Aaron owns and operates AMFM, a boutique artist management company based in Nashville, TN.
Musician, Andy Frasco & The U.N.
For better or worse, Andy Frasco has been married to the music industry since before he could grow facial hair. At just sixteen, Frasco worked for labels like Drive-Thru Records and Capitol, booking nationwide tours for his pop-punk heroes and wheeling and dealing on calls he’d take on the sly during lunch. He’s been on road since he was 19, played over 250 shows per year for more than decade, lived on bad bar food, and slept in vans, and now, after more than a decade on the musical grind, he’s finally finding himself. He’s not a frat boy (he barely went to college) and he’s not Mr. Cocaine anymore (his old nickname in Germany), he’s a musician — and he’s ready to share that with the world. “People stopped thinking of me as just this party boy, one-trick pony who crowd-surfs and throws organized chaos on stage,” he says. “They started listening to my words.”
To hear him tell it, Frasco may have spent a bit too much time enjoying that party atmosphere. Addicted to coke and one-night stands, it took the musician more than a few years to work out what he really wanted out of life. After suffering an anxiety attack in 2017, he recalibrated, and although the band had put out their share of albums over the years, he really broke out with 2019’s aptly titled Change of Pace. The true change of pace, however, came when Frasco started doing his podcast the year before, Andy Frasco’s World Saving Podcast, in 2018. During the beginning of the pandemic especially, Frasco says he forgot about music in favor of investigating his mental health through the podcast, where he has interviewed the likes of Tony Hawk, Margaret Cho, Morgan Wade, Bert Kreischer and Stevie Van Zandt.
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CEO, tvg Hospitality
Ben is a Grammy Award winning musician who has been living between New York and London for the better part of the last 17 years.
Outside of Ben’s work with his band, Mumford & Sons, he is a well-respected producer, entrepreneur and philanthropist. This year marks the 17th year of an independent company he co-founded in London called Communion: a multi-faceted music business promoting shows, releasing records and publishing songwriters.
Ben has also produced and participated in a number of movie projects including Austin To Boston, a documentary capturing the journey of 4 artists across America, which won many awards at international film festivals and was subsequently licensed to Netflix as part of their selective music curation.
tvg Hospitality is the latest venture and launched in 2016. tvg (The Venue Group) is focused on designing, developing and operating a range of new independent music venues across the US and UK spanning small listening rooms through to theatres and all the way up to projects like The Orion Amphitheater, an 8,000 capacity open room serving the Huntsville, Alabama market. The company now has over 500 employees and offices in 6 cities with venues being built in 7 cities currently. tvg adopts a different model to many other venues where it preserves the relationship that exists between promoters and artists by not being a promoter and focusses on the hospitality and food and beverage side of the business to be the main economic driver. This creates the opportunity for all promoters of all shapes and sizes to be able to operate profitably in their rooms.
Producer, Relix Music Conference, Director, Project Management, Dayglo Presents
Brad Tucker has served as Senior Project Manager for Dayglo Presents since 2014. Tucker joined the organization in 2010 as Intern to CEO & Founder Peter Shapiro at Relix Magazine, and was quickly promoted to Shapiro’s Executive Assistant. Today, Tucker’s responsibilities extend to all Dayglo properties including Brooklyn Bowl (New York, Las Vegas, Nashville and Philadelphia), The Capitol Theatre, Garcia’s, Lockn’ Music Festival and Lockn’ Farm, FANS.live, Rock And Roll Playhouse and Relix Magazine. He currently oversees the merchandising for Dayglo venues and entities from inception to manufacturing to sale. Tucker is the Creator/Producer of the Relix Music Conference and was an Associate Producer on Fare Thee Well and Bobby & Phil Duo Tour, as well as a Producer of Jazz & Colors. He started a music industry interview section for Relix Magazine titled “Behind The Scene,” and Produces the “Relix Vinyl Series” from intimate live in-studio artist sessions.
Brad graduated from Ithaca College in 2010 with a BS in Organizational Behavior Management & Social Psychology. He is a Young Patron member of City Parks Foundation, Central Park.
Artist Manager, 7s Management
Brian Schwartz is an artist/estate manager and founding partner at 7S Management in Denver, CO. Brian currently manages Dawes, Dinosaur Jr, Shane Smith & The Saints, Hiss Golden Messenger, Erin Rae, Milow, John Denver’s estate, Etta James’ estate, Bobby Darin’s estate, Andy Frasco and The U.N., Lucero and The Velveteers. Brian grew up in the Catskill Mountains in New York and relocated to Boulder to attend the University of Colorado. Brian studied history, was part-owner in restaurants early on and then got into music as a tour accountant. Brian started Bleemusic in the early 2000’s and then joined Red Light Management in 2010. In 2013, Brian and his two business partners formed 7S Management. For more information on 7s, please visit www.7smgmt.com.
Senior Vice President, HUB International
Prior to his insurance career, Cameron Smith spent over 15 years in the concert industry, working as a festival director, talent buyer, and venue manager. He transitioned to insurance in 2011 and his insider perspective of managing the risks of the music business make him an invaluable resource to his clients—and distinguish him in the insurance industry.
His specialized knowledge in commercial property, casualty and contingency insurance, coupled with his extensive music industry background, has earned the trust of many of the country’s top venues and promoters, including the 9:30 Club, Belly Up Aspen, Boulder & Fox Theatres, Bowery Ballroom, Brooklyn Bowl, First Avenue, Knitting Factory, Merriweather Post Pavilion, and Newport Folk & Jazz Festivals, among many others.
As Senior Vice President at HUB International, Cameron is backed by a team of entertainment industry specialists that serve the daily needs of his client’s insurance portfolios and provide risk management and claims advocacy services.
SVP, Business Development, Wasserman Music
As SVP of Business Development at Wasserman, Chappel McCollister is devoted to leveraging synergies between the company’s music, sports, film, marketing and social media divisions to build unique, high-profile and profitable campaigns for clients.
It’s a role he’s excelled in for more than a decade, thanks to five years spent running Taylor Swift’s tour partnerships, during which he represented brands such as Covergirl, Keds, Diet Coke and Elizabeth Arden. McCollister also executive produced Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s documentary Tim & Faith: Soul2Soul and sold it to Showtime, where it aired in 2017. In addition, he activated Covergirl’s partnership with the NFL for an innovative 2011 campaign involving pop-up nail salons to provide team-themed manicures in stadium parking lots.
More recently, the Birmingham, Ala.-raised, Nashville-based McCollister collaborated with Kacey Musgraves early in the pandemic on a candle line with Boy Smells, which has sold more than 100,000 units and earned the Candle of the Year award for 2021 from the Fragrance Foundation. In addition, he negotiated George Strait’s H-E-B Super Bowl commercial, LeAnn Rimes’ partnership with Novartis and brokered CAAMP’s “See the World” sync for the TV and digital campaign Ohio. Find It Here. In recognition of these efforts, McCollister was named to Billboard’s 2022 Country Power Players list.
Director of Concerts, Ryman Hospitality Properties
Chrissy Hall is the Director of Concerts for Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and Grand Ole Opry House, where she leads strategic planning and booking for the iconic venues.
Since joining the Company in 2017, Hall has booked and managed over 200 concerts yearly at the Ryman and the Opry House, including Bono, Marcus Mumford, Zac Brown Band and a three-night, sold out run with Billy Strings, to name a few.
Hall started her career at the Luther Burbank Center in Santa Rosa, California, where she booked and managed the Center’s 40 entertainment programs. During her time there, she booked legendary artists like Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard with Kris Kristofferson and Diana Ross. She also had the privilege of working on several of George Carlin’s HBO specials, including his last.
Prior to moving to Nashville, Hall was the Director of Programming at the Straz Center in Tampa, Florida, where she was responsible for programming over 350 performances each year for one of the top performing arts centers in the nation, including Broadway productions, world class dance, music and comedy. Booking the venue’s, record-breaking performance of Adam Sandler and Friends was a highlight of Hall’s time in Tampa. After five years at the Straz Center, Hall moved to Nashville to take on her current role at the Ryman. She loves Nashville and enjoys camping, kayaking, traveling and reading.
Hall holds a BA in Communication Studies with an emphasis in Radio and Music Business from Sonoma State University.
President and CEO / Board President and Co-Founder, First Avenue Productions / National Independent Venue Association (NIVA)
Dayna Frank is President and CEO of First Avenue Productions. Originally founded in 1970, First Avenue promotes over 1,200 shows annually and owns and operates the Fine Line, Turf Club, Palace Theatre, and Fitzgerald Theater, as well as the First Avenue Mainroom & 7th St Entry. Dayna is co-founder and Board President of the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA), who rallied music lovers and lobbied Congress, securing $16.25 billion dollars to Save Our Stages. Dayna is a 2018 Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute, Rolling Stone Future 25 2021, Billboard Women in Music Top Executive, pickleball champion, and firm believer in community building through live music. She lives in Minneapolis with her wife and two sons.
Editor-in-Chief, Relix Magazine
Dean Budnick is the co-author of concert promoter Peter Shapiro’s The Music Never Stops: What Putting on 10,000 Shows Has Taught Me About Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Magic. He has written seven books, including Ticket Masters: The Rise of the Concert Industry and How the Public Got Scalped. He also is the co-author of Blues Traveler frontman John Popper’s recent memoir, Suck & Blow: And Other Stories I’m Not Supposed to Tell.
Budnick is the editor-in-chief of Relix and has reported on the live entertainment industry for Billboard, Variety and The Hollywood Reporter. He directed the documentary Wetlands Preserved: The Story of An Activist Rock Club, which opened nationally before airing on the Sundance Channel. He is the creator and host of the Long May They Run podcast, which reached #1 on the Apple Music Podcast charts. A new podcast that focuses on the live concert industry, will debut later this year.
The journalist, who holds both a JD and a Ph.D., also wrote the novel Might As Well, which explores the Grateful Dead scene of the late 1980s, as well as Jambands: The Complete Guide to the Players, Music, and Scene. His works in progress include the authorized biography of legendary agent Frank Barsalona.
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Executive Director, Backline
Hilary Gleason is the Executive Director of Backline, a non-profit that provides free mental health and wellness resources to music industry professionals and their families. She co-founded Backline in October 2019, after spearheading a series of conversations across the music industry that illuminated the critical need for increased access to customized mental health resources for a community in crisis. Hilary also serves as founder and CEO of level, a consulting firm that connects businesses and bands to impactful non-profit organizations, which has been in operation since 2017. Hilary’s background is in global health advocacy and non-profits, which began in 2007 when she helped to create a neurosurgical partnership between Duke Hospital and the Ugandan Ministry of Health. She has also worked with Global Health Corps, The United Nations Foundation, and Global Citizen, where she was on the advocacy team which is responsible for lobbying world leaders to fund programs related to ending extreme poverty, and supported in the production of Global Citizen Festival in Central Park, Earth Day 2015 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., and related events across the country. She is a lifelong music fan who believes it can inspire and mobilize people around important humanitarian causes.
Partner, Crypto, The Chernin Group
Jarrod Dicker joined TCG in 2021 as an Partner, Crypto where he focuses on investments in Web3, blockchain and other technologies that connect fans with creators.
Before joining TCG, Dicker was the commercial chief at the Washington Post where he led teams focused on emerging technologies at the intersection of engineering and revenue to develop innovative solutions across advertising, subscriptions and technology. At The Post, Dicker founded both R.E.D., the Post’s research experimentation and development lab and Zeus Technology, The Post’s software-as-a-service arm.
Prior to The Washington Post, Dicker served as the founding CEO of Po.et, a decentralized platform for content discovery, ownership and monetization. There he pioneered the foundation for how media builds on blockchain through products, protocols and strategies focused on provenance, reputation and intellectual property.
Dicker has led strategy, product and technology teams at RebelMouse, Time Inc. and the Huffington Post. In 2020, he was named to the Advertising Hall of Achievement by his peers at the American Advertising Federation.
Jarrod is a graduate of Rutgers University, where he holds a Bachelor’s in English Literature and also studied Journalism at the University of Colorado Boulder.
CEO, Gibson Brands
James “JC” Curleigh is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Gibson Brands, the iconic guitar company based in Music City USA, Nashville, Tennessee. JC joined Gibson on November 1st, 2018 and, along with his team, has made significant progress in re-storing Gibson as a global leader in the music industry. JC is a guitar enthusiast and has been a proud owner of both Gibson and Epiphone guitars over the years, including his latest addition – a Gibson 1960’s J-45 acoustic guitar.
Prior to joining Gibson, JC served as the president of the Levi’s brand at Levi Strauss & Co., where he guided strategic shifts, leadership team evolution, and market execution for all brands within the Levi Strauss & Co. portfolio, including Levi’s, Dockers, Signature by Levi’s Strauss and DENIZEN by Levi’s. At Levi’s he returned the brand to its iconic status and grew the business profitably every year under his leadership. He has a proven track record from Levi’s of finding ways to leverage heritage and create modern solutions. JC (along with his team) is credited with being the driving force behind the Levi’s resurgence.
Over the years, JC has built a reputation as a brand building expert and has crafted uniquely tailored solutions for a variety of other well-known consumer goods companies, including as president and CEO of KEEN Footwear and of Salomon Sports NA. At KEEN, he steered a young company to years of strong growth and developed a unique brand identity for its future. Additionally, under his leadership at Salomon, he expanded the ski company into a leading innovative action sports brand.
JC holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from St. Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and has furthered his executive education at both Stanford and Harvard. He also has delivered several keynote speeches around the world on progressive brand building, business solutions, and team dynamics. He is a triple citizen of the U.S.A., Canada and the U.K. and is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Waterkeeper Alliance. He loves to play music, cook, surf, ski and travel extensively with his wife and three kids
Nashville-based critic and journalist Jewly Hight has been covering music for two decades. She’s a longtime contributor to NPR Music and Senior music writer for Nashville Public Radio. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, Vulture, The Los Angeles Times, Oxford American and numerous other outlets. She was the inaugural winner of the Chet Flippo award for Excellence in Country Music Journalism, appeared in the Netflix documentary “This Is Pop” and is slowly chipping away at her second book.
EVP & Managing Executive, Wasserman Music
Jonathan Levine is a Nashville-based EVP & Managing Executive at Wasserman Music. Levine represents an eclectic mix of legends, top headliners, and critically acclaimed artists, including Kacey Musgraves, Sturgill Simpson, Margo Price, Tyler Childers, and Colter Wall. He also represents the estate of Johnny Cash, the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir and Phil Lesh, Tanya Tucker, Wynonna Judd, Allison Russell, Ben Folds, Brent Cobb, LeAnn Rimes, and, for select live work, Blake Shelton and George Strait. His deep relationships with the Nashville music community extend to serving as a board member for both the Country Music Association and Americana Music Association.
CEO, Terrapin Station Entertainment
Since the start of his career, Jonathan Shank has thrived on going above and beyond to support artists in fully realizing their vision. With the recent launch of Terrapin Station Entertainment, the Los Angeles-based CEO has created an artist management and production company uniquely placed at the intersection of talent development and community enrichment, while continuing to expand his reach as an industry leader in live family entertainment.
Upon launching Terrapin Station Entertainment in summer 2020, Shank brought along his entire Red Light artist roster, including Victoria Justice as well as prodigious songwriter Scarypoolparty, multi-platinum-selling artist Magic!, and global influencer Sam Tsui. With Terrapin Station firmly positioned at the forefront of the family entertainment industry, he also continues to partner with leading brands to conceptualize and create high-impact business models for tours and live experiences. Most recent projects include The Bob Marley One Love Experience, Pollstar nominated Disney Junior Live Costume Palooza and a live adaptation of the hit pre-school show Dino Ranch.
Josh Rowe is the Chief Creative Officer of Ad.Ventures. Over the past twenty years, he has been dedicated to cultivating the intersection of Brand Partnerships, Media, and the Live Music Industry, at companies including Dayglo Presents, Relix Media Group, Hype Machine, BuzzMedia, and PureVolume. His most notable creations include Hype Hotel, Brooklyn Bowl Family Reunion and PureVolume House at SXSW. He has delivered one-of-a-kind experiences for top brands including Mazda, Harley-Davidson, Taco Bell, Fender, Diageo, and H-P. Throughout his career, Josh has been on the forefront of activation and event strategy, shaping programs to compliment the consumer experience, putting the experience first, creating reciprocal relationships with sponsors, brands and attendees.
– Company Bio: Ad.Ventures is the largest collective of independent venues and festivals, created to empower and support independent music. We work with a diverse collective of event properties and organizers around the country to bring unique and impactful brand partnerships, strategy, and activation opportunities to life. We currently have over 120 partners including Tipitina’s, The Masquerade, The Pabst Theater Group, Elsewhere, Hotel Cafe, and other iconic rooms across the US.
EVP & Managing Executive, Wasserman Music
Agent Lee Anderson has been at the forefront of the dance and electronic music sector of the live music business for nearly 15 years. His innovative strategic guidance has driven large-scale Las Vegas residencies for top acts such as Zedd, Skrillex, and David Guetta, as well as unique touring properties like Skrillex’s “Full Flex Express” Canadian railroad tour, “Takeover” full-week residencies in various global cities, Zedd’s “In the Park” festivals, and Disclosure’s “Wild Life” event series.
A native of West Hartford, CT., who is fueled by four double espresso iced Americanos per day, Anderson opened his own concert production and marketing firm, Mixed Bag Productions, while studying marketing at Champlain College in Vermont in the early 2000s. He joined boutique dance music agency AM Only in 2007, rising to the level of vice president. AM Only was acquired by Paradigm in 2012 and came under the Paradigm name in 2017, where Anderson became a member of the Music Executive Group.
Anderson was heavily involved in Paradigm’s transition to Wasserman Music, where he again sits on the executive management team, oversees the agency’s genre group leaders and enhances its diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. His client roster also includes major stars from beyond the dance music world, including Cautious Clay, Oliver Tree, Alessia Cara, Glaive, and Normani. He has been featured twice in Billboard’s “40 Under 40,” multiple times in its “Dance Power Players” lists, and in 2020, and 2022, was twice named to its music industry Power List. Anderson has also been nominated for Pollstar’s Bobby Brooks Award for Agent of the Year.
Mary Catherine Kinney
Head of Artists Partnerships, Spotify
Mary Catherine Kinney is a creative marketing executive with more than 10 years of experience across music, tech and lifestyle brands. Kinney currently is the Head of Artist Partnerships at Spotify, leading partnerships with artists & their teams and overseeing global music & cultural campaigns. Since joining Spotify in 2018, Kinney has led partnership campaigns with artists including Taylor Swift, Tyler Childers, Luke Combs, and Hillsong UNITED. She launched the new country playlist brand, Indigo, Spotify’s ‘Play Your Part’ 2020 election campaign, and implemented the second installment of Hot Country Live. Kinney is invested in Nashville’s artist community and highlighting the variety of creatives who call Music City home – from the indie pop scene to the burgeoning hip-hop community. Prior to Spotify, Kinney spent eight years in media and brand strategy for Country artists at Sony Music Nashville and Universal Music Group Nashville. She led media campaigns at Sony Music that resulted in 10 Billboard No. 1 Country Albums (including Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris and Luke Combs), 16 GRAMMY-nominations, and 40+ CMA and ACM Award nominations. At UMG, she held marketing and PR roles launching debut albums for Kacey Musgraves, Sam Hunt and Brothers Osborne. Before pursuing her music passion, Kinney began her career in media strategy representing Nike.
Managing Director, Board Member, Neal Casal Music Foundation
Digital strategist and entrepreneur, Michele Augis became inspired to work in the music industry shortly after meeting Neal Casal in 2006. Along the way, Michele has worked with world-class creative teams in the music and technology space, connecting people and bringing mindfulness to her projects. These strengths have since been applied to preserving Neal’s legacy through the Neal Casal Music Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit created to inspire future musicians and bring mental health support to musicians already on the path.
Editor-in-Chief, Relix Magazine
Mike Greenhaus is a writer, blogger and self-described “live music geek.” He currently serves as the editor-in-chief of Relix, the longest-standing print magazine dedicated to improvisational and independent music, and is the vice president and co-founder of Relix Media Group. He also hosts the bi-monthly Friday Night Jam speaking series, which explores the intersection of music and spirituality, at New York’s LPR and Rockwood Music Hall.
A former college radio DJ, Mike has spoken on panels at the South by Southwest and CMJ music conferences, helps oversee Relix’s official video channels, co-curates the collaborative “Brooklyn Is Live” event series and serves on the Young Patrons Board for City Parks Foundation. He has written for Spin, Paste, American Songwriter and a variety of other outlets, and penned the introduction to noted music photographer Jay Blakesberg’s book, Jam.
A native New Yorker and Skidmore College graduate, Mike lives in New York City with his Southern-transplant wife and son, and has proudly seen a concert in all five boroughs (including Staten Island). You can follow him on Twitter at @greenhauseffect and Instagram at @greenhauseffect3
Vice President, Entertainment Marketing, Wasserman
A veteran entertainment strategist leading the music vertical for Wasserman’s Brands & Properties division, Molly has consulted some of the world’s biggest brands, from booking music talent for AT&T’s sports activations, to planning American Eagle’s music festival strategy, to negotiating American Express’ global deals with Live Nation and AEG. Bailin also played a crucial role in the integration of Wasserman Music into the agency when the division was launched in 2021. Prior to joining Wasserman in 2012, she worked in marketing at MSG Entertainment and Live Nation.
Executive Director, IEBA
Pam Matthews is a proven leader with over four decades in the entertainment business. She began her career at age fifteen as a runner for Mid South Concerts in Memphis. Today, she serves the industry as executive director of one of its most influential trade organizations.
Matthews toured internationally as an accountant for KISS and Ozzy Osbourne in the early 80s and was part of the team that constructed and managed Starwood Amphitheater, the first venue owned & operated by Pace Concerts (later Live Nation). In 1988, Matthews began her twelve-year tenure with The Judds and Wynonna. Matthews was named General Manager of Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium in 2000. During her eight years managing the historic venue, the Ryman rose to prominence as one of the top-grossing theaters in the world. IEBA chose Matthews to be its Executive Director in 2013. In 2017, IEBA established its Educational Outreach Fund, a 501(c)(3) charity that has permanently endowed over $1.5 million in scholarships and awards more than $75k each year to students across the U.S.
VP, Growth and Partnerships, Unlock
After building ecosystems to scale revenue at Instagram, Pinterest, & Experian, Patrick joined Unlock to enable a new business model for the web. His 20 years of experience building Web2 ecosystems inspired him to join Unlock to evolve the web beyond a business model of attention to membership, creating value between people and experiences they care about most. Patrick has been an advisor to Dayglo for the past 7 years, focused on digital growth through it’s owned and operated channels.
Founder & CEO, Dayglo Presents
Independent music entrepreneur Peter Shapiro continues to explore a range of passion projects. He has owned and operated renowned venues Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, Brooklyn Bowl Nashville, Brooklyn Bowl Philadelphia, The Capitol Theatre, Garcia’s and Wetlands Preserve. In 2015, he produced Fare Thee Well: Celebrating 50 Years of the Grateful Dead, at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA and Chicago’s Soldier Field. Shapiro founded Lockn’, a four-day music and camping festival held in Nelson County, Virginia as well as Jazz & Colors, an experiential music event held in Central Park and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He is the creator of FANS, the immersive livestreaming platform with its innovative “Be in the Stream” feature that allows audiences to tune in and appear alongside the artists. He also originated the Rock and Roll Playhouse, developing the family concert series into a weekly national concert series that takes place in over 25 markets across America. His other endeavors include the IMAX concert films U2 3D and All Access, the Jammys awards show, the Green Apple Earth Day Festival, and Easy Rider Live. Shapiro serves as publisher of Relix magazine and sits on the board of a number of civic and charitable organizations, including: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum, New York Public Radio, and City Parks Foundation. In 2019, Peter was named Chairman of HeadCount, one of the leading youth voter engagement and participation organizations in America.
Chief Operating Officer, School of Rock
Stacey Ryan is the Chief Operating Officer of School of Rock, the most revolutionary music education program in the world. Stacey and her team are responsible for operational excellence, safety, and brand compliance for the global franchise system. She leads efforts throughout 15 countries to consistently deliver outstanding technical learning and personal development of 60,000 students in a safe, inclusive, and encouraging environment. The result is enriched and improved with a specific focus on the emotional well being of students.
Stacey is passionate about leaning into and navigating complexities specific to women in corporate leadership roles. With this passion, she developed and launched a Community Resource Group, FrontWomen, which meets quarterly. Discussions are focused on womens’ empowerment and how to develop strong leadership skills in a predominantly male-driven industry. In her personal time, Stacey is an advocate for animal rights and social justice reform often volunteering her time at sanctuaries and with exonerated individuals.
You can follow Stacey on LinkedIn HERE
Senior Director, The Rock and Roll Playhouse
Stephen Grybowski is the Senior Director of The Rock and Roll Playhouse, a mainstay family concert series developed by Peter Shapiro. With over a decade of experience in the live music industry and in close partnership with Shapiro, Grybowski has been instrumental in the marketing endeavors of all ventures under the Dayglo Presents umbrella: including Brooklyn Bowl (Las Vegas, Nashville, Philadelphia, and Williamsburg,) The Capitol Theatre, Garcia’s, FANS.live, Fare Thee Well, LOCKN’, Relix Media Group, and the Relix Live Music Conference, among others.
Moreover, Grybowski’s work experience demonstrates his compassionate, forward-thinking vision for the music industry at large. In addition to bringing families together for shared musical experiences at tThe Rock and Roll Playhouse, Grybowski is also a founder of Backline—a non-profit devoted to connecting musicians with mental health and wellness resources. Born and rasied in Charleston, South Carolina, Stephen currently resides in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Founder & Co-President, Round Room Live
Stephen is the Founder and Co-President of Round Room Live after starting the company in the fall of 2016. Stephen previously served as President of Michael Cohl’s company S2BN Entertainment from 2014 to 2016. Stephen gained extensive knowledge of the international entertainment industry working for The Rolling Stones’ worldwide tours in 2002 (Licks Tour) and 2005 (Bigger Bang). Subsequently in 2006, Stephen was hired by Concert Productions International, and learned the concert-touring world from some of the greatest visionaries and pioneers of this industry, who were responsible for promoting some of the highest-grossing arena and stadium level concert tours in history. Stephen has nearly 18 years of experience in tours & exhibitions working as a trusted custodian for brands that include The Rolling Stones, Oprah Winfrey, Marvel, Universal, 20th Century Fox, & Entertainment One.
With Round Room Live, Shaw and his co-president Jonathan Linden are the leading producers and promoters of exhibitions and family show entertainment, specializing in transforming both new and iconic intellectual property into engaging and thrilling live events. Round Room creates unique live experiences tailored to the distinct character of each property and produces the highest quality productions for audiences around the world. Their current roster of touring theatrical shows includes: Baby Shark Live!, Blippi The Musical, Peppa Pig Live, and Blue’s Clues & You! Live On Stage. Round Room’s Immersive and Entertainment Experiences division is currently touring: Jurassic World: The Exhibition, Mandela: The Official Exhibition, Tupac Shakur. Wake Me When I’m Free, and Formula 1: The Exhibition, which is set to launch in early 2023.
Cofounder & CEO, Co:Create
Tara is a growth-oriented leader who believes blockchain technology will fundamentally alter the way the world works and what is possible. As Cofounder & CEO of Co:Create, she helps innovative brands unlock the power of their community with gamified, self-owned loyalty and reward programs. She began her crypto journey as Chief Revenue Officer of Alto, a leading cryptoIRA and digital asset IRA custodian. There she established partnerships with institutional crypto asset managers and grew company revenue by 25X in 18 months. She previously was Chief Commercial Officer at a consumer lending FinTech firm, where she led an advocacy campaign to change the tax treatment of employer-sponsored student loan repayment programs that was passed into law as part of the CARES Act. She is a graduate of Harvard Business School and the University of South Carolina.
Co:Create enables innovative brands to unlock the power of their community — fueled by our flexible, API-first community activation platform. With Co:Create, brands can now build custom, collaborative and self-owned reward experiences using; wallets, digital collectibles, drops, loyalty points, on-chain status and more.
Managing Director, PSBM
Tara Moore is a Managing Director at PS Business Management where she works with a diverse roster of musicians, artists, and athletes. As a Business Manager she oversees and assists with all financial aspects of a client’s career. From baby bands to star athletes to chart topping pop acts, Tara helps bring stability and structure to her clients’ financial lives, both personally and professionally. Having a trusted team watching over their business gives her clients the freedom to continue performing and leading successful, creative lives. Tara opened the Nashville branch of PSBM in August 2021 and is thrilled to be a part of the artistic and innovative community overflowing in her new town.
Tatum Hauck Allsep
Founder/Chief Executive Officer, Music Health Alliance
Tatum Hauck Allsep is the Founder/CEO of Music Health Alliance, a non-profit organization that removes barriers and finds healthcare solutions to Heal The Music. Now MHA is a team of 16 that has served over 20,000 music industry professionals in their most vulnerable time of need saving $100 million in healthcare costs in only 10 years. Tatum is a native of South Mississippi, an honors graduate of Vanderbilt University and a twenty-seven -year veteran of the Nashville music business. Her career includes 6 years with MCA Records, several years as an artist manager, and the launch of the first-ever Vanderbilt University Medical Center/ Children’s Hospital Music Industry Relations Department where she pioneered a number of impactful programs that are still going strong. In 2012, Tatum left the for-profit world to build Music Health Alliance. Through MHA, Tatum initiated a new model of healthcare support whose outcomes have garnered national accolades and recognition, however, the greatest achievement for Tatum will always be found in the clients whose lives have been positively impacted by the work of Music Health Alliance.
Tatum is both humbled and honored to have received the CMA Humanitarian Award for MHA’s work during the pandemic as well as the following recognition for the work of MHA: Billboard’s Top Women In Music & Top 100 Country Power Players (2 years), Billboard’s “Forward Facing Careers”, Music Row’s Rising Women On The Row, Nashville Post’s Top 10 Non-Profit Leaders(3rd year), NBJs Healthcare Leaders Award (5th year), NBJ’s Women of Music City (3rd year), WSM National Volunteer Award, National Org. of Workforce Diversity’s Healthcare Innovation Award and Williamson Source’s Community Hero. Tatum has served on a number of Boards including Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College Alumni Board. She’s served on the Advisory Boards of Country Cares for St. Jude Kids & Musicians on Call among others. Tatum is a graduate of Leadership Music and a member of the NARAS, CMA, ACM, SOURCE, GMA, AMA and the National Association of Healthcare Advocates. Tatum is married to the love of her life and has three wild children.
Chief Operating Officer, Venue Nation, Live Nation Entertainment
Tom See serves as the chief operating officer for Venue Nation, a diverse portfolio of more than 130 venues that include amphitheaters, theaters and clubs, that is part of the leading live entertainment company, Live Nation.
As the head of Venue Nation, Tom leads strategy for the business division and manages all aspects of venue operations and revenue including food and beverage, artist and fan services, premium experiences, sustainability and more. Venue Nation includes iconic venues such as Irving Plaza, The Wiltern and The Gorge and notable brands such as The Fillmore, House of Blues, Punch Line and The Brooklyn Bowl. Venue Nation employees more than 30,000 crew members who welcome more than 20 million fans to the venues each year.
Prior to joining Live Nation as chief revenue officer in 2016, Tom started his career in hospitality and entertainment at Disney where he held many roles in sales, marketing and product development during his tenure with the company. He also spent several years as an executive at Universal Studios Hollywood.
A passionate music fan, Tom resides in Sierra Madre, California with his wife, Melissa.
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Blockparty
Vladislav Ginzburg is the founder and CEO of Blockparty, a blockchain development company focused on the building blocks of a decentralized creator economy.
In his time at Blockparty, Ginzburg lead the launch of an early NFT marketplace that onboarded hundreds of digital creators into the industry, including first NFTs by notables like 3lau, Slime Sunday, Dave Krugman, Adventure Club and many others. Currently, he is leading development of tools that empower digital creators with fast and accurate data for NFT collections, and scalable smart contract infrastructure so anyone can transact and trade feely.
Before entering the Blockchain and entertainment spaces, Ginzburg managed a fine art investment fund focused on trading blue chip artworks and managing copyrights for collections. Ginzburg studied at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio as well as The New School in New York. He resides in New York City with his wife and two children.