Nicole Barsalona is founder of Everyday Rebellion Entertainment (AKA 525 Entertainment Group) where she specializes in artist management and international market development for clients including Prateek Kuhad (New Delhi) and Mark Wilkinson (Sydney), among others. Nicole also proudly serves as President of Women In Music, the industry's leading non-profit addressing gender equality.
Born and raised in the industry, Nicole graduated from Boston University's College of Communication (go Terriers!) and began her career at Steven Van Zandt's media company Renegade Nation where she eventually became Chief of Staff, Director of Communications & Operations, and Road Manager to Van Zandt on tours with Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band. Highlights of her work include the CBGB Forever campaign, stakeholder development for the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation, Super Bowl XLIII, and international affiliate acquisition for the Underground Garage.
Nicole has been a featured speaker at Grammy Pro, SXSW, Berklee College of Music, Northeastern University, Boston University, General Assembly, and G-Rock events. She has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe and Mashable. Passionate about non-profit work, Nicole has served on the Board of Directors for Women In Music since 20013; founded maternal health advocacy organization, Mommy Interrupted; and has served on the Union Park Assoc. Board, Make-A-Wish MA & RI, and Nordoff-Robbins committees.
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