Adult Rock Music Meeting
The music meeting is a time-honored tradition at radio stations in which new music is played and judged. The SXSW version will feature an esteemed panel of music and radio pros listening to previously unheard songs from veteran acts and newcomers. How will these songs fit into radio? Who's the next big thing? The audience and panel will offer their opinion in this always-lively panel.
SEAN COAKLEY has spent the last nineteen years running his own marketing and promotion company that specializes in rock and roots music for adults. Previously, he headed MMA Management/rooArt Records, North America (1991-93) which followed twelve years of promotion and marketing at Arista (1983-91) and ATCO/Atlantic (1978-83). Through it all his mantra remains the same: great music is worth fighting for.
Scott Arbough has been with KBCO in Boulder, Colorado for 28 years where he was Music Director prior to being named Program Director in April of 2000. KBCO is the leading AAA radio station in the country performing in the top three 25-54 Adults Arbitron surveys consistently. Scott is also founder and Executive Producer of the renowned KBCO Studio C performance studio that has drawn the top performers in the country over the last 23 years to play live on the air. Scott began his radio career in public radio in 1977 and was Music Director at progressive KTCL in Ft. Collins, Colorado before making the move to KBCO in 1985.
NORM WINER is Program Director at Chicago's WXRT, which celebrates its 40th year of broadcasting in 2012. He entered the world of free form progressive radio in the '70s, as DJ and/or PD at the legendary WBCN/Boston and KSAN/San Francisco. An idealist and perennial industry award winner, his extended tenure as XRT Program Director and former CBS VP of Rock is as unlikely as the City of Chicago declaring "Norm Winer Day" on July 4, 1996. Although industry pundits may consider XRT a "Triple-A" outlet, Norm prefers to call it "progressive," with on-air and streaming listening at all-time highs, website and social media usage growing exponentially, and a broad music palate that's never been more adventurous.
Sky Daniels has been a successful executive in the radio, major label, and New Media industries. Currently, he is PD at KCSNLos Angeles and a programmer at Slacker.com
He has been an acclaimed radio programmer, helping build iconic stations such as KFOG/San Francisco, WLUP/Chicago, and KISW/Seattle. His label experience includes SR VP/GM of Island/Def Jam, VP at Sony Music, and overseeing Artist Development for 160 indie labels for Universal Music.
He also has been National VP of Entertainment for Best Buy Corporation.
Greg Kot is the music critic at the Chicago Tribune, cohost of the nationally syndicated public-radio show "Sound Opinions," and author of several books, includes "Ripped: How the Wired Generation Revolutionized Music" and "Wilco: Learning How to Die."