Mentor Session 7
Mentor Sessions provide an opportunity to receive more personalized input than a larger panel can offer. Sessions are scheduled in ten-minute increments. Online sign-ups for Mentor Sessions will close the day before they occur. You can still sign up in person if slots are available.
Marshall Betts: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/248
Gourmet Délice: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/54
Valerie Denn: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/55
Simon Henderson: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/138
Christiane Kinney: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/56
Jeff Levin: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/36
Michael Starr: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/140
Christiane Cargill Kinney is a partner at LeClairRyan, and Chair of the firm’s Entertainment Industry Team. Kinney’s entertainment practice is focused on the representation of talent primarily in the areas of music, film, and television. She also specializes in branding and cross-promotional opportunities for corporations and artists. Kinney is a musician herself, and a voting member of the Recording Academy. As such, her personal experience as both a recording artist and an entertainment attorney provide a unique perspective to the deal-making process.
Kinney also has significant litigation experience in federal and state court, and has handled a wide array of business litigation and intellectual property cases, including claims of copyright infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract, rights of publicity, and unfair competition.
Since 2011, Christiane has worked with LexisNexis® as an Author for Lexis® Practice Advisor on Music Law Transactions. Kinney also frequently speaks on entertainment law panels and radio talk shows. As a strong supporter of education for independent artists, Kinney also writes a monthly legal column for CD Baby’s DIY Musician blog. CD Baby, the largest online distributor of independent music, recently recognized Kinney as #1 out of their list of the Top 10 Music Law Resources to follow on Twitter, noting that “her in-the-thick-of-it perspectives carry a lot of weight.” Kinney has also been recognized by Super Lawyers magazine, and has been featured in Glamour Magazine’s Woman of the Year issue for her charity work in bringing music and art programs to at-risk youth.
I am co-owner and co-founder of Bonsound (since 2004), a Montreal-based, management, booking, concert promotion and record company.
The artists managed by Bonsound are DJ Champion, Malajube, Les Breastfeeders, Radio Radio, Lisa LeBlanc, Monogrenade, Groenland and Philippe B. Bonsound Records has released records of the last 6 artists from that list and also hosts Marie-Pierre Arthur, Random Recipe, Mardi Noir, Ponctuation and Yann Perreau.
I also started Blow the Fuse Records (1996) which released records by Les Breastfeeders, Le Nombre, The Dagons, Les George Leningrad.
And I am also co-owner/co-founder of Mucho Gusto Records (since 1999), a reissue label (Les Maledictus Sound, L’Infonie, Péloquin/Sauvageau, Jean-Pierre Massiera, Venus Gang, Herman's Rockets, Freak Out Total (V.A.), Résurrection! (V.A.).
I also played in bands. Whole other story!
Over 6 years experience in talent agencies such as Fata Booking, CAA, APA, Pinnacle Entertainment and currently The Windish Agency.
Michael Starr is the National Director of Promotion for GLASSNOTE RECORDS, and is lucky enough to be based here in Austin.
GLASSNOTE RECORDS is the home of MUMFORD & SONS, PHOENIX, TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB, LITTLE GREEN CARS, ROBERT DELONG, CHVRCHES, OBERHOFER, HALF MOON RUN, FLIGHT FACILITIES and more. The label is based in NY, and is led by Daniel Glass.
Michael has over 20 years of music experience. In the 90s, he ran a record store, and came up through the distribution ranks at WEA, EMD, and BMG. In the 2000's, he did promotion for Wind-up Records where he played an integral part in the success of bands like Seether, Evanescence, Drowning Pool, Finger Eleven and others. Now in his 2nd year at Glassnote, he focuses on all their artists' airplay across the country.
Founder of Oblique Artist Management and responsible manager for Akron/Family, Bear In Heaven, Oberhofer and Pelican.