CEN/Sony General Manager NYC, US Lifelong musician/Writer/Major record labels/Start-ups/Entrepreneur. Yogi/Vegetarian/Tennis Player. Rock n' Roll.
Brooklyn Brewery Events & Programming Brooklyn, NY Aisha directs Events & Programming for the Brooklyn Brewery, blending community, music, and good times through the shared medium of beer. Currently hailing from Astoria, Aisha has spent the last twenty years as a musician, booker, brand engager, and community builder from L.A. to New York City. She ensures the Brooklyn Brewery Tasting Room stands as a safe space for LGBTQ+ visitors and artists through work with The Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative, a home to local and emerging artists of all genres, and an international beacon of welcome for all.
Rough Trade Publishing Head of A&R Brooklyn, NY If you’re accustomed to attending shows in NYC, chances are you been in the room with AJ Tobey. As head of A&R for Rough Trade Publishing, Bank Robber Music, and Academy Fight Songs, and the founder of Brooklyn based label Trash Casual, AJ has been busy curating the best new sounds to join an already impressive publishing roster that includes artists like The Magnetic Fields, Alvvays and Chelsea Wolfe, and labels such as Merge, Polyvinyl and Mute Records, and Trash Casual artists Elijah Wolf, Dead Tooth, Papi Shiitake, and Sulene. Before diving head-first into the world of publishing and licensing, AJ spent 8 years managing emerging indie rock bands, consulting for record labels, and heading up operations for Flea Marketing, a company that served as the liaison between labels (including Warner Bros, Dangerbird and Barsuk Records) and top independent record stores.
Bandcamp, Data Lead The Soundshop, Founder Brooklyn, NY Akpanoluo Etteh leads Bandcamp’s Data Team and is a singer, beatboxer, sound imitator, trombonist, music curator, and founder of music community Soundshop. His background in data has seen him in roles in advertising, research, and consulting (R/GA, L2 Inc, Accordant Media), leading to his prior role as Director of Data Products at Dentsu before moving to Bandcamp to lead their nascent data practice. Akpanoluo grew up in Massachusetts, holds a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from Yale, and has lived in Williamsburg, Brooklyn for the last decade.
WFUV Midday host, Content Editor Bronx, New York You can hear Alisa Ali on the radio in NYC weekdays 10am-2pm on WFUV playing an eclectic mix of music which includes a daily feature called NY Slice that shines a light on local bands. She is one of the main artists interviewers at WFUV and helps produce several of the stations audio features and live events.
Bandcamp Artist & Labels Team, Hip Hop Ambassador New York, NY Amit has been working in the music industry for over 19 years, across all facets of the business; distribution, artist management & record labels. He spent four years as GM of Mass Appeal Records, where he oversaw US certified Gold records, "Old English" by Young Thug, Freddie Gibbs & A$AP Ferg and "Nobody Speak", the collaboration between DJ Shadow and Run Jewels. Subsequently, he has worked directly with and released albums by Run The Jewels, DJ Shadow, Dessa & Freddie Gibbs + Madlib, and still manages YGTUT and in the past managed Wiki & Mr Muthafuckin’ eXquire, amongst others. He joined Bandcamp last year as their Hip Hop Ambassador in their Artist & Labels team.
Musician, Activist Brooklyn, NY Ana Egge is an award-winning songwriter and musician born in Estavan, Canada currently living in Brooklyn, NY with her wife and daughter. As a teenager, she built her own guitar and moved to Austin, TX to make her first album, "River Under The Road" with the legendary western swing band, Asleep At The Wheel. She believes in the power of music to unite people across space, time and all imaged or real divides. Her latest album ‘Between Us’ was released Sept. 17, 2021 on StorySound Records.
Annie Hart, Inc. President New York
The Syndicate Weehawken, NJ
The Syndicate Publicity Director New York City Arielle joins The Syndicate with 19 years of experience in the music industry. She began her career in artist management at Azoff Music, where she worked with Velvet Revolver and Stone Temple Pilots. She then mastered the world of brand partnerships working on campaigns for Slash, Linkin Park, Avenged Sevenfold and played an instrumental role in the launch of Direct TV’s Guitar Center Sessions and Lollapalooza International. After making the move from LA to New York to join the Sony Music family, Arielle worked on album campaigns for Travis Scott, Ciara, Cher Lloyd, and Future as well as publicity and partnership directives for The Lone Bellow, Lord Huron, Courtney Barnett, Lucius, and Ingrid Michaelson when she was at Sony Music RED Distribution. Arielle has most recently worked with In Flames, Hellyeah, rock legends Mötley Crüe and Black Label Society, and indie artists that include Bones UK, Vita and the Woolf, Skofee, Marem Ladson, Odette and more. She also has experience working with HeadCount Org and leading PR efforts for Road Recovery Non-Profit, Women in Music Organization and Joe’s Pub Non-Profit. In addition to publicity, Arielle has executed meaningful brand initiatives with Squarespace, Spotify, and The Golden Globes plus worked on experiential activations at Sundance and Art Basel. Over her career, Arielle has proven to be an expert in publicity, brand partnerships, and leading creative endeavors for all her clients.
Bergthora Laxdal Apelewicz
Consulate General of Iceland Brooklyn, NY
Oxfam Creative Alliances & Music Outreach Manager Summit, NJ Bob Ferguson is Creative Alliances and Music Outreach Manager for Oxfam America, where he is responsible for Oxfam's relationship with some of the world's most respected music artists, and at whose concerts Oxfam connects with hundreds of thousands of music fans every year. He’s won an Emmy Award for his work on Oxfam's collaboration with The New Pornographers for the "Sweet Talk, Sweet Talk" music video, about the Gulf oil spill. Bob has been with Oxfam for thirteen years.
Paste Magazine, Studio Manager The New Colossus Sessions, Host New York, NY Brad grew up in San Francisco back when Joe Montana and Jerry Rice were the kings of the universe. In his teens and early twenties he bounced around from Northern Michigan to Wyoming, ski-bumming between Jackson Hole and Lake Tahoe before returning to SF to produce sports entertainment TV shows including Fog City Wrestling and SF Bay Bombers Roller Derby. In 2012 he moved to NYC to work as a transfer engineer at Wolfgang's Vault where he digitized thousands of hours of live concerts by the Grateful Dead, Santana, Jefferson Airplane, and loads more. He reshaped that job into a 5-year stint at Paste Magazine where he produced over 2,000 sessions with artists like Steve Martin, Ani DiFranco, and Chris Stapleton. Brad Wagner is good fun at a dinner party. Brad Wagner is a pair of 80-proof clown shoes.
The Syndicate Senior Director, Publicity Brooklyn, New York Brendan Bourke has over 25 years of experience in the music and entertainment industry, and currently is the Senior Director, Publicity at The Syndicate. Previously, he owned Canvas Media with offices in New York and Toronto, and co-owned Tag Team Media in New York. Over the course of his career he has worked with a wide range of artists (Tegan and Sara, Feist, Death Cab For Cutie, Broken Social Scene, Clinic, Calexico, The Rentals, Tokyo Police Club, Nation of Language), non-profits (HeadCount, The Ally Coalition), corporations (DREAMSTAGE, Audible Reality), festivals (Sasquatch, Hudson River Rocks, POP Montreal), along with representing independent labels (Domino Records, Arts & Crafts, Barsuk Records, Tru Thoughts).
Double Denim Management Owner Toronto, Canada Manager: Zoon, Art d'Ecco
Sundae Songs A&R scout New York, NY
The Royalty Network Sync Creative Brooklyn, NY Label of Dead Tooth roynet.com & trashcasual.com
FUGA Audience Engagement Manager Brooklyn, NY
Victory Pool Co-Manager of Ellen Froese and Status/Non-Status Yellowknife/Hamburg Carly McFadden is a professional artistic director with complementary experience in production management. She got her start in live events as the Production Manager for Eco Fashion Week Vancouver while at the same time putting on small music shows with friends in the city. Music was always at the heart of her work and personal life so the progression to working in the music industry was a natural one. Since 2016 she has been the Artistic & Executive Director of Folk On The Rocks Music Festival in Yellowknife, NT. She also worked on the label side of the industry with DevilDuck Records Canada and recently began co-managing Ellen Froese and Status/Non-Status Victory Pool Artist Management and Label.
Live Nation Spain The Spanish Wave Mad Cool Pro Madrid, Spain "30 years plus in the industry from local artist management in 80s, record label distribution, joined Iguapop live concerts promoting company in 90s,merging into Gamerco in Barcelona in the 2ks and LN Spain since 2006. PR for LN Madrid,Talent A&R & export. He is head of The Spanish Wave showcase, Dcodelab in Dcode festival and lecturer at LN Live Music Master at UCM.
Italia Music Export Milan, Italy
Alberta Music Executive Director (interim) Calgary, Alberta, Canada Christine Rogerson has been working in the music industry in various capacities, professional and volunteer, for nearly twenty years! Christine is the interim Executive Director for the Alberta Music Industry Association, representing and serving the Alberta music community through the management of the organization’s programming, advocacy, and export initiatives.
Calm and Collected / New York Imagination Society New York, NY
Warner Chappell Director, Creative Sync New York, NY Dan Gross has worked in music supervision and licensing for more than a decade. He's currently Director, Sync at Warner Chappell where he helps songwriters land music in advertisements. Previously, Dan was a Senior Music Producer at McCann NY, and worked on advertising for clients like Microsoft, Mastercard, Verizon, Nespresso, HomeGoods, L’Oréal, Fuji Instax, Ulta Beauty, Hornitos Tequila, and many others. He has also held positions at The Orchard and The Wild Honey Pie. Outside work hours, Dan loves playing guitar and drums, and is learning piano. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two tuxedo cats, Fred and Ted.
22Twenty Co-Founder/Head of A&R Brooklyn, US Letting artists be weird