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contents

January

Cover Stories

Kid Rock

As he prepares to embark on a winter 2013 tour in support

of his latest album, Rebel Soul, crossover king Kid

Rock gives a candid no-holds-barred interview about how

he manages his career (including his decision to finally

make his music available on iTunes), his no-frills production

style and the possibility of launching his own label.

2013 • Vol. 37 • No. 01

44. Industry Profile:

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By Gary Graff

Cover Photo and Inside Image By: Eric Ogden

Label Scouts: What They’ll Sign in 2013

What kind of acts do labels expect to sign this year? Will specific genres

be more signable than others? Are there new clauses in standard contracts?

This exclusive article gives readers a peek into the minds of talent

scouts, reveals each rep’s work process and

what artists can do to get a deal.

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Compiled By Denise Coso

By Bernard Baur

Directory of Music Attorneys

Artists must rely on an informed attorney to make smart career choices. Using

MC’s exclusive, updated directory, anyone can find and engage

the best legal representation in the industry.

40

Directory of A&R Reps

To kick off the new year right, MC delivers information that every careerminded

musician needs—an updated and expanded list of major and

indie-label talent-scouts.

Find out how Casio is helping artists

and songwriters boost their careers.

By Brett Bush

Departments

08. Close Up

09. Assignments

10. New Toys

14. Book Store

16. Up Close

18. Studio Mix

23. Business Affairs

26. Signing Stories

28. Song Biz

32. Film/TV/Theater

34. Mixed Notes

Reviews

48. CD Reviews

50. New Music Critiques

52. Live Reviews

Compiled By Denise Coso

20. Engineer Crosstalk: Matt Serletic...........................................................By Rob Putnam

22. Exec Profile: Debbie Cavalier, Berkleemusic.........................................By Andy Kaufmann

30. Songwriter Profile: Dustin Welch............................................................By Dan Kimpel

46. Career Connection: Epic Proportions...................................................By Andy Mesecher

78. Tip Jar: Think You’re Getting Ripped Off By The Venue?..........................By David Barber

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NEW TOYS

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CLOSE-UP

Krysti O'Rourke

By Jonathan Widran

In 2010, the last time MC profiled Long Island-based Five Towns

College—renowned for its commitment to educating entertainment

professionals in the worlds of music, media, business, teaching and

performing arts—the focus was on the school’s much heralded Music

Business program.

The program was developed by Professor Susan Gaide close to 30

years ago and expanded into a four-year program under the college’s VP

Marin Cohen in 1990. Due to the evolving industry business models during

this digital age, there has been a concentrated effort in recent years

to include more studies on digital media, technological advances and the

importance of entrepreneurship.

Because of the challenging economic conditions in the music industry

and US in general over the past few years, it makes sense for the focus

to be on the powerful tools that FTC students of all disciplines have at

their disposal via the Office of Career Services, helmed by Director

Krysti O’Rourke.

As the bridge between students and companies in the industries they

seek to work in after graduation, the department’s goal is to provide a

variety of experiential opportunities to enhance academic experience

and prepare students for the workforce. These experiences include professional

seminars, cooperative education, off campus jobs, networking

opportunities, career counseling and career education.

The Five Towns College Office of Career Services is staffed by

knowledgeable personnel who strive to achieve the following goals: to

enhance student awareness, preparation and appreciation of career

activities and related work opportunities; to assist students in obtaining

employment; to develop experiential opportunities that are linked to the

student’s career objectives, like internships; to develop and maintain

contacts with individuals and organizations in the private, non-profit and

public sectors that facilitate learning opportunities; and to establish and

maintain databases and materials that facilitate the matching of student

with these opportunities.

O’Rourke places special emphasis on the value of internships, which

the music business, audio engineering, and mass communications

programs (broadcasting and journalism) list as requirements and which

film and video students can do for their elective credits. As part of her

job, she teaches two courses on internships (Internship 1 and 2), which

cover such topics as professionalism, assessment, creating resumes

and cover letters, interviewing skills, etc.

“Our office is proud of the efforts we place on individualized assistance,”

she says. “Major and independent companies contact us with a

lot of their internships and paying jobs because they know we’re a small

school (1,000 enrolled at any given time) focused on music and the arts.

Our music business program is also one of the larger ones in the country.

We also do workshops for the employers we deal with. There’s a huge

balance between representing Five Towns College and making contacts

and maintaining relationships with employers on behalf of students.

“The best advertising,” O’Rourke adds, “is a great student who does

well in their internship and inspires these companies to come back to

us for new talent. We have also continued to expand our annual career

fair to include more top industry employers. Our Career Services and

Student Activities collaborate to offer a unique, award-winning Lunch

& Lecture Series. We invite professionals from across the spectrum to

come to speak to our students in an environment that is both professional

and casual. While the luncheon features longtime professionals,

we also have a very successful Alumni Series Panel that we do with

former students who graduated more recently and who are doing well on

their chosen career path.”

While most of the students who attend Five Towns College are from

the NY-NJ-CT tri-state area, others enroll from as far west as California

and as far away as Korea and Italy.

Contact Five Towns College, 631-424-7000

8 January 2013 www.musicconnection.com


ASSIGNMENTS

Douglas E. Nestler

VP of Sales

Marshall USA

Douglas E. Nestler has joined US

Music Corp as Vice President of

Sales for Marshall USA. Nestler is an

industry veteran whose 32-year career

has been spent primarily in musical

instrument sales, most recently in senior

management roles at Korg USA and

Ultimate Support Systems. US Music

Corp, located in Buffalo Grove, IL, is an international musical instrument

company that manufactures and distributes products worldwide under the

Washburn, Parker, Randall, and Oscar Schmidt brand names, as well as

being the exclusive distributor for Marshall, Eden, Natal, Hagstrom and

Warwick. US Music is a subsidiary of Jam Industries, Ltd. For further

information, contact public.relations@usmusiccorp.com.

Ray Yee

Assistant VP, Film/TV Relations

Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI)

BMI has promoted Ray Yee to Assistant

Vice President, Film/TV Relations. Yee

previously served as Executive Director,

Film/TV Relations. In his expanded

position at the performing rights organization,

Yee will continue to affiliate

composers and music publishers with

BMI as well as provide service to BMI’s

existing composers, songwriters and music publishers. He works closely

with music supervisors, agents and other members of the US film, television

and gaming industries to scout and deliver opportunities for BMI’s

affiliates. Yee also plays a vital role producing BMI’s annual “Conducting

for the Film Composer” workshop, as well as various other outreach programs.

Contact jwalker@bmi.com.

Val Gilbert

Live Product Specialist

Waves Audio

Waves Audio, a provider of audio DSP

solutions for professional, broadcast

and consumer electronics audio markets,

has appointed UK-based audio

engineer Val Gilbert as Waves Live

Product Specialist. In his new capacity,

Gilbert will communicate with other

live sound engineers across the UK,

sharing his vast knowledge of Waves plugins, the SoundGrid system

and typical workflows in the live sound arena. As the industry continues

its transition to digital, he will draw upon his real-world experiences and

impart his expertise on the Waves customer base and live sound community.

For further information on Val Gilbert and his role with Waves Audio,

contact info@clynemedia.com.

Patrick Foucher

Chief Information Officer

PreSonus

PreSonus has named Patrick Foucher

to the newly created post of Chief

Information Officer. In his new position,

Faucher will oversee the streamlining

and unification of the company’s

communications infrastructure, focusing

on end-user experience across the entire

suite of PreSonus hardware, software

and online solutions, as well as internal data and communication platforms.

Faucher was previously the CEO and co-founder of Nimbit (now a part of

the PreSonus family), where he was instrumental in creating the music

industry’s most powerful direct-to-fan platform for musicians. Contact

soppenheimer@presonus.com.

Joe Riccitelli

Executive VP/GM

RCA Records

Joe Riccitelli has been named Executive

Vice President/GM for RCA Records.

He was previously Executive Vice

President, Promotion, RCA Records.

Riccitelli will continue to spearhead all

aspects of Pop Promotion for the label

and additionally will now oversee the

Music Licensing and Brand Partnership

departments. Riccitelli began his career at Polygram Records in 1985. He

held the position of SVP, Promotion, Island Label Group from 1995-1999.

He then joined Jive Records in 1999 as Sr. VP, Promotion. Riccitelli held

that position until 2007 when he was named Executive VP of Promotion.

In 2011, he was appointed Executive VP, Promotion, RCA Records, which

was then newly relaunched. Contact mika.elbaz@rcarecords.com

Lori McCallian

CEO

Dean Markley

Dean Markley has announced the appointment

of Lori McCallian as Chief

Executive Officer of both Dean Markley

USA and Ultrasound Amplifiers. The

new role is effective immediately.

McCallian will be actively involved in the

various strategic, financial and operational

components of the company.

Initially, she will spend additional time on branding projects, evaluating

operational efficiencies, building the Dean Markley team, and getting

to know the customers, artists, dealers and distributors. Prior to joining

Dean Markley, her career was spent in the insurance and financial services

industries. For further information on this appointment, contact Josh

Vittek, josh@vittekpr.com.

Scott Robbins

VP of Sales

HARMAN Professional

HARMAN Professional has promoted

Scott Robbins to Executive

Vice President of Sales. Effective

immediately, Robbins assumes worldwide

responsibility for sales operations

including management of HARMAN’s

regional sales programs, its target

market sales programs and all technical

service and support. Robbins is a 12-year veteran of HARMAN, having

been with Crown International when it was acquired by HARMAN in 2000.

Prior to his appointment as Vice President of Sales, he was Senior Director

of Worldwide Sales, previously holding a range of senior sales roles with

HARMAN Professional and Crown Audio. For further information on this

appointment, contact kieran.mcgee@definitionbam.com.

Keith Naftaly

Executive VP, Head of A&R

RCA Records

Keith Naftaly has been promoted to

Executive Vice President, Head of

A&R, RCA Records. Naftaly previously

held the title of Senior Vice President,

A&R, RCA/JIVE Label Group. In this

expanded role, Naftaly will oversee the

pop and pop/urban A&R staff and will be

integrally involved in all RCA releases.

In addition, he will continue to handle A&R for specific artists on the label’s

roster including Kelly Clarkson, Christina Aguilera, Sterling Simms, Elle

King, Imogen Heap, Hot Chelle Rae, among many others. Naftaly has been

with the RCA/JIVE Label Group since 2009. Contact meghan.kehoe@

rcarecords.com for more info.

January 2013 www.musicconnection.com 9


NEW TOYS

AKG D12 VR Dynamic Microphone

During the 1950s and ‘60s, the original AKG D12

was a popular announcer’s mic for radio and later television

broadcast studios all over the world—almost

a standard. So it was probably a fortuitous accident

that a recording engineer first tried it on a

kick drum.

AKG’s newly designed D12 VR large-diaphragm

cardioid microphone is intended specifically

for kick drum recording. It is unique; it has

three alternative operating modes (sounds) by

way of a switchable active analog filter built into the

microphone’s body. In standard dynamic microphone mode

(without phantom powering) the original output transformer

from the AKG 414 condenser microphone is in circuit and the

electronics are bypassed and do not affect the sound or the

mic’s operation. This is the best example of a vintage AKG

D12 dynamic microphone and the mic’s thin, low mass diaphragm

does a good job of capturing the loud transient, attack of

the pedal beater hitting any kick drum.

With phantom power on, having three other built-in response curves

instantly makes the process of getting just the right bass drum sound faster,

with less additional signal processing and with a lot less hassle. Four

different sounds open up the mic’s use for many more applications—I’ve

already gotten great results up close to bass guitar amps, toms and loud

singers/rappers. The mic is rugged and I like the three, lighted filter switch

positions (red, green, blue) my assistant switches through while I listen

and enjoy in the control room.

I’m getting back into using dynamic microphones more and more nowadays—especially

around super loud sources and the AKG D12 VR greatly

expands the range of possible by way one of the best new mircophone

ideas I’ve seen in a long time. The AKG D12 VR sells for $499 MSRP.

For more information about AKG, visit http://akg.com.

Sony Creative SpectraLayers Pro

SpectraLayers Pro is an audio editing software system that operates

directly on the waveform spectra using a large palette of graphic/

image-style editing tools familiar to anyone who has used Adobe

Photoshop. Separating components of a mixed stereo audio track (such

as a finished

music CD mix)

into any number

of separate layers

for independent

processing, mixing

and then

reintegration, it is

now possible to

achieve results

impossible with

any other DAW

system.

SpectraLayers

Pro displays

recorded stereo

audio files by representing them in three dimensions: time expiry horizontally

on the X-axis, frequency range vertically on the Y-axis and level,

relative to other frequencies occurring at the same time is represented

by brightness. Harmonic-rich and complex stereo music is easily seen

as a vivid and colorful image instantly.

Super precise audio restoration using SpectraLayers Pro editing

allows the removal of unwanted noises, leaving the desired audio unaffected.

You can separate music and dialog (or vocal performances) into

individual component layers and repurpose the dialog or use only the

music. All manner of processing is possible such as performing pitch

correction or remixing the levels of the separated layers is possible as if

using Photoshop to adjust the opacity or color balance of various layers

of a high resolution image collage.

SpectraLayers has many intelligent tools to help you extract audio into

layers by selecting an area, frequency range and/or by a user-defined

harmonic series. The modification tools allow you to: amplify, clone or

erase parts or all of edited sections of any layer including the original

source layer.

SpectraLayers Pro is for audio restoration, mastering, remixing/sound

design, analysis and audio forensics tasks and is 32-bit 96kHz capable.

In addition, it provides seamless file transfer to Sound Forge Pro and

other audio editing programs such as Pro Tools.

For MAC and PCs, SpectraLayers Pro is $399. Download it at http://

sonycreativesoftware.com.

—BARRY RUDOLPH barry@barryrudolph.com

Etymotic Music•PRO Electronic Earplugs

The new MP-9-15 Etymotic Electronic Earplugs are like a “volume

control for the world” for musicians, stage hands, music instructors—any

one who uses their ears and wants to protect them when working in loud

sound environments. The MP-9-15 electronic earplugs reduce sound level

by as much as 15dB SPL without greatly altering frequency balance like

regular earplugs. The MPs provide a way to have natural hearing until

sound exceeds safe levels. Called wide-dynamic-range adaptive

compression, their operation is automatic

with nothing for the wearer to do but insert them

in their ears and enjoy the concert.

Each of the MP-9-15 earplugs uses

a balanced armature driver (miniature

speaker similar to in-ear monitors), a

sensitive microphone and Etymotic’s

proprietary K•AMP® signal processing to

automatically and quickly change the sound

level delivered to your ears.

In the 15dB mode, the MP’s pass sound like an

open ear until the external sound level crosses the

70dB SPL threshold and they begin a gradual reduction

until it reaches 100dB. Also handled are any loud and sudden

impact noises such as cymbal crashes that occur at any time.

The 9dB mode boost all sound up to 85dB SPL but, starting at 70dB, the

dynamic attenuation curve and overall operation is the same except 9dB

less reduction overall.

I received a pair for review and immediately liked that they do not

require custom ear molds and come with a complete assortment of reusable

foam, Glider, and three-flange ear tips, a cleaning kit, extra batteries

and complete instructions.

With MPs properly inserted and set to the 15dB position, it was amazing!

A 100dB + SPL mix in my studio sounded great—full stereo with

good stereo imaging and frequency balance—my speakers were throbbing

loud but with the MP-9-15s inserted it was just a loud playback!

Amazing to me was when I stopped playback I could hear the traffic

noise from the street “fade up” into my ears and if people were talking, I

would have been able to converse in a normal voice. 9dB mode works the

same except everything is louder and better for musicians or older people

with a threshold shift in their hearing.

Now part of my kit in the recording studio for adjusting/changing microphones

around loud drum kits or guitar amps while the musicians continue

to play, Etymotic Music•Pro Electronic Earplugs sell for $399 MSRP.

Check out http://etymotic.com or call 888-389-6684.

Drum Workshop Collector’s Series

Aluminum Snare Drum

The Drum Workshop Collector’s Series® thin-shell snare drums add

two new aluminum drums to its existing line made popular with the

black-nickel over brass, titanium and stainless steel thin shell snare

drums. Both the 5.5x14-inch and 6.5x14-inch aluminum drums feature a

thin, 1-mm rolled shell and is said to have a warmer sound than a brass

drum, but with just enough metallic sound to cut well.

The thin aluminum shell is finished with a matte gray powder coat and

has rolled bearing edges and snare beds. You get DW’s Custom Shop

treatment with chrome hardware, a MAG throw-off system with 3P

(3 position) butt-plate, True Tone snare wires, True Pitch stainless

steel tension rods, 3-mm steel True Hoops and DW Heads by Remo®

USA.

Retail price for the 5.5x14-inch is $661.99 and the 6.5x14-inch goes

for $692.99. I can’t wait to record one of these in the studio. Visit http://

dwdrums.com.

10 January 2013 www.musicconnection.com


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NEW TOYS

Sony DWZ Series Wireless

The Sony DWZ Series of wireless microphone systems all use 24-bit

linear PCM digital audio transmitted over the 2.4GHz band and come in

four different paired, transmitter and receiver packages: the DWZ-B30GB

Guitar Set, DWZ-M50 Vocal Set, the DWZ-M70 Vocal/Speech Set, and

the DWZ-B70HL Headset and Lavaliere Set. Especially notable for a wireless

system at this price point is that both the DWZ-M70 and DWZ-B70HL

packages have advanced digital signal processing to minimize audio feedback

and 128-bit AES data encryption for secure audio transmission.

Ideal and totally flexible for modest installed sound applications, houses

of worship, corporate board rooms or night club stages, the DWZ systems

have two methods for 2.4GHz frequency selection and the rack-mountable

receivers (shown) have an integrated color LCD plus a built-in digital

program EQ. The receivers connect easily using either balanced and

unbalanced audio outputs and the handheld mics support both Sony’s or

any third-party’s interchangeable mic capsule.

The DWZ-M50 Vocal Set includes an interchangeable cardioid dynamic

microphone capsule for its handheld transmitter and a half-rack size

receiver while the DWZ-GB30 Guitar Set goes with a body pack transmitter

with guitar cable tone control and compact size receiver powered by

an AC adapter, 9V battery or external DC.

The DWZ-M70 Vocal/Speech Set includes an interchangeable cardioid

dynamic microphone capsule for its handheld transmitter and half-rack

size receiver and the DWZ-B70HL Headset and Lavaliere Set uses either

a cardioid condenser headset microphone or uni-directional condenser

lavaliere mic, body pack transmitter and receiver with advanced DSP

functions. Check out http://sony.com/proaudio.

PMC twotwo Series Powered

Reference Monitors

Professional Monitor Company (PMC) has

two new handcrafted, 2-way powered

reference studio monitors called the

twotwo.5 and the scaled-up model,

the twotwo.6 with the twotwo.8 version

coming soon.

The set of pre-production

twotwo.6s sent to me for evaluation

have a 6.5-inch LF driver, measure

(H 406 X W 194 X D 364mm), and a

useable frequency range of 40Hz to 25kHz.

PMC’s Advanced Transmission Line, an

internal labyrinth within the cabinet, is used to load

the bass driver and extend the low frequency response

of this compact monitor.

Both the twotwo.5’s and .6’s use the same 27-mm soft-dome

HF driver, the same pair of Class-D power amps—150-watt LF and

50-watt HF, and both accept either balanced or unbalanced analog audio

input by way of the rear panel XLR and RCA jacks.

These monitors also accept digital audio input via a rear panel AES3

XLR connector and use their own onboard DSP for automatic sample rate

conversion of all incoming digital audio to 24-bit/96kHz, internal A/D-D/A,

user-equalization, crossover options and driver protection. With digital

audio operation, two RJ45 connectors on the rear panel convey volume

data and digital audio over standard CAT-5 cables to any number of PMC

monitors daisy chained together.

I’m very impressed but still experimenting with their setup in my small

room. The built-in DSP works well to shape the monitors’ frequency balance

to sound their best considering my small room’s inherent room mode

issues along with my own monitoring preferences. They are an honest

pair of monitors that make me work harder at perfecting the sound of my

mixes. I like their look and styling; their deep cabinets and narrow width

give them a diminutive look but sonically, they are far from unnoticed; they

sound huge. The PMC twotwo.6s are big winners here at my Tones 4 $

Studios.

Visit http://pmc-speakers.com for more technical details and information on

both the twotwo.5 and twotwo.6 monitors as well as the entire Professional

Monitor Company line of active and passive monitoring systems.

—BARRY RUDOLPH barry@barryrudolph.com

CAD Audio Sessions MH510 Headphones

CAD Audio offers a pair of headphones with specs that rival or exceed

that of the most expensive professional studio headphones you’d find in a

world-class recording studio. The result of a decade-long collaboration of

experience and professional audio expertise, the Sessions MH510 headphones

come with features and accessories found with studio phones starting

at $300.

You get an extra pair of velveteen ear cushions in addition to the included

leatherette set. I like that you get both straight and curly cords and both

have locking connectors to change/replace cords. Each pair comes with a

leatherette carry pouch, a screw-on 1/4-inch stereo gold-plated adapter and,

just for fun, there is a choice of black, white/red, black/chrome and black/

orange colors.

I received a pair of all black MH510 headphones and immediately

plugged them into my Aphex Systems Model 454 HeadPod studio headphone

box. The MH510s have 26-ohm impedance, 50-mm neodymium

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On the music composing side is Chord Track, a dedicated track within

the Project window that identifies the music’s harmony structure and

generates metadata about chord quality and scale. Changes in Chord

Track can change the harmonic content of both MIDI sequences as well

as audio tracks that have already been analyzed with VariAudio.

Chord Assistant comes with Cubase 7 and provides the ultimate tool

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Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer with over 30 gold and platinum RIAA

awards to his credit. He has recorded and/or mixed: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates,

Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and Robbie Nevil.

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engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. http://www.barryrudolph.com

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STUDIO MIX

SPOTIFY RELEASES “LIVE IN

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Misty, Polica, Gardens & Villa and

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in Eno’s state of the art studio,

Public Hi-Fi, in Austin, TX (when

the bands were in town for Austin

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band rolled up in their van or bus,

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“Pay attention to an artist’s live show.

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// Solange Knowles True Listening Party //

Solange Knowles and writer, producer, artist and author Devonté “Dev” Hynes

(aka Blood Orange and Lightspeed Champion) celebrated at Los Angeles, CA’s

Sonos Studio with a listening party for the new EP True. At the event, Knowles

danced to her own music, played for the crowd and shared with friends and

fans what inspired the eclectic sounds of True. Notable attendees included

Andy Samberg and Joanna Newsom, Akiva “Kiv” Schaffer, Jorma Taccone,

Kelly Rowland, BJ Panda Bear and more. Pictured at the event (l-r): Schaffer,

Samberg and Taccone (all members of the Lonely Island).

// Monks of Mellonwah Track In Vegas //

Fresh off their win at the LA Music Awards for Best New International Band,

Australian act the Monks of Mellonwah tracked their new record with producer

Keith Olsen at the Studio at the Palms, in Las Vegas, NV. The band were also one

of Music Connection’s “Top Prospects of 2012.” Pictured (l-r): members Joshua

Baissari and John de la Hoyde; engineer Rob Katz; producer Keith Olsen; engineer

Kevin Luu; and members Vikram Kaushik and Joe de la Hoyde.

David Goggin

// Corey Smith Records Junkyard Revival in Memphis //

For his ninth album, Junkyard Revival, popular touring artist Corey Smith

picked Ardent Studios in Memphis, TN, and renowned engineer John Hampton

(White Stripes, Gin Blossoms, Replacements) to capture his new tunes.

Pictured (l-r): Mike Wilson, second engineer; Antwane McMullin, drums,

percussion; Corey Smith, vocals, guitars; Lee Davis, keys; Kris Dale, bass;

Mike Hines, guitars, background vocals; and John Hampton, engineer. Visit

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// Della Mae Go Wireless With DPA //

By blending traditional bluegrass technique with modern songwriting themes,

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Dedicated to crafting exquisite American roots music in the tradition

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DPA mics for maximum mobility and to bring out the best sound from their

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STUDIO MIX

—ANDY MESECHER andym@musicconnection.com

David Goggin Tim Shahady

// Amendola Looking to Pick Froductions Artists //

Producer-engineer Matty Amendola (pictured) has been keeping busy with his

825 Records’ Studios in Brooklyn, NY. The knob twister recently completed

recording/producing music for a “Live at Lincoln Center” commercial as well

as composing a music library for MetLife. He also began producing/recording/

co-writing/playing on Jody Porter’s (Fountains Of Wayne) new solo album.

On top of production duties, Amendola is now stepping outside the box and

launching Froductions, a label-like service company for indie artists. For

contact information on all endeavors, visit http://mattyamendola.com.

// Super Home Studio Includes Blue, Vintage King,

Audio Perception, JSX Audio, more //

Blue Microphones has unveiled a $3.5 million state-of-the-art home recording

studio, designed and curated in collaboration with multi-Grammy-winning

mixer and producer Jack Joseph Puig, Vintage King, SSL, Audio Perception, JSX

Audio and several other high-end audio partners. The studio is equipped with

the complete line of microphones from Blue, vintage equipment from Vintage

King, the world’s first wraparound SSL Duality console and custom Barefoot

speakers. Not just limited to the studio, the entire house is hot-synched with

mic cable, fiber optics and digital lines so that artists can record anywhere,

including the great room, library and outdoor stage. Pictured is Season 7 Idol

contestant and Warner Bros. artist Josiah Leming trying the outdoor recording

stage above a spread of the main mixing room.

// Izzy Stradlin Cuts “Baby Rann” at Ocean Way //

Rock icon Izzy Stradlin has released “Baby Rann,” a track that was recorded

and mixed in Ocean Way’s Studio B in Los Angeles, CA. Joining Stradlin on

guitar and vocals in the studio were Rick Richards on lead guitar, J.T. Longoria

on bass, Joey Huffman on Hammond organ, and Taz Bentley on drums and

backing vocals. Longoria also served as recording engineer with Scott Moore

assisting. Pictured in session at Ocean Way are (l-r): Longoria, Bentley,

Stradlin and Huffman. “Baby Rann” is now available on iTunes.

// Senses Fail Travel to Burbank For Fifth Album //

Senses Fail are currently recording their fifth full-length album in Burbank,

CA. Guitarist Zack Roach has been chronicling the band’s experience in the

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From Collective Soul to Virgin Records CEO to Emblem Music

By Rob Putnam

Producer, Grammy winner and former CEO of Virgin Records, Matt

Serletic joined his first band when he was barely a teenager. That

outfit went on to become Collective Soul, an act he has produced.

Serletic studied music at the University of Miami and, after recording

informally with a number of acts, segued into the role of producer. He’s

since worked with a myriad of artists including Gloriana (signed to his label

Emblem Music), Santana and Joe Cocker. Mega-sellers Matchbox Twenty

The three most important things

he’s learned as a producer are:

• Listen to the song before you

judge it; to what the artist is trying

to do and to what your equipment

tells you.

• There are no rules. It’s easy to say

that you start a song with a drum

set and have this procedural construct.

That doesn’t have to be.

• Keep working. An easy way for the

world to pass you by is to get out

of the mainstream and stand on the

sidelines. One of the great things

about music is that you can make it

when you’re 80. Look at Joe Cocker

and Willie Nelson.

is another band on his label and he

has produced all of its records including

North, which was recently No. 1 on

the Billboard 200.

Before setting foot in a studio,

Serletic likes to map out a plan for a

record. “I start with the song and not

even in the studio,” he says. “I like to

understand the material [first]. And

whether I’m writing or not, I try to get

involved deeply with each song, try to

help impact the quality and understand

how there can be a unique arrangement

ahead of time so I’m not going in

blind. You have some vision for each

song and for how the whole album is

going to shape up.”

Knowing where to start a record is

one thing. Knowing when and where

to end it is quite another. “That’s something

you learn over time,” the producer

explains. “Often I’ll tear down a record and build it back up in a

rough mix. It ensures that the rhythm is appropriate. The record has to

move, it has to have a sense of motion. Sometimes an arrangement can

get over-baked if the momentum is stopped. On the other hand, there’s a

real reason to add more if the motion doesn’t continue. Sometimes what’s

delightful is that the last thing you put in ends up supplanting something

that was there earlier and you’ve got this great combination.”

Serletic foresees a significant expansion of producers’ and engineers’

roles in coming years. “It’s a challenging time to remain narrow in your

career outlook, though the skill sets are valuable,” he says. “The world

is going in a different direction. You have to be involved in more of the

creative process, whether that’s helping find or develop acts. A lot of that

is being left to the person that’s going to roll up their sleeves and work

with the artist. Traditionally, that was the record label’s role. A producer

that does artist development, marketing and even coaching helps grow

their own career.”

Emblem Music identifies likely artists by going to clubs and, of course,

by scouring the Internet. But unearthing a band that enjoys a strong online

presence by no means guarantees success. “The challenge is to have

something worthwhile behind that,” Serletic observes. “You can have big

social media numbers but you have to be able to perform live or have

something unique that’s going to catch the public’s eye and ear. Doing well

online is a great way to get discovered but you have to be able to stand

up to scrutiny after that.”

As someone that runs a record label and a production company, some

of Serletic’s upcoming projects are records that are already in release. For

example, Gloriana’s A Thousand Miles Left Behind dropped earlier this

year. But he’s working with the band to choose singles and plan videos.

He is also involved with Matchbox Twenty’s tour plans. Additionally, he’s

developing a free app called Zya that will allow users to get involved in

music making. It is expected next year.

Contact Alia Fahlborg / Nettwerk Producer Management,

323-698-1845, alia@producermgmt.com

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EXEC PROFILE

—ANDY KAUFMANN

BACKGROUND: Having graduated

from Berklee College of Music

in ‘87, Debbie Cavalier became

the prestigious school’s Dean of

Continuing Education ten years

ago. As part of the group that

founded the institution’s online

wing, the newly named CEO has

been a critical component in the

design of their digital version.

Cavalier is also a working musician,

fronting the lauded children’s

group Debbie and Friends,

one of whose songs appeared on

the 20ll Grammy winner for Best

Children’s Album.

Debbie Cavalier

VP, Online Learning and

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Address: Berklee College of Music, 1140 Boylston St.,

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“Our faculty can’t believe how much they interact with the students, how much

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I majored in music education and

taught for many years in public

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into music education and publishing.

A lot of the methods I was using and

chord arrangements I was writing I

was able to get published. I eventually

left teaching to be a full-time music

education publisher with Warner

Bros. So I went from being a music

educator to being a music education

publisher and then, in the late ‘90s,

I came back to Berklee to run Berklee

Press. A couple years into that,

I became the Dean of Continuing

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and distance education. In

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learning course through the

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leader was just part of Berklee’s

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for the college. This year alone,

we’ll teach 12,000 students from 150

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were people available, really talented

people, who are still with us

today. A lot of people didn’t believe

you could teach music online, but

we were able to prove we could. We

started with just a couple of courses

in the first year and they were wildly

successful. Now, we’ve got a catalog

of about 125 courses and we’ll be offering

online degrees in 2014.

The Teach Act:

The sky was the limit as far as what

we could do, unlike book publishing

where you can’t use copyrights

without licenses and restrictions.

Right when we launched the online

school, congress passed something

called the Teach Act, which enables

accredited, online, password protected

educational institutions to use

copyrights in the way you would in a

classroom, so we could teach music

in a way that we would in a classroom.

There were no restrictions.

A Learning Community:

Our students are primarily adult

learners between 25 and 45. They’re

passionate about music. A lot of

them dreamed of going to Berklee

and never had the opportunity. Our

faculty can’t believe how much they

interact with the students, how much

the students progress, how close

they feel to the students and the students

feel to each other. A real community

forms with these courses. It’s

a powerful, life-changing experience

for a lot of people. For the 12-week

experience, they’re working with

each other on a daily basis, critiquing

each other and many of them go on

to collaborate after the courses end.

A Technological Advantage:

We’ve built tools that make it really

nice for students. Rather than having

an instructor mic their critique

of a student, they can click a button

and record a voice over. We’ve got

a built in video tool, so right from the

learning environment you can record

yourself. We have the same “like”

features you see on Facebook, so,

if a student’s assignment has a particular

note, a teacher can highlight

it or another classmate can “like” it

and it bubbles up accordingly. The

tools are really robust. We have a

video chat environment as well, so

every week the instructor holds an

hour-long chat session.

Going Legit:

For the past 10 years we’ve been doing

continuing ed, so students pretty

much self-assess, although we have

a team of student advisors who help

students find the right course or certificate

program. We have programs

that range from three to 12 courses.

There’s currently no true application

and admission process, but when

we offer degrees in 2014 there will

be. Students will be accepted into

the program rather than just enroll.

Physical Meeting Virtual:

Up until now, [the schools have]

been very separate, in that we serve

two different audiences. On campus

is typically the 18 to 22 year old

undergraduate, full-time musician.

Only 30 percent of the students who

apply are accepted, so it’s a very

special group we bring to Boston.

The online school is typically adult

learners, professional musicians

who are trying to hone their skills or

advance career opportunities. It’s a

very different audience, but the on

campus program is leveraging a lot

of the Online efforts that we’ve developed

in a way that makes sense

for that population.

Making Things Flexible:

Our president, Roger Brown, would

like to see the effective undergraduate

students have the opportunity

to take two years of study with the

online program, from whatever

country they live in, and then those

credits would transfer in and they

could come to Boston for two years.

It would really make it more affordable.

Another thing is that a lot of our

students have opportunities, with the

potential of never coming back. Perhaps

they could study Online with us

while they’re on the road and then

continue when they’re finished. We

think of the Online school as a tool

to help the undergraduate population

in so many ways.

The Global Classroom:

We often get faculty and students

who are surprised by how [the international

nature of Online] enhances

instruction so much. You might be in

a music licensing course and everybody’s

focused on ASCAP / BMI for

performance rights organizations.

But then you have students from all

over the world talking about how it’s

handled differently with their organizations.

It adds a whole new dimension

and really makes a difference.

Every course benefits from that international

mix.

Real World Experience:

It makes a difference to our students

to know that we’re applying the

things we’re teaching to a real music

project. Whether it’s marketing or

production or songwriting, I’m learning

from our courses and faculty in

the same way our students are and

applying it to a real music project

and seeing the results. I don’t think

I’d be effective in my role without

that experience.

Learning Whatever’s Necessary:

We are branching into other areas

of study. To be a musician today,

it’s really important, for example, to

have a visual presence with your

music. My songs on YouTube get

a lot more attention than my songs

that are just on iTunes. So we have

courses we’re developing in photography

and video editing. We’re trying

to arm musicians with the skills

they need. It’s about whatever our

students need and we’re really proactive

in asking them what they want

Knowledge for Free:

There are so many resources available

Online. We have sample lessons

freely available, our YouTube

channel has hundreds of lessons.

We even have a website called

Berklee Shares, where we have free

Berklee lessons. If you go to http://

coursera.org/berklee, you’ll see the

first four free courses we’re offering.

It’s a wonderful time to be in charge

of your own career and there are

a lot of educational resources out

there, especially from Berklee, to

help support that.

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BUSINESS AFFAIRS

Music Connection’s

Business Affairs

delivers up-to-date

information about the signings

of new artists, significant

developments at major and

indie labels, as well as news

of managers and attorneys who

are active in the A&R aspect

of the music business. So

that MC can provide the most

current information possible,

please send any industry news,

buzz or rumors that need to be

verified to BBatMC@aol.com.

OPPS

• Kong Monster Rock, an Internet

radio show hosted by the infamous

Buddhaman, is seeking

rock acts. A former DJ with KROQ,

Buddhaman is jonesing for great

rock bands. He will not only play

music from up-and-coming artists,

he’ll also invite them to perform live

(acoustically) on the air. Broadcast

to over 100 countries, the show

reaches 10,000 listeners per month.

The program is part of the Radio

Domination Streaming Network

(RDSN) (http://rdsn.net) located in

Sherman Oaks, CA. Anyone interested

can contact buddhaman999@

gmail.com with information about

your act and links to your music.

Additionally a new show that is

also part of RDSN caters to metal

fans. Called Monster Metal, it is

broadcast on The Razor KXRZ and

is hosted by the “Queen of Metal”

herself, Ondrea Faillace. Andy

Freaking Ford is the Music Director.

Metal acts can go to http://rdsn.net/

kxrz for submission details.

MOTÖRHEAD FIGHT FOR THEIR FANS

• The Longe Media Conference

2013 Music Expo is currently

looking for talented musicians to

take part in showcases. The conference

is slated for the Diamond

Starr Hyatt Regency in Greenwich/

Stamford, CT in September 2013. It

promises to be packed with industry

pros and will have seminars offered

by some of the most notable superstars

and insiders in the biz, including

execs from Capital Records,

Island Def Jam and J Records. You

can get more information at http://

conference.longemagazine.com

and http://longemusicians.eventbrite

.com. The deadline for submissions

is March 2013.

• MIDEM has announced that

Mark Hoppus, co-founder of

the rock band Blink-182, will be

sharing his experience in the

“Artists Speak to Artists” sessions,

a series of conversations

between artists and the audience

that promise to be a key attraction

at MIDEM’s Direct2Fan Camp.

Other acts confirmed for the “Artists

Speak to Artists” program include

singer-songwriter Julia Nunes, an

indie sensation with over 50 million

plays on YouTube and who raised

$77,888 through crowdfunding platform

Kickstarter; and Paul Miller,

aka DJ Spooky, a multimedia artist

whose DJ app has clocked up more

than 10 million downloads.

The Direct2Fan Camp will run

throughout the four-day event.

MIDEM is a yearly event dedicated

to the music business, which takes

place at Cannes, France (the French

Riviera) from Jan. 26-29, 2013.

Please visit http://midem.com.

• For those who like contests,

check out Audiocomps. This website

has an ongoing list of music

contests for artists, bands, songwriters,

DJs, music producers and

more. You can even win some great

cash prizes. The list is constantly

updated and current. Go to http://

audiocomps.com for details.

• The Telluride Troubadour Competition

is open for submissions.

Motörhead love when fans buy their records, but not this time. A new box set,

called Complete Early Years, was released by a company that owns the rights to

the band’s early recordings and they are charging $600 for it. The band wants

to make sure fans are aware that they have no involvement in releasing such an

expensive box set. Motörhead’s iconic frontman, Lemmy, said, “Unfortunately

greed once again rears its yapping head. It really bothers me that these people

would put this out at these prices, especially in this day and age, when money

is tight. There you go again labels, trying to squeeze out every last dime from

our fans.” To get the latest, go to http://imotorhead.com.

SWEDISH GUITARIST INKS LONG-TERM DEAL

This event is a nationally recognized

competition open to anyone who

writes and performs original music

and who is not currently signed to a

major recording or publishing deal.

Contestants are judged on the quality

of composition, vocal delivery and

overall performance. Finalists are

awarded cash and prizes, as well

as critical acclaim, well-deserved

recognition, and a chance to perform

on the festival main stage.

Submissions will be accepted until

April 13, 2013. For additional information,

visit http://bluegrass.com/

telluride/contests.

LABELS • RELEASES •

SIGNINGS

• Susanna Hoffs gave a special

holiday treat to music lovers,

From Me to You, a three-song EP

of some of her favorite 1960s gems.

A “labor of love” in her words, the

EP features her interpretations of

the Jaynetts’ “Sally Go ‘Round

The Roses,” the Beatles’ “All

I’ve Got to Do” and the Zombies’

“This Will Be Our Year.” “It was

a pure pleasure to record songs

that I adore and have dreamed

of singing for years,” Hoffs says.

American Songwriter noted, “The

honey-voiced songbird delivers a

solid album with a feel-good vibe,

which sounds authentic in its union

of 1960s simplicity and 2012 sophistication

(à la Dusty Springfield

meets Adele).” To check it out, visit

http://susannahoffs.com.

• Global superstar Ke$ha has

released her sophomore album,

Warrior, through Kemosabe/RCA

Records. Executive produced by

Kemosabe Records head Dr. Luke,

the album features tracks written

by Ke$ha, as well as collaborations

with producers, writers and

Nineteen-year-old Swedish

guitar star, Sebastian

Hansson, has signed a longterm

management deal with

Another Pretty Face (APF)

Management and indie label,

Allure Records. Hansson

achieved fame in his native

Sweden with the rock

band Huntington, which

he fronted. He explains, “I

came to America to study

and become a successful

artist. And, now, I’m getting

that chance.” Hansson,

who visited Sweden for

the holidays, is returning

to the US to work on his

first CD of original songs

for release in America.

APF Manager John Elcar

says, “Some of the songs

Sebastian wrote prior to

leaving Sweden are naturals

for the American pop/

rock audience.” Contact

sebastianhansson_2@

hotmail.com for more

information.

musicians including, will.i.am, Max

Martin, Benny Blanco, Cirkut,

Bonnie McKee, Wayne Coyne,

Iggy Pop, Patrick Carney, Ben

Folds, Greg Kurstin, Kojak,

Ammo and Billboard.

Ke$ha says, “I am so excited

to finally share this record with all

of my amazing ‘Animals.’ I’ve been

working for a year on this record and

have collaborated with some of my

idols. This process has been long

and intense and I couldn’t be more

stoked.” To check it out, visit http://

keshasparty.com.

• Victory Records has announced

that the Reverend Horton Heat

has joined the Victory roster.

The Rev comments, “We are very

excited to be a Victory band. Since

we are going to get back to doing

some edgier stuff, it makes perfect

sense to be on this label.” Ready to

revive a genre that’s been watered

down, the Reverend and company

have jump started their headlining

Stewed, Screwed & Tattooed

tour that will ignite over 57 cities

across the US through 2013. You

can watch for their Victory Records

debut at http://reverendhortonheat.

com.

• Attention young girls: prepare to

lose your voices. Ryan Cabrera

is teaming with Teddy Geiger and

Tyler Hilton for a 2013 Acoustic

Series tour. The “I See Love” singersongwriter

Cabrera announced he

will be going out on tour with “For

You I Will” singer Geiger, and One

Tree Hill actor Hilton. The three

are planning to steal the hearts of

ladies across the country. Fans will

also get a chance to meet Cabrera

himself with the VIP upgrade, which

includes a Q&A, a signed Tourspecific

“Doodle” poster, and a commemorative

VIP laminate. For more

information about each show, you

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BUSINESS AFFAIRS

—BERNARD BAUR

can visit http://ryancabrera.com,

http://tylerhilton.com or http://face

book.com/teddygeiger.

• Never before heard music by

legend Townes Van Zandt is

being issued in a two-CD set via

Omnivore Recordings. Omnivore

will give listeners more to discover

when the 28-song, two-CD set is

released in February 2013. The

recordings that comprise the set

have been hidden away since their

initial recording and are now presented

with the cooperation of Van

Zandt’s estate. Following 10 studio

albums, several singles and several

live albums, the troubled life

of the influential singer-songwriter,

performer and poet came to a close

on New Years Day in 1997.

Now, after many years, a set of

previously unavailable music from

the Texas artist’s classic albums

High, Low & In Between and The

Late Great Townes Van Zandt is

being presented to the world. One

disc features outtakes and alternate

takes/mixes of tracks from those LP

sessions; the other highlights solo

demos. For additional information,

go to http://omnivorerecordings.com.

PROPS

• Daryl Hall & John Oates are

working with Borgata Hotel Casino

& Spa and Live Nation to raise

money in an effort to bring relief

to Atlantic City and surrounding

areas in the wake of Hurricane

Sandy. “In light of the devastation

that Hurricane Sandy caused, we’re

going to donate 100 percent of the

proceeds from our sold-out show at

the Borgata to the Red Cross. We

will also be selling an event T-shirt

with all of the proceeds going to the

Red Cross, as well,” says Hall. “This

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really means a lot to me. These are

my people that got hurt. This is my

neighborhood.” To find out more, or

help out, go to http://hallandoates.

com.

• Dave Grohl has been confirmed

as Keynote Speaker for SXSW

Music 2013. The keynote will take

place on Thursday, March 14, 2013

at the Austin Convention Center, the

hub of SXSW Music events. The

South by Southwest Conferences &

Festivals (March 8 - 17, 2013) offer

the unique convergence of original

music, independent films, and

emerging technologies that foster

creative and professional growth

alike. You can visit http://sxsw.com

to view a schedule of all events.

• Christmas song hopes to save

donkeys. Canadian singer-songwriter

Gerry Asmus has released

a Christmas song “Who Is This

Child? (The Donkey Song)” which

he is hoping will raise much-needed

funds for Safe Haven for Donkeys

in the Holy Land, a charity helping

donkeys in Israel and Palestine.

Asmus says, “When I was asked to

write a Christmas song, I wanted to

approach it from a different angle,

so I thought… what about the donkey?

It allowed for a retelling of

the Christmas story with a child-like

innocence, and at the same time

would raise funds for a cause that

helps donkeys in need.” To learn

more about the cause, go to http://

safehaven4donkeys.org.

• The Ronnie Lippin Cancer

Support Program, a newly designed

program which provides

emotional and social support

for people in L.A. with cancer, is

going beyond the medical model.

The Program is looking to provide

Armed with one of the most heart-wrenching voices of our era, and a backstory

packed with incredible opportunities and lamentable loss, Beth Hart will

release a new album, Bang Bang Boom Boom, on April 9, 2013 via Provogue

Records/Mascot Label Group. Produced by Kevin Shirley (Aerosmith, Led

Zeppelin), the album features 11 blues, cabaret, rock, jazz and soul-influenced

tracks, all written by Hart and recorded live at Shirley’s Malibu, CA studio.

The record is a life-changing endeavor for the Los Angeles born artist, who

brought her life experiences, both positive and negative, together for what

one European outlet called “a career-defining album.” For additional details,

visit http://bethhart.com.

Jeff Katz

Jay Hurtado and Nambo of Vinyl

Soul are relentless DIYers. Their work

ethic has brought them tremendous

results. And, they’ve accomplished it

all on their own.

The ultimate buskers, Vinyl Soul play

their unique form of hip-hop Latin

soul on the streets, from Hollywood

to Japan.

In fact, they toured East Asia for six

months on their own dime. There,

they played the streets and house

concerts, which landed them gigs

on Japanese TV, as well as radio

airplay and writeups in local publications.

The American Navy even

offered them an “all expenses paid”

tour the following year.

Upon returning to the states, they

won Wrigley’s “Vive tu Musica,” a

nationwide battle of the bands, and

received 32 hours of studio time in

which they managed to record a

emotional support and eliminate barriers

to services which may include

issues such as transportation, financial

support, housing, employment

counseling and legal referrals, to

name a few. The program is named

after Ronnie Lippin, one of the great

all-time music publicists who passed

away from a rare form of breast

cancer in 2006. The Lippin Family

Trust which is funding this program

through Tower Cancer Research

Foundation, has also funded an

information and resource line for

cancer patients as well as research

grants aimed at finding cancer cures.

Contact jokeefe@lippingroup.com for

more details.

THE BIZ

• INgrooves Fontana has created

INresidence Artist Services,

an in-house artist marketing

and promotion division.

INresidence will provide select

clients with streamlined access to

product management, radio and

video promotion, sync licensing,

online marketing, publicity support

and branding and sponsorship

services. “As more artists release

music independently and independent

labels look to become more

15-track album. They then toured

Mexico in support of it.

Along the way, Vinyl Soul scored

opening gigs for Latin Grammy winner

Daddy Yankee at the Hollywood

Palladium, and Grammy winner

Camila at the Gibson Amphitheater.

That exposure not only spiked their

social media numbers, it got them

an invitation to open for Grammy

winner Natalia Jimenez in Dallas

TX, which was a series of concerts

for FOX’s new channel MundoFOX.

That led to a nomination on MTV’s

Tr3s for “Best Breakout Band Los

Angeles,” and the chance to perform

at “Oscars Night America.”

This year, they completed their latest

self-produced full-length, Dream,

which was mixed by Bob Lanzner.

(Prince, Snoop Dogg).

Visit http://vinylsoulmusic.com.

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efficient, we see an opportunity to

provide our clients with centralized

resources to more effectively develop

their projects given the new

realities of the marketplace,” said

INgrooves Fontana President Dave

Zierler.

• The National Conference of Personal

Managers (NCOPM) has

filed a federal lawsuit challenging

the constitutionality of the California

Talent Agencies Act (TAA),

which only allows “licensed” talent

agents to procure employment for

artists. “The provisions, interpretation

and enforcement of the TAA

have resulted in personal managers

being unfairly singled out without

due process and denied the ability

to pursue lawful business opportunities

to the detriment of all personal

managers and the artists which they

represent,” said NCOPM President

Clinton Ford Billups Jr.

MICRO-BIO: Voted one of the

“Top Music Business Journalists”

in the country, Bernard Baur is the

connection between the streets and

the suites. Credited with over 1,200

features in a variety of publications,

he’s a Contributing Editor at Music

Connection.


“My #1 Country Hit

Started With a Phone Call to TAXI”

Elliott Park – TAXI Member

Photo: Elliott (left) with publisher, Michael Martin

I used to think that living in

Clyde, Texas (Population 3,345)

really limited my chances of ever

having success in the music

business. But all my friends and

family members live here, so I’ve

never wanted to move to

Nashville.

Although I love to write songs,

I felt isolated when it came to

getting them heard by anybody in

the music business. Then a friend

told me that TAXI would bring

real opportunities for my music

right to my front door.

I Used a 4-Track

I signed up and sent in songs

that I demoed with my digital

piano in my little home studio.

The A&R people at TAXI liked

my songs and began sending

them off to some pretty high-level

people in Nashville.

All the sudden, doors started

opening. With the connections I

made through TAXI, I began to

have meetings with some of

Country Music’s top executives,

and signed a staff writer deal with

a great publisher in Nashville.

Tim McGraw, Rascal

Flatts and Faith Hill

Put My Songs on Hold

Over the next three years, my

songs were considered by a

Who’s Who of Country Music,

but the “big cut” eluded me. I

learned to be patient and worked

even harder on my songwriting.

Then, my publisher hooked

me up with veteran songwriter,

Walt Aldridge. Together, we

wrote a song called, ‘I Loved

Her First,’ and finally, I hit pay

dirt!

#1 Hit on Two Charts!

The group ‘Heartland’ cut our

song and released it as a single.

It started out slowly, then gained

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momentum, and eventually made

it all the way to the Number One

spot on the Billboard and R&R

Country charts.

Could that have happened

without TAXI? Probably not.

Although there were many

people that helped me once I

signed my publishing deal, it was

TAXI that made that all important

first connection for me. And I

didn’t have to leave my

hometown to do it.

Can TAXI do the Same

Thing for You?

If your music is competitive,

the answer is yes! And if it’s not

quite ready yet, TAXI’s A&R

people will help you with that

too. You’ll also get two FREE

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Make the phone call I did, and

see what TAXI can do for you –

no matter where you live.

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SIGNING STORIES

NRG Pictures

Marc Broussard

Date Signed: September 2012

Label: Vanguard Records

Type of Music: Soul/Pop

Management: Eric Baker, ebaker@newbreedmm.com; Doug Shaw,

dshaw@wilspro.com

Booking: Lynn Cingari, lcingari@paradigmagency.com

Legal: J. Reid Hunter / Serling Rooks & Ferrra, LLP, reid@srfllp.com

Publicity: Lucy Sabini / Vanguard Records, lsabini@vanguardrecords.com

Web: http://marcbroussard.com

A&R: Kevin Welk

When a label makes a good impression on an artist, it can pay

large future dividends. Louisiana-based singer-songwriter Marc

Broussard witnessed that firsthand after working with Vanguard

Records briefly before being snapped up by Atlantic Records. “Years ago,

between my Island Def Jam contract and my deal with Atlantic, I signed a

one-off deal with Vanguard for my record S.O.S.: Save Our Soul,” the artist

explains. “I found that experience to be highly enjoyable. Unfortunately for

Vanguard, Atlantic stepped in and made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. I was

a little too young and näive to understand the implications of what I was

embarking on.”

“It was a natural fit for

me to re-approach

[Vanguard Records].”

When Broussard’s deal with Atlantic came to an end, he decided to

lookup Vanguard and see if they’d like to work together once more. “It was

a natural fit for me to re-approach those guys,” he recalls. “I knew that it had

been a great relationship during S.O.S. and they seemed eager to work with

me again.”

Once he was released from Atlantic earlier in the year, Broussard and

his team reached out to Vanguard, a New Jersey-based label. A deal was

reached in the fall.

One of the significant differences that Broussard notes about his experience

with Vanguard is that he feels more supported than with past labels.

“Recently I played three shows in the L.A. area,” the singer says. “Over the

course of those shows, the entire Vanguard West Coast staff was able to

see me perform. That’s not something you can say about every label. It’s a

much more focused staff. They don’t have 40 releases in a given quarter.

We’ll be able to maximize the effort of a smaller group of people because it’s

such a focused operation.”

A Life Worth Living (ALWL) is planned for release sometime in the spring.

It will be preceded by an EP that includes a number of Louisiana-centric

songs. A tour is being planned for when ALWL drops.

——Rob Putnam

Angie Johnson

Date Signed: 2012

Label: Sony Nashville

Type of Music: Country

Management: Craig Campbell

Booking: CAA Nashville

Legal: Michael Johnson / Katy Griffin Emkema & Colbert

Publicity: B. Craig Campbell / Campbell Entertainment Group / craig@

campbellentertainmentgroup.com

Web: http://officiealangiejohnson.com

A&R: Lisa Ramsey

Before following her dreams to be a country singer, Angie Johnson

enlisted in the US Air Force, to follow another dream. After serving in

the Middle East, she resumed her action of a different kind. She used

her GI bill to promote herself as a singer and started a Kickstarter campaign

to raise money to fund a professionally produced demo. “I raised $30,000 in

30 days,” says Johnson. “The next thing I knew, I had a call to meet with the

president of Sony Nashville!”

It wasn’t quite that instantaneous. A guitarist she knew from the scene had

mentioned Johnson’s name to Sony Nashville A&R executive, Lisa Ramsey,

who highly recommended the artist based on her online performances. In

a novel move, the label offered to match her Kickstarter funds to enable

Johnson to record and master an EP, which is now slated for a January

release.

“I raised $30,000 in 30 days.

The next thing I knew, I

had a call to meet with the

president of Sony Nashville!”

Her deal with the label includes other options, depending on the

performance of that release.

With success on Kickstarter, why go with a label? “The support of a major

label means that you can get your music out to so many more people. It

creates a much bigger impact to grow an audience,” Johnson says.

Media exposure is no stranger to Johnson. Before signing with Sony

Nashville, she appeared on CNN’s Headline News (HLN) network. She

also was a contestant on The Voice. “I learned how much it takes to put

on a television production. It didn’t expand my artistry, but it was a great

experience,” she says of major TV network exposure.

While in the Air Force, Johnson had the opportunity to perform at several

bases, which also expanded her repertoire. “We have to be diverse at those

performances, and be able to perform anything, from Rihanna to Journey,

and to play with different people. It’s a great way to gain experience.”

Johnson has also performed at several NFL games. “My military experience

is a big draw."

——Brett Bush

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SIGNING STORIES

Joshua Black Wilkins

The Howling Brothers

Date Signed: February 2012

Label: Readymade Records

Type of Music: American Roots

Band Members: Ian Craft, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, vocals; Ben Plasse, upright

bass, banjo, vocals; Jared Green, guitar, harmonica, vocals.

Management: John Porter, john@moodindigoentertainment.com

Booking: NA

Legal: Eric Griffin, griffinlawla@aol.com

Publicity: Cary Baker / Conqueroo, cary@conqueroo.com

Web: http://howlingbrothers.com

A&R: Brendan Benson

The Howling Brothers’ Ian Craft calls Readymade Records “a label to

be reckoned with.”

It’s a fair statement considering Readymade, like most musical projects

out of Nashville, TN, is well connected. Founded by Brendan Benson

of the Raconteurs, the label is home to a select group of Benson’s interests,

most recently Music City-based blues/folk trio, the Howling Brothers.

Prior to signing a three-year deal with the label, the Howling Brothers’

multi-instrumentalists Ian Craft and Jared Green were collaborating on an

album with Readymade artist Corey Chisel and befriended Benson through

him. Benson wanted to produce a Howling Brothers record, and from there,

“it kind of fell into place,” according to Craft.

The album Craft refers to is Howl, the band’s first release through Readymade,

set to drop March 5, 2013. Though the Howling Brothers have been

a band for nearly a decade, the prospect of having outsiders’ input on their

musical decisions was virgin territory.

“To bring in outside folks is

definitely scary, but a huge

improvement to how we do

things in the band.”

“To bring in outside folks is definitely scary,” Craft admits, “but definitely

worthwhile and a huge improvement to how we do things in the band.”

For one thing, the Howling Brothers will be touring overseas next year in

support of the new album—and if the band doesn’t make money, the label

doesn’t either.

“The big thing here is instead of paying upfront, everyone works on

commission, so there’s more incentive for everyone to work harder,” Craft

reasons. “Everyone makes money at the end of it, which is pretty cool. Just

based on what I’ve read, people have their doubts about that kind of deal,

but I think it’s a pretty awesome route.”

All-encompassing control doesn’t seem to be the aim of Readymade

Records, which is why much of the Howling Brothers’ routine, like playing

their long-term weekly Nashville gig at Layla’s Bluegrass Inn, has stayed

the same.

“We’re very particular. If it didn’t feel right and we weren’t getting a caring

feeling from the label, we wouldn’t have signed the contract,” Craft states.

“Trust your judgment. If it seems shady, it’s definitely shady. If it feels good,

go with it.”

——Jessica Pace

Old Time Machine

Date Signed: Jan. 26, 2012

Label: File Under: Music

Type of Music: Alternative-Country, Indie Folk Rock

Band Members: Ryan McNally, lead vocals, guitar, mandolin, ukulele, banjo,

percussion; Kyle Cashen, drum machine, percussion, bass pedals, electronic

effects, backup vocals.

Management: Self-managed

Booking: Self-booked

Legal: Kurt Dahl / Bob D’Eith’s Firm, kurt@bcmusiclaw.com

Publicity: Catie Monck, Tijuana Gift Shop, catie@tijuanagiftshop.net

Web: http://facebook.com/oldtimemachine

A&R: Lisa Stewart

The concept “less is more” is one that has been embraced wholeheartedly

by the group Old Time Machine. This Whitehorse, Yukon

Territory, duo have created an album and sound that uniquely marries

traditional acoustic sounds with vintage electronics and minimalist production.

Both Ryan McNally and Kyle Cashen had been avid musicians in

the Canadian northwest for several years, with McNally earning a living

playing in blues and roots-oriented bands and Cashen exploring rock and

more experimental forms of art. Essentially, they were both on opposite

sides of the artistic spectrum, but it was their tight knit arts community ties

that brought them together.

“We have a lot of flexibility with

our label and they give us a lot of

support and feedback.”

“We knew each other from just being in Whitehorse,” McNally says.

“Everybody just kinda knows everybody.” It was in 2009 and the two

collaborated on an art exhibition in their town. “The exhibition took artists

on both extremes and matched them up with someone who has no relation

to what they do,” continues McNally. Their installation/performance was

designed to get people out of their comfort zones and address the depression

and darkness of the long cold winters that are indigenous to The Yukon.

Flashback to 2008 where Cashen was showcasing with another band at

the NXNE music conference in Toronto. “I met a guy who was booking for

File Under: Music and we got along pretty well,” explains Cashen. “I bumped

into him again at the Western Canadian Music Awards. He liked the band

I was with, starting booking us and I got a publishing deal with them too.”

Cashen eventually moved to Vancouver and invited McNally to come

record with producer-engineer Jordy Walker. Those sessions became the

basis for Old Time Machine’s first EP. When Cashen submitted some of

the songs from those sessions to File Under: Music rep Lisa Stewart, the

label was very receptive and agreed to release a joint disc with Old Time

Machine and label mates Old Cabin. It was a fairly profitable venture that led

to OTM’s current singular debut.

“For me it happened all of a sudden and pretty quick. But Kyle had been

scheming all this for a while,” quips McNally. “I prefer when things just happen,”

replies Cashen. “I like to pull on a thread and see where it goes. And

that’s how this felt. We have a lot of flexibility with our label and they give us

a lot of support and feedback.”

——Eric A. Harabadian

January 2013 www.musicconnection.com 27


SONG BIZ

KING IS QUEEN FOR A DAY

ASCAP’S FRENCH KISS

Song Biz was on hand at the Hollywood Walk of Fame as legendary songwriter

Carole King was honored with a star on Hollywood Boulevard. Pictured (l-r):

Songwriter Carole Bayer Sager and King.

The Périgord Vert region of Dordogne, France was the site for an ASCAP Songwriters

Retreat at the medieval Château Marouatte as topliners, producers and

artists from both sides of the Atlantic enjoyed a week of both intensive writing

and relaxation. Pictured (l-r): Chris DeStefano, Jayson Dezuzio, Mike Posner,

Hillary Lindsey, Fran Hall, Jodi Marr, Needlz, Tom Higgenson, Claudia Brant,

Julian Emery, Kerli, Brett James, Priscilla Renea, Theron “Neff-U” Feemster,

Stefano, Jenna Andrews, Justin Parker and Nick Hodgson.

DioGuardi’s Berklee Course

Kara DioGuardi, accomplished songwriter,

producer, record and publishing executive, television

personality and MC cover girl, is currently

teaching a class at Berklee College of Music this

semester, bringing her incomparable songwriting

and production experience to campus.

Developed specifically for Berklee, DioGuardi’s

course, Hit Songwriting, pairs student songwriters

and producers to mirror today’s music industry

practices. DioGuardi has 27 students in the class,

whom she handpicked to take the course.

DioGuardi is one of the world’s most successful

contemporary songwriters; her work has appeared

on more than 160 million albums. She has

authored over 50 charting singles with artists such

as Katy Perry, P!nk, Christina Aguilera, Kelly

Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Gwen Stefani,

Colbie Caillat, Rascal Flatts and Celine Dion,

in addition to judging seasons eight and nine of

the hit FOX show American Idol.

Hit Songwriting students will work to gain insight

into the career paths of successful nonperformance

Berklee graduates such as MC

Song Biz Profile subject and Grammy-nominated

songwriter Claude Kelly (whose hits include the

Miley Cyrus anthem “Party in the U.S.A.,” the

Bruno Mars smash “Grenade,” and Pitbull’s

“International Love” featuring Chris Brown) and

Song Biz subject and Grammy Award-winning

songwriter/producer Makeba Riddick (whose

most popular works include Rihanna’s “Rude

Boy,” Beyoncé’s “Déjà Vu” featuring Jay-Z,

and Eminem’s “Love the Way you Lie” featuring

Rihanna).

Get more details at http://berklee.edu/events/

hitmaking-kara-dioguardi.

Songwriters Oppose

Internet Act

ASCAP, BMI, SESAC and the NSAI are

calling on Congress to address the concerns of

songwriters and composers, whom the groups

say are being disadvantaged by a misaligned

regulatory structure, resulting in artificially low

payments to America’s music creators. In a joint

letter to Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte

and Ranking Member Mel Watt, the groups

laid out their reasons for opposing the “Internet

Radio Fairness Act of 2012,” H.R. 6480 (“IRFA”),

commonly known as the Pandora bill, while

noting that any effort to reform music licensing

should address a greater problem: the current

disjointed rate setting systems governing digital

services. This results in an undervaluation of the

public performing right in musical works, harming

songwriters, composers and music publishers.

The letter points to the gross inequities that

have developed in the music licensing landscape

as a result of opposing rate setting systems

applied to the amounts paid to songwriters,

composers and publishers versus those paid to

record labels and recording artists.

To illustrate this point, the letter notes:

“Pandora’s 2012 annual report stated that it

paid 49.7 percent of its revenue in royalties to

SoundExchange, and 4.1 percent of its revenue

in royalties to the US PROs, namely, ASCAP,

SESAC and BMI. In other words, from the total

pool of monies paid for the performance of music

and sound recordings, almost 92 percent of the

money paid by Internet radio flows to record labels

and performing artists through SoundExchange,

and only 8 percent of it is paid to songwriters and

publishers…”

Visit http://ascap.com for complete details.

Celebrating Women in The

Song World

Billboard’s annual “Women in Music” list includes

a number of luminaries from the music

publishing world. Included in the influential roster

are Jody Gerson, Co-president, Sony/ATV

Music Publishing; Linda Newman, Executive

VP/head of acquisitions and strategic projects at

WILCO RE-UPS WITH BMG CHRYSALIS

BMG Chrysalis North

America has renewed

its exclusive worldwide

administration deal with

Jeff Tweedy, founding

member and leader of

American rock band Wilco

and co-founder of the

alt-country band Uncle

Tupelo. BMG Chrysalis US

already represents Tweedy

and other Wilco members.

With this new agreement,

Tweedy brings the rest

of his works to BMG who

will now represent the

complete Wilco catalog.

Pictured (l-r): David

Hirshland, EVP of Client

Services & Creative at BMG

Chrysalis and Jeff Tweedy.

BMI’S URBAN WONDERLAND

BMI’s Los Angeles-based Urban department held a holiday mixer at the West

Restaurant inside the Hotel Angeleno in Beverly Hills. Guests donated used

coats, hats, gloves, blankets, etc. to The Harvest Community Center. Pictured

(l-r): Katie Welle, Sony/ATV; Sam Taylor, EMI; and Nicole Plantin, BMI.

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SONG BIZ

—DAN KIMPEL dan@dankimpel.com

PEIRCE INKS TO DISNEY

Universal Music; and Ethiopia Habtemariam,

Executive VP/head of urban music, Universal

Music Publishing Group.

Also cited in the pages of Billboard are three

key players in Performing Rights: Lauren Iossa,

Senior VP of Communications and Media,

ASCAP; Alison Smith, Senior VP, Performing

Rights, BMI; and Ellen Bligh Truly, VP of

Corporate Relations, SESAC.

Katy Perry was named the Billboard Woman

of the Year, and Carly Rae Jepsen was honored

as the Billboard Rising Star.

Diane Warren: Broadway

Bound?

The music of Grammy and Golden Globe

winning songwriter Diane Warren will provide

the bones for a new musical being developed for

Broadway. Producer Dede Harris has optioned

Warren’s music catalog from the composer’s selfowned

publishing company. A creative team and

timeline for the untitled project will be announced

at a later date.

Warren is the first songwriter in Billboard history

to have seven hits by different artists charting at

the same time. Her songs have been recorded

by Elton John, Beyonce, Whitney Houston,

Christina Aguilera, Cher, Carrie Underwood

Disney Music Publishing,

Nashville has signed

Melissa Peirce to its

growing writer roster in a

partnership deal between

Disney Music Publishing

and Pat Higdon’s Patrick

Joseph Music. Peirce,

wrote two Top 10 singles:

David Nail’s “Red Light”

and Reba’s “I’m Gonna

Take That Mountain,”

and co-penned Eli Young

Band’s “Say Goodnight.”

Pictured (l-r, standing):

Pat Higdon, Patrick

Joseph Music; Kos

Weaver, Disney Music

Publishing; Austen Adams,

Crownover Blevins, PC.

Seated: Melissa Peirce.

SESAC IS LOVIN’ OTTO

and Jennifer Hudson, among many others. She

has been nominated six times in the best original

song category of the Academy Awards.

To obtain additional details go to http://real

songs.com.

Kobalt: Neighboring

Rights Powerhouse

Bob Dylan, Dr. Luke, Gotye, Max Martin,

Paul Simon, Ryan Tedder and Shellback (aka

Johan Schuster) are among the global superstar

roster of talent who have recently concluded deals

and chosen Kobalt to manage their neighboring

rights.

The company has unveiled the next generation

in technology and services for Kobalt neighboring

rights clients who can now view online all account

details showing exactly where their income is

coming from, and from which territory.

KNRL is the first company to offer this level

of transparency and detailed accounting with

monthly statements for neighbouring rights.

Accounts are continually updated and viewable

24/7.

For complete information on this and other

Kobalt activities, contact Rebekah Alperin, SVP

Communications/Marketing, by emailing rebekah.

alperin@kobaltmusic.com.

SESAC has welcomed artist-songwriter James Otto for representation. Otto,

who topped the charts with “Just Got Started Lovin’ You,” is currently in

the studio working on his next album, but took a minute to stop by SESAC’s

Nashville headquarters to visit. Pictured (l-r): SESAC’s Shannan Hatch, Otto

and SESAC’s Tim Finnk.

Elton and Bernie Prevail

Pryor Cashman has won dismissal of all

claims brought against Sir Elton John and his

longtime songwriting partner Bernie Taupin in

a music copyright infringement case. The federal

court in Chicago dismissed a claim brought by

Guy Hobbs. A photojournalist and aspiring

songwriter, Hobbs claimed that the lyrics of John’s

1985 hit “Nikita” infringed Hobbs’ lyrics entitled

“Natasha,” which he claimed to have circulated

among publishers in 1984. Hobbs’ lyrics, never

put to music, were inspired by his doomed cruise

ship romance with a Russian waitress.

Judge Amy St. Eve rejected Hobbs’ claim and

granted John’s and Taupin’s motion to dismiss

his complaint, finding that each of the elements

which Hobbs alleged had been copied were

“rudimentary, commonplace and standard,” making

them unprotectable under copyright law.

John, Taupin, and publisher Big Pig Music

were represented by Tom J. Ferber, Ilene S.

Farkas and Stephanie Kline of Pryor Cashman

LLP.

MICRO-BIO: Dan Kimpel’s new-est book,

It All Begins with the Music, is penned with

legendary A&R exec Don Grierson. Hear Dan’s

audio interviews worldwide on Delta Airlines.

EBACH HEARS THE WORD

Word Music Publishing has announced the signing of SESAC-affiliated Justin

Ebach for representation. Pictured (l-r): Chad Green, Word Music Publishing;

John Mullins, SESAC; Justin Ebach; Tim Fink, SESAC; and Chad Segura, Word

Music Publishing.

JOHNSON SIGNS WITH SONY MUSIC NASHVILLE

Angie Johnson has signed a

recording contract with Sony

Music Nashville. The YouTube

sensation was discovered after

a video of her performing for

troops in Afghanistan went

viral. The St. Louis native

spent six years in the Air

Force. Honorably discharged,

she moved to Nashville to

pursue her dreams of becoming

a country artist. Josh Leo (Love

and Theft) has signed on as her

producer. Pictured (l-r): Gary

Overton, Chairman and CEO,

Sony Music Nashville; Johnson;

and Lisa Ramsey Perkins, Sr.

Director A&R, Sony Music

Nashville. See p. 27 for MC's

Signing Story on this artist.

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D u s t i n W e l c h

Verses from Tijuana Bible

By Dan Kimpel

In the hands of Dustin Welch a banjo possesses the ferocious firepower to

confront abrasive electric guitars and hard-hitting staccato snares. “It can

do a lot more that the three-finger bluegrass type stuff,” says Welch. “It can

have a pretty evil sound if you want it to.”

On his new CD, Tijuana Bible, Welch, (who also plays acoustic and gut

string guitar on the tracks), was joined in a home studio in Austin, TX, by a

tight coterie of sympathetic players who injected acoustic authenticity and

razor-edged electricity in only three days of live sessions with minimal overdubs.

Welch’s sound absorbs elements of his recent past, when he was a banjoist

and resonator slide guitarist with a Celtic punk rock band the Scotch

Greens. “That whole punk rock world I was playing in was so interesting to

me,” he says. “I had never listened to that kind of stuff, and sight unseen, the

band hired me to come out and play with them.”

With his solo debut, Whiskey Priest, Welch threw down his gauntlet of

searing song craft and wild-eyed fervor. On his second CD, he solidifies his

role as a facile storyteller with a profound gift for inhabiting characters: the

preposterous braggart in “Jolly Johnny Junker” and his grizzled kinsman

in “Lost at Sea” who rants “Somewhere

God is in a casket/The dogs

are all circling around.”

A voracious reader, Welch draws

from a far-flung repository of literary

inspirations. The intimate “St. Lucy’s

Eyes” for example, references

the sacred mysticism of a Christian

martyr from the third century who is

often depicted holding her eyes on

a platter. “They tried to to kill her

by drowning, stoning and burning

her. Finally they gouged her eyes

out and she lost her power,” he explains.

“Party Girl” is illuminated in flickering,

impressionistic freeze frames

that make it a natural for film and

television usages, something Welch

––who has friends in the film community––is

quite interested in. “I

intentionally tried to write that differently,”

he says. “It is primarily

imagery, so it works with the visual

element. With some songs you’re

telling a story or talking about internal

conflicts. ‘Party Girl’ is pictures.”

Welch grew up around consummate songwriters. His father Kevin is revered

in what would eventually evolve as the Americana genre. In the mid-

‘90s, set adrift from their major label deals, he and a group of singer-songwriters

founded an independent label, Dead Reckoning Records. Dustin,

also an indie artist, continues this tradition with Super Rooster Records.

Dustin Welch was raised in Nashville, TN. “The cool thing about being

able to grow up around people who were stars was that I’d get to know them

on the personal side first. They were family friends.

“As I got older” he continues, “I appreciated what they did, but it took a

while to realize how special that was. Getting to know them more on a personal

level has allowed me to understand that being a big star is not what

makes you a good musician or songwriter. I could see the work ethic. In

Nashville, it’s nine-to-five business in a lot of ways.”

For the past year and a half, Welch has volunteered for the Texas chapter

of the Soldier Songs & Voices program, a national organization he helped

found. Giving voice through music to returning veterans from the wars in Afghanistan

and Iraq is the mission. “When they work on songs, that is all they

are thinking about,” he says. “It gives them another outlet.”

He says the experience is rewarding and humbling. “No matter how many

songs you’re writing about hope and inspiration, you’re still getting up in front

of an audience every night saying,’ Hey people pay attention to me.’ I know

how to write songs and I wanted to see if that could help these veterans.”

It was imperative for Welch to commit Tijuana Bible to audio, both as a

reason for touring and to chronicle of the experiences and emotions that

enrich his songs. “It’s an actual recording of a period of my life,” he confirms.

“That’s why Thomas Edison called it ‘a record.’”

Contact Brian O'Neal or Cary Baker at Conqueroo,

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FILM•TV•THEATER

Quentin Tarantino

PROPS

The Weinstein Company, Quentin Tarantino

and Loma Vista Recordings are handling

the release of Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.

This release marks the first time that Oscar-winning

and Grammy-nominated director Tarantino

has collaborated with artists to create original music

for use in the film and original motion picture

soundtrack. Among the featured tunes are Rick

Ross’ “100 Black Coffins” produced by and featuring

Jamie Foxx, John Legend’s soulful offering

“Who Did That To You?,” “Ancora Qui” by Honorary

Academy Award winner Ennio Morricone

and Elisa, and Anthony Hamilton and Elayna

Boynton’s poignant duet “Freedom.” For further

information, contact Sam Citron at BB Gun PR,

323-904-9094 or sam@bbgunpr.com.

Feature film composer Michael Mollura recently

won a Hollywood Music in Media Award

for his work on The Highest Pass. Mollura was

nominated for Best Indie Score and won the

award for Best Song for an Indie. The music was

composed by Mollura with lyrics and vocal performance

by super group legend Jon Anderson.

The music for The Highest Pass and other Mollura

scores can be found on iTunes and the film

can be streamed at the website http://thehighest

pass.com. Mollura is currently scoring two films.

For more information, visit http://michaelmollura

music.com.

The score to Beasts of the Southern Wild,

which was just nominated for four Independent

Spirit Awards, is the initial offering on vinyl by

new L.A.-based music-for-film, vinyl-only label

Thirty3 and a Third. Dan Romer, one of two artists

who give Beasts its bite, is a New York born

and raised music producer, writer, mixer and film

composer based out of his studio in Park Slope,

Brooklyn. Born in New York City, Benh Zeitlin

began his career as a filmmaker at the tender age

of six when he and a friend made a Batman movie.

He continued making films as a child before

attending Wesleyan University, where he majored

in film. For additional details, contact Jen Appel

at Press Here, 212-246-2640 or jen@presshere

publicity.com.

Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics have

named Jason Graves, an award winning composer

with an outstanding pedigree across film,

television and gaming, to pen the original score

for the relaunch of gaming’s popular Tomb Raider

franchise. View the episode at http://youtu.be/

zadNXgwqNnI. For further details, contact Greg

O’Connor-Read, 702-407-0935 or greg@topdol

larpr.com.

Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International

(MTI) (http://mtishows.com), Universal

Pictures Stage Productions, and Beacon

Communications have announced that Bring It

On: The Musical (http://bringitonmusical.com) is

the newest Broadway production to join MTI’s

global theatrical licensing catalog. Bring It On:

The Musical is inspired by the hit film Bring It

On, and features an original story by Tony Award

winner Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q), music and lyrics

by Tony Award winning composer Lin-Manuel

Miranda (In the Heights), music by Pulitzer and

Tony winning composer Tom Kitt (Next to Normal),

lyrics by Broadway lyricist Amanda Green

(High Fidelity) and music supervision by Tony

and Grammy winner Alex Lacamoire. The production

is directed and choreographed by Tony

winner Andy Blankenbuehler (In the Heights).

For further information, contact David Beckwith at

david@thebeckwithcompany.com.

DROPS

Not Fade Away, the feature film debut from

The Sopranos creator David Chase, is an ode

to the transformative power of rock & roll. In 1964,

the Rolling Stones appear on television and

three best friends from the suburbs of New Jersey

decide to form a rock band. The film stars John

Magaro, Bella Heathcote, Brad Garrett and

James Gandolfini. The film’s soundtrack, supervised

by Little Steven Van Zandt and featuring

original recordings by the Stones, the Beatles,

the Left Banke, James Brown, the Rascals,

Van Morrison and more, chronicles the sounds

that inspired a generation to pursue dreams of

rock stardom and glory. The soundtrack, set for

digital release on Dec. 18, will be available at

iTunes and all other digital download stores. Not

Fade Away, a Paramount Vantage film, opens in

select theaters on Dec. 21, 2012.

Michael Mollura

Artist Suze Lanier-Bramlett has just released

“Watch What You Ask For,” a clever new single

and video. This bluesy, uptempo, horn-driven tune

is a cautionary (albeit humorous, tongue-in-cheek)

look at the perils of Internet dating that also stars

horror-cult star actors Michael Berryman (The

Hills Have Eyes, The Crow) and sultry Brooke

Lewis (Alien Dawn). Watch the video yourself at

http://tinyurl.com/btqcs5k. For complete information,

contact Doug Deutsch, doug deutschpr@

gmail.com.

Directed by Academy Award-winner Fred

Wolf, The Point tells the story of Oblio, a roundheaded

boy living in the land of Point, where everything

and everybody has one. Oblio, along with

his trusty dog, Arrow, is banished to the Pointless

Forest. The tale is narrated by Ringo Starr and includes

songs written and sung by Grammy Awardwinner

Harry Nilsson. MVD has just released the

definitive collector’s DVD edition of this timeless

classic with over 25 minutes of bonus features.

Order at http://seeofsound.com. For more information,

contact Clint Weiler at MVD Ent. Group 800-

888-0486 ext. 115 or email clint@mvdb2b.com.

Lakeshore Records has digitally released

Any Day Now - Original Soundtrack featuring

the original track “Metaphorical Blanket” written

by Rufus Wainwright for the film, three tracks

performed by the film’s star Alan Cumming, a

selection of ‘70s classics (including “Don’t Leave

Me This Way,” “Come To Me,” and “Miracles”),

and original score by Joey Newman (TV’s The

Middle and Little People, Big World). “I tried to

incorporate all three relationships into the piece,”

Wainwright says. “There’s always a sense of the

Dom Greco

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impossible looming, nestled in the mundane.” For

additional information, contact cinemediapromo@

yahoo.com or @cinemediapromo on Twitter.

Inuit throat singer and sonic innovator Tanya

Tagaq returns to Lincoln Center to perform her

original score to the 1922 silent movie documentary

classic, Nanook of the North, on Jan. 10,

7:30 p.m. in a free double-bill with the Relatives.

Born and raised in Canada’s high arctic, Tagaq

began experimenting with Inuit throat singing

as a teenager and her first professional concert

caught the attention of Bjork, leading to participation

on the Icelandic artist’s 2004 CD, Medulla.

Tagaq contributed to the soundtrack for Diaries

of Knut Rasmussen and acted as musician/narrator

for the award-winning National Film Board

Tanya Tagaq

documentary, This Land. Seating at the David

Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center is limited

and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, visit http://lincolncenter.org/

atrium.

The 2013 Sundance Film Festival has announced

the selection of the new documentary

History of the Eagles Part 1 for its Documentary

Premieres section at the renowned annual movie

industry celebration in Park City, UT. Providing

an intimate look into the history of the group and

the legacy of their music, the Eagles partnered

with Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney (Taxi

to the Dark Side, Enron: The Smartest Guys in

the Room) to produce a fully authorized, featurelength

documentary. The film will debut on Jan.

19 at 9:45 p.m. in the Eccles Theater.

In further Sundance news, Dave Grohl of Foo

Fighters and Nirvana announced that his directorial

debut, the feature documentary film, SOUND

CITY, about the infamous recording studio in Van

Nuys, CA, will have its premiere screening at the

festival. Grohl and select artists from the film will

be in attendance. More information can be found

at http://soundcitymovie.com.

OPPS

Open call to LGBT performing artists, music

creators and industry of music genres to “Come

Out” and visit Nashville’s Music Row from Feb.

1-3, 2013 for the LGBT Music Festival. Performers

and songwriters will take the stage from

noon-midnight Friday-Sunday at multiple entertainment

venues such as the Music Row Best

Western Lounge. Music creators can introduce

their songs by performing scheduled or at “open

mic” indoor stage locations in the vicinity. The

festival will also host “Speak To A Pro” with one

on one mentoring sessions to answer questions

about “Music as a Business.” Attendees can receive

hands-on advice on topics such as Career

Critique, Products Critique, Recording, Publishing,

Plugging, Radio, Video, Broadcasting and more.

To register, or to find more information, visit http://

lgbtmusicfest.org, send an email to info@lbgtmu

sicfest.org or call 615-424-1491.

The IC Virtual Music Conference and Expo,

founded by Vinny Ribas, has been moved forward

to Feb. 26-28th. Indie Connect is bringing

Independent artists and music professionals from

around the globe together online for three days

of live high-level networking, education and business

development. The event features an artist

expo where artists and record labels can showcase

their act and their music to the industry (live

and/or with video). There is also a global music

industry trade show where music-related businesses

can introduce their products or services

to thousands of artists worldwide. For registration

info, visit http://virtualmusicconference.com.

There’s a new Facebook group for the Film/

TV and Interactive Scoring professionals in and

around the Los Angeles area. Http://facebook.

com/filmtelevisionandInteractivecommunity.

The 2013 Longe Media Conference is currently

inviting talented musicians to be part of

the 2013 showcase for music, film and TV. The

upcoming conference at the Diamond Starr Hyatt

Regency in Greenwich/Stamford, CT, will be

packed with industry-achievement stories, career

tips and seminars offered by a sampling of

entertainment’s most notable stars and insiders,

including reps from Capitol Records, Island Def

Jam and J Records. Visit http://longemusicians.

eventbrite.com.

Music video producers are looking for interesting

and high-energy people to contribute a performance

part to Elephant 12’s song “Renegade”

(http://elephant12.com). Using either a camera

or smartphone, preferably in HD, film yourself lip

synching the lyrics to the song. Email simpson.

m19@gmail.com for further details.

MICRO-BIO: In a 20-year career that includes

extensive experience as an artist, producer and

performer, Tom Kidd has promoted, marketed

and developed Emmy- and Oscar-winning

composers. He is President of Pres Pak Public

Relations.

—TOM KIDD prespak1@verizon.net

OutTAKE

Daniel Baron

Artist • Songwriter • Composer

Email: c/o tim@tunedinpublicity.co.za

Web: http://danielbaron.co.za

Most Recent: Both Ends Burning

In 2009 Daniel Baron was one of the Top 10

finalists in Idols South Africa. That was an

important first step, leading Baron to contribute

songs and score to the upcoming American

documentary about the plight of orphans worldwide,

Both Ends Burning.

“After the competition I finished school and

decided that I needed to go on a trip of musical

self discovery to the States,” Baron remembers.

“I suppose it was a matter of being in the

right place at the right time and I was scouted

by the film producer, Craig Juntunen. He was

in search of a song that would help spread the

message.”

In the span of five days Baron wrote a song

to the film title, “Wrongfully Detained,” which

Juntunen chose as the main theme song and

asked Baron for more. The crew then flew Baron

to Ethiopia to shoot a music video.

Even after the film changed title to Both Ends

Burning, Baron was kept on board. “I kept in

mind the powerful visuals and memories that I

had of Ethiopia,” Baron says. “A large part of the

songs are very cinematic and orchestral driven.

It was the producer’s idea to add my music to

the score, which was a great honor.”

While he’d like to create more film scores,

both Baron and the Both Ends Burning organization

need to get this one to the screen

first. It has been seen at film festivals here in

the US. Baron is helping to push the upcoming

film in his own way, including the music and

video for “Wrongfully Detained” on his debut

CD as well as another one of the soundtrack

songs, Both Ends Burning.

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MIXED SIGNING NOTES STORIES

MADONNA WORLD TOUR 2012: Stadiums, arenas and

open air venues across Asia, Europe, North and South

America are hosting Madonna’s 2012 MDNA Tour. Much

of the tour’s hardware setup is provided by Sennheiser,

including a wireless microphone and monitoring system

and six Sennheiser SKM 5200 microphones.

Cat Veit

Kevin Mazur

SOUNDGARDEN SHOWCASE NEW RECORD AT FONDA: After a 15-year

hiatus, Soundgarden have returned with King Animal and an intimate

two-and-a-half hour set for their legion of fans. At Hollywood's Henry

Fonda Theatre the band played a good mix of really old and really new,

packing in enough heavy crunch and drone, with help from Cornell’s

boundless vocal range, to remind the world that they are back and

perhaps even stronger than in their heyday. For tour dates, visit http://

soundgardenworld.com.

SHEEHAN SIGHTING IN BURBANK: Yamaha Artist Services Burbank

(YASB) hosted iconic bass player Billy Sheehan and over 40

admirers during Billy Sheehan Attitude Bass Day. Fans from across

the US to Korea and Japan attended the free, daylong event, which

featured performances, a Q&A session, socializing and a BBQ buffet.

He spent the day answering questions and telling stories from

his days with David Lee Roth and Mr. Big. A Yamaha artist for over

25 years, Sheehan also shared many technical playing tips. Get

more details at http://4wrd.it/YAMAHAUSA.

DUNN VISITS 2012’S SOUL TRAIN AWARDS: Antoine Dunn recently

attended the Soul Train Awards held at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas,

NV. Dunn, who recently released his debut album Truth of the Matter

(Elite Music Group Inc.), was among many celebrities who came out to

pay homage some of the musical elite, as well as, remembering and

honoring the late Soul Train creator Don Cornelius. Pictured (l-r) at

the Hip Hop Sisters Lounge: Dunn, singer Fantasia as well as Syleena

Johnson and Nicci Gilbert-Daniels of R&B Divas.

Chris Mitch, courtesy of Elite Music Group Inc./JL Media Relations

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MIXED SIGNING NOTES STORIES

—ANDY MESECHER andym@musicconnection.com

1977– 2013

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Celebrating

Tidbits From Our

Tattered Past

Years

David Klein

Daniel Siwek

RUSH AT HONDA CENTER / ROCKWALK: Power trio? With Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson

and Neil Peart, Rush are more like a superpower trio that pulled into the Los Angeles

area for two barnstorming appearances. At the Honda Center, the band (recent R&R

Hall of Fame inductees) covered cuts from classics 2112, Permanent Waves, Moving

Pictures and Signals, as well as deeper cuts from Power Windows while currently

promoting their latest, Clockwork Angels. They also stopped by Hollywood’s Rock

Walk to cement their hand prints. Visit http://rockwalk.com for more.

PHARRELL RELEASES BIOGRAPHY: Straight

from the Victoria Secret Show at the Armory

in New York, a number of VIPs beelined

uptown in the blizzard to fete Pharrell

Williams’ book debut, Places & Spaces

I’ve Been (Rizzoli). Guests included Busta

Rhymes, Alexa Chung, Poppy Delevinge,

Derek Blasberg, Dani Stahl, Noah Tepperberg,

Lorraine Schwartz, Afrojack, Melissa Wood

and Mark McNairy. The book was written by

Williams along with contributions from Jay-Z,

Kayne West, Anna Wintour and Buzz Aldrin,

among others. Pictured (l-r):

Williams and Rhymes.

1991—Susanna Hoffs—(Issue 4):

Music Connection focused this

issue on artist management, featuring

ex-Bangle Susanna Hoffs

and her management team Arnold

Stiefel and Randy Phillips.

Of Hoffs, Stiefel remarked, "It's a

manager's dream to have a client

who believes that no interview is

too small and no industry function

is too annoying, and it's genuine.

She wants to inspire these people

to sell her record." This issue of

MC also has an interview with

Roger McGuinn and concert reviews

of shows by the Replacements,

Paul Simon and Poison.

MUSIC COMPANIES DONATE TO STUDENT CONCERT: Jan-Al Cases, C2

Educate and All Play Music donated a guitar and custom case for a

charity raffle that took place on Dec. 9 at an All Play Music student

concert. All proceeds went to A Case For The Cure, a fundraising organization

in the fight against breast cancer. Pictured (l-r): Tim Guille,

Aiden Levine, Bryan Levine and Blake Levine.

DARKNESS ROCKS UNTIL HOLLYWOOD DAWN: Before teaming up with

Lady Gaga for a world tour, the Darkness stopped by Hollywood’s House

of Blues to show L.A. County that musicianship does still exist in the

modern rock era. The UK band is promoting its third studio album, Hot

Cakes, on Wind-up Records. See http://theactualdarkness.com.

Jim Donnelly

1991—Nirvana—(Issue 24):

At the time of this cover story

interview, Nirvana's major label

debut Nevermind was really taking

off in the US, with the "Smells

Like Teen Spirit" video all over

MTV. On tour in Europe, however,

the band wasn't so sure.

"Our manager lies a lot," quipped

Kurt Cobian, "so we suspect that

this is just a big scam and we've

probably only sold about 40,000

records." Elsewhere in the issue

are profiles of Jethro Tull juggernaut

Ian Anderson and producer

B.A. Anderson. A featurette explored

the various "day jobs" held

by average artists and musicians.

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By Gary Graff

“It’s not necessarily about being the greatest players in the world,

By Gary Graff

but it’s what we do that no one can, I guess, duplicate.”

More than a decade ago, in the 2001

hit “Forever,” Kid Rock introduced us

to punk rock/hip-hop/Southern rock

musical manifesto. Add some blues,

funk, soul and country to that, and you

have the all-American mix that Rock

(real name Bob Ritchie) has stirred into

sales of 27 million albums worldwide

with the occasional mainstream hit such as “Picture”

(his duet with Sheryl Crow) and “All Summer Long,”

Rock’s feel-good mash-up of Lynyrd Skynryd’s “Sweet

Home Alabama” and Warren Zevon’s “Werewolves of

London.”

The approach is no less diverse on Rebel Soul,

his recently released ninth album. Produced by Rock

himself––following 2010’s Born Free with Rick Rubin––

Rebel Soul covers a lot of ground, from the Southern-fried

opener “Chickens in the Pen” and the over-the-top pomp

of “Mr. Rock n Roll” to heavy rockers such as the first

single, “Let’s Ride,” the vintage soul-rock of “Celebrate”

and a joyous, Motown-spirited shout-out to his home

town in “Detroit, Michigan.” There’s also plenty of Dixie

moxie in the title track, “Redneck Paradise,” the mournful

“Cocaine and Gin” and “Happy New Year,” while

“Cucci Galore” marks a return to Rock’s hip-hop, pimp

of the nation roots.

Rebel Soul came toward the end of an already

eventful year for Rock, which included a charity

collaboration with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra––

whose members sported Rock’s trademark fedora––

that raised $1 million, and an open and very public

endorsement of Republican presidential candidate Mitt

Romney. Rebel Soul also ends Rock’s long holdout

against iTunes, bringing his music into the digital world

where it, no doubt, will find favor from buyers in an

array of genres.

Music Connection: Nine albums in, what did you have in mind

when you started making Rebel Soul?

Kid Rock: I had an idea of what I wanted to do musically for the

record. After coming off the Rick Rubin record, Born Free, which

was a very poignant record where everything was pretty straight

and narrow across the board for me, on Rebel Soul I kinda

wanted to go back to making Kid Rock records the way I’ve done

it for so many years. I wanted to make kind of a greatest hitsfeeling

record with all new songs, basically everything I’ve kind

of touched on in my career to this point. I was basically just doing

whatever I want to do––not listening to anybody or anything. If

I wanted to get crazy and write one of the old-school Kid Rock

songs, fine. That’s the way I like to make records.

MC: It certainly keeps the listeners on his toes from track to

track.

Kid Rock: It’s funny; I was saying to somebody, I was trying to

explain the record, and I said, “It’s really confusing––so it’s a

perfect Kid Rock record.” (laughs)

MC: You do have this kind of creative fearlessness, though.

Where does that come from?

Kid Rock: Sometimes I struggle between trying to grow old

gracefully but at the same time saying, “Fuck growing old!” I’m

still gonna say what I want and be this person. You find yourself

weaving in and out of all these different paths in life, but at the

end of the day I’m just going to be who I’m gonna be. I think

people understand that about me at this point.

MC: You brought Rebel Soul back in-house after Born Free.

What lessons did you learn making that album that you

applied to this one?

Kid Rock: Just how to really not take the feel out of a song by

making it too perfect, by letting musicians get in there and play

and not giving them too much direction. Rick was really strict on

no direction, just have everybody get in there and play, do it a

couple times, talk about it, go play it three or four more times,

done. Now, I like to make some more parts than that. I look at

the Eagles records where they have these great parts, whether

it’s a keyboard riff or a guitar line. So I took a lot of that, which

I’ve been trying to do for years, and put it with Rick’s sensibility

for keeping it organic and letting the song breathe. I spent a little

more time making parts and stuff, but I was careful not to change

the feel or start doing too much shit on Pro Tools and taking

all the feel out of it. I really think I found a happy medium with

everything on this record.

MC: A lot of this album was recorded at The Warehouse, your

rehearsal facility. What impact did that have on the sound and

feel of Rebel Soul?

Kid Rock: It totally did. What happened was we were rehearsing

for some shows and we had a bunch of songs written, and we

were just learning them to see how they felt live and everybody

was playing really good. At the same time I was rebuilding my

(AllenRoadHouse) studio and we had everything dismantled

and all the gear stored up at the Warehouse. So I said, “Let’s

hook this shit up and take a crack at it. If we don’t use it we don’t

use it, but we’re gonna learn something about all these songs

as we play ‘em, so it’s worth doing. And lo and behold, about 80

percent of them just came out and ended up being used for the

bed tracks.

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MC: Having your Twisted Brown Trucker Band

do most if it had to make a difference, too.

Kid Rock: Definitely. The real difference between

studio players and live players, I think, is a mind

space. The studio cats can play everything because

they’re that good. And your band, you

play good together and do certain things, and

this sound comes out, which is good. It’s not

necessarily about being the greatest players in

the world, but it’s what we do that no one can, I

guess, duplicate.

MC: Earlier you referred to Born Free as

poignant. Is Rebel Soul a return to fun?

Kid Rock: Yeah, it’s a fun record. There’s definitely

some poignant songs on there, too, some

stuff that would be more in line with Born Free,

like “Rebel Soul” and “Midnight Ferry.” That’s

there. But there’s the other stuff, the Kid Rock

songs––even “Cocaine and Gin”––that’s a total

country song, but no one in Nashville would

record that song. “Chickens in the Pen” is totally

Kid Rock shit; even though I’m not rapping in it,

it’s still got the big beats and I’m doing my scream

thing. I can just tell that a lot of this stuff is going to

go over really well live.

MC: Speaking of old-school Kid Rock, “Cucci

Galore” sounds like it could have been on Devil

Without A Cause or something from the ‘90s.

Kid Rock: Yeah, early Kid Rock. That was around

before Born Free, from, I think, right after (2007’s)

Rock N Roll Jesus. I showed it to Rick for Born

Free but he wasn’t interested, so I held onto it.

It was real easy to do, and a lot of fun. We did

the video for it and it reminded me of some of

the old, crazy videos we used to do for “Cowboy”

and “Bawitdaba” and stuff like that. I was looking

around this crazy mansion in Bel Air and there’s

all the ingredients for fun there––girls dancing,

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people on stilts, breathing fire, there’s midgets

everywhere, a pony walking around. I was like,

“Yeah, this is fun!”

MC: Rebel Soul is available on iTunes...

Kid Rock: Yeah. Welcome to 2003, right?

(laughs)

MC: You were a long and notable iTunes holdout.

What changed your mind?

Kid Rock: I still feel the way I’ve always felt. If

you make a good product, people will obtain it

no matter what it is. But I don’t agree with iTunes

when they say all music’s the same price. They’ve

kind of switched away from that a little bit; there’s

different prices on different albums now, but still

the singles are all a buck, a buck-29 or whatever

it is. And it seemed like this was a new way to

present how to have some transparency in the

music business with your record company and all

that...but that didn’t happen. So I held out. Now

I’ve got the deal I want with my record company,

so hopefully this is the beginning of some transparency.

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MC: Was part of the reservation also the fact

that you’re an album artist and iTunes and

other digital outlets, the whole concept really,

champions the song over the album?

Kid Rock: Nah. If I make a good album, people are

gonna buy the album. That’s the end of the story

with anybody. I remember when singles became

big in the hip-hop era and then it went back to

albums with CDs and now it’s back to singles with

iTunes and it’s probably gonna go all streaming in

a minute, so who knows. I’m not gonna fight the

technology. I embrace it like everybody else, but

at the same time I stood up for what I believed in

and I proved my point. I said I wouldn’t hold out

forever, and now it’s just the right time. Eventually

the older stuff will be out there, too.

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MC: You made your first real foray into politics

this year, endorsing Mitt Romney’s presidential

campaign. What was that like for you?

Kid Rock: It was a great experience. I learned

a lot about the whole poop show behind the

political window. I always said I’d never sit there

and preach politics, and I don’t believe I did. I

might’ve slipped a few times here and there when

someone caught me off guard, but it was never

my intention. I leave that to the pros. I’m not going

to be Bruce Springsteen and sit there and tell you

what’s wrong with the country. My main thing in

being there was to pick a side, because I believe

you have to stand for something. I think it’s okay

to disagree, and now that we’ve elected our

president it’s time to move forward and give him

a shot, and if you don’t agree in four years we’ll

be able to do this process again. So many people

have died to protect that, I think it’s important to be

involved in some way. But it was pretty interesting

overall. We had some fun doing it.

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MC: Is it too soon to be thinking about a next

album yet?

Kid Rock: Well, now that I’ve got the new studio

and (engineers) there full time, we’ve got a lot

of videos and live recordings and stuff I’d like to

finally get to. And I’m planning to jump back into

the studio in the next year and put another record

out in the fall (of 2013). It’ll be my last record with

Atlantic, and right now I’m thinking I might do a

record like I’ve never done.

MC: That would be saying something.

Kid Rock: I know. (laughs) But what I’m thinking

about is going out and getting some song submissions

and doing four or five country tunes,

country rockers, and getting a Nashville producer


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COOL PEEPS ON

KID ROCK’S

REBEL SOUL

Though the bulk of Kid Rock’s new

album was played by his Twisted

Brown Trucker Band, some judiciously

deployed guests make their mark on

the 14 tracks.

Their ranks include:

Blake Mills: The California-based

guitarist, seen throughout 2012 at

Fiona Apple’s side, appears on seven

of Rebel Soul’s tracks.

I’d like to put them out like we do them now. I’m

not gonna say they’ll be better than the originals.

That’s tough to top. But I think there’s something

special about them that people will dig. And I think

“Wasting Time” could be a very big song the way

we’re playing it now, without the Fleetwood Mac

samples. I just think it could be fun.

MC: Would you think about playing Devil in its

entirety live?

Kid Rock: Yeah, why not? That seems like a fun

thing that fans seem to like with other bands doing

it. Even though it’s not the most original idea at

this point, I think it would be something cool for

the fans to see.

MC: What do you see on the further horizon,

after you finish your current deal?

Kid Rock: We’re always talking about it, and we’re

still not sure yet. Maybe if I do my own label I’ll

work twice as hard. Whatever happens, I know I’ll

always keep releasing records and touring. I’d be

happy to be blessed enough to keep my fan base

and be able to tour. I would not be upset doing

what Tom Petty does––just put out a fucking record,

play one show to promote it and move on

and forget about the radio and the political thing

of going on this TV show or dealing with that

magazine and having to have extra content and

all that rigmarole. I’m fortunate enough to have

that rigmarole, but also fortunate to be able to say,

“Y’know what? Maybe I don’t have to have it.” So

I’m not sure where it’s gonna go. I just want to be

happy making music.

Contact Nick Stern,

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Vinnie Dombroski: The Sponge

frontman takes the drum stool on five

songs, including the first single, “Let’s

Ride.”

Audley Freed: The former Black

Crowes guitarist and Dixie Chicks and

Jakob Dylan sideman joined Rock for

the five tracks that feature Dombroski,

co-writing “Celebrate.”

Keith Gattis: The Nashville

songwriter and session hand was also

part of the Dombroski/Freed crew,

sharing a credit on “Celebrate.”

Flavor Flav: Public Enemy’s

hypeman helped usher Rock back to

his hip-hop roots on “Cucci Galore.”

for those. Then I’ll get some of my old school

buddies in the hip-hop business––Rev. Run,

D-Nice, whoever––to write some rhymes for me

and to produce four, five tracks of that. So it’d

be half country, half hip-hop songs, I won’t write

anything on it, turn it into Atlantic in the fall and

be done. It would be interesting, that’s for sure.

It would kind of go out on the weird side while I’m

focusing on the next Kid Rock record after that.

MC: You’ve also mentioned re-recording Devil

Without A Cause for its 15th anniversary (in

2013). What makes you want to do that?

Kid Rock: ‘Cause I’ll own it! (laughs) Obviously

it’s a great incentive to make a record and own the

masters to it, and it’s my biggest selling album to

date. But, y’know, people who have seen us live

know the versions we’re doing now of “Cowboy”

and “Wasting Time” and “Bawtidaba,” “Bullgod,”

“Only God Knows Why.” We’ve twisted them all

up so much it’s very interesting, very cool, and

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Label

Reps

e

Reveal

e

What They’ll Sign In 2013

d

By Bernard Baur

d

Every year it seems as if A&R reps expect artists to bring more and more to the table

if they want a record deal. For the most part, this year is no exception. However, we

also found A&R who are willing to develop acts if there is significant potential for

success. To find out what it takes to get a label deal today we contacted a variety of label

executives and A&R reps from some of the hottest majors and indies on the planet. Their

insights will help you understand what you need to do to get their attention.

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WARNER BROS. RECORDS

Greg Federspiel, A&R

http://warnerbrosrecords.com

former artist, Greg Federspiel was a

member of the alternative rock band

Making April (Universal Republic), an

act that has sold over 100,000 tracks on

iTunes. He’s been an A&R executive for

almost two years and handles a couple of

pop-rock acts for Warner Bros., known

as one of the world’s leading rock labels,

with a star-studded roster.

WHAT’S THE HARDEST PART OF

YOUR JOB?

Signing new acts. There’s a high turnover rate

in A&R, and you could lose your job if you fail.

At many labels you’re expected to get instant

results. So A&R tend to be very cautious about

new signings. If it’s a high-profile signing and

a big money deal, you just put a target on your

head. It’d better work—in a big way—or you’re

out the door. That’s why it can take some time,

often months, before a deal is offered. Artists

just have to be patient, and understand that an

A&R rep could lose his job if he’s wrong.

DO ARTISTS NEED A LABEL TO BE

SUCCESSFUL?

The indie market is full of DIY artists that are

doing quite well. If you have real talent and are

willing to work very hard, a DIY act can make a

couple hundred grand a year. For many artists

that is success.

However, if they want more on a bigger

scale, they need the support a label can give

them. A good label has resources most artists

“I want to

see fan

engagement

at a high level,

not just big

numbers.”

can only dream about. It can take them to the

next level and beyond.

WHAT QUALITIES DO YOU LOOK FOR IN

ARTISTS?

I look for long-term potential. As a former artist

I tend to be more creative regarding artist

development. But I need to be sure they’re

worth my time. To determine that, I check

sales stats, social media sites and research

everything I can before I pursue an act. I want

to know what’s going on, what they’ve done

and whether or not they’re marketable.

HOW IMPORTANT ARE SOCIAL

MEDIA NUMBERS?

They can be important, but they can also

be gamed. We all know that you can buy

numbers. So I look for indicators that tell me

whether or not they’re accurate or suspicious. I

want to see fan engagement at a high level, not

just big numbers and little engagement.

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR IN

PARTICULAR?

I want to find timeless artists who can play

stadiums. I want their music to transcend over

generations. They should have a signature

sound, a radio voice and hit material. Those

are all incredibly important factors. Then, if I

believe I can work with an act, I’m more willing

to take a chance.

WHY ARE COURTING PERIODS SO LONG?

It takes time to get everyone on the same

page. As an A&R executive, you want all the

departments to work with you, and that takes

time. It only goes quickly if the label chairman

or president pulls the trigger.

CONTACT INFO

You can email me at gregwbrmusic@yahoo.

com. But do not include attachments. I won’t

open them. Instead, send me a link to the

music. I prefer SoundCloud.

x

EMI CAPITOL MUSIC

GROUP

(CAPITOL/VIRGIN)

Kim Stephens, A&R, EMI

Capitol Music Group

(Capitol/Virgin);

President, Forward

Entertainment

http://capitolrecords.com

&R veteran Kim Stephens has

worked with many labels. Over the

years he has signed and/or worked with

acts such as Matchbox Twenty, Collective

Soul, Sick Puppies, Saving Abel, Adelitas

Way and more. His most impressive stat

is that he has been involved with over 50

million worldwide sales.

“We like

acts that

collaborate

across

musical

and cultural

boundaries.”

HOW DID YOU SUSTAIN AN A&R POSITION

FOR 20 YEARS?

I’ve been blessed with finding and signing some

great artists. I’m always looking for the next

one, and every couple of years I usually find

an act that interests me. Once I find someone I

believe in, it’s just knowing how to develop and

market them.

DO ACTS NEED TO BE THE COMPLETE

PACKAGE?

In a perfect world that’s what most major labels

want. But, it’s not a perfect world and most acts,

no matter how accomplished they are, need

help in some areas. Some sort of development

is usually part of the process.

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HOW IMPORTANT IS THE ARTIST’S TEAM?

Artists need a great team behind them if they

hope to succeed. A strong, knowledgeable

manager is most important. Although there are

a lot of DIY acts, most can’t do it all on their

own. They usually need some kind of support.

HOW LONG IS YOUR COURTING PERIOD?

It could take awhile; it’s not as quick as it used

to be. You have to be sure that you can work

with an act.

But delays are not always the fault of A&R or

labels. Sometimes it’s the act’s representatives

(managers, lawyers, etc.) who cause the delay.

When they get an offer, they’ll shop around for

a better deal.

It’s risky, though, to do that You could lose the

original offer that way.

ARE LIVE PERFORMANCE SKILLS

IMPORTANT?

They are if you’re a touring act, and pop and

rock acts must tour. But some of the acts I’ve

worked with didn’t have those skills at first.

In fact, a couple of them were very weak in

that area. It took them some time to develop a

strong show. Once they did though, they were

great.

DO YOU THINK ROCK WILL BECOME

POPULAR AGAIN?

I’ve always been a rock guy, and I think it’s due

for a resurgence. Right now, in the UK, it’s very

popular. And I believe it will come back strong,

but with a different sound. It will probably be

less edgy and not as hard, more along the lines

of pop-rock.

CONTACT INFO

Artists can email me with links to their music

at kimstephens710@gmail.com. Do not send

attachments.

x

CENTURY MEDIA

RECORDS

Paul Gargano, A&R

http://centurymedia.com

entury Media Records is an independent record

label with offices in the US, Germany and

Australia. The label specializes in many different

styles of metal and hard rock music. Paul Gargano

heads up A&R for Century Media Records and also

handles day-to-day operations for Century Media’s

progressive rock imprint InsideOut Music.

IS CENTURY MEDIA ONLY INTERESTED IN

METAL ACTS?

Although we’re known for our metal acts, we

are trying to diversify our roster. In fact, I was

brought in to find more mainstream acts, like

Buckcherry who we recently signed. Currently,

we’re looking for some radio-friendly acts that

could cross over. And at this label we have

everything an act needs in-house, including

management and booking.

DO YOU DEVELOP ACTS?

Every A&R rep has a different approach

regarding development. Many, especially at

the major labels, like acts that are already

pretty complete. I like to work with a balance,

i.e. a few new acts that need development

and a few that don’t. Sometimes I’ll even help

“We’re looking

for some radiofriendly

acts

that could

cross over.”

to develop them before signing them. It really

depends on where they are and what they

need.

HOW IMPORTANT IS ORIGINALITY?

Obviously, it’s great to have your own signature

sound. But, it can’t be so different that it’s not

marketable. Most acts have influences, but we

don’t sign acts that sound too much like them.

You have to have your own identity so you can

stand out.

IS LIVE PERFORMANCE A CRITICAL

CONSIDERATION?

It’s a big concern. In many genres it is

essential. If you don’t have a great show and

tour with it, you don’t sell records. So, we look

for acts that know how to put on a compelling

show. If they’re not very good on stage it could

hurt their chances for a deal.

WHAT TRENDS DO YOU SEE COMING?

I see brand associations becoming very

important. With a brand sponsor on board

you can cross-promote and market to a wider

segment of the population. Today, brands are

becoming great partners in the music scene.

In fact, at Century Media we’re associated with

Monster Energy drink, and looking to expand

our brand partnerships.

CONTACT INFO

You can contact us through our website, which

has submission information.

x

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC

MUSIC

Jeffrey B. Clyburn, VP

http://natgeomusic.net

eff B. Clyburn is the Vice President of

Music for National Geographic Global

Media. He overseas National Geographic

Music, a full-service independent record

“We like to

see acts that

use social

networks in

a smart and

effective

way.”

label that features the best in modern

global sounds, including Grammy Award

winning Grupo Fantasma, Balkan Beat

Box, Bedouin Soundclash, Palenke

SoulTribe, and more. The label spotlights

music and artists from around the world.

WHEN DID NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC FORM

A LABEL?

The record label was founded in 2010 as part

of the National Geographic brand. It’s a fullservice

label with worldwide distribution. Our

focus is on global music. We recently won our

first Grammy Award with Grupo Fantasma, a

Latin funk orchestra from Austin, TX. We believe

we’re in a sweet spot right now because

geographical and cultural boundaries are currently

crumbling—especially in music. Just look

at “Gangnam Style,” a Korean artist (PSY) who

became a global star.

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WHAT TYPE OF ARTISTS DO YOU SIGN?

We like acts that collaborate across musical and

cultural boundaries. We also look for artists that

suit our mission statement, so they should be familiar

with National Geographic and what we do.

HOW ACCOMPLISHED DO ACTS

NEED TO BE?

It varies. But, in general, we prefer acts that

have released albums and gotten some results.

We look for indicators that make us want to do

business with them, like sales, touring and social

media exposure. The more they’ve accomplished,

the better their chances.

HOW IMPORTANT IS SOCIAL

MEDIA ACTIVITY?

It’s absolutely important. It’s about fan engagement

today. If artists don’t relate with their fans,

they won’t have much of a career. In fact, social

media can be a major part of marketing and

promotions. We like to see acts that use social

networks in a smart and effective way.

SPIN MOVE RECORDS

Peter Barker, Co-founder,

A&R, Producer

http://spinmoverecords.com

pin Move Records is a boutique independent

label based in Santa Monica, CA, and

specializes in releasing quality music in an array

of genres. It has released recordings from artists

including Amy Kuney, Frank Bell, Jessica Sanchez,

Rochelle Diamante and Winsome Kin. Peter

Barker, who co-founded Spin Move in 1996, is a

producer and engineer who formerly worked with

Interscope and Sony. He is also the Director of

Engineering at Threshold Sound & Vision.

HOW IS YOUR LABEL DIFFERENT?

We’re a talent incubator and an artist-friendly

label. We actually develop acts. We work

with a lot of YouTube artists. In fact, we look

for acts on YouTube that are resonating with

an audience. We then try to monetize that

exposure.

WHAT QUALITIES DO YOU LOOK FOR IN

ARTISTS?

I always look for strong material first. I’m a

song guy. If an artist is a songwriter we look

for memorable melodies and compelling

lyrics. We want hit songs that we can market.

If they’re simply performers (doing covers),

they need to be great vocally and connect

emotionally with the songs. If they can do

that, we’ll get them material and hook them up

with co-writers. We have a team of industry

professionals that could help develop them,

from writers and producers to managers.

WHAT TURNS YOU OFF?

I hate when people contact me and haven’t

done their homework. I don’t like being used

to vet their works in progress. I only want

the best, not something that isn’t ready yet.

Artists should be honest with themselves and

get professional opinions before they submit

material to people like me. And don’t just ask

your friends or family what they think. They’ll

support you no matter what.

WHAT KIND OF DEALS DO YOU OFFER?

Most of our deals are 50/50 net receipt, across

all income streams. In the indie world, that’s the

only way you can generate income. And, we

service most areas, including marketing, promotions,

PR, video and touring.

HOW HAS THE MUSIC BUSINESS

CHANGED?

The providers of music no longer dictate how

fans should consume music. As a result, there

will be some people that feel they don’t have to

own music. They can hear whatever they want

with a streaming service like Spotify. That’s a

challenge for record labels and artists that is

only going to get more difficult. What we need

to do is provide them with something they value,

whether it’s a show, a video, or a product.

CONTACT INFO

Artists can contact us and send links to their

websites and music at music@ngs.org.

“We actually

develop acts.

We work

with a lot

of YouTube

artists.”

WHAT KIND OF DEALS DO YOU OFFER?

I’m not a fan of 360 deals, where labels share

in every income stream possible. I believe that

if an artist is asked to give up their rights and

share everything with a label, they should be

compensated for doing so. At Spin Move, our

deals involve social commerce (via YouTube,

etc.), licensing and sales.

WHAT TRENDS DO YOU SEE ON THE

HORIZON?

The Internet is a goldmine that has barely been

tapped. It’s a virtual clearinghouse for publishers

to make money—especially off all the

cover songs on YouTube. I think there will be a

concentrated effort to collect royalties across

the internet from a variety of uses.

CONTACT INFO

Anyone interested can contact us through our

website.

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INDUSTRY PROFILE

By Brett Bush

‘Up And Comers’ Projects Help New Artists

Well known for its impressive professional equipment—especially

its line of keyboards—Casio also has a longstanding reputation of

making affordable keyboards for players who are just starting out.

That early spirit and desire to cater to rising musicians has not diminished

and, in fact, has ramped up in intensity recently with three artist-based

initiatives: Up and Comers, GRAMMY Camp–Basic Training and The

Songwriters.

According to Stephen Schmidt, Vice President of Casio Electronics,

“Casio has focused over the past 32 years on developing new artists.

However, in the past two years we have made it a bigger initiative for upand-coming

artists, and for students.”

Those efforts include an alignment with the GRAMMYs, and performing

right organization ASCAP. General Manager of Marketing, Michael Martin,

has contributed a point-of-view that adds to Schmidt’s business smarts.

Specifically, Martin offers the musician’s point of view.

Martin has also contributed his knowledge of social networking to the

company. “We want to reach out to up-and-comers via social media, in

addition to traditional media,” says Schmidt. “Social media and online videos

allow for great exposure for Casio and for the artists.”

In addition, the company is quite active on Facebook and YouTube. “We

are making the effort to be a well-rounded company,” Schmidt informs.

“We are a business, in the sense that a business needs to make money.

However, we are also a business that cares a great deal about music. In

this digital age, we still believe in instruments.” Of course, the Casio line

Ali Guit Fallen Riviera Karmina

includes digital-based equipment, but Schmidt feels there is a significant

difference between creating music on a computer and creating it on an

actual instrument.

He and Martin are also firm believers in new marketing techniques. According

to Martin, “Social networking has really expanded our consumer

base. It provides great exposure for us and for the bands that we feature

through our various programs.” Martin adds that Casio’s involvement

with ASCAP and the GRAMMYs has also provided valuable exposure.

Specifically, Casio’s appearances at ASCAP events held at SXSW promote

the use of traditional instruments. “At those events, we are able to reach

out to potential customers, people who don’t go to the NAMM (National

Association of Music Merchants) show.”

For Casio’s Up and Comers project, Schmidt, Martin and others evaluate

artists via Facebook and YouTube submissions. “Of course, we focus

on piano or keyboard players,” Schmidt qualifies. The winners are provided

equipment and promotional assistance via social media. Recent recipients

include Fallen Riviera (featured in Music Connection’s Top 25 New Music

Critiques of 2011), Ali Isabella and Karmina. “We hope that Fallen Riviera

and the other winners remember us when they get as big as (longtime

endorsers of Casio keyboard products) the Chemical Brothers!”

Casio has also hooked up with Matt Sorum, promoting and funding the

former Guns N’ Roses drummer’s efforts with in-school music programs,

as well as providing instruments. “Matt Sorum reached out to us regarding

the need for instruments in public schools,” Schmidt informs. “It is a little

selfish to say, but we do recognize that if kids have fewer opportunities to

become interested in learning music skills, and being able to play in school,

that diminishes our consumer base.”

It isn’t a one-sided deal. According to Schmidt, “We’re working closely

with Matt. We discuss what he wants to do, and there are many different

programs that we each support.

“I am not a musician,” adds Schmidt. “I am a businessman. But I respect

the fact that we sell manual instruments in a digital world. Pro Tools and

other programs have diminished the use of actual instruments. So we want

to encourage the use of instruments in any way we can.”

The Casio company’s relationship with Sorum and the GRAMMY organization

has gone a long way to enabling that goal. In May 2012, Casio participated

in the annual “GRAMMY Camp–Basic Training” in New York City

and awarded four high school students with Privia keyboards.

Casio has also been involved in The Songwriters project in association

with the GRAMMYs and BMG management by providing a financial contribution

to this nationwide search for new songwriters.

Overall, says Schmidt, the company prides itself on being flexible in

its support of artists. “We are a well-rounded company that is passionate

about music.”

For information regarding Casio’s up-and-coming artists, please visit

http://casiomusicgear.com/artists

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CAREER CONNECTION

By Andy Mesecher

EPIC PROPORTIONS

Not Just Another “Buy On” Tour

If you've ever been discouraged

by a DIY tour, due to expenses,

travel arrangements or even

healthy food options, raise your

hand. Epic Proportions Tour

founders Gabe Kubanda and Peter

Sotos were no different.

The two met at a mixer and

discussed the current industry’s

unreasonable touring expectations

for bands to be taken seriously by

various labels. Over the next few

months, Kubanda, a musician and

VH1 Classic cast member, and

Sotos, a booking agent, developed

a new concept: devise a tour that

guarantees musicians will actually

make money.

“We found a better way to book,”

states Sotos. “We realized that

there was no way to survive by just

playing venues.” The only time Epic

Proportions Tour books a standard

club is if the venue itself is an

attraction, like the Hollywood Hard

Rock Café for example. For the

most part, Epic sticks to the formula

of colleges and military bases.

“I used to be a paratrooper in

the 82nd Airborne so I have a

lot of military connections,” says

Sotos. “I started calling around

[explaining what the tour could

provide as a form of entertainment]

and a lot of the guys I used to serve

with now [have the authority to

approve our events]. We recently

played a military show in El Paso

with Sick Puppies in front of 2,000

servicemen.”

Epic’s managers partner with

the venue to promote each gig as a

unique show within the area. With

the booking responsibilities taken

out of the hands of the artists, they

can instead focus on their craft and

up-coming live performances.

The tour formula is simple:

TOUR

Lost In Atlantis at Eagle Rock High School in Eagle Rock, CA

"WE DON'T CARE IF YOU DON'T HAVE A FOLLOWING. WE

DON'T NEED YOU TO HAVE A FOLLOWING. WE HAVE A BUILT-IN

AUDIENCE AT ALL OF OUR SHOWS."

Pay $2,500 up front, and let tour

management handle everything

else (including hotel and bus fees).

While the initial cost sounds steep,

make no mistake, if a band commit

to the tour, they will earn more

than the initial investment back

by tour’s end. “We pay the bands

$150 per show day,” Sotos says.

“We guarantee the bands at least

20 paid show dates. Do the math

and you see you're guaranteed to

make at least $500 [more than you

invested]. Plus we pay a merch

girl to sit at your table and sell

your merch while you keep 100

percent of the sales.” And as the

experienced booker explains, you

don’t even need a solid fanbase.

“We don't care if you don’t have

a following. We don't need you to

have a following. We have a built-in

audience at all of our shows.”

The tour isn’t accepting just

any band, however. Because of

the unique venues, metal and hiphop

artists should pass on this

opportunity. Epic seeks artists

with clean lyrics that don’t involve

drug references or hate speech.

“We’re looking for clean cut, upbeat

entertainment,” Sotos explains. “At

the end of the day it’s our clients

who decide to open the gates or

not. … And we are looking for

bigger bands because Gabe is

a singer-songwriter and we don't

want to do just one genre. Our core

audience is 14-22. The music has

to fit that.”

The Epic Proportions Tour isn’t

just looking to hear from artists. It

is also looking for sponsorships for

its bus and stage as well as media

coverage. “We jump through hoops

for our sponsors. We will bring

products, mention you in all of our

fliers, interviews, etc. We’re also

looking to wrap our bus with logos

which is great for anyone because

we are constantly on tour.”

Should the Mayans be crazy,

2013 will be a big year for Epic

Proportions Tour. Artists on the

tour will be involved in EPT Spring

Tour, and parts of Warped Tour,

with appearances lined up for

SXSW, NAMM and CMJ as well.

Contact Gabe Kubanda and

Peter Sotos,

info@epicproportionstour.com

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CD REVIEWS

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Eva Cassidy

The Best of Eva Cassidy

Blix Street Records

Producer: Chris Biondo

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Boys Like Girls

Crazy World

Columbia Records

Producer: Martin Johnson

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Alexander Spit

A Breathtaking Trip to that Otherside

Deacon

Producer: Alexander Spit

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Whitehorse

The Fate of the World Depends

on This Kiss

Six Shooter Records/Warner

Music Canada

Producer: Luke Doucet

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Before her untimely death at 33, Eva

Cassidy, not widely known at the time,

had already demonstrated great artistry.

This compilation unites Cassidy’s

broad body of work showcasing her

enormous range and depth of expression.

From the bluesy, gospel-like

“Wade in the Water” to ballads like

“Autumn Leaves” and “I Know You by

Heart,” Cassidy proves she is a talent

to be reckoned with. Her prophetic

rendition of Sting’s “Fields of Gold”

surpasses his version while “Over the

Rainbow” creates excitement through

vocal arrangement and unique interpretation.

Although Cassidy didn’t live

to see her huge success, her gift to the

world has rendered her an international

treasure. ——Ellen Woloshin

Crazy World is Boys Like Girls’ first

release since their short hiatus, which

began in February 2011. The album

is peppered with a number of angstheavy

songs counterbalanced with

a fair offering of more upbeat, lighthearted

tunes that have the potential

to incite arena sing-alongs. Standouts

include “Life Of The Party,” a jaunty

ditty sounding not unlike Paul Simon.

“Leaving California” launches with

a contemplative, nearly melancholy

piano riff but overall manages to avoid

darker, more downcast waters. Crazy

World starts and ends with the more

sanguine songs framing the dirge-like

material that tends to weigh down the

middle.

——Rob Putnam

Johnny Depp eat your heart out, or

puke your mushrooms out, because this

S.F.-raised/L.A.-based rapper/producer

is all up on your Hunter S. Thompson

tip; he’s borrowing the idea of a

psychedelic roadtrip as a thematic

device (a la Fear And Loathing), and

he’s eating shrooms, drinking Jack and

driving in the desert. We don’t know if

he really was DUI, though it sounds

and appears that way in a new video

helmed by Deacon co-founder, Jason

Goldwatch. You’ll appreciate a rapper

that cites Thompson and Charles Bukowski

along with his anti-gangster

bravado. You’ll also recognize that he

doesn’t date the album by submitting to

the dubstep craze, but keeps the beats

fierce and dubby. ——Daniel Siwek

Luke Doucet and Melissa McClelland

have established solo careers in their

own right, with Juno Award nominations

and a collaborative/backing vocalist

stint with Sarah McLachlan, respectively.

So when the husband and

wife decided to team up to form Whitehorse,

it was destined to evolve into

something bigger than the both of them.

Their sound spans the gamut from the

darkly seductive “Achilles’ Desire” to

the serene and poetic “Mismatched

Eyes.” The disc is a travelogue down

a myriad of avenues through alt-country,

new-age folk and bluesy pop. And

the mash up of acoustic-meets-digital

recalls ‘80s new wavers Timbuk 3

crossed with the artistry of a Richard

Thompson. ——Eric A. Harabadian

Kate Earl

Stronger

Downtown Records

Producer: Various

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Geri King

Masquerade

Khepera Records

Producer: Various

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Coheed And Cambria

The Aftermath: Ascension

Everything Evil/Hundred Handed

Producer: Various

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Robert DeLong

Just Movement

Glassnote Records

Producer: Robert DeLong

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Uplifting yet heartbreaking, inspirational

yet wandering, Stronger follows Kate

Earl’s passionate soul as it embarks on

an enlightening voyage of life and love.

Influenced by the lyrical brilliance of

Brett Dennen, Earl resonates the raw,

folksy sound of iconic poetic muses

(think Linda Ronstadt on “California,”

early Joni Mitchell on “Stronger”) while

infusing a rustic pop-rock/indie vibe all

her own. With this release Earl emotionally

expands her artistic boundaries

as a hopeful, free-spirited American

Girl searching for abandoned compassion

(“Raven”). A lyrical journey backed

by catchy acoustics and crisp, soothing

vocals, Earl eventually discovers some

life obstacles are simply “Not the End

of the World.” ——Danica Bellini

This renowned entrepreneur and

Grammy and Dove Award nominee

has enjoyed four Top 10 hits on Australian

radio and gold/platinum sales

in over seven countries. With its blend

of vulnerability, romance and female

empowerment in the face of faithless

lovers, King’s fourth full-length set

could be the one to push her over the

top Stateside. Beautiful backing vocals

behind her sweet yet sassy Patti

Austin-like emotional lead voice, she

throws up a colorful mix that’s grounded

in classic R&B yet includes splashes

of jazz, hip-hop and electronic.

She’s going for a worldwide release—

no doubt pleasing her longtime fans

as her infectious vibe instantly creates

new ones. ——Jonathan Widran

The days of indie Coheed and Cambria

are over. However, the first half of this

double feature (remember when labels

actually released two-part CDs at once?),

The Aftermath: Ascension, may bring

vintage fans back to future shows. With

Josh Eppard returning to the kit—where

he belongs (nothing against the talented

Chris Pennie)—and the addition of bassist

Zach Cooper, the album begins with

a conversation between astronaut and

supercomputer (think Sigourney Weaver

in Alien). We are then faded into the epic

tale of “Domino the Destitute” before

settling into “The Aftermath.” Similar to

Year of the Black Rainbow, listeners will

obsess over one hook only to mildly enjoy

the next, but understand the big picture

nonetheless. ——Andy Mesecher

Robert Delong isn’t always a bummer;

on a few tracks he’s actually rocking the

party (even if the party is just the two of

you in the car on the way to Coachella).

And on another, “Few Years Make,” he’s

the Paul Simon of electronica, using his

sweet voice to give us vignettes of a love

story. One of DeLong’s favorite movies

is 2001: A Space Odyssey, which

explains why many of his rhythms start

out primal only to be match-cut with the

technologically sublime; and yet, deep

down, no matter how mechanical, like

HAL, it’s got soul. Many of his sounds

come from his interaction with a series

of video game systems (especially the

Wii) which, no matter how artificially

blissful, is comfort food for our generation’s

ears. ——Daniel ——Daniel Siwek Siwek

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NEW MUSIC CRITIQUES

Music Connection’s executive committee rates recorded music on a scale of 1 to 10. Number 1 represents the lowest possible score, 10 represents the highest possible score.

A final score of 6 denotes a solid, competent artist. For more information, see Submission Guidelines on next the page.

Brandon Alan

AM Session

Contact: eileen@eileen.koch.com

Web: brandonalanmusic.com

Seeking: Label, Film/TV

Style: Singer-Songwriter

Username: brandon alan

Contact: bgreiert@gmail.com

Web: sonicbids.com/amsessionmusic

Seeking: Film/TV, Booking, Management

Style: Classic Rock/Jam Band/Rock

Username: amsession

Production

9

Lyrics

7

Music

8

Vocals

9

Musicianship 9

n altogether appealing vocalist /

Acrafty songwriter meets up with

superior engineering and the results

are high-calibre, mainstream and a

little bit country. The college ladies

will especially take to Alan's resonant

rasp, whose promise of sexy intimacy

recalls John Mayer. This artist is also

a nimble guitar picker whose perfect

tone and concise solos connect time

and again. Exploring the ins and outs

of love relationships on "Goodbye,"

"Different Way" and the stark, simple

"Just Say When," this artist and his

expert backups have a bright future.

Production

9

Lyrics

7

Music

9

Vocals

8

Musicianship 9

ike an engine spewing gritty, greasy

Lsmoke in its wake, this guitar-driven

outfit gets gloriously dirty guitar effects

on every outing. The chunky tone of

"16th Broken Road" mirrors the tune's

malevolence; and even better news is

that Bobby Greiert's gravelly, whiskeyseared

voice is the perfect match. On

"Villain" he shreds the vocal, really

sells its bar-brawl qualities. "Evidence"

adds a tasty sax solo and bourbonsweet

organ undertones. Like a great

tapestry, each song is distinctive yet

of a larger piece, making these guys a

cut way above most blues-rock bands.

Vassy

Kat McGivern

Contact: vassybookings@gmail.com

Web: kissmyvassy.com

Seeking: Booking, Film/TV

Style: Pop

Username: vassybookings@gmail.com

Contact: amanda@lafamos.com

Web: katmcgivern.com

Seeking: Label, Film/TV, Booking

Style: Pop

Username: kat mcgivern

Production

8

Lyrics

8

Music

7

Vocals

8

Musicianship 8

.A. based Aussie brings an appealing

voice and freshness to her

L

fizz-pop material, like "We Are Young,"

an infectious tune whose huge beats

and singalong chant remind us of

fun., with a little '80s "Hey Mickey"

flavor. The supercatchy "Could This

Be Love" employs an island uke,

cute harmonies and cool synth tones

for a female Bruno Mars effect. The

carbonated, carefree pop continues

with "Beautiful Day." The promising

Vassy is currently enjoying Billboard

dance chart success with remixes of

"We Are Young" by Dave Aude.

Brit Woollard

Production

8

Lyrics

8

Music

8

Vocals

8

Musicianship 7

ith her catchy electronic dance-

hooks and in-your-face lyrics,

Wpop

Boston-based artist Kat McGivern

stakes a claim to territory somewhere

between Ke$ha and Karmin. Her

propulsive, 4/4 pop tune "Mr. Sleazy"

is a swaggering putdown song. "Hit It

& Quit It" is a bold sex-fueled comeon

that's beyond provocative. The

acoustic guitar-based "Cheap Thrill,"

however, reveals McGivern's fragile,

vulnerable side, complete with a classic

Cranberries vocal flair. All in all,

this artist presents a volatile, multidimensional

(or is it schizo?) persona.

Production

8

Lyrics

7

Music

8

Vocals

8

Musicianship 8

Franklin Vanderbilt

Contact: franklinvanderbilt@mac.com

Web: franklin-vanderbilt.com

Seeking: Film/TV

Style: Rock

Username: franklin vanderbilt

ction-flick credit sequences come

Ato mind when hearing Vanderbilt's

dynamic, pyrotechnic "Alive" (great

kick-drum) from this self-produced

artist (and Lenny Kravitz drummer)

whose husky-sexy voice proclaims

"You will never take me alive!" While

the vocal is overpowered by the song's

production (perhaps add a female

backup?) his best vocal persona emerges

on the warm, acoustic ballad

"Everybody's Talkin' About Love." Both

tunes are solid, but could benefit from

a judicious trim and a lighter touch on

the drum mix.

Norma Cordova

Production

8

Lyrics

7

Music

8

Vocals

7

Musicianship 8

8mm

Contact: sos@sosmanagement.com

Web: 8mmlovesyou.com

Seeking: Southern Tour Partner

Style: Alt. Industrial Trip Hop Country Rock

Username: 8mm

ew songs from 8mm are altogether

Npossessed by a folk-blues demon,

as in "Between the Devil and Two Black

Hearts" where boot-stomping drum

beats and male and female vocal leads

make it a prime film/TV candidate for

a prison breakout sequence. Juliette

Beavan takes the lead on both "Kin"

(nice slide work could be louder) and

"The One," whose dynamic intro sets

the pace for Beavan's yelps and purrs

amid an assortment of wailing guitars.

The track conjures visions of an excellent

car commercial placement.

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NEW MUSIC CRITIQUES

Handshakes

Jai Nitai Lotus

Production

7

Lyrics

7

Music

8

Vocals

8

Musicianship 7

Contact: info@handshakesband.com

Web: handshakesband.com

Seeking: Label, Booking, Film/TV, Distr.,

Mgmt

Style: Indie Rock / Alt Rock

Username: handshakes

olid hooks and Beatleeque har-

are married to obtuse

Smonies

lyrics characterizes by this tight unit,

whose bedroom-quality recordings

make good use of a doubling effect on

vocals. "Vacation" is upbeat powerpop

with full-band vocal choruses, chiming

guitars and a distinctive melody line.

On "Villains & Crooks" the band veers

into sexy-cool psych-pop with notable

bass work. "Explosions" kicks hard

with its chorus, big guitar chords and

a tasty synth-trumpet effect. It's clear

the Handshakes have a vision for what

they can become. Keep working.

Production

8

Lyrics

7

Music

7

Vocals

7

Musicianship 8

Contact: nik@ballinpr.com

Web: soundloud.com/lotus-jai-natai

Seeking: Label

Style: hip-hop

Username: jai nitai lotus

igorous, but not aggro, bold but

Vnot boastful, JNL's tracks emit an

"organic, no artificial ingredients" glow

beginning with the hand claps and

cello of "Mingus Clap" whose gliding

freeflow in the second verse has a

Kanye vibe minus the arrogance. Dark

beats and a message of light defines

"Hard Times Being Blessed" a tune

that, with its sweet a cappella outro,

is all about the feel, not the hook.

"Get Gone" has unique beats, fresh

sounds, a wholly distinctive thrust. We

don't hear radio hits; but we do feel the

integrity, and the talent to back it up.

Production

8

Lyrics

7

Music

7

Vocals

7

Musicianship 8

Le Reverie

Contact: Doug Deutsch, dougdeutschpr@

gmail.com

Web: lereverie.com

Seeking: Label, Booking, Film/TV, Distr.

Style: Goth-Rock

Username: le reverie

ronted by Allie Jorgen, Le Reverie

Fdelivers a goth-fueled arenasized

vision exemplified by the darkly

sensual "Twisted" and "Le Reverie,"

with heaps of hard-rock riffage and

haunted yearning. While Jorgen lacks

multifaceted, powerhouse pipes, she

gets the most from her instrument on

the power ballad "Ghost of You," with

its lighter, Stevie Nicks aura. Overall,

we sense that her talented musicians

could contribute even more, and some

elements (piano) could sound much

grander, to complement the band's

epic intentions.

Spunknoble Photography

Production

8

Lyrics

7

Music

7

Vocals

8

Musicianship 7

Samantha Newark

Contact: notimpossiblesheLLC@gmail.com

Web: samanthanewark.com

Seeking: Label, Mgmt, Film/TV, Booker

Style: Synth/Pop/Electronica

Username: samanthanewark

ewark's synth-pop material is ex-

produced, particularly in its

Npertly

vocal blends. The erotic, big-beat "I

Got Everything" is post-Abdul dance

pop with all of its charms on its shiny

surface. The song's decent hook,

dressed with vintage synth FX, builds

drama and makes for a solid outing.

Bursting with optimism, "Something

Good" mines a similar vein with excellent

vocal production. Newark's

voice is best on "Take Me As I Am,"

where the track takes a back seat to

the singer's warm maturity. In fact, the

ballad sounds like her true strength.

The Real Tripp

Contact: trippmo00@yahoo.com

Web: soundcloud.com/the_realtripp

Seeking: Label, Booking

Style: Urban Folk

Username: tripp

A Splinter

Contact: asplinterband@gmail.com

Web: reverbnation.com/asplinter

Seeking: Label, Booking, Film/TV, Distr.

Style: World Pop, Folk

Username: a splinter

Production

6

Lyrics

7

Music

7

Vocals

7

Musicianship 6

he stark simplicity of this artist's

Twork—folk-blues with a very

stark, modern edge that's akin to

Elliott Smith—sneaks up and takes

hold. That's especially true of "Dense

Bones" where voice, acoustic guitar,

the subtle addition of drums and

electric guitar filligrees makes a bigger

impact than one might expect, building

drama for its line "I see the devil and

he's gaining." On the equally haunting

"Love Is Bad," Tripp uses compelling

wordplay that commands attention.

There's a definite core of originality

here that holds promise.

Production

7

Lyrics

5

Music

6

Vocals

6

Musicianship 8

rtist Ashot Tadevosian has en-

solid production and excel-

Alisted

lent musicians for his world-flavored

project, A Splinter. "Black Cat," delivered

in his native language, is

most notable for its appealing violin.

"The Date" and "Every Day" are both

sung without artifice in English with

a somewhat Leonard Cohen air. The

former tells of a sexy encounter that

leads to an unfortunate end, while

the latter is an all-out screed against

modern consumerism. We suggest

this artist work to make his lyrics more

poetically vivid.

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LIVE REVIEWS

von Grey

The Roxy Theatre

West Hollywood, CA

Contact: promo@vongreymusic.com

Web: http://vongreymusic.com

The Players: Fiona von Grey, vocals, guitar,

violin; Annika von Grey, vocals, guitar, violin,

banjo, keys; Petra von Grey, keyboards, lap

steel, backup vocals; Kathryn von Grey, cello,

mandolin, moog bass pedals.

Username: promo@vongreymusic.com

Material: A talented quartet of sisters, von Grey

seamlessly blend elements of folk, country and

rock. If Tori Amos and the Dixie Chicks adopted

a pack of teenagers with indie cred, this is what

they’d sound like. Songs like “Coming For You”

highlight the group’s knack for driving, catchy melodies,

while their softer, deeply personal side is

exposed through tunes like “Shane.” The band’s

instantly relatable songs seem perfectly made for

AAA radio, though there’s potential here for crossover

to country or AC formats.

Musicianship: The heart of von Grey lies in

dual lead singers Fiona and Annika. Their voices

soar, twist and harmonize perfectly, reminiscent

of another sister group—Tegan and Sara. Each

member of the band plays multiple instruments,

allowing for broader arrangements in the songs.

Kathryn’s cello playing shines powerfully through

the music, while youngest sister Petra admirably

handles the keys. One can’t help but think that the

group would benefit from a live drummer, rather

than using samples and drum pads. Such an addition

would add to the sound and really give the

von Grey: A talented quartet of sisters who seamlessly blend elements of folk, country and rock.

music greater sonic depth.

Performance: While Petra and Kathryn did fine

work holding down their own, dual lead vocalists

Fiona and Annika really stole the show. It wasn’t

just the musicianship that seemed beyond their

years, but their stage presence. From engaging

smiles to humorous interactions with the crowd,

these girls displayed charisma often missing in

performers twice their age. They also showed an

ability to roll with the punches when things didn’t

go to plan. Let a mic issue and some frayed violin

strings interrupt the good time? Not these girls.

A standout moment came in the middle of their

set when the group broke out a jazzed up version

of “She’s A Lady.” The crowd was buzzing

over the cover, though one couldn’t help but smile

when realizing that Tom Jones recorded his version

more than 20 years before any of these girls

were born.

Summary: Armed with ample musical talent and

a penchant for writing songs that get stuck in your

head, the future for von Grey is bright. Before

playing their last song, Annika confessed that this

was the band’s first performance in L.A. Judging

by the crowd’s reaction, it won’t be their last.

Corey Irwin

Mystery Twins

The End

Nashville, TN

Contact: info@mysterytwins.com

Web: http://mysterytwins.com

The Players: Doug Lehmann, vocals, guitar;

Stephanie Brush, vocals, drums.

Username: Mystery Twins

Material: This is grassroots, primitively bang-onthe-drum

garage rock with an eerie vocal touch.

Coming through waves of gruff, surfy elements

and rock from a time before rock was even a

thing—back when it was still tailed by “n’ roll”—

are vocal harmonies whose rustic, nasally pierce

send a shiver down the spine and recall the

offbeat and pitchy crooners of the ‘50s and ‘60s.

Musicianship: Mystery Twins know what to do.

While the band formed only two years ago as

a side project, Lehmann and Brush have been

melding their respective instruments with the

Clutters—a staple of Nashville underground

rock—for more than 10 years. So, yeah. Onstage

as the Mystery Twins, they need each other.

Brush’s drumming, which has a retro jangle

alternated with a Meg White fixation with the

basic stomp and thud, needs the twangy gush

of Lehmann’s guitar, just as his smoother vocals

need the sharper edge and higher pitch of hers.

Performance: It’s unfortunate but undeniable,

the degrading effect of the empty house. Only

about 25, most of whom were more preoccupied

with one another and the bar in the back of the

room, made it out to The End for Mystery Twins,

who were the opening set. Maybe everyone was

at Mercy Lounge for Wild Feathers, but it just

Mystery Twins: A grassroots, bang-on-the-drum garage rock duo.

wasn’t the night—and the sound, in quality and

clarity, was lacking. That aside, a handful who

had their eyes on the stage could vouch for the

fact that, while Lehmann and Brush played rock

& roll with the northern industrial, Motown feel,

their harmonizing, which they did on every song,

faced more toward the south and west. The pitch

and candidness of their doubled-up voices gave

the impression of an old-time folk or country

duo—who just happened to have a wiry, electric

backdrop.

Summary: If Mystery Twins can’t be the hired

band at an early ‘60s prom, they should at least be

playing in a full venue with people moving—and

they have. As one of many drum and guitar duos,

they can hold their own with a sense of melody

that’s somber, sweet and ornery all at once, and

through the charismatic and unpolished contrast

of their voices.

——Jessica Pace

Jessica Pace

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LIVE REVIEWS

Casey Wickstrom

The Joint

Los Angeles, CA

Contact: caseymwickstrom@gmail.com,

408-410-7281

Web: http://caseywickstrom.com

The Players: Casey Wickstrom, lap

slide guitar, vocals.

Username: caseymwickstrom@gmail.com

Material: Casey Wickstrom plays an unusual

form of lap slide guitar, utilizing an ordinary

acoustic guitar rather than an electric steel or resonator,

which are far more common. Although he

doesn’t use the typical slide, Wickstrom’s acoustic

is modified. It has a raised action, heavy gauge

strings and open tuning. The results are simply

astounding. His tunes generally start with some

dirty yet tasty slide action, a la Duane Allman.

Then he kicks it up into Ry Cooder/Ben Harper

territory with badass rhythms that grow bigger,

louder and faster until they finally reach an incredible

emotional crescendo. It’s so overwhelming it

produces a diabolical downpour that drenches listeners

in blues, rock and outright madness.

Musicianship: This musician is a master guitarist,

and his enthusiasm is infectious. Once

he starts playing, he’s instantly compelling. The

magnitude of his talent is obvious and his energy

level is through the roof. His instrumental songs

tend to be the best. They have a driving passion

that verges on insanity. The few tunes he

Little Red Lung

Bootleg Theatre

Los Angeles, CA

Contact: littleredlung@gmail.com

Web: http://littleredlung.com

The Players: Zoe-Ruth Erwin, lead vocals,

keyboard; Rob Hume, bass, backup vocals; Ali

Nikou, guitar; John Broeckel, drums.

Username: littleredlung

Material: Little Red Lung's material is best

marketed to those who love Nine Inch Nails and

Godhead. No, you’re getting something different

from industrial music, but thematically you can

expect the same evocative qualities of a sordid

sanatorium; a private hell of a hospice where

Ken Kesey’s Nurse Ratched might be your only

intercessor. The best example of this lyrically is

“50 Fingers”: “You play the game like no one’s

watching. Please wake up. Wake up! There’s

three inside the next apartment. Please get up!”

The Rorschach imagery continues on songs like

“Ink Blot”: “We’ve been relying on ink blot tests,

tethering white silhouettes.”

Musicianship: Hume and Erwin both effectively

harmonize throughout each performance. The interplay

of guitar and keyboard between Erwin and

Nikou on “Rare Bird” is like a fun call-and-response

somewhere between the styles of Chris Isaak and

Tom Waits. Nikou exhibits great control of the

whammy bar on haunting tremolo rich instrumentals

while Broeckel and Hume sync up nicely on some

militaristic beats for a Gaslight Anthem feel. The

structure of “50 Fingers” showcases dynamic

shifts in tempo and scale and expresses the

band's ability to pull off such changes with ease.

Performance: Little Red Lung’s website promised

an “avant-indie” display of music video and performance

art but that was not to be. Despite this,

the band got a solid response from the standing

room only audience. Erwin’s long red hair and

Casey Wickstrom: A diabolical downpour of acoustic lap slide that drenches listeners in blues and rock.

does sing are not quite as strong, but are decent

enough. His voice is gruff and abrupt, almost like

a percussion instrument that’s integrated into the

music. Overall, it’s a memorable display of great

craftsmanship.

Performance: Wickstrom was the first act on a

long bill, and few knew what to expect. Well, he

surprised everyone in the house. Within minutes

he had the crowd entranced and on its feet. Even

the venue’s manager and bartenders were caught

up in the musical storm that is Casey Wickstrom.

Between songs, he engaged the audience in a

Little Red Lung: An engrossing mixture of disparate influences.

vintage tapestry print tunic dress made it hard not

to draw comparisons to the Mamas & the Papas.

This ‘60s influence was reinforced with the band’s

performance of “Into A Landfill,” comparable to

Florence & the Machine’s “Dog Days Are Over,”

although vocally Erwin bears a strange similarity

to Fiona Apple.

There were some feedback issues on guitar,

possibly because an audience member shouted

inappropriately that the guitar needed to be louder.

This choice lost Erwin’s keys in the mix.

Summary: The frontwoman's raspy vocal quality

is perfectly suited to wicked jazz, exemplified

very personable way, explaining his tunes and

style of play. It was bravura performance all

around. Indeed, no one wanted his set to end.

Summary: This dude is a player’s player. Other

musicians can appreciate his skills, while nonmusicians

are just blown away. You don’t often

see artists like this until after they’re stars. But

Casey Wickstrom is an exception, in more ways

than one. He’s ready for the big time. In fact, he

plays like he’s already there.

——Bernard Baur

in Little Red Lung’s material (think Billie

Holiday’s Strange Fruit). This proclivity to jazz

in the contemporary avant-garde is not without

precedent in the work of Lady Gaga and fits

nicely within the band’s overall set. It may be the

direction the band will grow into as they progress.

Little Red Lung is poised for success with

a new self-titled EP that has already received

significant exposure with a remix of their song

“Fangs” appearing on So You Think You Can

Dance. The production standards for Little Red

Lung’s audio-visual synthesis make for a viable

commercial product.

——Brooke Trout

Bernard Baur

Dave Long

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LIVE REVIEWS

The Elizabeth Kill

Molly Malone’s

Los Angeles, CA

Contact: sarahgoffmusic@hotmail.com

Web: http://theelizabethkill.com

The Players: Sarah Goff, vocals; Jeremiah

Roiko, guitar; Gabriel Guyer, bass; Coreky

Manske, drums.

Username: the elizabeth kill

Material: Outfitted with a female lead singer, the

Los Angeles-based rock quartet known as the

Elizabeth Kill show no mercy with their powerpacked

set. But this band are more than just a

wall of sound built to break eardrums. Their material

contains a deeper element that could only be

pulled from a mature group of musicians. This in

no way means they are old or outdated; the Elizabeth

Kill are simply a band that know exactly what

they want and how to share it.

Musicianship: With musical maturity comes a

meticulous line-up that makes the Elizabeth Kill

a fascinating force on stage. Goff’s vocals command

attention with a sturdy dynamic range that

never slips beneath the massive sound surrounding

her. Roiko owns his guitar, wailing out solos

that could drop jaws, while Guyer channels his

energy through tenacious bass lines. Manske’s

timing is spot-on as he plays through impeccable

drum fills without breaking a sweat.

Performance: The show began with a unique approach

that immediately captured the audience’s

attention. As the band did their sound check, Goff

guided two human figures draped in a large white

sheet through the crowd and sat them in chairs

placed in front of the stage. What seemed to be

The Elizabeth Kill: A band of seasoned musicians built by a passion for live performance.

a standstill prop eventually became a projection

screen for a preview of a “making the band”

documentary. Initially feeling a little showy, the introduction

actually prefaced the show quite well,

presenting the group as unique individuals. After

this brief moment of self-promotion, the Elizabeth

Kill jumped right into their set with the oddly appropriate

“Freakshow.”

This four-piece rocked the stage with an incredible

presence and managed to stay perfectly

in sync with one another. It was obvious that they

all loved what they were doing, which made for

an extremely passionate and memorable performance.

Summary: The Elizabeth Kill take their band

very seriously. Never over the top, they’re careful

to avoid being derivative. Above all, the passion

each player holds for his or her craft is the glue

that binds this act together to create a solid force

that can rock any stage.

——Allegra Azzopardi

Allegra Azzopardi

Amber Rubarth

Webster Hall

New York, NY

Contact: monica@thinkpress.net

Web: http://amberrubarth.com

The Players: Amber Rubarth, vocals, guitar,

piano; Dave Eggar, cello; Chuck Palmer, percussion,

drums; Max ZT, hammered dulcimer; Special

guests: Rosi Golan, backup vocals; Daniel

Mintseris, melodica; Patrick Mangan, fiddle;

Chad Vaccarino, backup vocals.

Username: AmberRubarth

Material: Billed as acoustic/folk, Amber Rubarth

enlists a unique array of musicians to create a

signature sound that goes beyond any genrespecific

label. The band’s configuration is key

to elevating Rubarth’s material from guitar-centered,

well-crafted songs to true sonic gems. In

“Letter From My Lonelier Self,” Rubarth sings of

the missed opportunity to tell someone how you

feel. The song is heightened by striking harmonic

changes in the chorus along with an underlying

cello, which pushes the emotional envelope. In

“Rough Cut,” Rubarth showcases her piano skills

with a driving keyboard motif joined by cello and

percussion.

Musicianship: Rubarth has good vocal chops

and dead-on pitch, but more importantly she has

natural vocal ability that takes her performance

to the next level. With a charming vulnerability,

she uses her full range when needed. Doubling

on guitar and piano, the songwriter executes both

equally well.

Grammy nominated cellist Dave Eggar is not

only a virtuoso technician but plays with stunning

tonality and depth of emotion. Chuck Palmer on

Amber Rubarth: A savvy acoustic-folk artist surrounded by talented personnel.

percussion and drums knows just what rhythmic

touches best serve the material while Max ZT on

hammered dulcimer is the added touch that gives

this musical coterie its unique flavor.

Performance: In just shy of an hour, this audience

certainly got their money’s worth. In addition

to this engrossing core band, Rubarth spotlighted

a number of special guests; each brought something

to the table and enhanced the show. With

wall to wall music, it didn’t leave much room for

audience interaction. Rubarth’s between song

banter was sparse and sometimes the audience

became so caught up in the sonic beauty of the

playing that one couldn’t focus on what was going

on lyrically. Toward the latter part of the set

she wowed the crowd with her rendition of Bob

Dylan’s “Just like a Woman.”

Summary: Rubarth is a savvy artist who, in addition

to her natural talent, puts together a stellar

performance by venturing outside the box in her

choice of band personnel. When you like what an

artist is doing, there is a natural inclination to want

to know more about her and how she sees the

world, which incidental commentary can convey.

Perhaps a bit more would have been welcome.

Rubarth has shared the stage with Kenny Loggins

and Lisa Loeb and was the winner of NPR’s

Mountain Stage New Song Contest.

——Ellen Woloshin

Mark Shiwolich

54 January 2013 www.musicconnection.com


LIVE REVIEWS

Blackmail

Simon’s After Dark

Allen Park, MI

Contact: Mike Brooks, 313-258-4665

Web: http://reverbnation.com/blackmailtheband1

The Players: Kalonji Hakeem Mayaasa, lead

vocals, hand percussion; Mike Brooks, guitar,

backup vocals; Akmed “Bygg” El Shabazz, bass;

Doug Austin, drums.

Username: blackmail

Material: Blackmail’s self-described “ghetto rock”

is an amalgam of classic rock, metal, soul, rap

and blues. The set list consists primarily of songs

taken from their indie release Hard Groove. On

the heels of a guitar-driven “Peter Gunn” theme

they erupt into the rhythmically dense and riffladen

“Running from the Sun.” “Circles” is another

number that deftly blends smooth pop vocals with

clever and catchy rap hooks. “Govt. Mule” is a

relentless groove rocker that invokes thought and

a socially conscious attitude. Influences filter in

from a variety of sources including melodically

heavy guitar a la Van Halen and Jimi Hendrix, the

song craft of Lenny Kravitz and the modern poetic

jams of Ben Harper.

Musicianship: With a tight four-piece unit like

this it is essential that each member brings something

to the table in terms of commitment and

individuality. That is exactly what the audience

finds here. Mayaasa is a singer who knows no

bounds when it comes to delivering emotional

content and balancing it with the proper delivery.

He brings physicality to his vocals which possess

the timeless sensibility of Jackie Wilson and the

urgency of Chuck D. Brooks is his right hand man,

wielding a Les Paul with just the right amount of

rock star flash, economy and panache. Bassist

El Shabazz brandishes a mighty sound that is

Blackmail: Self-described "ghetto rock" that keeps you guessing what will happen next.

solid, with a technique that employs a seamless

command of thumb popping and rolling pedal

tones. Austin follows suit by locking in naturally

with El Shabazz but also playing light, enabling

the music to percolate and breathe.

Performance: If ever there was a person that

earned the title “frontman” it would be Mayaasa.

Dressed in a bright red head scarf and what

appeared to be an African dashiki with beads,

the singer cut quite an impressive and colorful

figure. He dove into the opening song “Running

from the Sun,” with a passion and intensity that

brought the previously sedate crowd to its feet.

Guitarist Brooks voraciously provided ample

vocal backups as well as several well-placed

solos throughout the night. At the halfway mark

in their set, and during one of those compelling

guitar breaks, Mayaasa wanted to emphasize his

reentry into a verse and, as he leapt back onto the

stage from the dance floor, spun a bar chair like

a top. El Shabazz and Austin seemed unfazed by

this as they dug their rhythmic heels in and sent

their own seismic spin throughout the venue.

Summary: Blackmail have a raw kind of energy

that is exciting. Their music literally keeps you

on the edge of your seat—you don’t know what’s

going to happen next. But the songs are tightly

bound with memorable hooks and straightahead

pacing. They are unpretentious and dedicated

ambassadors of the Motor City, exuding world

class excellence and an approachable charm and

accessibility.

——Eric A. Harabadian

Eric Harabadian

Red Again

Westwood Brewing Company

Los Angeles, CA

Contact: urigel@yahoo.com

Web: http://facebook.com/redagainrocks

The Players: Dayve Chaves, lead vocals; Uri

Gelman, guitar; Cat Tate, bass, backup vocals;

Roger Johnson, drums.

Username: urigel

Material: Grunge lives and Red Again prove it.

Armed with a bevy of hard-hitting rock, like the

fist-pump inducing “Coventry,” and the dark,

brooding song “Salvation,” the band sound like

a jam session between Alice In Chains and

Chevelle. While the wailing guitars scream active

rock radio, there’s potential here for alternative

crossover as well.

Musicianship: Taking center stage for Red

Again is their dynamic lead singer, Dayve

Chaves. While his strong vocal chops are impressive,

it’s his ability to engage the crowd that

really stands out. Whether encouraging fans to

sing along or dancing in the audience, Chaves

displays the kind of charisma rarely found in

small club shows. Equally as magnetic is guitarist

Uri Gelman, his soaring solos and flowing hair

conjuring up images of a young Slash. Cat Tate

and Roger Johnson round out the quartet. While

both do respectable jobs keeping the rhythm

section going, they tend to fall back in the

shadows as Chaves and Gelman own the stage.

Performance: Red Again set the tone quickly,

starting their set with the high-octance rocker

Red Again: Proving grunge still has a place in live music.

“Time And Place.” Other standout tracks

included “Disorder,” reminiscent of Core era

Stone Temple Pilots, and the soaring, heartfelt

“Riot In My Head.” A couple of originals got

lost in the sound, as “The Right Way” and

“Raised In Hell” fell flat when compared to their

counterparts. Perhaps the best surprises came

via the covers Red Again mixed into their set.

In most cases, a grunge style band covering

Pearl Jam would come across as nothing more

than glorified karaoke. This was not the case, as

Red Again knocked out an impressive version

of “Even Flow” that would’ve had Eddie Vedder

himself cheering. A head-banging cover of Al

Green’s “Take Me To The River” proved to be

an unexpected highlight, while their final song,

a cover of Billy Idol’s “Rebel Yell,” had the crowd

on their feet.

Summary: Although the sound is raw at times,

the talent within this band is undeniable. “Riot In

My Head” will be featured in the movie Wedding

Bells and Shotgun Shells, appearing at the

Sundance Film Festival. With a little more focus

toward improving their weaker songs, Red Again

will find more placement opportunities, enabling

the band to step up to the next level.

——Corey Irwin

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PO Box 1251

Culver City, CA 90232

718-636-0259

Web: www.259records.com

E-mail: info@2minutes59.com

1-2-3-4 GO! RECORDS

420 40th St., Ste. #5

Oakland, CA 94609

510-985-0325

E-mail: store@1234gorecords.com

Web: www.1234gorecords.com

Styles/Specialties: rock, punk

4AD RECORDS

2035 Hyperion Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90027

E-mail: 4AD@4AD.com

Web: www.4ad.com

Roster: The National, Blonde Redhead,

Deerhunter, Efterklang, St. Vincent, Bon Iver,

The Big Pink, Camera Obscura.

Styles/Specialties: rock/indie

Additional locations:

304 Hudson St.

New York, NY 10013

17-19 Alma Road, SW18 1AA, UK

18TH & VINE RECORDS

ALLEGRO MEDIA GROUP

20048 N.E. San Rafael St.

Portland, OR 97230

503-491-8480

Web: www.allegro-music.com

Styles/Specialties: jazz, bebop, soul-jazz

21ST CENTURY STUDIO

Silver Lake, CA

323-661-3130

E-mail: 21stcenturystudio@earthlink.net

Web: www.21stcenturystudio.com

Styles/Specialties: rock, folk, ethnic,

acoustic groups, books on tape, actor

voice presentations

Burt Levine, A&R

A389 RECORDINGS

P.O. Box 12058

Baltimore, MD 21281

E-mail: dom@a389records.com

Web: www.a389records.com

Styles/Specialties: hard rock, metal

AARON RECORDS

P.O. Box 428

Portland, TN 37148

615-325-3340

E-mail: aaronrecords@aol.com

Web: www.aaronrecords.com

Jim Case, A&R

ABET MUSIC

411 E. Huntington Dr., Ste. 107-372

Arcadia, CA 91006

866-574-0275

Web: www.abetmusic.com

Styles/Specialties: electronica, acoustic,

ambient, chill, rock, alternative,

world and classical

ABSOLUTE RECORDS

P.O. Box 681853

Franklin, TN 37068

E-mail: info@absoluterecords.com

Web: www.absoluterecords.com

Styles/Specialties: All styles

ACCIDENTAL MUZIK, INC.

1312 N. Ave. 45

Los Angeles, CA 90041

323-316-4932

E-mail: adammoseley@mac.com

Web: www.accidentalmuzik.com,

www.adammoseley.com

Styles: alternative, latin, rock, acoustic

*Accepts unsolicited material

Adam Moseley, A&R

ACQUISITIONS/KOSMIC MUSIC

9100 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 706 W.

Beverly Hills, CA 90212

310-777-0222 Fax 310-777-0278

E-mail: info@kosmicmusic.com

Web: www.kosmicmusic.com

Styles/Specialties: new age, meditation

ACTIVATE ENTERTAINMENT

11054 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 333

Studio City, CA 91604

818-505-0669

E-mail: jay@2activate.com

Styles/Specialties: urban, rock & EDM

James Arthur, A&R

A-F RECORDS

P.O. Box 71266

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

E-mail: press@a-frecords.com

Web: www.a-frecords.com

Styles/Specialties: punk rock

*Accepts unsolicited material

Pat Thetic, A&R

Chris Head, A&R

Justin Sane, A&R

AFTERMATH ENTERTAINMENT

(Interscope Records)

2220 Colorado Ave., 5th Fl.

Santa Monica, CA 90404

310-865-7642 Fax 310-865-7068

Web: www.aftermathmusic.com

E-mail: kirdis@aol.com,

alicia.graham@umusic.com

Styles/Specialties: hip-hop, rap, urban,

contemporary R&B

*No unsolicited material

Andre Young (Dr Dre), President

ALIAS RECORDS

10153 1/2 Riverside Dr., Ste. #115

Toluca Lake, CA 91602

818-566-1034

E-mail: accounts@aliasrecords.com,

delight@aliasrecords.com

Web: www.aliasrecords.com

Styles/Specialties: indie-rock, singersongwriters,

electronica

Distribution: Morphius, Carrot Top,

iTunes, IODA

*No unsolicited material

Delight Jenkins, Owner

ALLIGATOR RECORDS

P.O. Box 60234

Chicago, IL 60660-0234

773-973-7736 Fax 773-973-2088

E-mail: info@allig.com

Web: www.alligator.com

Styles/Specialties: blues, roots,

contemporary blues

*Unsolicited material accepted. Maximum

four songs per demo, seven-month backup in

replying. Will not accept inquiries or phone calls

regarding the receipt or status of submissions.

Bruce Iglauer, President

ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES

P.O. Box 419092

San Francisco, CA 94141

510-596-8981 Fax 510-596-8982

E-mail: jb@alternativetentacles.com

Web: www.alternativetentacles.com

Styles/Specialties: punk rock, spoken-word,

underground

*ONLY accept physical demos-audio CD, vinyl,

DVD or cassette. No electronic demos or links

to websites.

Jello Biafra, A&R

A&M (UMG)

2220 Colorado Ave., 5th Fl.

Santa Monica, CA 90404

310-865-1000

E-mail: a.ferguson@umusic.com

Web: www.interscope.com

Styles/Specialties: pop, rock,

alternative, metal

*No unsolicited material

A&M/OCTONE RECORDS

113 University Pl. 11th Fl.

New York, NY 10003

646-845-1700

E-mail: info@octanerecords.com

Web: www.amoctone.com

Unsolicited material accepted.

Please e-mail a link to your web or

Myspace to demosubmision1@gmail.com

(no attachments)

James Diener, CEO/President

AMATHUS MUSIC

P.O. Box 95

Hewlett, NY 11557

E-mail: amathusmusic@aol.com

Web: www.amathusmusic.com,

www.myspace.com/amathusmusic

Styles/Specialties: DanceMusic/Electronic/Pop

Chris Panaghi, A&R

AMERICAN EAGLE RECORDINGS

13001 Dieterle Ln.

St. Louis, MO 63127

888-521-8146, 314-965-5648

E-mail: info@americaneaglerecordings.com

Web: www.americaneaglerecordings.com

Styles/Specialties: Country

AMERICAN LAUNDROMAT RECORDS

P.O. Box 85

Mystic, CT 06355

860-460-8903 Fax 860-245-3669

E-mail:americanlaundromat@hotmail.com

Web: www.alr-music.com

Styles/Specialties: indie rock, tribute

compilations

*We do not accept unsolicited materials

Joseph H. Spadaro, Founder & President

AMERICAN RECORDINGS (Republic

Records/Universal)

9830 Wilshire Blvd.

Beverly Hills, CA 90212-1804

310-272-2100

E-mail: rico@americanrecordings.com,

antony.bland@americanrecordings.com

Web: www.americanrecordings.com

Styles/Specialties: all genres

*No unsolicited material

Rick Rubin, President

Dino Paredes, Vice President A&R

Antony Bland, Director A&R

Richard Csabai, A&R

Rod Kukla, Sr. VP A&R

ANTI-

2798 Sunset Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90026

213-355-5000

E-mail: info@epitaph.com

Web: www.anti.com

Styles/Specialties: indie rock

Brett Gurewitz, A&R

Andy Kaulkin, President

API RECORDS

P.O. Box 7041

Watchung, NJ 07069

E-mail: Apirecords@verizon.net

Web: www.apirecords.com

Styles/Specialties: Classical, Pop-Rock

APPLESEED RECORDINGS

P.O. Box 2593

West Chester, PA 19380

610-701-5755

E-mail: jim@appleseedmusic.com

Web: www.appleseedmusic.com

Styles/Specialties: AC

ARISTA NASHVILLE

(See Sony Music Nashville)

ASTRALWERKS

A&R Department

150 5th Ave.

New York, NY 10011

E-mail: feedback@astralwerks.net,

glenn@astralweks.com

Web: www.astralwerks.com

Styles/Specialties: electronic, dance,

alternative, techno

*No Unsolicited material accepted.

Glenn Mendlinger, GM

ATLANTIC RECORDS

(parent company Warner Bros. Records)

3400 W. Olive Ave., 2nd Fl.

Burbank, CA 91505

818-238-6800

E-mail: sam.riback@atlanticrecords.com

Web: www.atlanticrecords.com

*No unsolicited material

Michael Caren, President, A&R

Sam Riback, Sr. VP A&R

Shawn Barron, Sr. Director, Urban

Aaron Bay-Schuck, Sr. V.P., Urban

Chris Morris, A&R

ATLANTIC RECORDS GROUP

1290 Ave. of the Americas

New York, NY 10104

212-707-2000

E-mail: craig.kallman@atlanticrecords.com,

julie.greenwald@atlanticrecords.com

Web: www.atlanticrecords.com

*No unsolicited material

Craig Kallman, Chairman/CEO

Julie Greenwald, Chairman/COO

Pete Ganbarg, Head of A&R

Michael Kyser, President, Black Music

Darrale Jones, VP A&R, Urban

Zvi Edelman, VP A&R

Jeff Levin, Director A&R

ATO RECORDS

44 Wall St. 23rdNew York, NY 10005

E-mail: info@atorecords.com

Web: www.atorecords.com

Styles/Specialties: All Genres: pop, rock,

acoustic rock, indie

*Demo Submissions will only be accepted

by mail

Will Botwin, President/CEO

AUTHENTIK ARTISTS

714-321-1471

Web: www.authentikartists.com

E-mail: Bob@authentikartists.com

Scott Austin, CEO/Creative Director

Bob Bradley, VP Arist Relations

AWARE RECORDS

1316 Sherman Ave., #215

Evanston, IL 60201-4419

847-424-2000

E-mail: awareinfo@awaremusic.com

Web: www.awarerecords.com

Styles/Specialties: Rock

*No unsolicited material

Steve Smith, VP A&R

BA DA BING! RECORDS

181 Clermont Ave., Apt. 403

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718-360-5561

E-mail: hello@badabingrecords.com

Web: www.badabingrecords.com

Styles/Specialties: Really weird stuff that can

still make you cry

BAD BOY RECORDS

subsidiary of Warner Music Group

Bad Boy World Entertainment Group

1710 Broadway, 6th Fl.

New York, NY 10019

E-mail: scombs@badboyworldwide.com,

hfelizor@badboyworldwide.com

Web: www.facebook.com/badboyrecords

*No unsolicited material

Sean Combs, CEO

Harve Pierre, President

Hughes Skid Felizor, A&R

Gwen Niles, VP A&R Admin

BAR-NONE RECORDS

P.O. Box 1704

Hoboken, NJ 07030

201-770-9090

E-mail: emmy@bar-none.com

Web: www.bar-none.com

Styles/Specialties: indie rock

*Unsolicited material accepted

Glenn Morrow, Owner

Emmy Black, A&R

Mark Lipsitz, GM

BARSUK RECORDS

P.O. Box 22546

Seattle, WA 98122

E-mail: questions@barsuk.com

Web: www.barsuk.com

Distribution: ADA/WEA

Styles/Specialties: Indie Rock

*No unsolicited material

Josh Rosenfeld, President

BEGGARS GROUP

(Also XL Recordings, Beggars Banquet, 4AD,

Matador, Rough Trade, Young Turks)

304 Hudson St. 7th Fl.

New York, NY, 10013-1012

212-995-5882 Fax 212-995-5883

E-mail: banquet@beggars.com

Web: www.beggarsgroupusa.com

Styles/Specialties: indie-rock, pop, electronic

and many more

Roster: Badly Drawn Boy, Tindersticks, Mojave

3, the National, Electrelane, Peaches, Natacha

Atlas and more

Distribution: ADA

Additional location:

2035 Hyperion Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90027

213-341-4823

BIELER BROS. RECORDS

4100 N. Powerline Rd. #U5

Pompano Beach, FL

33073954-979-4781 Fax 954-979-9709

E-mail: info@bielerbros.com

Web: www.bielerbros.com

Styles/Specialties: hard rock, metal

*Accepts unsolicited material

Jason Bieler, Owner

Aaron Bieler, Owner

BIG DEAL RECORDS

4658 Wortser Ave.

Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

818-789-4483

Web: www.myspace.com/bdrecords

Styles/Specialties: rock, pop, AC

Distribution: Ryko

*No unsolicited material

Henry Marx, President/CEO

Bill Dern, GM/Head of Business Affairs

BIG NOISE

11 S. Angell St., Ste. 336

Providence, RI 02906

401-274-4770

E-mail: algomes@bignoisenow.com

Web: www.bignoisenow.com

Styles/Specialties: artists have included

Christina Aguilera, Katharine McPhee, Jim

Brickman, Paul Doucette (Matchbox 20), Little

Anthony & the Imperials, Bela Fleck, Patti

Rothberg

*Currently accepting demo submissions.

Please call or e-mail first.

Al Gomes, A&R

BLACKHEART RECORDS

636 Broadway

New York, NY 10012

212-353-9600 Fax 212-353-8300

E-mail: blackheart@blackheart.com

Web: www.blackheart.com

Styles/Specialties: all styles

*Unsolicited material accepted, attn: A&R Dept.

Zander Wolff, A&R

BLIND PIG RECORDS

P.O. Box 2344

San Francisco, CA 94126

415-550-6484 Fax 415-550-6485

E-mail: info@blindpigrecords.com

Web: www.blindpigrecords.com

Styles/Specialties: blues

Ed Chmelewski, A&R

BLOODSHOT RECORDS

3039 W. Irving Park Rd.

Chicago, IL 60618

773-604-5300

E-mail: bshq@bloodshotrecords.com

Web: www.bloodshotrecords.com

Styles/Specialties: punk, country, soul, pop,

bluegrass, blues and rock

Rob Miller, Owner

Nan Warshaw, Owner

BLUE LADY RECORDS

5042 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 537

Los Angeles, CA 90036

323-296-2272

E-mail: bmorrblues@aol.com

Styles/Specialties: blues, jazz

Roster: Barbara Morrison, Thurman Green,

Buster Cooper,

Al McKibbon, Phil Wright, Tommy Gryce

Barbara Morrison, A&R

BLUE NOTE (EMI)

150 5th Ave., 6th Fl.

New York, NY 10011

212-786-8600 Fax 212-786-8666

E-mail: info@bluenote.com

Web: www.bluenote.com

Styles/Specialties: jazz/pop

Ian Ralfini, President

BNA RECORDS (SONY MUSIC)

1400 18th Ave. St.

Nashville, TN 37212

615-301-4300 Fax 615-301-4347

E-mail: jim.catino@sonybmg.cm

Web: www.bnarecords.com

Styles/Specialties: Country

*no unsolicited material

Jim Catino, Sr. Director A&R

BOMP/ALIVE NATURALSOUND RECORDS

919 Isabel, Unit G

Burbank, CA 91506

E-mail: naturalsound@alivenergy.com

Web: www.bomp.com,

www.alive-totalenergy.com

Roster: the Black Keys, Two Gallants, Buffalo

Killers, Brian Jonestown Massacre and more

Distribution: Lumberjack Mordam Music Grp.

*Unsolicited material accepted. Do not contact

us, we will contact you if we dig what we hear!

Patrick Boissel, A&R

BURNSIDE RECORDS

20048 N.E. San Rafael St.

Portland, OR 97203

800-288-2007 ext 2049

E-mail: info@burnsiderecords.com

Web: www.burnsiderecords.com

Styles/Specialties: blues, Americana, folk

CAPITOL MUSIC GROUP

(EMI parent company)

1750 N. Vine St., 9th Fl.

Hollywood, CA 90028

323-462 6252

Web: www.capitolrecords.com

*No unsolicited material

Alex Luke, Exec VP A&R

Michael Howe, VP A&R

Steve Prudholme, Director A&R

Kim Stephens, A&R

CAPITOL MUSIC GROUP - NEW YORK

(EMI parent company)

150 5th Ave., 3rd Fl.

New York, NY 10011

212-786-8200

Web: www.capitolrecords.com

*No unsolicited material

Dan McCarroll, President

Alex Shenitsky, Director A&R

Ronette Bowi, Dir. A&R Admin.

Mollie Moore, A&R

CAPITOL RECORDS NASHVILLE

(EMI parent company)

3322 W. End Ave., 11th Fl.

Nashville, TN 37203

615-269-2000

E-mail: a&r@emicap.com

Web: www.capitolrecords.com

Autumn House, VP A&R

Melissa Spillman, Manager A&R

Betsy Morley, Sr. Dir. A&R Admin.

CASTLE RECORDS

19 Music Sq. W., Ste. U-V-W

Button Floor Rear of Building

Nashville TN 37203

615-401-7111 615-942-5408

E-mail: EdRussell@castlerecords.com

Web: www.castlerecords.com

Styles/Specialties: Country

*We accept unsolicited material. See website

for demo submission

Ed Russell, President

Debbie Wallin, Dir. of Publishing

Joe Khoury, A&R

Ben Wright, A&R

CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS

2323 W. El Segundo Blvd.

Hawthorne, CA 90250

323-418-1400 Fax 323-418-0118

E-mail: mail@centurymedia.com

Web: www.centurymedia.com

Styles/Specialties: heavy metal, hard rock

*Unsolicited material accepted,

see web for details.

Paul Gorgano, A&R

CEXTON RECORDS

P.O. Box 80187

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

917-570-6664

Offices in CA and NYC

E-mail: johncexton@aol.com

Web: www.cexton.com, www.johnanello.com

Styles/Specialties: jazz, big band, swing and

Italian-American artists

Distribution: Indie, point of purchase, Internet,

specialty stores

John Anello, Jr., A&R

CHASE MUSIC GROUP

P.O. Box 11178

Glendale, CA 91226

818-507-4240 Fax 818-230-9876

E-mail: cmgrec@earthlink.net

Contact: Bill Stilfield

Styles/Specialties: jazz

Distribution: City Hall Records, Traditions Alive

*No unsolicited material

CHERRYTREE RECORDS (Interscope)

2220 Colorado Ave.

Santa Monica, CA 90404310 865-1000

E-mail: seeds@cherrytreerecords.com

Web: www.cherrytreerecords.com,

www.cherrytreedom.com

Styles/Specialties: All genre styles considered

Roster: Feist, Ellie Goulding, Sting, LMFAO,

Robyn, Far East Movement, La Roux, Michael

Kiwanuka, Deap Vally, Jessie Ware, Colette

Carr, Willy Moon, Natalia Kills, Marianas

Trench, Matthew Koma, Tokio Hotel, Nero

Martin Kierszenbaum, Chairman

Andrea Ruffalo, GM

Scott Enright, A&R

Kelvin Chu, A&R

Ben Gordon, A&R

Jody Klein, A&R

CLEOPATRA RECORDS

11041 Santa Monica Blvd., PMB 703

Los Angeles, CA 90025

310-477-4000

Web: www.cleopatrarecords.com

Styles/Specialties: gothic, rock, metal, rap,

R&B, dance, classics, soundtracks

Brian Perera, President

Tim Yasul, VP/GM

CLICKPOP RECORDS

P.O. Box 5765

Bellingham, WA 98227

E-mail: dave@clickpoprecords.com

Web: www.clickpoprecords.com

Styles/Specialties: folk, metal, pop, punk,

electronic, ambient noise and more

Dave Richards, A&R

CLUBSTREAM LABEL GROUP

Gothenburg Sweden

+46-(0) 708 579 753

E-mail: h.ludvigson@substream.se

Web: www.clubstream.se

Style/Specialties: techno, all types of

electronic dance music

*Accepts unsolicited material. Do not send

rock music, reggae or psy-trance. See

website for instructions

Hakan Ludvigson, A&R Manager

CMH RECORDS

2898 Rowena Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90039

323-663-8073

Web: www.cmhrecords.com

Styles/Specialties: country, bluegrass, electric,

children’s, Christmas

COAST RECORDS

2530 Atlantic Ave., Ste. C

Long Beach, CA 90806

310-325-2800

E-mail: coast@logginspromotion.com

Web: www.logginspromotion.com,

www.myspace.com/paulloggins

Styles/Specialties: all styles

*Accepts unsolicited material

Paul Loggins, A&R

COLUMBIA RECORDS - LOS ANGELES

(parent company Sony Music)

9830 Wilshire Blvd.

Beverly Hills, CA 90212

310-272-2783

E-mail: andy.villalpando.sme@sonymusic.com

Web: www.columbiarecords.com

*No unsolicited material

Ashley Newton, Pres. A&R

Mark Williams, VP A&R

Maria Egan, Dir. A&R

JR Lindsey, Dir. A&R

COLUMBIA RECORDS - NEW YORK

550 Madison Ave., 24th Fl.

New York, NY 10022

E-mail: john.doelp@sonymusic.com

Web: www.columbiarecords.com

*No unsolicited material

John Doelp, Sr. V.P., A&R Operations

Haley Wetheimer, A&R Manager

COMPASS RECORDS

916 19th Ave. S.

Nashville, TN 37212

615-320-7672 800-757-2277

E-mail: info@compassrecords.com

Web: www.compassrecords.com

Styles/Specialties: celtic, roots

Alison Brown, A&R

Gary West, A&R

CONCORD MUSIC GROUP

100 N. Crescent Dr.

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

310-385-4455

E-mail: info@concordrecords.com

Web: www.concordmusicgroup.com

Styles/Specialties: jazz

John Burk, Executive VP,

A&RNick Phillips, VP,

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Chris Dunn, Senior Director, A&R

Joe McEwen, Vice President, A&R

CRANK! A RECORD COMPANY

1223 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 823

Santa Monica, CA 90403

E-mail: fan@crankthis.com

Web: www.crankthis.com

Styles/Specialties: “melodic-indie

hard-pop-rock”

Distribution: Nail

*Not accepting any new demos at this point

Jeff Matlow, A&R

CURB RECORDS

48 Music Sq. E.

Nashville, TN 37203

615-321-5080 Fax 615-327-1964

E-mail: jozier@curb.com

Web: www.curb.com

Styles/Specialties: country, pop, gospel

*No unsolicited material

John Ozier, VP & A&R

Bryan Stewart, VP A&R

DANGERBIRD RECORDS

3801 Sunset Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90026

323-665-1144

E-mail: info@dangerbirdrecords.com

Web: www.dangerbirdrecords.com

Roster: Silversun Pickups, Sea Wolf, Darker

My Love, the One AM Radio, Eulogies

*We do not accept unsolicited demos

Jenny Sperandeo, GM

Peter Walker, Pres.

DECAYDANCE MUSIC

Tampa, FL 33601

E-mail: info@decaydance.com

Web: www.decaydance.com

See website about demo submission

DEEP ELM RECORDS

210 N. Church St., Ste. 2502

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John Szuch, A&R

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P.O. Box 17737

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Styles/Specialties: rock

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6607 Sunset Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90028

323-465-2700 Fax 323-465-8926

E-mail: contact@deliciousvinyl.com

Web: www.deliciousvinyl.com

*No unsolicited material

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DELMARK RECORDS

4121 N. Rockwell

Chicago, IL 60618

773-539-5001 Fax 773-539-5004

E-mail: delmark@delmark.com

Web: www.delmark.com

Styles/Specialties: blues and jazz

Bob Koester, Sr., A&R

Steve Wagner, A&R

DISCHORD RECORDS

3819 Beecher St. N.W.

Washington, DC 20007

703-351-7507

E-mail: dischord@dischord.com

Web: dischord.com

Styles/Specialties: punk rock

DOMO MUSIC GROUP

11340 W. Olympic Blvd., Ste. 270

Los Angeles, 90064

800-899-1000, 310-966-4414

Web: www.domomusicgroup.com

Styles/Specialties: new age, world music,

rock, soundtrack, ambient, electronic

Elichi Naito, CEO/President

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D’MAR ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

7723 Tylers Place Blvd., Ste. 275

West Chester, OH 45069

513-617-2392

E-mail: dmarentertainment@fuse.net

Web: www.dmarentertainment.com

Styles/Specialities: smooth jazz, R&B, gospel

*Accepts unsolicited material

Sheila A. Jordan, A&R

DRAG CITY RECORDS

P. O. Box 476867

Chicago, IL 60647

312-455-1015 Fax 312-455-1057

E-mail: press@dragcity.com

Web: www.dragcity.com

Styles/Specialties: rock, hard rock, experimental

DUAL TONE RECORDS

203 N 11th St., Ste. B

Nashville, TN 37206

615-320-0620 Fax 615-320-0692

E-mail: info@dualtone.com

Web: www.dualtone.com

Styles/Specialties: country, rock

E1 MUSIC GROUP

22 Harbor Park Dr.

Port Washington, NY 11050

516-484-1000

Alan Grunblatt, President

E-mail: ala.grunblatt@kochent.com

Web: www.eonemusic.com

EARTH MUSIC PRODUCTIONS, LLC

P.O. Box 72

Litchfield, CT 06759

860-567 8796

E-mail: info@livingmusic.com

Web: www.livingmusic.com

Styles/Specialties: new age

ELEKTRA

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3400 West Olive Ave.

Burbank, CA 91505

323-466-0103

E-mail: michael.caren@atlanticrecords.com

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EMI CHRISTIAN MUSIC GROUP (CMG)

101 Winners Cir.

Brentwood, TN 27027

615-371-4400

Web: www.emicmgpublishing.com

*No unsolicited material

EMI MUSIC GROUP (SONY BMG)

150 5th Ave.

New York, NY 10011

212-786-8000

Web: www.emigroup.com

*No unsolicited material

Additional locations:

104 W. 29th St.

New York, NY

212-886-7500

1750 Vine St.

Los Angeles, CA 90028

323-462-6251

EMPEROR JONES RECORDS

P.O. Box 4730

Austin, TX 78765

E-mail: brutus@emperorjones.com

Web: www.emperorjones.com

Styles/Specialties: folk, indie, alt.

EPIC RECORDS

9830 Wilshire Blvd.

Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Web: www.epicrecords.com,

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*No unsolicited material

Mike Flynn, Sr. Dir. A&R

EPIC RECORDS GROUP

550 Madison Ave. 22nd Fl.

New York, NY 10022

212-833-8000

Web: www.epicrecords.com

*No unsolicited material

Farra Matthews, VP A&R

Additional location:

9830 Wilshire Blvd.

Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Jim Edmunds, A&R

EPITAPH /ASYLYM (WMG)

2798 Sunset Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90026

213-413-7353

E-mail: sue@epitaph.com

Web: www.epitaph.com

Styles/Specialties: alternative rock, post-hardcore,

punk rock, hip hop, metalcore

*Accepts unsolicited material. See website for instructions

Brett Gurewitz, Owner

EQUAL VISION

P.O. Box 38202

Albany, NY 12203-8202

E-mail: music@equalvision.com

Web: www.equalvision.com

Steve Reddy, President

Dan Sandshaw, GM/A&R

EVENFLOW RECORDS

P.O. Box 9175

Marietta, GA 30065-2175

404-617-9285

E-mail: eliwatts@evenflowrecords.com

Web: www.evenflowrecords.com

*Accepts unsolicited material

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FANTASY RECORDS

100 N. Crescent Dr., Ste. 275

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

310-385-4455

E-mail: rsaslow@concordrecords.com

Web: www.concordmusicgroup.com

*No unsolicited material

Rob Saslow, VP A&R Development

FAT POSSUM RECORDS

P.O. Box 1923

Oxford, MS 38655

662-234-2828 Fax 662-234-2899

E-mail: matthew@fatpossum.com

Web: www.fatpossum.com

Styles/Specialties: indie

*Accepts unsolicited material

Matthew Johnson, President

FAT WRECK CHORDS

2196 Palou Ave.

San Francisco, CA 94124

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Styles/Specialties: punk

*Send demos to: Asian Man Records ATTN:

Mike, PO Box 35585, Monte Soreno, CA 95030

FAVORED NATIONS RECORDS

Hollywood, CA 90078

Web: www.favorednations.com

Styles/Specialties: all styles welcome

FEARLESS RECORDS

16400 Pacific Coast Highway #204

Huntington Beach, CA 92683

562-592-3438

E-mail: bob@fearlessrecords.com

Web: www.fearlessrecords.com

Styles/Specialties: pop punk, punk rock, emo,

alternative rock, post-hardcore

*Accepts unsolicited material. See website for

mailing instructions

Bob Becker, President/A&R

FERRET MUSIC

61 Highstown Rd.

West Windsor, NJ 08550

609-799-2424

E-mail: ferretstyle@ferretstyle.com

Web: www.ferretstyle.com

FERVOR RECORDS

1810 W. Northern Ave., Ste. A-9

Box 186

Phoenix, AZ 85021

602-595-3582 Fax 602-595-3590

E-mail: jeff_freundlich@gmail.com

Web: www.fervor-records.com

Styles/Specialties: vintage, new indie

Jeff Freundlich, President

FONOVISA

8200 N.W. 52nd Terr., 2nd Fl.

Miami, FL 33166

Web: www.universalmusica.com/fonovisa

*Accepts unsolicited material

FOODCHAIN RECORDS

6464 Sunset Blvd., Ste. 920

Hollywood, CA 90028

323-957-7900 Fax 323-957-7911

E-mail: info@foodchainrecords.com

Web: www.foodchainrecords.com

Roster: Supagroup, Minibar, Coyote Shivers,

Betty Blowtorch, Dear John Letters, and more

Style/Specialties: hard rock, punk

*Please submit demos by mail only

Scott Milano, Owner

Kelly Spencer, VP A&R

FRONTIER RECORDS

P.O. Box 22

Sun Valley, CA 91353

818-759-8279

E-mail: info@frontierrecords.com

Web: www.frontierrecords.com

Styles/Specialties: hardcore punk, OC punk,

punk-pop, alternative rock

*No unsolicited material.

FUELED BY RAMEN

1290 Ave of the Americas, 28th Fl.

New York, NY 10104

Web: www.fueledbyramen

Mike Easterlin, GM

GEARHEAD RECORDS

P.O. Box 2234

Elk Grove, CA 95759

530-750-7900

E-mail: info@gearheadrecords.com

Web: www.gearheadrecords.com

Styles/Specialties: rock n’ roll, outlaw country,

punk, garage, rockabilly and sleaze metal

Michelle Haunold, Pres.

*No unsolicited material

GEFFEN

See Interscope

GLASSNOTE RECORDS

770 Lexington Ave., 12th Fl.

New York, NY 10065

646-214-6000 Fax 646-237-2711

E-mail: dglass@glassnotemusic.com

Web: www.glassnotemusic.com

Daniel Glass, President

GLASSNOTE RECORDS - L.A.

9830 Wilshire Blvd.

Beverly Hills, CA 90212

310-272-2412

Web: www.glassnotemusic.com

Marc Nicolas, A&R

GLOBAL CREATIVE GROUP

4757 E. Greenway Rd., Ste. 107B-PMB180

Phoenix, AZ 85032

800-884-4553

E-mail: info@globalcreativegroup.com

Web: www.gcgmusic.com

Styles/Specialties: pop, rock, world

Distribution: Redeye

*Accepts unsolicited material

Ian Faith, CEO

GOGIRLSMUSIC.COM

P.O. Box 2628

Bellaire, TX 77402

E-mail: gogogirlsmusic@gmail.com

Web: www.gogirlsmusic.com

Styles/Specialties: all genres

*The oldest and largest online community of

indie women in music

Madalyn Sklar, A&R

GO-KUSTOM REKORDS

P.O. Box 77750

Seattle, WA 98177

E-mail: gokustom@gmail.com

Web: www.go-kustom.com

Styles/Specialties: surf, psychobilly, hot rod,

lo-fi, post-punk, electronica

D.A. Sebasstian, A&R

GREEN LINNET

916 19th Ave. S.

Nashville, TN 37212

800-757-2277, 615-320-7672 Fax 615-320-7378

E-mail: info@greenlinnet.com

Web: www.greenlinnet.com

Styles/Specialties: celtic, world music

Garry West, A&R

HACIENDA RECORDS

1236 S. Staple

Corpus Christi, TX 78404

361-882-7066

E-mail: annie.garcia@haciendarecords.com

Web: www.haciendarecords.com

Styles/Specialties: Mexicana, Ranchito, gospel

HEADLINER RECORDS

102 N.E. 2nd St.

Boca Raton, FL 33432

E-mail: georgetobinmusic@aol.com

Web: www.headlinerrecords.com

Styles/Specialties: pop, pop alternative, R&B,

always looking for new opportunities and great

singers and writers

*Unsolicited material welcome

George Tobin, owner

HOLLYWOOD RECORDS – LOS ANGELES

500 S. Buena Vista St., Old Team Bldg.

Burbank, CA 91521

818-560-7084 Fax 818-841-5140

E-mail: geoffrey.weiss@disney.com

Web: www.hollywoodrecords.com

*No unsolicited material, No MP3s

Geoffrey Weiss, Sr. VP A&R

Jon Lind, Sr. VP A&R

Additional location:

825 8th Ave., 30th Fl.

New York, NY 10019

212-445-3309

HOLOGRAPHIC RECORDS

700 W. Pete Rose Way

Lobby B, 3rd Fl., Ste. 390 PMB 18

Cincinnati, OH 45203

513-442-3886

E-mail: info@holographicrecords.com

Web: www.holographicrecords.com

Styles/Specialties: fusion, jazz

Brandon Wheeler, A&R

HOPELESS/SUB CITY

P.O. Box 7495

Van Nuys, CA 91409

E-mail: info@hopelessrecords.com

Web: www.hopelessrecords.com

Louis Posen, Owner

HYDRAHEAD RECORDS

P.O. Box 291430

Los Angeles, CA 90029

E-mail: info@hydrahead.com

Web: www.hydrahead.com/v3

Styles/Specialties: hard rock, metal,

experimental

*No unsolicited material.

IAMSOUND RECORDS

183 N. Martel Ave., Ste. 270

Los Angeles, CA 90036

E-mail: niki@iamsoundrecords.com

Web: www.iamsoundrecords.com

Roster: Bleeding Knees Club, The Black

Ghosts, Charli XCX, Florence and The Machine

Contact: Niki Roberton, Founder

Styles/Specialties: indie rock, electro

ICEHOUSE RECORDS

Memphis, TN 38133

800-346-0723

E-mail: jwphillips@selectohits.com

Web: www.icehouserecords.com

Styles/Specialties: roots, jazz, blues

INO RECORDS

210 Jamestown Pkwy., Ste. 100

Brentwood, TN 37027

E-mail: info@inorecords.com

Web: http://www.inorecords.com/v2/contact.php

Styles/Specialties: Christian

*Accepts unsolicited material. See website for

submission

INTERSCOPE-GEFFEN-A&M-UMG

2220 Colorado Ave., 5th Fl.

Santa Monica, CA 90404

310-865-1000

E-mail: ben.gordon@umusic.com

Web: www.interscoperecords.com

*No unsolicited material

Ben Gordon, A&R

Jeff Sosnow, A&R

INVISIBLE RECORDS

3319 South Lituanica Ave.

Chicago, IL 60608

773-523-8316

E-mail: info@invisiblerecords.com

Web: www.invisiblerecords.com, www.

facebook.com/invisibleRecords

Styles/Specialties: goth, metal, rock

IPECAC RECORDINGS

E-mail: info@ipecac.com

Web: www.ipecac.com

Distribution: Fontana

Roster: Fantomas, Melvins Big Band, Northern

State, Dalek, Skeleton Key, Peeping Tom,

Dub Trio

Greg Werckman, A&R

IRONWORKS MUSIC

18653 Ventura Blvd. #724

Ventura, CA 91356

E-mail: jenn.johnson@ironworksmusic.com

Web: www.ironworksmusic.com

Styles/Specialties: a full facility entertainment

company

Jenn Johnson, A&R

*No unsolicited material

ISLAND DEF JAM MUSIC GROUP

LOS ANGELES - UMG

2220 Colorado Ave., 5th Fl.

Santa Monica, CA 90404

310-865-5000

Web: www.islandrecords.com

*No unsolicited material

Chris Anokute, Senior VP of A&R

ISLAND DEF JAM MUSIC GROUP

NEW YORK - UMG

825 8th Ave., 29th Fl.

New York, NY 10019

212-333-8000 Fax 212-603-7654

E-mail: karen.kwak@umusic.com

Web: www.islanddefjam.com

Styles/Specialties: hip hop, rap, urban, R&B

*No unsolicited material

Steve Bartels, President

Karen Kwak, Sr. VP of A&R

JAGGO RECORDS, LLC

10061 Riverside Dr., Ste. 718

Toluca Lake, CA 91602

323-850-1819

E-mail: jaggo@jaggo.com

Web: www.jaggo.com

Styles/Specialties: pop, rock, jazz,

R&B, hip-hop, soul, World music

*Unsolicited material accepted

JAZZ & CLASSICS EMI RECORDS

Blue Note, Narada Jazz, Metro Blue

150 5th Ave. 6th Fl.

New York, NY 10011

E-mail: emiclassicsus@emimusic.com

Web: www.bluenote.com, www.angelrecords.

com, www.manhattanrecords.com

Bruce Lundvall, President/CEO, Blue Note

Eli Wolf, VP A&R Blue Note

J CURVE RECORDS

P.O. Box 43209

Cincinnati, OH 45243

513-272-8004

E-mail: jcurverecords@hotmail.com

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Styles/Specialties: jazz, Latin, blues

K RECORDS

P.O. Box 7154

Olympia, WA 98507

360-786-1594

E-mail: info@krecs.com

Web: www.krecs.com

Roster: Kimya Dawson, the Curious Mystery,

the Blackouts

Calvin Johnson, Owner

KEMADO RECORDS

87 Guernsey St.

Brooklyn, NY 11222

E-mail: info@kemado.com

Web: www.kemado.com

Styles/Specialties: hard rock, metal

*Accepts unsolicited material

KILL ROCK STARS

107 S.E. Washington St. Ste. 155

Portland, OR 97214

E-mail: krs@killrockstars.com

Web: www.killrockstars.com

Styles/Specialties: punk, indie

KOCH ENTERTAINMENT/

EONE MUSIC GROUP

740 Broadway, 7th Fl.

New York, NY 10003

212-353-8800

Web: www.e1music.us

KRIAN MUSIC GROUP

224 W. 30th St., Ste. 1007

New York, NY 10001-1077

212-967-3548

E-mail: pr@krianmusicgroup.com

Web: www.krianmusicgroup.com

Frank Blasucci, GM

LITTLE DOG RECORDS

1146 N. Central Ave. #107

Glendale, CA 91202

818-557-1595

E-mail: littledogrecords@gmail.com

Web: www.littledogrecords.com

Styles/Specialties: Americana, roots rock,

singer-songwriter, country

Roster: Curt Kirkwood, Moot Davis, Pete

Anderson, Chris Jones, the Blazers, Adam

Hood

LITTLE FISH RECORDS

P.O. Box 19164

Cleveland, OH 44119

216-481-1634

E-mail: info@littlefishrecords.com

Web: www.littlefishrecords.com

Styles/Specialties: roots reggae, jam band,

smooth jazz, pop

Benjamin Boyle, A&R

*Accepts unsolicited material

LOCO ENTERTAINMENT

1621 W. 25th St., Ste 115

San Pedro, CA 90732

310-548-8500, Fax 310-548-6042

Contacts: Floyd Bocox, President

E-mail: Floyd@locoentertainment.com

Web: www.lizardsunentertainment.com,

www.cliffmorrisonandthelizardsunband.com

Roster: Jayo Felony

Style/Specialties: hip-hop, rap

A&R Contact: Loco Entertainment

www.facebook.com/floydbocox.com

LOST HIGHWAY RECORDS

See UMG Nashville

401 Commerce St., Ste. 1100

Nashville, TN 37219

615-524-7500

E-mail: kim.buie@umusic.com

Web: www.losthighwayrecords.com

Styles/Specialties: rock, country, folk

*No unsolicited material accepted

Luke Lewis, Chairman

LOVECAT MUSIC

P.O.Box 548, Ansonia Station

New York, NY 10023

Fax 646-304-7391

E-mail: lovecatmusic@gmail.com

Web: www.lovecatmusic.com

Styles/Specialties: rock, pop, R&B, Latin,

world, dance, jazz

*Accepts unsolicited material

LOVEPUMP UNITED

61 Greenpoint Ave., #508

Brooklyn, NY 11222

347-469-0627

E-mail: info@lovepumpunited.com

Web: www.lpurecords.com/v1/index.php

Roster: Glitter Pals, Genghis Tron

Distribution: Secretly Canadian Distro

Styles/Specialties: indie, electro

LUAKA BOP

195 Chrystie, Ste. 901F

New York, NY 10002

212-624-1469

E-mail: iwasthinking@luakabop.com

Web: www.luakabop.com

Styles/Specialties: pop, world

*No unsolicited materials.

MAGNA CARTA RECORDS

A-1 Country Club Rd.

East Rochester, NY 14445

585-381-5224

E-mail: info@magnacarta.net

Web: www.magnacarta.net

Styles/Specialties: progressive metal

*See website for Demo Submission

Peter Morticelli, A&R

MAJOR LABEL SCOUT

(EMI Music)

345 7th Ave., 24th Fl.

New York, NY 10001-5030

Web: www.majorlabelscout.com

Ken Krongard, Owner

MALACO RECORDS

3023 W. Northside Dr.

Jackson, MS 39213

601-982-4522

E-mail: malaco@malaco.com

Web: www.malaco.com

Styles/Specialties: gospel, R&B, spoken word,

jazz, blues, soul

*No unsolicited material

Tommy Couch, Jr., Pres./R&B A&R

Wolf Stephenson, VP of A&R

DA Johnson, Dir. Gospel

Larry Jones, R&B Promotions Director

MANIFESTO RECORDS

8340 Melrose Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90069-5420

323-655-2780 Fax 323-655-3333

E-mail: info@manifesto.com

Web: www.manifesto.com

Contact: Evan Cohen (Business Affairs)

Styles/Specialties: rock, indie, Brit-pop, punk

Roster: Dead Kennedys, Wedding Present,

Cinerama, Tom Waits, Tim Buckley,

Lilys, Cranes

Distribution: Navarre, Carrot Top, Choke,

Darla, Sound of California, Scorpio, Cobraside,

Morpheus, Get Hip, F.A.B., Scratch

*No unsolicited material

MATADOR RECORDS

304 Hudson St., 7th Fl.

New York, NY 10013

212-995-5882 Fax 212-995-5883

Web: www.matadorrecords.com

Styles/Specialties: all styles

*No Unsolicited Material

MAXJAZZ

115 W. Lockwood Ave.

St. Louis, MO 63119

800-875-8331

E-mail: info@maxjazz.com

Web: www.maxjazz.com

Styles/Specialties: jazz

Richard McDonnell, President

MEGA TRUTH RECORDS

P.O. Box 4988

Culver City, CA 90231

Contact: Jon Barewww

E-mail: jonbare@aol.com

Web: www.jonbare.net/

Styles/Specialties: blues and rock

*No phone calls please

MENTAL RECORDS

2640 E. Barnett Rd., Ste. E-331

Medford, OR 97504

Web: www.mentalrecords.net,

www.myspace.com/mentalrecords

Styles/Specialties: alternative, punk

Doug Hill, A&R

MERGE RECORDS

Durham, NC

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Styles/Specialties: alt-rock

Roster: Arcade Fire, others

MEROKE SKY RECORDS

Van Nuys, CA

818-780-5525

E-mail: merokeskyrecords@aol.com

Web: www.merokeskyrecords.com

Styles/Specialties: folk/rock

Roster: Barry Goldberg, Joe Hajek, Alex Del

Zoppo, The Conley’s, Tony Kaye, Asa Danekind

Mike Giangreco, A&R

METAL BLADE RECORDS

5737 Kanan Rd. #143

Agoura Hills, CA 91301

818-597-1964 Fax 818-597-9366

E-mail: metalblade@metalblade.com

Web: www.metalblade.com

Styles/Specialties: heavy metal, progressive,

rock

*See website for Demo Submission

Brian Slagel, President

Additional location:

Metal Blade Records GMBH

Marstallstrasse 14

73033 Goppingen, Germany

METROPOLIS RECORDS

P.O. Box 974

Media, PA 19063

610-595-9940

E-mail: demo@metropolis-records.com, info@

metropolis-records.com

Web: www.metropolis-records.com

Styles/Specialties: electronic, industrial, goth

*Accepts unsolicited material by CD or CD-R

MIGHTY TIGER RECORDS/PAPER GARDEN

P.O. Box 11178

Glendale, CA 91226

818-507-4240 Fax 818-230-9876

E-mail: cmgrec@earthlink.net

Styles/Specialties: blues

Distribution: City Hall Records,

Traditions Alive

Bill Stilfield, A&R

MILAN ENTERTAINMENT

Burbank, CA 91505

E-mail: jc.chamboredon@milanrecords.com

Web: www.milanrecords.com

Styles/Specialties: soundtracks,

electronic, world

MINT RECORDS

P.O. Box 3613, M.P.O.Vancouver, BC Canada

V6B 3Y6

604-669-MINT

E-mail: info@mintrecs.com,

mint@mintrecs.com

Web: www.mintrecs.com

Roster: The Organ, Neko Case, The New

Pornographers, cub, Lou Barlow, The Sadies,

Piano, The Buttless Chaps, Pansy Division, the

Smugglers

Styles/Specialties: indie

*Send demos via mail

MORPHIUS RECORDS

100 E. 23rd St.

Baltimore, MD 21218

410-662-0112

E-mail: info@morphius.com

Web: www.morphius.com

Styles/Specialties: rock, punk, hip-hop,

experimental

Simeon Walnunas, Press/PR

MOTION CITY RECORDS

1424 4th St., #604

Santa Monica, CA 90401

310-434-1272

E-mail: editor@motioncity.com

Web: www.motioncity.com

Styles/Specialties: alternative rock

Roster: Velvet, Voodoo, Brent Fraser, 10

Pound Troy, UFO Bro, Drag, Wendy Bucklew

Distribution: Hep Cat

*Unsolicited material accepted

MOTORIZED MUSIC GROUP

P.O. Box 3154

Glendale, CA 91221

818-548-7989

E-mail: info@motorizedmusic.com

Web: www.motorizedmusic.com

Styles/Specialties: all

Randy Nicklaus, A&R (818-548-7989)

Laure Dunham, A&R (818-548-7984)

MOTOWN

1755 Broadway, 6th Fl.

New York, NY 10019

212-373-0750

Web: www.motown.com

*No unsolicited material

Additional location:

2220 Colorado Ave. 3rd Fl.

Santa Monica, CA 90404

Web: www.motown.com

MOUNTAIN APPLE COMPANY, THE

1330 Ala Moana Blvd., Ste. 001

Honolulu, HI 96814

800-882-7088, 808-597-1888

Fax 808-597-1151

E-mail: lisa@mountainapplecompany.com

Web: www.mountainapplecompany.com

Styles/Specialties: traditional & contemporary

Hawaiian

MRG RECORDINGS

Los Angeles, CA

310-629-9782

E-mail: info@mrgrecordings.com,

submission@mrgrecordings.com

Web: www.mrgrecordings.com

Styles/Specialties: rock,

electronic, ambient, folk

NASHVILLE UNDERGROUND

P.O. Box 218138

Nashville, TN 37221

615-673-7215

E-mail: themole@artistsunderground.com

Web: www.nashville-underground.com

Styles/Specialties: country, songwriters

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MUSIC

Web: http://natgeomusic.net

E-mail: gregwbrmusic@yahoo.com

Jeffre B. Clyburn, VP

NETTWERK RECORDS

1650 W. 2nd Ave.

Vancouver, BC V6J 1H4

604-654-2929 Fax 604-654-1993

E-mail: info@nettwerk.com

Web: www.nettwerk.com

*No unsolicited material

Mark Jowett, VP A&R International

Additional locations:

6525 W Sunset Blvd., Ste. 800

Hollywood, CA 90028

323-301-4200, Fax 323-301-4199

345 7th Ave., Ste. 1101

New York, NY 10001

212-760-1540 Fax 212-760-9719

33 Richdale Ave., Ste. 121

Cambridge, MA 02140

617-497-8200 Fax 497-9988

NEW PANTS PUBLISHING INC. & OLD

PANTS PUBLISHING INC.

102 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Ste. 200

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

719-632-0227 Fax 719-634-2274

E-mail: rac@crlr.net

Web: www.newpants.com, www.oldpants.com

Styles/Specialties: all genre styles considered

Roster: Stephanie Aramburo, Chad Steele,

C. Lee Clarke, Tech T, James Becker, Kathy

Watson, Lisa Bigwood, George Montalbano,

Silence, Sherwin Greenwood, Joel Diehl, John

Ellis and Rocky Shaw.

*Unsolicited material thru management or

lawyer only. Please call or e-mail before

submitting.

Robert A. Case, A&R

NEW WEST RECORDS

9215 Olympic Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90212

310-246-5766

E-mail: michael@sugaroo.com

Web: www.newwestrecords.com

Styles/Specialties: country, pop,

singer- songwriter

Mike Ruthig, GM

NONESUCH RECORDS

1290 Ave. of the Americas, 23rd Fl.

New York, NY 10104

212-707-2900 Fax 212-707-3207

E-mail: info@nonesuch.com

Web: www.nonesuch.com

Roster: Emmylou Harris, Joni Mitchell, Gipsy

Kings, KD Lang, Randy Newman, Wilco, Brian

Wilson, Stephen Sondheim, Kronos Quartet,

Youssou N’Dour, Buena Vista Social Club,

Laurie Anderson and more.

Styles/Specialties: jazz, classical, Americana,

singer-songwriter, contemporary, world, pop

*No Unsolicited material

Bob Hurwitz, A&R

David Bither, Senior VP A&R

ODDS ON RECORDS LLC

14A Sunset Way

Henderson, NV 89014

702-318-6001

E-mail: info@oddsonrecording.com

Web: www.oddsonrecords.com

Specialties: pop / rock

No unsolicited material please

Ted Joseph, A&R

OGLIO ENTERTAINMENT

P.O. Box 404

Redondo Beach, CA 90277

310-791-8600 Fax 310-791-8670

E-mail: getinfo4@oglio.com

Web: www.oglio.com

Contact: Carl Caprioglio, Mark Copeland

Roster: The Leftovers, Foreign Globester,

Margo Guryan, BigBang, Beatallica, George

Lopez , Jackie “Joke Man” Martling, comedy,

reissues, novelty, soundtracks, Brian Wilson

(Beach Boys), Robbie Krieger (The Doors), Ray

Manzarek (The Doors), Wisely, Phunk Junkeez,

Bouquet of Veal, Ogden Edsl

Carl Caprioglio, President

OH BOY RECORDS

33 Music Sq. W., Ste. 102B

Nashville, TN 37203

800-521-2112 Fax 615-742-1360

E-mail: jon@ohboy.com

Web: www.ohboy.com

Styles/Specialties: country

*No unsolicited materials

ORCHARD

23 E. 4th St., 3rd Fl.

New York, NY 10003

212-201-9280

E-mail: brad@theorchard.com

Web: www.theorchard.com

Brad Navin, CEO

PEAK RECORDS

100 N. Crescent Dr., Ste. 275

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

310-385-4040 Fax 310-385-4050

*No unsolicited material

Styles/Specialties: classical,

contemporary, jazz

Andi Howard, President

PINCH HIT ENTERTAINMENT

901 Hermosa Ave. Ste. F

Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Web: www.pinchhit.com

Styles/Specialties: all styles

POSI-TONE

P.O. Box 2848

Venice, CA 90294

310-871-2652

E-mail: info@posi-tone.com

Web: www.posi-tone.com

Styles/Specialties: jazz

Roster: Jim Rotondi, Spike Wilner, Ralph

Bowen, Orrin Evans, Steve Davis, Jared Gold,

Brandon Wright, Ken Fowser

Marc Free, A&R

PPL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP, INC.

468 N. Camden Dr., Ste. 200

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

310-860-7499 818-506-8533

E-mail: pplzmi@aol.com

Web: www.pplzmi.com

Styles/Specialties: all

*No unsolicited material accepted. Must first

e-mail or write with SASE for permission.

PRA RECORDS

1255 Fifth Ave., Ste. 7K

New York, NY 10029

212-860-3233

E-mail: pra@prarecords.com

Web: www.prarecords.com

Styles/Specialties: jazz

Distribution: E-1

Patrick Rains, A&R

PRAVDA RECORDS

6311 North Neenah Ave.

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773-763-7509

E-mail: info@pravdamusic.com

Web: www.pravdamusic.com

Styles/Specialties: rockabilly, pop, blues

Distribution: ADA

PRIMARILY A CAPPELLA

P.O. Box D

San Anselmo, CA 94979

415-455-8602 800-SING-181 (4181)

E-mail: john@singers.com

Web: www.singers.com

Styles/Specialties: a cappella

*Unsolicited material accepted

PUTUMAYO WORLD MUSIC

28 W. 25th St., 5th Fl.

New York, NY 10010

212-625-1400 Fax 212-460-0095

E-mail: info@putumayo.com

Web: www.putumayo.com

*Accepts unsolicited materials.

Send CD demo & contact info to: Putumayo

World Music, Attn: Jacob Edgar, 413 Carpenter

Rd., Charlotte, VT 05445

RAMP RECORDS

Santa Barbara, CA

E-mail: info@ramprecords.com

Web: www.ramprecords.com

Styles/Specialties: eclectic

Roster: Michael McDonald, Jeff Bridges

*No unsolicited material

RAP-A-LOT RECORDS

P.O. Box 924190

Houston, TX 77292

800-861-7272

E-mail: info@rapalotrecords.com

Web: www.rapalotrecords.com

Styles/Specialties: Hip-Hop, Rap

Thomas Randall, Dir. A&R

RAZOR & TIE MUSIC

214 Sullivan St., Ste. 4A

New York, NY 10012

212-598-2200

E-mail: info@razorandtie.com

Web: www.razorandtie.com

Styles/Specialties: pop, metal, rock, soul, folk,

dance, world

RCA RECORDS

1540 Broadway, 9th Fl.

New York, NY 10036

212-833-6200

Web: www.rcarecords.com

*No unsolicited material

Peter Edge, CEO

Tom Corson, Pres. & COO

Keith Naftaly, Exec. VP / Head of A&R

RCA RECORDS - NASHVILLE

1400 18th Ave. S, 4th Fl.

Nashville, TN 37212

615-301-4488

Web: www.sonymusicnashville.com

*No unsolicited material

REBEL WALTZ / TIME BOMB RECORDINGS

3162 2nd Ave.

Laguna Beach, CA 92651

949-499-8338 Fax 949-499-8333

E-Mail: info@rebelwaltz.com

Web: www.rebelwaltz.com

Styles/Specialties: punk, alt. rock

*No unsolicited material

RED HOUSE RECORDS

P.O. Box 4044

St. Paul MN 55104

800-695-4687, 651-655-4161

Fax 651-644-4248

E-mail: promotions@redhouserecords.com,

operations@redhouserecords.com

Web: www.redhouserecords.com

Styles/Specialties: singer-songwriters, blues,

traditional folk, or instrumental

RELAPSE RECORDS

P.O. Box 2060Upper Darby, PA 19082610-

734-1000 Fax 610-734-3719

E-mail: matt@relapse.com

Web: www.relapse.com

Styles/Specialties: metal, rock

Roster: Baroness, Origin, Brutal Truth, Obscura,

Revocation, Red Fang, Toxic Holocaust

Matt Jacobson, President

REVELATION RECORDS

P.O. Box 5232

Huntington Beach, CA 92615

714-842-7584

E-mail: webmaster@revhq.com

Web: www.revelationrecords.com

Styles/Specialties: hardcore, punk, emo

*Unsolicited material accepted

RHYMESAYERS ENTERTAINMENT

2409 Hennepin Ave.

Minneapolis, MN 55405

612-977-9870

E-mail: info@rhymesayers.com

Web: www.rhymesayers.com,

www.myspace.com/rhymesayers

Styles/Specialties: hip-hop/rap

Brent Sayers, CEO

ROADRUNNER RECORDS

902 Broadway, 8th Fl.

New York, NY 10010

212-274-7500 Fax 212-334-6921

E-mail: publicity@roadrunnerrecords.com

Web: www.roadrunnerrecords.com

Ron Burman, Sr. VP A&R

Additional locations:

3381 Steeles Ave. E. #100

Toronto, ON Canada M2H 3S7

10-12 Rosser St.

Brunswick, Victoria, Australia 3056

Web: mail@roadrunnerrecords.au

ROCKZION RECORDS

673 Valley Dr.

Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

310-379-6477 Fax 310-379-6477

E-mail: rockzionrecords@rockzion.com

Web: www.rockzion.com

Styles/Specialties: Christian and

crossover rock

ROIR (say ROAR!)

(Reachout International Records)

P.O. Box 150-460

Van Brunt Station

Brooklyn, NY 11215

718-477-ROIR (7647) Fax 718-852-7657

E-mail: info@roir-usa.com

Web: www.roir-usa.com

Styles/Specialties: punk, reggae, rock

*Unsolicited material accepted, but look at our

website so you know who we are.

ROTTEN RECORDS

A&R Dept.

P.O. Box 56

Upland, CA 91785

E-mail: adriana@rottenrecords.com

Web: www.rottenrecords.com

Styles/Specialties: metal, punk

*Unsolicted material accepted.

Dick Shitelmeyer, A&R

ROUNDER RECORDS

One Rounder Way

Burlington, MA 01803

E-mail: info@rounder.com

Web: www.rounder.com

*No unsolicited material

Styles/Specialties: roots music

Marian Leighton, Owner, A&R

Bill Nowlin, Owner, A&R

John Virant Exec VP, A&R

Scott Billington, VP, A&R

Dave Godowski, A&R Dir.

SADDLE CREEK RECORDS

P.O. Box 8554

Omaha, NE 68108

402-558-8208

E-mail: info@saddle-creek.com

Web: www.saddle-creek.com/home.html

Styles/Specialties: rock, electronica,

country rock

Robb Nansel, President

SEANY RECORDS

7567 La Jolla Blvd.

La Jolla, CA 92037

858 551-5885

Email: hllansky@seanyrecords.com

Web: www.seanyrecords.com

Styles: pop, rock, urban

Harlan Lansky, President

SHANGRI-LA PROJECTS

P.O. Box 40106

Memphis, TN 38174

901-359-3102

E-mail: sherman@shangrilaprojects.com

Web: www.shangrilaprojects.com

Styles/Specialties: alternative rock

Sherman Willmott, A&R

SIX DEGREES RECORDS

520 Hampshire St. #202

San Francisco, CA 94110

415-626-6334

E-mail: info@sixdegreesrecords.com

Web: www.sixdegreesrecords.com

Styles/Specialties: world music, ambient,

folk, contemporary classical and intelligent

pop music

*No unsolicited material

SKAGGS FAMILY RECORDS

P.O. Box 2478

Hendersonville, TN 37077

615-264-8877 Fax 615-264-8899

E-mail: info@skaggsfamilyrecords.com

Web: www.skaggsfamilyrecords.com

Contact: Ricky Skaggs, Charlotte Scott

SONIC SAFARI MUSIC / JONKEY

ENTERPRISES

663 W. California Ave.

Glendale, CA 91203

818-247-6219, 800-259-6004

E-mail: chuck@sonicsafarimusic.com

Web: www.sonicsafarimusic.com

Styles/Specialties: environmental, world,

traditional, ethnic

Distribution: Indies

Chuck Jonkey, A&R

SONIC PAST MUSIC, LLC

25276 Via Tanara

Valencia, CA 91355

818-203-9999

Web: www.sonicpastmusic.com

Styles/Specialties: specializes in unreleased

material by famous artists as well as cult-based

musicians of the ‘60s through the ‘90s

Joey Stec, President

SONY DISCOS

2190 N.W. 89th Pl.

Miami, FL 33172

Web: www.sonymusiclatin.com

*No unsolicited material

SONY MUSIC LABEL GROUP

550 Madison Ave.

New York, NY 10022

212-833-8000

Web: www.sonymusic.com

*No unsolicited material

SONY MUSIC LATIN

9830 Wilshire Blvd.

Beverly Hills, CA 902112

310-272-2100

Web: www.sonymusic.com

SONY MUSIC NASHVILLE

(Arista Nashville, BNA Records, Columbia

Nashville, RCA Records Nashville)

1400 18th Ave. S., 4th Fl.

Nashville, TN 37212

615-858-1300 Fax 615-301-4303

Web: www.sonynashville.com

*No unsolicited material

Jim Catino, VP A&R

Lisa Ramsey-Perkins Sr. Dir. A&R

Duane Hobson, Manager A&R

SPARROW RECORDS

P.O. Box 5010

Brentwood, TN 37024-5010

615-371-6800 Fax 615-371-6997

Web: www.sparrowrecords.com

Styles/Specialties: Christian

*No unsolicited materials

SST

406 Talbot St.

Taylor, TX 76574

512-352-8165 Fax 512-352-8178

Web: www.sstsuperstore.com

Styles/Specialties: rock, jazz, punk

progressive rock

*Unsolicited material accepted

STREETBEAT RECORDS / PANDISC

MUSIC CORP.

247 SW 8th St., Ste. 349

Miami, FL 33131

305-557-1914 Fax 888-493-7778

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Web: www.pandisc.com,

www.streetbeatrecords.com

*Unsolicited material accepted

STONES THROW RECORDS, LLC

2658 Griffith Park Blvd., #504

Los Angeles, CA 90039

E-mail: info@stonesthrow.com

Web: www.stonesthrow.com

*Accepts unsolicited material, no MP3’s

SUB POP RECORDS

2013 4th Ave., 3rd Fl.Seattle, WA, 98121

206-441-8441

E-mail: info@subpop.com

Web: www.subpop.com

*Accepts unsolicited materials

Tony Kiewel, Head of A&R

Stuart Meyer, A&R

Richard Laing, A&R

SURFDOG RECORDS

1126 South Coast Hwy. 101

Encinitas, CA 92024

760-944-8000 Fax 760-944-7808

E-mail: scott@surfdog.com

Web: www.surfdog.com

Styles/Specialties: rock

Roster: Brian Setzer, Stray Cats, Richard

Cheese, Gary Hoey, Rusty Anderson, Slightly

Stoopid, Dan Hicks, Butthole Surfers, Gibby

Haynes, Dylan Donkin, Dave Stewart, the Wylde

Bunch, Burning of Rome

*Unsolicited material accepted

Scott Seine, A&R

SYMPATHY FOR THE RECORD INDUSTRY

120 State Ave., N.E. 134

Olympia, WA 98501

E-mail: sympathy13@aol.com

Web: www.sympathyrecords.com

Styles/Specialties: rock, pop, punk

TANGENT RECORDS

P.O. Box 383

Reynoldsburg, OH 43068-0383

614-751-1962 Fax 614-751-6414

E-mail: info@tangentrecords.com

Web: www.tangentrecords.com

Styles/Specialties: contemporary

instrumental, rock instrumental, electronic,

jazz-rock, world beat

Distribution: self-distributed

*Unsolicited material accepted

Andrew J. Batchelor, President

THIN MAN RECORDS

P.O. Box 322

Torrance, CA 90507

310-320-8822

E-mail: submissions@thinmanentertainment.

com, ar@thinmanentertainment.com

Web: www.thinmanentertainment.com

Styles/Specialties: alternative rock, darkwave,

deathrock, gothic, industrial, jazz, junk, punk,

and psychobilly

THUMP RECORDS

PO Box 9605

Brea, CA 92822

909-595-2144

E-mail: info@thumprecords.com

Web: www.thumprecords.com

Styles/Specialties: Latin rap, old skool, rap,

R&B, Latin, oldies, disco

*Unsolicited material accepted

TOMMY BOY

902 Broadway

New York, NY 10010

212-388-8475

E-mail: rosie.lopez@tommyboy.com

Web: www.tommyboy.com

*Accepts unsolicited material. To submit demos,

please e-mail low-bit rate MP3s or links to

MsSpace and Facebook to: info@tommyboy.com

Rosie Lopez, VP A&R

TRICOPOLIS RECORDS

33261 Adelfa St.

Lake Elsinore, CA 92530

951-678-0831, 951-757-5055

E-mail: info@tricopolisrecords.com

Web: www.tricopolisrecords.com

Contact: Mike Nadolson

Styles/Specialties: bluegrass, folk, acoustic

*No unsolicited material

TRIPLE X RECORDS

P.O. Box 862529

Los Angeles, CA 90086-2529

323-221-2204 Fax 323-221-2778

E-mail: triplexrecords@gmail.com

Styles/Specialties: alt. rock,

reissues, goth, rap

Distribution: Navarre

*Call before sending material

Peter Huer, Owner

Dean Naleway, A&R

U & L RECORDS

1617 Cosmo St., Ste. 411

Los Angeles, CA 90028

E-mail: License@urbandlazar.com

Web: www.urbandlazar.com,

myspace.com/urbandlazar

Styles/Specialities: indie rock, alternative,

singer-songwriter

*Accepts Unsolicited Material

UNIVERSAL MOTOWN REPUBLIC

1755 Broadway, 8th Fl.

New York, NY 10019

212-333-8000

Web: www.umrg.com

*No unsolicited material

Tom Mackay, Exec. VP A&R

UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP

2220 Colorado Ave., 3rd Fl.

Santa Monica, CA 90404

310-865-0809

Web: www.universalmusic.com

UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP - NASHVILLE

401 Commerce St., Ste. 1100

Nashville, TN 37219

615-244-8944

E-mail: brian.wright@umusic.com

Web: www.umgnashville.com

*No unsolicited material

Brian Wright, VP A&R

VAGRANT RECORDS

2118 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 361

Santa Monica, CA 90403

323-302-0100

E-mail: dan@vagrant.com,

demosubmissions@vagrant.com

Web: www.vagrant.com

Styles/Specialities: rock, indie, experimental

Roster: City and Colour, Dashboard

Confessional, the Eels, Face to Face

*Accepts unsolicited material by mail

Jon Cohen, President

Dan Gill, GM

VANGUARD RECORDS

2700 Pennsylvania Ave., Ste. 1100

Santa Monica, CA 90404

310-829-9355 Fax 310-315-9996

E-mail: info@vanguardrecords.com

Web: www.vanguardrecords.com

Syles/Specialties: jazz, folk music

*No unsolicited material

Gary Paczosa, VP A&R

Steve Buckingham, Sr. VP

VAN RICHTER RECORDS

440 South El Cielo Rd. Ste. 3-219

Palm Springs, CA 92262

858-731-2995

E-mail: manager@vanrichter.net

Web: www.vanrichter.net

Styles/Specialties: industrial, gothic, metal

Paul Abramson, A&R

*Accepts unsolicited material

VAPOR RECORDS

1460 4th St. #300

Santa Monica, CA 90401

310-393-8442 Fax 310-393-6512

E-mail: webstar@vaporrecords.com

Web: www.vaporrecords.com

Styles/Specialties: indie, rock

*Accepts unsolicited material

VERVE MUSIC GROUP-UMG

1755 Broadway 3rd. Fl.

New York, NY 10019

212-331-2000 Fax 212-331-2005

E-mail: contact@vervemusicgroup.com

Web: www.vervemusicgroup.com

Styles/Specialties: jazz, adult

contemporary, classical

*No unsolicited material

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Evelyn Morgan, Assoc. Dir. A&R Admin

VICE RECORDS

97 N. 10th St., Ste. 202

Brooklyn, NY 11211

718-233-3657 Fax 718-599-1769

E-mail: wassup@vicerecords.com

Web: www.vicerecords.com

Styles/Specialties: rock

*Accepts unsolicited material

VICTORY RECORDS

346 N. Justine St., 5th Fl.

Chicago, IL 60607

312-666-8661 Fax 312-666-8665

E-mail: getmusic@anothervictory.com

Web: www.victoryrecords.com

Styles/Specialties: rock, punk, metal

Tony Brummel, Founder

VIRGIN RECORDS

5750 Wilshire Blvd, Ste. 300

Los Angeles, CA 90036

323-692-1100

Web: www.virginrecords.com

*No unsolicited material

VIRGIN RECORDS AMERICA

150 5th Ave., 2nd-3rd Fls.

New York, NY 10011

212-786-8900

Web: www.virginrecords.com

*No unsolicited material

VOLCOM ENTERTAINMENT

1740 Monrovia Ave.Costa Mesa, CA 92627

949-646-2175

E-mail: volcoment@volcom.com

Web: www.volcoment.com

Styles/Specialties: punk, indie, rock

Roster: Valient Thorr, Riverboat Gamblers,

Year Long Disaster, ASG

Ryan Immegart, A&R

*No unsolicited material

WARNER BROS. NASHVILLE

20 Music Sq. E.

Nashville, TN 37203

615-748-8000

E-mail: nashville.ar@wbr.com

Web: www.wbrnashville.com

*No unsolicited material

Scott Hendricks, Sr. VP A&R

Cris Lacy, Director A&R

Rebekah Sterk, Dir./A&R Film/TV, Special Proj.

WARNER BROS. RECORDS

3400 Warner Blvd., 3rd Fl.

Burbank, CA 91505

818-846-9090 Fax 818-840-2343

Web: www.wbr.com

*No unsolicited material

Michael Caren, President, A&R

Jeff Fenster, VP A&R

Mike Elizondo, Sr. VP A&R

Julian Raymond, VP A&R, Staff Producer

Kevin Kusatsu, A&R

Greg Federspiel, Manager A&R

Matt Marshall, Sr. VP A&R

Alaska Gedeon, Director A&R - Urban

Dallas Martin, A&R Consultant

Atlanta, GA 30308

Web: www.warnerbrosrecords.com

WARNER MUSIC GROUP

1290 Ave. of the Americas, 23rd Fl.

New York, NY 10019

212-275-2000

Web: www.wmg.com

*No unsolicited material

WARNER MUSIC LATINA

555 Washington Ave., 4th Fl.

Miami Beach, FL 33319

305-702-2200 Fax 305-266-8771

E-mail: gabriella.martinez@wmg.com

Web: www.miwml.com

*No unsolicited material

Gabriella Martinez, VP Marketing

WAXPLOITATION ENTERTAINMENT

201 South Santa Fe Ave., Ste. 100

Los Angeles, CA 90012

213-687-9563

E-mail: info@waxploitation.com

Web: www.waxploitation.com

Styles/Specialties: hip-hop

WICKED COOL RECORDS

434 6th Ave., Ste. 6R

New York, NY 10011

212-868-9003

E-mail: info@wickedcoolrecords.com, scott@

wickedcoolrecords.com

Web: www.wickedcoolrecords.com

Styles/Specialties: garage rock

Scott Hueston, Label Manager

WILD RECORDS

Web: www.wildrecordsusa.com

Styles: rockabilly, blues, surf, garage and soul

Reb Kennedy, President, Founder

WIND-UP

79 Madison Ave., 17th Fl.

New York, NY 10016

212-895-3100

E-mail: brichards@winduprecords.com

Web: www.winduprecords.com

*Accepts unsolicited material

Gregg Wattenberg, Sr. VP A&R, Chief

Creative Officer

Mike Kahn, Chief Financial Officer

WORD ENTERTAINMENT

25 Music Sq. W.

Nashville, TN 37203

615-251-0600 Fax 615-726-7888

Web: www.wordlabelgroup.com

*No unsolicited material

Styles: Christian

Rod Ralley, President / CEO

Josh Bailey, Sr. VP A&R

Susan Riley, Sr. VP A&R & Publishing

XL RECORDINGS

304 Hudson Street, 7th Fl.

New York, NY 10013wnd

Web: www.xlrecordings.com

Styles/Specialties: rock, indie, electro

Roster: Adele, Sigur Rós, the xx, MIA, Friendly

Fires, Ratatat, Vampire Weekend, Peaches, the

White Stripes, Jack White

Additional location:

817 W. Peachtree St. #300

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Alabama

ADAMS AND REESE, LLP

Regions Harbert Plaza

1901 6th Ave. N., Ste. 3000

Birmingham, AL 35203

205-250-5000

E-mail: ann.huckstep.@arlaw.com

Web: www.adamsandreese.com

Specialty: Entertainment Law, Music Law,

Intellectual Property

Additional location:

RSA Battle House Tower

11 N. Water St., Ste. 23200

Mobile, AL 36602

251-433-3234

JOHNSTON BARTON PROCTOR

& ROSE, LLP

569 Brookwood Village St., Ste. 901

Birmingham, AL 35209

205-458-9400 Fax 205-458-9500

E-mail: dproctor@johnstonbarton.com

Web: www.johnstonbarton.com

Contact: David W. Proctor, Managing Partner

Specialty: Entertainment Law, specializing in

representing music industry clients

M.S. McNAIR

2151 Government St.

Mobile, AL 36606

800-297-1703, 251-450-0111

Fax 251-450-0822

E-mail: msm@mcnair.com

Web: www.msmcnairlaw.com

Contact: Michael S. McNair

Specialty: contracts

Alaska

DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE, LLP

701 W. Eighth Ave.

Anchorage, AK 99501-3468

907-257-5300 Fax 907-257-5399

E-mail: dianepennington@dwt.com

Web: www.dwt.com

Specialty: Entertainment Law

DORSEY & WHITNEY LLP

1031 W. Fourth Ave., Ste. 600

Anchorage, AK 99501-5907

907-276-4557, 866-270-0350

E-mail: anchorage@dorsey.com

Web: www.dorsey.com

Contact: William J. Evans

Specialty: Intellectual Property

PERKINS COIE

1029 W. Third Ave., Ste. 300

Anchorage, AK 99501-1981

907-279-8561 Fax 907-276-3108

E-mail: efjelstad@perkinscoie.com

Web: www.perkinscoie.com

Contact: Eric B. Fjelstad

Specialty: Trademark Law, Intellectual

Property

Arizona

LEWIS AND ROCCA, LLP LAWYERS

One S. Church Ave., Ste. 700

Tucson, AZ 85701

520-622-2090 Fax 520-622-3088

E-mail: Aaikman@LRLaw.com

Web: www.lrlaw.com

Contact: Anne, Aikman-Scalese, of Counsel

Specialty: Intellectual Property,

Trademarks & Copyrights

PERKINS COIE

2901 N. Central Ave., Ste. 2000

Phoenix, AZ 85012-2788

602-351-8000 Fax 602-648-7000

E-mail: PParker@perkinscoie.com

Web: www.perkinscoie.com

Contact: Paul T. Parker

Specialty: Trademark Law, Intellectual

Property

SANDERS & PARKS, PC

3030 N. Third St., Ste. 1300

Phoenix, AZ 85012

602-532-5600 Fax 602-532-5700

Web: www.sandersandparks.com

Specialty: Intellectual Property

SNELL & WILMER

One Arizona Center

400 E. Van Buren St., Ste. 1900

Phoenix, AZ 85004-2202

602-382-6000 Fax 602-382-6070

E-mail: info@swlaw.com

Web: www.swlaw.com

Specialty: Intellectual Property

Additional location:

One S. Church Ave., Ste. 1500

Tucson, AZ 85701-1630

520-882-1200 Fax 520-884-1294

WILLIAM D. BLACK, LAW OFFICES OF

M & I Bank Building

One E. Camelback Rd., Ste. 550

Phoenix, AZ 85012

602-910-6144, 888-349-3599

Fax 602-265-3685

Web: www.billblacklaw.com

Additional location:

Kierland Corporate Center

7047 East Greenway Parkway, 2nd Fl

Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Arkansas

CARVER LAW

2024 Arkansas Valley Dr., Ste. 800

Little Rock, AR 72212-4147

501-224-1500 Fax 501-224-8831

E-mail: office@arkpatent.com

Web: www.arkpatent.com

Specialty: Intellectual Property

Additional location:

P.O. Box 1497

Santa Barbara, CA 93102

805-964-9777, 805-456-3906

E-mail: vc@etmlaw.com

JACK NELSON JONES & BRYANT, PA

The Metropolitan Tower

2800 Cantrell Rd., Ste. 500

Little Rock, AR 72202

501-375-1122 Fax 501-375-1027

Web: www.jacknelsonjones.com

Specialty: Intellectual Property

Additional location:

106 W. 2nd St.

Malvern, AR 72104

501-332-4910 Fax 501-332-4910

ROSE LAW FIRM

120 E. Fourth St.

Little Rock, AR 72201-2893

501-375-9131 Fax 501-375-1309

E-mail: info@roselawfirm.com

Web: www.roselawfirm.com

Specialty: Intellectual Property

WRIGHT, LINDSEY & JENNINGS, LLP

200 W. Capitol Ave., Ste. 2300

Little Rock, AR 72201

501-371-0808 501-376-9442

Web: www.wlj.com

Contact: Michelle Kaemmerling

Specialty: Intellectual Property

Additional location:

3333 Pinnacle Hills Pkwy., Ste. 510

Rogers, AR 72758

479-986-0888

California

AKIN, GUMP, STRAUSS, HAUER

& FELD, LLP

2029 Century Park E., Ste. 2400

Los Angeles, CA 90057

213-229-1000

E-mail: losangelesinfo@akingump.com

Web: www.akingump.com

Additional location:

633 W. Fifth Street, Ste. 5000

Los Angeles, CA 90071

213-254-1200

580 California St., Ste. 1500

San Francisco, CA 94104

415-765-9500

E-mail: sanfranciscoinfo@akingump.com

ALFRED KIM GUGGENHEIM, ESQ.

Hamburg, Karic, Edwards & Martin

1900 Ave. of the Stars, Ste. 1800

Los Angeles, CA 90067

310-552-9292 Fax 310-552-9291

E-mail: hkem@hkemlaw.com

Web: www.hkemlaw.com

Specialty: All music-related activities in the

entertainment industry

*No unsolicited material, please call or e-mail

first.

ALLEN B BOELTER, THE LAW OFFICES

4640 Admiralty Way, Ste. 500

Marina del Rey, CA 90292

310-496-5710

Contact: Al Boelter, managing partner

Web: http://www.boelterlaw.com

Specialty: Business consulting, contracts and

transactional matters

*Please call for permission before submitting

AMY GHOSH, LAW OFFICES OF

3255 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1530

Los Angeles, CA 90010

213-365-2370, 213-479-8349

E-mail: amygesq@gmail.com

Web: www.lawyers.com/amyghosh

ANDREA BRAUER

3430 Larga Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90039

323-661-2440

Specialty: Contracts, trademarks

and copyright

*No unsolicited material

ANDREW STERN

9100 Wilshire Blvd. Ste. 715, E.

Beverly Hills, CA 90212

310-274-8507 Fax 310-274-2080

E-mail: ajsternlaw@aol.com

*No unsolicited material

ARNOLD & PORTER

777 S. Figueroa St.. 44th Fl.

Los Angeles, CA 90017

213-243-4000 Fax 213-243-4199

Web: www.arnoldporter.com

Specialty: all areas, intellectual property/

technology

*No unsolicited material

Additional location:

Three Embarcadero Center, 7th Fl.

San Francisco, CA 94111

415-471-3100 Fax 415-471-3400

1801 Page Mill Rd., Ste. 110

Palo Alto, CA 94304

650-798-2920, Fax 650-798-2999

ARTHUR T. BERGGREN

611 1/2 Ocean Park Blvd.

Santa Monica, CA 90405

310-392-3088 Fax 310-392-0931

E-mail: admin@arthurberggren.com

Specialty: music and entertainment Law

*No unsolicited material

BARNES, MORRIS, KLEIN, MARK,

YORN, BARNES & LEVINE

2000 Ave. of the Stars N. 3rd Fl.

Los Angeles, CA 90067

310-319-3900 Fax 310-319-3999

BARRY K. ROTHMAN

1901 Ave. of the Stars, Ste. 370

Los Angeles, CA 90067

310-557-0062 Fax 310-557-9080

Web: www.bkrlegal.com

Specialty: all areas

*No unsolicited material

BERGER KAHN, A LAW FIRM

4551 Glencoe Ave., Ste. 245

Marina del Rey, CA 90292

310-578-6800 Fax 310-578-6801

E-mail: info@bergerkahn.com

Web: www.bergerkahn.com

Specialty: Contract negotiation, intellectual

property, copyright, publishing, digital rights,

creative rights, merchandise licensing,

royalties calculations, management, touring,

recording, digital downloading. Expert witness

and litigation consulting services

*No unsolicited material

Additional Offices: Orange County, San

Diego, S.F. Bay Area

BEVERLY HILLS BAR ASSOCIATION

9420 Wishire Blvd. 2nd Fl.

Beverly Hills, CA 90212

310-601-2422

E-mail: LRIS@BHBA.org

Web: www.bhba.org

BINGHAM

The Water Garden, Ste. 2050 N.

1601 Cloverfield Blvd.

Santa Monica, CA 90404

310-907-1000

E-mail: jon.loeb@bingham.com

Web: www.bingham.com

Contact: Jonathan A. Loeb

BLOOM, HERGOTT, DIEMER,

ROSENTHALL, LAVIOLETTE

& FELDMAN, LLP

150 S. Rodeo Dr., 3rd Fl.

Beverly Hills, CA 90212

310-859-6800 Fax 310-859-2788

*No unsolicited material

BRET D. LEWIS, LAW OFFICES OF

Santa Monica Wellesley Plaza

12304 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 107A

Los Angeles, CA 90025

310-207-0696 Fax 310-362-8424

E-mail: bretlewis@aol.com

Web: www.blewislaw.com

BRIAN D. PERLEY, LAW OFFICES OF

11601 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 500

Los Angeles, CA 90025

424-245-7430

E-mail: info@perleylaw.com

Web: www.perleylaw.com

Specialty: Entertainment, Corporate and

Internet law

CALIFORNIA LAWYERS FOR THE ARTS

1641 18th St.

Santa Monica, CA 90404

310-998-5590 Fax 310-998-5594

E-mail: losangeles@calawyersforhearts.org

Web: www.calawyersforthearts.org

Specialty: Lawyer Referral Service,

Mediation/Arbitration

Additional offices in Sacramento and San

Francisco

CHRISTOPHER J. OLSEN,

LAW OFFICES OF

3075 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Ste. 100

Westlake Village, CA 91362

805-557-0660 Fax 805-491-8324

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Practice Areas: Entertainment Law, Music

Law, Contract Negotiation, Business and

Transactional Matters, Civil Litigation. 26 years

experience

Additional Specialty: Studio and

Performance Bass Player. I share musicians’

concerns because I am one.

DAVIS, SHAPIRO, LEWIT,

MONTONE & HAYES, LLP

150 S. Rodeo Dr., Ste. 200

Beverly Hills, CA 90212

310-248-3400 Fax 310-278-4457

E-mail: info@davisshapiro.com

Specialty: Entertainment Law

D. BURGUNDY MORGAN, ESQ.

ONE LLP

4000 MacArthur Blvd.,

West Tower, Ste. 110

Newport Beach, CA 92660

855-466-3557, 949-502-2870

E-mail: bmorgan@onelip.com

Specialty: Entertainment Law

DEAN SHELDON SERWIN

The Taft Building

1680 N. Vine St., Ste. 1115

Hollywood, CA 90028-8838

323-465-1735

E-mail: mail@deanserwin.com

Web: www.deanserwin.com

Specialty: full-service for entertainment

industry, including: records, publishing, online,

video-game, film and television, management,

licensing, trademark, music clearance.

Selected “shopping”

DIAMOND & WILSON

12304 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 300

Los Angeles, CA 90025

310-820-7808 Fax 310-826-9658

Specialty: all areas except litigation

and demo shopping

*No unsolicited material

DIJULIO LAW GROUP

330 N. Brand Blvd., Ste. 702

Glendale, CA 91203

818-660-1582 Toll Free: 888-519-1613

E-mail: jn@dijuliolaw.com

Web: www.dijuliolawgroup.com

Specialty: Record contracts, music

publishing, licenses

Additional location:

6 Woodard Ave.

Absarokee, MT 59001

DONALD & CALLIF

400 S. Beverly Dr., Ste. 400

Beverly Hills, CA 90212

310-277-8394, 310-277-4870

E-mail: info@MichaelCDonaldson.com

Web: www.michaelcdonaldson.com

*No unsolicited material

DONALD S. PASSMAN

Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown, Inc.

132 S. Rodeo Dr. #306

Beverly Hills, CA 90212-2414

310-777-4800 Fax 310-777-4801

*No unsolicited material

DOUGLAS C. WICKS

8405 Pershing Dr., Ste. 500

Playa del Rey, CA 90293

310-578-6528

E-mail: wickslaw@verizon.net

Web: Duiattorney4all.com

Specialty: litigation

*No unsolicited material

DRINKER BIDDLE

1800 Century Park E., Ste. 1400

Los Angeles, CA 90067

310-203-4000, 310-229-1285

E-mail: William.Hanssen@dbr.com

Web: drinkerbiddle.com

*No unsolicited material

EDELSTEIN, LAIRD & SOBEL

9255 Sunset Blvd., Ste. 800

Los Angeles, CA 90069

310-274-6184 Fax 310-274-6185

E-mail: sobel@elsentlaw.com

Web: www.elsentlaw.com

Specialty: all areas except demo shopping

*No unsolicited material

ERIC NORWITZ

3333 W. Second St., Ste. 52-214

Los Angeles, CA 90004-6149

213-389-3477

E-mail: enorwitz@pacbell.net

Specialty: entertainment law and litigation

*Unsolicited material accepted

FINDELLE LAW & MANAGEMENT

2029 Century Park E., Ste. 900

Los Angeles, CA 90067

310-552-1777 Fax 310-286-1990

E-mail: perfstanny@aol.com

Contact: Stann Findelle, Esq.

Specialty: manager and recording

agreements, production, actors, broadcasting

and publishing

*Call before sending material

FISHBACH, PERLSTEIN, LIEBERMAN

& ALMOND, LLP

1925 Century Park E., Ste. 2050

Los Angeles, CA 90067

310-556-1956 Fax 310-556-4617

Web: fpllaw.com

Contact: Michael Perlstein

Specialty: all areas

*No unsolicited material

FOX LAW GROUP

14724 Ventura Blvd., PH

Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

818-461-1740 Fax 818-461-1744

Web: http://foxlawgroup.com

E-mail: Sandy@foxlawgroup.com

Contact: Samuel J. Fox

Specialty: All forms of entertainment

transactions

*No unsolicited material

FREDRIC W. ANSIS

Reed Smith, LLP

1901 Ave. of the Stars, Ste. 700

Los Angeles, CA 90067

310-734-5259 Fax 310-734-5299

E-mail: fansis@reedsmith.com

Web: www.reedsmith.com

Specialty: Music & Advertising

GANG, TYRE, RAMER & BROWN, INC.

132 S. Rodeo Dr.

Beverly Hills, CA 90212

310-777-4800

*No unsolicited material

GERRY BRYANT, ESQ.

9903 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 1007

Beverly Hills, CA 90212

310-301-2728

Web: www.gerrybryant.com

E-mail: gerrybryantesq@aol.com

*No unsolicited material or deal shopping.

GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER, LLP

333 S. Grand Ave., 47th Fl.

Los Angeles, CA 90071

213-229-7000 Fax 213-229-7520

E-mail: inquiries@gibsondunn.com

Web: www.gibsondunn.com

*No unsolicited material

Additional location:

2029 Century Park E.

Los Angeles, CA 90067-3026

310-552-8500 Fax 310-551-8741

*See web for offices in other US cities and

the world

GLADSTONE MICHEL WEISBERG

WILLNER & SLOANE

4551 Glencoe Ave., Ste. 300

Marina del Rey, CA 90292

310-821-9000 Fax 310-775-8775

E-mail: info@gladstonemichel.com

Web: www.gladstonemichel.com

Specialty: Contract negotiation, intellectual

property, copyright, publishing, digital rights,

creative rights, merchandise licensing,

royalties calculations, management, touring,

recording, digital downloading, entertainment

insurance, expert witness and litigation

consulting services

*No unsolicited material.

LAW OFFICES OF GLENN T. LITWAK, A

PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION

201 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 300

Santa Monica, CA 90401

310-858-5574 Fax 310-207-4180

E-mail: glenn@litwakandhavkin.com

Web: www.litwakandhavkin.com

GREENBERG, GLUSKER

1900 Ave. of the Stars, 21st Fl.

Los Angeles, CA 90067

310-553-3610 Fax 310-553-0687

Web: www.greenbergglusker.com

*No unsolicited material

GREGORY L. YOUNG

22151 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 201

Woodland Hills, CA 91364

805-381-0700 Fax 805-598-0712

E-mail: gyoung@rasaplc.com

Specialty: Representation of musicians

and entertainment companies. Recording

agreements; publishing/administration/

songwriter agreements; touring agreements;

band; producer; production; licensing;

publishing administration; copyright and

trademark registration; copyright infringement;

entertainment and business litigation.

*No unsolicited material

HARTFORD O. BROWN, ESQ.

Klinedinst, PC

777 S. Figueroa St., Ste. 2800

Los Angeles, CA 90017

213-406-1100 Fax 406-1101

E-mail: hbrown@klinedinstlaw.com

Web: www.klinedinstlaw.com

Specialty: Entertainment, contractual/

transactional, intellectual property,

general litigation

*No unsolicited material.

HEICKLEN LAW OFFICES

16255 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 515

Encino, CA 91436

818-907-7771

Contact: Michael Heicklen

HEIMANN GALEN, LLP

9701 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 1000

Beverly Hills, CA 90212

310-274-9701 Fax 323-395-5722

E-mail: info@heimanngalen.com

Web: www.heimanngalen.com

Specialty: Music and Entertainment Law

HELMER, FRIEDMAN, LLP

8522 National Blvd., Ste. 107

Culver City, CA 90232

310-396-7714 Fax 310-396-9215

E-mail: info@helmerfriedman.com

Web: helmerfriedman.com

Contact: Ken Helmer

Specialty: all areas

*No unsolicited material

HERTZ & LICHTENSTEIN, LLP

450 N. Roxbury Dr., 8th Fl.

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

310-271-8777 Fax 310-276-8310

E-mail: kh@himedialaw.com

Web: www.hlmedialaw.com

Contact: Kenneth Hertz

Specialty: contracts and publishing

*No unsolicited material

IRELL & MANELLA, LLP

1800 Ave. of the Stars, Ste. 900

Los Angeles, CA 90067

310-277-1010 Fax 310-203-7199

E-mail: info@irell.com

Web: www.irell.com

Additional location:

840 Newport Center Dr., Ste. 400

Newport Beach, CA 92660-6324

949-760-0991 Fax 949-760-5200

ISAACMAN, KAUFMAN & PAINTER

10250 Constellation Blvd., Ste. 2900

Los Angeles, CA 90067

310-881-6800 Fax 310-881-6801

Web: www.ikplaw.com

E-mail: info@ikplaw.com

Contact: Steven Lowy, Andrew Zucker, Chuck

Hurewitz, Neal Fisher

*No unsolicited material

JACKOWAY, TYERMAN, WERTHEIMER,

AUSTEN, MANDELBAUM, & MORRIS

1925 Century Park E., 22nd. Fl.

Los Angeles, CA 90067

310-553-0305 Fax 310-553-5036

*No unsolicited material

JAY COOPER

(Greenberg Traurig LLP)

1840 Century Park E., Ste. 1900

Los Angeles, CA 90067

310-586-7700 Fax 310-586-7800

Web: www.gtlaw.com

E-mail: Cooper@gtlaw.com

Specialty: entertainment law and copyright,

30 offices worldwide

JEFFREY L. GRAUBART

100 Corson St., Third Fl.

Pasadena, CA 91103

626-304-2800 Fax 626-304-2807

E-mail: info@jlgraubart.com

Web: www.entertainmentlaw.la

Specialty: copyrights and litigation

*Unsolicited material accepted

JOHNSON & JOHNSON, LLP

439 N. Canon Dr., Ste. 200

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

310-975-1080 Fax 310-975-1095

E-mail: njohnson@jjllplaw.com

Web: www.jjllplaw.com

Contact: Neville L. Johnson

Specialty: litigation and contracts

*No unsolicited material

JONATHAN STEIN, LAW OFFICES OF

1875 Century Park E., Ste. 1500

Los Angeles, CA 90067

310-587-2277 Fax 310-575-0170

E-mail: jstein@jsteinlaw.com

Web: www.jsteinlaw.com

*No unsolicited material

JOSHUA P. BINDER

Attorney at Law

8730 Sunset Blvd., Ste. 470

Los Angeles, CA 90069

310-855-1223

E-mail: josh@joshbinder.com

Web: www.joshbinder.com

Specialty: Music, television, IP licensing and

contract negotiation

KATTEN, MUCHIN, ROSENMAN, LLP

2029 Century Park E., Ste. 2600

Los Angeles, CA 90067

310-788-4400

E-mail: jashua.wayser@kattenlaw.com

Web: www.kattenlaw.com

KENOFF & MACHTINGER, LLP

1801 Ave. of the Stars, Ste. 1520

Los Angeles, CA 90067

310-552-0808 Fax 310-277-0653

Web: www.entertainmentlawla.com

E-mail: jkenoff@entertainmentlawla.com

Specialty: contracts, litigation

*No unsolicited material, no shopping

KLEINBERG, LANGE, CUDDY, KLEIN, LLP

2049 Century Park E., Ste. 3180

Los Angeles, CA 90067

310-286-9696 Fax 310-277-7145

E-mail: info@kllck.com

Web: www.kllck.com

Specialty: contracts and publishing

*No unsolicited material

LAPOLT LAW, PC

9000 Sunset Blvd., Ste. 800

Los Angeles, CA 90069

310-858-0922 Fax 310-858-0933

E-mail: dina@lapoltlaw.com, heidy@lapoltlaw.

com, sabrina@lapoltlaw.com

Web: www.lapoltlaw.com

Contact: Dina LaPolt, Heidy Vaquerano,

Sabrina Ment

Specialties: All areas relating to music, film,

television, merchandising and book publishing.

LEE RUDNICKI, LAW OFFICES OF

9595 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 900

Beverly Hills, CA 90212

310-300-8407 Fax 310-300-8401

E-mail: drumlaw80@gmail.com

Web: www.drumlaw80.com

Specialty: Music, film and television

LEWIS, BRISBOIS, BISGAARD

& SMITH, LLP

333 Bush St., Ste. 1100

San Francisco, CA 914104

415-362-2580, Fax 415-434-0882

E-mail: Haus@lbbslaw.com

Web: www.lbbslaw.com

Contact: Alan J. Haus

Specialties: Entertainment Law

*No unsolicited materials

LICHTER, GROSSMAN, NICHOLS,

ADLER & GOODMAN

9200 Sunset Blvd., Ste. 1200

Los Angeles, CA 90069

310-205-6999 Fax 310-205-6990

*No unsolicited material

LOEB & LOEB, LLP

10100 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 2200

Los Angeles, CA 90067

310-282-2000 Fax 310-282-2200

Contact: Mickey Mayerson

E-mail: mmayerson@loeb.com

Web: www.loeb.com

Specialty: all areas

MANATT, PHELPS & PHILLIPS

11355 W. Olympic Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90064

310-312-4000 Fax 310-312-4224

E-mail: wquicksilver@manatt.com

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Specialty: all areas

*No unsolicited material

Additional locations:

695 Town Center Dr., 14th Fl.

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

714-371-2500 Fax 714-371-2550

1841 Page Mill Rd., Ste. 200

Palo Alto, CA 94304

650-812-1300 Fax 650-213-0260

One Embarcadero Center - 30th Fl.

San Francisco, CA 94111

415-291-7400 Fax 415-291-7474

1215 K Street, St., Ste. 1900

Sacramento, CA 95814

916-552-2300 Fax 916-552-2323

MARIO F. GONZALEZ, ESQ.

15332 Antioch St., #573

Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

818-707-3894

E-mail: mario@mgonzalezlaw .com

Web: www.mgonzalezlaw.com

Specialty: music attorney

MARK “ABBA” ABBATTISTA

311 N. Robertson Ave. Ste. 505

Beverly Hills, CA 90211

818-991-7399

E-mail: kingabba@aol.com

Specialty: all areas

*Unsolicited material accepted

MARTY O’TOOLE

1999 Ave. of the Stars, Ste. 1100

Los Angeles, CA 90067

310-888-4000

E-mail: mx@martyotoole.com

Web: www.lawofficesofmartyotoole.com

Specialty: Contracts, copyright, trademark,

demo shopping, negotiation, music video,

publishing, band agreements, LLC, litigation

*Unsolicited material accepted

MAURO FIORE, JR., LAW OFFICE OF

1901 W. Pacific Ave., Ste. 260

W. Covina, CA 91790

626-593-9031, 866-583-9564

Web: www.Fiorelegal.com

Additional location:

80 S. Lake Ave., Ste. 710

Pasadena, CA 91101

McLANE & WONG

11135 Weddington St., Ste. 424

North Hollywood, CA 91601

818-587-6801 Fax 818-587-6802

E-mail: bcmclane@aol.com

Web: www.benmclane.com

Specialty: Contracts, negotiation

*Unsolicited material accepted

McPHERSON & ASSOCIATES

1801 Century Park E., 24th Fl.

Los Angeles, CA 90067

310-553-8833 Fax 310-553-9233

E-mail: firm@mcphersonrane.com

Web: www.mcphersonrane.com

*No unsolicited material

Additional locations:

840 Wainee St., Ste. 104

Lahaina, Maui, HI 92701

808-662-4884

MICHAEL H. GOLLAND

Abrams, Garfinkel, Margolis, Bergson, LLP

5900 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 2250

Los Angeles, CA 90036

310-300-2900

E-mail: info@rfgllaw.com

Web: www.agmblaw.com

MICHAEL J. MARONEY, ESQ.

3230 Van Allen Pl.

Topanga Canyon, CA 90290

818-592-0477

E-mail: mjmaroney@earthlink.net

Web: www.maroneylaw.com

MICHAEL MACHAT

9107 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 500

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

310-860-1833 Fax 310-860-1837

E-mail: info@machatlaw.com

Web: www.machatlaw.com

Specialty: all areas

MICHAEL R. GARDNER

810 E. Commonwealth Ave.

Fullerton, CA 92831

714-447-3808 Fax 714-680-0421

*No unsolicited material accepted

MICHAEL R. MORRIS

Valensi Rose PLC

1888 Century Park E., Ste. 1100

Los Angeles, CA 90067

310-277-8011, Fax 310-277-1706

E-mail: mrm@vrmlaw.com

Web: www.vrmlaw.com

Specialty: Full-service music law, including

recording, producer, production company

and soundtrack agreements, master use and

synchronization licenses; artist and label

representation; entertainment tax law

*Unsolicited materials on a very selective

basis

MUSIC ATTORNEY, LEGAL & BUSINESS

AFFAIRS REGISTRY

7510 Sunset Blvd., Ste. 1041

Los Angeles, CA 90046-3418

800-552-7411 818-781-1974

E-mail: info@musicregistry.com

Web: www.musicregistry.com

MYMAN, ABELL, FINEMAN,

GREENSPAN & LIGHT

11601 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 2200

Los Angeles, CA 90025

310-231-0800

Web: www.mymangreenspan.com

Specialty: all areas

*No unsolicited material

NEAL TABACHNICK, ESQ.

Wolf, Rifkin, Shapiro, Schulman & Rabkin, LLP

11400 W. Olympic Blvd., 9th Fl.

Los Angeles, CA 90064-1557

310-478-4100 Fax 310-479-1422

E-mail: ntabachnick@wrslawyers.com

*Does not shop material

O’MELVENY & MYERS

1999 Ave. of the Stars, 7th Fl.

Los Angeles, CA 90067

310-553-6700 Fax 310-246-6779

Web: www.omm.com

*No unsolicited material

Additional location:

400 S. Hope St.

Los Angeles, CA 90071-2899

213-430-6000 Fax 213-430-6407

PERKINS COIE

1888 Century Park E, Ste. 1700

Los Angeles, CA 90067-1721

310-788-9900 Fax 310-788-3399

E-mail: RMcintire@perkinscoie.com

Web: www.perkinscoie.com

Contact: Ronald (Ron) A. McIntire

Specialty: Trademark Law, Intellectual

Property

Additional locations:

Four Embarcadero Center, Ste. 2400

San Francisco, CA 94111

415-344-7000 Fax 415-344-7050

E-mail: BSchussman@perkinscoie.com

Contact: Barbara J. Schussman

3150 Porter Drive

Palo Alto, CA 94304

650-838-4300, Fax 650-838-4350

E-mail: EdWes@perkinscoie.com

Contact: Edward (Ed) J. Wes

PIERCE LAW GROUP, LLP

9100 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 225, E. Tower

Beverly Hills, CA 90212-3415

310-274-9191 Fax 310-274-9151

E-mail: info@piercelawgroupllp.com

Web: piercelawgroupllp.com

Contact: David Albert Pierce

Specialty: contracts

*No unsolicited material accepted, no

shopping.

PILLSBURY WINTHROP

SHAW PITTMAN, LLP

725 S. Figueroa St., Ste. 2800

Los Angeles, CA 90017

213-488-7100 Fax 213-629-1033

E-mail: william.waller@pillsburylaw.com

Web: www.pillsburylaw.com

Contact: William S. Waller

Specialty: All areas, including intellectual

property and technology

*No unsolicited material

POLK & BERKE

Jeff Berke, Esq.

11620 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 800

Los Angeles, CA 90025

310-235-2009 Fax 310-235-2029

E-mail: jeffberke@yahoo.com

Contact: Jeff Berke

Specialty: Call for more information

PROBSTEIN & WEINER & BUTLER

1299 Ocean Ave., Ste. 306

Santa Monica, CA 90401

310-836-1400 Fax 310-836-1420

E-mail: gbweiner@pwmusiclaw.com

Web: www.pwmusiclaw.com

*No unsolicited material

PROSKAUER, ROSE, LLP

2049 Century Park E.

Los Angeles, CA 90067

310-557-2900 Fax 310-557-2193

E-mail: mworonoff@proskauer.com

Web: www.proskauer.com

Contact: Michael A. Woronoff

Specialty: practice limited to litigation of

commercial and entertainment related

disputes

*No unsolicited material

RANDAL NEAL COHEN

12100 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1250

Los Angeles, CA 90025

310-826-8082, 800-718-4658

Fax 310-826-8682

E-mail: Randall@Music-Attorney.com

Web: www.music-attorney.com

Specialty: all areas except demo shopping.

*Unsolicited material accepted

REBEL ROY STEINER, JR.

Loeb & Loeb LLP

10100 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 2200

Los Angeles, CA 90067

310-282-2051 Fax 310-919-3038

E-mail: rsteiner@loeb.com

Web: www.loeb.com

REED SMITH, LLP

1901 Ave. of the Stars, Ste. 700

Los Angeles, CA 90067

310-734-5200 Fax 310-734-5299

E-mail: fansis@reedsmith.com, ssessa@

reedsmith.com

Web: www.reedsmith.com

Contact: Fredric W. Ansis or Stephen E.

Sessa

RICHARD JOSEPH, LAW OFFICES OF

9720 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 700

Beverly Hills, CA 90212

310-248-2900

E-mail: rjoseph@rjml.net

Web: www.rnjlawgroup.com

Specialty: All areas of music law.

*No unsolicited material

ROBERT S. GREENSTEIN, ESQ.

Greenstein Law Offices

22911 Crespi St.

Woodland Hills, CA 91364

818-225-8917 Fax 818-225-9010

E-mail: info@greensteinlaw.com

Web: www.linkedin.com/in/RobertGreenstein

Specialty: Full-service entertainment industry

business and legal affairs

*Please contact the office before submitting

any material

ROGERS & HARRIS

520 S. Sepulveda, Ste. 204

Los Angeles, CA 90049

310-471-3170 Fax 310-471-3276

E-mail: rogersharris1@verizon.net

Web: www.rogersandharris.com

Contact: Michael Harris

Specialty: contracts

*No unsolicited material

ROHDE & VICTOROFF

1880 Century Park E., Ste. 411

Los Angeles, CA 90067

310-277-1482 Fax 310-277-1485

E-mail: greg@rohde-victoroff.com

Web: www.rohde-victoroff.com

Contact: Greg Victoroff

Specialty: all areas

*Unsolicited material accepted

RONALD A. LITZ, LAW OFFICES OF

9255 Sunset Blvd., Ste. 920

Los Angeles, CA 90069-3306

310-201-0100 Fax 310-201-0226

Web: www.ronlitzlaw.com

*No unsolicited material

ROSENFELD, MEYER & SUSMAN

232 N. Canon Dr., 2nd Fl.

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

310-858-7700 Fax 310-860-2430

Web: www.rmslaw.com

E-mail: kgoldsberry@rmslaw.com

*No unsolicited material

SALLY KOENIG

Koenig Law Offices

606 Hanley Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90049

310-440-9290

E-mail: koeniglaw@mac.com

Web: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Koenig-

Law-Offices/27383391583

Specialty: Artist and label representation in all

areas. Draft and negotiate agreements.

*Unsolicited material accepted, email for

permission

SCHLEIMER & FREUNDLICH, LLP

9401 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1250.

Beverly Hills, CA 90212

310-273-9807 Fax 310-273-9809

E-mail: schleimerlaw@msn.com

Web: www.schleimerlaw.com

*No unsolicited material

SCOTT HARRINGTON, ESQ.

Harrington Music Law Group, PC

2001 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 400

Santa Monica, CA 90403

310-315-9222 Fax 310-315-9225

E-mail: sharrington@sdhmusiclaw.com

SEDGEWICK, DETERT, MORAN

& ARNOLD, LLP

801 S. Figueroa St, 19th Fl.

Los Angeles, CA 90017

213-426-6900 Fax 213-426-6921

E-mail: craig.barnes@sedgwicklaw.com

Web: www.sdma.com

Contact: Craig S. Barnes

Specialty: Represents clients in US, Canada,

Europe and Japan in all areas of music,

Internet/digital, TV, radio, content, licensing

and distribution

SILVER FREEMAN

2029 Century Park E., 19th Fl.

Los Angeles, CA 90067

310-282-9448, Fax 310-282-2500

Contact: Barry M. Weisz, Esq

E-mail: bweisz@silverfreedman.com

Web: www.silverfreedman.com

SINDEE LEVIN, ESQ.

149 S. Barrington Ave. #810

Los Angeles, CA 90049

310-440-8778 Fax 310-440-0059

E-mail: info@sindeelevinmusic.com,

lalaw90049@aol.com

Web: www.SindeeLevinMusic.com, www.

EntertainmentEstateLawyer.com

Specialty: Music & Entertainment Law

*No Unsolicited materials accepted

SNELL & WILMER

Two California Plaza

350 S. Grand Ave., Ste. 2600

213-929-2500, Fax 213-929-2525

E-mail: info@swlaw.com

Web: www.swlaw.com

Specialty: Intellectual Property

Additional location:

Plaza Tower

600 Anton Blvd., Ste. 1400

Costa Mesa, CA 92626-7689

714-427-7000 Fax 714-427-7799

STEPHEN E. SESSA, ESQ.

Reed Smith, LLP

1901 Ave. of the Stars, Ste. 700

Los Angeles, CA 90067

310-734-5200 Fax 310-734-5299

E-mail: ssessa@reedsmith.com

Web: www.reedsmith.com

Contact: Stephen E. Sessa

STEVEN J. FISHER, ESQ.

Law Offices of Steven J. Fisher

4607 Lakeview Canyon Rd., Ste. 320

Westlake Village, CA 91361

818-889-9915 Fax 818-889-9916

E-mail: law@stevenjfisher.com

Web: www.stevenjfisher.com

*No unsolicited material, e-mail for permission

STEVEN R. LOWY ISAACMAN, KAUFMAN

& PAINTER, PC

MGM Tower

10250 Constellation Blvd., Ste. 2900

Los Angeles, CA 90067

310-881-6800 Fax 310-881-6801

E-mail: info@ikplaw.com

Web: www.ikplaw.com

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TYLER & WILSON, LLP

5455 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 1925

Los Angeles, CA 90036

323-655-7180

E-mail: cjw@tyler-law.com

Contact: Christine J. Wilson

Web: www.tyler-law.com

Specialty: Music and Business Law

TYRE, KAMINS, KATZ, GRANOF & MENES

1880 Century Park E., Ste. 300

Los Angeles, CA 90067-1666

310-553-6822 Fax 310-552-9024

Contact: Paul I. Menes, Barry A. Menes

*No unsolicited material

WILLIAMS & KILKOWSKI

1900 Ave. of the Stars, 25th Fl.

Los Angeles, CA 90067

310-282-8995 Fax 310-282-8930

*No unsolicited material

ZIFFREN, BRITTENHAM, BRANCA,

FISHER, GILBERT-LAURIE, STIFFELMAN,

COOK, JOHNSON & WOLF

1801 Century Park W.

Los Angeles, CA 90067

310-552-3388 Fax 310-553-7068

Specialty: all areas

*No unsolicited material

Colorado

CLINE, WILLIAMS, WRIGHT,

JOHNSON & OLDFATHER, LLP

123 N. College Ave., Ste. 300

Fort Collins, CO 80524

970-221-2637 Fax 970-221-2638

Web: www.clinewilliams.com

Specialty: Intellectual Property and

Technology Law

COLSON-QUINN, ATTORNEYS AT LAW

1503 Spruce

Boulder, CO 80302

303-447-0975 Fax 303-447-0970

E-mail: Joyce@colsonquinn.com

Web: www.colsonquinn.com

Contact: Joyce Colsen

Specialty: Trademark Law, Intellectual

Property

HOLLAND & HART

555 Seventeenth St., Ste. 3200

Denver, CO 80202-3979

303-295-8000 Fax 303-295-8261

E-mail: klevoy@hollandhart.com

Web: www.hollandhart.com

Contact: Katherine A. LeVoy

Specialty: Intellectual Property

KEVIN E. HOUCHIN, ATTORNEY

& COUNSELOR AT LAW

520 N. Sherwood, #5

Fort Collins, CO 80521

970-493-1070 Fax 907-214-6808

E-mail: kevin.houchin@houchinlaw.com

Web: www.houchinlaw.com

Contact: Kevin E. Houchin

Specialty: Consulting for creative people.

LEYENDECKER & LEMIRE, LLC

9137 E. Mineral Cir., Ste. 280

Centennial, CO 80112

E-mail: info@coloradoiplaw.com

Web: www.coloradoiplaw.com

Specialty: Copyright Law, Trademark Law,

Intellectual Property

PERKINS COIE

1900 Sixteenth St., Ste. 1400

Denver, CO 80202-5255

303-291-2300 Fax 303-291-2400

E-mail: LMacphee@perkinscoie.com

Web: www.perkinscoie.com

Contact: Leonard (Len) H. MacPhee

Specialty: Trademark Law,

Intellectual Property

REPLIN & RHOADES & RATNER, LLC

ENTERTAINMENT LAW, LLC

222 Milwaukee St., Ste. 304

Denver, CO 80206

303-322-7919

E-mail: lrhoades@replinrhoades.com,

sreplin@replinrhoades.com,

dratner@replinrhoades.com

Web: www.replinrhoades.com

Contact: Steve Replin or Laurie Rhoades,

Dave Ratner

Specialty: Entertainment Law, Copyright Law,

Intellectual Property

SNELL & WILMER

1200 Seventeenth St., Ste. 1900

Denver, CO 80202-5854

303-634-2000 Fax 303-634-2020

E-mail: info@swlaw.com

Web: www.swlaw.com

Specialty: Intellectual Property

WICK & TRAUTWEIN, LLC

#3 Clock Tower Sq.

323 S. College Ave.

P.O. Box 2166

Fort Collins, CO 80522

907-237-5694, 866-686-1410

Web: www.wicklaw.com

Specialty: Intellectual Property

Additional location:

421 Main St.

Windsor, CO 85035

866-686-1410

513 Big Thompson Ave.

Located in Lower Stanley Village

Estes Park, CO

970-586-3505

Connecticut

CACACE TUSCH & SANTAGATA

777 Summer St.

Stamford, CT 06901-1022

203-327-2000

Web: www.lawcts.com

Specialty: Intellectual Property

GIARNIERO & ASSOCIATES, LLC

972 E. Broadway

Stratford, CT 06615

203-375-3994 Fax 203-386-0401

Web: www.giarnierolaw.com

Contact: Richard Giarniero

Specialty: Intellectual Property

OHLANDT GREELEY RUGGIERO

& PERLE, LLP

One Landmark Sq., 10th Fl.

Stamford, CT 06901-2682

203-327-4500 Fax 203-327-6401

E-mail: info@ogrp.com

Web: www.ogrp.com

Specialty: Intellectual Property

ST. ONGE STEWARD JOHNSTON

& REENS, LLC

986 Bedford St.

Stamford, CT 06905

203-324-6155 Fax 203-327-1096

E-mail: info@ssjr.com

Web: www.ssjr.com

Specialty: Intellectual Property

SUSAN L. MENDE

39 Jaffe Terr.

Colchester, CT 06415

860-537-1176

E-mail: mendelaw@ctmch.com

Contact: Susan L. Mende

Specialty: Legal services & actively seeking

new clients to manage. No hip-hop please.

Delaware

FISH & RICHARDSON, PC

222 Delaware Ave., 17th Fl.

P.O. Box 1114

Wilmington, DE 19899-1114

302-652-5070 Fax 302-652-0607

E-mail: marsden@fr.com

Web: www.fr.com

Contact: William J. Marsden, Jr.

Specialty: Intellectual Property

JEFFREY R. RAMBERG, LAW OFFICE OF

273 E. Main St., Ste. G

Newark, DE 19711

302-454-6414 Fax 302-454-6414

E-mail: ramberg@juno.com

Web: www.ramberglawfirm.com

Contact: Jeffrey R. Ramberg

Specialty: transactional intellectual property

MARKS, O’NEILL, O’BRIEN & COURTNEY

300 Delaware Avenue, Suite 900

Wilmington, DE 19801

302-658-6538 Fax 302-658-6537

E-mail: ddoherty@mooclaw.com

Web: www.mooclaw.com

Contact: Dawn Doherty

Specialty: Intellectual Property

District of Columbia (DC)

ADAMS AND REESE, LLP

20 F St. N.W., Ste. 500

S. Washington, DC 20001

202-737-3234, Fax 202-737-0264

E-mail: jeffrey.brooks@arlaw.com

Web: www.adamsandreese.com

Specialty: Entertainment Law, Music Law,

Intellectual Property

AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION

740 15th St., N.W.

Washington, DC 20005-1019

202-662-1000

Additional location:

321 N. Clark St.

Chicago, IL 60610

800-285-2221

BERLINER, CORCORAN & ROWE

1101 17th St. N.W., Ste. 1100

Washington, DC 20036

202-293-5555

E-mail: tgc@bcr-dc.com

Web: www.bcr.us

Specialty: Entertainment Law, Copyright Law

and Internet Law

GARVEY, SCHUBERT & BARER

Flour Mill Bldg., 5th Fl.

1000 Potomac St. N.W. 5th Fl.

Washington, DC 20007-3501

202-965-7880 Fax 202-965-1729

E-mail: mschneider@gsblaw.com

Web: www.gsblaw.com

Contact: Matthew R. Schneider

Specialty: Entertainment Law

KATTEN MUCHIN ROSENMAN, LLP

2900 K St. N.W.

North Tower, Ste. 200

Washington, DC 20007-5118

202-625-3500 Fax 202-298-7570

E-Mail: roger.furey@kattenlaw.com

Web: www.kattenlaw.com

Contact: Roger P. Furey

LAMPERT & O’CONNOR

1776 K St. N.W., Ste. 700

Washington, DC 20006

202-887-6230 Fax 202-887-6231

E-mail: lampert@lojlaw.com

Web: www.lojlaw.com

Contact: Donna Lampert

Specialty: Entertainment Law

MANATT, PHELPS & PHILLIPS

700 12th St., N.W. , Ste. 1100

Washington, DC 20005-4075

202-585-6500 Fax 202-585-6600

Web: www.manatt.com

Specialty: all areas

PERKINS COIE

700 Thirteenth St., N.W.

Washington, DC 20005-3960

202-654-6200 Fax 202-654-6211

E-mail: WMalley@perkinscoie.com

Web: www.perkinscoie.com

Contact: William G. Malley

Specialty: Trademark Law, Intellectual

Property

PROSKAUER, ROSE, LLP

1001 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Ste. 400 S.

Washington, DC 20004-2533

202-416-6800 Fax 202-416-6899

E-mail: tchaplick@proskauer.com

Web: www.proskauer.com

Specialty: practice limited to litigation of

commercial and entertainment related

disputes

*No unsolicited material

STEPTOE & JOHNSON

1330 Connecticut Ave. N.W.

Washington, DC 20036

202-429-3000 Fax 202-261-7537

Web: www.steptoe.com

Specialty: Contracts and Intellectual Property

VENABLE, LLP

575 7th St., N.W.

Washington, DC 20004

202-344-4000 Fax 202-344-8300

Web: www.venable.com

Specialty: Intellectual Property

Florida

ALLEN L. JACOBI

11077 Biscayne Blvd., Ste. 200

Miami, FL 33161

305-893-2007

E-mail: alj@pyramidrecords.net

Web: www.pyramidrecords.net

Contact: Allen Jacobi

Specialty: All entertainment-related services

DAVID BERCUSON, PA, LAW OFFICES OF

Town Center One, Ste. 1813

8950 Southwest 74 Court

Miami, FL 33156

305-670-0018 Fax 305-670-0019

E-mail: DBercuson@aol.com

Web: www.bercusonlaw.com

Contact: David Bercuson

Specialty: specialist in domestic & foreign

music licensing and obtaining deals for artists

PROSKAUER, ROSE, LLP

2255 Glades Rd., Ste. 421 Atrium

Boca Raton, FL 33431-7360

561-241-7400, Fax 561-241-7145

E-mail: dpratt@proskauer.com

Web: www.proskauer.com

Contact: David Pratt

Specialty: practice limited to litigation of

commercial and entertainment related

disputes

*No unsolicited material

RICHARD N. FRIEDMAN, LAW OFFICES OF

8925 S.W. 148th St., Ste. 200

Palmetto Bay, FL 33176

305-666-2747 Fax 305-666-2748

Contact: Richard N. Friedman

Specialty: Independent Producers, Labels,

Musicians, Talent

ROMANELLO PROFESSIONAL

ASSOCIATION

1560 Sawgrass Corporate Pkwy., 4th Fl.

Sunrise, FL 33323

954-331-8020 Fax 954-827-0472

Contact: Steven Romanello

Specialty: Entertainment Law, Contracts,

Label Shopping, Negotiations

Georgia

ALAN S. CLARKE, LAW OFFICES OF

3355 Lenox Rd., Ste. 750

Atlanta, GA 30326

404-816-9800 Fax 404-816-0555

E-mail: aclarke@entertainlaw.com

Web: theentertainmentlawgroup.com

Contact: Alan Clarke

Specialty: Intellectual Property

BALSER & GRELL IP LAW, LLC

3330 Cumberland Blvd., Ste. 500

Atlanta, GA 30339

678-202-5990

E-mail: mgrell@bgiplaw.com

Web: www.trwiplaw.com

Specialty: Patents, Trademarks, Copywrights

HOLLAND & KNIGHT

1201 W. Peachtree St., Ste. 2000

Atlanta, GA 30309

404-817-8500 Fax 404-881-0470

E-mail: robert.highsmith@hklaw.com

Web: www.hklaw.com

Contact: Robert Highsmith Jr.

Specialty: Entertainment Law, Contract Law

LOVETTE ENTERTAINMENT LAW

GROUP, LTD.

702 Hillpine Drive, NE

Atlanta, GA 30306

404-583-4095

E-mail: cliff.lovette@lovettegroup.com

Web: www.lovettegroup.com

Contact: Cliff Lovette

Specialty: Entertainment Law, Music Law,

Film/TV Law, Copyrights

MINTER & ASSOCIATES

5398 E. Mountain St.

Stone Mountain, GA 30083

770-879-7400 Fax 770-879-5695

E-mail: kamlaw@aol.com

Web: www.kendallminteresq.com

Contact: Kendall Minter

Specialty: Entertainment Law,

Intellectual Property

SANDRA L. BROWN, PC, THE LAW

OFFICES OF

191 Peachtree St., Ste. 3300

Atlanta, GA 30303

404-946-1850 Fax 404-946-1954

E-mail: info@slbpc.com

Web: www.slbpc.com

Contact: Sandra L. Brown

Specialty: Music law

WOODCOCK WASHBURN

1180 Peachtree St., N.E., Ste. 1800

Atlanta, GA 30309-0163

E-mail: info@woodcock.com

Web: www.woodcock.com

Specialty: Intellectual Property

YEMANE CLARKE, ATTORNEY

2221 Peachtree Rd., N.E., Ste. X13

Atlanta, GA 30309

678-274-9097

Web: http://www.clarkelegal.com

Contact: Yemane Clarke

Specialty: Entertainment Law

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MCPHERSON RANE, LLP

840 Wainee St., Ste. 104

Lahaina, Maui, HI 92761

808-662-4884

E-mail: firm@mcphersonrane.com

Web: www.mcphersonrane.com

GODBEY, GRIFFITHS, REISS, LLLP

1003 Bishop St., Ste. 2300, Pauahi Twr.

Honolulu, HI 96813

808-537-1014

Web: www.lawhi.com

Specialty: Intellectual Property

Idaho

DYKAS, SHAVER & NIPPER, LLP

1403 W. Franklin St.

Boise, ID 83702-5024

208-345-1122, 877-611-1122

E-mail: f@dykaslaw.com

Web: www.dykaslaw.com

Specialty: Intellectual Property & Litigation

HAWLEY, TROXELL, ENNIS

& HAWLEY, LLP

877 Main St., Ste. 1000

Boise, ID 83702

208-344-6000

E-mail: info@hawleytroxell.com

Web: www.hawleytroxell.com

Specialty: Intellectual Property

Additional locations:

401 Front St., Ste. 212

Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814

208-765-7693

333 S. Main St.

Pocatello, ID 83204

208-233-0845

PEDERSEN AND COMPANY, PLLC

1410 N. 28th St.

Boise, ID 83703

208-343-6355 Fax 208-343-6341

E-mail: ip@pedersenco.com

Web: www.pedersenco.com

Contact: Ken J. Pedersen or Barbara S.

Pedersen

Specialty: Intellectual Property

PERKINS COIE

111 W. Jefferson St., Ste. 500

Boise, ID 83702-5391

208-343-3434 Fax 208-343-3232

E-mail: RMaynard@perkinscoie.com

Web: www.perkinscoie.com

Contact: Robert A. Maynard

Specialty: Trademark Law, Intellectual

Property

ZARIAN, MIDGLEY & JOHNSON, PLLC

960 Broadway Ave., Ste. 250

Boise, ID 83706

208-562-4900 Fax 208-562-4901

E-mail: herberholz@zarianmidgley.com

Web: www.zarianmidgley.com

Contact: Dana M. Herberholz

Specialty: Intellectual Property Litigation,

Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights

Illinois

ENTERTAINMENT LAW OFFICE OF PC

208 S. LaSalle #1400

Chicago, IL 60604

312-641-5300 Fax 312-641-5301

E-mail: legal@ent-law.net

Web: www.www.ent-law.net

Contact: Hillel Frankel

Specialty: Intellectual Property Rights

GOLDBERG GROUP, THE

1 Northfield Plaza, Ste. 300

Northfield, IL 60093

773-388-2784 Fax 773-828-8008

E-mail: phil@seraphonline.com

Web: www.goldberggrouplaw.com

Contact: Phil Goldberg

Specialty: Entertainment Law

JAY B. ROSS & ASSOCIATES, PC

840 W. Grand Ave.

Chicago, IL 60642-6565

312-633-9000

E-mail: Jay@jaybross.com

Web: www.jaybross.com

Contact: Jay B. Ross

Specialty: Entertainment Law

KATTEN, MUCHIN & ROSENMAN

525 W. Monroe St.

Chicago, IL 60661

312-902-5200 Fax 312-902-1061

E-mail: vincent.sergi@kattenlaw.com

Web: www.kattenlaw.com

Contact: Vincent A.F. Sergi

Specialty: Trademark, Copyright,

Entertainment Litigation

LINDA S. MENSCH, PC

161 N. Clark St., Ste. 4300

Chicago, IL 60601

312-602-5049 Fax 312-698-7449

E-mail: menschlaw@yahoo.com

Web: www.menschlaw.com

Contact: Linda Mensch

Specialty: Entertainment Law

LOEB & LOEB, LLP

321 N. Clark, Ste. 2300

Chicago, IL 60654

312-464-3100 Fax 312-464-3111

E-mail: jmanton@loeb.com

Web: www.loeb.com

Specialty: all areas

PERKINS COIE

131 S. Dearborn St., Ste. 1700

Chicago, IL 60603-5559

312-324-8400 Fax 312-324-9400

E-mail: CWilson@perkinscoie.com

Web: www.perkinscoie.com

Contact: Christopher (Chris) B. Wilson

Specialty: Trademark Law, Intellectual

Property

SMITH AMUNDSEN, LLC

150 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 3300

Chicago, IL 60601

312-894-3358 Fax 312-894-3210

E-mail: Brosenblatt@salawus.com

Web: www.salawus.com

Contact: Brian Rosenblatt

Specialty: Ent., Media, Privacy, and

Intellectual Property

Indiana

BARNES & THORNBURG, LLP

11 S. Meridian St.

Indianapolis, IN 46204-3535

317-236-1313 Fax 317-231-7433

E-mail: bob.grand@btlaw.com

Web: www.btlaw.com

Contact: Robert T. Grand

Specialty: Intellectual Property

BENESCH ATTORNEYS AT LAW

One American Sq., Ste. 2300

Indianapolis, IN 46282

317-632-3232 Fax 317-632-2962

Web: www.beneschlaw.com

Specialty: Intellectual Property

LEWIS & KAPPES, PC

One American Sq., Ste. 2500

Indianapolis, IN 46282-0003

317-639-1210 Fax 317-639-4882

Web: www.lewis-kappes.com

Contact: Dave S. Klinestiver

Specialty: Intellectual Property

Additional location:

1630 W. Oak St.

Zionsville, IN 46077

317-733-1140 Fax 317-733-1364

Iowa

MCKEE, VOORHEES & SEASE, PLC

801 Grand Ave., Ste. 3200

Des Moines, IA 50309-2721

515-288-3667 Fax 515-288-1338

E-mail: ed.sease@ipmvs.com

Web: www.ipmvs.com

Contact: Ed Sease

Specialty: Intellectual Property

ZARLEY LAW FIRM, PLC

Capital Sq.

400 Locust St., Ste. 200

Des Moines, IA, 50309-2350

515-558-0200 Fax 515-558-7790

E-mail: info@zarleylaw.com

Web: www.zarleylaw.com

Specialty: Intellectual Property

Kansas

FLEESON, GOOING, COULSON

& KITCH, LLC

1900 Epic Ctr.

301 N. Main St.

Wichita, KS 67202

316-267-7361

E-mail: fleeson@fleeson.com

Web: www.fleeson.com

Specialty: Intellectual Property

FOULSTON SIEFKIN, LLP

1551 N. Waterfront Pkwy., Ste. 100

Wichita, KS 67206-4466

316-267-6371, 800-267-6371

Web: www.foulston.com

Specialty: Intellectual Property

Additional locations:

534 S. Kansas Ave., Ste. 1400

Topeka, KS 66603-3436

785-233-3600 Fax 785-233-1610

32 Corporate Woods, Ste. 600

9225 Indian Creek Pkwy.

Overland Park, KS 66210

913-498-2100 Fax 913-498-2101

Kentucky

BINGHAM, GREENBAUM, DOLL, LLP

3500 National City Twr.

101 S. Fifth St.

Louisville, KY 40202-3140

502-589-4200 Fax 502-587-3695

Web: www.greenebaum.com

Specialty: Intellectual Property

Additional location:

300 W. Vine St., Ste. 1100

Lexington, KY 40507-1622

859-231-8500 Fax 859-255-2742

LYNCH, COX, GILMAN & GOODMAN

500 W. Jefferson St., Ste. 2100

Louisville, KY 40202

502-589-4215

E-mail: atty@lcgandm.com

Web: www.lynchcoxlaw.com

Specialty: Intellectual Property

MIDDLETON REUTLINGER

401 S. Fourth St. , Ste. 2600

Louisville, KY 40202

502-584-1135

E-mail: lhuber@middreut.com

Web: www.middreut.com

Contact: Lisa Brones Huber

Specialty: Intellectual Property

Louisiana

ADAMS AND REESE, LLP

One Shell Sq.

701 Poydras St., Ste. 4500

New Orleans, LA 70139

504-581-3234

E-mail: paige.sensenbrenner@arlaw.com

Web: www.adamsandreese.com

Contact: E. Paige Sensenbrenner

Specialty: Entertainment Law, Music Law,

Intellectual Property

Additional location:

450 Laurel St., Ste. 1900

Baton Rouge, LA 70801

225-336-5200

E-mail: tom.clark@arlaw.com

Contact: V. Thomas Clark, Jr.

EVELINE, DAVIS & PHILLIPS

5811 Tchoupitoulas St.

New Orleans, LA 70115

504-782-8803

E-mail: geveline@edp.nocoxmail.com

Web: www.nolaentertainmentlaw.com

Contact: Ashlye M. Keaton, Esq.

Specialty: Entertainment Law, Copyright Law,

Trademark Law

MICHAEL D. ALLDAY

830 Union St., Ste. 301

New Orleans, LA 70112

504-528-2828 Fax 504-581-7083

E-mail: info@allday-law.com

Web: www.allday-law.com

Contact: Michael D. Allday

Specialty: Music Law, Entertainment Law

Maine

EATON PEABODY, PA

80 Exchange St.

Bangor, ME 04401

207-947-0111 Fax 207-942-3040

Web: www.eatonpeabody.com

Specialty: Intellectual Property

Additional locations:

77 Sewall St., Ste. 3000

Augusta, ME 04330

207-622-3747 Fax 207-622-9732

167 Park Row #1

Brunswick, ME 04011

207-729-1144 Fax 207-729-1140

RUDMAN & WINCHELL, LLC

84 Harlow St. #4

Bangor, ME 04402-1401

207-947-4501 Fax 207-941-9715

Web: www.rudman-winchell.com

Specialty: Intellectual Property

& Copyright Law

Maryland

CHARLES JEROME WARE, PA

10630 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Ste. 113

1000 Century Plaza Building

Columbia, MD 21044

410-730-5016, 410-720-6129

Fax 410-730-7603

E-mail: charlesjeromeware@msn.com

Web: www.charlesjeromeware.com

*No unsolicited material

LARRY J. GUFFEY

401 E. Pratt St., Ste. 1800

Baltimore, MD 21202

410-659-9550 Fax 410-659-9549

E-mail: larry@GuffeyLaw.com

Web: www.guffeylaw.com

Specialty: Intellectual Property, Trademark

& Patents

MARKS, O’NEILL, O’BRIEN & COURTNEY

600 Baltimore Ave., Ste. 305

Towson, MD 21204

410-339-6880 Fax 410-339-6881

E-mail: mhamilton@mooclaw.com

Web: www.mooclaw.com

Contact: Michael T. Hamilton

Specialty: Intellectual Property

MARYLAND VOLUNTEER LAWYERS

SERVICE

One N. Charles St., Ste. 222

Baltimore, MD 21201

410-547-6537 800-510-0050

E-mail: info@mvlslaw.org

Web: www.mvlslaw.org

VENABLE, LLP

750 E. Pratt St., Ste. 900

Baltimore, MD 21202

410-244-7400 Fax 410-244-7742

Web: www.venable.com

Specialty: Intellectual Property

Additional location:

One Church St., 5th Fl.

Rockville, MD 20850

301-217-5600 Fax 301-217-5617

Massachusetts

ADLER, POLLOCK & SHEEHAN, PC

175 Federal St. 10th Fl.

Boston, MA 02110-2210

617-482-0600 Fax 617-482-0604

Web: www.apslaw.com

Specialty: Intellectual Property

BINGHAM

One Federal St.

Boston, MA 02110-1726

617-951-8000

E-mail: info@bingham.com

Web: www.bingham.com

Specialty: Telecommunications, Media

and Technology

BURNS & LEVINSON, LLP

125 Summer St.

Boston, MA 02110

617-345-3000 Fax 617-345-3299

E-mail: sstenger@burnslev.com

Web: www.burnslev.com

Contact: Susan E. Stenger

Specialty: Music Law, Litigation

CESARI & MCKENNA, LLP

88 Black Falcon Ave.

Boston, MA 02210

617-951-2500 Fax 617-951-3927

Web: www.c-m.com

Specialty: Intellectual Property

DAVID HERLIHY, LAW OFFICES OF

E-mail: contact@herlihylaw.com

Web: www.herlihylaw.com

Contact: David Herlihy

Specialty: Entertainment Law

PATTI JONES, ATTORNEY AT LAW

20 Park Plaza

Boston, MA 02116

617-948-2139 Fax 617-948-2501

E-mail: patti@pattijones.com

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Contact: Patti Jones

Specialty: music, literary publishing, media

and independent film

PROSKAUER, ROSE, LLP

One International Pl., 14th Fl.

Boston, MA 02110-2600

617-526-9600

E-mail: jcapraro@proskauer.com

Web: www.proskauer.com

Contact: Joseph A. Capraro, Jr.

Specialty: practice limited to litigation of

commercial and entertainment related disputes

*No unsolicited material

RISSMAN, JOBSE, HENDRICKS &

OLIVERIO, LLP

Saltonstall Building

100 Cambridge St., Ste. 2101

Boston, MA 02114

617-367-4600 Fax 617-367-4656

E-mail: info@rjholaw.com

Web: www.rjholaw.com

Specialty: Intellectual Property

WOLF, GREENFIELD & SACKS, PC

600 Atlantic Ave.

Boston, MA 02210-2206

617-646-8000 Fax 617-646-8646

E-mail: info@wolfgreenfield.com

Web: www.wolfgreenfield.com

Contact: Sara Crocker, Director of Client

Services

Specialty: Intellectual Property

Michigan

DYKMA

400 Renaissance Ctr.

Detroit, MI 48243

313-568-6800 Fax 313-568-6893

E-mail: sfarrell@dykema.com

Web: www.dykema.com

Contact: Sherrie Farrell

Specialty: Intellectual Property

Additional location:

2723 S. State St., Ste. 400

Ann Arbor, MI 48104

734-214-7660 Fax 734-214-7696

E-mail: jcameron@dykema.com

Contact: James Cameron

FOLEY & LARDER, LLP

One Detroit Ctr.

500 Woodward Ave., Ste. 2700

Detroit, MI 48226-3489

313-234-7100 Fax 313-234-2800

Web: www.foley.com

Specialty: Intellectual Property

HERTZ SCHRAM

1760 S. Telegraph Rd., Ste. 300

Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

248-494-4486. 866-775-5987

Web: www.hertzschram.com

Contact: Howard Hertz

Specialty: Entertainment Law, Contracts,

Litigation

HONIGMAN MILLER SCHWARTZ

& COHN, LLP

2290 First National Bldg.

660 Woodward Ave.

Detroit, MI 48226

313-465-7000 Fax 313-465-8000

Web: www.honigman.com

Specialty: Intellectual Property

Additional location:

222 N. Washington Sq., Ste. 400

Lansing, MI 48933

Contact: Kenneth Brooks

E-mail: kbrooks@honigman.com

517-484-8282 Fax 517-482-8286

JAFFE, RAITT, HEUER & WEISS

500 Griswold, Ste. 2400

Detroit, MI 48226

313-961-1200

Web: www.jaffelaw.com

Specialty: Intellectual Property

Additional location:

27777 Franklin Rd., Ste. 2500

Southfield, MI 48034

248-351-3000

REISING, ETHINGTON, PC

755 West Big Beaver Rd., Ste. 1850

Troy, MI 48084

248-689-3500 Fax 248-689-4071

E-mail: permut@reising.com

Contact: Steven L. Permut

Web: www.reising.com

Specialty: Intellectual Property Law

Minnesota

DORSEY & WHITNEY, LLP

50 S. Sixth St., Ste. 1500

Minneapolis, MN 55402-1498

612-340-2600 Fax 612-340-2868

E-mail: Minneapolis@dorsey.com

Web: www.dorsey.com

Contact: Robert A. Rosenbaum

Specialty: Intellectual Property

ERIC D. BULL, ATTY.

126 N 3rd St. Ste. 415

Minneapolis, MN 55401

612-354-3644 Fax 612-354-3645

Web: www.ebull-law.com

Contact: Eric Bull

Specialty: Specializes in Indie artists

LOMMEN ABDO COLE KING &

STAGEBERG

2000 IDS Ctr., 80 S. Eight St.

Minneapolis, MN 55402

800-752-4297 612-339-8131

Fax 612-339-8064

E-mail: ken@lommen.com

Web: www.lommen.com

Contact: Ken Abdo

Specialty: Music Law, Entertainment Law

PATTERSON THUENTE, IP

4800 IDS Center

80 S. 8th St.

Minneapolis, MN 55402-2100

612-349-5740, 800-4537-4537

E-mail: davis@ptslaw.com

Contact: Aaron Davis

Web: www.ptslaw.com

Specialty: Intellectual Property, Litigation,

Arts & Entertainment Law

Mississippi

ADAMS AND REESE, LLP

300 Renaissance

1018 Highland Colony Pkwy., Ste. 800

Ridgeland, MS 39157

601-353-3234 Fax 601-355-9708

E-mail: john.hooks@arlaw.com

Web: www.adamsandreese.com

Contact: John S. Hooks

Specialty: Entertainment Law, Music Law,

Intellectual Property

Missouri

HUSCH BLACKWELL

4801 Maine St., Ste. 1000

Kansas City, MO 64112

816-983-8000 Fax 816-983-8080

E-mail: benjamin.mann@huschblackwell.com

Web: www.huschblackwell.com

Contact: Benjamin Mann

Specialty: Media & Creative Arts

Additional location:

The Plaza in Clayton

190 Carondelet Plaza, Ste. 600

St. Louis, MO 63105

314-480-1500 Fax 314-480-1505

E-mail: carrie.hermeling@huschblackwell.com

Web: www.huschblackwell.com

Contact: Carrie Hermeling

Specialty: Copyrights to Publishing, Band

Names to Merchandising

LATHROP & GAGE, LC

7701 Forsyth Blvd., Ste. 500

Clayton, MO 63105

314-613-2800 Fax 314-613-2801

E-mail: smalin@lathropgage.com

Web: www.lathropgage.com

Contact: Scott Malin

Specialty: Entertainment Law

SPENCER, FANE, BRITT & BROWNE

1 N. Brentwood Blvd., Ste. 1000

St. Louis, MO 63105

314-863-7733 Fax 314-862-4656

E-mail: tosterholt@spencerfane.com

Web: www.spencerfane.com

Specialty: Entertainment Law,

Intellectual Property

Montana

ANTOINETTE M. TEASE, PLLC

175 N. 27th St, Ste. 1206

Billings, MT 59101

406-294-9000, 406-591-3689

E-mail: toni@teaselaw.com

Web: www.teaselaw.com

Contact: Antoinette M. Tease

Specialty: Intellectual Property and

Technology Law

CROWLEY, FLECK, LLP

490 N. 31st St., Ste. 500

Billings, MT 59101

406-252-3441 Fax 406-256-8526

Web: www.crowleylaw.com

Contact: Joe Kresslein

DORSEY & WHITNEY, LLP

125 Bank St., Ste. 600

Missoula, MT 59802-4407

406-721-6025 866-770-7104

E-mail: manning.jack@dorsey.com

Web: www.dorsey.com

Contact: Jack Manning

Specialty: Intellectual Property

WORDEN THANE, PC

111 N. Higgins, Ste. 600

P.O. Box 4747

Missoula, MT 59806

406-721-3400 800-337-3567

Web: www.wthlaw.net

Contact: Worden Thane

Specialty: Intellectual Property

Nebraska

ABRAHAMS, KASLOW & CASSMAN, LLP

8712 W. Dodge Rd., Ste. 300

Omaha, NE 68114

402-392-1250 Fax 402-392-0816

E-mail: attorneys@akclaw.com

Web: www.akclaw.com

Specialty: Intellectual Property

CLINE, WILLIAMS, WRIGHT,

JOHNSON & OLDFATHER, LLP

1125 S. 103rd St., Ste. 600

Omaha, NE 68124

402-397-1700 Fax 402-397-1806

E-mail: jmiles@clinewilliams.com

Web: www.clinewilliams.com

Contact: John C. Miles

Specialty: Intellectual Property and

Technology Law

Additional location:

1900 U.S. Bank Bldg.

233 S. 13th St.

Lincoln, NE 68508

402-474-6900

KUTAK ROCK, LLP

The Omaha Building

1650 Farnam St.

Omaha, NE 68102-2186

402-346-6000 Fax 402-346-1148

Web: www.kutakrock.com

Specialty: Intellectual Property

PARSONAGE VANDENACK WILLIAMS, LLC

5332 S. 138th St., Ste. 100

Omaha, NE 68137-2974

402-504-1300 Fax 402-504-1935

Web: www.pvwlaw.com

Contact: Mark A.Williams

Specialty: Intellectual Property, Trademarks

& Copyrights

Nevada

GREENBERG, TRAURIG

3773 Howard Hughes Pkwy., Ste. 400 N.

Las Vegas, NV 89169

702-792-3773 Fax 702-792-9002

Web: www.gtlaw.com

Specialty: Entertainment and intellectual

properties

PHILIP A. KANTOR, PC, LAW OFFICES OF

1781 Village Center Cir., Ste. 120

Las Vegas, NV 89134

702-255-1300, 888-575-2295

Web: www.thekantorlawfirm.com

Specialty: Intellectual Property

SNELL & WILMER

3883 Howard Hughes Pkwy., Ste. 1100

Las Vegas, NV 89169-5958

702-784-5200 Fax 702-784-5252

E-mail: info@swlaw.com

Web: www.swlaw.com

Specialty: Intellectual Property

Additional location:

6100 Neil Rd., Ste. 555

Reno, NV 89511

775-829-6000 Fax 775-829-6001

WATSON ROUNDS

10000 W. Charleston Blvd., Ste. 240

Las Vegas, NV 89135

702-636-4902 Fax 702-636-4904

E-mail: vegasinfo@watsonrounds.com

Web: www.watsonrounds.com

Specialty: Intellectual Property

Additional location:

5371 Kietzke Ln.

Reno, NV 89511

775-324-4100

E-mail: renoinfo@watsonrounds.com

WEIDE & MILLER, LTD

7251 W. Lake Mead Blvd., Ste. 530

Las Vegas, NV 89128

702-382-4804 Fax 702-382-4805

Web: www.weidemiller.com

Specialty: Intellectual property and

technology law

New Hampshire

GALLAGHER, CALLAHAN

& GARTRELL, PC

214 N. Main St.

P.O. Box 1415

Concord, NH 03302-1415

603-228-1181 800-528-1181

Web: www.gcglaw.com

Specialty: Intellectual property

MAINE, CERNOTA & RARDIN

547 Amherst St., 3rd Fl.

Nashus, NH 03063-4000

603-886-6100

E-mail: info@mcr-ip.com

Web: www.mcr-ip.com

Specialty: Intellectual property

SHAHEEN & GORDON, PA

80 Merrimack St.

Manchester, NH 03101

603-669-8080, 800-343-1263

Web: www.shaheengordon.com

Specialty: Trademark, Copyrights

Additional locations:

P.O. Box 2703

107 Storrs St.

Concord, NH 03302

603-225-7262 800-281-4411

P.O. Box 977

140 Washington St., 2nd Fl.

Dover, NH 03821-0977

603-749-5000 800-451-1002

New Jersey

MARKS, O’NEILL, O’BRIEN & COURTNEY

6981 N. Park Dr., Ste. 300

Pennsauken, NJ 08109

856-663-4300 Fax 856-663-4439

E-mail: skelly@mooclaw.com

Web: www.mooclaw.com

Contact: Sean X. Kelly

Specialty: Intellectual Property

MCCARTER & ENGLISH, LLP

100 Mulberry St.

Newark, NJ 07102

973-622-444 Fax 973-624-7070

E-mail: info@mccarter.com

Web: www.mccarter.com

Specialty: Litigation, Intellectual

Property, Trademark, Copyright, Contracts

PAUL B. UNGAR

16 Monmouth Ave.

Edison, NJ 08820

732-906-2061 Fax 732-906-2081

E-mail: paul@paulbungar.com

Web: www.paulbungar.com

Contact: Paul Ungar

Specialty: Entertainment Law, Intellectual

Property, Trademark, Copyright

PROSKAUER, ROSE, LLP

One Newark Center

Newark, NJ 07102

973-274-3200

E-mail: Lsandak@proskauer.com

Web: www.proskauer.com

Contact: Lawrence R. Sandak

Specialty: practice limited to litigation of

commercial and entertainment related disputes

*No unsolicited material

New Mexico

DAVID CARLSON SMITH, PC

215 Lincoln Ave., Ste. 105

Santa Fe, NM 87501

505-988-8868 Fax 505-988-2746

Contact: David Carlson Smith

Web: www.davidcarlsonsmithlaw.com

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Trademark Law

LEWIS AND ROCCA, LLP

201 Third St. N.W., Ste. 1950

Albuquerque, NM 87102

505-764-5400 Fax 505-764-5480

E-mail: RCcrown@LRlaw.com

Web: www.lrlaw.com

Contact: Ross Crown

Specialty: Intellectual Property,

Trademarks & Copyrights

New York

ARTHER LAW FIRM, THE

1221 Avenue of Americas, 42nd Fl.

New York, NY 10020-1001

888-520-4529, 212-713-0138

Web: www.artherlaw.com

Contact: Anthony Arther

Specialty: Free Consultation, Demo & Deal

Shopping, Music, Film & Fashion matters

Additional location:

670 Franklin Ave.

Brooklyn, NY 11238

ASSOCIATION OF THE BAR OF

THE CITY OF N.Y.

42 W. 44th St.

New York, NY 10036

212-626-7373

Web: www.ilawyer.com

BELDOCK, LEVINE & HOFFMAN

99 Park Ave., Ste. 1600

New York, NY 10016

212-490-0400 800-275-4977

E-mail: info@blhny.com

Web: www.blhny.com

Contact: Peter Matorin

Specialty: Entertainment Law, Intellectual

Property

BINGHAM

399 Park Ave.

New York, NY 10022

212-705-7000

E-mail: scott.bluni@bingham.com

Web: www.bingham.com

Contact: Scott T. Bluni

CARROLL, GUIDO & GROFFMAN, LLP

1790 Broadway, 20th Fl.

New York, NY 10019

212-759-2300 Fax 212-759-9556

Specialty: all areas

*No unsolicited material

CHRISTOPHER HOYT, ESQ.

The Hoyt Law Group, LLC

Empire State Building

350 Fifth Ave., Ste. 7315

New York, NY 10118

212-268-3414 Fax 212-629-8691

E-mail: info@cwhesq.com

Web: www.cwhesq.com

Specialty: Entertainment and Business Law

*No unsolicited material

CODISPOTI & MANCINELLI,

LAW OFFICES OF

111 John St., Ste. 800

New York, NY 10038

212-962-6525 Fax 212-962-6791

E-mail: bruno@codispotilaw.com

Web: www.codispotilaw.com

Contact: Bruno Codispoti

Specialty: Entertainment Law

COWAN, DEBAETS, ABRAHAMS &

SHEPPARD, LLP

41 Madison Ave., 34th Fl.

New York, NY 10010

212-974-7474 Fax 212-974-8474

E-mail: info@cdas.com

Web: www.cdas.com

Contact: Robert Siegel

Specialty: Entertainment Law

Additional location:

9595 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 900

Beverly Hills, CA 90212

DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE, LLP

1633 Broadway, 27th Fl.

New York, NY 10019-6708

212-489-8230 Fax 212-489-8340

E-mail: info@dwt.com

Web: www.dwt.com

Specialty: Entertainment Law

DORSEY & WHITNEY, LLP

51 West 52nd St.

New York, NY 10019-6119

212-415-9200 800-250-4811

E-mail: newyork@dorsey.com

Web: www.dorsey.com

Contact: Robert J. Dwyer, Jr.

Specialty: Intellectual Property

EDWARD M. KELMAN, ATTORNEY AT LAW

100 Park Ave., 20th Fl.

New York, NY 10017

212-371-9490 Fax 212-750-1356

E-mail: emknyc@aol.com

Contact: Edward Kelman

Specialty: Music Law, Entertainment Law

FAIRBANKS-FLETCHER, PLLC

P.O.Box 4760

Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

518-581-8600

Web: www.fairbanksfletcherlaw.com

Contact: Elizabeth Fletcher

Specialty: Film, TV, and home video, record

distribution and music publishing

GARVEY, SCHUBERT & BARER

100 Wall St., 20th Fl.

New York, NY 10005-3708

212-431-8700 Fax 212-334-1278

E-mail: mschneider@gsblaw.com

Web: www.gsblaw.com

Contact: Matthew R. Schneider

Specialty: Entertainment Law

GEORGE T. GILBERT

ATTORNEY AT LAW

826 Broadway, Fourth Fl.

New York, NY 10003

212-677-5891 Fax 212-677-5893

E-mail: musicesq@gmail.com; Skype:

musicesq AIM: ggilbert54

Web: www.linkedin.com/in/georgegilbert

Specialty: Intellectual Property, Entertainment

law with focus on the music industry

GEORGE STEIN, LAW OFFICES OF

270 Madison Ave., Ste. 1410

New York, NY 10016

212-683-5320 Fax 212-686-2182

E-mail: georgestein@earthlink.net

Web: www.georgesteinlaw.com

Contact: George Stein

Specialty: Entertainment Law, Music Law,

Copyrights

GOTTLIEB, RACKMAN & REISMAN

270 Madison Ave., 8th Fl.

New York, NY 10016

212-684-3900 Fax 212-684-3999

E-mail: info@grr.com

Web: www.grr.com

Contact: Barry A. Cooper

Specialty: Entertainment Law

Additional location:

1225 Franklin Ave.

Garden City, NY 11530

516-495-7924 Fax 516-873-8881

GREENBERG TRAURIG

Met Life Bldg.

200 Park Ave.

New York, NY 10166

212-801-9200 Fax 212-801-6400

Web: www.gtlaw.com

Specialty: Music Law & Entertainment Law

HEYMAN LAW

26 Perry St., Ste. 4-A

New York, NY 10014

212-414-9522

E-mail: info@heylaw.com

Web: www.heylaw.com

Specialty: Entertainment Law, Copyright,

Trademark, New Media

JEFFREY GANDEL, LAW OFFICES OF

1623 3rd Ave., Ste. 22A

New York, NY 10128

212-289-0709 Fax 212-289-0686

E-mail: jeff@gandellaw.com

Web: www.gandellaw.com

Contact: Jeffrey Gandel

Specialty: Music Law, Film Law, Litigation

JOEL BROOKS

265 S. Service Rd., Ste. 240

Jericho, NY 11753

516-338-0533

Contact: Joel Brooks

Specialty: Music Law

JEKIELKE 7 JANIS LLP

295 Madison Ave., 22nd Fl.

New York, NY 10017

212-686-7008 Fax 212-686-7113

Web: www.jekieleklaw.com

Contact: Jon Jekielek

Specialty: Entertainment Law

KATTEN, MUCHIN & ROSENMAN

575 Madison Ave.

New York, NY 10022

212-940-8800 Fax 212-940-8776

E-mail: henry.bregstein@kattenlaw.com

Web: www.kattenlaw.com

Contact: Henry Bregstein

Specialty: Entertainment Law

KIA LAW FIRM

234 5th Ave., Ste. 405

New York, NY 10001

212-679-4200 Fax 212-679-4155

E-mail: info@kialawfirm.com

Web: www.kialawfirm.com

Specialty: Entertainment Law

LAWRENCE LIGHTER, LAW OFFICES OF

488 Madison Ave., 8th Fl.

New York, NY 10022

212-371-8730 Fax 212-753-3630

E-mail: musiclawa1@aol.com

Contact: Lawrence Lighter

Specialty: Intellectual Property

LEVINSOHN ASSOCIATES, P.C.

1790 Broadway, 10th Fl.

New York, NY 10019

212-262-1000

E-Mail: assistant@entlawfirm.com

Web: www.entlawfirm.com

Specialty: I.P. and Copyright

LOEB & LOEB, LLP

345 Park Ave.

New York, NY 10154-1895

212-407-4000 Fax 212-407-4990

E-mail: jmanton@loeb.com

Web: www.loeb.com

Specialty: all areas

LOMMEN ABDO COLE KING &

STAGEBERG

133 W. 25th St., 5th Fl.

New York, NY 10001

212-683-8775 800-752-4297

E-mail: bobdonnelly@lommen.com

Web: www.lommen.com

Contact: Bob Donnelly

Specialty: Music Law

MANATT, PHELPS & PHILLIPS

7 Times Sq.

New York, NY 10036

212-790-4500 Fax 212-790-4545

Web: www.manatt.com

Specialty: all areas

Additional location:

30 S. Pearl St., 12th Fl.

Albany, NY 12207

518-431-6700 Fax 518-431-6767

MARVIN KATZ, LAW OFFICES OF

410 Park Ave., Ste. 1530

New York, NY 10022

212-486-6001 Fax 212-486-4608

E-mail: marvin@mkatzlaw.net

Web: www.mkatzlaw.net

Contact: Marvin Katz

Specialty: Contracts, Mergers,

Acquisitions, Music Publishing

MATTHEW L. KLETTER

Law Office of Matthew L. Kletter, PLLC

31 Mamaroneck Ave., Ste. 154

White Plans, NY 10601

914-681-5191, Cell 914-844-5766

Fax 914-206-3561

E-mail: mkletter@msn.com

Web: www.linkedin.com/in/mkletter

Contact: Matthew Kletter

Specialty: Entertainment Law

MELONI & MCCAFFREY, PC

1515 Broadway, 11th Fl.

New York, NY 10036

212-520-6089

E-mail: r.meloni@m2law.net

Web: www.robertmeloni.com

Contact: Robert S. Meloni

Specialty: Entertainment & I.P. Litigation

PELOSI, WOLF, EFFRON & SPATES

233 Broadway, 22nd Fl.

New York, NY 10279

212-334-4801 Fax 212-571-9149

Web: www.pwes.com

Contact: John Pelosi

Specialty: Entertainment Law,

Music Law, Intellectual Property

PERKINS COIE

30 Rockefeller Plaza, 25th Floor

New York, NY 10112

212-262-6900, Fax 212-977-1649

E-mail: SCarroll@perkinscoie.com

Web: www.perkinscoie.com

Contact: Schuyler G. Carroll

Specialty: Trademark Law,

Intellectual Property

PETER M. THALL, LAW OFFICES OF

10 W. End Ave., Ste. 7K

New York, NY 10023

212-245-6221 Fax 212-245-6406

E-mail: pthall@thallentlaw.com

Web: www.theallenlaw.com

Contact: Peter Thall

Specialty: Music Law, Entertainment Law,

Internet Law

PROSKAUER, ROSE, LLP

Eleven Times Square

New York, NY 10036-8299

212-969-3000

Web: www.proskauer.com

Specialty: practice limited to litigation of

commercial and entertainment related disputes

*No unsolicited material

PRYOR, CASHMAN, LLP

7 Times Square

New York, NY 10036

212-421-4100 Fax 212-326-0806

E-mail: firm@pryorcashman.com

Web: www.pryorcashman.com

Contact: James A. Janowitz

Specialty: Entertainment Law,

Intellectual Property

RANDALL M. CUTLER, ESQ.

10 Westway

Bronxville, NY 10708

601-783-6656 Fax 914-779-1213

E-mail: randall.cutler@verizon.net

Contact: Randall M. Cutler, Esq.

Specialty: Entertainment Law

REDENTE LAW, PLLC

305 Broadway, Ste. 804

New York, NY 10007

646-678-1581

E-mail: info@redentelaw.com

Web: www.redentelaw.com

Contact: Gary Redente

Specialty: Entertainment Law

RITHOLZ LEVY SANDERS

CHIDEKEL & FIELDS, LLP

235 Park Ave. S., 3rd Fl.

New York, NY 10003

212-448-1800

E-mail: hello@rlscf.com

Web: www.rlscf.com

Specialty: Entertainment Law

Additional location:

2029 Century Park E., 19th Fl.

Los Angeles, CA 90067

310-282-9449

ROBERT A. CELESTIN, ESQ.

250 W. 57th St., Ste. 2331

New York, NY 10107

212-262-1103

Web: www.raclawfirm.com

Contact: Robert A. Celestin

Specialty: Entertainment Law

ROBINSON BROG LEINWAND GREENE

GENOVESE AND GLUCK, PC

875 Third Ave.

New York, NY 10022

212-603-6300, 800-431-1473

Web: www.robinsonbrog.com

Specialty: Entertainment Law, Music Law,

Indie Label Consulting, Contracts

RUBIN, BAILIN, LLP

501 Madison Ave.

New York, NY 10022

212-935-0900 Fax 212-826-9307

E-mail: mbailin@rbolaw.com

Contact: Marc Bailin

Specialty: Music Law, Entertainment Law

SELVERNE & CO, PLLC

83 Riverside Dr.

New York, NY 10024

212-259-3900 Fax 888-709-8533

E-mail: invo@selverne.com

Web: www.selverne.com

Contact: Michael Selverne

Specialty: Corporate transactions related to

Entertainment/Talent representation

SENDROFF & BARUCH, LLP

1500 Broadway, Ste. 2001

New York, NY 10036

212-840-6400 Fax 212-840-6401

E-mail: msendroff@sendroff.com

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Contact: Mark Sendroff

Specialty: Entertainment Law

SERLING, ROOKS, FERRARA,

MCCKOY & WOROB, LLP

119 5th Ave., 3rd Fl.

New York, NY 10003

212-245-7300 Fax 212-586-5175

E-mail: jls@srfllp.com

Web: www.srflip.com

Contact: Joseph Lloyd Serling

Specialty: Entertainment Law, Music Law

SHUKAT ARROW HAFER WEBER &

HERBSMAN, LLP

111 W. 57th St., Ste. 1120

New York, NY 10019

212-245-4580 Fax 212-956-6471

E-mail: info@musiclaw.com

Web: www.musiclaw.com

Contact: Jonas Herbsman

Specialty: Entertainment Law,

Copyrights, Contracts

SLOSS ECKHOUSE BRENNAN LAW CO

555 W 25th St. 4th Fl.

New York, NY 10001

212-627-9898 Fax 212-627-9498

E-mail: office@slosslaw.com

Web: www.slosslaw.com

Contact: Josh Grier

Specialty: Entertainment Law

STAIRS, DILLENBECK, FINLEY

200 Park Ave. S.

New York, NY 100003

212-697-2700 Fax 212-687-3525

E-mail: stairs@stairsdillenbeck.com

Web: www.stairsdillenbeck.com

Specialty: Enterainment Law

TIERNEY & TIERNEY

ENTERTAINMENT LAW

409 Rte. 112

Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

631-928-1444

E-mail: info@tierneylaw.net

Web: www.tierneylaw.net

Contact: John Tierney

Specialty: Entertainment Law

TOOROCK & ROSEN

20 W. 20th St., Ste. 403

New York, NY 10011

212-647-8100

Contact: Michael Toorock

Specialty: Music Law, Entertainment Law

VOLUNTEER LAWYERS FOR THE ARTS

1 E. 53rd St., 6th Fl.

New York, NY 10022

212-319-2787 ext. 1

E-mail: epaul@vlany.org

Web: www.vlany.org

Contact: Elena M. Paul

Specialty: Pro Bono legal services for artists.

North Carolina

GERBER LAW FIRM

105 W. 4th St., Ste. 800

Winston-Salem, NC 27101

336-773-1324 Fax 336-722-0804

E-mail: gerbs@prodigy.net

Contact: Andrew Gerber

Specialty: Entertainment Law, Contracts,

Copyright and tradmark law, Business

Planning

RICHARD NOEL GUSLER,

LAW OFFICES OF

107 Glenwood Ave.

Raleigh, NC 27603

919-582-2150 Fax 919-582-2151

E-mail: rgusler@gusler.com

Web: www.gusler.com

Contact: Richard Gusler

Specialty: Entertainment Law

North Dakota

DORSEY & WHITNEY, LLP

3203 32nd Ave., S., Ste. 103

P.O. Box 1344

Fargo, ND 58107-1344

701-235-6000 Fax 701-235-9969

E-mail: herman.sarah@dorsey.com

Web: www.dorsey.com

Contact: Sarah Andrews Herman

Specialty: Intellectual Property

NEUSTEL LAW OFFICES, LTD

2534 S. University Dr., Ste. 4

Fargo, ND 58103

701-281-8822 800-280-1711

E-mail: info@neustel.com

Web: www.neustel.com

Specialty: Intellectual Property

VOGEL LAW FIRM

218 NP Ave.

P.O. Box 1389

Fargo, ND 58107-1389

701-237-6983, 800-677-5024

Web: www.vogellaw.com

Specialty: Intellectual Property

Additional location:

200 N. 3rd St., Ste. 201

P.O. Box 2097

Bismarck, ND 58502-2097

701-258-7899, 877-629-0705

Ohio

BINGHAM, GREENEBAUM, DOLL, LLP

2350 Chemed Center

255 E. Fifth St.

Cincinnati, OH 45202

513-455-7600

Web: www.greenebaum.com

Speciality: Intellectual Property

BRICKER & ECKLER

100 S. 3rd St.

Columbus, OH 43215

614-227-2300 Fax 614-227-2390

E-mail: abrown@bricker.com

Web: www.bricker.com

Contact: Alexander M. Brown

Specialty: Entertainment Law

Additional locations:

1001 Lakeside Ave. E., Ste. 1350

Cleveland, OH 44114

216-523-5485 Fax 216-523-7071

E-mail: wserra@bricker.com

Contact: Wayne M. Serra

HARTLAUB LAW OFFICES/MUSICIAN

MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Westerville, OH

614-804-7579 Fax 614-898-0120

E-mail: josephhartlaub@gmail.com

Web: www.myspace.com/joehartlaub

Contact: Joseph Hartlaub

Specialty: Music Law

Oklahoma

ABINGTON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

LAW & CONSUMER CLASS ACTIONS

320 S. Boston Ave., Ste. 1705

Tulsa, OK

918-588-3400

E-mail: info@abingtonlaw.com

Web: www.abingtonlaw.com

Specialty: Copyrights

Oregon

DAVIS WRIGHT TREMAINE LLP

1300 S.W. Fifth Ave., Ste. 2400

Portland, OR 97201-5630

503-241-2300 Fax 503-778-5299

E-mail: carolbernick@dwt.com

Web: www.dwt.com

Contact: Carol J. Bernick

Specialty: Entertainment Law

DAY & KOCH, LLP

1435 NW 19th Ave.

Portland, OR 97209

503-224-4900

E-mail: bart@dayandkoch.com

Web: www.dayandkoch.com

Contact: Bartley F. Day

Specialty: Entertainment and Intellectual

Property Law

GARVEY, SCHUBERT & BARER

121 S.W. Morrison St., 11th Fl.

Portland, OR 97204-3141

503-228-3939 Fax 503-226-0259

E-mail: sconnally@gsblaw.com

Web: www.gsblaw.com

Contact: Stephen J. Connally

Specialty: Entertainment Law

PERKINS COIE

1120 N.W. Couch St., 10th Fl.

Portland, OR 97209-4128

503-727-2000 Fax 503-727-2222

E-mail: RAldisert@perkinscoie.com

Web: www.perkinscoie.com

Contact: Robert L. Aldisert

Specialty: Trademark Law, Intellectual

Property

PETER VAUGHAN SHAVER, ESQ.

SOUND ADVICE, LLC

Arts, Entertainmnet and Creative Business law

3939 N.E. Hancock St., Ste. 308

Portland, OR 97212

503-473-8252

E-mail: pv@pdxsa.com

Web: www.pdxsa.com

Contact: Peter Vaughan Shaver

Specialty: Art & Entertainment Law,

contracts, publishing, recording deals

Pennsylvania

BALLARD SPAHR, LLP

1735 Market St., 51st Fl.

Philadelphia, PA 19103-7599

215-665-8500 Fax 215-864-8999

E-mail: Allenv@Ballardspahr.com

Web: www.ballardspahr.com

Contact: Valarie J. Allen

Specialty: Intellectual Property

BERNARD MAX RESNICK, ESQ. PC

2 Bala Plaza, Ste. 300

Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

610-660-7774 Fax 610-668-0574

E-mail: bmresnick@aol.com

Web: www.bernardresnick.com

Contact: Bernard Resnick

Specialty: Entertainment Law/Music Publishing

CAESAR, RIVISE, BERNSTEIN,

COHEN &POKOTILOW, LTD.

1635 Market St., 11th Fl.

Philadelphia, PA 19103-2212

215-567-2010 Fax 215-751-1142

E-mail: gatekeeper@crbcp.com

Web: www.crbcp.com

Specialty: Intellectual Property, Computer

and Information Technology Law

DOVAS LAW, PC

307 Bainbridge St.

Philadelphia, PA 19147

267-940-7725 Fax 267-295-6078

E-mail: info@dovaslaw.com

Web: www.dovaslaw.com

Specialty: Intellectual Property

GLENN A. GOLDSTEIN,

LAW OFFICES OF

1650 Market St.

Philadelphia, PA 19103

215-981-5922

Rhode Island

ADLER POLLOCK & SHEEHAN PC

One Citizens Plaza, 8th Fl.

Providence, RI 02903-1345

401-274-7200 Fax 401-751-06

E-mail: pcampellone@apslaw.com

Web: www.apslaw.com

Contact: Paul A. Campellone

Specialty: Intellectual Property

South Carolina

DORITY & MANNING, PA

One Liberty Sq.

55 Beattie Pl., Ste. 1600

Greenville, SC 2960

864-271-1592, 800-815-6705

E-mail: jmb@dority-manning.com

Web: www.dority-manning.com

Contact: James M. Bagarazzi

Specialty: Intellectual Property Law

MCNAIR ATTORNEYS

100 Calhoun St., Ste. 400

Charleston, SC 29401

843-723-7831 Fax 843-722-3227

Web: www.mcnair.net

Specialty: Intellectual Property

Additional locations:

132 East Benson St., Ste. 200

Anderson, SC 29624

864-226-1688

The Plaza at Belfair

4 Clarks Summit Dr., Ste. 200

Bluffton, SC 29910

843-815-2171

MOORE & VAN ALLEN

40 Calhoun St., Ste. 300

Charleston, SC 29401-3535

843-579-7000 Fax 843-579-7099

Web: www.mvalaw.com

Specialty: Intellectual Property

Additional location:

100 N. Tryon St., Ste. 4700

Charlotte, NC 28202-4003

704-331-1000

South Dakota

DAVENPORT, EVANS, HURWITZ

& SMITH, LLP

206 W. 14th St.

P.O. Box 1030

Sioux Falls, SD 5701

605-336-2880

E-mail: jbrown@dehs.com

Web: www.dehs.com

Contact: Jonathan P. Brown

WOODS, FULLER, SHULTZ & SMITH, P.C.

300 S. Phillips Ave., Ste. 300

Sioux Falls, SD 57104

605-336-3890

Web: www.woodsfuller.com

Contact: James M. Wiederrich

Tennessee

ADAMS AND REESE, LLP

424 Church St., Ste. 2700

Nashville, TN 37219

615-259-1450 Fax 615-259-1470

E-mail: brad.lampley@arlaw.com

Web: www.adamsandreese.com

Contact: Brad A. Lampley

Specialty: Entertainment Law,

Music Law, Intellectual Property

Additional location:

Brinkley Plaza

80 Monroe Ave., Ste. 700

Memphis, TN 38103

901-525-3234

E-mail: jeff.smith@arlaw.com

Contact: Jeffrey. C. Smith

CUMBERLAND LAW GROUP

1221 16th Ave. S. Ste. 10

Nashville, TN 37212

615-383-8335 Fax 615-383-8134

E-mail: info@cumberlandlawgroup.com

Web: www.cumberlandlawgroup.com

Contact: Kevin Norwood

Specialty: Entertainment Law

ESKRIDGE & ESKRIDGE

100 N. Main Bldg., Ste. 1036

Memphis, TN 38103

901-522-9600 Fax 901-276-3800

E-mail: info@eskridgelaw.com

Web: www.eskridgelaw.com

Contact: Janelle R. Eskridge

Specialty: Entertainment Law,

Trademark, Copyright

FARRAR & BATES

211 7th Ave. N., Ste. 500

Nashville, TN 37219

615-254-3060 Fax 615-254-9835

E-mail: help@farrar-bates.com

Contact: Russ Farrar

Web: www.farrar-bates.com

Specialty: Entertainment Law, I.P./Copyright

GORDON LAW GROUP

803 18th Ave. S.

Nashville, TN 37203

615-786-0113, Fax 615-321-9099

E-mail: info@gordonlawgroup.com

Web: www.gordonlawgroup.com

Contact: Robin J. Gordon

Specialty: Contracts, Copyrights, Litigation

KING & BALLOW

315 Union St., Ste. 1100

Nashville, TN 37201

615-726-5422

E-mail: rbusch@kingballow.com

Web: www.kingballow.com

Contact: Richard Busch

Specialty: Entertainment Law,

Trademarks, Copyrights

LOEB & LOEB, LLP

1906 Acklen Ave.

Nashville, TN 37212

615-749-8300 Fax 615-749-8308

E-mail: Kkraus@loeb.com

Contact: Kenneth L. Kraus

Web: www.loeb.com

Specialty: all areas

LYON & PHILLIPS

11 Music Cir. S., Ste. 202

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615-259-4664

E-mail: bruce@lyonandphillips.com

Web: www.lyonandphillips.com

Contact: Bruce Phillips

Specialty: Entertainment Law

MILOM, HORSNELL, CROW,

ROSE, KELLEY

3310 W. End Ave., Ste. 610

Nashville, TN 37203

615-255-6161 Fax 615-254-4490

Web: www.milomlaw.com

Contact: David S. Crow

Specialty: Entertainment Law

RICHARD D. ROSE

1209 16th Ave, S., 2nd Fl.

Nashville, TN 37212

Mailing address:

9 Music Square S., #3700

Nashville, TN 37203

615-330-7673

E-mail: info@copyrightcafe.com

Web: www.copyrightcafe.com

Contact: Richard D. Rose

Specialty: Entertainment, Internet,

Copyrights, Trademark, Clearance

SALLY NORDLUND, LAW OFFICES OF

P.O. Box 121828

Nashville, TN 37212

615-313-4166 Fax 615-313-4174

Contact: Sally Nordlund

Specialty: Contracts, Copyrights

SHACKELFORD, ZUMWALT, HAYES

1014 16th Ave. S.

Nashville, TN 37212

615-256-7200 615-256-7106

E-mail: info@shacklaw.net

Web: www.shacklaw.net

Specialty: Entertainment Law, Contracts

SHRUM & ASSOCIATES

144 2nd Ave. N., Ste. 157

Nashville, TN 37201

615-338-5130

E-mail: barry@musicattorney.biz

Web: www.lawontherow.com

Contact: Barry Neil Shrum

Specialty: Entertainment Law, Intellectual

Property, Trademarks, Copyrights

Texas

AL STAEHELY, JR., LAW OFFICES OF

713-528-6946

E-mail: al@music-lawyer.com

Web: www.music-lawyer.com

Contact: Al Staehely, Jr.

Specialty: Entertainment Law

AMY E. MITCHELL, ATTORNEY,

MEDIATOR, COUNSELOR AT LAW

401 Congress Ave., Ste. 1540

Austin, TX 78701

512-970-3223 Fax 512-366-9915

E-mail: law@amyemitchell.com

Web: www.amyemitchell.com

Contact: Amy E. Mitchell

Specialty: Entertainment Law

BANNEROT LAW FIRM

2705 Bee Cave Rd., Ste. 230

Austin, TX 78746

512-327-8930 Fax 857-0410

E-mail: susie@bannerot.com

Web: www.bannerot.com

Contact: Susie Herring

Specialty: Entertainment Law

CRAIG BARKER

48 East Ave.

Austin, TX 78701

512-494-0777 Fax 512-236-5252

E-mail: craig@craigbarkerlaw.com

Web: www.craigbarkerlaw.com

Contact: Craig Barker

Specialty: Entertainment Law

DAVID W. SHOWALTER, LAW OFFICES OF

1117 FM 359 Ste. 200

Richmond, TX 77406

713-281-341-5577 Fax 281-341-5572

E-mail: info@showalterlaw.com

Web: www.showalterlaw.com

Contact: David Showalter

Specialty: Contracts, Entertainment Law

DECKER, JONES, MCMACKIN, MCCLANE,

HALL & BATES

Burnett Plaza

801 Cherry St., Ste. 2000, Unit 46

Fort Worth, TX 76102

817-336-2400 Fax 817-332-3043

Web: www.deckerjones.com

Specialty: Entertainment Law, Intellectual

Property

FRITZ, BYRNE, HEAD, & HARRISON

98 San Jacinto Blvd., Ste. 2000

Austin, TX 78701

512-476-2020

E-mail: info@fbhh.com

Web: www.fbhh.com

Specialty: Litigation, Contracts, Copyright

GRAVES, DOUGHERTY, HEARON,

& MOODY, P.C.

401 Congress, Ste. 2200

Austin, TX 78701

512-480-5600 Fax 512-478-1976

E-mail: gdhm@gdhm.com

Web: www.gdhm.com

Specialty: Intellectual Property,

Entertainment Law

MICHAEL NORMAN SALEMAN, LAW

OFFICES OF

100 Congress Ave., 11th Fl.

Austin, TX

512-263-5932 Fax 512-263-5929

E-mail: saleman@movielaw.net

Web: www.movielaw.net

Contact: Michael Saleman

Specialty: Entertainment Law

Additional locations:

8235 Douglas Ave., Ste. 1111

Dallas, TX 75225

888-222-8959

433 North Camden Dr., Ste. 600

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

323-878-0226

MIKE TOLLESON & ASSOCIATES

2106 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Austin, TX 78702

512-480-8822 Fax 512-479-6212

E-mail: mike@miketolleson.com

Web: www.miketolleson.com

Contact: Mike Tolleson

Specialty: Entertainment Law

PERKINS COIE

2001 Ross Ave., Ste. 4225

Dallas, TX 75201

214-965-7700, 214-965-7799

E-mail: SteveSmith@perkinscoie.com

Web: www.perkinscoie.com

Contact: Steven R. Smith

Specialty: Trademark Law,

Intellectual Property

ROBERT R. CARTER, JR.

P.O. Box 1441

Austin, TX 78767

512-304-5275

E-mail: RobertRCarterJr@gm