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avatar for Andrew Bird

Andrew Bird

Songwriter, Composer, Artist
avatar for Aloe Blacc

Aloe Blacc

Songwriter, Artist
"Wake Me Up," "The Man," "I Need A Dollar"
avatar for Darrell Brown

Darrell Brown

Songwriter, Producer, Arranger
avatar for Claudia Brant

Claudia Brant

avatar for Desmond Child

Desmond Child

Songwriter, Producer
“Dude (Looks Like A Lady),” “Livin’ on a Prayer,”...
avatar for Congressman Doug Collins

Congressman Doug Collins

Representing the 9th District of Georgia
avatar for Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon)

Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon)

Songwriter, Artist
"Keep on Loving You," "Can't Fight This Feeling," "Roll With the...
avatar for Da Internz (Ernest &quotTuo" Clark and Marcos &quotKosine" Palacios)

Da Internz (Ernest "Tuo" Clark and Marcos "Kosine" Palacios)

“Dance (A$$),” “Anaconda,” “Birthday Cake”
avatar for Toby Gad

Toby Gad

Songwriter, Producer
"If I Were A Boy," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "All Of Me," "Living for...
avatar for Goapele


Songwriter, Artist
Closer, Even Closer, Strong As Glass
avatar for Ashley Gorley

Ashley Gorley

"Crash My Party," "Runnin' Outta Moonlight," "Good Girl"
avatar for Hanson (Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson)

Hanson (Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson)

Songwriters, Artists
"MMMBop," "Where's the Love," "I Will Come to You," Middle of Nowhere
avatar for Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries

Representing the 8th Congressional District of New York
avatar for Kevin Kadish

Kevin Kadish

Songwriter, Producer
"All About That Bass," "Lips Are Movin," "Wordplay"
avatar for Savan Kotecha

Savan Kotecha

Songwriter, Producer
"Problem," "Bang Bang," “Beauty and a Beat,” “Live While We're...
avatar for Greg Kurstin

Greg Kurstin

Songwriter, Producer
“What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger),” “Blow Me (One Last...
avatar for Chris Lord-Alge

Chris Lord-Alge

Mix Engineer, Producer
avatar for Deborah Lurie

Deborah Lurie

Composer, Arranger
Film: Footloose (2011), Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Dear John, 9
avatar for Mali Music

Mali Music

Songwriter, Artist
"Beautiful," "I Believe," Mali Is...
avatar for Andrea Martin

Andrea Martin

Songwriter, Producer
“It Kills Me,” “I Love Me Some Him,” "Better in Time," "Don't...
avatar for Richard Marx

Richard Marx

Songwriter, Artist
“Hold on to the Nights,” “Right Here Waiting,” “Dance with...
avatar for Ingrid Michaelson

Ingrid Michaelson

Songwriter, Artist
"Girls Chase Boys," "The Way I Am," "Parachute"
avatar for No I.D.

No I.D.

Def Jam Recordings; Producer
EVP, A&R; "Holy Grail," "Heartless," "My Last," "Run This Town"
avatar for Donald Passman, Esq.

Donald Passman, Esq.

Gang, Tyre, Ramer, and Brown, Inc.
Author – All You Need to Know About the Music Business
avatar for Mike Reid

Mike Reid

“I Can’t Make You Love Me,” “Stranger in My House,” "To Be...
avatar for Santigold


Songwriter, Artist
"L.E.S. Artistes," "Creator," "Disparate Youth," Santogold
avatar for Jesse Shatkin

Jesse Shatkin

Songwriter, Producer
“Chandelier,” "Take You High," "Invincible"
avatar for Valerie Simpson

Valerie Simpson

Songwriter, Producer, Artist
"Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "I'm Every Woman," "Solid"
avatar for Sevyn Streeter

Sevyn Streeter

Songwriter, Artist
"It Won't Stop," "Yeah 3X," "New Day," "The Way"
avatar for Nick Thorburn (Islands)

Nick Thorburn (Islands)

Songwriter, Composer, Artist
"I Was Born (A Unicorn)," "Don't Call Me Whitney, Bobby" Podcast:...
avatar for Deryck Whibley (Sum 41)

Deryck Whibley (Sum 41)

Songwriter, Artist
"Fat Lip," All Killer No Filler
avatar for Paul Williams

Paul Williams

Songwriter, Actor, Author / President & Chairman – ASCAP
“Evergreen,” “Rainy Days and Mondays,” “We’ve Only Just...
avatar for Bill Withers

Bill Withers

Songwriter, Artist
"Lean On Me," "Ain't No Sunshine," "Just the Two of Us," "Lovely Day"


avatar for Bleu


Songwriter, Producer
"In Real Life," "I Won't Apologize," “That’s Just the Way We...


Rapper, Songwriter
"Main Chick," "Fumble," "Murder Bizness," "Big Daddy"
avatar for In-Q


Songwriter, Poet
"Love You Like A Love Song," “The World is Ours,” "Ticking Bomb,"...
avatar for MICK


DJ, Remixer
avatar for PJ


Songwriter, Artist
“I Don’t Know," “True Colors,” “Not For Long,” "Ride Out"
avatar for Ken Abdo, Esq.

Ken Abdo, Esq.

Lommen Abdo Law Firm
Attorney, Partner
avatar for Marcie Allen

Marcie Allen

MAC Presents

Chuck Ansel

Universal Publishing Production Music
VP, Operations
avatar for Rachel Assil

Rachel Assil

Songwriter, Producer
"Whoever We Are," "Disappear," "Just A Little More"
avatar for Shawn Barron

Shawn Barron

Atlantic Records
VP, Urban A&R
avatar for Dave Bassett

Dave Bassett

Songwriter, Producer
“Love Bites (So Do I),” “Second Chance,” Amaryllis
avatar for Alexia Baum

Alexia Baum

Universal Pictures
Director, Music Publishing
avatar for Marc Beeson

Marc Beeson

"When She Cries," “We Are Tonight," "Lie With Me," "Send 'Em On...

Christine Belden

Nettwerk Music Group
Film & TV Partnerships and Rights
avatar for Richard Bellis

Richard Bellis

Composer, Songwriter, Author
TV: IT, Doublecrossed
avatar for Whitney-Gayle Benta

Whitney-Gayle Benta

SVP, Music & Talent

Amanda Berman

Sony/ATV Music Publishing
avatar for Josh Berman

Josh Berman

Loma Vista Recordings
Label Manager
avatar for Steve Berman

Steve Berman

Interscope Geffen A&M
Vice Chairman
avatar for William Berrol, Esq.

William Berrol, Esq.

William Berrol Attorney At Law
avatar for Ryan Born

Ryan Born

avatar for Jeff Brabec

Jeff Brabec

BMG Chrysalis
VP, Business Affairs
avatar for Kevin Breuner

Kevin Breuner

CD Baby
VP, Marketing
avatar for Ron Broitman

Ron Broitman

Warner/Chappell Music
EVP, Head of Synchronization
avatar for Dede Burns

Dede Burns

VP, Membership & Strategic Services
avatar for Rebecca Calejo

Rebecca Calejo

Section 101
Sr. Director, Client Services
avatar for Robert Celestin, Esq.

Robert Celestin, Esq.

The Law Offices of Robert A. Celestin
avatar for Allison Wright Clark

Allison Wright Clark

Music Supervisor
avatar for Maurette Brown Clark

Maurette Brown Clark

Songwriter, Artist
avatar for Scotty Coats

Scotty Coats

Innovative Leisure
Head of Sales & Marketing
avatar for Dave Cool

Dave Cool

Director, Artist Relations
avatar for Steve Corn

Steve Corn

Corn Music Services
avatar for Joe Cuello

Joe Cuello

Chief Creative Officer
avatar for Douglas Cuomo

Douglas Cuomo

Opera: Doubt TV: Sex & The City, Homicide: Life On The Street
avatar for Swiff D

Swiff D

Producer, Songwriter
"Studio," "Bring My Bottles," "Animal Ambition"
avatar for Mike Daly

Mike Daly

Songwriter, Producer, Artist / Hollywood Records
avatar for LaShawn Daniels

LaShawn Daniels

avatar for Lauren Danzy

Lauren Danzy

Marketing Manager, Communications & Marketing
avatar for Mandi Davis

Mandi Davis

Moir Borman Entertainment / MDM
Artist Manager
avatar for Tom DeSavia

Tom DeSavia

SONGS Music Publishing
Head of Creative Services
avatar for Debby Dill

Debby Dill

Music Publishing Consultant
avatar for Michael Eames

Michael Eames

PEN Music Group
President & Co-Founder
avatar for Marc Emert-Hutner

Marc Emert-Hutner

VP, Pop/Rock, Creative Services
avatar for Melissa Emert-Hutner

Melissa Emert-Hutner

Nettwerk Music Group
Director, Publishing, US Operations
avatar for Cheryl B. Engelhardt

Cheryl B. Engelhardt

Composer, Songwriter, Branding Strategist
avatar for John Feldmann

John Feldmann

Songwriter, Producer, Artist (Goldfinger)
"The Ballad of Mona Lisa," "Everything I Didn't Say," Future Hearts,...
avatar for Rob Filomena

Rob Filomena

CD Baby
Director, Music Publishing
avatar for Colleen Fitzpatrick

Colleen Fitzpatrick

VP, Music
avatar for Chris Foitle

Chris Foitle

Fearless Records
avatar for Ann Frank

Ann Frank

The Recording Academy (The GRAMMY Awards)
Sr. Manager, National Membership
avatar for Janice Gaines

Janice Gaines

Songwriter, Artist
avatar for Delaney Gibson

Delaney Gibson

Songwriter, Artist
avatar for Daniel Gill

Daniel Gill

Force Field PR
Founder, Publicist
avatar for Jennifer Goicoechea

Jennifer Goicoechea

Associate Director, Rhythm & Soul, Creative Services

Shani Gonzales

BMG Music Publishing
VP, Creative
avatar for Jeff Gray

Jeff Gray

Music Supervisor, Music Clearance
avatar for Justin Gray

Justin Gray

Songwriter, Producer
“Diez Mil Maneras,” "Wake Up Beautiful," "8"
avatar for Erica Grayson

Erica Grayson

President & COO
avatar for Geoffrey Grotz

Geoffrey Grotz

Co-Founder & CEO
avatar for Alex Grout

Alex Grout

Senior Director & Counsel, Business & Legal Affairs
avatar for Tina Guo

Tina Guo

Composer, Cellist

Zach Gurka

Ground Up Management
Artist Manager
avatar for Jared Gutstadt

Jared Gutstadt

Jingle Punks; Composer
CEO; TV: Pawn Stars, The Voice, The Taste, Fashion Stars
avatar for Fransisca Hall

Fransisca Hall

"Only The Lonely," “Ooh La La” (for The Smurfs 2), "Until It...
avatar for Andrew Hampp

Andrew Hampp

Senior Correspondent
avatar for Derrick Hardy

Derrick Hardy

Motown Records
A&R Scout

Darin Harmon

Bill Silva Management
Artist Manager
avatar for Mir Harris

Mir Harris

Associate Director, Rhythm & Soul, Creative Services
avatar for Daniel Heath

Daniel Heath

Composer, Songwriter
TV Shows: Top Chef, Real Housewives (Orange County and NYC);...
avatar for Cathy Heller

Cathy Heller

Catch the Moon Music; Songwriter, Artist
President & Owner
avatar for Ari Herstand

Ari Herstand

Songwriter, Artist, Actor, Journalist
avatar for Joel C. High

Joel C. High

Creative Control
Music Supervisor
avatar for Buffy Hubelbank

Buffy Hubelbank

Red Bull Records
Creative Director, Publishing
avatar for Rachel Jacobson

Rachel Jacobson

SONGS Music Publishing
Creative Licensing
avatar for Ian James

Ian James

Mushroom Music Publishing
Managing Director
avatar for Brandon Jay

Brandon Jay

TV: Orange is the New Black, Weeds
avatar for Grace Jones

Grace Jones

Grandstand Media & Management
Senior Publicist
avatar for Jonathan Jones

Jonathan Jones

Director, Rhythm & Soul, Creative Services
avatar for Matthew Kajcienski

Matthew Kajcienski

TV: Good Morning America, 20/20, This Week with George Stephanopoulos
avatar for Seth Kallen

Seth Kallen

This Fiction Management
Artist Manager
avatar for Jessica Kausen

Jessica Kausen

Events & Music Manager
avatar for Paul Kersh

Paul Kersh

Vans Warped Tour
Head of Marketing And Strategy
avatar for Ben Kihnel

Ben Kihnel

Director, Business Development
avatar for Mark Kasprzyk (Redlight King)

Mark Kasprzyk (Redlight King)

Songwriter, Artist
"Bullet In My Hand," "Redemption," "Comeback," "Born To Rise"
avatar for Brandon Kitchen

Brandon Kitchen

Disney Music Group
Director, A&R
avatar for Lundon Knighten

Lundon Knighten

“Lemme See,” "I Choose You, " "Legendary," "Can't Breathe"
avatar for Jennifer Knoepfle

Jennifer Knoepfle

Sony/ATV Music Publishing
avatar for William Larsen

William Larsen

Songwriter, Producer
"Am I Wrong," "City Lights," "One Song"
avatar for Kirby Lauryen

Kirby Lauryen

"FourFiveSeconds," "Only One," "Crazy"
avatar for Latoya Lee

Latoya Lee

Warner Music Group
Director, Worldwide Urban A&R
avatar for Jeff Levin

Jeff Levin

Atlantic Records
Sr. Director, A&R
avatar for Ryan Levine

Ryan Levine

Songwriter, Artist
avatar for JR Lindsey

JR Lindsey

Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment
Sr. Director, A&R
avatar for Peter Lloyd

Peter Lloyd

Disney Music Publishing/Hollywood Records
Director, Publishing and A&R
avatar for Kevin Lyman

Kevin Lyman

4Fini, Inc./Warped Tour
avatar for Audra Mae

Audra Mae

Songwriter, Artist
"Little Red Wagon," "Good News," "Who I Was Born to Be"
avatar for Tim Maginnis

Tim Maginnis

Associate Director, Pop/Rock, Creative Services
avatar for Steve Markland

Steve Markland

Downtown Music Publishing
avatar for Dani Markman

Dani Markman

Disney Music Group
Director, A&R
avatar for Craig Marks

Craig Marks

TV: Intervention, Next Iron Chef: Redemption, Iron Chef America, Full...
avatar for Michael Martin

Michael Martin

Senior Creative Director, Nashville, Creative Services
avatar for Beth Matthews

Beth Matthews

Chief Executive Officer
avatar for William McDowell

William McDowell

Songwriter, Artist
avatar for Garrett McElver

Garrett McElver

Assistant Music Coordinator
avatar for Ty McKery

Ty McKery

Spirit Music Group
Head of Urban A&R
avatar for Jonathan McReynolds

Jonathan McReynolds

Songwriter, Artist
avatar for Yvette Metoyer

Yvette Metoyer

Music Coordinator
avatar for Daniel Miller

Daniel Miller

Red Light Management/Fusion Music
Artist Manager (Lady Antebellum)
avatar for Gary Miller

Gary Miller

Universal Music Publishing Group
VP, Film & TV Music, Creative
avatar for Victoria Monet

Victoria Monet

Songwriter, Artist
"We the People," "Made in China," "For the Thrill"
avatar for Anton Monsted

Anton Monsted

Music Supervisor
Film: The Great Gatsby, Moulin Rouge!, Australia
avatar for Loretta Munoz

Loretta Munoz

AVP, Pop/Rock Creative and Special Projects
avatar for Ralph Murphy

Ralph Murphy

Songwriter, Author, ASCAP Consultant
avatar for Steve Nalbert

Steve Nalbert

Round Hill Music
Director, Creative Licensing
avatar for Roger Neill

Roger Neill

TV: King of the Hill, Mozart in the Jungle Video Game: Assassins...
avatar for Faith Newman

Faith Newman

Reservoir Media Management
SVP, Creative & Business Development
avatar for Joey Newman

Joey Newman

TV: The Middle, The Mysteries Of Laura, Little People, Big World
avatar for Moya Nkruma

Moya Nkruma

Associate Director, Rhythm & Soul, Creative Services
avatar for Rachel Noelle

Rachel Noelle

Hits & History Entertainment
avatar for Brendan Okrent

Brendan Okrent

New Au Courant Music
Owner, Music Publisher/Consultant
avatar for Monti Olson

Monti Olson

Global Entertainment
EVP & Managing Director, Worldwide Music Publishing
avatar for S1 (Symbolyc One)

S1 (Symbolyc One)

“Power,” “Best Thing I Ever Had," "Murder to Excellence,” "My...
avatar for Ben Patterson

Ben Patterson

avatar for Shawn Patterson

Shawn Patterson

Composer, Songwriter
TV: Robot Chicken Film: “Everything Is Awesome” (The Lego Movie)
avatar for Rachel Perkins

Rachel Perkins

Associate Director, Film & TV, Creative Services
avatar for Erik Philbrook

Erik Philbrook

Marketing & Communications
avatar for Eric Polin

Eric Polin

Universal Pictures
SVP, Music Publishing
avatar for Victor Portillo

Victor Portillo

Warner/Chappell Music Publishing
avatar for Delmar Powell

Delmar Powell

Universal Republic
Director, Urban A&R
avatar for Matthew Puckett

Matthew Puckett

Songwriter, Composer, Artist
TV: “Skyline” (Theme to NY Med)
avatar for Ted Rawlins

Ted Rawlins

Relevant Theatricals LLC
Theatre Producer
avatar for Ed Reyes

Ed Reyes

Associate Director, Pop/Rock, Creative Services
avatar for Joncier Rienecker

Joncier Rienecker

Associate Director, Rhythm & Soul, Creative Services
avatar for Brandra Ringo

Brandra Ringo

Universal Music Publishing Group
avatar for Julia Riva

Julia Riva

Harry Warren Entertainment/Red Queen Music
avatar for Andrew Robbins

Andrew Robbins

ole-MusicBox, LLC
Director, Film/TV Music
avatar for George Rogerson

George Rogerson

Bandsintown Group
EVP, Business Development
avatar for Beth Amy Rosenblatt

Beth Amy Rosenblatt

Music Supervisor
avatar for Etan Rosenbloom

Etan Rosenbloom

Associate Director, Marketing & Communications;
avatar for Elvin Ross

Elvin Ross

TV: For Better or Worse, Love Thy Neighbor Film: Diary of a Mad Black...
avatar for Lindsay Rush

Lindsay Rush

The Judy Stakee Company; Songwriter
Creative Director
avatar for Jonathan Sadoff

Jonathan Sadoff

Composer, Producer, Songwriter
Film: Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Beautiful Creatures...
avatar for Rebecca Sahim

Rebecca Sahim

Pulse Music Publishing
Director, A&R
avatar for Harmony Samuels

Harmony Samuels

Producer, Songwriter
"Enough of No Love," "Say It with Me,” “Oh My Love,” "The Way"
avatar for Chris Saranec

Chris Saranec

Film Music Consultant; Vocalist
avatar for Eddie Schwartz

Eddie Schwartz

Songwriter, Producer, Artist
"Does a Fool Ever Learn," "All Our Tomorrows," "The Doctor," "Hit Me...
avatar for Mara Schwartz

Mara Schwartz

Superior Music Publishing
President & Founder

Tavi Shabestari

Pulse Music Publishing
Sr. Director, A&R

Shari Shanker

Imagem Music
Director, A&R
avatar for Peter Shurkin

Peter Shurkin

Selectracks/BMG Chrysalis
VP, Creative & Business Development
avatar for Amrit Singh

Amrit Singh

Revolt TV
Host / Music & Culture Editor
avatar for Mike Sistad

Mike Sistad

Senior Creative Director, Nashville, Creative Services
avatar for Jay Sloan

Jay Sloan

Angry Mob Music
Sr. Director, A&R
avatar for Nigel Sparkes

Nigel Sparkes

Sparkes Entertainment Group
Artist Manager
avatar for Russell Spurlock

Russell Spurlock

TV: Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, King of the Nerds, Bet On Your...
avatar for Ryan Svendsen

Ryan Svendsen

Senior Coordinator, Film Music
avatar for John Titta

John Titta

EVP, Membership
avatar for Cia Toscanini

Cia Toscanini

VP, Concert Music, Creative Services
avatar for Kasey Truman

Kasey Truman

Chop Shop Music
Music Supervisor
avatar for Luney Tunez

Luney Tunez

"Loveeeeeee Song" "Don't Shoot," "Go Harder"
avatar for Jeff Vaughn

Jeff Vaughn

Artist Publishing Group / Artist Partners (WMG)
Sr. Director, A&R
avatar for Carla Wallace

Carla Wallace

Big Yellow Dog Music
Co-Owner & GM
avatar for Daniel Walvick, Esq.

Daniel Walvick, Esq.

Counsel LLP
Associate, Attorney
avatar for Sarah Webster

Sarah Webster

Music Supervisor
Film: Pitch Perfect, Pitch Perfect 2 TV: Endgame, Cedar Cove
avatar for Jonathan Weiss

Jonathan Weiss

Music Supervisor
Keeping Up With The Kardashians, The Challenge, Kourtney & Kim Take...
avatar for Sean Welch

Sean Welch

The IM Group
Business Manager & Founding Partner
avatar for Debbie White

Debbie White

Loeb & Loeb LLP
Attorney, Partner
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