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Mentor Session 1

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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.
Shaun Barrett:
Valerie Denn:
Nancy Fly:
Simon Henderson:
Leah Selvidge:
Michael Starr:
Stuart Sullivan:


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Michael Starr National Dir of Promotion Glassnote Records

With over 20 years experience in the music industry, Austin-based Michael Starr, is currently serving as National Director of Promotion for Glassnote Records(Mumford & Sons, Phoenix, Childish Gambino, Two Door Cinema Club, Oberhofer, GIVERS, Daughter, The Temper Trap, etc).

You can visit his full profile on the Glassnote company website at:

Nancy Fly Agent Nancy Fly Agency

NANCY FLY has been working in the music industry since the 1970s in diverse endeavors including publishing, community radio, performing, booking and management. Currently the Nancy Fly Agency specializes in booking roots music artists throughout the US, Canada and parts of Europe.

Shaun Barrett Mgr 4 Ohm Entertainment Group

As part of the Chicago music community since the early '90s SHAUN BARRETT spent his early years performing as a bassist in multiple bands. Developing a deep passion for music, he understands the inter-relationship between an artist and their craft.  He continually strives to stay at the forefront of this ever-changing industry. Officially forming 4 Ohm Entertainment group in 2007, Shaun shifted his focus to artist management to help others along that path.

Simon Henderson Mgr Oblique Artist Management

Founder of Oblique Artist Management, a boutique management company representing Oberhofer, Bear In Heaven, Akron/Family & Suuns.

Stuart Sullivan Owner Wire Recording Studios

Tom Windish Pres, Agent The Windish Agency LLC

TOM WINDISH is a booking agent and owner of The Windish Agency. Headquartered in Chicago, The Windish Agency recently opened a second office in New York. Tom has been booking tours for bands for the last 17 years after getting his start booking concerts under his college radio station’s banner. Tom formed The Windish Agency in 2004 and currently employs 20 people across both offices. He books and oversees the tours of over 300 artists from around the world including Justice, Hot Chip, The xx, Miike Snow, Dirty Projectors, Girl Talk, Lykke Li, Pink Martini, Jose Gonzalez and many, many more. Bookings are handled for North and South America as well as many in Asia and Australia.

Valerie Denn Owner/Pres Val Denn Agency

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