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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
Syllirama Entertainment, LLC
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.
Bernard M. Resnick, Esq.
Bernard M. Resnick, Esq., P.C.
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 Slattery, MA
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 B. Engelhardt
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.
The Mediatwist Group & Feld Entertainment
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 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).
Ivory Productions, NARAS
David Ivory has worked with some of music's biggest names in a variety of genres. David Ivory and Ivory Productions a one-stop shop for many artists' needs. Over his career, Ivory has established many long-lasting relationships throughout the music industry, from A&R executives at major and indie labels to the hottest regional session players. He has been a member of the Philadelphia Chapter of The Recording Academy (GRAMMY Awards) for over 20 years, and is currently serving as its president.
Media Five Entertainment
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 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.
American Federation of Musicians
Dick Gabriel, after a successful career both as an artist (a member of the 60s/70s group Gary Puckett and the Union Gap) and a touring/studio musician, later served as a negotiator and the national director of the AFM's Electronic Media Services Division.
Dr. Louis deLise
Louis Anthony deLise works as a composer of concert music, arranges and conducts for pop records, composes for film and teaches at the Boyer College of Music and Dance (Temple University) and Rowan University. Dr. deLise is a Composer, Educator, Arranger and Producer Percussionist and Author.
Dr. E. Michael Harrington
Berklee College of Music
Composer, musician, consultant, professor, teaches courses in music entrepreneurship and the future of the music industry at the Berklee College of Music. He taught intellectual property law and courses in music, music and entertainment industry, social media and technology at William Paterson University (2008-2012). He was Professor of Entertainment & Music Business in The Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business at Belmont University (2000-2008), and Professor of Music Theory, Composition & Ethnomusicology in the College of Visual and Performing Arts (1985-2000) at Belmont University.
CEOwner/Founder, Royal Heir Ent.
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.
The Bloom Effect
With over 15+ years in the entertainment industry, The Bloom Effect is a unique one stop shop for artists, labels, and lifestyle marketers. Created by music industry maven Fiona Bloom, The Bloom Effect brings a huge rolodex of global contacts from around the world to its clients providing a wealth of insight/knowledge and consultation for getting your project seen and heard. The Bloom Effect specializes in launch parties, producing international music events, live shows, album publicity, global marketing, A & R consulting, and promotion.
Geoffrey R. Scott
The Dickinson School of Law of the Penn State University, Director, Arts, Sports and Entertainment Clinic
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 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.
Seventh Wave Studio
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.
Lebanon Valley College of PA
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 coordinates the Music Industry Conference held at LVC each fall (LVCMIC). He served for 7 years on the board of directors for the Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association, 3 years as Vice President. He also serves on the Board of Advisors for the Capital Area School for the Arts in Harrisburg, as well as a coordinator of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI). Snyder specializes in digital audio, electronic music, music industry, and graduate level music technology classes.
Full Tilt Recording
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.
Canadian American Records
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.
Disturbed & Adrenaline Mob
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.
Powerhouse Entertainment Group
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)
Digital Bear Entertainment
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.
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.
SoundExchange is the non-profit performance rights organization that collects statutory royalties from satellite radio (such as SIRIUS XM), internet radio, cable TV music channels and similar platforms for streaming sound recordings.
SSA Music Services
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.
Brain Grenade Entertainment
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
Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania); Huffington Post, AOL Small Business
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.
Source Q Boutique
As a publisher, Les’ company, Source Q Boutique, represents over 400 quality songs / masters and over 250 writers. SQB songs have appeared in TV shows, films & other industry uses with over 250 placements. Most recently in Ugly Betty, Californication, Saving Grace, Prison Break, Friday Night Lights, House and Mr. Woodcock. As a producer, Les is commissioned to write / produce projects for companies such as Universal Music Group, BMG, Network Music and One Music. He has produced over 125 bands and artists in all genres of music. As a songwriter, Les’ writings appear on various artists albums (including Grammy-winning group “B2K”). His writings appear almost daily throughout the film/TV industry. SQB is directly marketed through its alliances Crucial Music Group, Gimbel Music Group, Fuzeartz and Expressive Artists.
Lou co-founded ReverbNation in 2006 which is now the leading online music marketing platform used by more than 2 million artists, managers, labels, venues, festival/event/tour promoters and other music industry professionals to grow their reach and business across the internet. ReverbNation provides artists and those that support them with powerful marketing & business tools to compete in the social media age as well as offering high quality opportunities for artists in the form of licensing deals, lucrative brand sponsorship programs, and high-profile concert bookings.
Marc T. Levin, Esq.
Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby LLP
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 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.
NEO Soul Entertainment, NACA
NEO Soul Entertainment is an artist development and management company based in Northeast, Ohio. NEO Soul Entertainment specializes in artist development, tour booking, image enhancement, and many other aspects of the industry.In today's 'on demand' popular culture, many people have an unrealistic idea that any act could be 'discovered' at any moment and sell a million copies the next day. Any artist who has ever been in a serious project can attest to the fact that the music industry is not that simple. At NEO Soul Entertainment, we understand that fact.
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.
Sigma Sound Studios
Michael Tarsia's studio experience began at the age of four when he watched his father Joe engineer at a small neighborhood studio and then at Philadelphia's Cameo Parkway Records. By the time his father was building his own studio Michael was by his side stripping wires, assembling components and running for coffee. It wasn't long after that Michael was assisting on sessions for the likes of Thom Bell, Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff. By the early 80's he was sitting behind the console engineering his own sessions. Michael's engineering career had begun in earnest. Working with a wide variety of talented clients and artists from P.P. Arnold to the Yellow Jackets, Michael quickly earned a number of gold and platinum record awards. Clients gave him the nickname Mike "The Mix" Tarsia and in 1990 he received his first Grammy® recognition for his work on Patti Labelle's Grammy® winning album, Burnin'. His achievements as a music mixer soon led him to motion pictures working on the soundtracks of Beverly Hills Cops, Coming To America and Booty Call, among others. Active in the music community, he helped to organize and was elected to serve on the first Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Branch of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences® (NARAS®) as well becomming the first SPARS [Society Of Professional Audio Recording Services] President to be elected to serve 2 terms.
Skateboard Marketing Ltd.
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.
Paul C. Rapp, Esq.
The Law Office of Paul C. Rapp
Specializing in intellectual property law including
copyright, trademark, Internet, and art and entertainment matters. Adjunct professor of copyright and art & entertainment law, Albany Law School. Paul will present his workshop: "Your Music as a Business".
Paula M. Savastano
SSA Music Services
Ms. Savastano has worked in the Music Business for over 20 years. She began her career in the Opera Administration field working for such companies as Wolf Trap Opera, Central City Opera and the Greater Miami Opera. She moved into the field of Copyright, Licensing and Royalties in 1994 when she was hired at Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) in the Writer and Publisher Relations Department. Since then she has held numerous positions at several publishers and record companies including Editor and Copyright Coordinator for Cherry Lane Music’s print division, Product Licensing Manager at Turn up the Music, Director of Licensing and Royalties at Musical Heritage Society, Copyright and Licensing Manager at Rykomusic, and Director of Royalties at Spirit Music Group. Paula has also established her own company, Savastano, Schmel & Associates, LLC, which provides financial and legal consulting services to a variety of music businesses and individuals and has created a strong client base. Recently SSA has broadened their services to include song pitching and administrative functions for independent music publishers and unsigned songwriter/artists.
Studio 4 Recording
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
Robert A. Case
New Pants Publishing
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.
Forge Recording Studio
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.
MAD Dragon Studio, Drexel University
Ryan Schwabe is part of the Music Industry Program in The Department of Arts and Entertainment Enterprise at Drexel University. MAD Dragon Studios houses five recording studios with two SSL4000G+'s, a remote recording rig and a mastering rig. Studio Manager Ryan Schwabe is responsible for the construction, budgeting and design of MAD Dragon Studios, which services upwards of 220 music industry students. The recording spaces are used by artists who are a part of the Drexel record label, MAD Dragon Records, and for student academic recording projects.
Sherri is a seasoned, professional performer who loves all things music! Sherri is owner of RDSD Publishing specializing in music for the film/tv market, as well as radio ready hits for indie artists & national acts!
Simon Rosen, Esq.
Law Offices of Simon Rosen
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.
Susquehanna Entertainment is an artist management and independent record company based in Central Pennsylvania under the leadership of manager Terry Selders. We work with talented and driven individuals to help them achieve their goals in the music industry. The record label is used to support the artists we manage as well as to promote the overall health of the local music scene.
Mega Star Coaching
Talent is a must... but it isn't everything. Mega Star Coaching is the only artist development organization focused solely on helping artists, bands and musicians put into action the proven success principles mastered by the biggest names in the music industry. The purpose of Mega Star Coaching is to help you apply the career building strategies taught through our intentional artist development programs.