Allison Shaw is the founder/CEO of Manic Monkee. Artist manager. Festival producer/talent buyer, brand devolpment. Allison started her career in music writing for MTV and founded national music magazine Hyperactive, She also started the Hyperactive Conference and Music Festival and was the executive director for Santa Fe Muzik festival. Allison also served on The New Mexico Music Commission.
Allison worked for Watch entertainment owned by Rachael Ray and John Cusimano where she was co-creator and producer/talent buyer for the Rachael Ray Feedback Party during SXSW. She was also the operations manager/A&R for the label Listen Records. Shaw is also co-creator/talent buyer for the Annual Whole Foods SXSW showcase which produced the first ever Amazon SXSW appearance and former Executive Director/Talent Buyer for Sunstock Solar Festival in Los Angeles.
Allison formerly was the Director of Brand Development for Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees Public Enemy and talent buyer for Moogfest in North Carolina and Tarfest in Los Angeles.
Allison currently is the SVP of Festival Operations, talent & strategy for Pure Imagination Music Festival in Arizona, and talent buyer for livestream platform Ursa Live Allison is on the Board Of Directors for Nonprofit Sweet Relief Musicians Fund.
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