Advance RSVP is available to Primary Entry badge types only. Walk-ups may be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
Mentor Sessions offer 15 minutes of one-on-one interaction with industry leaders and professionals from a variety of fields spanning interactive, film, and music.
Meeting with this mentor is highly recommended if you're interested in A&R, live events, and management.
Dominique Maldonado has over 10 years of experience in Artist Management, Concert Production and A&R, the common thread being a unique ability to identify new and next talent in music. In 2009, she founded the Leaders of the New Cool showcase, known for breaking the next generation of diverse acts across the country. LOTNC has successfully executed events in New York City (CMJ Music Marathon), Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington D.C, and SXSW since its inception. Having also managed artists ranging from Divine Council to Q-Tip, Maldonado is now A&R Director at Warner Bros Records.
You can see Dominique’s full bio on her 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.
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