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Personal Approach: Rostrum Record's Eric Henry

Among the major music labels, Rostrum Records and the six artists they represent are a small blip on the radar. But despite the Pittsburgh label’s size, it’s influence is palpable. Rostrum was the first label to offer Wiz Khalifa an album deal, and Rostrum currently holds the record for having the first independently distributed debut album top the Billboard charts since 1995 with Mac Miller’s Blue Slide Park album in 2011.

Wendy Day: Hip-hop Mentor

Wendy Day is the first to admit that a 50-year-old white woman with no background in music is an unlikely ally for hip-hop artists. But after selling her condo, investments, and car to start Rap Coalition in 1992, Day has evolved into one of the most powerful weapons rappers have.

Trend Scouting: Evan Peters

Evan Peters developed an interest in the music industry from an early age. As a young musician, the Los Angeles native went on to enroll at Cal State Northridge, where he graduated with a Music Industry Studies degree. As part of the program requirements, Peters sought out an internship with a major record label.

Velvet Hammer Music and Management Group

Velvet Hammer Music and Management Group is an artist development and management company founded by David “Beno” Benveniste more than a decade ago, following his development of System of a Down.

Big Machine Label Group

Scott Borchetta started Big Machine Records in 2005, certain that he could run a record label more efficiently than he had seen others attempt before him. The first to sign as an artist under the new label was a young singer/songwriter Borchetta had met in 2004.

Conference Confab: Helen Britton

England ex-pat Helen Britton moved to Toronto looking for a job … any job. What she got was a kickass career plucking bands from musical obscurity, strategically placing them in front of industry bigwigs and riding the press wave across continents.


SoundExchange is a non-profit performance rights organization that represents recording artists and copyright owners, collecting and distributing performance royalty fees on their behalf. SoundExchange is the only such organization certified by the Copyright Royalty Board (appointed by The U.S. Library of Congress) to collect digital performance statutory royalties from streaming services like satellite radio, Internet radio, cable TV music channels, and similar platforms.

EMI Group Ltd.

EMI Group is one of the world’s largest music companies, controlling record labels on five continents. EMI Group also owns and operates Abbey Road recording studio in London and Capitol Studios in Los Angeles.

Sony Music Entertainment

Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, born out of an acquisition of CBS Records Group. At the close of 2010, SME counted more than 30 record labels to its roster.