Founder & CEO
Kara DioGuardi is a Grammy-nominated songwriter, CEO and co-founder of Arthouse Publishing/Records and Briidge. As one of the most successful contemporary songwriters, she has received 23 BMI awards for most performed songs, including BMI’s 2007 Songwriter of the Year award. Her songs have appeared on more than 160 million records. Kara’s performed as a judge for two seasons on American Idol and taught as a Herb Albert Visiting Scholar at Berklee College of Music for the past 8 years.
Co-Founder & CTO
Chris is one of the original pioneers in the UK digital transformation scene. Since 1998, Chris has implemented many UK and global "first" solutions for start-up and global brands. Winning over 60 industry awards including a Cannes Lion award.
Technical Product Lead
A passionated Technical Product Lead specializing in mobile apps with 6+ years of experience building native and hybrid mobile apps across different sectors. Love working on innovative and smart products that push the boundaries of what’s already out there in the industry.
Emilie is a music industry professional powered by a strong mix of industry knowledge and experience in theory and performance, music publicity, marketing, management, artist relations, social media, and brand & influencer partnerships. She has worked on publicity campaigns for artists in the rap and hip-hop sphere including Chief Keef, Big Boi, Nardo Wick, Drakeo the Ruler, and more. She is currently pursuing her M.A. in Music Business from Berklee College of Music and manages the up-and-coming indie-pop artist, Retrograded.
Content & Marketing Manager
TikTok Account Manager
With years of experience in community management for digital spaces, Eden focuses on creating highly-engaged user groups that blossom and grow. Her work in social media combines technical expertise, design, and marketing strategy to facilitate lively community atmospheres.
Ashley is a social media strategist and content creator focusing on community expansion and engagement strategies. With her extensive experience in social media marketing, as well as her educational background in psychology and technology, she has a proven track record of increasing viewership on multiple platforms by providing thought-provoking content.
A multi-faceted entrepreneur with experience in marketing, business strategy, team building, and project management.
Georgie is currently working at 237 Global, a music tech company that connects creators to their fans through VIP experiences and custom artist apps.
Professor of Psychology
Dr. Simon Moore
Simon is a Chartered Psychologist and managing partner with the award-winning psychological insight and behaviour intervention consultancy, Innovationbubble (www.innovationbubble.eu).
President of A&R
Pete is a 2-time Grammy Award-winning music business executive who is currently President of A&R for Atlantic Records and President of ATCO Records. He's also the host of the music history podcast "Rock & Roll High School.
Senior VP of A&R
Music Executive & Lawyer
Katie has steered the career of some of the biggest songwriters in pop, she formed Black Diamond Artist Management, with an initial roster that includes Justin Tranter (Justin Bieber, Imagine Dragons, Bebe Rexha, Selena Gomez), Zach Skelton (Jonas Brothers, Lil Nas X), and Boy Matthews.
Stephen is a multi-faceted entrepreneur, music executive, personal manager, and attorney who serves as Arthouse Entertainment’s Co-CEO.
Manager & Publisher
Music industry professional with over a decade of versatile experience in publishing, artist development and management, and strategic marketing at companies including Sony Music Nashville and Hard 8 Management. Manager of pop artist GAYLE.
Electric Feel Entertainment
Brooke nurtures and maintains relationships with new and existing songwriters, composers, and publishers, with a specific focus on songwriter/artist collaboration.
Dina is an attorney who represents music creators, celebrities, music industry executives, influencers, and owners and controllers of intellectual property.
Michael is a Grammy-nominated American songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He has written songs for artists such as Maroon 5, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Jonas Brothers, Lizzo, Ed Sheeran and many others.
Kelly Sayer is an A&R manager at Atlantic Records. Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, she first arrived in the USA in 2013 to study Music Production and Engineering at Berklee College of Music. After graduating and relocating to LA, she began her career working as Alex da Kid's head engineer at KIDinaKORNER studios.
VP of Creative | New York
As Vice President, Creative, New York, Samantha Cox is responsible for overseeing the Pop, Rock and Indie team based in BMI’s New York office. She is also responsible for scouting and signing new songwriters and publishers, and maintaining relationships with existing BMI affiliates worldwide, as well as coordinating various songwriter nights, showcases and seminars. Samantha plays an important role in the lives of songwriters, helping them build their careers through a number of outlets, including assembling their team, setting up collaborations and educating songwriters on the mechanics of the music industry.
Jamie Zeluck Hindlin
Since launching her career in 2007, Nonstop Management CEO and Founder Jaime Zeluck Hindlin has signed, shepherded, and spearheaded the success of numerous GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum songwriters and producers.
In 2018, she founded Nonstop Management. The company’s client roster incorporates a diverse group of well-known songwriters/ producers across multiple genres including JKash, Michael Pollack(Maroon 5, Justin Bieber), Nick Long (MGK, King Princess), Ryann (Tate McRae), Jake Torrey (Andy Grammar, John Legend), Tia Scola (Sabrina Carpenter, Ava Max) among others.
Based in LA, Jaime is also a devoted mother and wife. She is deeply involved in the American Heart Association - she was named their Go Red For Women Class Lead in 2021, aiming to spread awareness globally on maternal heart health.
Ross is a multi-award-winning, multi-platinum selling, American songwriter, record producer and playwright.
Artist, Writer, Producer
Mississippi native Ben Johnson is a Grammy- Nominated songwriter, producer, and artist living in Nashville, TN. He is signed to a worldwide co- publishing deal with Tape Room Music (Nashville) and Artist Publishing Group (Los Angeles). Johnson's first cut was Charlie Puth's "Patient" which launched his career that now includes cuts with notable artists like Jake Owen, Lee Brice, Dierks Bentley, John Legend, Ava Max, Thomas Rhett, Kane Brown, Justin Timberlake, HARDY, Lauren Alaina, Parmalee, Weezer, and more. Additionally Johnson is signed to a record deal at BBR (Stoney Creek) with his band Track45, comprised of Johnson and his sisters Jenna and KK. They were named an Amazon Music "Artist to Watch" in 2020, and their first radio single "Met Me Now" was the most added song on country radio the week of its release.
EVP & General Counsel
National Music Publishers’ Association
Danielle M. Aguirre
Jeff Cohen is a 6 Time BMI Award winning, Grammy Nominated Songwriter/Producer/Publisher based in Nashville whose songs have appeared on over 20 million albums sold, over 100 placements in TV/Film and over 10 million video games.
Jeff’s songs have been recorded by The Band Perry (Hit single/BMI Award - Postcard From Paris), Evan and Jaron (Hit single/BMI award - Crazy For This Girl), Big and Rich (Hit single/BMI award - Holy Water), The Shires (Hit Singles - I See Stars, 1000 Hallelujahs, Daddy’s Little Girl ,Echo, ), Laura Bell Bundy (Hit single - Giddy On Up - also #1 Video CMT and GAC), The Worry Dolls - Endless Road (2018 UK Americana Award Song of The Year Nomination), Jake Bugg - (Single - Downtown), Richie MacDonald of Lone Star (Hit single - I Turn To You), Ilse DeLange (Hit Single - Beautiful Distraction), Waylon (Hit Single - Hey), Nell Bryden (Hit Singles “Amy” and “These Changes”), Nikhil D’Souza (Singles - “Beautiful Mind” and “Silver and Gold”), Sugarland, Josh Groban, Mandy Moore, Macy Gray, Spin Doctors, Nick Lachey, Teitur, Tina Dico, Doc Walker, Mickey Guyton, Hush, Luz Casal, Sandi Patty, Marc Broussard, Kristian Bush, Jasmine Murray, Cho Yong- Pil, and many more.
Tayla Parx has established herself as a history-making behind-the-scenes force with a discography streamed over 1 billion times and counting. Winner of Billboard’s 2019 “Hitmaker” Award, Parx was the first female songwriter to have three simultaneous Top 10 songs—Ariana Grande’s “7 rings” and “thank u, next” and Panic! At The Disco’s “High Hopes”—in the Hot 100 since 2014.
Last year, Parx released her album Coping
Mechanisms via TaylaMade / Atlantic Records, the follow-up to her acclaimed 2019 debut album We Need To Talk.
Parx notably penned a total of six tracks on
Grande’s blockbuster album Positions, including “34+35” and “pov,” not to mention co-writing the double-platinum track “Love Lies” for Khalid and Normani, Anderson.Paak’s “Tints (featuring
Kendrick Lamar)” and Dua Lipa’s “It Ain’t Me.” Most recently, Dan and Shay’s “Glad You Exist” peaked at #1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart while For King & Country's “Relate” debuted on the Hot Christian Songs chart, marking the first chart appearance for the group. In addition, her Grammy Award-nominated catalog consists of songwriting contributions on Justin Bieber’s Justice (Triple Chucks Deluxe), HAIM’s Women In Music Pt. III, John
Legend’s Bigger Love, Janelle Monáe’s Dirty Computer, Christina Aguilera’s “Like I Do
(featuring GoldLink),” The Internet’s “Ego Death” and the film Hairspray. Parx launched TaylaMade, Inc., a new umbrella company housing Parx’s ventures: Parx Publishing, Parx Studios, 3020 Management and lifestyle brand Trailer Parx.
As EVP and General Counsel of the National Music Publishers’ Association, Ms. Aguirre oversees all of NMPA’s legal, business and policy objectives. Her role is to protect and enforce the copyrights and intellectual property interests of songwriters and music publishers. Ms. Aguirre has aggressively fought digital piracy and infringement litigating against digital platforms, and she works with the largest companies, digital services and record labels to ensure that publishers and songwriters are being fairly compensated for the use of their songs.
Ms. Aguirre was integrally involved in the negotiation, drafting and passage of the Music Modernization Act, legislation that amended U.S. Copyright law and led to the creation of a new licensing company, the Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC). After co-leading a team that developed the MLC, she currently serves as the statutorily designated non-voting publisher representative on the MLC board. In 2018, Billboard honored her as the Women in Music Co-Executive of the Year for her work on the MMA and MLC.
Prior to joining NMPA, Ms. Aguirre was an attorney at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison LLP. She received her JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and her BA from Georgetown University.
Marissa Smith is a Music Agent at UTA based in Nashville. Smith works with clients such as GAYLE, JP Saxe, JVKE, Emlyn, John Harvie, and more. She began her career at WME, where outside of her work in North America touring, she helped build and lead their first Virtual Appearance Department, booking hundreds of virtual concerts for artists such as Kehlani, Charlie Puth, Culture Club, Lindsey Stirling, Sabrina Claudio, and more. Smith also served as their first-ever Social Action Music Agent, booking the department’s non-profit, political, and social action related events. Smith holds board positions with several non-profit organizations including She Is The Music, Noise for Now, Children in Conflict, and more.
Electric Feel Entertainment
VP of Management/Publishing
Mega House Music
Educator, Author, Songwriter
Anthony D’Annunzio is a partner and GM of Producer/Songwriter Management at Electric Feel Entertainment, based out of Los Angeles. As one of the longest running Electric Feel team members, Anthony has been with the company for a majority of the last decade. He is currently overseeing the growth and expansion of the Producer/Songwriter Management roster and team. Anthony prides himself on his ear for great songs and talent but most importantly providing the ultimate care and attention to detail for EF’s clients as well as being a great leader and example for his team of young managers. Started as an intern with Electric Feel in 2012 being mentored by founder/CEO Austin Rosen, Anthony has since gone on to grow with Electric Feel and help expand their client roster across various genres and skill sets. Anthony and his team currently oversee the careers of Louis Bell, Blake Slatkin, Billy Walsh, Brian Lee, Westen Weiss, Feli Ferraro, DVLP, Mike Crook and many more.Anthonywas recently recognized as an honoree onVariety’s “Hollywood’s New Leadersof 2021.”
Haley Evans is a manager and A&R at Mega House Music, (Songwriter/Producer Management / Publishing) based out of Los Angeles, CA. Mega House’s roster includes multi-platinum songwriters and producers such as The Monsters & Strangerz, Ammar Malik, Casey Smith, Gian Stone, 94Skrt, Peter Fenn, Robopop, Daylight, Ella Boh, Davin Kingston, and others. Haley is currently aiding in the expansion of Mega’s publishing and management rosters.
Nicolle Galyon is an award winning, multi-Platinum singer, songwriter and producer from Sterling,Kansas and one of Nashville’s most successful and respected voices. Adding to her already triumphantcareer as a songwriter, Galyon released her long-awaiteddebut album,firstborn, earlier this summer viaher own label, Songs & Daughters. A striking personal statement,firstbornis Galyon’s life story in songform and continues to receive widespread critical attention. Of the record,The Tennesseanpraises, “astar-making statement all her own that reckons with her humanity and humility in equal measure,”whileVarietydeclares, “firstbornis not aimed at giving her a tenth No. 1 but at putting her own lyricalvoice in the top position for the first time in hercareer.”
Mike Errico is a recording artist, author, and songwriting professor at Yale, the New School, and NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music. In addition to his performing and teaching careers, Errico’s opinions and insights have appeared in publications including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and CNN. His newest book, Music, Lyrics, and Life: A Field Guide for the Advancing Songwriter, is available now.
Latina GM Mexican Music
In 1997, Orjuela arrived at BMI, taking on the role of Regional Manager while spearheading the development of the company’s new Latin division in the West Coast. Over the span of 23 fruitful years, she moved up in the ranks and eventually achieved the distinguished position of Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, continuing to lead BMI’s Latin Music
department by developing and maintaining the company’s relationships with Latin
songwriters, composers and publishers across the United States and the Americas and overseeing its influential showcases and panels. During her impressive run, she invaluably contributed to BMI’s incredible success, repeatedly demonstrating her exceptional ear for talent by signing some of the most prolific songwriters and composers of our time, including Juanes, Pitbull, Jenni Rivera, Horacio Palencia, Los Tigres del Norte, Los Tucanes de Tijuana, A.B. Quintanilla III, Pepe Aguilar, Espinoza Paz, Banda el Recodo, Alex Cuba, Ximena
Sariñana, Larry Hernandez, Belinda, Chayanne, JBalvin, AAnuel, Gloria Trevi, Cafe Tacuba, Kinky, Molotov, and many others hereby shaping the Latin music landscape into the powerful force that it is today.
Orjuela is currently serving as Warner Music Latina General Manager Mexican Music as well as the president of the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame, where she continues to champion today’s most talented songwriters and composers. She is also committed to a number of impactful social causes, such as Mujer de Fé, an organization formed by singer-songwriter Paulina Aguirre that works to empower women; Los Producers, an annual charity concert initiated by Rebeleon Entertainment CEO Sebastian Krys in collaboration with BMI; and is an
advocate for St. Jude.