Dec. 19 - March 1, 2020
ALAN ROY SCOTT
Alan's songs have been recorded by Celine Dion, Luther Vandross, Notorious B.I.G., Gloria Estefan, Cyndi Lauper, Patti LaBelle, Neville Bros. Roberta Flack, Cher, Jason Gould, El DeBarge, Tiffany, Patti Austin, The Spinners, Rick Springfield, Martika, Oak Ridge Boys, Ricky Martin, Anne Murray, Johnny Mathis, Pointer Sisters, Sheena Easton, and Ray Charles among many. His work also has been featured in Films and TV shows such as “Top Gun,” “First Wives Club,” “Coming To America,” “Redline,” “Karate Kid III,” “Summer School,” “Fame,” “Fame/LA,” “Sons of Anarchy,” “Oprah’s Next Chapter,” “Santa Barbara,” “Guiding Light,” “Melrose Place,” & “Beverly Hills 90210” among others.
Sandy Ramos’s songs have appeared on over 25 million CD’s, having been recorded by the Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill, Lee Greenwood, Neal McCoy, Anne Murray & Kenny Rogers and many others. She has had multiple ASCAP writer and publisher awards as well as Billboard Top 5 & 10 hits and a #1 Dance hit with “I Brake for Brunettes” recorded by Rhett Akins and a #1 Australian hit with Travis Collins "Boots On."
Sara Knight is a licensed booking agent and artist manager, CEO of a boutique booking agency KnightMoves Productions and involved in talent management. She collaborates with artists, venues, sponsors, talent buyers, ticket vendors and PR/social media firms in hosting and marketing a wide range of events. She has worked with national talent at large festivals, private events for charitable causes, and successfully managed all facets of event planning and production.
BRENT BACKHUS (SONG AND VIDEO JUROR)
Recording engineer for Solomon Burke, The Whispers, John Lee Hooker. Also video production clients include Sheryl Crow Live At The Capitol Theatre (Winner Best Performance Blu-Ray 2019), Jane's Addiction (Concert Video), George Harrison Foundation (film), The Pretenders With Friends (Concert Video). Companies: Group 4, Cleopatra Entertainment & Rock Fuel Media.
Songwriter, Performer, Former Staff Writer signed to Sony ATV Nashville, & Warner Chapell Music, Performed with Billy Ray Cyrus, Barbara Mandrell, Sawyer Brown, Owner of Niagara Falls 4680Q.CA Radio Station and the Niagara Institute of Music and Arts
KIM KRIZAN -VIDEO JUROR
Kim Krizan is an American writer, performer and actress best known for originating the characters in the "Before" series (starring Ethan Hawke) with her writing on Before Sunrise and Before Sunset, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and a Writers Guild Award.
Writer of 2 x #3 Billboard hot club chart songs, over 50 cuts in film/TV. Produced one of the Temptations. Los Angeles Music Awards "Female Songwriter of the Year."Writer of "101 Tips and Tricks of Successful Songwriting. DJ at Acoustic Gold Radio, 4680Q.ca, CEO Themusiclibrary.org
Heather Gardner is Head of Music Supervision + Licensing at Vapor Music) Her credits include work on television series (‘Vacations of the Brave’ (Amazon Prime), ’Hello Goodbye’ (CBC), ‘Shoot The Messenger’ (CBC/ITV/WGN America), ‘Rookie Blue’ (ABC/Global)), feature films, video games and advertising campaigns that have been seen worldwide. She was awarded the prize for Best Sync - Commercial at the first Canadian Sync Awards (2018) for her work on #EatTogether for President’s Choice.
Ruth is a music industry veteran, communications expert and brand strategist with a strong marketing and entrepreneurial background. Ruth's brainchild is the online Customer / Fan acquisition and retention, tool iFanz® iFanz.com® whose technology has provided online data mgmt., eCRM, & email broadcasting & compliance to LeAnn Rimes, Estate of Tupac Shakur, Roseanne Barr, John Cleese, Chevrolet, Paula Abdul, Edgar Winter, etc. http://www.mccartneystudios.com
Record Producer/Engineer - Dynamite Hack, The Polyphonic Spree, All The Apparatus, Crackout, Slammin' Gladys, Engineer for Maureen McCormick, Jean-Luc Ponty, Ass't Engineer for Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Cheap Trick, Barry Manilow, Bruce Willis, Armored Saint, The Del-Lords, Tom Scott, Freelance Archival Engineer for "top tier of international record labels."