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Aimee Mann
Charli XCX
Garth Hudson
Founding Member, The Band
Black Francis
The Pixies
GROUPLOVE
Sanctus Real
Bow Wow
Tyler Williams
The Head And The Heart
Robert Smith
The Cure
Tenth Avenue North
Gareth Emery
NLE Choppa
O.A.R.
Lionel Loueke
Janiva Magness
Francesca Battistelli
Buika
Piso 21
Kenny Neal
Frank Foster
Cedric Gervais
The Devil Makes Three
Ruthie Foster
David Benoit
Tinariwen
Craig Campbell
Darryl Worley
Rhett Walker
Eric Bibb
Zbigniew Preisner
Christopher Lennertz
Victor Wainwright
Russ Landau
Josh Jackson
Co-Founder and Editor-In-Chief, Paste Magazine
Anthony DeCurtis
Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone
Mac Randall
Editor, JazzTimes
Enrique Santos
Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of iHeartLatino
Anna Kolander
Manager, Activist Artists Management
Marcos Juárez
Head of Latin Music, Pandora
James Whitting
Partner, Paradigm Talent Agency
John Cameron
Managing Editor, EDM.com
Christopher Scapelliti
Editor-In-Chief, Guitar Player
Angela Yee
Co-host, The Breakfast Club
Hilary Saunders
Managing Editor, No Depression
Brett Milano
Music Critic, Boston Herald
Raoul Hernandez
Music Editor, Austin Chronicle
David Sikorski
Senior Editor, EARMILK Media INC.
Jeff Zuchowski
Vice President, Artist Marketing & Industry Relations, Pandora
Joseph Patterson
Senior Editor, Complex
Anna Gruszka
TikTok, Global Music
Lyndsey Parker
Managing Editor, Yahoo Music
Kevin McNeese
President, NewReleaseToday
Damian Fanelli
Editor-In-Chief, Guitar World
Art Tipaldi
Editor, Blues Music Magazine
Nigel J. Farmer
Editor-In-Chief, Jazz In Europe
John DiBiase
President, Jesus Freak Hideout
David Silbaugh
Talent Buyer, Summerfest
Angel Romero
Founder / Sr. Editor, World Music Central
Brandon Chitwood
Assistant Director, EDM Joy
Gastón Leone
Talent Buyer, Goldenvoice
Chad Jensen
Artist Manager, Jensen Artist Management
Brinson Strickland
President, Collective Music Nashville
Deborah Klein
JV Partner and Artist Manager, Primary Wave Entertainment
SCREEN SHOT JUDGE - Evan Stein
Owner, Experience Music Group
SCREEN SHOT JUDGE - James Kempner
Owner, JMK Connections
SCREEN SHOT JUDGE - Jennifer Taunton
Music Supervisor, Level Two Music

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Past judges include: Aaron Shust, Alt-J, Barbara Rose (Artist Manager, Primary Wave / Barbara Rose Entertainment ), Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Boney James, Caine O'Rear (Editor-In-Chief, American Songwriter), Carter Burwell, Chris Sampson (EVP, Programming Superfly Presents (Bonnaroo, Outside Lands Music And Arts Festival)), Colt Ford, Darryl McDaniels, David Crowder, Delbert McClinton, Dustin Lynch, Eric Rushing (Senior Talent Buyer, Live Nation), Excision, Fred Hersch, Hardeep Phull (Music Editor, NY Post), Hayes Carll, Jack Ingram, Jamie Jones, Jason Gray, JD McPherson, Jeanette Kats (Editor-In-Chief, Noiseporn), Jed Gottlieb (Music & Theater Writer, Boston Herald ), Kany García, Kelly Price, Kool & The Gang, Kristyn Ciani (Talent Buyer, C3 Presents (Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Shaky Knees)), KT Tunstall, Kyle Anderson (Senior Writer, Entertainment Weekly), Lucero, Lydia Loveless, Mariza, Matt Maher (Artist Manager, ROAR Management), Melanie Fiona, MercyMe, Michael Molenda (Editor-In-Chief, Guitar Player), Miriam Di Nunzio (Arts Editor/Entertainment, Chicago Sun-Times ), Montgomery Gentry, Nick Hartley (Artist Manager, The Fitzgerald-Hartley Company), Oumou Sangaré, Paolo Nutini, Phantogram, Rachel Levy (SVP, Film Music at Universal Pictures), Rapsody, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Rosanne Cash, Sammy Hagar, Sarah Jones (Editor, Electronic Musician Magazine), SCREEN SHOT JUDGE - Alicen Schneider (Senior Vice President, Music Creative, NBC Entertainment ), SCREEN SHOT JUDGE - Connie Farr (Music Supervisor / Creative Director, ThinkSync Music), SCREEN SHOT JUDGE - Jessica Cole (Founder / President, Lyric House), SCREEN SHOT JUDGE - Samantha Carew (Music Creative, Sky TV), SCREEN SHOT JUDGE - Velma Barkwell (Music Supervisor, East End Music Productions), Simón Mejía (Bomba Estéreo ), Sinead O'Connor, Suzanne Cadgene (Publisher, Elmore Magazine), Taj Mahal, The Killers, The Kooks, The Secret Sisters, The Struts, The Turnpike Troubadours, Toots Hibbert (Toots and the Maytals), Ying Yang Twins, Zach Long (Associate Editor, Time Out Chicago), and more!