Industry Profile: Jorge Mejia

— By Larry LeBlanc (CelebrityAccess)

This week In the Hot Seat with Larry LeBlanc: Jorge Mejia, Executive VP, Latin America & US Latin, Sony/ATV Music Publishing.

Colombian-born Jorge Mejia heads the largest Latin publishing company in the world.

Over the years he has worked with such premier Latin American songwriters as: Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull, Nicky Jam, Don Omar, Luis Fernando Ochoa, Ricardo Arjona, Carlos Vives, Luis Fonsi, Tito El Bambino, Claudia Brant, Mario Domm, and El Cata

The dapper Mejia is responsible for Sony/ATV Music Publishing’s operation across Latin America and US Latin, overseeing offices in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Miami, all of which report to him.

While Mejia was born in Bogota, Colombia, he grew up in Miami. A turning point in his life was attending the New World School of the Arts high school program under the Miami Dade Community College network.

After high school, Mejia attended the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston for a year, returning home to Miami to graduate cum laude with a piano performance degree from the University of Miami in 1995.

Mejia secured an intern position at the Sony Music offices in Miami in 1997. Starting out in Sony Music’s sales and marketing department, he was loaned to Sony’s publishing department for a single day. That day stretched into another day, into weeks, and then into years. He’s never looked back.

A gifted musician himself, Mejia released a debut album of original solo classical piano pieces, “Preludes,” in June 2015.

You turned up at Sony/ATV in 1997, and began as an intern. Today, you oversee all of Sony/ATV’s Latin operations.

I oversee the territory of Latin America and U.S. Latin. We have offices in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Miami. We also have interests in Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Venezuela and all of the other smaller territories in Central America which we oversee through those offices that we have on the ground.

According to the recent comScore report, "Latin America Digital Future in Focus,” digital consumption in Latin America has exploded in the past year.

Absolutely. Facebook has grown quite a bit. Spotify, I think, that Mexico is one of its Top 5 territories. YouTube video click-through, Brazil and Mexico are quite big for it. All of that.

[With one-third of users in Latin America between the ages of 15 and 24, digital usage rapidly rose in the region between April 2014 and April 2015, according to the comScore report, "Latin America Digital Future in Focus." Facebook saw a 147% rise in activity in Latin America in the same period, drawing 7 billion interactions. Facebook also saw 1,810% growth in video views over the period. Twitter use rose 351% compared to the same period the previous year. At the same time, the Hispanic digital audience in America reached 38.2 million unique users.]

A lot of the digital growth in South America has been driven by Brazil.

Brazil is the lungs of the region. When Brazil gets a cold, it’s hard for the region not to get the sniffles. However, the emerging economies like Colombia, and Peru; they are bright spots right now in the midst of Brazil currently having a cold. It may be changing a little bit.

Within Latin American countries, there’s rivalries and vast cultural differences. At the same time when those from outside the region think of Latin American music they usually don’t consider the countless sub-cultures available.

I like to say that Spanish is the common language that separates us because we speak so many things in so many different ways. The same word can mean so many different things depending on the country, and the territory. And yet, it’s the same language. Now the Brazilians, they are an island. They could care less what happens anywhere else because they have their own humongous country and their own sometimes faltering and sometimes booming economy but it’s their own. They live kind of on their own planet.

Latin America has the fastest rate of smartphone adoption in the world, and the first computer many in the region will ever have access to may be a smartphone.

As far as the potential for Latin America for the future, if we can get it together—and that’s a big if—Simón Bolívar died trying to get the Latin Americans to join together, okay? That was his dream. La Gran Colombia or La Nueva Granada. La Gran Colombia groups a wide swath of territory. What is today Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, and Panamá, and La Nueva Granada is the current Colombia, and Panamá. He died trying to get all of Latin America to be together. If we can get it together, the potential that we have with 550 million people, more cell phones than people, and huge growth in internet penetration, it’s (the potential is) humongous.

While musical acts from these territories might share Latin-American roots, they are strikingly diverse. There are countless sub-genres within the Latin music category which has splintered off into so many sub-cultures that most outsiders are barely aware of.

It’s interesting that Billboard has 7 Latin (song) charts that they publish (and 11 Latin charts in all, counting the album charts). That’s encouraging. The Hot Latin Songs, and Top Latin Airplay are the big charts. Then they drill down to regional Mexican, drill down to Latin Rhythm, Tropical and a few other charts that really do make those divisions. Whatever is heard by a huge number of people is what takes precedent in the United States. I guess that Spanish-speaking stations are still less heard too than the Anglo mainstream stations.

With spiraling inflation, and widespread distrust in banks, particularly in Argentina, and millions of Latin families living on less than $5 a day, South America may seem like the last place for an innovative music boom. It’s very hard to sell music to people who don’t have much money.

The thing about South America is that there’s a very musical public. Very, very musical. Since you are a little kid, you are singing “your” songs. And what I mean by “your” songs are songs that your family grew up with, and that your country grew up with, which are part of your culture. So even though, yes, in Argentina you can pretty well set your watch that every 10 years that there is some kind of economic crisis or blowup, but the people are intensely enamored with their music, which means that there are a lot of live shows in Argentina. It’s the territory with the best monetization of live shows from a songwriter perspective in the region. There’s quite a few live shows that go on constantly no matter what. That means that even though there are all these issues that music still thrives.

In late July, Pandora launched two stations in the U.S. focusing on Latin music. A New York Latin station called La Jevi, and a Los Angeles station, featuring regional Mexican music, called La Pura Neta.

That’s a direct response to 55 million Hispanics in the U.S.

The changing face of contemporary Latin Music which we saw earlier with Shakira, Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias seems to be continuing with reggaeton sensation Nicky Jam, and Farruko (Puerto Rico), Mozart La Para (Dominican Republic), and J Balvin, (Colombia). Don’t you publish Nicky Jam’s current #1 hit “El Perdón” which features Enrique Iglesias?

Nicky Jam wrote “El Perdón,” and Enrique came in and is featured on the song. We have Nicky. Nicky’s story is quite interesting. He was a reggaeton guy from Puerto Rico who achieved quite a bit of success but, I guess, his life went south with drugs, bad women, and I don’t what else. He kind of hit rock bottom in Puerto Rico, and then he moved to Colombia. In Colombia, he miraculously found redemption. Then he came back out and became a major artist. Nicky Jam’s comeback began in Colombia with the songs “Tu Primera Vez,” “Piensas en Mi," "Curiosidad," "Juegos Prohibidos," and, most notably, "Voy A Beber.” “Travesuras” was the first song from his comeback that also hit big in the U.S. and elsewhere. Finally there’s “El Perdón” which has been #1, I think, for the past 25 weeks. It’s a wonderful, amazing song. Yeah, I’ve met the guy. He’s my writer. He’s very down-to-earth, and very honest. Very fitting because in his career he’s been up living the life, then hits rock bottom, gets a second chance, and he is also humble.

[As reggaeton sensation Nicky Jam continues to gain traction in the crossover market, he is the front runner at the inaugural Latin American Music Awards being presented Oct. 2, 2015 by American television network Telemundo from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Nicky Jam has 6 nominations including in such major categories as Artist of the Year, Song of the Year, and Favorite Streaming Song thanks to his hit “El Perdón.” Among those performing on the show, which is the Spanish-language counterpart of the American Music Awards produced by the Dick Clark Productions, are: Lil Jon, Yandel, Natalie La Rose, Jencarlos Canela, Maluma, Luis Coronel, CD9, Gloria Trevi, Gerardo Ortiz, Il Volo, Paulina Rubio, Daddy Yankee, Jesse & Joy, Yuri, Reik, Farruko, Fonesca, and Shaggy.]

A decade ago, industry lore was that American hip hop or rap stars wouldn’t do well internationally. Jay-Z, Kanye West, Snoop Dog and others disproved that hypothesis. Do some of the popular Latin American acts—other than Shakira, Pitbull and Enrique Iglesias—also have that kind of potential?

Absolutely. I think that the main issue is language. In English you can export most artists. To give you a historical example, Shakira (from Colombia) was singing in Spanish, and she had done number of albums (four in all), but when she released an album mostly in English (“Laundry Service” in 2001) she became a worldwide superstar.

She was also smart enough to seek the management services of Freddy DeMann who had worked with Madonna, and Michael Jackson.

That’s right. She got the right team behind her. Then there’s somebody like Pitbull, who also was singing first in Spanish, and then he’s everywhere. Enrique was the same thing. Can somebody like Nick Jam do it (cross markets)? I think so. Nicky speaks perfect English. “El Perdón,” is being released in English as “Forgiveness.” Will it hit big? We’ll see. But there are huge opportunities and there’s a huge chance that it can happen more and more increasingly. Yes, absolutely.

Telemundo Entertainment, and Univision Radio are the big allies for Latin American music in the U.S?

Yes, as far as Hispanic media, those are the two biggest networks. In Mexico, Televisa is the big one. In Brazil, it’s TV Globo. In Argentina, there’s Telefe and Canal Trece. In Colombia, there are two networks, Caracol and RCN. So there are the different networks in the different territories. Obviously, each one of these networks wield quite a bit of power.

The biggest challenge for music publishers in recent years has been finding alternative sources of revenue to combat the decline in the mechanical market. Have you had to seek other revenue streams?

Absolutely. A long time ago our battle call was “Where else can we find revenue?” and leave no stone unturned, and to think out of the box. And that’s what we’ve done. We’ve been lucky also that performance income has grown, and sync income has grown quite a bit as well.

What’s driving the increase in sync revenue?

It’s cyclical, right? But there’s definitely an interest in brands for well-known songs. So there are commercials that are using music, and there’s also less of a reluctance on the part of the songwriters--some of them who are the artists--in licensing their music to commercials. A couple of years ago in Argentina one of the silver linings in the peso there being devalued was that there were companies going to Argentina to do their commercials because it was cheap. So there are always opportunities regardless of what happens, and in a territory as big as Latin America, you can be sure that there is opportunity everywhere.

Plus there are sync opportunities tied to sporting events. There’s a lot of advertising revenue available in soccer throughout the territories.

Yes, there are opportunities in soccer, and coming up are the Olympic Games in 2016. There’s always opportunities to be had with any of these big massive events.

[The Summer Olympics will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Aug 5-21, 2016.]

Piracy has long been an issue throughout Latin America.

Although there is still a big problem with piracy in Latin America, I would say that legitimate services are certainly starting to come into their own. Spotify in Mexico and Brazil is doing very, very well. iTunes, their big problem has been that they have been unable to sell in the local currency in Brazil. I hope that they fix that soon. But there’s a sense that we are hopefully at a moment where things are changing for the better in that sense.

In late July, you celebrated the release of your “Preludes” album with a performance in front of your family and industry peers at Art House, the Miami recording studio of producer Julio Reyes. Were you nervous at all?

When I did the record release party, was I nervous about it? You know, those are like the little moments in life that can be defined as career-killing moments where you really show your underbelly, right?

All your music publishing peers in the industry attended.

Exactly. My competition. There were my good friends who are my direct competitors, the regional heads for Warner and Universal Publishing. They are my direct competition and yes they were there. Yeah, I was nervous, but I have been working on this project for so long that I felt confident. I knew that it was good. It was something that I could sleep well at night with. That was fine. Obviously, there’s always that little tingle of excitement that you are going to screw up somehow. But that didn’t happen, thankfully

Who were your influences as a pianist?

As a pianist, the first one interestingly enough was Keith Jarrett. When I heard that “The Köln Concert” album I just knew that I needed to do that (play piano). That is such a beautiful, beautiful album. It is incredible. Keith has also done some classical things. The next thing I got from Keith Jarrett was his interpretation of (J.S. Bach’s) “The Well-Tempered Clavier” which is very, very nice if you listen to it. I discovered Glenn Gould’s recordings of it later on.

I used to work in a studio next to where Glenn Gould recorded....

You did?

The enduring myth that Glenn Gould was a recluse isn’t true. I worked in the studio next to him at the old CBC-Radio building in Toronto, and found him very sociable.

Wait a second you have to tell me about this. Glenn Gould has been one of my big inspirations. If you listen to those interpretations that Glenn did of (Johann Sebastian) Bach you really get that sense of being in a quiet place internally. I think that you needed somebody as mentally absorbed—I didn’t know Glenn Gould but from what I know—as mentally-absorbed, and as weird as him to be able to convey that. What you get is a sense of Bach. I don’t know if it was Bach’s intent or not, but you do get a sense of complete and absolute still beauty. That is something that I have always loved to think about.

Glenn Gould performed fewer than 200 concerts over the course of his career. He abandoned live performances for the recording studio where he could control his musical performance by the use of repeated takes and splicing. It has since been said he had Asperger’s syndrome as well as focal dystonia, which is a repetitive motion injury.

I’m not surprised

I found in listening to your CD that you are a very muscular player. Like the late Vladimir Horowitz.

That’s such a wonderful comment. Horowitz is a monster (talent). There’s a video that has him playing fast. It has his fingers slowed down. You look at that and you can hardly believe what he’s doing. He doesn’t even know what he’s doing because you are obviously not thinking at that level. You have to get to a level that you are not thinking about what you are doing, but he was beyond that. You look at those fingers, and how they are moving fast slowed down, and it’s visually beautiful.

When did you start playing piano?

I started playing quite late in my life. I picked up the piano at 15. I was playing tennis before that.

You also waited until your family moved to Miami.

When I first got to Miami I was playing a lot of tennis. I broke my leg, and I was in a cast for 6 months. Finally, my mother took pity on me, and we finally brought the piano from Colombia that I had been asking for since we left Colombia. So I started playing, and it was one of those things. I dove into completely. I started practicing, I think it was 8 to 10 hours a day regime that I pretty well kept until I finished school. I was just practicing all of the time.

You parents are both well-known. Your father Jorge Mejía Palacio was the president of the Banco Comercial Antioqueńo, and as Colombia’s finance minister, he’s credited for bringing fiscal stability to the country in the early ‘60s. Your mother Nancy Pulecio was the Colombian consul general in Chicago.

Yes. As you said my father held some important positions. My mother also did. She was very much the artist as opposed to my father who was the pragmatist.

Among things, your mother was a songwriter.

Yes she was a songwriter. She had a record and everything. I did live a pampered life until my father died. My father died when I was 9. Mom had left my father before he died, and remarried. When my father died there were some issues with the wills. You may have heard the phrase that families don’t divide wills. They don’t do that. In Spanish there’s the phrase, “Los testamentos los descuartizan.” They tear them up. They tear them apart.

So there were issues with the will.

All that pampering ended a little bit (with my father’s death). We moved to Spain. My mother got a job as coordinator at the Colombian Tourism Bureau there. We were in Madrid for a year. Madrid is a beautiful city. I was there when I was 12. It was a little bit of a shock coming from Latin America. The Spaniards are very rough and gruff people compared to the Latin Americans. They are. You just hear it when they speak. I think that the (Francisco) Franco regime (that ended in 1975) gave a little bit of the character to the Spanish. It was a very tough time for them.

Plus there are the various historical regions within Spain which are so different.

Oh my God they are like different planets. They all hate each other.

Did you attend the International School of Madrid?

I went to King’s College (the British School of Madrid).

A visit to Madrid isn’t complete without visiting the Museo Nacional del Prado.

The Ritz Hotel next to the Prado is such a nice experience. It is one of those experiences that is a celebration of sorts. To stay there for one night, and then go to the Prado is one of those pleasures in life. And the food is Spain is just so wonderful.

Did you get a lot of your creative drive from your mother?

Yes.

Did she encourage you in reading and other things?

Yes. But I think that mom’s idea was that I do practical things in life. Her idea was to be more practical. Dad died when I was 9. I didn’t get too much of his advice. I would imagine that he would be very practical although he did paint on the side. Mom’s advice was to be practical. I think that she was thinking of me being a lawyer or something like that. I knew I wanted to do music in one shape or another.

You studied music at three different schools.

I first went to the New World School of the Arts (in Miami), right? I was lucky. I found a fantastic teacher, Bill Dawson. I had been playing for 5 or 6 months when I reached out to him. I was blessed because he must have seen something in me. He was a teacher at the New World School of the Arts, which was this new magnet high school for the arts. Like a “Fame-type” high school. He said, “Listen, you obviously need a lot of work. You’ve only just started, but I will be your teacher, and I will find a way to get you into this school.” He did just that, and that really changed my life. It allowed me to focus (on music). From high school, I spent half my day in academics, but the rest of the day was all for music. That’s what gave me the time to just really focus in learning to play the piano during those crucial years. After school I would stay in his office practicing until late at night. It was a wonderful, wonderful time. So I made up for lost time by having those benefits.

You came to Sony in 1997 as an intern. Had you reached a conclusion that you’d never be a world-class pianist? It’s one thing to be really good, but to be truly great is another level.

Before I got into Sony, I had gone to New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. Right after high school, my next stop was there. There was—I don’t need to tell you—there were some “monsters” there as far as performers. I realized when i got to that school that what was going to be required of me in order to achieve that level of monsterhood which was complete, and single focus for the rest of my life. On just that.

With no other life.

Nothing else. The thing around that time was that I was interested so much—and still am—in literature and in so many things. I thought that if I do this to myself I might not reach my potential as a human being.

You didn’t look in other sectors of the music field? Many people trained in classical music do end up performers. Diane Krall went to the Berklee College of Music in Boston on a scholarship before going to Los Angeles to play jazz. Couldn’t you do something else in the music field?

Well, what I did at the time is that I looked into a dual degree at Tufts University (in Medford, Mass.) that they had going on. I actually got into that program, but then I got back to Miami, and I was like, “Oh my God. Boston is freezing.” It is the most freezing place. I miss the ocean. I love—I can’t tell you Larry how much the water and the ocean are important to me. So I stayed here in Miami. I ended up with a degree at the University of Miami where I could also pursue an English minor, which is what I did at. So I did a piano performance major. I found a really good teacher. That’s what you basically need as a piano performance major. You need a practice room and a teacher who inspires you. Everything else is whatever. You can do without.

You didn’t have the notion that you could work as a musician in another sector of entertainment?

Yes, but not necessarily playing keyboards. So when I started at Sony/ATV, my idea was that I was going to learn about the music industry as much as I could so that I could help my band, which I had started as soon as I had finished school.

The band being the Green Room?

The Green Room. That’s right. I started that band, and it was one those things where I was not playing keys as much as I was singing, and also playing some guitar. There’s a video out there. Have you seen the Milo and “Catrina” video for the Green Room? It’s got more than a million views.

[“Catrina Song” by the Green Room: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVJVoOAayjI ]

Hasn’t the Green Room recorded?

There was one album (“Alive”) in 2001. The Green Room Band was my project and I had hired guns for musicians.

The day you married Amanda Parker (October 27, 2012), you turned 40 and your wedding required a last-minute venue change to the Fillmore Theater in Miami Beach due to Hurricane Sandy.

That was the best thing that could have happened in the planet. It was such a great day. First of all I am a surfer. I love to surf, and we had Hurricane Sandy that sent over these crazy best waves that I had ever seen.

Don’t tell me that you went surfing on your wedding day.

The day of the wedding I was surfing on the biggest waves that I had surfed in my life. It was exhilarating, although I almost drowned, but it was awesome. It was incredible. It was really, really wonderful. That same day we had our wedding at the Fillmore we were scheduled to be at an outdoor venue. A few days before we had to choose another venue and, miraculously, the Fillmore was open on that Saturday night. It came with a 9-foot Steinway grand (piano). Where we were before, we were bringing in my piano, which is not a 9-foot Steinway grand. It was going to be alright, but this (the Fillmore) is a theatre. So I played the piano, and I also did a concert with the Green Room. It was beautiful. It was just one of those incredible experiences. Other than getting married, of course.

You had coaxed your bride to move from Manhattan to Miami in 2010.

Exactly. I met her in New York at a Halloween party. I convinced her in three months to move down to Miami. She kept her apartment in New York til about last week (laughing). She’s originally from Kansas. So she’s a mid-westerner girl.

On her birthday you told her you were attending an event sponsored by the New World Symphony at the New World Center. You then took her up to the rooftop garden and led her to a bench with a plaque bearing the inscription, “Jorge & Amanda Mejia.” She turned around, and saw you on one knee, holding a ring.

The New World Center is a very special place for us here in Miami. Miami is truly becoming a city if you look at the different things that are happening within the city. But one of the special things is the New World Symphony. They built this new building (that opened in 2011) designed by Frank Gehry. It’s a gorgeous structure and there’s this huge wall where they project the concert. It’s called the Soundscape Park, and you have 1,000 people listening to the concerts (and watching on the wall casts) with state-of-the-art sound out in this beautiful park. They made sure to make the sound incredible. That is such a wonderful, wonderful things. That’s one of the reasons that we love the New World Symphony. Yes, they have a rooftop terrace garden upstairs, and I put our name on the bench, and that’s how I proposed.

That’s pretty romantic.

It’s one of our favorite stories as a couple.

Why release a solo record of original classical pieces under your name, and why did it take so long?

It’s solo because it’s music for solo piano. What took so long was writing the damn thing. Basically, I have small amounts of time to do this. I work very much in the morning. That’s when I do my piano work, and working on my book.

When is the book coming out?

Next year.

Do you begin working at around 7 A.M?

Oh no. I wake up between 4:30 A.M. and 5:30 A.M. on any given day. That’s just my routine.

Do you have a music room at home?

Absolutely.

How quiet is the piano through the house?

It’s not quiet. I don’t play the piano at 4:30 (A.M.). The piano comes later. But I do write. I do those kind of things that I can do quietly early, early, early. I don’t spend the whole day, obviously, because I have a job which I love. But that’s one of the reasons why it took so long. It’s also the idea of doing something that I was proud of. I worked on the details for a long time.

Who handles your music publishing rights?

Sony/ATV of course. Hey, are you kidding?

Did you have to drive hard for good contract terms?

Sony was very fair, obviously to an employee. It’s an admin, no advance type of thing.

Did you hold out for reversion?

(Laughing) No such thing.

Larry LeBlanc is widely recognized as one of the leading music industry journalists in the world. Before joining CelebrityAccess in 2008 as senior editor, he 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, and the London Times. He is co-author of the book “Music From Far And Wide.”

Larry is the recipient of the 2013 Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award, recognizing individuals who have made an impact on the Canadian music industry. He is a board member of the Mariposa Folk Festival in Orillia, Ontario.

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Tom Cantone, Mohegan Sun 08/30/09
Ashley Capps, A. C. Entertainment 05/21/04
Rio Caraeff, Vevo 07/12/11
Mike Carden, Eagle Rock Entertainment 08/16/11
Charles Carlini, Carlini Group 05/16/08
Mark Carpentieri, M.C. Records 05/27/05
Mark Carpentieri, M.C. Records 01/10/11
Troy Carter, Coalition Media Group 06/07/10
Daniel Catullo, Coming Home Studios 06/22/08
Raffi Cavoukian, Folk Singer/Children's Entertainer 05/11/16
Jeffrey Chabon, Chabon Entertainment Group 08/22/02
Mike Chadwick, Essential Music & Marketing 08/01/12
Rob Challice, Coda Music Agency 03/27/13
Tom Chauncey, Partisan Arts 01/11/02
Tom Chauncey, Partisan Arts 10/04/11
Lisa Cherniak, Artists Against Racism (AAR) 07/20/01
Bob Chiappardi, Concrete Marketing 06/13/03
Joel Chriss, Chriss & Co. 10/04/02
Michael Chugg, Michael Chugg Entertainment 09/14/01
Michael Chugg, Chugg Enterprises 10/02/09
Gary Churgin, Harry Fox Agency 09/13/10
Vinny Cinquemani, S.L. Feldman & Associates 12/13/12
Barry Coburn, Ten Ten Music Group 03/28/11
Matthew Cohen, Green Room Productions 10/19/01
Ted Cohen, TAG Strategic 01/10/13
Lisa Cohen, Associated Booking Corporation 02/10/06
Steve Cohen, Music + Art Management, Inc. 03/09/07
Dan Cohen, Music & Memory 01/12/17
Michael Cohl - Part 1, S2BN Entertainment 03/06/13
Michael Cohl - Part 2, S2BN Entertainment 03/13/13
Bryan Coleman, Union Entertainment Group 02/14/12
Mamie Coleman, Fox Broadcasting 07/05/12
Dennis Condon, Disneyland Resorts 07/13/01
Peter Conlon, Peter Conlon Presents 05/20/05
Tony Conway, Buddy Lee Attractions 10/06/00
Allen Cook, TOURtech 04/16/15
Tomas Cookman, Cookman International 09/05/03
Alex Cooley, Alex Cooley Presents 07/12/10
David Cooper, Foxman.com 10/31/03
Jay Cooper, Greenberg Traurig, LLP 05/23/11
Julie Coulter, Near North Insurance Groups 06/07/01
Amy Cox, Deep South Entertainment 02/09/07
Michael O. Crain, Crain Law Group, LLC 10/09/13
Charlie Cran, The Strawberry Music Festival 04/05/10
Jim Cressman, Invictus Entertainment Group 06/06/12
Russ Crupnick, MusicWatch, Inc. 07/23/15
Todd Culberhouse, Vision Management /Vision Records and Entertainment 09/05/08
Tony D'Amelio, Washington Speakers Bureau 04/21/06
Ray Danniels, Standing Room Only Management, and the Anthem Entertainment Group 03/05/15
Ken Dashow, WAXQ-FM (l04.3 FM) - New York 09/08/06
Hal David, Lyricist 07/26/11
David Davidian, Independant Lighting Designer/Director 06/18/04
Anthony Davis, D&L Entertainment Services, Inc. 03/02/01
Chip Davis, American Gramaphone/Mannheim Steamroller 05/31/02
Mitch Davis, Tempest Entertainment 07/16/04
Jeff Dawson, Canadian Recording Services 06/08/08
Desiree Day, USO Celebrity Entertainment 08/10/01
Shauna de Cartier, Six Shooter Records/Six Shooter Management 10/23/13
Gene DeAnna, The Library of Congress 02/21/12
Vincent Degiorgio, Chapter 2 Productions 08/01/13
Tony DeLauro, DeLauro Management 12/23/04
Valerie Denn, Val Denn Agency 04/30/01
Val Denn, Val Denn Agency 03/06/14
Robert DePugh, Alligator Records 07/29/05
Tom Derr, Rock Ridge Music 10/29/04
Paul Dexter, Masterworks Lighting Design and Road Cases 12/10/04
Marty Diamond, Paradigm 01/22/10
Glenn Dicker, Redeye Distribution/Yep Roc Records 07/07/06
Barry Dickins, International Talent Booking Agency 06/06/13
Jim Digby, Event Safety Alliance 09/01/16
Mark Dinerstein, The Knitting Factory 11/17/06
Neill Dixon, Canadian Music Week 03/03/16
Thomas Dolby, Musician, academic, technologist, and author 11/09/16
Jasper Donat, Music Matters 2009/Branded 04/24/09
Jim Donio, National Association of Recording Merchandisers 04/22/11
Marc Dottore, M. Dottore Management 04/11/03
Tim Drake, The Roots Agency 12/12/08
Mike Dreese, Newbury Comics 11/23/11
Charles Driebe, Blind Ambition Management Ltd. 09/22/06
Jeremy Driesen, Ray Bloch Productions 09/07/01
Michael Drumm, Music Link Productions 07/18/08
Angie Dunn, Lucky Artist Booking 10/13/06
Jay Durgan, MEDIAmobz 11/09/11
Erik Dyce, City and County of Denver's Division of Theatres & Arenas 08/02/02
Erik Dyce, City and County of Denver’s Division of Theatres and Arenas 08/23/10
Paolo d’Alessandro, International Solutions 06/25/14
Ros Earls, 140dB Management 02/19/14
Art Edelstein, Festival Productions 12/01/02
Bruce Eisenberg, Audio Analysts 08/31/01
Martin Elbourne, The Glastonbury Festival 12/18/09
Michael Elder, Red Entertainment 03/17/06
Tod Elmore, Sixthman 11/24/06
Paul Emery, Clear Channel Entertainment 11/19/04
Arty Erk, Citrin Cooperman 04/27/16
Joe Escalante, Kung Fu Records 07/08/05
Colin Escott, Music Historian/Journalist 07/18/11
Ritch Esra, The Music Business Registry 09/27/02
Ritch Esra, The Music Business Registry 04/24/12
Mike Esterman, Esterman Entertainment 09/01/06
Jeff Eyrich, BePop Records 11/25/05
Bob Ezrin, Bigger Picture Group 05/24/09
Lisa Fancher, Frontier Records 08/09/10
Rick Farman, Superfly Productions 10/15/04
Ray Farrell, eMusic 06/09/06
Sam Feldman, S.L. Feldman & Associates 10/25/02
Bob Feldman, Red House Records 11/24/02
Charlie Feldman, BMI 08/26/05
Paul Fenn, Asgard Promotions 11/22/09
Debra "Fergy" Ferguson, TourDesign 08/01/03
Pete Fisher, Grand Ole Opry 09/11/09
David Fishof, David Fishof Presents 01/08/01
David Fishof, Rock 'N Roll Fantasy 10/05/08
David Fishof, Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy Camp 02/28/12
Mike Flanagin, New England Country Music Festival 09/12/08
Joel Flatow, RIAA 12/13/11
Jim Fleming, Fleming Artists 03/20/10
Joe Fletcher, Joe Fletcher Presents 01/12/06
Jeff Fluhr, StubHub 10/06/06
Nancy Fly, The Nancy Fly Agency 04/02/04
Arthur Fogel, Live Nation 08/09/09
Martin Folkman, Independent Music Awards & Music Resource Group 08/11/06
Belle Forino, Fantasma Tours 03/18/05
Fletcher Foster, Universal Records South 07/31/09
Sam Foxman, Contemporary Productions 01/06/06
Todd Frank, 4Star Entertainment, LLC 01/24/03
Bob Frank, Koch Entertainment 01/09/09
Larry Frank, Frank Productions 01/17/11
Mike Fraser, Record Producer/Engineer 10/11/08
Carl Freed, Metropolitan Entertainment 06/22/01
Elizabeth Freund, Beautiful Day Media & Management 01/26/07
Harlan Frey, Roadrunner Records 07/11/03
Adam Friedman, Nederlander Concerts 06/22/07
Ted Gardner, Larrikin Management 04/25/03
Daniel Gélinas, Festival d’été de Québec 05/23/13
Marci Geller, Sonic Underground 08/15/08
Chris Gero, Yamaha Entertainment Group 10/26/16
Steve Gerstman, SGS 07/19/02
Sandra Gibson, The Association of Performing Arts Presenters 01/09/04
Sandra L. Gibson, Association of Performing Arts Presenters 01/16/09
Steve Gietka, Trump Properties 07/30/01
Steve Gietka, SMG Entertainment 03/19/14
Darren Gilmore, Watchdog Management 03/17/16
Daniel Glass, Glassnote Entertainment Group 10/16/14
Jake Gold, The Management Trust 04/13/01
Neil Goldberg, Cirque Productions 09/07/07
Harris Goldberg, Concert Ideas 06/27/11
Neil Goldberg, Cirque Productions 04/16/14
Martin Goldschmidt, Cooking Vinyl Group 09/29/16
Harvey Goldsmith, Harvey Goldsmith Productions 06/28/10
Michael Goldstein, RockPoP Gallery 11/09/07
Seth Goldstein, Turntable.fm 09/20/11
Anna Paula Goncalves, CEO Global Brand Appeal 08/20/14
Arnie Goodman, Blue Storm Music 11/15/02
Wesley Goodman, Red Entertainment 09/16/05
Richard Goodstone, Superfly Productions 01/27/06
Christie Goodwin, Photographer 03/18/15
Rob Gordon, What Are Records? LTD 02/01/02
Steve Gordon, Entertainment Attorney 08/06/04
Yoav Goren, Immediate Music & Imperativa Records 06/10/14
Mike Gormley, L.A. Personal Development 11/10/06
Jonathan Gosselin, Gosselin Marketing & Promotions 07/02/04
Richard Gottehrer, The Orchard 04/10/09
Sean Goulding, The Agency Group London 09/12/12
Jerimaya Grabher, RPM Direct 09/26/03
Mary Granata, The Granata Agency 09/06/10
Kelly Graves, Providence Performing Arts Center/Professional Facilities Management 01/20/02
Stan Green, Stanley A. Green Lighting and Productions 12/12/03
Mark Green, Celebrity Talent Agency Inc. / Bergen Performing Arts Center 08/12/05
Jeffrey Green, Americana Music Association 03/10/06
Paul Green, The School of Rock 07/06/08
Benjy Grinberg, Rostrum Records 12/06/11
Brent Grulke, SXSW 03/06/09
Michael Gudinski, The Mushroom Group 10/29/15
Phil Guiliano, CIE USA Entertainment Inc. & OCESA PRESENTS Inc. 03/25/05
Steve Gumble, SBG Productions 06/16/06
Greg Hagglund, Vivelo! 05/07/04
Rodney Hall, FAME Music Group 11/06/09
Rob Hallett, Robomagic 02/05/15
Craig Hankenson, Producers, Inc 02/23/06
Kerry Hansen, Wynonna Incorporated 10/03/03
Eric Hanson, Ted Kurland Associates 12/20/02
Eric Hanson, Tree Lawn Artists 03/23/07
Rusty Harmon, MTM Music Management 12/06/07
Ali Harnell, Clear Channel Entertainment Nashville 08/15/03
Bob Harris, 02/06/09
Evan Harrison, Huka Entertainment 12/08/16
David Hart, The Agency Group 02/20/04
Laura Hassler, Musicians without Borders 12/02/15
Abe Hathot, Musician, composer, and music producer. 12/21/16
Steve Hecht, Piedmont Talent 08/29/12
Travis Hellyer, Mezzanine 09/02/05
Janie Hendrix, Experience Hendrix 02/01/10
Nona Hendryx, Rhythmbank Entertainment 06/02/06
Dan Herrington, Dualtone Records 07/25/03
Sara Hickman, Sleeveless/Stingray 06/30/06
Dan Hirsch, On Board Entertainment 04/04/03
Nick Hobbs, Charmenko 12/14/01
Carel Hoffman, Hilltop Live/Oppikoppi Productions 11/07/12
Ian Hogarth, Songkick 08/09/11
Gene Hollister, Rose Presents 04/08/01
Rusty Hooker, Rock Steady Management Agency 02/16/01
Jake Hooker, Hook Entertainment 05/10/02
Martin Hopewell, Primary Talent International 04/19/02
Tom Hoppa, TKO Booking Agency 09/29/06
Bobbie Horowitz, Times Square Group 01/04/02
Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages 11/01/11
Bruce Houghton, Skyline Music 10/27/00
Bruce Houghton, Skyline Music 01/22/14
Andi Howard, Peak Records and Andi Howard Entertainment 09/02/03
Barbara Hubbard, ACTS 09/12/03
Laurent Hubert, BMG US 11/12/15
Seth Hurwitz, I.M.P. 04/20/09
Ariel Hyatt, Author, and founder of Cyber PR 11/23/16
Mark Hyman, Ashley Talent International 11/09/01
Brett Hyman, Category 5 Entertainment 07/23/04
Bruce Iglauer, Alligator Records 08/17/01
Bruce Iglauer, Alligator Records 05/28/14
Doug Isaac, Super Bowl Concert Series Producer (EXI) 08/24/01
David Israelite, National Music Publishers' Association 11/29/08
Tom Jackson, Tom Jackson Productions 02/06/13
Jay Jacobs, Parc Landon 09/21/07
Larry Jacobson, World Audience 09/17/04
Audra Jaeger, The Management Trust 05/09/03
Ralph James, The Agency Group 01/31/11
Jeffrey Jampol, Jampol Artist Management 07/18/12
Jean Michel Jarre, International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) 06/19/13
Michael Jaworek, The Birchmere 05/08/09
Peter Jesperson, New West Records 11/03/06
John Jeter, The Handlebar 08/15/12
Mike Johnson, Groundrush Media 02/17/06
Mike Gormley & Jolene Pellant, Yes, Dear Entertainment 04/23/10
Susan Joseph, Justice Entertainment Group 02/21/11
Darren Julien, Julien's Auctions 10/25/10
Henry Juszkiewicz, Gibson Guitars 09/28/10
Leonard Kalikow, Music Business Reference, Inc. 06/26/08
Craig Kallman, Atlantic Records 03/20/09
Steve Kane, Warner Music Canada 02/09/17
Danny Kapilian, Independent Producer 07/12/02
Mike Kappus, The Rosebud Agency 10/26/09
Andy Kaufman, Birdland 05/17/02
Wendy Kay, Mars Talent Agency 03/09/01
Lucas Keller, The Collective 03/22/11
Marty Kern, Clemson University 07/07/01
Carlos Keyes, Red Entertainment 10/08/04
Golnar Khosrowshahi, Reservoir Media Management 10/24/12
Martin Kierszenbaum, Interscope/Cherrytree Records 09/06/09
Barney Kilpatrick, Rattlesby Records 10/28/05
John Kinsner, The Walnut Room 03/28/08
Doug Kirby, LiveTourArtists 10/24/03
Steve Kirsner, Compaq Center 06/29/01
JoAnne Klabin, Sweet Relief 03/21/03
Andrew Klein, Revolution Marketing 11/05/04
Larry Klein, Producer, bassist, songwriter 03/13/12
Jack Kleinsinger, Highlights in Jazz 04/25/08
Ann Kline, Casa Kline 09/04/14
Brian Knaff, Talent Buyers Network 09/29/01
Kymberlee Knight, IEBA 11/16/00
Mike Kociela, 360 Productions 05/30/08
Stefan Kohlmeyer, Bach Technology 02/08/10
Lily Kohn, Microsoft Corporation 02/14/11
Tim Kolleth, Alligator Records 01/25/08
Al Kooper, Musician/songwriter/producer/author 02/06/14
Mitchell Koulouris, Digital Musicworks International, Inc. 02/11/05
Mark Krantz, John Schreiber Group 06/15/01
Jeff Krasno, Velour Music Group 11/19/07
Jeffrey Kruger, The Kruger Organisation 01/25/02
Harvey Kubernik, Author/historian/music journalist 08/20/15
Ted Kurland, Ted Kurland Associates 01/15/01
Jordan Kurland, Zeitgeist Artist Management 08/23/11
Carianne Laguna, Blackheart Records 03/07/08
Brady Lahr, Kufala Recordings 04/30/04
Ernie Lake, EL Records 01/19/07
Roks Lam, Wolfman Jack Entertainment 12/17/04
Anni Lam, Parc Landon 06/29/07
Gary Lane, CenterLane Attractions 10/14/05
Tom LaPenna, Lucky Man Productions 09/10/04
Camilo Lara, EMI Music Mexico/MIS 08/10/07
Gary Lashinsky, Lipizzaner Tours 05/13/05
Gregg Latterman, Aware Records 12/13/02
Tony Laurenson, Eat to the Beat 02/27/04
Emily Lazar, The Lodge 10/15/15
Bill Leabody, Leabody Systems 06/10/05
Peter Leak, 24-7 Worldwide Management 03/28/12
Steve Leeds, SR. VP/Promotion/Rock Formats at Virgin Records 07/26/02
Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter 11/14/08
Carl Leighton-Pope, Leighton-Pope Organisation 07/05/09
Steve Lemon, Live 4 Live, Inc. 12/06/02
Randy Lennox, Universal Music Canada 06/24/15
Simma Levine, Disson Furst and Partners 11/10/00
Andy Levine, Sixthman 06/08/07
Rich Levy, Clear Channel Entertainment Properties 06/25/04
Eddie Levy, Chelsea Music Publishing 07/24/14
Myles Lewis, Denise Rich Songs 12/20/10
Adam Lewis, Planetary Group 01/20/16
Terry Lickona, Austin City Limits 03/14/11
Justine Liddelow, Stage and Screen Travel Services 08/31/11
Jim Lidestri, Border City Media 09/03/15
Larry Lieberman, 4EverWild 03/28/03
Eric Lilavois, Crown City Studios, and London Bridge Studio 12/10/14
Marc Lipkin, Alligator Records 03/05/05
Tommy LiPuma (Part 1), Verve Records 11/08/10
Tommy LiPuma (Part 2), Verve Records 11/15/10
Alexander Ljung, SoundCloud 10/04/10
Andy Lo Russo, The Singing Chef 12/16/05
Phil Lobel, Lobeline Communications 08/13/04
Paul Lohr, New Frontier Touring 01/21/05
Paul Lohr, New Frontier Touring 05/17/10
Julie Lokin, New Audiences 03/23/01
Dave Lory, Artemis Records 03/30/02
Max Loubiere, Tour Director 04/11/12
Mark Lourie, Skyline Music 03/08/02
Dave Lucas, Live-360 04/28/06
Joe Lucchese, EventJoe 02/23/07
Kevin Lyman, 4 fini 03/30/01
Kevin Lyman, Vans Warped Tour 05/23/12
Bubba Mac, 09/14/07
David Macias, Emergent Music Marketing 06/17/05
Kristen Madsen, Grammy Foundation and MusiCares 11/22/10
Larry Magid, Larry Magid Entertainment 05/04/10
Peter Malkin, PM Management 02/07/03
Toby Mamis, Alive Enterprises 02/12/01
Billy Mann, Green & Bloom | Topl1ne, Manncom 09/18/14
Tasea Margeolas, Multi Entertainment 06/23/06
Tony Margherita, dBpm Records 09/06/11
Bob Roux & Mark Campana, Live Nation 12/20/11
Lee Marshall, Magic Arts & Entertainment 09/13/02
Zach Martin, Radio Producer at New York's WAXQ-FM 08/30/02
Mario Martin, Gorgeous PR 04/27/07
Molly Martinez, Ticket Summit 2008 05/23/08
Paul Mascioli, Mascioli Entertainment 01/14/05
Michael Maska, Big Hassle 01/28/05
Ted Mason, Mi-5 Recordings 11/16/01
Steve Masur, Masur & Associates, LLC 11/21/03
Pam Matthews, The Ryman Auditorium 04/08/05
Terry McBride, Nettwerk Music Group 03/01/10
Michael McCarty, ole 06/20/11
Jim McDonald, McDonald Group 12/19/03
Virginia McEnerney, HeadCount 11/26/07
Doc McGhee, McGhee Entertainment 06/14/10
Camilla McGuinn, Tour Manager 08/24/07
Andy McLean, North By Northeast (NXNE) 04/01/05
Dennis McNally, Grateful Dead historian/publicist 09/06/02
Garry McQuinn, Back Row Productions 06/14/11
Ruthann McTyre, The Rita Benton Music Library; and president of the Music Library Association 08/31/10
Dick McVey, Musician's Referral Service 10/27/07
Katherine McVicker, Music Works International 01/08/15
John Meglen, Concerts West/AEG Live 02/21/13
Mark Meharry, Music Glue 05/28/15
Jorge Mejia, Sony/ATV Music Publishing 09/17/15
Dan Melnick, Festival Productions, Inc. 02/22/02
André Ménard, Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 06/12/09
Bob Merlis, Merlis For Hire/Memphis International Records 01/16/04
Doug Merrick, Cumberland Talent Agency and Merrick Music Group 07/21/06
Louis Messina, The Messina Group 10/22/04
Louis Messina, The Messina Group/AEG Live 07/17/09
Louis Jay Meyers, North American Folk Music and Dance Alliance 03/30/07
Louis Jay Meyers, Folk Alliance International 01/23/09
Todd Miller, House Of Blues - New Orleans 11/14/03
Jeff Miller, Fantasma Productions 03/16/07
Ben Miller, Rock Ridge Music 11/02/07
J. B. Miller, Empire Entertainment 08/22/08
Richard Mills, S.L. Feldman 11/02/09
Marty Monson, Barbershop Harmony Society 07/07/16
Linda Moran, Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) 04/05/09
Jesse Morreale, Nobody In Particular Presents (NIPP) 09/20/02
Chuck Morris, Live Rocky Mountains 09/28/09
Mo Morrison, Independent production 05/24/02
Kevin Morrow, Steel Wool Entertainment 01/25/17
Nick Moss, Blue Bella Records 11/30/07
Jim Musselman, Appleseed Recordings 04/14/06
Natalia Nastaskin, United Talent Agency 04/13/16
Marc Nathan, Flagship Records 07/01/05
David Neilon, Rising Star Promotions 11/30/01
Don Neuen, Star Coaches Inc. 10/10/12
Dennis Newhall, DIG Music 10/07/05
John Nittolo, John Nittolo Productions 04/13/07
Ian Noble, Metropolitan Talent 05/23/03
Josh Norek, JN Media, LLC 07/05/02
David Norman, Tour Manager 04/20/07
Mimi Northcott, Canadian Recording Services (CRS) 04/11/08
Bill Nowlin, Rounder Records 01/05/07
John Nugent, NY JAM Inc. 11/08/02
Andy Nulman, Just For Laughs 11/20/13
Sal Nunziato, NYCD 06/01/01
Bob O'Neal, Ryman Auditorium 06/28/02
Andrea Orbeck, Prehab Health and Fitness 03/15/10
Heather Orser, Toad's Place 01/29/01
Janet Oseroff, MultiMediaProperties 11/18/05
Marc Ostrow, Boosey & Hawkes 12/05/08
Riley O’Connor, Live Nation Canada 07/24/09
Jeremy Palmer, Buddy Lee Attractions 11/02/01
John Palmer, Megawave Records 08/31/07
Panos Panay, Sonicbids 12/23/05
Julien Paquin, Paquin Artists Agency 04/30/14
Graham Parker, WQXR-FM 11/26/14
Crispin Parry, British Underground 02/24/08
Donald Passman, Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown 04/09/10
Donald S. Passman, Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown 01/06/16
Bruce Patron, Overland Entertainment 07/28/06
Alexandra Patsavas, Chop Shop Music 09/27/11
Cheryl Pawelski, Omnivore Entertainment Group 09/26/13
Kerry Peace, Alligator Records 08/18/06
Eric Peltoniemi, Red House Records 12/14/09
Scott Perry, Sperry Media 03/11/05
Lawrence Peryer, Jr., 23 Omnimedia 11/07/08
John Peters, MassConcerts 06/07/11
Holger Petersen, Stony Plain Records 04/15/05
Jon Phillips, Silverback Professional Artist Mgmt/Controlled Substance Sound 08/29/08
Dave Pichilingi, Sound City 03/30/16
Vince Pileggi, Music Inc./Music Inc. Sounds 12/01/06
Eric Pirritt, Endit! Presents / The Fox Theatre 10/17/03
Neil Portnow, The Recording Academy 02/08/11
Louis Posen, Hopeless Records 04/04/11
Stephen Posen, Estate of Glenn Gould 01/23/13
Nadia Prescher, Madison House 06/20/03
Jeff Price, TuneCore 02/28/11
Tom Principato, Powerhouse Records 02/01/08
Roger Probert, Core Records 12/08/06
John "Grinder" Procaccini, JP Squared (JP2) 01/17/03
Mark Pucci, Independent Music Publicist 09/09/05
David Pullman, The Pullman Group 11/03/00
Rod Quinton, Saigon Sound System 04/18/11
Dolphus Ramseur, Ramseur Records 10/19/07
Jack Randall, Ted Kurland Associates 04/05/02
Jack Randall, The Kurland Agency 03/08/17
Debra Rathwell, AEG Live 05/03/13
Jeff Ravitz, Visual Terrain 02/08/08
Rich Rees, M.P.I. Talent Agency 09/19/08
John Reese, Freeze Artist Management 08/01/08
Bill Reeves, WRIII, Inc. 10/20/06
Stephen Rehage, Rehage Entertainment 07/30/04
Lisa Reiss, Pearl Productions 08/17/07
Salaam Remi, Composer, producer, musician and label executive. 01/08/14
David Renzer, Universal Music Publishing Group 08/23/09
Alison Richard, Universal Orlando Resort 05/06/05
Kelli Richards, The All Access Group 02/07/12
Gary Richards, HARD Events 08/29/13
Sam Righi, Waterfront Entertainment Group 05/30/03
Jon Rinaldo, Joker Productions 01/02/04
Geary Rindels, Geary Rindels Enterprises, Inc. 12/05/03
Doreen Ringer Ross, BMI 01/18/08
Lisette Rioux, Island Def Jam Music Group 05/16/03
Dave Roberge, Everfine Records & Everfine Artist Management 12/03/04
Sandy Roberton, Worlds End Producer Management 02/20/09
Ty Roberts, Gracenote 01/31/12
Bill Rogers, BRE Presents 07/13/07
Ian Rogers, Topspin Media 06/01/10
Benji Rogers, PledgeMusic 12/19/13
Dave Rose, Deep South Entertainment 09/15/06
Eric Rosen, Ronald S. Bienstock & Associates 05/25/01
Stuart Ross, The Ross Group 02/23/01
David Ross, President IAAM; Director, Show Me Center 09/23/05
Bobby Rossi, Ruth Eckerd Hall 02/28/03
Michael Rothschild, Landslide Records 04/29/05
Robert Rowland, Red Entertainment 06/13/08
Bill Royston, Mt. Hood Jazz Festival 03/07/03
John Rudolph, Bug Music 05/24/10
Elizabeth Rush, E.R.A. / Elizabeth Rush Agency 08/20/04
Aran Rush, Expo and Foro Imperial 02/16/07
Maurice Russell, Harry Fox Agency 10/21/05
Barron Ruth, Skyline Music 02/14/03
Andrea Sabata, Skyline Music 01/07/05
Numa Saisselin, Count Basie Theatre, Inc. 02/04/05
Ron Sakamoto, Gold & Gold Productions 01/16/10
David Salidor, dis Company 07/20/07
Shaw Saltzberg, S. L. Feldman and Associates 06/21/10
Bruce Allen & Sam Feldman, A&F Music 12/19/08
Mark Samuels, Basin Street Records 06/11/04
Jacqueline Saturn, Harvest Records 01/21/15
Tamara Saviano, American Roots Publishing 07/22/05
Tamara Saviano, Author, journalist, and producer 08/18/16
Michael Scafuto, Mountain High Entertainment 12/07/01
Steve Schankman, Contemporary Productions 12/21/01
Steve Scharf, Carlin America 10/11/02
John Scher, Metropolitan Talent 11/21/08
Al Schmitt, Producer/Engineer 02/13/10
Bobby Schneider, Tour Coordinator, Third Eye Blind 01/31/03
Jake Schneider, Madison House 04/02/14
Steven Schnur, EA Music Group 07/03/13
Elaine Schock, Shock Ink 02/19/10
Stacy Schott, Mad Booking and Events 08/22/03
Daylle Schwartz, Revenge Productions 08/19/05
Dean Sciarra, ItsAboutMusic.com 11/26/04
Joel Selvin, Author and Journalist 08/07/14
Jay Sendyk, Sendyk, Leonard & Company, Inc. 05/03/02
Peter Shapiro, Ideal Entertainment 04/16/04
Seth Sheck, Access Pass & Design 01/03/03
Seth Sheck, ACCESS Event Solutions 06/22/16
Seth Shomes, The Agency Group 11/12/14
Jay Sieleman, The Blues Foundation 07/18/03
Anya Siglin, The Ark 03/05/10
Bill Silva, Bill Silva Entertainment 10/19/10
Tom Silverman, Tommy Boy Entertainment 03/06/12
Steve Simon, Clear Channel Communications 05/14/04
Ralph Simon, Live Earth 07/06/07
Ralph Simon, Mobilium 04/12/11
Michael Simon, The Harry Fox Agency 08/14/13
Ron Simpson, RCS Productions 01/11/08
John Simson, SoundExchange 07/15/05
Dion Singer, Warner Bros. 12/07/09
Gram Slaton, The Community Arts Center 02/25/05
Owen Sloane, Gladstone Michel Weisberg Willner & Sloane 10/11/10
Peter Smidt, Eurosonic Noorderslag & manager Buma Cultuur 07/17/13
Garrison Snell, Gyrosity Projects 02/23/17
Mike Snider, Paradigm Talent Agency Nashville 05/17/11
Andrew Snowhite, Musictoday 05/04/01
Bruce Solar, The Agency Group 05/14/14
Nikki Solgot, Circle Talent Agency 02/18/15
Michael Solomon, Brick Wall Management 05/25/07
Mark Sonder, Mark Sonder Productions 07/25/08
Steve Sonnier, UIC Pavilion at the University of Illinois, Chicago 09/03/04
Kathy Spanberger, peermusic 06/20/12
Carolyn Specht, CIE USA Entertainment Inc. and OCESA PRESENTS Inc. 03/26/04
David Spelman, New York Guitar Festival 10/01/04
Jason Spiewak, Rock Ridge Music 04/07/06
Dan Steinberg, Square Peg Concerts 11/29/12
Dan Steinberg, Square Peg Concerts 02/18/05
Jeremy Stephan, Ventures, LLC 04/23/04
Walter Stewart, Mars Talent Agency 02/21/03
Gail Stocker, Gail Stocker Presents 11/12/04
Jon Stoll, Fantasma Productions 10/13/00
Jesse Stoll, AEG 06/27/09
Henry Stone, Henry Stone Music 06/24/05
Jason Stone, Live Nation New York 03/31/06
Howard Stovall, Resource Entertainment Group 05/28/04
Cameron Strang, New West Records 10/18/02
Don Strasburg, AEG Live Rocky Mountains 02/27/09
Barbara Strauss, Sovereign Ventures 05/12/06
Richard Stumpf, Cherry Lane Publishing 08/07/06
Patrick Sullivan, RightsFlow 10/25/11
Bernie Swain & Harry Rhodes, Jr., Washington Speakers Bureau 12/07/00
Dean Swett, Paramour Group 06/14/02
Jake Szufnarowski, Rocks Off 05/02/08
Marc Tanner, Chime Entertainment 12/22/06
Donald Tarlton, The Donald K Donald Group 04/12/02
Tess Taylor, Los Angeles Music Network 08/09/02
Race Taylor, WPLJ - New York 10/27/06
Race Taylor, WPLJ - New York 10/27/06
Chris Taylor, Taylor 03/15/09
Peter Tempkins, DeWitt Stern Group 03/16/01
Peter Tempkins, Momentous Insurance Brokerage 03/27/09
Lisa Tenner, Tenner & Associates (EAT'M) 08/06/01
Jeremy Tepper, Diesel Only Records 10/10/03
Allan Tepper, Bicycle Music Company 09/28/07
Martin Terefe, Kensaltown Studios 05/31/11
Milun Tesovic, MetroLeap Media 10/18/09
Mandar Thakur, Times Music 08/06/15
Jerry Thompson, Promoter Line Inc. 03/05/04
Jose Tillan, MTV Networks Latin America 12/02/05
Jon Tiven, Hormone Studios 08/05/05
Rob Tonkin, Marketing Factory 12/17/15
John "J.T." Toomey, 25/8 Management 11/15/11
Livia Tortella, Warner Bros. Records 01/10/12
Phil Tripp, IMMEDIA! 01/19/06
Claudio Trotta, Barley Arts Promotion 11/26/01
Chris Tsakalakis, StubHub 01/11/10
Ben Turner, Graphite Media 05/10/10
Steve Vai, Favored Nations Entertainment 04/26/02
John Valentino, Fantasma Productions 04/18/03
John Valentino, AEG Live SE 11/01/10
Don Van Cleave, Coalition of Independent Music Stores 04/09/04
Casey Verbeck, Partners in Music 06/06/03
David "Boche" Viecelli, The Billions Corporation 04/18/10
Ray Waddell, Billboard Magazine 08/27/04
Rob Waggener, Foundations Recovery Network 03/07/11
Jim Walczak, Racine Civic Centre 06/03/05
Jeff Walker, The AristoMedia Group 08/16/10
Carla Wallace, Big Yellow Dog Music 11/04/05
Russell Wallach, Live Nation Network 03/20/12
Steve Walter, The Cutting Room 10/24/08
Neil Warnock, The Agency Group 05/02/09
Diane Warren, Realsongs 08/14/09
Butch Waugh, RCA Label Group Nashville 01/10/03
Lauren Wayne, The State Theatre 05/09/12
Kirt Webster, Webster PR 02/03/16
Ken Weinstein, Big Hassle Media 04/22/05
Bruce Weinstein, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts 02/15/08
Larry Weintraub, Fanscape 05/18/01
Pam Weiser, Momentous Insurance Brokerage 10/11/11
Kevin Welk, Welk Music Group 01/24/12
D-J Wendt, Dmand Management 05/09/08
Alison Wenham, Worldwide Independent Network 02/13/09
Bill Werde, Billboard 08/03/11
Joel Whitburn, Record Research 11/13/09
Judd White, Tour Manager/Accountant 02/13/04
Jeff White, In Ticketing 12/16/06
Adam White, Author 09/14/16
Adam Wilkes, AEG Live Asia 10/13/16
Fenton Williams, 04/04/08
Del Williams, Right Arm Entertainment 04/18/08
Bryan "Birdman" Williams, Cash Money Records 09/13/11
Paul Williams, ASCAP 10/19/11
J.P. Williams, Parallel Entertainment 10/03/12
Kurt Willms, Green Room Productions 09/20/03
Chris Wilson, Heartbeat Records 03/02/07
Tony Wilson, Factory Records/In The City 06/01/07
Tom Windish, The Windish Agency 07/26/10
John Wiseman, XL Touring Video 05/05/06
Thom Wolke, Twincloud.com 02/08/02
Michael Wood, City Lights Entertainment 08/08/08
Keith Wortman, Blackbird Presents 03/22/17
Nigel Wright, Independant Record Producer 11/07/03
Dusty Wright, CultureCatch.com 07/27/07
Jeremiah “Ice” Younossi, A-List Talent 09/20/09
Gail Zappa, The Zappa Family Trust 10/02/14
Kevin 'Chief' Zaruk, Chief Music Management 06/10/15
Ron Zeelens, RAZco Visas 04/20/01
Rick Zeiler, Sidney Frank Importing Company 06/04/04
Danny Zelisko, Live Nation 06/19/09
Hillary Zuckerberg, Brick Wall Management. 07/09/04
Steve Zuckerman, Global Entertainment and Media Summit 03/22/02
Paul Zullo, Muze 01/23/04
Nanette Zumwalt, Hired Power 02/03/06

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