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Aimee Mann
Garth Hudson
Founding Member, The Band
GROUPLOVE
Taj Mahal
Sanctus Real
BØRNS
Robert Smith
The Cure
The Secret Sisters
Boney James
Gareth Emery
O.A.R.
Jack Ingram
Lionel Loueke
Simón Mejia
Bomba Estéreo
Oumou Sangaré
Janiva Magness
Fred Hersch
Francesca Battistelli
Frank Foster
Cedric Gervais
Aaron Shust
Toots Hibbert
Toots and the Maytals
Ruthie Foster
Lucero
Mariza
Craig Campbell
JD McPherson
Josh Jackson
Co-Founder and Editor-In-Chief, Paste Magazine
Anthony DeCurtis
Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone
Mac Randall
Editor, JazzTimes
David Sikorski
Senior Editor, EARMILK Media INC.
Jeff Zuchowski
Vice President, Artist Marketing & Industry Relations, Pandora
Lyndsey Parker
Managing Editor, Yahoo Music
Jed Gottlieb
Music & Theater Writer, Boston Herald
Kevin McNeese
President, NewReleaseToday
Art Tipaldi
Editor, Blues Music Magazine
John DiBiase
President, Jesus Freak Hideout
Miriam Di Nunzio
Arts Editor/Entertainment, Chicago Sun-Times
David Silbaugh
Talent Buyer, Summerfest
Angel Romero
Founder / Sr. Editor, World Music Central
Brandon Chitwood
Assistant Director, EDM Joy
Chad Jensen
Artist Manager, Jensen Artist Management
Brinson Strickland
President, Collective Music Nashville
Deborah Klein
JV Partner and Artist Manager, Primary Wave Entertainment
Chris Sampson
EVP, Programming Superfly Presents (Bonnaroo, Outside Lands Music And Arts Festival)
Kristyn Ciani
Talent Buyer, C3 Presents (Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Shaky Knees)
SCREEN SHOT JUDGE - Connie Farr
Music Supervisor / Creative Director, ThinkSync Music
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
SCREEN SHOT JUDGE - Jessica Cole
Founder / President, Lyric House

SVP, Film Music at Universal Pictures

Artist Manager, CSM Management

mentors

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Past judges include: Alt-J, Barbara Rose (Artist Manager, Primary Wave / Barbara Rose Entertainment ), Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Caine O'Rear (Editor-In-Chief, American Songwriter), Colt Ford, Darryl McDaniels, David Crowder, Delbert McClinton, Dustin Lynch, Eric Rushing (Senior Talent Buyer, Live Nation), Excision, Hardeep Phull (Music Editor, NY Post), Hayes Carll, Jamie Jones, Jason Gray, Jeanette Kats (Editor-In-Chief, Noiseporn), Kelly Price, Kool & The Gang, KT Tunstall, Kyle Anderson (Senior Writer, Entertainment Weekly), Lydia Loveless, Matt Maher (Artist Manager, ROAR Management), Melanie Fiona, MercyMe, Michael Molenda (Editor-In-Chief, Guitar Player), Montgomery Gentry, Nick Hartley (Artist Manager, The Fitzgerald-Hartley Company), Paolo Nutini, Phantogram, 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 - Samantha Carew (Music Creative, Sky TV), SCREEN SHOT JUDGE - Velma Barkwell (Music Supervisor, East End Music Productions), Sinead O'Connor, Suzanne Cadgene (Publisher, Elmore Magazine), The Killers, The Kooks, The Struts, The Turnpike Troubadours, Ying Yang Twins, Zach Long (Associate Editor, Time Out Chicago), and more!