Mentor Session 2
Mentor Sessions provide an opportunity to receive more personalized input than a larger panel can offer. Sign-up begins half an hour before the mentor session. Sessions are scheduled in ten-minute increments. You can only sign up for sessions on the day that they are held.
Bart Day: http://mentor.sxsw.com/events/49
Alexandra Dunne: http://mentor.sxsw.com/events/50
Marissa Lopez: http://mentor.sxsw.com/events/51
Shawn Nolan: http://mentor.sxsw.com/events/52
Alicia J. Rose: http://mentor.sxsw.com/events/53
Brett Williams: http://mentor.sxsw.com/events/54
Alex Dunne is the head of Publicity at Glassnote Records. A graduate of Hofstra University with a degree in Music and a minor in Marketing, she started her career at Epic Records where she successfully climbed her way up to becoming a Manager of Publicity. After several years working on publicity and marketing campaigns for artists such as Sara Bareilles, The Fray, Incubus and The Script - she joined Glassnote in February of 2010. Since joining Glassnote, Alex has played an integral roll in the publicity campaigns for Mumford & Sons, Phoenix, Two Door Cinema Club, The Temper Trap, Royal Bangs, GIVERS, Childish Gambino, Oberhofer and Daughter.
Immersed in the West Coast music scene for nearly two decades, Alicia J. Rose has played a key role in branding such successful Northwest bands as the Decemberists and Menomena through her uniquely-stylized photography and narrative-based music videos.
Rose studied at San Francisco State, steeped in video production and photojournalism. At the same time, she embarked on a career in the music industry that ultimately led her into almost every aspect of artist development—from A&R and management to marketing and promotion.
In time, she began photographing the bands, out of which emerged a style of personality-driven conceptual portraiture that has been featured on album covers and in such prominent publications as Rolling Stone, Spin, PDN, V, Elle and Vanity Fair Italia.
Since crossing over into moving images, Rose has emerged as a director of music videos driven by riveting narrative structures and a compelling visual aesthetic. MTV Hive reports on her recent Talkdemonic video, “As a director, Rose has summoned up spooky scenarios for the likes of Loch Lomond, Mastodon and Viva Voce, but her gleefully goofy clips for Menomena and Golden Bloom offer empirical evidence of her sense of humor, which surely also underlies more ostensibly “serious” clips like this one.”
In 2012 she has released music videos for alt-rock legends Cake ("Mustache Man") which met with a successful MTV2 premiere, and Portland rising star Laura Gibson ("La Grande"). NPR premiered the Gibson video via First Watch, with a rave review, "Director Alicia J. Rose cuts a strong slice of classic American Gothic to tell the dark tale of a woman (played by Gibson) who's either going mad or seeing ghosts. It feels strongly like the Coen brothers' version of True Grit — elegant, well-structured, and replete in Western imagery. Like the song itself, Gibson stands as the warmth in the video's cold world — her red dress brightening up the blacks and greys around her. It's a treat for the eyes even as the images send a slight chill climb up your spine." - Dan Raby, NPR
She is currently finishing up 2 mini-doc music videos for Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer, and developing new narrative based music videos for select artists. Portland creative collective Mmmmm Society recently added Rose to their roster of commercial directors.
She lives the freelance life in city of roses - Portland, Oregon and is allergic to caffeine. True irony.
Extensive experience providing legal counsel for a wide array of film, television, music, and other entertainment-related projects. Also extensive copyright and trademark experience. He is on the board of directors of The Recording Academy, Pacific NW Chapter (presenter of the Grammy Awards), regularly speak at national conferences, and has co-authored two books on various legal aspects of the entertainment industry. Bart was formerly Vice-President of Legal and Business Affairs for a Los Angeles-based entertainment company and before that, for a Honolulu concert promotion company. He has also served at various times as outside counsel for Universal Studios.
Brett Williams from boutique US management company Monotone Management. Brett personally guides the careers of bands including Cold War Kids, Foster The People and Richard Swift while Monotone is home to the likes of The White Stripes, Dead Weather, The Shins, Vampire Weekend and more.
Marissa Lopez is responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with songwriters and publishers in the Latin music genre. Lopez has been involved in affiliating Gerardo Ortiz (Sony/Del Records), Calibre 50 (Fonovisa), Toy Selectah (Mad Decent), Regulo Caro (Sony/Del Records), Noel Torres (Sony/Del Records),Carla Morrison (Cosmica Records), Francisca Valenzuela, MIS (Nacional Records), Ana Tijoux (Nacional Records) among others. Lopez spearheaded a partnership with the Levitt Pavilion to begin BMI's first ever Summer Series called BMI Summer Nights. She coordinates BMI workshops, conferences and showcases including BMI's annual Latin Awards gala.
Shawn Nolan is an attorney at the law firm of Jonathan E. Leonard, P.C. in Atlanta, GA. The firm handles the legal affairs of various performers, musicians, writers, producers, publishing companies, management companies, studios and record labels in all facets of the entertainment industry.
Shawn graduated from Georgia State University School of Law and completed his undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to law school Shawn was the VP of International Marketing and Distribution and Director of Film & TV licensing at Sub Pop Records in Seattle, WA. Prior to his employment at Sub Pop Shawn was the Director of Film/TV Licensing at Mammoth Records and the manager of indie act, Archers of Loaf.
Shawn was previously on the Board of Governors of the Pacific NW Chapter of the Grammy Association and is currently an active member of the Recording Academy Atlanta Chapter.
TREY MANY is an agent at The Billions Corporation. He started his career as a touring musician, forming an agency in 1998 called Aero Booking which then merged with Billions in 2008. Trey represents Death Cab for Cutie, Fleet Foxes, David Bazan, Beach House and many others.