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The Florida Music Festival boasts a history of connecting a ‘Who’s Who’ of Music Industry Guest Speakers with students, musicians and aspiring industry players. Everyone on this list was made available to the artists, music company reps and Full Sail, FIRST, Rosen College and Valencia students, to network, drop a demo or hand off a resume. Check out the Panelists links to learn more about this past year’s speakers!

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Florida Music Festival Keynote Alumni:
Jonathan MayersBonnaroo Founder
• Rodney Jerkins • Producer (Michael Jackson / Beyonce / Kanye West)
• Kevin Lyman • Warped Tour Founder
• Melvin Benn • Festival Republic CEO
• Monte & Avery Lipman • Universal Republic Records Founders
• Steve Robertson • Atlantic Records VP
• John Janick • Interscope Records CEO / Fueled By Ramen Founder
• Richard Gottehrer • The Orchard / Sire Records Founder
• Richard Reines • Drive Thru Records Founder
• Lou Pearlman • TransCon Records Founder

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FMF Record Label / Management Alumni:
• Rusty Harmon • Average Joe Management
• Jeff Hanson • Silent Majority Group
• Dirk Hemseth • The Working Group Management
• Steve Robertson • Atlantic Records
• Robert Carter • Slip N Slide Records
• Eric Tobin • Hopeless Records
• Jeff Fenster • Jive/Zomba Records
• Ron Burman • Roadrunner Records
• Trevor Pryce • Outlook Records
• Steve Smith • Columbia Records
• Ken Blaustein • Warner Records
• Steve Tramposch • Virgin Records
• Matt Maroone • SRC Records
• Diana Fragnito • Island Records

FMF Interactive / Tech Alumni:
• Lou Plaia • ReverbNation.com Founder
• Brett Woitunski • PureVolume.com Founder
• Samantha Cox • BMI
• Matt Pinfield • MTV
• Adam Shore • Vice Music
• Allison Hagendorf • fuse TV
• Tobin Watkinson • Myspace Records
• Aubrey Hodges • EA/Tiburon Music
• John Vignocchi • Midway Games
• Jim Shepard • Raven Software
• Tim Riley • Activision Games Music
• David Mckenna • Filmmaker • To Write Love On Her Arms 

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FMF Booking Agent / Legal Alumni:
• David Beame • Global Citizen Festival 
• Matt Galle • Paradigm Agency
• Mike Rosenfeld • WME
• Jaime Kelsall • APA 
• Jim Mallonee • House of Blues
• Colleen Flynn • Hard Rock Live
• Michael McRaney • The Beacham / The Social
• Tim Beeding • CAA
• Jeff Howard • APA Nashville
• Mike Rosenfeld • WME
• Jim Zumwalt • Zumwalt, Almon & Hayes
• Kent Marcus • Marcus & Colvin
• Nick Ferrara • Serling, Rooks & Ferrara

 

 

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FMF Producer/Artist Alumni:
• Andrew McMahon • Something Corporate / Jack’s Mannequin
• David Kahne • Paul McCartney / Sublime 
• Brian Malouf •  Pearl Jam / OAR 
• Kyle Cook • Matchbox Twenty / The New Left
• Paul Doucette • Matchbox Twenty / The Break & Repair Method
Will Hunt Tommy Lee / Evanescence
• Brett Hestla • Dark New Day / Creed
• Vada Nobles • Rehanna / Lauryn Hill
• Dave Siegel • TI / Christina Aquilera / Enrique Iglesias
• Kevin Griffin • Better Than Ezra 
• Billy Hume •  Lil Jon / Ludacris 
• James Wisner • Dashboard Confessional / New Found Glory