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

Mentor Session 5

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.

Rachel Barnhard: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/439
Jordan Burger: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/440
Suzanne Cadgene: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/611
Elizabeth Cohen: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/441
Mitchell Davis: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/613
Zach Hundley: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/442
Erica Krusen: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/434
Juan Cristobal Losada: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/443
Steve Nice: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/444
Shawn Nolan: http://mentor.sxsw.com/mentors/445



Elizabeth Cohen

Assoc VP of Global Licensing

ABKCO Music & Records Inc

Elizabeth Cohen oversees music licensing and business affairs for the entire ABKCO catalog, including the Rolling Stones, Sam Cooke and Bobby Womack.

She received her J.D. from Boston University School of Law and her undergraduate degree from New York University.

Erica Krusen

Sr Dir



Jordan Burger


Fleming Artists

Jordan Burger has been a booking agent for nearly 20 years. After running his own agency out of Atlanta GA, and spending the last decade as an agent at the Agency Group NYC, Jordan opened a New York office for Fleming Artists in 2010, and a Nashville office in 2012. Jordan has booked over 100 touring artists, an impressive list of bands that includes Kid Rock, Squeeze, Oasis, Will Hoge, Sugar Ray, The Cat Empire, Sister Hazel, Travis, & Marc Cohn. Fleming Artists has offices in San Francisco, Ann Arbor, and Melbourne AUS, and the agency represents such artists as Toad the Wet Sprocket, Ani Difranco, Lisa Marie Presley, and Colin Hay. Jordan is the primary responsible agent for great bands on the rise like Delta Rae, Civil Twilight, A Silent Film, Katie Herzig, David Cook, Kris Allen, Caroline Glaser, The Alternate Routes, The Black Cadillacs, Carbon Leaf, Vienna Teng, and others performing at SXSW 2014.


Juan Cristobal Losada


Sonic Projects

Venezuelan born Juan Cristóbal Losada is a multi Grammy and Latin Grammy Award winning engineer and producer. Losada has worked with an impressive roster of world-renowned artists, including Carlos Santana, Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesias, Placido Domingo, Shakira, Jose Jose and Chayanne, among many others.

In addition to that, Juan leads an incredibly successful boutique label, Sonic Projects Records, where acts such as Black Violin, World Renowned Master Percussionist Edwin Bonilla, Placido Domingo Jr., Electro/Pop singer Anna Palmerola and Street Funk Rock band Urban Rebel have recorded, produced and released their projects. Winged under his boutique label, these artists are transcendental as to how Indie Music is redefining the Music Industry today.

Juan Cristóbal Losada continues to evolve with this ever-changing industry, while staying true to the artistry and philosophy of an Indie; giving Indie a whole new meaning.

Mitchell Davis

Dynamite Music


Rachel Barnhard

Dir of Digital Mktg

Borman Entertainment

Rachel Barnhard works in digital marketing at artist management firm, Borman Entertainment. She helps manage interactive marketing and partner promotions, with a passion for fan experience, for the Borman roster including Keith Urban, Alison Krauss, Michael Franti, and Mickey Guyton.

Previously she co-founded BigData Marketing, an agency focused on data-driven marketing and e-commerce, serving clients including Wynton Marsalis, Martina McBride and label aggregator, Thirty Tigers.

Originally from Wichita, KS, Rachel moved to Nashville in 2004 for an internship with Dualtone Music Group. She received her MBA from Vanderbilt University and Bachelor's from Indiana University.


Shawn Nolan


Jonathan E Leonard PC

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 Grammy award winning and platinum selling performers, musicians, writers, and producers in all facets of the entertainment industry as well as publishing companies, management companies, studios and record labels.

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 where he worked with artists such as Iron & Wine, the Postal Service, the Shins, Mudhoney and Sleater Kinney among others. Prior to his employment at Sub Pop, Shawn was the Director of Film/TV Licensing at Mammoth Records and the personal manager for artists such as Archers of Loaf and Crooked Fingers.

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.

Clients performing at SxSW 2014 include EMA, Sylvan Esso, Hundred Visions, Basia Bulat, Lost in the Trees, Greys and Odonis Odonis.


Steve Nice


Nice Management and Consulting


Suzanne Cadgene


Elmore Magazine


Zach Hundley


Glassnote Music

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