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The Killers
Aimee Mann
Sammy Hagar
GROUPLOVE
MercyMe
KT Tunstall
Phantogram
The Struts
Lydia Loveless
Paolo Nutini
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
The Kooks
Melanie Fiona
O.A.R.
Excision
Jack Ingram
Montgomery Gentry
Jamie Jones
Delbert McClinton
Aaron Shust
Ying Yang Twins
David Crowder
Lucero
Frank Foster
Kyle Anderson
Senior Writer, Entertainment Weekly
Josh Jackson
Co-Founder and Editor-In-Chief, Paste Magazine
Anthony DeCurtis
Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone
Zach Long
Associate Editor, Time Out Chicago
Caine O'Rear
Editor-In-Chief, American Songwriter
Michael Molenda
Editor-In-Chief, Guitar Player
Lyndsey Parker
Managing Editor, Yahoo Music
Jed Gottlieb
Music & Theater Writer, Boston Herald
Kevin McNeese
President, NewReleaseToday
Suzanne Cadgene
Publisher, Elmore Magazine
John DiBiase
President, Jesus Freak Hideout
Jeanette Kats
Editor-In-Chief, Noiseporn
Sarah Jones
Editor, Electronic Musician Magazine
Brandon Chitwood
Assistant Director, EDM Joy

mentors

Joey Arbagey
Executive Vice President of A&R, Epic Records
Mike Elizondo
Senior Vice President of A&R, Warner Bros. Records
Keith Naftaly
Executive Vice President of A&R, RCA Records
Pete Ganbarg
Executive Vice President/Head of A&R, Atlantic Records
Dani Markman
Director of A&R, Disney Music Group/Hollywood
Mark Jowett
Vice President of A&R International, Nettwerk Music Group
Michael Goldberg
A&R, American Recordings
Josh Bailey
Senior Vice President of A&R, Word Entertainment
Marcus Spence
President, Mosley Music Group / Epic
Kim Stephens
President, Forward Entertainment and Promotion/A&R, Reviver Music Group
Jeanine McLean-Griffin
Executive Vice President/GM, MBK Entertainment
Doug Johnson
Vice President of A&R, Black River Entertainment
Nick Haussling
Director of A&R, Razor & Tie