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Mentor Sessions

Do you have questions that only someone in the music business can answer? Do you need to discuss problems that you may be having with your career but you don't have access to the right people? Then the SXSW Mentor Program is for you! The program is designed to give direct access to industry professionals who have agreed to share their time and experience with others. Experts from all aspects of the music business will be on hand to provide you with valuable advice that you can use.

Receive personalized input by scheduling one-on-one meetings with the mentor of your choice.The SXSW Mentor Program runs all four days (Wednesday, March 17 - Saturday, March 20) of the 2010 SXSW Music Conference. There will be seven mentor sessions this year with a variety of mentors just waiting to share their vast knowledge of the biz with you!

SXSW 2010 Mentor Schedule

Wednesday, March 17

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Mentor Session 1
Frankie Banali, Frankie Banali, Moorpark, CA
Wayne Nagel, Tour Manager, Creedence Clearwater Revisited, Austin, TX
Amy Pattillo, General Counsel, Fat Caddy Plus, Austin, TX
Joe Priesnitz, Joe Priesnitz Artist Management, Austin, TX
Jenni Sperandeo, Head of Proms, Dangerbird Records, Los Angeles, CA
Maggie Vail, Vice President, Kill Rock Stars, Portland, OR
Marc Ross, President/General Counsel, Rock the Earth, Denver CO

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Mentor Session 2
Jared Gutstadt, CEO, Jingle Punks Music, New York NY
Don Harvey, Austin, TX
Ken Irwim, Owner/A&R, Rounder Records, Burlington MA
Tim Kolleth, Promo, Alligator Records, Chicago IL
Tapio Korjus, President/CEO, Rockadillo Records, Tampere FINLAND
Geoffrey Schulman, Professor/Dept Chair, Austin Community College, Austin TX
Lisa Thaler, Rockshrink, New York, NY

Thursday, March 18

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mentor Session 3
Jonathan Cohen, Music Booker, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, New York NY
Bart Day, Ent Atty, The Entertainment Law Group, Protland, OR
Hillel Frankel, CEO/Artist & Label Mgmt, Novo Arts Inc, Chicago IL
Matt Hanks, VP, Shore Fire Media, Brooklyn NY
Alex Maiolo, HINT Project, Future of Music Coalition, Carrboro NC
Alasdair McMullan, Exec VP Legal, EMI, New York NY
Katrina McMullan, Sr Counsel Music & Ent, Mattel Inc, New York NY
Carlo Navarro, Founder, IndieCollision, Chicago IL
Nan Warshaw, Co-Owner, Bloodshot Records, Chicago IL

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Mentor Session 4
Valerie Denn, Owner/Agent, Val Denn Agency, Austin TX
David Lessoff, VP Business Affairs, New West Records, Beverly Hills CA
Marc Lipkin, Dir, Pub, Alligator Records, Chicago IL
Jon Pikus, A&R, Kirkwood Ranch Music/Lava Records, Los Angeles CA
Peter Rauh, Owner/Artist Mgr, The Nehru Ellis Co, Beverly Hills CA
Janelle Rogers, Owner/Publicist, Green Light Go Entertainment, Ferndale MI
Paul Schreiber, Paul's San Francisco House Concerts, San Francisco CA

Friday, March 19

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mentor Session 5
Gourmet Delice, VP Intl Dev, Bonsound, Montreal QC
Cheryl B. Engelhardt, Artist, New York NY
Davis McLarty, Davis McLarty Agency, Austin TX
Josh Rosenfeld, Barsuk Records, Seattle WA
Lee Maher Salzman, Agent, Salzman and Associates, Chicago IL
Bonnie Simmons, Exec Dir, Bill Graham Foundation, Oakland CA
Kevin Wommack, President, Playing In Traffic/Loophole Mgmt, Austin TX

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Mentor Session 6
Rishon Blumberg, Founder/CEO, Brick Wall Management, New York NY
Bev Chin, Head Chef, Scorch Marketing, Los Angeles CA
Kevin Kusatsu, Mgr, Eight DazeManagement, Los Angeles CA
Joan Myers, Myers Media, Costa Mesa CA
Clay Pasternack, Pres/Natl Acct Rep, CPI DIst/Burnside Dist, Rocky River OH
Mark Pucci, Pres, Mark Pucci Media, Atlanta GA
Michael Solomon, Brick Wall Management, New York NY

Saturday, March 20

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mentor Session 7
Ali Hedrick, Agent, The Billions Corporation, Seattle WA
Trey Many, The Billions Corporation, Chicago IL
Benom Plumb, Mgr, Licensing & Admin, Bluewater Music, Nashville TN
Thaddeus Rudd, Mom and Pop Music, New York NY
Portia Sabin, Kill Rock Stars, Portland OR
Roger Shepherd, Flying Nun Records, Wellington NEW ZEALAND
Alexander Verik, Operations Mgr, A2IM, New York NY