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John M.



New York, NY

Organizer since:

April 9, 2013


What is your music background if any?

Music degree in guitar performance, formal training since the age of 9 for guitar. Toured extensively for numerous bands throughout the world. Former Director of A&R for EMI/Blue Note Label Group an in-house producer. Gold and Platinum music producer with over 100 album credits. Session guitarist, engineer, composer and arranger. Former record label owner. Currently A&R consultant for guitar legend Allan Holdsworth and publishing consultant for MoonJune Records.

What are your areas of interest in the music business? Musician, manager, producer, etc.?

Musician, producer, engineering, performance, publishing and business.

Do you have any formal training in music or music education?

Yes music degree in guitar performance and 30 years teaching music at the private and college level.

What are your normal means of getting gigs if you perform?

I know many of the top promoters in NYC and on the East Coast. Networking with other musicians.

What do you hope to achieve by attending these classes?

Possible discovery of new talent. Pass on my expertise to people new to the business.


Producer/A&R/Mus­ician: 30 years experience in the music business with a straight line to artists, A&R, producers, publishers, etc. Gold and Platinum record producer for Atlantic Records. Former A&R Director/Staff Producer for EMI Music.

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