Vegas Music Summit

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February 2-3, 2017

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VMS Past Speaker List

  • Kevin Lyman, Warped Tour
  • Jen Kellogg, Warped Tour
  • Jeff Sosnow, SVP A&R-Warner Bros. Records (All-American Rejects, Wolfmother)
  • Paul Pontius, SVP A&R-Epic Records (Mehgan Trainor, Incubus)
  • John "Lou" Lousteau, Producer/Engineer/Mixer-Studio 606 (Against Me, Iggy & the Stooges, Foo Fighters)
  • Kenny Salcido, A&R-Red Bull Records (New Beat Fund, Wiz Khalifa)
  • Scott Sheldon, Management/A&R-RM 64/Red Bull (AWOLNATION, Zeale)
  • Lucas Diaz, Warner/Chappell Music (Banks)
  • Berko Pearce, Management/A&R-RM 64/Red Bull (AWOLNATION, Zeale)
  • Joe Berman, Media Horse (Music Licensing/Publishing)
  • Tom DeSavia, Songs Music Publishing (Lorde)
  • Andrew Brightman, Producer Manager (Dave Cobb, Ken Andrews)
  • Mark Needham, Mixer/Producer (The Killers, Neon Trees)
  • Ian Friedman, Music Attorney (AWOLNATION)
  • Mac Reynolds, Artist Management (Imagine Dragons)
  • Ulf Oesterle, Syracuse University (Music Business Professor)
  • Scott Austin, Artist Legacy Group (Artist Management)
  • Bob Bradley, AirtimePR (Media Strategist)
  • Ashley Austin, Artist Legacy Group (Artist Management)
  • Mark Keston, Law Offices of Ian Friedman (Music Attorney/Artist Management)
  • Cat Thomas, KLUC-Las Vegas (Program Director/Artist Management)
  • Bobby Ferrari, Producer/Studio Manager - Sanford-Brown (Parade of Lights, Sam Riddle, and Aaron Loesch)
  • Vince Casas, Sanford Brown (Campus Chair of Technology)
  • Holmes Pooser\, Live Nation (Talent Buyer)
  • Taylor Kahan, VP of Marketing-Crowd Surf
  • Zoe Thrall, Director-Studio at the Palms
  • Joe Borusiewicz, Frequency Events (EDM Talent Buyer/Promoter)
  • Mike Henry, Downtown Project/Container Park/Bunkhouse (Talent Buyer)
  • Adrian Patrick, Otherwise
  • Rick Dejesus, Adelitas Way
  • Sasha Sirota, Songwriter/Producer/Artist (Justin Bieber, Drake)
  • Corky Gainsford, Otherwise
  • Colby O'Donis, Singer/Songwriter/Producer (Lady Gaga, Akon)
  • Jason "Space" Smith, Songwriter/Producer/Composer (Digital Daggers)
  • TJ Courtney, Artist/Songwriter (Radio Black)
  • Eric German, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp (Music Attorney)
  • Matthew Evertsen, Music Supervisor - RONIN/Sound Foundation (Victoria's Secret, Uniqlo, Armani, Playboy)
  • Courtney Ballard, Engineer/Producer (5 Seconds of Summer, Madden Brothers, All Time Low)
  • Chris Brady, (Hellyeah guitarist)
  • Josh Briggs, Head of Publishing - Terrorbird
  • Jeff Thompson, EKOH
  • Dan Reynolds, Lead Singer (Imagine Dragons)
  • Ron Laffitte, Artist Manager (Pharrell Williams, Alanis Morrisette, Decemberists)
  • Pasquale Rotella, Insomniac / Electric Daisy Carnival
  • Rob McDermott, Artist Manager (Linkin Park)
  • Rehan Choudhry / Life is Beautiful Festival
  • Chris Allen, Artist Manager (All-American Rejects, Plain White T's)
  • Craig Winkler, Director of A&R / Columbia Records (Tegan & Sara, Regina Spektor)
  • Michael Howe, A&R Executive / Downtown Recordings (Gnarls Barkley, Cold War Kids)
  • Danny Wimmer, Festival Promoter (Rock On The Range), Sr. VP of A&R / Atlantic Records
  • Michael Patterson, Producer (Duran Duran, P. Diddy, Death From Above 1979)
  • Fred Archambault, Producer (Avenged Sevenfold, Death By Stereo, Eighteen Visions)
  • Gary Gilbert, Attorney / Manatt Phelps & Phillips (Death Cab for Cutie, Megadeth, Sara Evans)
  • Brian Klein, Artist Manager (Joe Purdy, Fitz & the Tantrums)
  • Andrew Brightman, Producer Manager (Nickelback, Hinder)
  • Jeff Sosnow, VP of A&R / Warner Bros. Records
  • Bill Armstrong, Label head / SideOneDummy Records
  • Matt Messer, VP of Creative / EMI Music Publishing (Blink 182, Augustana)
  • Berko Pearce, Artist Manager & A&R exec / RM 64/Red Bull (AWOLNATION)
  • Casey Robison, VP of Creative / Big Deal Music
  • Geoff Siegel, Music Supervisor and A&R Executive (Geffen, Giant Records, Soundtraksite.com)
  • Joe Fleischer, VP of Marketing / BigChampagne-LiveNation
  • Jennie Smythe / Girlilla Marketing
  • Brian Saliba, Publisher / Smash Magazine
  • Andrew Courtney, Talent Buyer / Hard Rock Café - Strip
  • Ken Abdo, Attorney / Lommen Abdo Cole King (Owl City, Reeve Carney)
  • Harry Poloner / Maker Studios
  • Scott Perry / Sperry Media
  • Lucas Diaz, Publisher / Warner-Chappell Music
  • Josh Briggs, West Coast Director of Writer Relations / ASCAP
  • Jamie Dominguez, Writer Relations / SESAC
  • Holmes Pooser, Music Director / KXTE Radio – Las Vegas
  • Jennifer Knoepfle, VP of Creative / Sony ATV Music
  • Mike Cubillos / Earshot Media
  • Myles Lewis, VP of A&R / Epic Records
  • Josh Feingold, West Coast Director / SESAC
  • Tom DeSavia, VP of Creative / Songs Music Publishing
  • Jackson Williams, Disney Music Group
  • Paul Gargano, A&R / Century Media Records
  • Patrick Genovese, Gibson Guitars
  • Evan Peters, A&R / Virgin Records
  • Ed Reyes, A&R / Hollywood Records
  • Ulf Oesterle, Professor / Syracuse University
  • Brandon Martinez, Founder / INDMUSIC
  • Chris Hammond, Founder / Rock ‘n Roll Wine Festival
  • Pete Anderson, Agent/Agency for the Performing Arts
  • Michael Goodwin, VP / Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
  • Brian Knaff, Chairman / TBN Entertainment
  • Frank McDonough, Producer Manager (Foo Fighters, Maroon5)

VMS 2017 Speakers List

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