David Hoffman (Shapiro Bernstein): Demo Listening Session

Advance RSVP is available to Primary Entry badge types only. Walk-ups may be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

This session will provide mentees 15 minutes to receive face-to-face feedback on 1-2 tracks of the mentee's choosing. Registrants signed up for this session will need to bring a digital copy or links to their tracks with them.

Meeting with this mentor is highly recommended if you're looking for feedback on songwriting / arranging, sync opportunities, radio and playlisting potential, and release strategies. This mentor specializes in the following genres- alternative, indie, rock pop, and electronic.

David is the Creative Director at Shapiro Bernstein Music Publishing. David has the unique role of being both an A&R person, signing and developing current songwriters/artists and catalogs such as Joywave, Savoir Adore, Photay and Sego, as well as a creative “pitcher,” securing placements for the catalog across all visual mediums, including TV shows, films, advertisements and video games.

You can see David’s full bio on his speaker page.

Registrants who sign up online must check-in 30 minutes before their mentor time slot to guarantee their spot. Limited on-site sign up is also available for a small number of Mentor Sessions spots and will begin 30 minutes before the first time slot of each session.



Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Artist Wristband
Event Type: Session
Level: Advanced