Music Business development committee


 

HOME’s Music Business Development Committee is a rotating board of community leaders that are actively helping artists reach their full potential.

HOME members can submit to participate in numerous opportunities including showcases, festivals, pitch opportunities, playlists and more. When music is submitted for review, the Committee chooses who gets featured. They also lead the majority of HOME workshops and are guests at monthly members-only listening sessions.

When truly outstanding music is being created by HOME members, the Music Business Development Committee will help creators get the recognition they deserve.

 
Rick Barker   Rick is the President and CEO of the Music Industry Blueprint in Nashville, TN.  Between formerly managing music superstar Taylor Swift, serving as the Social Media Mentor to finalists on FOX’s American Idol, and working as a private consultant to entities such as Big Machine Label Group and Live Nation, Rick Barker’s influence on the music industry is substantial. Utilizing his extensive experience in radio, Rick created the “Nashville To You” radio tour, which played an important role in the early development of several acts, including Taylor Swift and Sugarland.   With marketing tactics featured in Billboard and other well-known publications, Rick has dedicated his life to helping independent artists plot out the most efficient strategies for turning their music into a career.   https://linktr.ee/rickbarkermusic

Rick Barker

Rick is the President and CEO of the Music Industry Blueprint in Nashville, TN.

Between formerly managing music superstar Taylor Swift, serving as the Social Media Mentor to finalists on FOX’s American Idol, and working as a private consultant to entities such as Big Machine Label Group and Live Nation, Rick Barker’s influence on the music industry is substantial. Utilizing his extensive experience in radio, Rick created the “Nashville To You” radio tour, which played an important role in the early development of several acts, including Taylor Swift and Sugarland.


With marketing tactics featured in Billboard and other well-known publications, Rick has dedicated his life to helping independent artists plot out the most efficient strategies for turning their music into a career.

https://linktr.ee/rickbarkermusic

Thalia Ewing   Thalia Ewing aka Muziqueen is a native of Nashville, TN and has had an extensive career working for some of the biggest companies in music such as Sony Music Entertainment, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and EMI Music Publishing.  In 2014, Thalia started Muziqueen Publishing Administration (a division of Muziqueen Music Group LLC.). It’s an independent boutique publishing company located in Nashville, TN. She provides quality music publishing services to help artists, songwriters, producers and musicians maximize the monetary potential of their music.  Thalia is currently the Mechanical Licensing Manager at BMG Rights Management. She is also a member of The Recording Academy Nashville Chapter, The National Association of Recording Industry Professionals, The Association of Independent Music Publishers, Women in Music Business, and National Association of Black Female Executives in Music & Entertainment.   www.themuziqueen.com

Thalia Ewing

Thalia Ewing aka Muziqueen is a native of Nashville, TN and has had an extensive career working for some of the biggest companies in music such as Sony Music Entertainment, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and EMI Music Publishing.

In 2014, Thalia started Muziqueen Publishing Administration (a division of Muziqueen Music Group LLC.). It’s an independent boutique publishing company located in Nashville, TN. She provides quality music publishing services to help artists, songwriters, producers and musicians maximize the monetary potential of their music.

Thalia is currently the Mechanical Licensing Manager at BMG Rights Management. She is also a member of The Recording Academy Nashville Chapter, The National Association of Recording Industry Professionals, The Association of Independent Music Publishers, Women in Music Business, and National Association of Black Female Executives in Music & Entertainment.

www.themuziqueen.com

Charles Alexander   Charles Alexander is an independent singer/songwriter, digital music & media strategist and music technology educator. He’s the founder and CEO of Systemic Music - a label services agency for the new music business. Systemic focuses on streaming platforms and digital services to create awareness, visibility and traction for music.  Charles was also a co-founder of Streaming Promotions, a music placement and promotion company based in Nashville, TN that focuses on increasing exposure and spins on streaming services, and ultimately advancing the overall brand.  Prior to starting the company, Charles and his former partner Michael Sloane worked for companies such as Echomusic, Ticketmaster, Live Nation, MusicToday, 13 Management, and Big Machine Label Group.   http://systemicmusic.com/

Charles Alexander

Charles Alexander is an independent singer/songwriter, digital music & media strategist and music technology educator. He’s the founder and CEO of Systemic Music - a label services agency for the new music business. Systemic focuses on streaming platforms and digital services to create awareness, visibility and traction for music.

Charles was also a co-founder of Streaming Promotions, a music placement and promotion company based in Nashville, TN that focuses on increasing exposure and spins on streaming services, and ultimately advancing the overall brand.

Prior to starting the company, Charles and his former partner Michael Sloane worked for companies such as Echomusic, Ticketmaster, Live Nation, MusicToday, 13 Management, and Big Machine Label Group.

http://systemicmusic.com/

Wendy Parr   Wendy is one of the country's top vocal coaches sought out by artists, managers, labels & producers world-wide. With her holistic approach and over 27 years of experience Wendy has coached Regina Spektor, Sara Bareilles, Ana Torroja, Mandy Gonzalez, A Great Big World - from the 1st voice lesson to a GRAMMY Award, addressing not only the voice, but also the mental, emotional & physical game supporting artists in every aspect of their creative life.  Wendy is a mentor, vocal producer, award winning songwriter (Dreams on Fire, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE) and Music Supervisor (WANDERLAND). Founder of The Artist's Circle - a networking and mindfulness community for creatives, Wendy has led events in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, Atlanta, London, New Zealand, Russia, Australia, Liverpool, Argentina, Uruguay, India and more. Wendy is currently based in Los Angeles, but coaches regularly in Nashville and New York as well as via Facetime/ Skype.   http://www.wendyparr.com/ac-home

Wendy Parr

Wendy is one of the country's top vocal coaches sought out by artists, managers, labels & producers world-wide. With her holistic approach and over 27 years of experience Wendy has coached Regina Spektor, Sara Bareilles, Ana Torroja, Mandy Gonzalez, A Great Big World - from the 1st voice lesson to a GRAMMY Award, addressing not only the voice, but also the mental, emotional & physical game supporting artists in every aspect of their creative life.

Wendy is a mentor, vocal producer, award winning songwriter (Dreams on Fire, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE) and Music Supervisor (WANDERLAND). Founder of The Artist's Circle - a networking and mindfulness community for creatives, Wendy has led events in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, Atlanta, London, New Zealand, Russia, Australia, Liverpool, Argentina, Uruguay, India and more. Wendy is currently based in Los Angeles, but coaches regularly in Nashville and New York as well as via Facetime/ Skype.

http://www.wendyparr.com/ac-home


Brian Bauer   Brian Bauer is President of Bauer Entertainment Marketing.  Brian is a veteran entertainment marketing strategist with more than 15 years of experience. He has helped 100+ clients including Kanye West, Tortuga Music Festival, Austin360 Amphitheater, Arcade Fire, X Games, NASCAR, and Uber.  Brian has been nominated to Nashville Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40,” Nashville’s Next A-List, and the Nashville Chamber of Commerce “Emerging Leader Award.”  Learn more:  http://bit.ly/brianbauerbio

Brian Bauer

Brian Bauer is President of Bauer Entertainment Marketing.

Brian is a veteran entertainment marketing strategist with more than 15 years of experience. He has helped 100+ clients including Kanye West, Tortuga Music Festival, Austin360 Amphitheater, Arcade Fire, X Games, NASCAR, and Uber.

Brian has been nominated to Nashville Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40,” Nashville’s Next A-List, and the Nashville Chamber of Commerce “Emerging Leader Award.”

Learn more: http://bit.ly/brianbauerbio

Nathan Dohse   Nathan Dohse is the COO of AGD Entertainment Company and the Author & Founder of “Zero To 60 By AGD”, a curriculum based day-to-day management program teaching performing artists how to balance their art and the industry.  He got his start in artist management through being a member of a Christian-Screamo-Rock band, which later transitioned to the Indie/Rock genre with similarities to Jimmy Eat World, Foo Fighters, and Augustana. The group achieved many notable opportunities over a decade of activity, allowing Dohse and his brother Tim (bandmate and AGD Co-Founder) the necessary experience to transition into artist management.   www.zerotosixtybyagd.com

Nathan Dohse

Nathan Dohse is the COO of AGD Entertainment Company and the Author & Founder of “Zero To 60 By AGD”, a curriculum based day-to-day management program teaching performing artists how to balance their art and the industry.

He got his start in artist management through being a member of a Christian-Screamo-Rock band, which later transitioned to the Indie/Rock genre with similarities to Jimmy Eat World, Foo Fighters, and Augustana. The group achieved many notable opportunities over a decade of activity, allowing Dohse and his brother Tim (bandmate and AGD Co-Founder) the necessary experience to transition into artist management.

www.zerotosixtybyagd.com

Brad Dollar   Brad has earned studio credits from over 1000 sessions with Bob Weir, Malik Yusef, Finish Ticket, G Eazy, Outer Vibe, Slightly Stoopid, Mary Bragg, John Scofield, Grateful Dead, Chickenfoot, Madame Gandhi, Dovydas, and Night Ranger to name a few.  Former staff engineer & producer for the legendary Bob Weir; he aided in the creation of TRI Studios, a live music & video streaming service ahead of its time. Developed it's analog/digital hybrid workflow. As a co-developer and original team member of Zoo Labs, an accelerator in Oakland, CA that harmonizes art & commerce for artists from all over the world, he designed a studio program to help artists develop & align music with their business.   www.braddollar.com

Brad Dollar

Brad has earned studio credits from over 1000 sessions with Bob Weir, Malik Yusef, Finish Ticket, G Eazy, Outer Vibe, Slightly Stoopid, Mary Bragg, John Scofield, Grateful Dead, Chickenfoot, Madame Gandhi, Dovydas, and Night Ranger to name a few.

Former staff engineer & producer for the legendary Bob Weir; he aided in the creation of TRI Studios, a live music & video streaming service ahead of its time. Developed it's analog/digital hybrid workflow. As a co-developer and original team member of Zoo Labs, an accelerator in Oakland, CA that harmonizes art & commerce for artists from all over the world, he designed a studio program to help artists develop & align music with their business.

www.braddollar.com

Colin Maher   Colin Maher is the founder of Whiskey Ghost Entertainment (WGE), and he is the entertainment lawyer for the new music industry. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, WGE is a hybrid company offering both entertainment law and artist management services.  WGE's mantra is "Don't Get Screwed" when it comes to your music. On the legal side of WGE, Colin offers reasonable flat fees in order to allow musicians and music start ups of all sizes the ability to seek legal representation while on a budget. There are so many legal pitfalls in the music industry, and it is absolutely necessary for everyone to seek legal help before signing anything.   https://www.whiskeyghost.com/

Colin Maher

Colin Maher is the founder of Whiskey Ghost Entertainment (WGE), and he is the entertainment lawyer for the new music industry. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, WGE is a hybrid company offering both entertainment law and artist management services.

WGE's mantra is "Don't Get Screwed" when it comes to your music. On the legal side of WGE, Colin offers reasonable flat fees in order to allow musicians and music start ups of all sizes the ability to seek legal representation while on a budget. There are so many legal pitfalls in the music industry, and it is absolutely necessary for everyone to seek legal help before signing anything.

https://www.whiskeyghost.com/


Mark Miller   After touring 11 years, first as a solo artist as theothermarkmiller, and then successfully for 5 years with his wife as Indie Pop duo, So Long Solo, Mark Miller is now dedicated to helping other artists achieve artistic and personal success. In 2016, he founded Brave Enough Artist Agency and quickly built it into one of the top music agencies in the college market. Some of his accolades include:  Touring 3 continents, 48 states, and 100 + colleges and universities as So Long Solo, ramping up their show revenue to $120,000/year in 2015 | Song Writing awards from ISC and Music City SongStar | A&R for the Brave Enough roster of 30 + artists | Working with Grammy Award and top tier producers | Elected and currently serving on the Associate Board for the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) | Trained in the life coaching program GROW   braveenoughproductions.com

Mark Miller

After touring 11 years, first as a solo artist as theothermarkmiller, and then successfully for 5 years with his wife as Indie Pop duo, So Long Solo, Mark Miller is now dedicated to helping other artists achieve artistic and personal success. In 2016, he founded Brave Enough Artist Agency and quickly built it into one of the top music agencies in the college market. Some of his accolades include:

Touring 3 continents, 48 states, and 100 + colleges and universities as So Long Solo, ramping up their show revenue to $120,000/year in 2015 | Song Writing awards from ISC and Music City SongStar | A&R for the Brave Enough roster of 30 + artists | Working with Grammy Award and top tier producers | Elected and currently serving on the Associate Board for the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) | Trained in the life coaching program GROW

braveenoughproductions.com

Dustin Boyer   Dustin Boyer is an Artist Manager with 9+ years developing independent artists from the onset of their career; building their brand, team, and revenue. With a BBA in Marketing from Georgia State University, Dustin pursues working with artists directly, utilizing his knowledge in digital marketing to increase the brand awareness of acts with small budgets.   Beyond management, Dustin has worn many hats when it comes to artist development, including: releasing records, booking shows, producing in studio, and consulting. He takes pride in the deep knowledge of the music industry and the many connections he's made through his successes.     www.hubbubmusic.com

Dustin Boyer

Dustin Boyer is an Artist Manager with 9+ years developing independent artists from the onset of their career; building their brand, team, and revenue. With a BBA in Marketing from Georgia State University, Dustin pursues working with artists directly, utilizing his knowledge in digital marketing to increase the brand awareness of acts with small budgets.

Beyond management, Dustin has worn many hats when it comes to artist development, including: releasing records, booking shows, producing in studio, and consulting. He takes pride in the deep knowledge of the music industry and the many connections he's made through his successes.

www.hubbubmusic.com

Andy Freeman   Andy’s been making records full time since May 1, 2002. He ran a studio for 6 years in Atlanta, then moved to San Francisco where he worked in various Bay Area rooms, including the legendary Coast Recorders. After that, he moved to Los Angeles and continued freelancing. Now he’s in Nashville.  Andy has worked with tons and tons of artists over the years, including my old band Manchester Orchestra, Eisley, Propaganda, The Show Ponies, Bonnie Bishop, Kendra McKinley, True Mad North, and so many more. He mixes, produces, and engineers.   http://andyfreemanaudio.com/

Andy Freeman

Andy’s been making records full time since May 1, 2002. He ran a studio for 6 years in Atlanta, then moved to San Francisco where he worked in various Bay Area rooms, including the legendary Coast Recorders. After that, he moved to Los Angeles and continued freelancing. Now he’s in Nashville.

Andy has worked with tons and tons of artists over the years, including my old band Manchester Orchestra, Eisley, Propaganda, The Show Ponies, Bonnie Bishop, Kendra McKinley, True Mad North, and so many more. He mixes, produces, and engineers.

http://andyfreemanaudio.com/

Jason Burchard   Jason is a Co-founder (and the older brother) at RootNote, a Nashville-based company that builds, supports, and invests in musician-owned companies.  Prior to jumping into the world of music business entrepreneurship, Jason worked as a Fellow at Mustard Seed, a seed stage venture capital firm in London, and as a senior consultant at a Texas-based consultancy.  From recording studios in Nairobi to 90’s rock bars in Moscow, Jason’s love of travel and music has taken him to over 45 countries and, finally, to Nashville where he and his brother Jeremy (co-founder number two), have teamed up to support the growing number of incredibly talented artists that lack the expertise, financing, and networks to reach their true potential.   www.rootnote.co

Jason Burchard

Jason is a Co-founder (and the older brother) at RootNote, a Nashville-based company that builds, supports, and invests in musician-owned companies.

Prior to jumping into the world of music business entrepreneurship, Jason worked as a Fellow at Mustard Seed, a seed stage venture capital firm in London, and as a senior consultant at a Texas-based consultancy.

From recording studios in Nairobi to 90’s rock bars in Moscow, Jason’s love of travel and music has taken him to over 45 countries and, finally, to Nashville where he and his brother Jeremy (co-founder number two), have teamed up to support the growing number of incredibly talented artists that lack the expertise, financing, and networks to reach their true potential.

www.rootnote.co