2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

Mentor Session 3

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.

Roger Cramer: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/465
James Evans: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/421
Olivia Harrington: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/570
Darren Hill: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/422
Jordan Kurland: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/423
Barbara Mitchell: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/424
Joan Myers: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/425
Tim Palmer: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/569
Mara Schwartz: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/426
Mahmood Shaikh: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/427



Barbara Mitchell

PR Special Opportunities

One Reel

Armed only with a Sharpie and a sharp wit, Barbara Mitchell has survived more than 23 years (and even more job titles) in the ever-shifting sands of the music business. It’s a journey that started in the publicity department of venerable indie labels in LA and quickly led to a career-expanding move to Seattle that incorporated independent PR for clients like Death Cab for Cutie and Rickie Lee Jones, the resuscitation and management of The Posies, and the creation of a short-lived label/launching pad for Mudhoney guitarist Steve Turner’s incarnation as a skate-folk troubadour. A brief foray into Portland provided four years’ worth of experience as a music writer, the opportunity to live part-time in Melbourne, and a renewed love affair with the Emerald City. She currently oversees public relations and special opportunities for One Reel/Bumbershoot.


Darren Hill


Ten Pin Management

James Evans

AAA Prom & Mktg Dir

Interscope Records


Joan Myers


Myers Media

Public Relations and marketing consultant for a bunch of years. Have been lucky to have been involved in the careers of many and still love what I do, most days.

Jordan Kurland


Zeitgeist Artist Management


Mahmood Shaikh


Flowerbooking Inc

Mara Schwartz


Superior Music Publishing

Olivia Harrington


Red Light Management

Roger Cramer


Selverne&Company PLLC


Tim Palmer


TP Songs

Tim Palmer started his career in London. He was soon engineering and by 21 he had his first real success mixing the number one single 'Died in your arms tonight' for Cutting Crew. In the latter half of the '80s, Palmer became a producer, and his keen ears and technical knowledge contributed to groups such as the Mighty Lemon Drops, the Mission and Gene Loves Jezebel. Next up Tim produced 'Now and Zen' for rock icon Robert Plant (Top 10 US album), David Bowie's debut LP with Tin Machine and to close the 80's Palmer mixed 'TEN' for Pearl Jam. The album sold over 14 million albums and earned a place in the top 50 best selling albums in US history. In the 90's Palmer started to focus more on mixing for diverse groups like Mother Love Bone, the Cure, and Concrete Blonde. Palmer was nominated for a Grammy for his mixing work on U2's All That You Can't Leave Behind album and in 2003 Tim produced and wrote with Ozzy Osbourne on his Platinum selling 'Down to Earth' More recently Tim has produced and mixed for Switchfoot, HIM and The Goo Goo Dolls. Since moving his studio to Austin, Texas in 2009 he has continued to be active producing and mixing for Jason Mraz, Blue October and Bob Schneider and The Polyphonic Spree. Tim has been moderator for 3 years at SXSW, and is a Governor of the Texas chapter of the Recording Academy.

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