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Lydia Loveless
Paolo Nutini
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
The Kooks
Melanie Fiona
O.A.R.
Excision
Jack Ingram
Montgomery Gentry
Jamie Jones
Delbert McClinton
Aaron Shust
Ying Yang Twins
David Crowder
Lucero
Frank Foster
Kyle Anderson
Senior Writer, Entertainment Weekly
Josh Jackson
Co-Founder and Editor-In-Chief, Paste Magazine
Anthony DeCurtis
Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone
Zach Long
Associate Editor, Time Out Chicago
Caine O'Rear
Editor-In-Chief, American Songwriter
Michael Molenda
Editor-In-Chief, Guitar Player
Lyndsey Parker
Managing Editor, Yahoo Music
Jed Gottlieb
Music & Theater Writer, Boston Herald
Kevin McNeese
President, NewReleaseToday
Suzanne Cadgene
Publisher, Elmore Magazine
John DiBiase
President, Jesus Freak Hideout
Jeanette Kats
Editor-In-Chief, Noiseporn
Sarah Jones
Editor, Electronic Musician Magazine
Brandon Chitwood
Assistant Director, EDM Joy

mentors

Taylor Lindsey
Sr. Director of A&R, Sony Music Nashville
Pete Ganbarg
Executive Vice President/Head of A&R, Atlantic Records
Jeffrey Sledge
VP of A&R, Atlantic Records
Matt D'Arduini
VP of A&R, Island Records
Riggs Morales
VP of A&R / Artist Development, Atlantic Records
Kim Stephens
President, Forward Entertainment and Promotion/A&R, Reviver Music Group
Nick Haussling
Director of A&R, Razor & Tie