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JUDGES

Aimee Mann
GROUPLOVE
KT Tunstall
Lydia Loveless
Melanie Fiona
O.A.R.
Jack Ingram
Aaron Shust
David Crowder
Lucero
Frank Foster
Josh Jackson
Co-Founder and Editor-In-Chief, Paste Magazine
Anthony DeCurtis
Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone
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

Taylor Lindsey
Sr. Director of A&R, Sony Music Nashville
Pete Ganbarg
Executive Vice President/Head of A&R, Atlantic Records
Jeffrey Sledge
VP of A&R, Atlantic Records
Matt D'Arduini
VP of A&R, Island Records
Riggs Morales
VP of A&R / Artist Development, Atlantic Records
Kim Stephens
President, Forward Entertainment and Promotion/A&R, Reviver Music Group
Nick Haussling
Director of A&R, Razor & Tie