Industry Profile: Fabricio Nobre
By Larry LeBlanc (CelebrityAccess)
This week In the Hot Seat with Larry LeBlanc: Fabricio Nobre, director, A Construtora Música e Cultura.
To best capture Brazilian promoter Fabricio Nobre plan to set the camera speed at 1/1000th of a second.
Bearing down on being 40, the fast-talking Nobre oversees Brazil’s annual indie-styled Bananada Festival which, since 1999, has played host to the best of contemporary music available in Brazil.
For a week-long series of concerts around the city, culminating in main stage shows on the weekend of May 12-14, 2017, Goiânia will be a whirl of Brazilian enlightenment as Nobre’s vision of a “daily 10 hour experience,” encompassing music, food, tattooing, visual arts, skateboarding, and other activities, will take place on 5 weekend stages at the Centro Cultural Oscar Niemeyer, as well as during the week at a number of local nightclubs, pubs, and studios.
Among the 100 musical acts on hand this year are: The Mutants, Mano Brown, Céu, BaianaSystem, Maria Gadú, Boogarins, Karol Conká, Liniker and the Carmelows, Tulipa Ruiz, Carne Doce, Teto Preto, DJ Patife, Rakta, Black Drawing Chalks, and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Goiás.
For decades, the only Brazilian musical figures known globally were composers Antonio Carlos, and Jobim João Gilberto who introduced the world to bossa nova, and a handful of singer/songwriters including Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Marisa Monte, Roberto Carlos, Jorge Ben, Vinicius de Moraes, and Milton Nascimento.
In recent years there’s been the emergence of the heavy metal band Sepultura, singer/songwriter Céu, singers Ivete Sangalo, and Anitta, and the psychedelic rock band Boogarins.
Despite recent economic difficulties the recorded music market in Brazil has grown by nearly 50% over the past five years, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) that represents the recording industry worldwide.
Brazil is the world’s 11th biggest recorded music market (according to the IFPI) and the 8th biggest for music publishing collections (according to the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers). The growth of music streaming services has been rapid, already overtaking downloads, and with smartphone penetration still less than 50%, streaming is expected to grow further and substantially.
Nobre heads the holding company A Construtora Música e Cultura founded in 2010 which, with partners, Lucas Manga, and Daianne Dias, oversees the Bananada Festival; and a booking agency with Dias that handles such artists as Boogarins, Bike, Bonde do Rolê, Legendary Tigerman, and others.
Previously, Nobre, a former musician who studied law, managed Brazil’s biggest independent label, Monstro Discos for over a decade.
What many people fail to comprehend is the vast size of Brazil. It’s the world's fifth-largest country by both area, and by population—with over 210 million people---with three time zones, and with varied forms of Brazilian Portuguese being spoken.
It’s the same language with lots of different accents.
[Brazilian and European Portuguese vary little in formal writing, but the Brazilian Portuguese language differs from varieties and dialects spoken in Portugal and African countries.]
With all of the music available internationally today, including the great music from Brazil, would you like, perhaps, to be 20 again, and experience it as a youth?
Yeah, but I’d like to have the same experiences that I had back then. It was really cool to live in that part of the Brazilian music scene as well.
Turn the clock back to 1994 to when you were 15. You had sex for the first time. You saw such bands as Raimundos and Planet Hemp for the first time. You bought an album with your money for the first time...
(Laughing) I don’t need to turn back the clock. I feel that it’s better now. A lot of my friends look back to 2005 when it was about being a stoner and there was hardcore, but everything is better now. Life, despite having ex-wives, is now better than being 20-years-old, you know.
With a dynamic music scene, and all of the festivals going on, it’s a great time to be a young adult in Brazil today.
It is a great time. At 18, 19, 20 or 21, it’s a great time to be in Brazil. Kids that age can go to the park, and enjoy themselves. There are a lot of cool bands that they can see in the city. Kids can see bands like Boogarins here, and then next they are playing in São Paulo. It’s a young generation, now. It’s better now I think. My generation kind of developed the market, you know. As a teenager, it was really really impossible to bring your beers with you (in public). Or, if you played (as a musician) you had to have another job or you were working in the mainstream. Now you can be in the middle. We have 10 producers now working 100% of the time. They pay rent and spend money. But kids can go to clubs, and they can buy cool records today.
[The legal drinking age in Brazil is 18, but it is rarely enforced. Beer, wine, and liquor can be bought on any day of the week from grocery stores and snack stands. Drinking is allowed in public places, and in motor vehicles.]
Today, you can make a living as a musician or as a club DJ in Brazil whereas years ago you couldn’t.
Yes. Now you can. Of course, now there is diversity and all of the possibilities that you can make things happen.
Music used to be your hobby in that you were a hardcore music fan, and followed your favorite bands. Today, music is your business. Do you miss being a fan?
Yeah. I’m still a music fan. I’d like to be more of a music fan, but I’m still a music fan. I saw PJ Harvey play last year, and It (her performance) really captured me. This style of music, and seeing kids listening to it, and some other cool types of music touches me. Music, like with a local band like Boogarins, their new record makes me really happy. I am crazy today to see new and exciting bands. I’m happy with all of that. When people ask me...of course, I nearly 40 years old now. A lot of friends ask me if I like what I do. Well, I’m doing what I like. I am producing a music festival. I’m drinking beer a little bit. They say, “I wish I had a life like you. You don’t have to properly work.” I work 18 hours a day. I’m at the office late at night and early in the morning making internationals calls and talking now to an international music journalist. It’s really hard work, you know?
You were the chairman of the Brazilian Association of Independent Festivals (ABRAFIN) from 2006 to 2010. What was the association’s role in Brazil in that period?
The initial idea of the association was to exchange technology information for the independent music festivals in Brazil and, of course, to lobby the government and the secretary of culture for more support of Brazilian music. It was really important for about 5 to 6 years. It helped to change the Brazilian music scene.
This marks the 19th edition of the Bananada Festival?
How many bands are booked?
We have more than 100 attractions this year.
You started working on the festival more than a year ago?
Yes. We are already booking the festival for next year.
Why such a lead time?
We want to be the very cool festival name. It’s really important for us to have the bands booked in advance. People know that the festival will happen because it has always happened for the past 15 years on the weekend. So the best thing is to book it as soon as possible.
In booking so far in advance you risk having bands in the interim play close to or in Goiânia itself. Like (prominent Brazilian rapper) Karol Conká did only a few months ago. That doesn’t bother you?
Not much. I don’t really believe in exclusivity. I want to develop the local scene so the more the bands play here that, if the show is good, people will want to see it again. The more people who want to see these acts play for me, they don’t have to come back again for awhile. So I really don’t mind. Karol Conká played here two months ago. It was in a small venue. It was awesome. We booked her six months ago. She’s one of the most important acts (in Brazil). She wants to play? Well, she sells tickets. So let’s do it again. No problem.
The same thing with Heaven who played the festival two years ago?
Yeah, the same thing.
Have the city officials of Goiânia been supportive of the Bananada Festival over the years?
In the beginning, the city had no idea of what we were doing. About three years ago, we got some support from the city, and from the (Goiás) state. In the first two or three years, we didn’t have any public funding. We have the state now to support part of the festival, say about 10% of it which is great. It (funding) comes, and it goes. To be independent with the amount of money that you have, and the support you have, you just keep doing it. That is what independence is from my point of view.
Do you have the support of major advertisers?
We have had a number of sponsors. Every year, we have to start again.
This year there is a Spotify stage.
Yes. We have one Spotify stage. Slap Records, which is a record label from Rio, also sponsors a stage, and El Club is doing the electronic stage. And then we have two other main stages, the Chilli Beans (sunglasses) stage, and the Skol (beer) stage
A number of music festivals take place in Brazil including such homegrown festivals as Rock In Rio, XXXperience, Universo Paralello and the Festival Tribaltech electronic festival. As well, international festivals like Lollapalooza touch down there.
Yes, but they are not in Goiânia. Lollapalooza will never come to Goiânia. Ten years ago acts would not always come to Goiânia. It’s a 12-hour drive from São Paulo to Goiânia.
Nevertheless, Goiânia is hailed as Brazil’s “Rock City." However, unlike Grito (aka Grito Rock, and Grito Goiânia) or Goiânia Noise, the Bananada Festival is not a rock festival.
It is not a rock festival. It is a music festival now. It started as an indie garage punk rock scene. When I was 19, I played in a band, and we played with bands that were current at the time, and we exchanged music from all over the world.
You were the lead singer of the band MQN until 2012.
Yes, I was with MQN from when I was a teenager to about 5 years ago. But that was being part of a band, you know. ‘Cuz we are from Goiânia which is...well, we are not from São Paulo. Goiânia is the capital and the largest city of (the Brazilian state) Goiás. So the idea of doing a festival here was hard to believe. We tried to get in touch with bands from São Paulo, Curitiba, and Brasília. At the beginning, it (the festival) was based on rock but, of course, over the years your ears get opened to new music and different connections. The local music scene is connected to the Brazilian music scene, and the Brazilian music scene is connected to the global music scene which has changed over 18 years. That’s why we changed a little bit, you know.
Música popular Brasileira (MPB), rap, EDM, punk, and alternative rock--all popular in Brazil--are found at the Bananada Festival.
In 20 years, we have established a lot of connections in Goiás, and we have started dialogues with other people, and not just those in the mainstream. We have established connections in alternative, the underground, even in pop music, and we have a lot of connections in hip hop. There is Brazilian EDM, and local rock bands Boogarins and Carne Doce, a new generation of MPB with Maria Gadú e Céu, and rappers like MCs Racionais (Mano Brown, Ice Blue, Edi Rock and KL Jay) and Karol Conká. So the music scene here is really diverse.
What’s unique, perhaps, about the Bananada Festival is that includes performances by the Philharmonic Orchestra of Goiás.
The Bananada Festival is trying to be as diverse as possible with the music in our city. It is hard to try to have a diverse dialogue with Brazilians in an international way. It’s really diverse.
There are also cutting-edge rock bands like Brazilian all-female band Rakta, and the Black Ceiling.
We really seek to introduce new contemporary international and Brazilian acts like Rakta. Bands that are really fresh and contemporary.
Plus, Bananada includes such mainstream acts as Heaven, the São Paulo singer Liniker and the Carmelows, and singer/songwriter Céu. All are very popular with Brazilians, and artists who have received Grammy nominations.
They are all very popular. They are more popular than the EDM bands, but they are not mainstream. They are somewhere in between. In the Grammys, there are a lot of acts that are not mainstream.
One music genre, however, that has become increasingly more important to the Bananada, as well as to global music in general, is EDM. This year marks the first electronic stage at Bananada. How did that come about?
We’ve always had more than 20 acts even before we had an electronic headliner Tropkillaz in 2015 with Brazilian DJs and producers like André Laudz and Zé Gonzales. Last year, we had Omulu as a headliner as well as DJ Mau Mau (one of the biggest names in electronic music in Brazil), Renato Cohen, and Anderson Noise. This year we said, “Let’s have a full-out electronic stage.” There are a bunch of local electronic acts on the electronic stage like Karol Conká, DJ Patife, Teto Preto, Jaloo, Patrick Tor4, and NeguimBeats. There are some really cool new acts in electronic music. We have a really diverse electronic lineup. For the first time, we are doing an electronic stage, and people like the idea of having one electronic stage. People like to party, you know.
This year Lucas Manga joined you and Daianne Dias as a partner of the Bananada Festival.
Yes. Lucas in an old friend from the local scene. He has a local nightclub called El Club. Every cool DJ plays there, including DJ Mau Mau, DJ Renato Cohen, Bonde do Rolê, Oliver Huntemann, Jillionaire, DJ King, Digitaria, Eli Iwasa, Carlos Capslock, and Batata Eletrônica. The El Club did backstage at Bananada, including the dressing rooms and other things twice. We next asked Lucas to run the bar at the festival for the past two years. That completely changed our bar service. Then Lucas made a proposal to participate in more of the event. This year, he was incorporated as one of the heads of the festival, so now he works with us. He understands the electronic music audience. So we have a DJ in the band that is pushing the thing (festival) to the electronic and party crowd. I appreciate the idea that the festival has this kind of (diverse) character.
Has Lucas become a partner in your booking agency, A Construtora Música e Cultura which you founded in 2010?
No. A Construtora Musica e Cultura) is still myself, and Daianne (Dias). Daianne is my partner. He and I have the booking agency and the production company. Myself, Daianne and Lucas have the festival.
With the festival, the booking agency, and the production company, that’s a lot of work.
Yes. And I have a club here now, The Rock, which I opened six months ago because I’m a stupid mother. It’s a lot of work, but haven’t had a heart attack, yet. But I have high blood pressure.
You can develop bands at The Rock at a club level for the festival.
That’s the idea.
At least you aren’t managing bands.
I’m not managing bands anymore. I gave up management two years ago. I did it with Black Drawing Chalks, I managed a lot of bands including Lucy And The Popsonics, Macaco Bong, and Hellbenders. The thing about managers is that they are like babysitters.
How much full-time staff do you work with?
We have up to 900 people working on all the aspects of Banadana and from 5 to 10 people in the office full-time. It depends.
What is the annual economic impact of the Bananada Festival on Goiânia? How much revenue does it generate locally?
I think that the festival makes in hotels, restaurants, and tickets around $1 million (U.S.) which is very good for a festival in this region.
Other than the weekend happenings at Centro Cultural Oscar Niemeyer, a number of nightclubs, restaurant pubs, and studios in Goiânia are involved with the festival. This includes shows at El Club, The Rock, The Retetê, Roxy, Complex, Diablo, Shiva, The Republic, The Shed, The Sesc Center, and The Cafofo. How exactly does the festival work throughout the week?
It is like this. From Monday to Thursday there are the showcases, and in the weekend from Thursday (using one stage) to Sunday we use the Centro Cultural Oscar Niemeyer. Through the week we have food with 20 to 25 restaurant participating, and we have a skateboard competition. We have a kid’s stage, Meninada No Bananada, for kids from 2 to 12 years olds.
On the weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, there five stages situated in Centro Cultural Oscar Niemeyer along with a food court, a skate park, a kid’s stage, and a bar.
Everything, of course, is centered around the local scene.
In 2011 or 2012 we invited the clubs that are part of the music scene of the city to promote some showcases. We have around 12 venues. So during the week, we do some showcases. We have El Club, The Rock, and Complex. Real cool rooms that have opened their entire rooms to bands and DJs during the week and are doing some special showcases. A record label from the south part of Brazil, Honey Bomb, will do a showcase. Also showcasing are Dulldog Records, Midsummer Madness, Falante Records, Taquetá, PWR! Records, Proposito Records, and Algo Records from Chile.
The festival is culturally and musically a diverse event. Some local venues like Complex, they will have a jazz showcase. They will do a special concert during the week.
Tell me about the kid’s stage at the festival.
We have a band called Rock is Dad that will play. (Laughing) They play really loud. This was one of the things we needed to do to get my kids, and the younger kids to the festival. I want my friends and their families to be part of the festival. They can go if they know that they have a kid’s stage.
Each club seems to have its own pricing. Is there a ticketing tier system for the clubs?
Different clubs have different prices, but we have some tickets you can buy for all of the clubs for the week, and we sell tickets for each day or for the weekend as well. We have lots of different kind of tickets. The highest tickets go for about 55 real. Most are 30 real or 40 real which is something like $12 to $13 US. If you go to a club at the festival, it’s about $10 US, and some shows are $2 U.S.
How many people daily attend the festival on the weekend?
From 6,000 to 9,000 each day.
You graduated from a private school in Goiânia but continued to attend its year-end parties. Then you decided to produce the graduation party in order to book your band, MQN, which was then playing covers of the Brazilian punk hardcore band Raimundos, and Sonic Youth, as well as some originals.
Yes. You know when you are 19, and if you play in the garage as a rock band nobody wants to book you. So I had to book the band myself. Nobody wants to release your album. So you have to release your own demos. In a way, it was like it was in the ‘70s with acts in the UK, and it was the ‘90s in Brazil. So we were about 20 years late, but it happened here. Now we are kind of the same, you know. We are not, of course, big, but if an international band books a world tour they are playing in Brazil and, if it’s around Banadana, they are going to play here.
I was fascinated to find that you have a law degree. You studied law at Federal University of Goiás, Direito UFG, and at the Faculdade de Direito UFG. Why study law?
If you are middle class in Brazil in the ‘80s or the ‘90s, for your family to be proud of you, you studied medicine or went to law school. I wanted to make my parents proud so I went to law school. I did law school at night, and I worked in the record label (Me and My Monkey Records), and the booking company during the day. When I finished law school, I wanted to become a music promoter. I didn’t know that I already was.
Do you come from a family of academics?
My family are not academics. My mother is a lawyer. She worked for the state government, and my father just went through high school. He’s a salesman. There are no musicians in my family. I don’t know why, but I was crazy about it (music).
One of your fondest memories of Bananada is your hero J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. performing.
He played for 5,000 people but I think that only 200 people were looking at the show. It was in the main arena. Many of the people loved it. We have had a really good connection with Sub Pop Records. So we brought in many of the Sub Pop bands like Mudhoney.
Your relationship with Mudhoney goes back to when you were bringing in bands like Superchunk, and Luna.
Since I was a teenager record labels like Sub Pop in Seattle, and Touch and Go from Chicago, they were my inspiration. I used to buy records from them. I am a real big fan of Estrus Records from Bellingham, Washington. (Founder) Dave Crider is a really good friend of mine. So we do have international connections with indies like Sub Pop, Axis, and others.
[The grandson of a honky-tonk bluegrass guitarist, Bellingham singer/guitarist Dave Crider first performed with Roof Dogs followed by a decade stint with Mono Men who were featured in Doug Pray’s 1996 music documentary, “Hype!” The band split up in 1998, but reunited in 2006 to play a series of concerts called the "Spanish Attack." They also reunited in 2013 to play shows in the US, plus tour Mexico, Argentina, and Brazil. Crider started Estrus Records in 1989 as a way of releasing Mono Men cassettes. Today, the Estrus catalog includes a broad collection of rock.]
Mark Arm [guitarist and lead singer of Mudhoney] played at the 10-year party of Monster Discos and sang along with your band, MQN.
The first time we did Man Or Astroman?, and Mudhoney it was like a dream come true. I did not believe it. It was crazy. I had a poster of Mudhoney on my wall. What I find fascinating today is that I work with the guys like Mark Arm, and Dave Crider who were my grunge heroes.
It must have been difficult making international connections being based in Goiânia.
I never thought that it was possible. The first time we met Man Or Astroman? at the airport, I was 19. Coco (bass player Robert "Coco the Electronic Monkey" del Bueno), and Birdstuff (drummer Brian "Birdstuff" Teasley) came to the gate of the airport, and when I saw them for the first time I couldn’t stop shaking. When I talked to Coco he said his real name, and he asked me how I was. I didn’t think it was possible to be friends with a guy like this. I was 19 years old.
Ten years ago, it was really hard to see international acts here. It was unimaginable. We did shows with Luna, Mudhoney Trail of Dead, and Superchunk. It (grunge) was really a part of me. We saw that they were normal people. In 2001, the guys from Man Or Astroman? invited MQN to record in the U.S. So we flew to record in the U.S. with Jim “The Bullet” Marrer at Zero Return Studios in Atlanta. Then we had a record deal with Monstro Discos. In 2003, we were invited to play South by Southwest in Austin. We also played Seattle, Stanwood, and Bellingham in Washington, and Dallas in Texas. Then suddenly everything was possible. The international acts were possible, but you do have to work hard for it (access).
Of course, you had already started producing shows in Goiânia clubs. What were your first shows?
Relespública, Wry, and Autoramas, I think. And, at the end of 1998, I did Man or Astroman?
You apparently booked Man or Astroman? In Goiânia in order to have MQN open for them.
I saw Folhateen (the weekly youth supplement of the Folha de S.Paulo newspaper) which is like our New York Times, saying that Man or Astroman? would be coming to Brazil. I was really excited that they had announced the tour in the newspaper. My family was having lunch, and I showed the newspaper to my mother, and I said: "I'm going to do this band's show here in Goiânia". My brother started laughing. I got the phone number for Folhateen, and I called. The person who answered was (pop culture journalist) Lúcio Ribeiro (who edits Popload and writes about music for Folha de S.Paulo). I told him that I was a producer in Goiânia, owner of a label and that I wanted to know who was bringing Man or Astroman? to Brazil. Lucio said the newspaper wasn’t promoting the show, but put me in touch with the promoter Marcos Boffa, and I told the same story to him.
What was Marcos Boffa’s reaction to a teenager calling and trying to book a show in out-of-the-way Goiânia?
I think he thought I was crazy. He said that he had never done a show in Goiânia before and that if I wanted it there I had to pay money upfront for tickets and other things. For a $2,000 deposit, he’d fly in the band. I said, “Okay.” I did everything the next day. I had a little money saved, my mother gave me some, and I deposited the whole amount in his account. So we have been doing international acts in Goiânia since 1999, and Marcos Boffa is one of my best friends now. He became a really big partner with me. He’s my guru.
When you started the festival is it true that bands like Wry, Thee Butchers Orchestra, and Walverdes stayed at your parents’ house?
Some of the bands stayed at my parents’ house and some stayed with me or at a friend’s house. A lot of bands stayed with my parents’ house because the food that my parents have is really good. The (garage rock power trio) Thee Butchers' Orchestra did stay with my parents. They are friends of mine and sometimes they wanted to stay at my father’s house.
The music scene in Goiânia heated up in the 1990s, with the creation of independent rock festivals like Goiânia Noise Festival, and the Bananada Festival, as well as the launch of independent labels like Monstro Discos, Two Beers or Not Two Beers, and Insetus. In 2001 you started working at Monstro Discos, which then oversaw the Goiânia Noise Festival, and was a promoter for International bands touring Brazil.
When I joined Monstro Discos 2001, the first thing that we did together was the Mudhoney concert in Goiânia. They weren’t really about doing records. I stayed with them for about 10 years, and we released more than 130 records. We released a lot of really important records like the Mechanics, Walverdes, Jupiter Maçã, Autoramas, Mundo Livre S/A, Violins, Hang The Superstars, Black Drawing Chalks, Ratos de Porão and, of course, MQN. We had a #1 record with Walverdes’ “Anticontrole” (2001). Monstro Discos was a really important part of my life. I joined in 2001, and I left in 2010. During that time Bananada, which I had started in 1999 with Me and Monkey Records, was produced by Monstro Discos. Since 2011, it’s been our company A Construtora Musica e Cultura overseeing it.
You stopped touring with MQN when your daughter Ana was born?
I stopped touring with the band in 2012. With a family, it’s hard to travel that much. I have two girls. Ana is 9, and Lara is 7. You know that when you turn 30, and then you turn 35 (laughing), you start to work out that it’s time to focus on other things.
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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Billy Brill, Billy Alan Productions 11/11/05
Doug Brown, Talent Buyers Network 09/21/01
James Browne, Sweet Rhythm 11/01/02
Bob Brumley, Brumley Music Company 02/17/16
Tony Brummel, Victory Records 05/17/09
Charlie Brusco, TBA Entertainment Corporation 10/13/01
Del Bryant, BMI 05/18/07
Cortez Bryant, Bryant Management 12/06/10
Stephen Budd, Stephen Budd Management 07/13/17
Bruce Burch, University of Georgia Music Business Program 10/09/09
Deborah Burda, Kentucky Exposition Center 08/03/07
Patti Burgart, IEBA 06/07/02
Jordan Burger, The New Musiquarium 01/22/01
Ron Burman, Roadrunner Records 08/25/06
Suzanne Cadgene, Elmore 05/19/06
Karen Cadle, KGC Productions 03/12/04
Gary Calamar, KCRW 07/10/09
Charles Caldas, Merlin 07/05/10
Brian Camelio, ArtistShare 02/29/08
David Campbell, AEG Europe 08/02/10
Tom Cantone, Foxwoods Entertainment Group 10/20/00
Tom Cantone, Foxwoods Resort Casino 07/03/03
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
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
Elliot Lefko, Goldenvoice 09/21/17
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
Jack Ross, APA Canada 09/07/17
Bobby Rossi, Ruth Eckerd Hall 02/28/03
Michael Rothschild, Landslide Records 04/29/05
Robert Rowland, Red Entertainment 06/13/08
Bill Royston, Mt. Hood Jazz Festival 03/07/03
John Rudolph, Bug Music 05/24/10
Elizabeth Rush, E.R.A. / Elizabeth Rush Agency 08/20/04
Aran Rush, Expo and Foro Imperial 02/16/07
Maurice Russell, Harry Fox Agency 10/21/05
Barron Ruth, Skyline Music 02/14/03
Andrea Sabata, Skyline Music 01/07/05
Numa Saisselin, Count Basie Theatre, Inc. 02/04/05
Ron Sakamoto, Gold & Gold Productions 01/16/10
David Salidor, dis Company 07/20/07
Shaw Saltzberg, S. L. Feldman and Associates 06/21/10
Bruce Allen & Sam Feldman, A&F Music 12/19/08
Mark Samuels, Basin Street Records 06/11/04
Jacqueline Saturn, Harvest Records 01/21/15
Tamara Saviano, American Roots Publishing 07/22/05
Tamara Saviano, Author, journalist, and producer 08/18/16
Michael Scafuto, Mountain High Entertainment 12/07/01
Steve Schankman, Contemporary Productions 12/21/01
Steve Scharf, Carlin America 10/11/02
John Scher, Metropolitan Talent 11/21/08
Al Schmitt, Producer/Engineer 02/13/10
Bobby Schneider, Tour Coordinator, Third Eye Blind 01/31/03
Jake Schneider, Madison House 04/02/14
Steven Schnur, EA Music Group 07/03/13
Elaine Schock, Shock Ink 02/19/10
Stacy Schott, Mad Booking and Events 08/22/03
Daylle Schwartz, Revenge Productions 08/19/05
Dean Sciarra, ItsAboutMusic.com 11/26/04
Joel Selvin, Author and Journalist 08/07/14
Jay Sendyk, Sendyk, Leonard & Company, Inc. 05/03/02
Peter Shapiro, Ideal Entertainment 04/16/04
Seth Sheck, Access Pass & Design 01/03/03
Seth Sheck, ACCESS Event Solutions 06/22/16
Seth Shomes, The Agency Group 11/12/14
Jay Sieleman, The Blues Foundation 07/18/03
Anya Siglin, The Ark 03/05/10
Bill Silva, Bill Silva Entertainment 10/19/10
Tom Silverman, Tommy Boy Entertainment 03/06/12
Steve Simon, Clear Channel Communications 05/14/04
Ralph Simon, Live Earth 07/06/07
Ralph Simon, Mobilium 04/12/11
Michael Simon, The Harry Fox Agency 08/14/13
Ron Simpson, RCS Productions 01/11/08
John Simson, SoundExchange 07/15/05
Dion Singer, Warner Bros. 12/07/09
Gram Slaton, The Community Arts Center 02/25/05
Owen Sloane, Gladstone Michel Weisberg Willner & Sloane 10/11/10
Peter Smidt, Eurosonic Noorderslag & manager Buma Cultuur 07/17/13
Garrison Snell, Gyrosity Projects 02/23/17
Mike Snider, Paradigm Talent Agency Nashville 05/17/11
Andrew Snowhite, Musictoday 05/04/01
Bruce Solar, The Agency Group 05/14/14
Nikki Solgot, Circle Talent Agency 02/18/15
Michael Solomon, Brick Wall Management 05/25/07
Mark Sonder, Mark Sonder Productions 07/25/08
Steve Sonnier, UIC Pavilion at the University of Illinois, Chicago 09/03/04
Kathy Spanberger, peermusic 06/20/12
Carolyn Specht, CIE USA Entertainment Inc. and OCESA PRESENTS Inc. 03/26/04
David Spelman, New York Guitar Festival 10/01/04
Jason Spiewak, Rock Ridge Music 04/07/06
Dan Steinberg, Square Peg Concerts 11/29/12
Dan Steinberg, Square Peg Concerts 02/18/05
Jeremy Stephan, Ventures, LLC 04/23/04
Walter Stewart, Mars Talent Agency 02/21/03
Gail Stocker, Gail Stocker Presents 11/12/04
Jon Stoll, Fantasma Productions 10/13/00
Jesse Stoll, AEG 06/27/09
Henry Stone, Henry Stone Music 06/24/05
Jason Stone, Live Nation New York 03/31/06
Howard Stovall, Resource Entertainment Group 05/28/04
Cameron Strang, New West Records 10/18/02
Don Strasburg, AEG Live Rocky Mountains 02/27/09
Barbara Strauss, Sovereign Ventures 05/12/06
Richard Stumpf, Cherry Lane Publishing 08/07/06
Deb Suckling, SUGARRUSH Music 07/27/17
Patrick Sullivan, RightsFlow 10/25/11
Bernie Swain & Harry Rhodes, Jr., Washington Speakers Bureau 12/07/00
Dean Swett, Paramour Group 06/14/02
Jake Szufnarowski, Rocks Off 05/02/08
Marc Tanner, Chime Entertainment 12/22/06
Donald Tarlton, The Donald K Donald Group 04/12/02
Tess Taylor, Los Angeles Music Network 08/09/02
Race Taylor, WPLJ - New York 10/27/06
Race Taylor, WPLJ - New York 10/27/06
Chris Taylor, Taylor 03/15/09
Peter Tempkins, DeWitt Stern Group 03/16/01
Peter Tempkins, Momentous Insurance Brokerage 03/27/09
Lisa Tenner, Tenner & Associates (EAT'M) 08/06/01
Jeremy Tepper, Diesel Only Records 10/10/03
Allan Tepper, Bicycle Music Company 09/28/07
Martin Terefe, Kensaltown Studios 05/31/11
Milun Tesovic, MetroLeap Media 10/18/09
Mandar Thakur, Times Music 08/06/15
Jerry Thompson, Promoter Line Inc. 03/05/04
Jose Tillan, MTV Networks Latin America 12/02/05
Jon Tiven, Hormone Studios 08/05/05
Adam Tobey, Concert Ideas 08/24/17
Rob Tonkin, Marketing Factory 12/17/15
John "J.T." Toomey, 25/8 Management 11/15/11
Livia Tortella, Warner Bros. Records 01/10/12
Phil Tripp, IMMEDIA! 01/19/06
Claudio Trotta, Barley Arts Promotion 11/26/01
Chris Tsakalakis, StubHub 01/11/10
Ben Turner, Graphite Media 05/10/10
Steve Vai, Favored Nations Entertainment 04/26/02
John Valentino, Fantasma Productions 04/18/03
John Valentino, AEG Live SE 11/01/10
Don Van Cleave, Coalition of Independent Music Stores 04/09/04
Casey Verbeck, Partners in Music 06/06/03
David "Boche" Viecelli, The Billions Corporation 04/18/10
Marsha Vlasic, Artist Group International 05/31/17
Mat Vlasic, Bravado 06/28/17
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
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