onto the country music charts? There are more openings in the NBA.” He kind of made his point.
In Nashville, you have media coaches, people telling artists how to dress, stylists and makeup artist to make a more polished look. It works for some people but, after awhile, people get so used to seeing so much of that, they then think they need a break. They want a change-up.
Why did you stay so long at Buddy Lee Attractions—18 years?
I was appreciative of what Buddy had done, and how he had given me the latitude (to sign acts). At first, he wouldn’t let me sign anything. I’d say, “Buddy, let’s sign this or sign that.” He’d say, “Rabbi, why do you want to sign these bands? We have plenty of great groups here.” Ultimately, he did let me sign acts, but he always felt that we had plenty to work with. I’d say, “Half of these are has-beens, we need to get on the cutting edge.”
“Rabbi” was Buddy’s nickname for you?
He had a nickname for everybody. When he hired me, he thought I was Jewish. They found it funny to learn that I was Catholic, as was Buddy. He even gave me a blue satin yarmulke as a joke, and I would wear it on days he would come in to the office.
It was a good run for you there.
Well, we kept growing. I like to give things at least a year to see if they are going to work. If, at the end of the year, you can say that your situation is better than it was the year before, then you continue what you are doing. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. So after 19 years, it finally broke.
What caused the breaking point?
Buddy’s death and my ideas of how the company should be run, and how people should be treated.
When you were there, the agency was one of the great country music institutions, booking Waylon Jennings, George Jones, George Strait and so many others.
Oh sure, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Asleep at the Wheel, Ricky Van Shelton. But William Morris and CAA (Creative Artists Agency) were then certainly nothing to turn your nose at either. But, for awhile there, it was a pretty rocking agency. We had that great group of artists that broke in 1988, Mark Chesnutt, Sammy Kershaw, and Tracy Lawrence.
[The colorful Buddy Lee was born in 1932 in the Bronx, New York. He started his show business career at age 18 as a professional wrestler. In the ‘50s Lee moved to Columbia, South Carolina, and promoted rock and roll and R&B shows on the Atlantic sea-board. He moved to Nashville in the early '60s, and formed Aud-Lee Attractions with Hank Williams' widow, Audrey, and initially represented Hank Williams Jr. Lee fully acquired the agency in 1968, and renamed it Buddy Lee Attractions.
During Lohr’s tenure there, the agency’s roster would include Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks, Emmylou Harris, Ricky Van Shelton, Clay Walker, Mark Chesnutt, Waylon Jennings, Lorrie Morgan, Terri Clark, Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin, and the Dixie Chicks. In 1998, Lee died of respiratory failure in Houston, where he had been undergoing treatment for lung cancer. He was 65.]
What was the effect of the concert business consolidation in the early ‘90s? Did it change the booking business? Are major acts today asking what the role of an agent is, if a promoter can book a full national tour?
The answer to that is that it depends on size of the artist. You can probably count the superstars—just using Nashville as an example—on both hands. George Strait when he left Buddy Lee--he just went in-house and had Ben Farrell (of Lon Varnell Enterprises) and then Louis Messina (of The Messina Group/AEG Live) do all of his shows. But he still had (co-manager) Danny O’Brien as the day-to-day guy. So, in essence, Erv Woolsey did have an agent. He had Danny O’Brien looking over all of the stuff for George. You just can’t say to a promoter, “Here, take it.” Someone has to watch the hen house.
Proponents of the traditional agency system maintain that agents offer expertise in cutting venue and tour merchandise deals and routing tours, as well as gauging relative market value for an act. A promoter’s interest is not necessarily the same as an artist’s.
Well, of course not. They both are going to want to make as much money as they both can. But you have to have an advocate for the artist.
With a major act, many of the dates are cross-collaterized but there might not be the concentration on a date an act needs to have targeted.
If you have a lot of dates, and not as many eyes watching those dates, some of the dates aren’t going to get the attention that they might need. That’s one of the reasons when I was doing the first major Dixie Chick’s tour in 2000 that we had, in essence, three different companies who got the tour. Concerts West with John Meglen and Paul Gongaware; Louis Messina (then with SFX); and Arny Granat and Jerry Mickelson at Jam (Productions).
Why split the Dixie Chicks’ tour between the three companies?
We didn’t feel that one person had expertise in all 60 markets. Louis wasn’t promoting every show. He was delegating to different people. John and Paul were delegating. So each person has their strengths.
Did it give you any negotiating power working with three promoters?
A little bit. But at that point, everyone is pretty much coming up with the same type of figures. It’s interesting now that after all of these years, Louis, John and Paul are now on the same team (at AEG Live).
Did the consolidations tighten up the market?
Again, it depends on scale. It seems that for every consolidation there was a new company starting. Of course, the learning curve had to be re-established. Perhaps, the relationship and trust that goes into that had to be redeveloped for those folks as well.
Did you understand the move when the Dixie Chicks chose to move from Buddy Lee Attractions to work with Rob Light at Creative Artists Agency in L.A. in 2002?
I did understand the move but I disagreed with it. Their perception was that (their career) was going to get bigger. I’m sure that the manager, Simon Renshaw, in a selfish way for him—there’s no other way to put it—saw bigger opportunities. I think that he saw better opportunities with the relationship that he would have with CAA than with Buddy Lee.
[Booked by Buddy Lee Attractions, the Dixie Chicks grossed $44.4 million from their first major headlining tour in 2000. Their 6th album "Home” in 2002 bowed at #1 on The Billboard 200.]
There was considerable talk of the Dixie Chicks being bigger than country. That CAA could build on that.
They were as big as it gets. Well, there are bigger people. But, let’s say that they were certainly in that top 5% of artists. They were an arena act. Arena acts, when you look at Taylor Swift, Tim & Faith, when you go to those concerts, you don’t see a bunch of people with Yoke shirts, and cowboy hats on. You see people from all walks of life. Once you have sold as many as one to three million records, you have—and this is a broad brush stroke—pretty well tapped out the country-buying market. You are now appealing to a popular music market. So the Chicks were already there. They weren’t going to get any bigger. There wasn’t anything done for them (at CAA) that wasn’t being done for them at Buddy Lee.
The live show is the ultimate music experience today.
You can replace a lot of stuff but the one thing we haven’t figured out how to replace is the live experience because, by nature, human beings are pack animals. We like to hang out with our friends, and share our common experiences. You can’t get that sitting at home watching (a concert) on TV or through the computer.
Most people agree that the agency system remains valuable for developing acts underneath the national touring radar.
Correct. There are even more new acts these days than there used to be. Especially with terrestrial radio declining, and having less and less impact, it’s a whole new game. The playing field has been leveled. The hardest thing to find is an agent these days. All of these new artists, that’s what they need more than anything.
Why was Nashville a good place for The Agency Group to open in 2003?
Because Nashville is one of the top three music centers in the world.
Was it hard establishing a new agency?
Absolutely. Not only running the company but also doing the day-to-day for the artists that I was the responsible agent for. I had to wear two hats.
Your impression of Neil Warnock (chairman of The Agency Group).
If you have ever have been around Neil Warnock, and seen the hours he works, you’d really would appreciate what hard work really means. That guy has an incredible work ethic. He’s one of the most driven individuals in the music business I’ve ever met.
Who decided to pull the plug on The Agency Group in Nashville after 18 months?
Neil did. We got a lot of people in town raises. I will say that much.
People thought you were raiding?
Well, we were. But we couldn’t get everybody as quickly as we wanted. Nor could we get the people that we wanted. They would say “I don’t have that much time left at this organization. Do I want to leave and look at a lot of hard work in a start-up? Or do I want to finish out my career where I am? I can see the finish line where I’m at.”
Where does New Frontier Touring fit in today?
It is a diverse roster. I pretty much use one rule of thumb. We don’t sign bands that suck. There are artists that we feel are big-time growth artists, as the Avett Brothers have proven to be. There are some artists—and everybody has them—that are favorites; that might not be as big or be a superstar, but because they are absolutely brilliant at what they do, they become your favorites.
Darrell Scott must be one of your favorites.
Darrell Scott is one of the most talented individuals I’ve ever worked with. Everyone from Steve Earle to Sam Bush to now Robert Plant concur. I love the Rolling Stone (magazine) quote on one of his albums that said, “Matching Bruce Springsteen and Guy Clark at their finest.” What a compliment.
He’s been an ASCAP writer of the year. He’s a multi-instrumentalist who can play 13 instruments exceptionally well. He can sing with great soul. He can produce. He is just astonishing at what he does. But, he doesn’t work the road as much as others because he has to have time to write. He’s had over 70 artists cut his songs from the Dixie Chicks ("Heartbreak Town”) to Keb ‘Mo’ (“Proving You Wrong"). That’s pretty diverse. But an act like that you just have to say, “Okay, Darrell is not going to work 150 dates a year.” But I don’t have Darrell in my world because of financial considerations. I do it because I love the man as a human being, and I think that his music is some of the best in the world.
You seem to lean toward working with Americana acts.
I do. Americana music is a great melting pot of music. What a great format. It’s where you can have Little Feat, the Avett Brothers, Willie Nelson, Steve Earle all on the same playlist.
You turned the Avett Brothers down before signing them in 2003.
Well, I did turn the Avett Brothers down. I had listened to their CD “A Carolina Jubilee” and the first song on it is “The Traveling Song.’ It’s wild, crazy, full of caterwauling. I was like, “Damn what is this?” When I heard it, I was like, “Man, I don’t get it.”
But, as an agent I don’t represent the recorded product. I represent the live presentation.
It was when I finally saw them live that I bought in. In fact, I wasn’t even sure it was them at first. The first song I heard them play live was a ballad where they doing beautiful sibling harmonies, and the bass player was bowing the bass like a cello.. I was like, “Wow this is some strong stuff. Who are these guys?” The guys next to me say, “That’s the Avett Brothers.” I said, “Nahh, the Avett Brothers are breaking strings and stomping’ and going crazy, screaming and hollering.” He goes, “No man, that’s the Avett Brothers.” I said, “Nice meeting you. I have to go.” I went up to their manager Dolph Ramseur and introduced myself. He had contacted me as well. When I saw the band, it was like, “Wow, I get it.” Two or three songs into the set and they broke into the crazy stuff, and I thought, “That’s interesting. I get it now” I really liked it.
You saw them in Nashville. Dolph then invited you to Charlotte, North Carolina to see them perform again.
Yeah, to see 900 people reacting to them. A month later, I flew to Charlotte, witnessed them, drank the Kool-Aid, and saw what they had built there. I figured if it could be done there, it could be done anywhere.
Why would you not hear that on their album?
Bear in mind that I had lived in Nashville for 20 years, and a lot of my friends were studio guys. On my weekends, I liked to go to studios and hear the bands record. It is really amazing seeing the pros do their thing in the studio. So I was kind of focused on technical proficiency, and slick production and things like that. A lot of stuff that Nashville has ultimately shipped to radio is of that nature. That is what my ears were kind of focused on.
Being a guitar player, I couldn’t tell you half the lyrics of a song until I moved to Nashville, Obviously, we are arguably the greatest songwriter community in the world. So, very quickly, you get tuned into lyrical content more so than instrumental.
What is the best new act you’ve recently heard that you don’t represent?
I am a big fan of Assembly of Dust, and I like what I am hearing from Jackie Green, and Dawes, a new band. I’ve been wearing out a CD by Paul Thorn who I do represent. He’s an amazing songwriter and an amazing vocalist. I love rockin’ blues. I used to be all about the guitar lick.
There are a lot of good acts out there.
I think there’s more music out there but I think a lot of it is shit. I remember asking a manager about this female artist who was tremendous why she hadn’t broken out. He said, “Well, she’s just another great singer.” There are a ton of them.
I get a ton of CDs. I could open a record store here with the CDs I get sent as consideration for opening acts for the Avett Brothers. I try to listen to them all. I am a little overwhelmed at times. I probably have a stack of 20 in the car right now. I do all my listening in the car.
There are so many acts I’ve read about that I am only partially aware of. It’s not like in the ‘70s or ‘80s when everybody seemed to know about every new artist.
That’s because we grew up in the heyday of FM radio. Album-oriented rock was the place that the hipsters, the tastemakers, whatever you want to call them, gravitated toward. That’s how you found out about all of those cool, breaking acts.
If you would look at a 10 year window which was the best music (era) ever, 1965 to 1975 would have to be it. If I took a second 10 year window, it would be ’75 to ’85.
I am hard pressed to find what I consider great music out there these days. In the 30 years I have been doing this, I have always approached it with an A&R perspective. I let my ears be the judge and my taste in music guide me to what I think are going to be the artists to go places.
British rock was the first music you got into?
Climax Blues Band is one of my all-time, favorite bands. The very first concert I went to was Uriah Heap, Climax Blues Band and Manfred Mann at the Spectrum in Philly. I didn’t know who Climax Blues Band was. I was going to see Uriah Heap. Boy, I came away from that show and it was like, “Wow.” Then they had that big breakout album “FM Live” (in 1974). I think that “Gold Plated” (1976) is my favorite.
If you listened to Climax, you wanted to become a guitar player.
Well, Peter Haycock (who left in ’85) was the bees’ knees.
Do you play?
I used to. Not professionally.
Were you any good?
Nah, I was awful. That’s why I am an agent.
You got a degree in journalism and advertising sales at the University of Missouri in Columbia.
I initially started in broadcast journalism. I thought that is where I want to go. It was a perquisite to be a disc jockey to have your Third Class (FCC) license. It was one of the things that you had to get to pass the broadcast journalism class. The disc jockey stint (at KCOU) was more of a hobby. It was fun. We played everything there. It was college radio. At WLAN in Lancaster (Pennsylvania), I was in ad sales. Strictly sales. Nothing to do with the music.
That experience would have helped you as an agent.
Precisely. There are certain sales skills that will work well in many different fields. I have applied things that I learned from the consultants at the radio station in my agency work.
You founded a booking agency in Wilmington, Delaware named LP Attractions.
There was a local talent named Johnny Neel. Our little band that played around the area on the same circuit went to check him out. To check out the competition. He was playing this little dive on Pulaski Highway, Route 40 in Elkton, Maryland. I think it was called Tradewinds. We walked in the front door—it was kind of a biker joint—and the Johnny Neel Band was blowing out Lynard Skynard’s “I Know A Little” better than Skynard. Then, they kicked into Johnny’s arrangement of “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” as good as you ever hear. Then they kicked into one of Johnny’s original songs. As each song played, I got more and more depressed. My buddies asked “What’s the matter? I said, “Man, we suck. This band is so good what are we doing here? I walked up to Johnny after the show and said, “I’m your new agent.”
[Johnny Neel is a celebrated Nashville musical figure. His songs have been recorded by Travis Tritt, Montgomery Gentry and Delbert Mc Clinton. From Wilmington, Delaware, Neel cut his first single at the age of 12, as Johnny Neel and the Shapes Of Soul. A few years later, the Johnny Neel Band had a strong following along the East Coast, and released two independent albums. Neel moved to Nashville in 1984, and worked as an "A" session studio player and performed with local bands in local clubs. Dickey Betts then tapped Neel in 1988 to join his road band, and he worked on Betts’ "Pattern Disruptive" LP including the top 10 AOR hit, "Rock Bottom." Neel then joined the reunited Allman Brothers Band before returning to session work and a solo career.]
You came to Nashville with Johnny Neel in 1984?
How I came to town was that Johnny Neel got the opportunity to move to Nashville and do demo work. Hopefully, that was going to lead into songwriting, more studio work and, maybe, even some road work. I said that if he was going, I was going.
How did you come to work at Buddy Lee Attractions?
I put together two résumés. I put together a résumé to be in A&R (at a label), and I put together one to be an agent. Actually, I put together a press kit for myself to be an agent rather than a resume. It worked.
You decision to be an agent was fortuitous.
It’s funny that after all of these years,the record companies are the ones that may be a dying breed. The agencies are obviously going to be able to weather the storm, and change the face of the music industry. The record companies didn’t have the position (to lead), but the agency world did. Who would have seen it?
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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Gary Churgin, Harry Fox Agency 09/13/10
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Barry Coburn, Ten Ten Music Group 03/28/11
Matthew Cohen, Green Room Productions 10/19/01
Ted Cohen, TAG Strategic 01/10/13
Lisa Cohen, Associated Booking Corporation 02/10/06
Steve Cohen, Music + Art Management, Inc. 03/09/07
Dan Cohen, Music & Memory 01/12/17
Michael Cohl - Part 1, S2BN Entertainment 03/06/13
Michael Cohl - Part 2, S2BN Entertainment 03/13/13
Bryan Coleman, Union Entertainment Group 02/14/12
Mamie Coleman, Fox Broadcasting 07/05/12
Dennis Condon, Disneyland Resorts 07/13/01
Peter Conlon, Peter Conlon Presents 05/20/05
Tony Conway, Buddy Lee Attractions 10/06/00
Allen Cook, TOURtech 04/16/15
Tomas Cookman, Cookman International 09/05/03
Alex Cooley, Alex Cooley Presents 07/12/10
David Cooper, Foxman.com 10/31/03
Jay Cooper, Greenberg Traurig, LLP 05/23/11
Julie Coulter, Near North Insurance Groups 06/07/01
Amy Cox, Deep South Entertainment 02/09/07
Michael O. Crain, Crain Law Group, LLC 10/09/13
Charlie Cran, The Strawberry Music Festival 04/05/10
Jim Cressman, Invictus Entertainment Group 06/06/12
Russ Crupnick, MusicWatch, Inc. 07/23/15
Todd Culberhouse, Vision Management /Vision Records and Entertainment 09/05/08
Tony D'Amelio, Washington Speakers Bureau 04/21/06
Ruth Daniel, In Place of War 08/09/17
Ray Danniels, Standing Room Only Management, and the Anthem Entertainment Group 03/05/15
Ken Dashow, WAXQ-FM (l04.3 FM) - New York 09/08/06
Hal David, Lyricist 07/26/11
David Davidian, Independant Lighting Designer/Director 06/18/04
Anthony Davis, D&L Entertainment Services, Inc. 03/02/01
Chip Davis, American Gramaphone/Mannheim Steamroller 05/31/02
Mitch Davis, Tempest Entertainment 07/16/04
Jeff Dawson, Canadian Recording Services 06/08/08
Desiree Day, USO Celebrity Entertainment 08/10/01
Shauna de Cartier, Six Shooter Records/Six Shooter Management 10/23/13
Gene DeAnna, The Library of Congress 02/21/12
Vincent Degiorgio, Chapter 2 Productions 08/01/13
Tony DeLauro, DeLauro Management 12/23/04
Valerie Denn, Val Denn Agency 04/30/01
Val Denn, Val Denn Agency 03/06/14
Robert DePugh, Alligator Records 07/29/05
Tom Derr, Rock Ridge Music 10/29/04
Paul Dexter, Masterworks Lighting Design and Road Cases 12/10/04
Marty Diamond, Paradigm 01/22/10
Glenn Dicker, Redeye Distribution/Yep Roc Records 07/07/06
Barry Dickins, International Talent Booking Agency 06/06/13
Jim Digby, Event Safety Alliance 09/01/16
Mark Dinerstein, The Knitting Factory 11/17/06
Neill Dixon, Canadian Music Week 03/03/16
Thomas Dolby, Musician, academic, technologist, and author 11/09/16
Jasper Donat, Music Matters 2009/Branded 04/24/09
Jim Donio, National Association of Recording Merchandisers 04/22/11
Marc Dottore, M. Dottore Management 04/11/03
Tim Drake, The Roots Agency 12/12/08
Mike Dreese, Newbury Comics 11/23/11
Charles Driebe, Blind Ambition Management Ltd. 09/22/06
Jeremy Driesen, Ray Bloch Productions 09/07/01
Michael Drumm, Music Link Productions 07/18/08
Angie Dunn, Lucky Artist Booking 10/13/06
Jay Durgan, MEDIAmobz 11/09/11
Erik Dyce, City and County of Denver's Division of Theatres & Arenas 08/02/02
Erik Dyce, City and County of Denver’s Division of Theatres and Arenas 08/23/10
Paolo d’Alessandro, International Solutions 06/25/14
Ros Earls, 140dB Management 02/19/14
Art Edelstein, Festival Productions 12/01/02
Bruce Eisenberg, Audio Analysts 08/31/01
Martin Elbourne, The Glastonbury Festival 12/18/09
Michael Elder, Red Entertainment 03/17/06
Tod Elmore, Sixthman 11/24/06
Paul Emery, Clear Channel Entertainment 11/19/04
Arty Erk, Citrin Cooperman 04/27/16
Joe Escalante, Kung Fu Records 07/08/05
Colin Escott, Music Historian/Journalist 07/18/11
Ritch Esra, The Music Business Registry 09/27/02
Ritch Esra, The Music Business Registry 04/24/12
Mike Esterman, Esterman Entertainment 09/01/06
Jeff Eyrich, BePop Records 11/25/05
Bob Ezrin, Bigger Picture Group 05/24/09
Lisa Fancher, Frontier Records 08/09/10
Rick Farman, Superfly Productions 10/15/04
Ray Farrell, eMusic 06/09/06
Sam Feldman, S.L. Feldman & Associates 10/25/02
Bob Feldman, Red House Records 11/24/02
Charlie Feldman, BMI 08/26/05
Paul Fenn, Asgard Promotions 11/22/09
Debra "Fergy" Ferguson, TourDesign 08/01/03
Pete Fisher, Grand Ole Opry 09/11/09
David Fishof, David Fishof Presents 01/08/01
David Fishof, Rock 'N Roll Fantasy 10/05/08
David Fishof, Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy Camp 02/28/12
Mike Flanagin, New England Country Music Festival 09/12/08
Joel Flatow, RIAA 12/13/11
Jim Fleming, Fleming Artists 03/20/10
Joe Fletcher, Joe Fletcher Presents 01/12/06
Jeff Fluhr, StubHub 10/06/06
Nancy Fly, The Nancy Fly Agency 04/02/04
Arthur Fogel, Live Nation 08/09/09
Martin Folkman, Independent Music Awards & Music Resource Group 08/11/06
Belle Forino, Fantasma Tours 03/18/05
Fletcher Foster, Universal Records South 07/31/09
Sam Foxman, Contemporary Productions 01/06/06
Todd Frank, 4Star Entertainment, LLC 01/24/03
Bob Frank, Koch Entertainment 01/09/09
Larry Frank, Frank Productions 01/17/11
Mike Fraser, Record Producer/Engineer 10/11/08
Carl Freed, Metropolitan Entertainment 06/22/01
Elizabeth Freund, Beautiful Day Media & Management 01/26/07
Harlan Frey, Roadrunner Records 07/11/03
Adam Friedman, Nederlander Concerts 06/22/07
Ted Gardner, Larrikin Management 04/25/03
Daniel Gélinas, Festival d’été de Québec 05/23/13
Marci Geller, Sonic Underground 08/15/08
Chris Gero, Yamaha Entertainment Group 10/26/16
Steve Gerstman, SGS 07/19/02
Sandra Gibson, The Association of Performing Arts Presenters 01/09/04
Sandra L. Gibson, Association of Performing Arts Presenters 01/16/09
Steve Gietka, Trump Properties 07/30/01
Steve Gietka, SMG Entertainment 03/19/14
Darren Gilmore, Watchdog Management 03/17/16
Daniel Glass, Glassnote Entertainment Group 10/16/14
Jake Gold, The Management Trust 04/13/01
Neil Goldberg, Cirque Productions 09/07/07
Harris Goldberg, Concert Ideas 06/27/11
Neil Goldberg, Cirque Productions 04/16/14
Martin Goldschmidt, Cooking Vinyl Group 09/29/16
Harvey Goldsmith, Harvey Goldsmith Productions 06/28/10
Michael Goldstein, RockPoP Gallery 11/09/07
Seth Goldstein, Turntable.fm 09/20/11
Anna Paula Goncalves, CEO Global Brand Appeal 08/20/14
Arnie Goodman, Blue Storm Music 11/15/02
Wesley Goodman, Red Entertainment 09/16/05
Richard Goodstone, Superfly Productions 01/27/06
Christie Goodwin, Photographer 03/18/15
Rob Gordon, What Are Records? LTD 02/01/02
Steve Gordon, Entertainment Attorney 08/06/04
Yoav Goren, Immediate Music & Imperativa Records 06/10/14
Mike Gormley, L.A. Personal Development 11/10/06
Jonathan Gosselin, Gosselin Marketing & Promotions 07/02/04
Richard Gottehrer, The Orchard 04/10/09
Sean Goulding, The Agency Group London 09/12/12
Jerimaya Grabher, RPM Direct 09/26/03
Mary Granata, The Granata Agency 09/06/10
Kelly Graves, Providence Performing Arts Center/Professional Facilities Management 01/20/02
Stan Green, Stanley A. Green Lighting and Productions 12/12/03
Mark Green, Celebrity Talent Agency Inc. / Bergen Performing Arts Center 08/12/05
Jeffrey Green, Americana Music Association 03/10/06
Paul Green, The School of Rock 07/06/08
Benjy Grinberg, Rostrum Records 12/06/11
Brent Grulke, SXSW 03/06/09
Michael Gudinski, The Mushroom Group 10/29/15
Phil Guiliano, CIE USA Entertainment Inc. & OCESA PRESENTS Inc. 03/25/05
Steve Gumble, SBG Productions 06/16/06
Greg Hagglund, Vivelo! 05/07/04
Rodney Hall, FAME Music Group 11/06/09
Rob Hallett, Robomagic 02/05/15
Craig Hankenson, Producers, Inc 02/23/06
Kerry Hansen, Wynonna Incorporated 10/03/03
Eric Hanson, Ted Kurland Associates 12/20/02
Eric Hanson, Tree Lawn Artists 03/23/07
Rusty Harmon, MTM Music Management 12/06/07
Ali Harnell, Clear Channel Entertainment Nashville 08/15/03
Bob Harris, 02/06/09
Evan Harrison, Huka Entertainment 12/08/16
David Hart, The Agency Group 02/20/04
Laura Hassler, Musicians without Borders 12/02/15
Abe Hathot, Musician, composer, and music producer. 12/21/16
Steve Hecht, Piedmont Talent 08/29/12
Travis Hellyer, Mezzanine 09/02/05
Janie Hendrix, Experience Hendrix 02/01/10
Nona Hendryx, Rhythmbank Entertainment 06/02/06
Dan Herrington, Dualtone Records 07/25/03
Sara Hickman, Sleeveless/Stingray 06/30/06
Dan Hirsch, On Board Entertainment 04/04/03
Nick Hobbs, Charmenko 12/14/01
Carel Hoffman, Hilltop Live/Oppikoppi Productions 11/07/12
Ian Hogarth, Songkick 08/09/11
Gene Hollister, Rose Presents 04/08/01
Rusty Hooker, Rock Steady Management Agency 02/16/01
Jake Hooker, Hook Entertainment 05/10/02
Martin Hopewell, Primary Talent International 04/19/02
Tom Hoppa, TKO Booking Agency 09/29/06
Bobbie Horowitz, Times Square Group 01/04/02
Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages 11/01/11
Bruce Houghton, Skyline Music 10/27/00
Bruce Houghton, Skyline Music 01/22/14
Andi Howard, Peak Records and Andi Howard Entertainment 09/02/03
Barbara Hubbard, ACTS 09/12/03
Laurent Hubert, BMG US 11/12/15
Seth Hurwitz, I.M.P. 04/20/09
Ariel Hyatt, Author, and founder of Cyber PR 11/23/16
Mark Hyman, Ashley Talent International 11/09/01
Brett Hyman, Category 5 Entertainment 07/23/04
Bruce Iglauer, Alligator Records 08/17/01
Bruce Iglauer, Alligator Records 05/28/14
Doug Isaac, Super Bowl Concert Series Producer (EXI) 08/24/01
David Israelite, National Music Publishers' Association 11/29/08
Tom Jackson, Tom Jackson Productions 02/06/13
Jay Jacobs, Parc Landon 09/21/07
Larry Jacobson, World Audience 09/17/04
Audra Jaeger, The Management Trust 05/09/03
Ralph James, The Agency Group 01/31/11
Jeffrey Jampol, Jampol Artist Management 07/18/12
Jean Michel Jarre, International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) 06/19/13
Michael Jaworek, The Birchmere 05/08/09
Peter Jesperson, New West Records 11/03/06
John Jeter, The Handlebar 08/15/12
Mike Johnson, Groundrush Media 02/17/06
Mike Gormley & Jolene Pellant, Yes, Dear Entertainment 04/23/10
Susan Joseph, Justice Entertainment Group 02/21/11
Darren Julien, Julien's Auctions 10/25/10
Henry Juszkiewicz, Gibson Guitars 09/28/10
Justin Kalifowitz, Downtown Publishing 04/20/17
Leonard Kalikow, Music Business Reference, Inc. 06/26/08
Craig Kallman, Atlantic Records 03/20/09
Steve Kane, Warner Music Canada 02/09/17
Danny Kapilian, Independent Producer 07/12/02
Mike Kappus, The Rosebud Agency 10/26/09
Andy Kaufman, Birdland 05/17/02
Wendy Kay, Mars Talent Agency 03/09/01
Lucas Keller, The Collective 03/22/11
Marty Kern, Clemson University 07/07/01
Carlos Keyes, Red Entertainment 10/08/04
Golnar Khosrowshahi, Reservoir Media Management 10/24/12
Martin Kierszenbaum, Interscope/Cherrytree Records 09/06/09
Barney Kilpatrick, Rattlesby Records 10/28/05
John Kinsner, The Walnut Room 03/28/08
Doug Kirby, LiveTourArtists 10/24/03
Steve Kirsner, Compaq Center 06/29/01
JoAnne Klabin, Sweet Relief 03/21/03
Andrew Klein, Revolution Marketing 11/05/04
Larry Klein, Producer, bassist, songwriter 03/13/12
Jack Kleinsinger, Highlights in Jazz 04/25/08
Ann Kline, Casa Kline 09/04/14
Brian Knaff, Talent Buyers Network 09/29/01
Kymberlee Knight, IEBA 11/16/00
Mike Kociela, 360 Productions 05/30/08
Stefan Kohlmeyer, Bach Technology 02/08/10
Lily Kohn, Microsoft Corporation 02/14/11
Tim Kolleth, Alligator Records 01/25/08
Al Kooper, Musician/songwriter/producer/author 02/06/14
Mitchell Koulouris, Digital Musicworks International, Inc. 02/11/05
Mark Krantz, John Schreiber Group 06/15/01
Jeff Krasno, Velour Music Group 11/19/07
Jeffrey Kruger, The Kruger Organisation 01/25/02
Harvey Kubernik, Author/historian/music journalist 08/20/15
Ted Kurland, Ted Kurland Associates 01/15/01
Jordan Kurland, Zeitgeist Artist Management 08/23/11
Carianne Laguna, Blackheart Records 03/07/08
Brady Lahr, Kufala Recordings 04/30/04
Ernie Lake, EL Records 01/19/07
Roks Lam, Wolfman Jack Entertainment 12/17/04
Anni Lam, Parc Landon 06/29/07
Gary Lane, CenterLane Attractions 10/14/05
Tom LaPenna, Lucky Man Productions 09/10/04
Camilo Lara, EMI Music Mexico/MIS 08/10/07
Gary Lashinsky, Lipizzaner Tours 05/13/05
Gregg Latterman, Aware Records 12/13/02
Tony Laurenson, Eat to the Beat 02/27/04
Emily Lazar, The Lodge 10/15/15
Bill Leabody, Leabody Systems 06/10/05
Peter Leak, 24-7 Worldwide Management 03/28/12
Steve Leeds, SR. VP/Promotion/Rock Formats at Virgin Records 07/26/02
Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter 11/14/08
Carl Leighton-Pope, Leighton-Pope Organisation 07/05/09
Steve Lemon, Live 4 Live, Inc. 12/06/02
Randy Lennox, Universal Music Canada 06/24/15
Simma Levine, Disson Furst and Partners 11/10/00
Andy Levine, Sixthman 06/08/07
Rich Levy, Clear Channel Entertainment Properties 06/25/04
Eddie Levy, Chelsea Music Publishing 07/24/14
Myles Lewis, Denise Rich Songs 12/20/10
Adam Lewis, Planetary Group 01/20/16
Terry Lickona, Austin City Limits 03/14/11
Justine Liddelow, Stage and Screen Travel Services 08/31/11
Jim Lidestri, Border City Media 09/03/15
Larry Lieberman, 4EverWild 03/28/03
Eric Lilavois, Crown City Studios, and London Bridge Studio 12/10/14
Miriam Linna, Norton Records 05/18/17
Marc Lipkin, Alligator Records 03/05/05
Tommy LiPuma (Part 1), Verve Records 11/08/10
Tommy LiPuma (Part 2), Verve Records 11/15/10
Alexander Ljung, SoundCloud 10/04/10
Andy Lo Russo, The Singing Chef 12/16/05
Phil Lobel, Lobeline Communications 08/13/04
Paul Lohr, New Frontier Touring 01/21/05
Paul Lohr, New Frontier Touring 05/17/10
Julie Lokin, New Audiences 03/23/01
Dave Lory, Artemis Records 03/30/02
Max Loubiere, Tour Director 04/11/12
Mark Lourie, Skyline Music 03/08/02
Dave Lucas, Live-360 04/28/06
Joe Lucchese, EventJoe 02/23/07
Kevin Lyman, 4 fini 03/30/01
Kevin Lyman, Vans Warped Tour 05/23/12
Bubba Mac, 09/14/07
David Macias, Emergent Music Marketing 06/17/05
Kristen Madsen, Grammy Foundation and MusiCares 11/22/10
Larry Magid, Larry Magid Entertainment 05/04/10
Peter Malkin, PM Management 02/07/03
Toby Mamis, Alive Enterprises 02/12/01
Billy Mann, Green & Bloom | Topl1ne, Manncom 09/18/14
Tasea Margeolas, Multi Entertainment 06/23/06
Tony Margherita, dBpm Records 09/06/11
Bob Roux & Mark Campana, Live Nation 12/20/11
Lee Marshall, Magic Arts & Entertainment 09/13/02
Zach Martin, Radio Producer at New York's WAXQ-FM 08/30/02
Mario Martin, Gorgeous PR 04/27/07
Molly Martinez, Ticket Summit 2008 05/23/08
Paul Mascioli, Mascioli Entertainment 01/14/05
Michael Maska, Big Hassle 01/28/05
Ted Mason, Mi-5 Recordings 11/16/01
Steve Masur, Masur & Associates, LLC 11/21/03
Pam Matthews, The Ryman Auditorium 04/08/05
Terry McBride, Nettwerk Music Group 03/01/10
Michael McCarty, ole 06/20/11
Jim McDonald, McDonald Group 12/19/03
Virginia McEnerney, HeadCount 11/26/07
Doc McGhee, McGhee Entertainment 06/14/10
Camilla McGuinn, Tour Manager 08/24/07
Andy McLean, North By Northeast (NXNE) 04/01/05
Dennis McNally, Grateful Dead historian/publicist 09/06/02
Garry McQuinn, Back Row Productions 06/14/11
Ruthann McTyre, The Rita Benton Music Library; and president of the Music Library Association 08/31/10
Dick McVey, Musician's Referral Service 10/27/07
Katherine McVicker, Music Works International 01/08/15
John Meglen, Concerts West/AEG Live 02/21/13
Mark Meharry, Music Glue 05/28/15
Jorge Mejia, Sony/ATV Music Publishing 09/17/15
Dan Melnick, Festival Productions, Inc. 02/22/02
André Ménard, Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 06/12/09
Bob Merlis, Merlis For Hire/Memphis International Records 01/16/04
Doug Merrick, Cumberland Talent Agency and Merrick Music Group 07/21/06
Louis Messina, The Messina Group 10/22/04
Louis Messina, The Messina Group/AEG Live 07/17/09
Louis Jay Meyers, North American Folk Music and Dance Alliance 03/30/07
Louis Jay Meyers, Folk Alliance International 01/23/09
Todd Miller, House Of Blues - New Orleans 11/14/03
Jeff Miller, Fantasma Productions 03/16/07
Ben Miller, Rock Ridge Music 11/02/07
J. B. Miller, Empire Entertainment 08/22/08
Richard Mills, S.L. Feldman 11/02/09
Marty Monson, Barbershop Harmony Society 07/07/16
Linda Moran, Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) 04/05/09
Jesse Morreale, Nobody In Particular Presents (NIPP) 09/20/02
Chuck Morris, Live Rocky Mountains 09/28/09
Mo Morrison, Independent production 05/24/02
Kevin Morrow, Steel Wool Entertainment 01/25/17
Nick Moss, Blue Bella Records 11/30/07
Jim Musselman, Appleseed Recordings 04/14/06
Natalia Nastaskin, United Talent Agency 04/13/16
Marc Nathan, Flagship Records 07/01/05
David Neilon, Rising Star Promotions 11/30/01
Don Neuen, Star Coaches Inc. 10/10/12
Dennis Newhall, DIG Music 10/07/05
John Nittolo, John Nittolo Productions 04/13/07
Ian Noble, Metropolitan Talent 05/23/03
Fabricio Nobre, A Construtora Música e Cultura 05/04/17
Josh Norek, JN Media, LLC 07/05/02
David Norman, Tour Manager 04/20/07
Mimi Northcott, Canadian Recording Services (CRS) 04/11/08
Bill Nowlin, Rounder Records 01/05/07
John Nugent, NY JAM Inc. 11/08/02
Andy Nulman, Just For Laughs 11/20/13
Sal Nunziato, NYCD 06/01/01
Bob O'Neal, Ryman Auditorium 06/28/02
Andrea Orbeck, Prehab Health and Fitness 03/15/10
Heather Orser, Toad's Place 01/29/01
Janet Oseroff, MultiMediaProperties 11/18/05
Marc Ostrow, Boosey & Hawkes 12/05/08
Riley O’Connor, Live Nation Canada 07/24/09
Jeremy Palmer, Buddy Lee Attractions 11/02/01
John Palmer, Megawave Records 08/31/07
Panos Panay, Sonicbids 12/23/05
Julien Paquin, Paquin Artists Agency 04/30/14
Graham Parker, WQXR-FM 11/26/14
Crispin Parry, British Underground 02/24/08
Donald Passman, Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown 04/09/10
Donald S. Passman, Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown 01/06/16
Bruce Patron, Overland Entertainment 07/28/06
Alexandra Patsavas, Chop Shop Music 09/27/11
Cheryl Pawelski, Omnivore Entertainment Group 09/26/13
Kerry Peace, Alligator Records 08/18/06
Eric Peltoniemi, Red House Records 12/14/09
Scott Perry, Sperry Media 03/11/05
Lawrence Peryer, Jr., 23 Omnimedia 11/07/08
John Peters, MassConcerts 06/07/11
Holger Petersen, Stony Plain Records 04/15/05
Jon Phillips, Silverback Professional Artist Mgmt/Controlled Substance Sound 08/29/08
Dave Pichilingi, Sound City 03/30/16
Vince Pileggi, Music Inc./Music Inc. Sounds 12/01/06
Eric Pirritt, Endit! Presents / The Fox Theatre 10/17/03
Neil Portnow, The Recording Academy 02/08/11
Louis Posen, Hopeless Records 04/04/11
Stephen Posen, Estate of Glenn Gould 01/23/13
Nadia Prescher, Madison House 06/20/03
Jeff Price, TuneCore 02/28/11
Tom Principato, Powerhouse Records 02/01/08
Roger Probert, Core Records 12/08/06
John "Grinder" Procaccini, JP Squared (JP2) 01/17/03
Mark Pucci, Independent Music Publicist 09/09/05
David Pullman, The Pullman Group 11/03/00
Rod Quinton, Saigon Sound System 04/18/11
Dolphus Ramseur, Ramseur Records 10/19/07
Jack Randall, Ted Kurland Associates 04/05/02
Jack Randall, The Kurland Agency 03/08/17
Debra Rathwell, AEG Live 05/03/13
Jeff Ravitz, Visual Terrain 02/08/08
Paul Reed, Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) 06/14/17
Rich Rees, M.P.I. Talent Agency 09/19/08
John Reese, Freeze Artist Management 08/01/08
Bill Reeves, WRIII, Inc. 10/20/06
Stephen Rehage, Rehage Entertainment 07/30/04
Lisa Reiss, Pearl Productions 08/17/07
Salaam Remi, Composer, producer, musician and label executive. 01/08/14
David Renzer, Universal Music Publishing Group 08/23/09
Alison Richard, Universal Orlando Resort 05/06/05
Kelli Richards, The All Access Group 02/07/12
Gary Richards, HARD Events 08/29/13
Sam Righi, Waterfront Entertainment Group 05/30/03
Jon Rinaldo, Joker Productions 01/02/04
Geary Rindels, Geary Rindels Enterprises, Inc. 12/05/03
Doreen Ringer Ross, BMI 01/18/08
Lisette Rioux, Island Def Jam Music Group 05/16/03
Dave Roberge, Everfine Records & Everfine Artist Management 12/03/04
Sandy Roberton, Worlds End Producer Management 02/20/09
Ty Roberts, Gracenote 01/31/12
Bill Rogers, BRE Presents 07/13/07
Ian Rogers, Topspin Media 06/01/10
Benji Rogers, PledgeMusic 12/19/13
Dave Rose, Deep South Entertainment 09/15/06
Eric Rosen, Ronald S. Bienstock & Associates 05/25/01
Stuart Ross, The Ross Group 02/23/01
David Ross, President IAAM; Director, Show Me Center 09/23/05
Bobby Rossi, Ruth Eckerd Hall 02/28/03
Michael Rothschild, Landslide Records 04/29/05
Robert Rowland, Red Entertainment 06/13/08
Bill Royston, Mt. Hood Jazz Festival 03/07/03
John Rudolph, Bug Music 05/24/10
Elizabeth Rush, E.R.A. / Elizabeth Rush Agency 08/20/04
Aran Rush, Expo and Foro Imperial 02/16/07
Maurice Russell, Harry Fox Agency 10/21/05
Barron Ruth, Skyline Music 02/14/03
Andrea Sabata, Skyline Music 01/07/05
Numa Saisselin, Count Basie Theatre, Inc. 02/04/05
Ron Sakamoto, Gold & Gold Productions 01/16/10
David Salidor, dis Company 07/20/07
Shaw Saltzberg, S. L. Feldman and Associates 06/21/10
Bruce Allen & Sam Feldman, A&F Music 12/19/08
Mark Samuels, Basin Street Records 06/11/04
Jacqueline Saturn, Harvest Records 01/21/15
Tamara Saviano, American Roots Publishing 07/22/05
Tamara Saviano, Author, journalist, and producer 08/18/16
Michael Scafuto, Mountain High Entertainment 12/07/01
Steve Schankman, Contemporary Productions 12/21/01
Steve Scharf, Carlin America 10/11/02
John Scher, Metropolitan Talent 11/21/08
Al Schmitt, Producer/Engineer 02/13/10
Bobby Schneider, Tour Coordinator, Third Eye Blind 01/31/03
Jake Schneider, Madison House 04/02/14
Steven Schnur, EA Music Group 07/03/13
Elaine Schock, Shock Ink 02/19/10
Stacy Schott, Mad Booking and Events 08/22/03
Daylle Schwartz, Revenge Productions 08/19/05
Dean Sciarra, ItsAboutMusic.com 11/26/04
Joel Selvin, Author and Journalist 08/07/14
Jay Sendyk, Sendyk, Leonard & Company, Inc. 05/03/02
Peter Shapiro, Ideal Entertainment 04/16/04
Seth Sheck, Access Pass & Design 01/03/03
Seth Sheck, ACCESS Event Solutions 06/22/16
Seth Shomes, The Agency Group 11/12/14
Jay Sieleman, The Blues Foundation 07/18/03
Anya Siglin, The Ark 03/05/10
Bill Silva, Bill Silva Entertainment 10/19/10
Tom Silverman, Tommy Boy Entertainment 03/06/12
Steve Simon, Clear Channel Communications 05/14/04
Ralph Simon, Live Earth 07/06/07
Ralph Simon, Mobilium 04/12/11
Michael Simon, The Harry Fox Agency 08/14/13
Ron Simpson, RCS Productions 01/11/08
John Simson, SoundExchange 07/15/05
Dion Singer, Warner Bros. 12/07/09
Gram Slaton, The Community Arts Center 02/25/05
Owen Sloane, Gladstone Michel Weisberg Willner & Sloane 10/11/10
Peter Smidt, Eurosonic Noorderslag & manager Buma Cultuur 07/17/13
Garrison Snell, Gyrosity Projects 02/23/17
Mike Snider, Paradigm Talent Agency Nashville 05/17/11
Andrew Snowhite, Musictoday 05/04/01
Bruce Solar, The Agency Group 05/14/14
Nikki Solgot, Circle Talent Agency 02/18/15
Michael Solomon, Brick Wall Management 05/25/07
Mark Sonder, Mark Sonder Productions 07/25/08
Steve Sonnier, UIC Pavilion at the University of Illinois, Chicago 09/03/04
Kathy Spanberger, peermusic 06/20/12
Carolyn Specht, CIE USA Entertainment Inc. and OCESA PRESENTS Inc. 03/26/04
David Spelman, New York Guitar Festival 10/01/04
Jason Spiewak, Rock Ridge Music 04/07/06
Dan Steinberg, Square Peg Concerts 11/29/12
Dan Steinberg, Square Peg Concerts 02/18/05
Jeremy Stephan, Ventures, LLC 04/23/04
Walter Stewart, Mars Talent Agency 02/21/03
Gail Stocker, Gail Stocker Presents 11/12/04
Jon Stoll, Fantasma Productions 10/13/00
Jesse Stoll, AEG 06/27/09
Henry Stone, Henry Stone Music 06/24/05
Jason Stone, Live Nation New York 03/31/06
Howard Stovall, Resource Entertainment Group 05/28/04
Cameron Strang, New West Records 10/18/02
Don Strasburg, AEG Live Rocky Mountains 02/27/09
Barbara Strauss, Sovereign Ventures 05/12/06
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Jake Szufnarowski, Rocks Off 05/02/08
Marc Tanner, Chime Entertainment 12/22/06
Donald Tarlton, The Donald K Donald Group 04/12/02
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Steve Vai, Favored Nations Entertainment 04/26/02
John Valentino, Fantasma Productions 04/18/03
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Mat Vlasic, Bravado 06/28/17
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Jim Walczak, Racine Civic Centre 06/03/05
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