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JUDGES

The Killers
Aimee Mann
Sammy Hagar
GROUPLOVE
MercyMe
KT Tunstall
Phantogram
The Struts
Paolo Nutini
Bone Thugs N Harmony
The Kooks
Melanie Fiona
O.A.R.
Excision
Montgomery Gentry
Jamie Jones
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
Sarah Jones
Editor, Electronic Musician Magazine

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