Industry Profile: Sandy Roberton
By Larry LeBlanc
This week In The Hot Seat with Larry LeBlanc: Sandy Roberton
If anyone was managing music producers, engineers and sound mixers before Sandy Roberton launched his company in 1979, there's no apparent record of it.
Or they only represented one or two clients.
Certainly, there's been few in the entertainment field more successful at overseeing the demand for music production talent than Roberton's Worlds End Producer Management.
The Los Angeles-based born Scot (an American citizen today) commands a towering presence in the field by handling over 60 music production clients including such leading names such as Larry Klein, the Matrix, Dave Sardy, Niko Bolas, Danny Kortchmar, Malcolm Burn, Gonzales, Nick Launay and Tim Palmer.
Additionally, Worlds End's production division includes such newbie acts as Mozella, Fiction, Teenage Bottlerocket and THEART.
In the '60s, Roberton was a London-based recording artist with Decca, Fontana and EMI. He went on to oversee the Arc and Jewel Music publishing catalogs in England, which handled all of the Chess Records artists.
In 1967, with brothers Mike and Richard Vernon, Roberton co-founded the prestigious Blue Horizon label, which released titles by Fleetwood Mac, Chicken Shack, Christine Perfect and other blues-related acts.
In 1970, he formed September Productions and began producing acts for the Charisma, B&C, Mooncrest and Pegasus labels. He subsequently operated his own Rockburgh Records label from 1978 to 1981.
By the time he stopped working as a producer in 1982, Roberton had produced 55 albums for such acts as Steeleye Span, Plainsong, Ian Matthews and John Martyn, all of whom he also managed.
Roberton set up Worlds End-named after an area near King's Road in Chelsea, London, where the company's office was first located-in 1979 and began handling several clients, including Phil Thornaley and Tim Palmer. He relocated to New York in 1987 and settled in Los Angeles in 1988.
Among the top-name producers Roberton has represented over the years have been Don Gehman, Steve Lillywhite, Gus Dudgeon, Terry Manning, Hugh Padgham, Don Was and Stephen Hague.
Roberton's touch has been most apparent with the Matrix-- Lauren Christy, Graham Edwards & Scott Spock. Each had each enjoyed limited success prior to working as a production team with Roberton.
Christy, who is married to Edwards, had recorded two albums as a solo artist for Mercury Records in the mid-90s (as Lauren Christy and Breed.) Edwards and Spock were a band called Dollshead that recorded for Refuge/MCA Records.
When the trio began working as a production/songwriting team, it was Roberton who suggested they come up with a name, because it was hard to constantly describe the three of them. So they were christened the Matrix.
Their career break came when Roberton hooked them up to collaborate with an unknown Canadian singer named Avril Lavigne who had been signed to Arista Records. However, Lavigne balked at the country-styled pop songs the Matrix presented at their first meeting. She didn't want to be Faith Hill; she wanted to be a rock singer. So overnight, they wrote her breakout hit "Complicated" as well as four other tracks on her 2002 multi-platinum debut album, "Let Go."
Under Roberton, the Matrix has continued to be one of the hottest production/songwriting teams in the music industry, working with Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Ricky Martin, Koran and David Bowie.
Your family moved to Tanganyika when you were 6; and you were later raised in Kenya. You came to London in 1962 to become a recording artist?
My parents emigrated to Africa following the war (World War II). I went to school in Tanganyika and Kenya and I played in school bands. The Forces' radio station (the British Forces Broadcasting Service) there had all of the best music. I left Kenya to get into the music business in London. I did a job during the day and played in bars and clubs at night.
The Beatles were just emerging in England then.
It was an exciting time. There was a different band coming out of Liverpool or out of Scotland each week. You couldn't keep up with them..
You were part of the duo Rick & Sandy (with Rick Tykiff) from 1963 to 1966 that recorded for Fontana and Decca.
When Dusty Springfield decided to do a solo career, the Springfields disbanded and (her brother) Tom Springfield decided to become a record producer and a songwriter. He did a deal with Fontana and produced us.
(Working with Tom) was great for us because we were just starting off. Dusty Springfield would have these amazing parties and Tom would invite us. Dusty was so huge then. She was friendly with the people at (British television series) "Ready Steady Go!" and she was in love with Motown. So any visiting Motown stars would be invited to Dusty's parties. We were at parties with Martha and the Vandellas and all of these people. We were star struck kids. It was incredible.
Then songwriter Les Reed got us a deal with Decca. We made two or three singles for Decca.
Do you recall the audition for Decca?
It was 2 o'clock in the afternoon and we came in to do a demo tape. The engineer was Gus Dudgeon and the tape operator was Roy Thomas-Baker. We took our guitars in and played. Later on, I managed Gus Dudgeon for a period of his life.
Did Rick & Sandy work a lot?
Our managers were television producers who knew everybody. So we got on every TV show (in Britain). We were on "Ready Steady Go!" with the Who (who did their debut on RSG on Dec. 31, 1965 performing "I Can't Explain.") We were on "Old Grey Whistle Test" three times. Usually with TV shows then, you'd have one run through (rehearsal). You sang live to a backing track. Some times you'd mime.
Why did Rick & Sandy breakup?
We were playing clubs up north all of the time and it got mind-numbing. It's fine doing shows but what do you do during the day before you go onstage?. You got so bored.
So when my partner decided to get out of the music business I said, "I'm not getting out. This is in my blood." So I did the solo record for EMI.
You covered Neil Diamond's first hit record "Solitary Man." How did that come about?
In those days it took so long to get records out (in the UK) that a smart A&R or publisher could go to America, grab a record, come back to England and cover it. If you got it out quickly, you would beat the (original) on the chart. We had three hours at Abbey Road to cut the A and the B side.
The Abbey Road Studios had a strict work code then.
The artist wasn't allowed in the control room. You could listen to the playback in the studio but they didn't want you in the control room. The (producer, engineer and tape operator) were sitting in there with suits and ties. If you were on a "cool session" you wer allowed to undo the top button and loosen your tie a bit. That was the "cool session."
British studios were then regarded as primitive by U.S. standards.
They never had 8-track. And (UK producers and engineers) really had to make it up as they went along. Geoff Emerick's book "Here, There and Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of The Beatles" in 2006) talks about how they had to come up with (different) sounds like taking the head off of the kick drum and stuffing the roadies' sweater inside to dull the sound and putting guitars through Leslie (speaker) cabinets. Editing two inch tape, you had to get it right or you'd hear the edit. Nowadays, anyone with a computer who can run ProTools can dial up any amp head (sound) they want.
[It was, for example, Abbey Road engineer Ken Townsend who invented the groundbreaking studio effect known as automatic double tracking (ADT).]
You got to know so many people touring and recording.
I got to know so many people. I applied for a job running Chess Records' publishing company Arc Music as well as Jewel Music operated by Gene and Harry Goodman, Benny Goodman's brothers. I ran both publishing companies in London. It was an incredible time.
[Regent Music Group, owned by Gene and Harry Goodman, set up a partnership deal in the '50s with Chess Records and its publishing wing, Arc Music. Through this arrangement, the Goodman brothers published the songs of Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, John Lee Hooker and many others. The brothers also acquired the catalog of Jewel Music which included such gems as "Moonlight Cocktail," "Sunrise Serenade," and "Flat Foot Floogie (with a Floy Floy)."]
Did you have any contact with Leonard or Phil Chess?
Yes, but Marshall Chess came into the picture [Marshall Chess, son of Leonard, became vice president of Chess in 1969, before the Chess brothers sold the label to General Recorded Tape (GRT) the same year for $6.5 million]. Marshall was the one trying to push newer sounds. He was very influential in getting Chess artists working with some of the European musicians.
Have you seen the film "Cadillac Records" yet?
It's not bad but because of people not giving (clearance) rights, like Bo Diddley and a few others, it is not as good as it could be. But the film caught the flavor of the times. For me, working that catalog was incredible. I got a lot of cuts. That was a learning situation for me because it was just me and an assistant. I basically did everything. I got covers. I went to the BBC and got the plays. I was hanging out with all of the (radio) producers.
My job was to go to Pye Records and get them to put out these (Chess) records on Pye International label. Chess was releasing a lot of records. Pye couldn't put everything out. We would discuss (with Chess) who we really wanted to release. Then I got over there and would try and get it released. My job was to try to get a local cover on it as well. I'd have Billy Stewart's "Sitting In The Park" released and then I'd get Georgie Fame through his agent and producer to record it. Georgie Fame had the hit of that song in the UK. He had a #1 with his version.
Weren't Gene and Harry Goodman often in London acquiring songs?
They would come to London and go around to every publishing company on Denmark Street (London's Tin Pan Alley) and they would buy songs. I would go to the meetings with them. They would listen to 10 songs and say, "We'd like to buy that one." They would do the deal on the spot. It was incredible.
You moved onto Blue Horizon in 1970.
I got friendly with Mike Vernon who was then was a staff producer at Decca. If you look at John Mayall's "Blues' Breakers With Eric Clapton" album (in 1966) I think we had six or seven of the cuts on that album. That's when I got a great friendship going with Mike. He and his brother Richard were blues fanatics and they had been running a little side label from home called Purdah Records. Mike decided to leave Decca and started another label. He asked me if I would leave Jewel and Arc and come with them, set up the publishing companies and be a partner in the label. He had distribution with CBS.
And that was the Blue Horizon label.
Yes, that was Blue Horizon.
The label immediately had success with Fleetwood Mac and Chicken Shack.
Peter Green, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac had been playing with John Mayall.
Christine Perfect was then with Chicken Shack. They had a hit single on Blue Horizon with a cover of Etta James' "I'd Rather Go Blind."
Christine Perfect was dating John McVie, (whom she later married). She was then a window dresser for a store on Oxford Street. She played piano and started Chicken Shack with Stan Webb.
Blue Horizon tapped into a moment in time when a blues boom developed in the U.K.
It was unbelievable. Every pub had a room with a blues band playing. Mike picked up some B.B. King records from Modern Records. I set up the publishing companies and I signed acts like Savoy Brown, East of Eden and "Duster" Bennett. Then I caught the bug of wanting to produce.
Didn't Sire Productions buy into Blue Horizon?
Seymour Stein and Richard Gottehrer had started Sire Productions (later renamed Sire Records) in 1966. They came over and we went to a festival together. Then they bought into Blue Horizon. We were running the label with very little money and they needed repertoire. Seymour was smart by coming to the U.K and picking things up from there.
How did Blue Horizon come to lose its biggest act Fleetwood Mac after three successful albums and their final album "Albatross" on the label reaching #1 in 1968?
It was one of those weird things. Today, (recording) contracts are structured that if (the label doesn't') doesn't pick up a band's option, the band has to put the label on notice. The label then has 30 days to rectify (picking up the option). In those days, they didn't do that (because the rectify clause wasn't in contracts). We were so busy promoting this band and I think the band's manager was counting the seconds after the moment we failed to pick up the option.
You started producing in 1970?
Chris Blackwell told me that if I wanted to produce I should do some projects for Island Records. He said, "Find an act and bring it to me." I found the Ian Anderson Country Blues Band. Ian was a great slide guitarist. We made a record and Chris put it into the release schedule,. Then he struck a deal with Chris Wright and Terry Ellis (at Chrysalis Records) for Jethro Tull. Their lead singer, of course, was (another) Ian Anderson.
Chris phoned me up and said, "I can't take your Ian Anderson Country Blues Band album because of this deal I've done with Chrysalis." He was friendly with United Artists which had put out Spencer Davis and Traffic. So he and I went to see Martin Davis (then managing director of United Artists Records UK). Chris said, "I'd like you to put this record out." Martin said, "Okay, Chris." And the deal was done. [Martin later became chairman of Island Records & Music Publishing,]
Then I did Steeleye Span's "Please To See The King" album (1971) for B&C and it really started blowing up. So I left Blue Horizon and started a production company. I took the risk that a lot of producers do now. I signed bands for the production company, paid all of the costs and then prayed.
You signed Steeleye Span with B&C and then with Chrysalis.
The beauty of doing the deal with B&C was that I would find acts, make the records and they would put them out. They were like distributors. Lee Gopthal had been in partnership with Chris Blackwell on Trojan Records (the partnership ended in 1972). Then Gopthal wanted to get a label that wasn't just reggae. He started B&C Records which was a dreadful name. It stood for "beat" and "commercial." Then he funded Charisma Records.
You had your own label Roxburgh with Ian Matthews and others.
B&C went down. (The new owners) bought me out of my producers' royalty. I walked away because I wasn't sure I'd ever get royalties out of these people without fighting for it.
Besides producing you were also managing artists?
I managed Steeleye Span, Plainsong, Decameron and John Martyn.
John Martyn recently died. Was he tough to deal with? His reputation is pretty fierce.
John is one of my favorite artists. All of his demons made him sort of difficult to work with. Being brought up in Glasgow with his dad who was an alcoholic and he was on the road very young. He started drinking a lot and then doing drugs. It was a way of life for him. I got so sick of dealing with all of his personal problems. Like a lot of people, John spent more than he earned. He was always in trouble with his bank manager. I would have to deal with all of this stuff. I loved his music but I didn't want to deal with all of his other demons.
Phil Thornaley was the engineer on John Martyn's "Well Kept Secret" album that you produced in 1982. Didn't working with Phil lead you to become a producer manager?
If it wasn't for Phil and (bassist) Alan Thomson, I don't know how we would have made that record. It's not one of John's best but it sold the most because it was more commercial. He was quite sick then.
Phil was the conduit to me deciding to manage producers. During that session I turned to Phil and asked him what was he doing next. He said he didn't' have any work. I thought, "Hold on there's a business here." So I started managing producers.
As a producer I made 55 albums back-to back.
You also began working with Tim Palmer early on. He's still with you as well.
I've managed Tim Palmer for 26 years. He is a classic example of why you should always listen and keep an open door. I knew Tim when he was the tape operator at a studio. He was living in a studio apartment and at night he was creeping back into the studio and recording B-sides with various bands. He cut this track with this band and he sent it to me and it was fantastic. I said, "Let me manage you." The track ["Take Another View"] became the B-side to Kajagoogoo's "Too Shy." Tim has just started producing the new Goo Goo Dolls album.
Nobody was doing producer management when you started?
I think I invented producer management. I really do. There were people who might have represented one or two producers.
Why did you decide to come to America to work in 1997?
With Roland TR-808 drum machines coming in (in the '80s) and London Records (UK) putting out these cool records made in bedrooms, I thought "If the bands can make the records themselves, this is the end."
On a trip to America, I was astounded by how many projects there were and how many people didn't know about having a producer manager. At MCA in New York, I met the A&R crew and they said, "You mean we can contact all these (producers and engineers) through you?"
You came to NY first.
I was there a year. Then I started taking on a lot of clients living in LA. There's a three hour time difference, of course and they'd be phoning me at midnight. So I thought, "This is not going to work." So I moved. I have been in the office I am in now for 20 years.
You have worked with the Matrix (Lauren Christy, Graham Edwards and Scott Spock) for years.
I started managing them in 1999.
How did the Matrix get together with Avril Lavigne to co-write and produce five songs on her 2002 multi-platinum debut album, "Let Go?"
Avril Lavigne is a wonderful singer. She also has a lot of personality. When she put her vocals on those tracks, it was just fantastic. Those were lucky sessions. It helped the Matrix' career explode and it certainly started her career off.
Today, you handle more than producers, engineers and mixers. You have a label, a film and TV division and the company is working with bands and songwriters.
Andrew Harper and Gabe Deluc, who run our artist management division, are young guys full of enthusiasm. They are very knowledge about bands. Currently, they are signing baby bands. So far, we are working with Mozella, Fiction, Teenage Bottlerocket and THEART
We are doing very well licensing (music). Colin Chambers runs the department and Kevin Krump is his number two. Colin has started to do some music supervision on some movies as well.
You daughter Nikki has the label IAMSOUND Records that is starting to make some media noise. Its roster includes Little Boots, Florence and the Machine, Telepathe and the Black Ghosts.
It is all kicking off for her. She just signed the Suckers. I am behind the scenes helping on the business side. She's also got Sunny Day Sets Fire from London.
Why are you doing all of these different things?
The producer business has changed drastically. Record companies don't have the (big) budgets anymore. It is harder for producers to try and make a living. Certainly producers that don't have a studio facility of their own are finding it very hard. And there are less projects too. So it is not like a producer has a lot of great choices anymore. If a project is right, you have to go for it.
Producers spend so much time in the studio that they usually don't know what's going on in the marketplace.
That's where I come in. I keep up to date. I listen to so much music. I buy every music magazine I can think of. There's also a meeting here every Monday morning in my office with everybody in the company. We go through every clients' (file) and talk about projects. If there's a project that someone heard about, we try to get it for our clients.
How involved are your clients in decision making?
A producer like Dave Sardy takes advice well and he gives me advice on music. We collectively make decisions. The same with Nick Launay. After he recorded that Semisonic record, ["Feeling Strangely Fine" (1998)] he could have done every pop rock band around but he was very careful with what he did. Now, in that indie rock world, he's doing so well. He's got some very cool credits. He's done Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Maximum Park and he's about to do the Cribs. He's very happy because he likes to listen to the music he makes. A lot of producers produce for the dollar, but they don't go home at night and listen to those albums they work on.
Like artists, producers are receiving reduced royalty payments today with digital selling mostly single tracks.
In Britain, producers are also finding it hard because the producer is charged a (proportionate) share of advertising (of the release) on television. Advertising comes out of the artists' share and they then charge the producer with a proportion of it. There are producers and bands who have had a hit but didn't get much money because all of the television (advertising) money was charged back.
On top of producer advances being lower in recent years, sales-from which they benefit from--are decreasing as well.
But I do feel positive because of what is happening now. It's an exciting time for a producer who may want to develop acts and release them himself. There's no cost in putting (music) out digitally. So if a producer, who has a (home) studio, finds an act he can sign them, record them and he can digitally release that record and get the lion's share of digital (revenue). This is the way producers have to think now.
Perhaps, producers should share in other revenue streams if the band can't afford to pay a proper advance or fee.
I think it's in the band's interest to cut the producer in as a participant in other areas, if they don't have the funds (for a fee). Sales figures are down. If a producer makes great music with a band and then they go off and make money on the road from playing live and selling T-shirts and the producer doesn't (participate in these revenue streams), I don't think that's balanced.
Within a band, there's usually a player that's not great. But he's getting an equal share so why shouldn't a producer who is really bringing something to the table? Some producers help write songs or suggest riffs. They bring so much to the table. The band should be smart and say, "Listen we 're going to bring the producer in and we're going to make him a partner."
Everybody, including labels, publishers and managers, are now competing for a piece of that ancillary income.
Record companies should be smart and (make) contracts with a lot of the producers. When I started in the business, every A&R man was a producer. I think that thought is going through Sony Music Entertainment with the hiring of Amanda Ghost, who is a writer/producer, to run Epic. And (producer) Rick Rubin came in at Columbia (as co-head). Maybe having creative people signing and developing of bands is a trend.
Sandy Roberton can be reached at: email@example.com
Larry LeBlanc is widely recognized as one of the leading music industry journalists in the world. Before joining CelebrityAccess in 2008, Larry was the Canadian bureau chief of Billboard from 1991-2007 and Canadian editor of Record World from 1970-89. He was also a co-founder of the late Canadian music trade, The Record. He has been quoted on music industry issues in hundreds of publications including Time, Forbes, the London Times and the New York Times.
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Val Denn, Val Denn Agency 03/06/14
Robert DePugh, Alligator Records 07/29/05
Tom Derr, Rock Ridge Music 10/29/04
Paul Dexter, Masterworks Lighting Design and Road Cases 12/10/04
Marty Diamond, Paradigm 01/22/10
Glenn Dicker, Redeye Distribution/Yep Roc Records 07/07/06
Barry Dickins, International Talent Booking Agency 06/06/13
Jim Digby, Event Safety Alliance 09/01/16
Mark Dinerstein, The Knitting Factory 11/17/06
Neill Dixon, Canadian Music Week 03/03/16
Thomas Dolby, Musician, academic, technologist, and author 11/09/16
Jasper Donat, Music Matters 2009/Branded 04/24/09
Jim Donio, National Association of Recording Merchandisers 04/22/11
Marc Dottore, M. Dottore Management 04/11/03
Tim Drake, The Roots Agency 12/12/08
Mike Dreese, Newbury Comics 11/23/11
Charles Driebe, Blind Ambition Management Ltd. 09/22/06
Jeremy Driesen, Ray Bloch Productions 09/07/01
Michael Drumm, Music Link Productions 07/18/08
Angie Dunn, Lucky Artist Booking 10/13/06
Jay Durgan, MEDIAmobz 11/09/11
Erik Dyce, City and County of Denver's Division of Theatres & Arenas 08/02/02
Erik Dyce, City and County of Denver’s Division of Theatres and Arenas 08/23/10
Paolo d’Alessandro, International Solutions 06/25/14
Ros Earls, 140dB Management 02/19/14
Art Edelstein, Festival Productions 12/01/02
Bruce Eisenberg, Audio Analysts 08/31/01
Martin Elbourne, The Glastonbury Festival 12/18/09
Michael Elder, Red Entertainment 03/17/06
Tod Elmore, Sixthman 11/24/06
Paul Emery, Clear Channel Entertainment 11/19/04
Arty Erk, Citrin Cooperman 04/27/16
Joe Escalante, Kung Fu Records 07/08/05
Colin Escott, Music Historian/Journalist 07/18/11
Ritch Esra, The Music Business Registry 09/27/02
Ritch Esra, The Music Business Registry 04/24/12
Mike Esterman, Esterman Entertainment 09/01/06
Jeff Eyrich, BePop Records 11/25/05
Bob Ezrin, Bigger Picture Group 05/24/09
Lisa Fancher, Frontier Records 08/09/10
Rick Farman, Superfly Productions 10/15/04
Ray Farrell, eMusic 06/09/06
Sam Feldman, S.L. Feldman & Associates 10/25/02
Bob Feldman, Red House Records 11/24/02
Charlie Feldman, BMI 08/26/05
Paul Fenn, Asgard Promotions 11/22/09
Debra "Fergy" Ferguson, TourDesign 08/01/03
Pete Fisher, Grand Ole Opry 09/11/09
David Fishof, David Fishof Presents 01/08/01
David Fishof, Rock 'N Roll Fantasy 10/05/08
David Fishof, Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy Camp 02/28/12
Mike Flanagin, New England Country Music Festival 09/12/08
Joel Flatow, RIAA 12/13/11
Jim Fleming, Fleming Artists 03/20/10
Joe Fletcher, Joe Fletcher Presents 01/12/06
Jeff Fluhr, StubHub 10/06/06
Nancy Fly, The Nancy Fly Agency 04/02/04
Arthur Fogel, Live Nation 08/09/09
Martin Folkman, Independent Music Awards & Music Resource Group 08/11/06
Belle Forino, Fantasma Tours 03/18/05
Fletcher Foster, Universal Records South 07/31/09
Sam Foxman, Contemporary Productions 01/06/06
Todd Frank, 4Star Entertainment, LLC 01/24/03
Bob Frank, Koch Entertainment 01/09/09
Larry Frank, Frank Productions 01/17/11
Mike Fraser, Record Producer/Engineer 10/11/08
Carl Freed, Metropolitan Entertainment 06/22/01
Elizabeth Freund, Beautiful Day Media & Management 01/26/07
Harlan Frey, Roadrunner Records 07/11/03
Adam Friedman, Nederlander Concerts 06/22/07
Ted Gardner, Larrikin Management 04/25/03
Daniel Gélinas, Festival d’été de Québec 05/23/13
Marci Geller, Sonic Underground 08/15/08
Chris Gero, Yamaha Entertainment Group 10/26/16
Steve Gerstman, SGS 07/19/02
Sandra Gibson, The Association of Performing Arts Presenters 01/09/04
Sandra L. Gibson, Association of Performing Arts Presenters 01/16/09
Steve Gietka, Trump Properties 07/30/01
Steve Gietka, SMG Entertainment 03/19/14
Darren Gilmore, Watchdog Management 03/17/16
Daniel Glass, Glassnote Entertainment Group 10/16/14
Jake Gold, The Management Trust 04/13/01
Neil Goldberg, Cirque Productions 09/07/07
Harris Goldberg, Concert Ideas 06/27/11
Neil Goldberg, Cirque Productions 04/16/14
Martin Goldschmidt, Cooking Vinyl Group 09/29/16
Harvey Goldsmith, Harvey Goldsmith Productions 06/28/10
Michael Goldstein, RockPoP Gallery 11/09/07
Seth Goldstein, Turntable.fm 09/20/11
Anna Paula Goncalves, CEO Global Brand Appeal 08/20/14
Arnie Goodman, Blue Storm Music 11/15/02
Wesley Goodman, Red Entertainment 09/16/05
Richard Goodstone, Superfly Productions 01/27/06
Christie Goodwin, Photographer 03/18/15
Rob Gordon, What Are Records? LTD 02/01/02
Steve Gordon, Entertainment Attorney 08/06/04
Yoav Goren, Immediate Music & Imperativa Records 06/10/14
Mike Gormley, L.A. Personal Development 11/10/06
Jonathan Gosselin, Gosselin Marketing & Promotions 07/02/04
Richard Gottehrer, The Orchard 04/10/09
Sean Goulding, The Agency Group London 09/12/12
Jerimaya Grabher, RPM Direct 09/26/03
Mary Granata, The Granata Agency 09/06/10
Kelly Graves, Providence Performing Arts Center/Professional Facilities Management 01/20/02
Stan Green, Stanley A. Green Lighting and Productions 12/12/03
Mark Green, Celebrity Talent Agency Inc. / Bergen Performing Arts Center 08/12/05
Jeffrey Green, Americana Music Association 03/10/06
Paul Green, The School of Rock 07/06/08
Benjy Grinberg, Rostrum Records 12/06/11
Brent Grulke, SXSW 03/06/09
Michael Gudinski, The Mushroom Group 10/29/15
Phil Guiliano, CIE USA Entertainment Inc. & OCESA PRESENTS Inc. 03/25/05
Steve Gumble, SBG Productions 06/16/06
Greg Hagglund, Vivelo! 05/07/04
Rodney Hall, FAME Music Group 11/06/09
Rob Hallett, Robomagic 02/05/15
Craig Hankenson, Producers, Inc 02/23/06
Kerry Hansen, Wynonna Incorporated 10/03/03
Eric Hanson, Ted Kurland Associates 12/20/02
Eric Hanson, Tree Lawn Artists 03/23/07
Rusty Harmon, MTM Music Management 12/06/07
Ali Harnell, Clear Channel Entertainment Nashville 08/15/03
Bob Harris, 02/06/09
Evan Harrison, Huka Entertainment 12/08/16
David Hart, The Agency Group 02/20/04
Laura Hassler, Musicians without Borders 12/02/15
Abe Hathot, Musician, composer, and music producer. 12/21/16
Steve Hecht, Piedmont Talent 08/29/12
Travis Hellyer, Mezzanine 09/02/05
Janie Hendrix, Experience Hendrix 02/01/10
Nona Hendryx, Rhythmbank Entertainment 06/02/06
Dan Herrington, Dualtone Records 07/25/03
Sara Hickman, Sleeveless/Stingray 06/30/06
Dan Hirsch, On Board Entertainment 04/04/03
Nick Hobbs, Charmenko 12/14/01
Carel Hoffman, Hilltop Live/Oppikoppi Productions 11/07/12
Ian Hogarth, Songkick 08/09/11
Gene Hollister, Rose Presents 04/08/01
Rusty Hooker, Rock Steady Management Agency 02/16/01
Jake Hooker, Hook Entertainment 05/10/02
Martin Hopewell, Primary Talent International 04/19/02
Tom Hoppa, TKO Booking Agency 09/29/06
Bobbie Horowitz, Times Square Group 01/04/02
Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages 11/01/11
Bruce Houghton, Skyline Music 10/27/00
Bruce Houghton, Skyline Music 01/22/14
Andi Howard, Peak Records and Andi Howard Entertainment 09/02/03
Barbara Hubbard, ACTS 09/12/03
Laurent Hubert, BMG US 11/12/15
Seth Hurwitz, I.M.P. 04/20/09
Ariel Hyatt, Author, and founder of Cyber PR 11/23/16
Mark Hyman, Ashley Talent International 11/09/01
Brett Hyman, Category 5 Entertainment 07/23/04
Bruce Iglauer, Alligator Records 08/17/01
Bruce Iglauer, Alligator Records 05/28/14
Doug Isaac, Super Bowl Concert Series Producer (EXI) 08/24/01
David Israelite, National Music Publishers' Association 11/29/08
Tom Jackson, Tom Jackson Productions 02/06/13
Jay Jacobs, Parc Landon 09/21/07
Larry Jacobson, World Audience 09/17/04
Audra Jaeger, The Management Trust 05/09/03
Ralph James, The Agency Group 01/31/11
Jeffrey Jampol, Jampol Artist Management 07/18/12
Jean Michel Jarre, International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) 06/19/13
Michael Jaworek, The Birchmere 05/08/09
Peter Jesperson, New West Records 11/03/06
John Jeter, The Handlebar 08/15/12
Mike Johnson, Groundrush Media 02/17/06
Andrea Johnson, ICM Partners 11/02/17
Mike Gormley & Jolene Pellant, Yes, Dear Entertainment 04/23/10
Susan Joseph, Justice Entertainment Group 02/21/11
Darren Julien, Julien's Auctions 10/25/10
Henry Juszkiewicz, Gibson Guitars 09/28/10
Justin Kalifowitz, Downtown Publishing 04/20/17
Leonard Kalikow, Music Business Reference, Inc. 06/26/08
Craig Kallman, Atlantic Records 03/20/09
Steve Kane, Warner Music Canada 02/09/17
Danny Kapilian, Independent Producer 07/12/02
Mike Kappus, The Rosebud Agency 10/26/09
Andy Kaufman, Birdland 05/17/02
Wendy Kay, Mars Talent Agency 03/09/01
Lucas Keller, The Collective 03/22/11
Marty Kern, Clemson University 07/07/01
Carlos Keyes, Red Entertainment 10/08/04
Golnar Khosrowshahi, Reservoir Media Management 10/24/12
Martin Kierszenbaum, Interscope/Cherrytree Records 09/06/09
Barney Kilpatrick, Rattlesby Records 10/28/05
John Kinsner, The Walnut Room 03/28/08
Doug Kirby, LiveTourArtists 10/24/03
Steve Kirsner, Compaq Center 06/29/01
JoAnne Klabin, Sweet Relief 03/21/03
Andrew Klein, Revolution Marketing 11/05/04
Larry Klein, Producer, bassist, songwriter 03/13/12
Jack Kleinsinger, Highlights in Jazz 04/25/08
Ann Kline, Casa Kline 09/04/14
Brian Knaff, Talent Buyers Network 09/29/01
Kymberlee Knight, IEBA 11/16/00
Mike Kociela, 360 Productions 05/30/08
Stefan Kohlmeyer, Bach Technology 02/08/10
Lily Kohn, Microsoft Corporation 02/14/11
Tim Kolleth, Alligator Records 01/25/08
Al Kooper, Musician/songwriter/producer/author 02/06/14
Mitchell Koulouris, Digital Musicworks International, Inc. 02/11/05
Mark Krantz, John Schreiber Group 06/15/01
Jeff Krasno, Velour Music Group 11/19/07
Jeffrey Kruger, The Kruger Organisation 01/25/02
Harvey Kubernik, Author/historian/music journalist 08/20/15
Ted Kurland, Ted Kurland Associates 01/15/01
Jordan Kurland, Zeitgeist Artist Management 08/23/11
Carianne Laguna, Blackheart Records 03/07/08
Brady Lahr, Kufala Recordings 04/30/04
Ernie Lake, EL Records 01/19/07
Roks Lam, Wolfman Jack Entertainment 12/17/04
Anni Lam, Parc Landon 06/29/07
Gary Lane, CenterLane Attractions 10/14/05
Tom LaPenna, Lucky Man Productions 09/10/04
Camilo Lara, EMI Music Mexico/MIS 08/10/07
Gary Lashinsky, Lipizzaner Tours 05/13/05
Gregg Latterman, Aware Records 12/13/02
Tony Laurenson, Eat to the Beat 02/27/04
Emily Lazar, The Lodge 10/15/15
Bill Leabody, Leabody Systems 06/10/05
Peter Leak, 24-7 Worldwide Management 03/28/12
Steve Leeds, SR. VP/Promotion/Rock Formats at Virgin Records 07/26/02
Elliot Lefko, Goldenvoice 09/21/17
Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter 11/14/08
Carl Leighton-Pope, Leighton-Pope Organisation 07/05/09
Steve Lemon, Live 4 Live, Inc. 12/06/02
Randy Lennox, Universal Music Canada 06/24/15
Simma Levine, Disson Furst and Partners 11/10/00
Andy Levine, Sixthman 06/08/07
Rich Levy, Clear Channel Entertainment Properties 06/25/04
Eddie Levy, Chelsea Music Publishing 07/24/14
Myles Lewis, Denise Rich Songs 12/20/10
Adam Lewis, Planetary Group 01/20/16
Terry Lickona, Austin City Limits 03/14/11
Justine Liddelow, Stage and Screen Travel Services 08/31/11
Jim Lidestri, Border City Media 09/03/15
Larry Lieberman, 4EverWild 03/28/03
Eric Lilavois, Crown City Studios, and London Bridge Studio 12/10/14
Miriam Linna, Norton Records 05/18/17
Marc Lipkin, Alligator Records 03/05/05
Tommy LiPuma (Part 1), Verve Records 11/08/10
Tommy LiPuma (Part 2), Verve Records 11/15/10
Alexander Ljung, SoundCloud 10/04/10
Andy Lo Russo, The Singing Chef 12/16/05
Phil Lobel, Lobeline Communications 08/13/04
Paul Lohr, New Frontier Touring 01/21/05
Paul Lohr, New Frontier Touring 05/17/10
Julie Lokin, New Audiences 03/23/01
Dave Lory, Artemis Records 03/30/02
Max Loubiere, Tour Director 04/11/12
Mark Lourie, Skyline Music 03/08/02
Dave Lucas, Live-360 04/28/06
Joe Lucchese, EventJoe 02/23/07
Kevin Lyman, 4 fini 03/30/01
Kevin Lyman, Vans Warped Tour 05/23/12
Bubba Mac, 09/14/07
David Macias, Emergent Music Marketing 06/17/05
Kristen Madsen, Grammy Foundation and MusiCares 11/22/10
Larry Magid, Larry Magid Entertainment 05/04/10
Peter Malkin, PM Management 02/07/03
Toby Mamis, Alive Enterprises 02/12/01
Billy Mann, Green & Bloom | Topl1ne, Manncom 09/18/14
Tasea Margeolas, Multi Entertainment 06/23/06
Tony Margherita, dBpm Records 09/06/11
Bob Roux & Mark Campana, Live Nation 12/20/11
Lee Marshall, Magic Arts & Entertainment 09/13/02
Zach Martin, Radio Producer at New York's WAXQ-FM 08/30/02
Mario Martin, Gorgeous PR 04/27/07
Molly Martinez, Ticket Summit 2008 05/23/08
Paul Mascioli, Mascioli Entertainment 01/14/05
Michael Maska, Big Hassle 01/28/05
Ted Mason, Mi-5 Recordings 11/16/01
Steve Masur, Masur & Associates, LLC 11/21/03
Pam Matthews, The Ryman Auditorium 04/08/05
Terry McBride, Nettwerk Music Group 03/01/10
Michael McCarty, ole 06/20/11
Jim McDonald, McDonald Group 12/19/03
Virginia McEnerney, HeadCount 11/26/07
Doc McGhee, McGhee Entertainment 06/14/10
Camilla McGuinn, Tour Manager 08/24/07
Andy McLean, North By Northeast (NXNE) 04/01/05
Dennis McNally, Grateful Dead historian/publicist 09/06/02
Garry McQuinn, Back Row Productions 06/14/11
Ruthann McTyre, The Rita Benton Music Library; and president of the Music Library Association 08/31/10
Dick McVey, Musician's Referral Service 10/27/07
Katherine McVicker, Music Works International 01/08/15
John Meglen, Concerts West/AEG Live 02/21/13
Mark Meharry, Music Glue 05/28/15
Jorge Mejia, Sony/ATV Music Publishing 09/17/15
Dan Melnick, Festival Productions, Inc. 02/22/02
André Ménard, Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 06/12/09
Bob Merlis, Merlis For Hire/Memphis International Records 01/16/04
Doug Merrick, Cumberland Talent Agency and Merrick Music Group 07/21/06
Louis Messina, The Messina Group 10/22/04
Louis Messina, The Messina Group/AEG Live 07/17/09
Louis Jay Meyers, North American Folk Music and Dance Alliance 03/30/07
Louis Jay Meyers, Folk Alliance International 01/23/09
Todd Miller, House Of Blues - New Orleans 11/14/03
Jeff Miller, Fantasma Productions 03/16/07
Ben Miller, Rock Ridge Music 11/02/07
J. B. Miller, Empire Entertainment 08/22/08
Richard Mills, S.L. Feldman 11/02/09
Marty Monson, Barbershop Harmony Society 07/07/16
Linda Moran, Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) 04/05/09
Jesse Morreale, Nobody In Particular Presents (NIPP) 09/20/02
Chuck Morris, Live Rocky Mountains 09/28/09
Mo Morrison, Independent production 05/24/02
Kevin Morrow, Steel Wool Entertainment 01/25/17
Nick Moss, Blue Bella Records 11/30/07
Jim Musselman, Appleseed Recordings 04/14/06
Natalia Nastaskin, United Talent Agency 04/13/16
Marc Nathan, Flagship Records 07/01/05
David Neilon, Rising Star Promotions 11/30/01
Don Neuen, Star Coaches Inc. 10/10/12
Dennis Newhall, DIG Music 10/07/05
John Nittolo, John Nittolo Productions 04/13/07
Ian Noble, Metropolitan Talent 05/23/03
Fabricio Nobre, A Construtora Música e Cultura 05/04/17
Josh Norek, JN Media, LLC 07/05/02
David Norman, Tour Manager 04/20/07
Mimi Northcott, Canadian Recording Services (CRS) 04/11/08
Bill Nowlin, Rounder Records 01/05/07
John Nugent, NY JAM Inc. 11/08/02
Andy Nulman, Just For Laughs 11/20/13
Sal Nunziato, NYCD 06/01/01
Bob O'Neal, Ryman Auditorium 06/28/02
Andrea Orbeck, Prehab Health and Fitness 03/15/10
Heather Orser, Toad's Place 01/29/01
Janet Oseroff, MultiMediaProperties 11/18/05
Marc Ostrow, Boosey & Hawkes 12/05/08
Riley O’Connor, Live Nation Canada 07/24/09
Jeremy Palmer, Buddy Lee Attractions 11/02/01
John Palmer, Megawave Records 08/31/07
Panos Panay, Sonicbids 12/23/05
Julien Paquin, Paquin Artists Agency 04/30/14
Graham Parker, WQXR-FM 11/26/14
Crispin Parry, British Underground 02/24/08
Donald Passman, Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown 04/09/10
Donald S. Passman, Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown 01/06/16
Bruce Patron, Overland Entertainment 07/28/06
Alexandra Patsavas, Chop Shop Music 09/27/11
Cheryl Pawelski, Omnivore Entertainment Group 09/26/13
Kerry Peace, Alligator Records 08/18/06
Eric Peltoniemi, Red House Records 12/14/09
Scott Perry, Sperry Media 03/11/05
Lawrence Peryer, Jr., 23 Omnimedia 11/07/08
John Peters, MassConcerts 06/07/11
Holger Petersen, Stony Plain Records 04/15/05
Jon Phillips, Silverback Professional Artist Mgmt/Controlled Substance Sound 08/29/08
Dave Pichilingi, Sound City 03/30/16
Vince Pileggi, Music Inc./Music Inc. Sounds 12/01/06
Eric Pirritt, Endit! Presents / The Fox Theatre 10/17/03
Neil Portnow, The Recording Academy 02/08/11
Louis Posen, Hopeless Records 04/04/11
Stephen Posen, Estate of Glenn Gould 01/23/13
Nadia Prescher, Madison House 06/20/03
Jeff Price, TuneCore 02/28/11
Tom Principato, Powerhouse Records 02/01/08
Roger Probert, Core Records 12/08/06
John "Grinder" Procaccini, JP Squared (JP2) 01/17/03
Mark Pucci, Independent Music Publicist 09/09/05
David Pullman, The Pullman Group 11/03/00
Rod Quinton, Saigon Sound System 04/18/11
Dolphus Ramseur, Ramseur Records 10/19/07
Jack Randall, Ted Kurland Associates 04/05/02
Jack Randall, The Kurland Agency 03/08/17
Debra Rathwell, AEG Live 05/03/13
Jeff Ravitz, Visual Terrain 02/08/08
Paul Reed, Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) 06/14/17
Rich Rees, M.P.I. Talent Agency 09/19/08
John Reese, Freeze Artist Management 08/01/08
Bill Reeves, WRIII, Inc. 10/20/06
Stephen Rehage, Rehage Entertainment 07/30/04
Lisa Reiss, Pearl Productions 08/17/07
Salaam Remi, Composer, producer, musician and label executive. 01/08/14
David Renzer, Universal Music Publishing Group 08/23/09
Alison Richard, Universal Orlando Resort 05/06/05
Kelli Richards, The All Access Group 02/07/12
Gary Richards, HARD Events 08/29/13
Sam Righi, Waterfront Entertainment Group 05/30/03
Jon Rinaldo, Joker Productions 01/02/04
Geary Rindels, Geary Rindels Enterprises, Inc. 12/05/03
Doreen Ringer Ross, BMI 01/18/08
Lisette Rioux, Island Def Jam Music Group 05/16/03
Dave Roberge, Everfine Records & Everfine Artist Management 12/03/04
Sandy Roberton, Worlds End Producer Management 02/20/09
Ty Roberts, Gracenote 01/31/12
Bill Rogers, BRE Presents 07/13/07
Ian Rogers, Topspin Media 06/01/10
Benji Rogers, PledgeMusic 12/19/13
Dave Rose, Deep South Entertainment 09/15/06
Eric Rosen, Ronald S. Bienstock & Associates 05/25/01
Stuart Ross, The Ross Group 02/23/01
David Ross, President IAAM; Director, Show Me Center 09/23/05
Jack Ross, APA Canada 09/07/17
Bobby Rossi, Ruth Eckerd Hall 02/28/03
Michael Rothschild, Landslide Records 04/29/05
Robert Rowland, Red Entertainment 06/13/08
Bill Royston, Mt. Hood Jazz Festival 03/07/03
John Rudolph, Bug Music 05/24/10
Elizabeth Rush, E.R.A. / Elizabeth Rush Agency 08/20/04
Aran Rush, Expo and Foro Imperial 02/16/07
Maurice Russell, Harry Fox Agency 10/21/05
Barron Ruth, Skyline Music 02/14/03
Andrea Sabata, Skyline Music 01/07/05
Numa Saisselin, Count Basie Theatre, Inc. 02/04/05
Ron Sakamoto, Gold & Gold Productions 01/16/10
David Salidor, dis Company 07/20/07
Shaw Saltzberg, S. L. Feldman and Associates 06/21/10
Bruce Allen & Sam Feldman, A&F Music 12/19/08
Mark Samuels, Basin Street Records 06/11/04
Jacqueline Saturn, Harvest Records 01/21/15
Tamara Saviano, American Roots Publishing 07/22/05
Tamara Saviano, Author, journalist, and producer 08/18/16
Michael Scafuto, Mountain High Entertainment 12/07/01
Steve Schankman, Contemporary Productions 12/21/01
Steve Scharf, Carlin America 10/11/02
John Scher, Metropolitan Talent 11/21/08
Al Schmitt, Producer/Engineer 02/13/10
Bobby Schneider, Tour Coordinator, Third Eye Blind 01/31/03
Jake Schneider, Madison House 04/02/14
Steven Schnur, EA Music Group 07/03/13
Elaine Schock, Shock Ink 02/19/10
Stacy Schott, Mad Booking and Events 08/22/03
Daylle Schwartz, Revenge Productions 08/19/05
Dean Sciarra, ItsAboutMusic.com 11/26/04
Joel Selvin, Author and Journalist 08/07/14
Jay Sendyk, Sendyk, Leonard & Company, Inc. 05/03/02
Peter Shapiro, Ideal Entertainment 04/16/04
Peter Shapiro, Dayglo Ventures/Brooklyn Bowl 11/15/17
Seth Sheck, Access Pass & Design 01/03/03
Seth Sheck, ACCESS Event Solutions 06/22/16
Seth Shomes, The Agency Group 11/12/14
Jay Sieleman, The Blues Foundation 07/18/03
Anya Siglin, The Ark 03/05/10
Bill Silva, Bill Silva Entertainment 10/19/10
Tom Silverman, Tommy Boy Entertainment 03/06/12
Steve Simon, Clear Channel Communications 05/14/04
Ralph Simon, Live Earth 07/06/07
Ralph Simon, Mobilium 04/12/11
Michael Simon, The Harry Fox Agency 08/14/13
Ron Simpson, RCS Productions 01/11/08
John Simson, SoundExchange 07/15/05
Dion Singer, Warner Bros. 12/07/09
Gram Slaton, The Community Arts Center 02/25/05
Owen Sloane, Gladstone Michel Weisberg Willner & Sloane 10/11/10
Peter Smidt, Eurosonic Noorderslag & manager Buma Cultuur 07/17/13
Garrison Snell, Gyrosity Projects 02/23/17
Mike Snider, Paradigm Talent Agency Nashville 05/17/11
Andrew Snowhite, Musictoday 05/04/01
Bruce Solar, The Agency Group 05/14/14
Nikki Solgot, Circle Talent Agency 02/18/15
Michael Solomon, Brick Wall Management 05/25/07
Mark Sonder, Mark Sonder Productions 07/25/08
Steve Sonnier, UIC Pavilion at the University of Illinois, Chicago 09/03/04
Kathy Spanberger, peermusic 06/20/12
Carolyn Specht, CIE USA Entertainment Inc. and OCESA PRESENTS Inc. 03/26/04
David Spelman, New York Guitar Festival 10/01/04
Jason Spiewak, Rock Ridge Music 04/07/06
Dan Steinberg, Square Peg Concerts 11/29/12
Dan Steinberg, Square Peg Concerts 02/18/05
Jeremy Stephan, Ventures, LLC 04/23/04
Walter Stewart, Mars Talent Agency 02/21/03
Gail Stocker, Gail Stocker Presents 11/12/04
Jon Stoll, Fantasma Productions 10/13/00
Jesse Stoll, AEG 06/27/09
Henry Stone, Henry Stone Music 06/24/05
Jason Stone, Live Nation New York 03/31/06
Howard Stovall, Resource Entertainment Group 05/28/04
Cameron Strang, New West Records 10/18/02
Don Strasburg, AEG Live Rocky Mountains 02/27/09
Barbara Strauss, Sovereign Ventures 05/12/06
Richard Stumpf, Cherry Lane Publishing 08/07/06
Deb Suckling, SUGARRUSH Music 07/27/17
Patrick Sullivan, RightsFlow 10/25/11
Bernie Swain & Harry Rhodes, Jr., Washington Speakers Bureau 12/07/00
Dean Swett, Paramour Group 06/14/02
Jake Szufnarowski, Rocks Off 05/02/08
Marc Tanner, Chime Entertainment 12/22/06
Donald Tarlton, The Donald K Donald Group 04/12/02
Tess Taylor, Los Angeles Music Network 08/09/02
Race Taylor, WPLJ - New York 10/27/06
Race Taylor, WPLJ - New York 10/27/06
Chris Taylor, Taylor 03/15/09
Peter Tempkins, DeWitt Stern Group 03/16/01
Peter Tempkins, Momentous Insurance Brokerage 03/27/09
Lisa Tenner, Tenner & Associates (EAT'M) 08/06/01
Jeremy Tepper, Diesel Only Records 10/10/03
Allan Tepper, Bicycle Music Company 09/28/07
Martin Terefe, Kensaltown Studios 05/31/11
Milun Tesovic, MetroLeap Media 10/18/09
Mandar Thakur, Times Music 08/06/15
Jerry Thompson, Promoter Line Inc. 03/05/04
Jose Tillan, MTV Networks Latin America 12/02/05
Jon Tiven, Hormone Studios 08/05/05
Adam Tobey, Concert Ideas 08/24/17
Rob Tonkin, Marketing Factory 12/17/15
John "J.T." Toomey, 25/8 Management 11/15/11
Livia Tortella, Warner Bros. Records 01/10/12
Phil Tripp, IMMEDIA! 01/19/06
Claudio Trotta, Barley Arts Promotion 11/26/01
Chris Tsakalakis, StubHub 01/11/10
Ben Turner, Graphite Media 05/10/10
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