curation Board

Rosanne Cash

Rosanne Cash is an American singer-songwriter, author, and daughter of country musician Johnny Cash. She has released 15 albums, earned four GRAMMY Awards, and has been nominated for 12. Cash was also awarded an honorary doctorate from Memphis College of Art, in 2014 was a recipient the American Ingenuity Award of Performing Arts from Smithsonian magazine, and in 2015 was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Patrick Carney

Drums - The Black Keys
Patrick Carney is an American musician and producer best known as the drummer for the blues rock band The Black Keys. He is also a bass player for his side-project rock band Drummer, in which each band member has played drums with another band. Carney has produced records for Beaten Awake, Houseguest, Churchbuilder, and The Black Keys. He is the founder of Audio Eagle Records.

Meghan Helsel

Co-Owner - Grandstand Media & Management
Meghan Helsel is a Co-Owner of Grandstand Media & Management, overseeing publicity in areas of music, non-profit, events, film, literacy, and politics. After leaving Jensen Communications, Helsel helped create Grandstand in 2012, which came together with the New York based PR firm, 2:30 Publicity, in 2013 to create Grandstand Media & Management.

Rita Houston

Program Director - WFUV
Rita Houston is a Program Director at WFUV (Bronx, NY). Houston has been at WFUV for over 12 years, known for her rapport with artists & being a true champion for artists in the community.

Jimmy Chamberlin

Co-Owner - Grandstand Media & Management
Jimmy Chamberlin is an American drummer and record producer best known as the drummer for the alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins. After the breakup of The Smashing Pumpkins in 2000, Chamberlin joined both the alternative rock supergroup Zwan and his own group, the Jimmy Chamberlin Complex. He joined in the reform of The Smashing Pumpkins from 2005 to 2009, performed in the alternative rock group Skysaw until 2012, and now plays as the Jimmy Chamberlin Complex. Chamberlin is known as “one of the most powerful drummers in rock” and was named the 5th best drummer of all time by the British online music news site Gigwise in 2008.

Russell Ziecker

EVP Television Music A&R - Lionsgate
Russell Ziecker is the EVP Television Music A&R at Lionsgate, where he is the head of television and music. He has done work overseeing music for popular television shows including Mad Men, Nashville, Orange Is the New Black, and Weeds. He started his journey working in the mailroom at Chrysalis trying to find a way into the music industry, and later got into music publishing. In 1994 he began putting music into television in film, which many artists at the time viewed as ‘selling out.’ His job involves setting up shows, hiring music teams for the show, and overseeing the process.

Jonny Fritz

Jonny Fritz is a singer-songwriter born in Montana and raised in Esmont, Virginia. His music comes from small, weird little moments in life that go unnoticed by many others. “Dad Country” and his newest album “Sweet Creep” Fritz is also a member of the band Traveller.