Mentor Session 4
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.
Printz Board: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/428
Richard James Burgess: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/577
Ron Burman: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/429
Dave Clemmons: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/599
Jacob Daneman: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/430
Michael Goldstone: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/431
Brandon Haas: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/432
Matt Hanks: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/468
Brian Rosenblatt: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/435
Jody Stephens: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/436
Head of Publishing
Glassnote/Insieme Music Publishing
Pitch Perfect PR
National Publicist for artists such as Parquet Courts, Todd Terje, Wild Beasts, Temples, Flume, Sharon Van Etten, Quilt, Burger Records, Protomartyr, and many more, and festivals such as Pitchfork Music Festival, Pickathon, Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit, Cropped Out, and Burger Boogaloo. Bring snacks.
Ardent Music LLC
General Manager at Ardent Music/Ardent Studios. The Ardent Music label's Greyhounds are performing during SXSW. Past member of the bands Big Star and Golden Smog. Look for an Orange Humble release in 2014. Also, keep an eye out for gigs I'll have with Luther Russell and Jason Hiller. Just played McCabe's Guitar Shop Feb 7.
Shore Fire Media
Matt Hanks is a Vice President at Shore Fire Media in Brooklyn, where he has worked for thirteen years. Some of his current and recent clients include Bon Iver, Neko Case, Grizzly Bear, Nick Lowe, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Graham Parker, St. Vincent, Mavis Staples, , Trombone Shorty, and venues including The Capitol Theatre, Hill Country Live and The Iridium.
Prior to working at Shore Fire he was a publicist at Autotonic in Memphis, TN, where his clients included labels like Drag City, Thrill Jockey and Revenant.
Beets And Produce
A musician, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, Grammy winner, musical director – add entrepreneur, visionary and now artist to the mix, and these multi-hyphenates only begin to reveal the vibrant creative realms of Printz Board.
From the age of 10, Printz picked up the trumpet, “Cause I knew I’ll be able to sling that on my back and then make it do what it do,” he recalls.
As a trumpeter, he explored the vast parameters of jazz and music that instigated his journey from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio, where music legends like Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, The Eagles and P-Funk stoked his imagination with genre-defying artistry.
Relocating to San Diego State College, he had to decide between a career in music or soccer and added the classical greats, Rachmaninoff, Mendelssohn, Debussy and Stravinsky to his eclectic mix of musical influences. After migrating to Los Angeles he met a band that needed a keyboard player. Over time this band evolved into a worldwide phenomenon, the super group, Black Eyed Peas.
To the millions of BEP fans around the world, Printz has been an essential part of the ingredients in this monumental, hit-making machine and groundbreaking juggernaut. Printz was the co-writer of such signature smashes like “Where is the Love”, “Don’t Phunk with My Heart” and “Meet Me Halfway”. Onstage, Printz is the musical director commanding the band’s colossal 85,000 capacity live stadium shows.
“If we have to take a left turn on stage, I have to coordinate and facilitate this. I’m internally making sure that all the parts inside the clock are working,” he explains.
As a songwriter, producer and musician, Printz contributes to an extensive spectrum of artists including: Chris Brown, Dr. Dre, Fergie, Natasha Bedingfield, Sheryl Crow, Macy Gray, Selena Gomez, Katy Perry to name a few. “You know, I’m not good at gassing myself up but, the list does go on.”
In 2001, he founded his production company Beets & Produce, Inc. and has enlisted a dedicated creative team working in music, films, TV and commercials. Recently, he has expanded Beets & Produce, Inc. into a progressive multi-media entertainment hub which now encompasses talent management, music publishing, record label and new media with various new artists and projects in development.
However, 2014 will see Printz Board in a very different light. Instead of being the guy behind the scenes, he will now be the front man by releasing his debut solo artist album entitled Board Games. Currently, he’s in the studio making those final tweaks and fine-tuning all the songs while the Beets & Produce team gears up for the release of two smoldering singles “#1” and “Hey You” in time for the summer.
Printz describes his debut album as “…a romantic comedy, built around my life experiences. It is definitely my movie.’” He says the sonic travelogue “…embodies London to Iceland to Hong Kong to New Zealand and everywhere else I’ve been.”
BEP fans will appreciate the hook-heavy song craft and funkier-than-thou beats. Printz anoints these hypnotic sounds with a left of center freshness and a striking originality.
During Printz’s down time, he enjoys fishing and is an avid movie fan.
“I got my bowling ball in my car, always too. I like normal people stuff.” That said, observing, absorbing and engaging in modern culture is crucial to his creative vision.
“People ask me why I go out five nights a week. It’s because I live in Los Angeles, where there is always something going on, but I’m studying the lifestyle, the fashion, the movement and I can see the society and the community I’m giving my music to. For me as an artist, I want to stay in front of the times.”
Richard James Burgess
Dir of Mktg, Sales & Licensing
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Richard James Burgess Ph.D. began his career in recorded music as a studio drummer and percussionist for EMI Records in New Zealand. He went on to enjoy international success as a studio musician, major label producer, engineer, composer, artist, and manager of both producers and artists garnering many multi-platinum, platinum and gold albums to his name. Richard authored The Art of Record Production (pub. Music Sales) in 1994, and recently updated it for a fourth edition as The Art of Music Production in addition to penning his latest book entitled The History of Music Production (both to be published by Oxford University Press). He lectures on music production, the music business and music career strategies. He is credited with co-designing the Simmons SDSV drum synthesizer, coining the term “New Romantic” (when he was producing Spandau Ballet in the early eighties) and producing one of the proto-house records (1985’s “Trapped” by Colonel Abrams). He is known for his pioneering electronic music work in the seventies being one of the earliest users of the MC-8 microcomposer (Landscape’s From The Tearooms of Mars…) and the Fairlight CMI sampler (Kate Bush’s Never Forever). Richard was educated at Berklee College of Music, Boston, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London and The University of Glamorgan, Wales. He has been Vice President of the Washington DC chapter of the Recording Academy, co-chair of the DC Chapter of the Academy’s Producer and Engineer Wing and is currently a member of the P&E Wing’s national steering committee. Additionally, he is Joint Editor-in-Chief of the Journal on the Art of Record Production, which is based out of the London College of Music. For the past thirteen years he has overseen revenue generation at the award-winning Smithsonian Folkways Recordings label where he is now the Associate Director for Business Strategies.