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Aimee Mann
LoCash
Sanctus Real
Bibi Marín
Reik
Robert Smith
The Cure
Darryl McDaniels
Run DMC
NLE Choppa
Chris Culos
O.A.R.
Lionel Loueke
Nicholas Petricca
Walk The Moon
Janiva Magness
Derek Brown
The Flaming Lips
The Devil Makes Three
Ruthie Foster
David Benoit
Tinariwen
I Am They
Zbigniew Preisner
Vertical Worship
Russ Landau
Anthony DeCurtis
Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone
Mac Randall
Editor, JazzTimes
Paul de Barros
Pop Music Editor/Jazz Writer, Seattle Times
Leticia Ramirez
Senior Latin Curator Programmer, Pandora
Jason Lipshutz
Music Editor, Billboard Magazine
James Whitting
Partner, Paradigm Talent Agency
John Cameron
Editor-In-Chief, Selector
Christopher Scapelliti
Editor-In-Chief, Guitar Player
Hilary Saunders
Managing Editor, No Depression
Raoul Hernandez
Music Editor, Austin Chronicle
Alison Bonaguro
Freelance Country Music Journalist
Jeff Zuchowski
Vice President, Artist Marketing & Industry Relations, Pandora
Lyndsey Parker
Managing Editor, Yahoo Music
Kevin McNeese
President, NewReleaseToday
Damian Fanelli
Editor-In-Chief, Guitar World
Art Tipaldi
Editor, Blues Music Magazine
John DiBiase
President, Jesus Freak Hideout
Angel Romero
Founder / Sr. Editor, World Music Central
Brandon Chitwood
Founder/Writer, The EDM Scholar
Angela Stefano
Editor-In-Chief, The Boot
Gastón Leone
Talent Buyer, Goldenvoice
Chad Jensen
Artist Manager, Jensen Artist Management
Brinson Strickland
President, Collective Music Nashville
Adam Weitz
SCREEN SHOT JUDGE – Senior Director, Film/Trailers/Sampling, AMP Music
DYLAN BERRY
SCREEN SHOT JUDGE - Owner, SmashHaus
Evan Stein
SCREEN SHOT JUDGE - Owner, Experience Music Group
James Kempner
SCREEN SHOT JUDGE - Owner, JMK Connections
Jennifer Taunton
SCREEN SHOT JUDGE - Music Supervisor, Level Two Music
Mark Garfield
SCREEN SHOT JUDGE - Co-Director, Pop-Up Music UK Ltd.
Daryl Berg
SCREEN SHOT JUDGE - Vice President, Music Strategies and Licensing Hallmark (Crown Media)
Sheryl Louis
CSM Management

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Past judges include: Aaron Shust, Alt-J, Ana Tijoux, Angela Yee (Co-host, The Breakfast Club), Anna Kolander (Manager, Activist Artists Management), Anthony Hamilton, Barbara Rose (Artist Manager, Primary Wave / Barbara Rose Entertainment ), Bassekou Kouyate, Black Francis (Pixies), Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Boney James, Bow Wow, Brandon Chase, Brett Milano (Music Critic, Boston Herald), Buika, Caine O'Rear (Editor-In-Chief, American Songwriter), Carter Burwell, Cedric Gervais, Charli XCX, Chris Daughtry (Daughtry), Chris Sampson (EVP, Programming Superfly Presents (Bonnaroo, Outside Lands Music And Arts Festival)), Christopher Lennertz, Colt Ford, Craig Campbell, Darryl Worley, David Crowder, David Sikorski (Senior Editor, EARMILK Media INC.), David Silbaugh (Talent Buyer, Summerfest ), Delbert McClinton, Dustin Lolli, Dustin Lynch, Enrique Santos (Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of iHeartLatino), Eric Bibb, Eric Rushing (Senior Talent Buyer, Live Nation), Excision, Fred Hersch, Hardeep Phull (Music Editor, NY Post), Harty Wiedemann, Hayes Carll, Jack Ingram, Jamie Jones, Jason Gray, JD McPherson, Jeanette Kats (Editor-In-Chief, Noiseporn), Jed Gottlieb (Music & Theater Writer, Boston Herald ), Joseph Patterson (Senior Editor, Complex), Josh Baldwin, Josh Jackson (Co-Founder and Editor-In-Chief, Paste Magazine), Justin Shinn, Kany García, Karen Wacker, Katrina Sirdofsky (Founder / CEO, Cutcraft Music Group), 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), Linda Perry, Lucero, Lydia Loveless, Mariza, Matt Hein, Matt Maher (Artist Manager, ROAR Management), Melanie Fiona, MercyMe, Michael Molenda (Editor-In-Chief, Guitar Player), Mike McClellan, Miriam Di Nunzio (Arts Editor/Entertainment, Chicago Sun-Times ), MNEK, Montgomery Gentry, Nick Hartley (Artist Manager, The Fitzgerald-Hartley Company), Nigel Farmer (Editor-In-Chief, Jazz In Europe), Oumou Sangaré, Paolo Nutini, Phantogram, Rachel Levy (SVP, Film Music at Universal Pictures), Rapsody, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Rhett Walker, Rosanne Cash, Ryan Adams, Sammy Hagar, Sanctus Real, 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), Screen Shot Judge – Joseph Gonzalez (Partner/VP, Head of Creative, Cutcraft Music Group), Showtek, Simón Mejía (Bomba Estéreo ), Sinead O'Connor, Suzanne Cadgene (Publisher, Elmore Magazine), Taj Mahal, Tenth Avenue North, The Killers, The Kooks, The Secret Sisters, The Struts, The Turnpike Troubadours, Toots Hibbert (Toots and the Maytals), Tyler Williams (The Head And The Heart), Victor Wainwright, Ying Yang Twins, Zach Long (Associate Editor, Time Out Chicago), and more!

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