ARTISTS

Mariah Carey

  

Tom Waits

  

Jennifer Hudson

  

Joe Hahn
Linkin Park

  

Reba McEntire

  

Gabby Barrett

  

Steven Curtis Chapman

  

ACRAZE

  

Arlo Parks

  

Rosanne Cash

  

James Adam Shelley
Founding Member, American Authors

  

Kristian Bush
Sugarland

  

Stephen Sanchez

  

Shooter Jennings

  

Montell Jordan

  

Lonnie Liston Smith

  

Steve Lillywhite

  

Sidewalk Prophets

  

Kim Wilson (The Fabulous Thunderbirds)

  

Nancy Wilson
Heart

  

Glen Ballard

  

NEEDTOBREATHE

  

Dubfire

  

Ian Felice (The Felice Brothers)

  

Danilo Perez

  

Jack DeJohnette

  

Stanley Jordan

  

Baaba Maal

  

Tim Rice-Oxley
Keane

  

Cedric Burnside

  

Danny Gokey

  

James McNally

  

Jordan St. Cyr

  

Pepe Aguilar

  

Martin Tungevaag

  

King Calawy

  

Gordon Goodwin

  

Joe Louis Walker

  

Ashwin Batish

  

Carter Burwell

  

Nicholas Gunn

  

Nate Bargatze
Comedian

  

Fortune Feimster
Comedian

  


INDUSTRY

Daniel Glass
President/Founder, Glassnote Records

  

Bruce Iglauer
Founder / President, Alligator Records

  

Richard Stumpf
CEO/Founder, Hawkeye Music Group

  

Ed Vetri
President, Wind-Up Records

  

Golnar Khosrowshahi
President, Reservoir Media Management

  

Will Speer
Managing Director, Magic Star Records / Sony

  

Nate Albert
EVP of A&R, Warner Records

  

Kim Buie
VP of A&R, New West Records

  

Cesar Gomez Montoya
A&R, Codiscos

  

Kate Labrel
VP of A&R, Warner Records

  

Steven Rosen
President/Creative Marketing and Music Publishing, Regime Music Group

  

Christophe Muller
Global Head of Music Partnerships, YouTube

  

Monica Coates
Co-Exec. Director/VP A&R & Creative, Motown Gospel

  

Jacob Edgar
Founder, Cumbancha

  

Joel Timen
Manager, Perspective Music Group

  

Matt D'Arduini
Sr. VP of A&R / GM Last Nite Records / Arista Records

  

Gina Tucci
Senior VP of A&R / General Manager, Big Beat Records/Atlantic Records

  

Cory Robbins
Founder / President, Robbins Entertainment

  

Julie Kertes
Editor/General Manager, Hot Diggity Media

  

Jacqueline Post
Head of Publishing, Connection Music Publishing

  

Justin Prager
Senior Director of Programming, Vevo

  

Ben Kramer
Global Lead, Artist and Label Development, YouTube

  

Garrett Davis
Director of A&R, Word Entertainment

  

Leib Ostrow
Founder / CEO, Music For Little People

  

Katherine Dines
Advisory Board and Magic Penny Award Chair, Children’s Music Network

  

Claire S. Green
President, Parents' Choice Foundation

  

Benjamin Groff
President, Brill Building Music Publishing

  

Tamara Conniff
EVP, Roc Nation Music Publishing

  

Carl Caprioglio
Founder & CEO, Oglio Entertainment

  

Elena Epstein
Director, National Parenting Product Awards

  

Sarah Wanstall
Production Manager, ARC Music Productions

  


Past judges include: , 21 Savage, Aaron Bay-Schuck (CEO / Co-Chairman, Warner Bros. Records), Aaron Lewis (Staind), Above & Beyond, Adam Lambert, Adele, Afo Verde (Chairman & CEO, Sony Music Latin Iberia), AJ Tobey (Head of A&R, Rough Trade Publishing), Alan Meltzer (Founder/CEO, Wind-Up Records), Albert Schilcher (VP Music & Music Marketing, MTV International), Alejandro Marcovich, Alejandro Sanz, Alison Donald (Co-President, Columbia Records UK), Allison B. Jones (VP of A&R, Big Machine Label Group), Amadou & Mariam, Amanda Ghost (President of Epic Records), Amy Doyle (Sr. Vice-President Music and Talent of MTV), Amy Ray (Indigo Girls), Ana Barbara, Anastasia Brown (Music Supervisor, FORMAT), Angel Carrasco (Latin Music Consultant / Producer), Angelique Kidjo, Anoushka Shankar, Anthony Hamilton, Antony Bland (A&R, American Recordings), Anuel AA, Aparna Nancherla (Comedian), Arif Mardin (Former President, Manhattan Records and Vice-President, Atlantic Records), Art Alexakis (Everclear), Arturo Sandoval, Aton Ben-Horin (Global VP A&R, Warner Music Group), Avery Lipman (Founder / President, Republic Records), Avicii, B.B. King, Basement Jaxx, Bastille, Bebe Rexha, BeBe Winans, Bela Fleck, Ben Blackwell (Co-Founder, Third Man Records), Ben Folds, Ben Harper, Bernie Taupin (Elton John Lyricist), Bill Evans, Bill Withers, Billy Cobham, Billy Currington, Black Francis (The Pixies), Blackbear, Bo Diddley, Bombino, Boney James, Booker T. Jones, Boyz II Men, Brad Schwartz (Sr. VP/General Mgr., Much MTV Group), Branford Marsalis, Brantley Gilbert, Brian Malouf (VP A&R of Walt Disney Records), Brian Setzer, Brian Wilson, Briony Turner (Co-President, Atlantic Records UK), Bruce Hornsby, Bruce Lundvall (President, EMI Blue Note Label Group), Bryan Stewart (VP of A&R, Curb Records), Buckcherry, Bug Tom, Cam, Camila, Carianne Marshall (Partner, Songs Music Publishing), Carletta Higginson (Global Head of Music Publishing, YouTube), Carlos Vives, Cassandra Wilson, Cassidy, Cassidy Murphy (Publishing Coordinator, Glassnote Records), Casting Crowns, Cedric The Entertainer, Chaka Khan, Charles Lloyd, Charlie Walk (Former President, Epic Records), Chayanne, Cheech Marin (Cheech & Chong), Chris August, Chris Cornell, Chris Eckman (Co-Founder, Glitterbeat Records), Chris Hillman (The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers), Chris Lane, Chris Parr (Former VP, Music Programming and Talent Relations, CMT), Chris Van Belkom (VP, Combustion Music), Christian Scott, Clint Black, Clio Massey (GM, Work of Art Publishing VP of A&R, Arista Records), Coldplay, Colin Barlow (Managing Director, RCA UK), Cory Asbury, Craig Balsam ( Co-Owner, Razor & Tie/Washington Square/Kidz Bop), Craig Kallman (Chairman and CEO, Atlantic Records), Craig Morgan, Cyndi Nelson (General Manager, ZANIES Comedy Club), Daddy Yankee, Dahlia Ambach Caplin (Sr. Vice-President, Verve Label Group), Dallas Martin (President, Asylum Records / EVP of A&R, Atlantic Records), Dan Chalmers (Head Of Music, YouTube, EMEA), Dan Fraser (President, Nettwerk Music Group), Dan Haseltine (Jars of Clay), Dan McCarroll (President, Warner Bros. Records), Dan Storper (President of Putumayo World Music Records), Dan Zanes, Daniel Glass (President, Glassnote Records), Daniel Parmar (President A&R, EMI London), Danilo Perez, Dara Frank (Head of Comedy Central Records / Viacom), Darryl McDaniels ( Run D.M.C.), Dash Sherod (President of Urban A&R, Geffen Records), Dave Koz, Dave Simonett (Trampled By Turtles), David Bendeth (Former Sr. VP A&R, RCA Records), David Lindley, David Massey (President, Mercury Records), David McTiernan (Senior Director, Artist & Label Relations, Vevo), David Waxman (General Manager / Senior VP of A&R, Ultra Music ), Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi , Desiigner, Dido, DJ Shadow, DJ Snake, DJ Tiesto, Don Bryant, Donovan, Douglas C. Cohn (Sr. Vice-President, Music Marketing & Talent of Nickelodeon ), Dr. Demento (Radio Host of The Dr. Demento Show), Dua Lipa, Easton Corbin, Eddie Kramer (Producer), Edward Chmelewski (President, Blind Pig Records), Eric Paslay, Far East Movement, Fat Joe, Femi Kuti, Fleet Foxes, Florida Georgia Line, Francesca Battistelli, Frank Callari (Co-Founder/Former Sr. VP A&R, Lost Highway), G Herbo, Garbage, Gary Briggs (Partner/A&R/Producer, Brigadoon Records), Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol), George Thorogood, Gerald Casale (Devo), Glen Barros (President/CEO, Concord Music Group), Glen Barros (President, Concord Music Group), Gloria Estefan, Gloria Trevi, Gordon Kerr (CEO, Black River Entertainment), Grant-Lee Phillips, Greg Johnson (VP of A&R, Columbia Records), Gregg Nadel (Co-President, Elektra Music Group), Gryffin, Guru, Hardwell, Harry Shearer (Comedian / Actor), Hawk Nelson, Hozier, Imagine Dragons, India Arie, Irma Thomas, Jack Vaughn (Vice-President, Comedy Central Records), James Adam Shelley, James Cotton, James Diener (President, A&M/Octone Records), James Mercer (The Shins), Jamie Masada (Owner, Laugh Factory), Janelle Monae, Jason Isbell, Jason McArthur (VP of A&R, Provident Label Group / Sony Music Entertainment), Jay Farrar (Son Volt/Uncle Tupelo), Jay Landers (A&R Executive), Jazmine Sullivan, Jean-Luc Ponty, Jeff Beck, Jeff Castelaz (President, Elektra Records), Jeff Fenster (Sr. VP A&R, Jive Records), Jeff Fenster (Executive VP of A&R, Warner Bros. Records), Jeffrey Steele, Jeremiah Fraites (The Lumineers), Jeremih, Jeremy Camp, Jeremy Lascelles (CEO, Blue Raincoat Music / Chrysalis Records), Jermaine Hall (VP & Managing Editor, Digital at BET ), Jerome Spence (VP Film/TV, Secret Road), Jerry Lee Lewis, Jesse & Joy, Jimmy "Duck" Holmes, Jimmy Bralower (Producer), Jimmy Needham, Jimmy Pardo (Comedian), Jo Charrington (Co-President, Capitol Music Group (UK)), Joe Bonamassa, Joe Nichols, Joe Satriani, John Burk (President, Concord Music Group), John Chords, John Digweed, John Esposito (Chairman & CEO, Warner Music Nashville), John Hiatt, John Mayall, John Ondrasik (Five For Fighting), John Scofield, John Tibbs, Johnny Clegg, Jon Secada, Jonas Nachsin (President, Roadrunner Records), Jordan Feliz, Jordan Glickson (VP Music & Talent, Vevo), Joseph Burney (VP of A&R, RCA Inspiration Sony Music Entertainment), Josh Bailey (Sr. VP of A&R, Word Entertainment), Josh Turner, Joshua Redman, Joss Stone, Journey, Joy Williams (The Civil Wars), Julia Beyer (Director, ARC Music Productions International), Julian Casablancas (The Strokes), Justin Townes Earle, K'Naan, Kane Brown, Kari Jobe, Kaskade, Keb' Mo', Keith Naftaly (Executive VP of A&R, RCA Records), Keith Wozencroft (President, Capitol Music and Virgin Records UK), Kelly Clarkson, Kenny Garrett, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Kenny Weagly (Entertainment Executive), Kesha, Ketch Secor (Old Crow Medicine Show), Kevin Gates, Kevin Welk (Chief Creative, Vanguard/Sugar Hill Records), Kim Stephens (A&R, Capitol Records), Kim Walker-Smith, Kings of Leon, Krewella, KT Tunstall, Laura Pausini, Limelght, Lisa Ramsey Perkins (Sr. Director, A&R of Sony Nashville), London Grammar, Lorde, Loretta Lynn, Lori Teig (VP of Talent, VEVO ), Los Amigos Invisibles, Los Temerarios, Lucinda Williams, Luis Fonsi, Lukas Nelson, Macy Gray, Mandolin Orange, Marc Anthony, Margaret Cho (Comedian), Mariana Vega, Mario, Mark Foster (Foster the People), Mark Mitchell (Co-President, Parlophone Records), Marni Greenberg (Head of Music Communications, YouTube), Martie Maguire (Dixie Chicks and Court Yard Hounds), Martie Maguire (Dixie Chicks/Court Yard Hounds), Martin Russell James McNally (Afro Celt Sound System), Martina McBride, Massive Attack, Matt Maher, Matt Nathanson, Matt Thiessen (Relient K), Matthew Johnson (Co-Founder, Fat Possum Records), Matthew West, McCoy Tyner, Medeski Martin & Wood, Metro Boomin, Micah Tyler, Michael Gudinski (Founder, Mushroom Records), Michael McDonald (Co-Founder, ATO Records), Michael W. Smith, Mike Easterlin (Co-President, Elektra Music Group), Mike Flynn (Sr. VP of A&R, Capitol Records), Mike Smith (President, Virgin EMI Records), Mike Stern, Mitchell Cohen (Former VP A&R, Verve Music Group), Moby, Mona Scott-Young (Former Co-Owner/President, Violator Management), Monte Lipman (Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Republic Records ), Mose Allison, My Morning Jacket, Nas, Natalie Grant, Natalie Grant, Natasha Bedingfield, Nate Dern (News Editor, Funny Or Die News), Ne-Yo, Neil Finn (Crowded House), Nelly Furtado, Nero, Nervo, Newsboys, Nick Burgess (Co-President, Parlophone Records), Nick Thune (Comedian), Nicky Jam, Niko Moon, Nile Rodgers (Producer), Nir Seroussi (President, Sony Music Latin), Omar Grant (Co-President, Roc Nation Records Label), Omarion, Ornette Coleman, Oumou Sangaré, Ozzy Osbourne, P. Diddy, Parker Millsap, Parmalee, Pat Metheny, Patrick Moxey (Founder/Owner, Ultra Records), Paul Oakenfold, Paul Van Dyk, Paulina Rubio, Peter Asher (Former President, Sanctuary Artist Mgmt.), Peter Erskine, Peter Furler (Newsboys), Peter Gabriel, Peter Hook (New Order), Peter Weber (Co-Founder, Glitterbeat Records), Pez Winter, Phil Vassar, Pitbull, Portugal. The Man, R3HAB, Raine Maida (Our Lady Peace), Rakim (Eric B. & Rakim), Randy Frisch (Founder, LoveCat Music), Ray Benson (Asleep At The Wheel), Ray Davies (The Kinks), Ray Wylie Hubbard, Regina Spektor, Rex Rideout (VP of AR, Motown Records), Ric Arboit (President Nettwerk Music Group), Rich Goodman (President, Rip Tide Music Group), Richard Gottehrer (Founder & Chief Creative Officer, The Orchard), Rick Krim (Executive VP Talent and Music Programming of VH1), Rickie Lee Jones, Ricky Martin, Rihanna, Rob Thomas (Matchbox 20), Robben Ford, Robbie Williams, Robert Beeson (Founder, Essential Records ), Robert Earl Keen, Robert Randolph (Robert Randolph & The Family Band), Robert Smith (The Cure), Rodney Crowell, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Rose Noone (Former Sr. VP A&R, Epic Records), Rosie Lopez (President, Tommy Boy Entertainment), Russ, Ryan Bingham, Salif Keita, Sam Feldt, Samantha Jervey (Director A&R, Capitol Christian Music Group), Sandra Bernhard, Sara Evans, Sara Watkins, Sarah McLachlan, Sas Metcalfe (President, Global Creative, Kobalt Music), Sasha, Scott Kirkland (The Crystal Method), Sean Paul, Selena Gomez, Seymour Stein (Chairman/CEO of Sire Records), Shakey Graves, Shannon O'Neill (Artistic Director, Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre NY), Shawn Barron (VP of A&R, Motown), Simon Le Bon / Roger Taylor (Duran Duran), Sonny Rollins, Stacey Earle, Stanley Clarke, Steel Panther, Steve Greenberg (CEO, S-Curve Records), Steve Lillywhite (Producer (credits include U2, the Rolling Stones, Morrissey, Peter Gabriel and more) ), Steve Smith (VP A&R/Manager, Aware Records & A-Squared Management), Steve Vai, Steve Winwood, Steve Yegelwel (Senior Vice-President, Island Records), Sugaray Rayford, Sully Erna (Godsmack), Suzanne Vega, Sylvia Rhone (Chairwoman / CEO, Epic Records), T-Pain, Taj Mahal, Tanya Tucker, Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Ted Cockle (President, Virgin Records UK), Ted Nash, Tegan and Sara, Tenille Townes, Terence Blanchard, The Chainsmokers, The Donnas, The Mavericks, The Script, Timbaland, Toby Mac, Tom 'Grover' Biery (EVP, Recorded Music BMG), Tommy Chong, Toots Hibbert (Toots & The Maytals ), Tori Amos, Tracy Gershon (Sr. VP and Head of A&R, Warner/Chappell Music Nashville), Train, Trevor Daniel, Trevor Jerideau (VP of A&R, RCA Records), Trilok Gurtu, Trombone Shorty, Vanessa Carlton, Vassy, Vijay Iyer, Walker Hayes, Walter Trout, Wayne Shorter, Weird Al Yankovic, Wende Curtis (President/CEO, Comedy Works), Will McDonald (VP A&R, Elektra Music Group), Wynonna, Youssou N'Dour, Ziggy Marley, and more!

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