MMC SPEAKERS/MENTORS  

For information on how music industry professionals can participate as speakers/mentors/exhibitors or sponsors email MMCHBG@gmail.com.

Aaron BurtonAaron Burton
FizzKicks
http://www.fizzkicks.com
Aaron founded SpinApp.com which empower artists to easily create & manage mobile web apps to promote, share, and distribute content anywhere plus the ability to sell digital content instantly. He began the service in 2010, and since then has expanded internationally into Tokyo Japan in 2011 along with FizzKicks.com

Amaryllis SantiagoAmaryllis Santiago
Syllirama Entertainment, LLC
http://www.syllirama.com
Amaryllis Santiago is a Professional Recording Artist who was born and raised in Lebanon, PA. She has a passion for community, music and writing. She has a Master of Arts Dual Degree in Music and Third Sector Leadership. Her company, Syllirama Entertainment, LLC planned, promoted, produced and performed with Jose Feliciano "World Tour 2013" as a Special Guest on August 3, 2013 at The Forum Auditorium in Harrisburg, PA. Her vision and goal is to affirm that dreams can come true by hard work, discipline, honesty, and being true to yourself.

Andrew GoodfriendAndrew Goodfriend
TKO Agency
TKOCo.com
Andrew Goodfriend is the President of the TKO Agency. TKO is one of the music industry's premier boutique booking agencies. Boasting a diverse roster of more than 75 artists, the agency is home to some of the biggest names and best emerging talent in music, including  acts in rock, metal,
and the world of DJs and EDM. With offices in New York, Los Angeles and London, TKO has a worldwide reputation for identifying and developing talent, working hands-on with artists, management and labels, and carving career paths that are unique to the individual.

Bernard M. Resnick, Esq.Bernard M. Resnick, Esq.
Bernard M. Resnick, Esq., P.C.
http://www.bernardresnick.com
Bernard M. Resnick, Esq. is an entertainment attorney practicing in Philadelphia, PA, USA. He has worked in the entertainment industry for over twenty years. His firm, Bernard M. Resnick, Esq., P.C., has earned over 85 gold, platinum, multi-platinum, Billboard #1, Eurovision and/or BDS Certified Spin awards for deals the firm has negotiated and drafted on behalf of the firm's clients, representing sales of over 100,000,000 records.

Celia SlatteryCelia Slattery, MA
Teacher/Performer
Celia is a certified teacher of Somatic Voicework, and a member of  NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing), with over 20 years experience as a teacher and performer.   She teaches out of her studio in Boston and
has lead workshops widely in venues including Passim School of Music, New England Conservatory, the Northeast Folk Alliance Conference and Freight and Salvage.  As a singer and songwriter, Celia has released two CDs, and performed on stages from Boston to Bangkok.

Cheryl EnglehardtCheryl B. Engelhardt
CBE Music
http://www.CBEmusic.com
Cheryl combines her formal musical training with her technical chops to produce state-of-the art music for films, ads and videos. She is one of the ‘go-to’ composers for CollegeHumor.com, has written the music several national airing commercials, and has worked on a bunch of cool documentaries including Waypoint Namibia which recently aired on NBC Universal.

Chris KurtzChris Kurtz
The Mediatwist Group & Feld Entertainment
http://www.feldentertainment.com/
http://mediatwist.wordpress.com/
A worldwide talent scout, producer, agent, and industry whiz kid. Chris created and sold a communications technology for use in the entertainment industry and went on to start the MediaTwist Group, where he developed digital marketing and new media campaigns for artists, brands and celebrities.The Mediatwist Group's past and present projects include Nonpoint, The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Tantric, The RockBand Network, Judas Priest, The Eagles, Christina Aguilera, Jon Wilkes, Framing Hanley, REO Speedwagon, Coolio, MTV's Jackass and Bam Margera, Secondhand Serenade, Krewella and many more. Chris also works as executive producer for the largest entertainment and production company in the world, Feld Entertainment, the genius behind Barnum & Bailey Circus, Monster Jam, Nuclear Cowboys, Disney On Ice, AMA Monster Energy Supercross, ArenaCross, and Marvel Universe Live. While scouting for new entertainment enhancements for these properties, Chris personally has a hand in placing artists in arenas and stadiums across the globe.  

Christopher Payne TaylorChristopher Payne Taylor
AdME - BTB Branding
Christopher Payne-Taylor is the co-founder of New York punk band, Karyn Satin & the Bedsheets, in the iconic CBGB’s era, he is also co-founder of AdME (Advertising-driven Mobile Entertainment), a branded mobile entertainment company making its debut in early 2009 with a mobile promotional project featuring Gibson Guitar Corporation, HavocTV and The Presidents of the United States of America (PUSA).

David IvoryDavid Ivory
Ivory Productions, NARAS
http://www.ivoryproductions.com
GRAMMY-nominated Engineer and Producer and National Trustee for the Philadelphia Chapter of the Recording Academy (Grammys). Ivory’s engineer credits include the Roots, Erykah Badu, Common, Patti LaBelle, among others. Ivory’s producer credits include; Patti LaBelle’s “Timeless Journey” (Island) Kindred’s “Surrender To Love” (Hidden Beach) He produced and developed Philadelphia’s own rock act Silvertide resulting in two releases “American Excess” / “Show and Tell” (J Records) As well as their new untitled project due for release in 2014. Another Ivory success was discovering and producing the rock band “Halestorm”, which signed to Atlantic 2005. He produced their first release on Atlantic entitled “One And Done”. Recently he has produced Candelight Red, Sunset Villains, Ashley Leone and Ill Doots among others. 

David SestakDavid Sestak
Media Five Entertainment
http://www.mediafiveent.com
David Sestak is Co-founder of Media Five Entertainment which started out as a Booking Agency and expanded into Concert Promotions, Artist Management and is celebrating 40 years. David was the manager of Live and Fuel.

Diane ZaikoDiane Zaiko
Junction Music
http://www.junctionmusicpa.com
Diane Zaiko is the owner of Junction Music, located in Huntingdon Valley, and has been in the music industry for more than a decade. Her projects have ranged through all genres of music and many styles of technology. She has been a recording engineer since 1991, as well as producing and co-producing several projects. Her CD credits include Boyz II Men, G. Love & Special Sauce, Ben Arnold, Ben Folds Five, Hans Theessink, The Low Road, Wanderlust, and Too Human.

Dr. Louis deLiseDr. Louis deLise
deLise Studios
http://www.delisestudios.com
Raised in rural Warrington, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, composer, arranger and
producer, Louis Anthony deLise, began his professional career as a drummer and percussionist with
local Philadelphia soul and jazz groups and wrote and produced music for broadcasting and advertising while studying composition and percussion at Temple University.

Louis has arranged, produced, conducted or played on hit records for Grammy®
award winners, Patti LaBelle (The Gospel According to Patti LaBelle), and jazz great, Peter Nero; hit records William DeVaughn (Be Thankful for What You Got), John Gibbs (J’Ouvert and Trinidad); and has worked as arranger/conductor for SPiN and Halestorm.

As a percussionist, deLise has performed with a very diverse array of musical stars, including Tony Bennett, Dianna Ross, Luciano Pavarotti and Dave Brubeck.

He has composed, arranged and produced music for PBS, CBS, NPR and ABC and for advertising clients including McNeil, Pep Boys, Sunoco, Bristol-­‐Myers Squibb and many, many others.

Louis deLise’s compositions are published by Bocage Music Publishing, Musicians
Publications, Warner Brothers Music, Crucial Music and Print Music Source.

Louis deLise is President and Chief Creative Officer at deLise Studios and Bocage
Music Publishing. He holds a doctorate in composition from the Boyer College of Music and Dance where he lecturers in composition and music theory.

In the spring of 2014, deLise will release an album of his concert music with New
York City Opera flutist, John McMurtery, an album of pop tunes with his studio band, Philly Nouveau. His book, The Little Book of Songwriting is scheduled for publication
on March 1st.

Dr. E Michael HarringtonDr. E. Michael Harrington
Berklee College of Music
http://www.EMichaelMusic.com

Dr. E. Michael Harrington teaches entrepreneurship & other courses at the Berklee College of Music, has taught training sessions at Harvard Law School, and served on the faculty of Belmont University, UAB and William Paterson University.  He is on the Advisory Board of the Future of Music Coalition, a member of Leadership Music and owner of E Michael Music.com (www.emichaelmusic.com). He has worked as consultant and expert witness in hundreds of music copyright/IP matters for parties including the Dixie Chicks, Steven Spielberg, Steve Perry, Sting, Tupac Shakur, Lady Gaga, Keith Urban, Busta Rhymes, HBO, U. S. Postal Service and others, delivered lectures at law schools, organizations and universities throughout the U. S., and Canada including Harvard, Yale, GWU, NYU, Boston Bar, Texas Bar, Minnesota Bar, Future of Music Coalition, McGill, Experience Music Project and others, and been interviewed by media including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Bravo, CNN, the “Today Show,” Time, Huffington Post, Inc Magazine, Bio Channel, Ovation, NPR, the Associated Press, Salon, PC Magazine, Billboard, PBS, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and others.

EssinceEssince
CEOwner/Founder, Royal Heir Ent. http://www.RoyalHeirEnt.com
Essince, CEOwner of Royal Heir Entertainment, earned his degree in Audio Engineering from Webster University before delving into the marketing/performing side of the music industry. Having toured Asia multiple times as an artist, Essince was also instrumental in securing endorsement deals, booking tours, and marketing for artists in the urban industry in the United States. With his understanding of social media and online marketing, Essince speaks at music conferences across the country as well as a few universities in the Midwest.

Geoffrey R. ScottGeoffrey R. Scott
The Dickinson School of Law of the Penn State University, Director, Arts, Sports and Entertainment Clinic
http://www.dsl.psu.edu
Professor Scott has a wide range of teaching and scholarly interests, but his focus is in intellectual property and on the intersection of the worlds of artistic and scientific expression and the law. He is a Fellow with the the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in London, and is the founder and supervisor of the Penn State Arts, Sports and Entertainment Law Clinic.

Gregg BarleyGregg Barley
Chameleon Club
http://www.chameleonclub.net
Gregg is the talent buyer and general manager of the Chameleon Club in Lancaster, PA The Chameleon is "the" the biggest and best venue in South Central PA.


Jason RubalJason Rubal
Seventh Wave Studio
http://www.seventhwavestudio.com
Jason is an internationally acclaimed record producer who has become famous for making some of the most edgy and unique records with artists who are truly on the fringes of the mainstream. Seventh Wave is a single private recording studio owned by Jason Rubal.

Jeff SnyderJeff Snyder
Lebanon Valley College of PA
http://www.lvc.edu
Jeff Snyder is the Director of the Music Industry Program, as well as the Internship Director for both the Music Business and Music Recording programs. He oversees LVC's VALE Music Group which consists of the college record label - VALE Records, yearly music industry conference - VALE MIC, VALE Publishing, and VALE Booking. He teaches undergrad and grad classes on entrepreneurship, MIDI, digital Audio, and music industry, and has been asked to review books about the industry. He has worked in music industry retail for over 15 years, was a music columnist for a Fl. newspaper, and has been asked to give presentations at multiple conferences on subjects ranging from social media trends to circuit bending. As songwriter, keyboardist, and guitarist, Snyder has played with multiple bands, ranging from jazz, country, rock, and reggae. He’s played with notables such as Bruce Crump and Earl Lett and been in multiple recording sessions, both as player and engineer. He also surfs and practices photography. http://lostsurfer.net

Jason ShafferJason Shaffer
Full Tilt Recording
http://www.fulltiltrecording.com/
Jason attended Full Sail, the premiere audio recording instructional facility in the nation. It was there he began to hone his craft on the most current equipment and develop a feel for several genres of music. In late 2009, Jason created Full Tilt Productions In late 2009,. His role as producer has grown dramatically over the past several years. When you work with Full Tilt Productions you can expect to find a wide range of services.

Jason SpewakJason Spewak
JLS Artist Managment & Noble Steed Music
www.jlsmgmt.com & www.noblesteedmusic.com 
Jason Spiewak is the President and founder of JLS Artist Management and Noble Steed Music, who's current clients include Tony Lucca, Brendan James, Matt Duke, Honor By August, Andrea Nardello and Todd Carey.  Spiewak is an artist management, A&R and online marketing specialist, most recently President and co-founder of Rock Ridge Music, with additional previous work experience at Artemis Records and TVT Records.  Spiewak has previously managed or been part of the management team for artists such as Sister Hazel, Pat McGee, Ingram Hill, Ernie Halter, Benjy Davis Project, and Joe Firstman.  Spiewak is also an accomplished producer and songwriter.

Jessica GarciaJessica Garcia
Springwood Productions
www.SpringwoodProductions.com
Springwood Productions is a media production company that focuses mainly on Music Video and Audio Production. Jessica has more than 15 years of Live Audio experience and 5 in Video Production. This is one of the things that makes Jessica and her company stand out. They have been in the industry for a few short years and have taken it by storm with their high quality video production!
 Jim Cravero
Jim Cravero
East Coast Recording Company
ecrstudio.com
Jim Cravero is a Grammy award winning music producer and two-time Grammy nominee who has been producing and recording music for the past 15 years.  During that time Jim has been fortunate enough to have worked with both local and international artists from all over the world in all types of genres including rock, pop, alternative, country, adult contemporary, metal, spoken word, gospel, and even children’s music.  Jim is the owner of East Coast Recording Company and co-owner of The Fuge (Entertainment Venue), both located in Warminster, PA

Joey WelzJoey Welz
Canadian American Records
http://www.joeywelz.com
Joey Welz started out a singer and piano player for Bill Haley's Comets in the mid 50's. He's written over 1000 recorded songs, made 75 singles, 35 vinyl albums and 60 CD's. He's ccelebrating 50 years at a recording artist, producer, label owner and publisher.

John MoyerJohn Moyer
Disturbed & Adrenaline Mob
johnmoyermusic.com/
naturalearmusic.com/
twitter.com/JohnMoyerBass
John Moyer best known as the bassist for the hard hitting rock bands Disturbed and Adrenaline Mob. A consistent fixture in Las Vegas at the Rock n Roll Fantasy Camp as well he also owns and operates John Moyers' Natural Ear Music School a instructional music summer camp for young aspiring musicians in Austin, Tx. When John isn't teaching and touring the globe he finds home in the studio where he develops and produces bands from all across the country.

John RobertsonJohn Robertson
Powerhouse Entertainment Group
http://www.jtrlaw.com
Robertson Law Group is a boutique law firm managed by John T. Robertson, Esquire, which firm's practice is concentrated is in the areas of Civil, Commercial and Corporate Litigation. Robertson's transactional practice is concentrated in the areas of Entertainment, Employment and Labor Law and Intellectual Property, Non-Profit and Business Transactions and Counseling; with a concentration in the entertainment and sports industries, (music, film, television, publishing, interactive and electronic media, sports, and the arts)

DelToroJohnny DelToro
Professional Arranger/Freelance Composer
www.johnnydeltoro.com &  www.thevocalcompany.com
& www.random-notes.com 
Johnny DelToro is a professional arranger and freelance composer from northern Virginia.  Johnny studied music at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania (where he served as the music director for the school’s oldest coed a cappella group, Two Past Midnight) and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in Sydney, Australia.  His love for movie scores informed most of his early musical style, while experiences performing with bands in both religious and secular circles influenced his perception of music’s effect on people.  His interest in video game development led Johnny to study game music and become involved in a smattering of game projects as a composer/sound designer by the age of 18.  Since then, Johnny has expanded his scope to include composing and scoring for advertisements, documentaries, dance companies,  choirs,  video games,  and anything else he could get his hands on.  Johnny’s distinct musical sound is popularly identified as dramatic, emotive, and “film-like.”

Jordan TishlerJordan Tishler
Digital Bear Entertainment
http://www.digitalbear.com
Jordan Tishler has been involved in the music industry as producer, mixer, and artist manager for, well, a really long time (over 20 years). A classically trained musician, Jordan devotes himself to popular music and brings a well honed sophistication to his work. He is also a songwriter with numerous credits in recorded music and sound for film, and a mix engineer with years of experience. Currently, Jordan mixes and produces music, and manages several national acts. He is also former Chairman of the New England Section of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), and active in the Recording Academy.

Kevin FrankKevin Frank
SilverSound Production
http://www.silversoundaudio.com
SilverSound Production specializes in studio recording, live audio recording, live video shoots, TV/Film audio production, sound design, score design, live sound engineering, and booking/promotions for concerts in the Philadelphia area. Kevin has produced over 100 bands in the last 5 years at his home project studio, and is on over 400 songs with credits as a engineer, producer, arranger, musician, songwriter, and mixing engineer.

Kurt SchmelKurt Schmel
SSA Music
www.ssamusic.com
Kurt is a man of many hats. His primary responsibilities are in the business operations of Savastano, Schmel & Associates. Billing, Accounting, and Client Relations all fall under his care. Kurt also is very active in the creative process, identifying opportunities for our clients’ music in placements. By day, he is a Social Studies teacher in the School District of Philadelphia. This focus on education allows Kurt to guide our clients through the sometime confusing world of licensing and royalties while empowering clients to become more active on their own behalf.

Loren WeismanLoren Weisman
EDYP
http://www.lorenweisman.com
Music Business Consultant, Speaker & Author Loren Weisman works to help, assist and consult independent artists, businesses, musicians, labels & managers to achieve sustainable success. He has been a part of over 700 albums as a drummer and music producer.
The Artists Guide to Success in the Music Business
2nd Edition 11/13/2013


Lawrence GelburdLawrence Gelburd
Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania); Huffington Post, AOL Small Business
http://www.whartonsbdc.wharton.upenn.edu/
Lawrence Gelburd, is a lecturer at the Univewrsity of Pennsylvania's Wharton School where he teaches the First Step and Strategic Business Planning workshops. Lawrence is on the Board of Directors, Huffington Post, AOL Small Business and is also an independent management consultant and an accomplished record producer, working with Grammy winner Phil Nicolo.

Les ScottLes Scott
Source Q Boutique
http://www.narip.com/
Les Scott is a veteran of the music industry whose publishing company Source Q Boutique
specializes in music placement in film & television and currently represents over 300 writers/artists. SQB is exclusively marketed through its alliances with Crucial Music Group,Fuze Artz LLC. and Expressive Artists.
Recent SQB placements include; Red Widow (abc), Castle (abc), Breaking Bad (amc), Southland (tnt), The Glades (a&e), The Nine Lives Of Chloe King (abc family), Army Wives (lifetime), Cold Case (cbs), Ugly Betty (abc), Saving Grace (tnt), Prison Break (fox), Friday Night Lights (nbc), Californication (showtime), to name a few.

As a producer, he is commissioned to produce master recordings for such companies as Universal Music Group, Killer Tracks, FirstCom Music, One Music and Network Music. Les has produced over 200 artists/bands in all genres wherein his writings and productions appear daily throughout the film/tv industries.

Mr. Scott consults on intellectual property and other legal matters such as: music licenses, band agreements, producer and recording contracts, writer collaborations, performance releases, publishing agreements, cue sheets and is hired to draft custom agreements. Mr. Scott is available for private consultation - (602) 705-3554 lesscott@fastq.co


Lou PlaiaLou Plaia
ReverbNation
http://www.ReverbNation.com

In 2006, Plaia co-founded ReverbNation, the leading provider of marketing & business tools for more than 3 million solo artists and bands worldwide. ReverbNation also brokers valuable opportunities for these artists by connecting them to managers, labels, venues, talent buyers, promoters, licensing companies, brands, publications, radio and other industry professionals.  The company operates worldwide with customers on every continent and more than 20 million unique visitors come to ReverbNation.com every month. Prior to ReverbNation, Plaia worked sixteen years at Atlantic Records where his last role was Head of Marketing & Artist Development for Atlantic imprint, Lava Records.

Marc T Levin EsqMarc T. Levin, Esq.
Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby LLP
http://www.wglaw.com
Marc Levin represents and counsels major-label and Grammy-winning artists in the music industry in a variety of legal and business matters. As a part-time musician himself, Mr. Levin brings his personal experiences gained through working within the regional community of artists, venues, entertainment companies, booking agents, managers and producers. Mr. Levin has negotiated, drafted and provided advice and guidance in numerousfacets of the music industry including contracts and agreements relating to band operation and partnership, A&R representatives, label-shopping, performances, management, artworkrelease, music and book publishing, administration, production, record labels, merchandising, touring, branding deals and licensing.

Matt SingletonMatt Singleton
Singleton Studios
http://www.singletonstudios.com
Matt is the owner of Singleton Studios and is a producer, engineer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. 
Master certificate in Songwriting and Guitar, and a Specialist Certificate in Music Marketing from Berklee College of Music. I was one of five winners of the Tom Snow scholarship in songwriting for spring term ’09. I have also completed course work in Music Production Analysis, and Songwriting for Film & Television.

MichaelCurranMichael Curran
Composer/Sound Designer
www.michaelcurran.net
Michael Curran is a composer and sound designer who has worked in various media including theater, film and most recently games. Currently working for Firaxis Games in Sparks, Maryland he is lead sound designer and composer for the Civilization series games. His work on Civilization V has earned several awards, and his original music for this game has been performed as part of the PLAY! A Video Game Symphony  world tour.  Recent releases include Civilization V: Brave New World,  Civilization V: Gods and Kings, Civilization V, Pacific Skies and Ace Patrol.

Michael DavenportMichael Davenport
Music Supervisor
ExpressiveArtists.com
Michael has secured recording contracts for numerious artists and received more than 150 gold and platinum awards for his participation on albums by Santana, Guns 'N' Roses, Blue Man Group and Slipknot to name a few. Michael currently resides in New Mexico where he owns and operates Expressive Artists, a full service music supervision and management company.

Michael RathfonMichael Rathfon
American Music Theatre (AMT)
http://www.amtshows.com/
Michael Rathfon advises American Music Theatre (AMT) on digital and traditional strategies and methods for achieving greater impact. Michael is responsible for the creation, development, and maintenance of AMT's digital media initiatives as well as overseeing all marketing activities. In addition to spearheading AMT’s social-networking efforts, Michael manages a variety of creative projects including print and digital pieces.

Munsey RicciMunsey Ricci
Skateboard Marketing Ltd.
http://www.Skateboard-Marketing.com
Skateboard Marketing Ltd. is an independent radio promotion and marketing company. Their main focus is on all formats of hard aggressive music. For 21 years we have specialized in artist development for all major labels and many Indies respectively. Radio airplay and marketing is our specialty. We cover all active reporting commercial & college radio stations. Syndicated and satellite radio, as well as any that have specialty shows for Hard Rock/Metal/Punk/Hard Core & Industrial. There are 350 stations in all. Also covered are select active rock AOR stations who's main emphasis is on new aggressive music. We have worked with artists such as Disturbed, Pantera, Megadeth, Black Sabbath, Morbid Angel, Motorhead, Marilyn Manson, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden & Anthrax.

Nancy MatthewsNancy A. Matthews
EOS Artist Management
eosartistmanagement.com
Nancy Matthews is the founder and CEO of EOS Artist Management.  EOS is a full service artist management agency out of Western New York, providing development, consulting, booking, and management services. EOS develops new artists and works with established national artists to enhance their careers by thinking outside of the box to increase fan-base and national presence.

EOS has pushed forward a new standard in the management industry by becoming accessible to fans.  Nancy believes fan development and trust must be the top priority, and personally reaches out to, and engages with fans, to assist them with bringing shows to their communities and encouraging their feedback.  EOS also thrives on positive relationships with venues, offering hands on engagement throughout the booking, marketing, and show prep process.

“We believe we have been called to use our gifts to serve our artists, freeing them to focus on sharing their music with the world!” 

nikkiNikki Robak
Springwood Productions
http://springwoodproductions.com/
Nikki Robak Director of Art, Concept Design, Band Management, Public Relations A long time lover of the performing arts, Nikki Robak met the other members of Springwood Productions while taking classes at Harford Community College. Although she would not describe herself as a "film or audio kid," her past and present experiences with Springwood Productions have painted her love for the performing arts in a new media. Nikki has been involved in theatre since the age of 10, playing roles in various stage productions such as The Wizard of OZ, Oliver Twist, and The Little Shop of Horrors to name a few. Over the past 7 years, Nikki has also performed with bands throughout the south and midwest and has gained real-life experience in management and public relations. Yet, it is through set-design, wardrobe, and makeup that Nikki feels she truly expresses herself. With over ten years of experience in stage and set-design, Nikki's artistic eye adds an edge to the company and makes her a natural fit as Springwood's Director of Art.

160Paul C. Rapp, Esq.
The Law Office of Paul C. Rapp
http://www.paulrapp.com
Paul Rapp is an intellectual property lawyer and writer who lives and works in the Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts and represents musicians, indy labels, studios, music promoters, as well as artists of all types and businesses in the creative economy. Paul writes the column “Rapp on This” for the Albany, New York weekly Metroland, and appears regularly on Northeast Public Radio’s VoxPop program as a copyright expert.  Paul lectures widely, including recent appearances at the Future of Music Coalition Policy Summit in Washington and at the School for the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.  He’s also the drummer for the band Blotto and has the distinction of being the first person to appear on MTV wearing a Speedo.

Paula M. SavastanoPaula M. Savastano
SSA Music
www.ssamusic.com
Specializing in Copyright, Licensing, Royalties and Publishing, Paula Savastano has worked in the music business for more than 25 year. As a classically trained musician, she began her career in Opera Management, but quickly made the switch to the popular music realm. She has worked in administrative management and intellectual property departments for several notable companies including Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), Spirit Music Group, Rykomusic, Cherry Lane Music, Musical Heritage Society and Turn up the Music.

For several years, Paula’s knowledge and experience has been sought after by publishers and record companies to assist them with audits, royalties and copyright issues. After significant and continued demand, she started her own company, SSA Music, which provides financial, legal, auditing, licensing and royalty consulting services to a diverse clientele ranging from independent musicians to major music publishers and record companies. In recent years, SSA Music has expanded to offer catalog pitching and placement for a select clientele.

Paula is an active speaker at educational conferences and universities around the country. She has held the position of Adjunct Professor in the Music Industry Departments at Drexel University and William Paterson University. She is active member of National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), National Association for Recording Industry Professionals (NARIP), Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP), Music and Entertainment Industry Educators’ Association (MEIEA) and Sigma Alpha Iota (Women’s Professional Music Fraternity), where she is currently President of the Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter, and serves as advisor to a local collegiate chapter. She is also an active musician, performing in the greater New York and Philadelphia metropolitan areas, as a freelance flautist.

Phil NicoloPhil Nicolo
Studio 4 Recording
http://www.philnicolo.com
Phil received a Bachelor of Science from Temple University. He and his brother Joe began their music careers as teenagers, fixing speakers at a nearby drive-in theater. In 1980, they founded Studio 4, a recording studio in Philadelphia. Mr. Nicolo has attained the most coveted form of success in the music business: he has succeeded in every music genre he has tackled. Credits include John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Amy Grant, Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), Santana, Pete Yorn, Luscious Jackson, Urge Overkill, the Pretenders, Jon Bon Jovi, and Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam. Phil is a national trustee of NARAS (the Grammy people) and is active in the community with various NARAS events. He has been nominated for 4 Grammy awards, and won for mixing and mastering

Rob DiloiaRob Diloia
Diloia Beats
DiIoiaBeats.net 
An emerging hip-hop artist, audio engineer and producer, Rob DiIoia is a tri-state area native building his music empire one track at a time. Though a young artist, Rob is in no way new to the music scene, and has opened shows for Nappy Roots, Common, and during his freshman year toured the east coast from NYC to DC. Rob studied creative media technologies at the SAE Institute in New York and has used his skills to produce records for Tone Trump (CTE), Mike Knox (G-Unit), Mr. Mann (Philly’s Most Wanted) and J-Hood (ODG). Check out Rob’s latest single “OneHOTASS32” and get ready for his new music in 2014. For booking and production inquires, visit DiIoiaBeats.net and be sure to follow@DiIoiaBeats on Twitter. 

Robert CaseRobert A. Case
New Pants Publishing
http://www.robertacase.com
Robert A. Case, President of New Pants Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP) is a graduate of the Colorado Institute of Art, Denver, Colorado with an Associates Degree in Business with an emphasis in Music and Video Business. He completed studies at Community College of Denver in Business Administration and Marketing. In the last 15 years Mr. Case has had extensive experience in the day-to-day operations of the Company including artist management, contracting, marketing, financing, scheduling tour and event administration, travel, production and distribution and film and TV music placement.

Ron DiSilvestroRon DiSilvestro
Forge Recording Studio
http://www.forgerecording.com
Ron DiSilvestro has more than 30 years of playing experience, countless national tours and a session drumming discography in the hundreds. As a professional drummer turned producer/engineer, he has worked both sides of the glass with some of the biggest names in the business. In 2009, 10 bands produced, recorded and mixed by Ron DiSilvestro were placed in rotation on major radio stations such as 93.3 WMMR, 94.1 WYSP, 88.5 WXPN and KROQ. His projects have drawn major and indie label interest.

Ryan SchwabeRyan Schwabe
RareMP3s
Ryan Schwabe started his career at Philadelphia’s Recording Studio Crash. As staff engineer he recorded such artists as John Legend, Gerald Veasley, Jaguar Wright and Monnette Sudler.

In 2003, he began his work as the studio designer and Manager for Drexel University's, MAD Dragon Studios. As Studio Manager, he was responsible for the construction and design for all of the Music Industry Program's recording facilities. He is also a faculty member in the Music Industry Program specializing in audio production. Along with his collegiate responsibilities, Ryan is the Co-chair of the 'Producers and Engineers' wing of NARAS and the treasurer of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Audio Engineering Society (AES).
Ryan is a mixing and mastering engineer for his company RareMP3s with his partner Noah Beresin. RareMP3s has produced, mixed and/or mastered works for Ellie Goulding, rjd2, Baauer, RL Grime, Wet, Danny Brown, Aaron Livingston and other local and international acts.


MacRyan Macaluso
Macaluso Agency & the Champ
www.macalusoagency.com & www.thechampvenue.com
Ryan is the co-owner of The Champ venue in Harrisburg PA and owner of the Macaluso Agency representing artists for booking and management.  After graduating from Harrisburg Area Community College's Music Business and Audio Production program, Ryan toured and played bass with his band Imora on two east coast tours, a 3 song EP 'Happily Never After', and a music video.  The Macaluso Agency office located in Carlisle PA is also home to Automaton Studios, where Ryan has tracked, produced, and co-produced a variety of artists. 

Sherri MullenSherri Mullen
RDSD Publishing
www.RDSDPublishing.com
Sherri Mullen is the President/Creative Director of RDSD Publishing, LLC which includes ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC publishing companies, representing a catalog of over 500 songs from talented artists/composers spanning the globe. As a publisher, Sherri has secured hundreds of placements in artist projects, film, television, commercials, and print. This former internet radio and TV show host is also a Music Supervisor, a Music Business Consultant, a voting member of NARAS (Grammy Awards), and an Adjunct Professor at Lebanon Valley College, where she teaches a Music Business course covering copyright, performing rights, publishing, and music licensing. Sherri has performed on stages from Nashville to Pennsylvania, and has won awards for songwriting, performance, best new album, and female vocalist. Songs from her four independently released CDs have appeared internationally in film, television, & radio.

Simon Rosen EsqSimon Rosen, Esq.
Law Offices of Simon Rosen
http://www.simonrosenesq.com
Simon Rosen, Esq. has been practicing music law in Philadelphia for over 25 years. He has represented major industry heavyweight artists, managers, producers, and record companies such as David Krebs well known manager of AeroSmith, Scorpions, Ted Nugent, and ZZ Top. Along the way he has also represented legendary manager and record industry mogul Jon Zezula who managed and broke Metellica, Anthrax, and other hard rock metal acts. Simon has also represented the former artist manager who broke Britney Spears, R&B Diva Regina Belle ("A Whole New World" from Disney's Alladin movie- won Grammy® for song of the year), and legendary R&B Artist John Stephens, now known as John Legend- nominated for 8 Grammy® Awards.

Steve CartunSteven M Cartun, MD
President, mRNAmusic
Steven M Cartun, MD is President of mRNAmusic, a new Pennsylvania talent agency (licensing in process) that collaborates with musical artists to strengthen long term financial and career viability. It is the only known talent agency in the region that uniquely provides psychological tools to produce peak and optimal music performances, strengthen fan base, and create stellar relationships with all stakeholders in a musical artist’s career.

In the music business relationships are everything.In order to succeed in the music industry today one must become an entrepreneur. Steve assists his clients in aligning entrepreneurship with media opportunities, social networks, and niche venues to succeed in the evolving music marketplace.

Steve has worked with musical artists for several years as the primary behavioral medicine consultant at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey. He completed his graduate medical education at the Yale University Department of Psychiatry, where he served as Chief Resident.

Stephan HeldStefan Held
StevenHeroProductions LLC
http://www.stevenheroproductions.com
Stefan Held is the owner/head producer of StevenHeroProductions LLC, a Music Production & Marketing company based in Brooklyn, NY. 
He is a graduate of Berklee College of Music (summa cum laude, 96) and has been a proud voting member of the Grammys for over 10 years. Stefan has worked with countless Grammy/Tony/Emmy/Obie winning artists and his original music has been featured on MTV, MTV2, VH1, FOX, NBC, CNN, Oxygen, TLC, Bravo, Discovery, TLC, Sundance, Travel Channel and numerous commercials. Recent/current clients include Connor O'Brien (from #1 charting Irish folk band "Villagers"), platinum selling artistDallas Green ( City and Color), Victoria's Secret/Ford model Jessi M'Bengue (Robin Thicke "Blurred Lines") and many more.
StevenHeroProductions LLC was recently named one of the "Top 100 PR Firms Who Dominate Social Media Marketing in 2013".
Please go to www.StevenHeroProductions.com for more info.

tyleryohe Tyler Yohe
CEO/Writer/Developer
Broken Crown Games
Broken Crown Games Website:  www.brokencrowngames.com
Before destroying Earth with a solar flare, Tyler led a mundane life. The trivial activities of his early life include earning degrees in Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology and Biology from Penn State, and a Master's in Biomedical Materials and Engineering Science from Alfred University. However, his desire for destruction and storytelling was too strong, and in February of 2012 he met a man that could make his dreams of destruction a reality: resulting in the co-founding Broken Crown Games. Now he enjoys working 80+ hour weeks plotting the annihilation of Earth, and the colonization of distant worlds.

WordsmithAnthony "Wordsmith" Parker
Nu Revolution Entertainment, LLC
http://www.wordsmithmusic.com
NU Revolution Entertainment is the always-professional, ever-expanding, world-wide movement created by the CEO-Artist WORDSMITH. Our Mission: to create clean, quality, & marketable Music for the Masses. As an independent label & artist based in Baltimore MD, NU Revo (for short) and Wordsmith have become the premier source for Conscious-Commercial Hip-Hop in regions locally, nationally and internationally. We pledge to be your only source for outstanding LIVE Hip-Hop Entertainment suitable for all audiences.