Professor Tonya Butler, J.D., LL.M. is the new Assistant Chair of Music Business/Management at Berklee College of Music and the first female to hold a leadership position in that department. A seasoned veteran of the music business, Butler has more than 14 years of experience as an entertainment attorney and record label executive working for various major and independent record companies, music publishers, and film studios including Rhino Records, Pioneer Entertainment and MGM Music.
A native of Los Angeles, CA, Butler is an award-winning motivational speaker, Toastmaster and author of the self-published career guide, “The Music Business is Corrupt or Maybe You Just Can’t Sing?” She is a strong advocate for artists' rights and entrepreneurship education, having served two terms on the Recording Academy’s Board of Governors and three terms on the executive board of the Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association.
She has a Juris Doctorate from California Western School of Law and a Master of Laws in Entertainment and Media from Southwestern University School of Law/Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, England.
CD Baby’s VP of Marketing, Kevin Breuner, has spent over 20 years working in the music business, both as an artist and an industry professional. A San Diego native, Kevin went east to attend Belmont University in Nashville, TN where he studied Music and Music Business. After college, he joined the Atlanta based band Smalltown Poets who later signed a recording contract with a major label under the EMI umbrella. Their self-titled debut album received critical acclaim selling over 200,000 copies and landing the guys with a Grammy nomination plus multiple Dove Award nominations.
Tracy joined the CD Baby team in 2010 as Chief Operating Officer and became CEO in May of 2012. He has led the company during a period of rapid growth, focusing on rolling out new products and services that enable artists to self-manage their music careers, make money from their music and communicate directly with fans.
Hailing from the Midwestern United States, Liz Teutsch grew up in a home saturated with music, from her parents’ Beatles records to her multi-instrumentalist grandmother’s square-dance fiddling. This early exposure led her through studies in violin, piano, cello, percussion, drum set, bass and guitar; eventually leading her to Berklee College of Music’s Boston campus where she majored in Music Production and Engineering. Her studies in Boston have led to a plethora of collaborative, creative ventures in music production, sound for visual media, and teaching.
Liz formerly served as the Director of Academic Technology on Berklee’s Valencia campus and also as the Director of Audio Production at Boston University's Center for Digital Imaging Arts. She was based in Boston for over 10 years where she worked as an educator, technician, and tracking and mix engineer for music and multimedia. She is an active member of the Audio Engineering Society and recently completed a 2-year post as the AES Vice President of the Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa Region.
An Associate Professor, Teutsch teaches courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level in music production, recording and mix techniques, and the humanities. Liz is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Berklee College of Music, an avid yogini, and thrilled to be living in a warm-weather climate for the first time in her life.
Rick Rogers started his career in the music industry with his own PR company, Trigger in the late 1970s, guiding the early campaigns for key independent labels Stiff and Chiswick Records. He quickly expanded into management with The Damned and launched the career of The Specials, taking responsibility for running Two Tone Records with their astonishing succession of top ten hits. He then went on to manage the careers of several successful bands including The Fun Boy Three, The Soup Dragons, Right Said Fred and The High Fidelity. He also spent time as the Marketing Manager of Big Life Records and masterminded the campaign for De La Soul's platinum selling debut ‘3 Feet High and Rising'.
In 2010 Rick was appointed as a Senior Lecturer and Music Industry Champion at Falmouth University in Cornwall, UK.
Ben Cantil (Encanti), is an independent electronic music producer, sound designer and audio/visual performer based in Spain. Cantil is currently an Assistant Professor at Berklee Valencia, as part of the Music Production, Technology, and Innovation Masters program. In addition to producing music for the Zebbler Encanti Experience, he has written and produced commercial music for clients including Verizon, the city of Boston and most recently, the 20th Century Fox film "La Tribu.” As a sound designer, clients such as Cakewalk, iZotope, and Ableton have commissioned him to create presets and expansion packs for their products.
Javier Lander is a full-time guitarist and entrepreneur with over 27 years of experience in the music industry as a touring musician and tech start-up investor. As a musician, Lander played with bands such as Jack'n'Lies and Fake Rebels. Additionally, he is the co-founder of the start-up company, Merchanfy.com and acts as a consultant for start-up companies such as The Cocktail.
Emilien Moyon, PhD, is the Director of the Global Entertainment and Music Business Graduate Program at Berklee College of Music in Valencia, Spain. Moyon founded Musaico Fest, Berklee Valencia's 1st Music Festival, Disrupción Records, Berklee Valencia's first Music Label and TEDxBerkleeValencia.
He holds a PhD in Strategy for which he received the 2012 award for the best PhD dissertation in this field in France. His research focuses on Creative Entrepreneurship, Business Model Innovation and Strategies of Change in music and entertainment. His academic work was published in top academic journals (International Studies of Management, Organisation and Management International, etc.), presented to international academic conferences (xDesign Harvard, The Academy of Management, Tokyo International Music Content Forum, etc.) and music conferences: SXSW, MIDEM, Sonàr, Primavera Sounds, etc.
Dr. Moyon also a co-founder of the Business Model Community, an academic community involving more than 250 researchers worldwide. Outside of academia, his business experience encompasses marketing (RC Lens, Professional Football team) and technology startups. When he is not developing projects in the field of music and education, Emilien is a fan of football, hip-hop and Asian food. He will never miss out on an opportunity to enjoy a nice bowl of Phö.
Chris Robley is the editor of CD Baby’s DIY Musician Blog, an award-winning poet, and a songwriter whose gothic indie-pop and mill-town Americana has been praised by The LA Times, KCRW, No Depression, Performer, and more. The Willamette Week called his music “Beatlesy goodness featuring deft wordplay delivered through McCartneyish melodies with a Lennonesque rasp.” Chris has worked in various capacities for the industry-leading distributor CD Baby for more than a dozen years. After a decade in Portland, Oregon, he now lives near Portland, Maine with his wife and daughter.
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Tracey Gill Miller is the Global Marketing Manager at CD Baby, the leader in music distribution for independent musicians. She is responsible for the strategy, execution and management of all international campaigns in Spanish, Portuguese and Japanese through social media networks, e-mail, digital advertising, and content management. She holds an MBA from IE Business School in Madrid, Spain with a focus on international marketing.
Victoriano (Tano) Darias is a music industry veteran from Spain who has worked for the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) and the European Grouping of
Societies of Authors and Composers (GESAC). While he stills consults and provides legal advice to a variety of clients, including songwriters and artists, trade associations and content producers, he has developed in the past five years a career in academia. He teaches courses on the music industry, its legal aspects and music and the media in several universities and colleges, including Berklee College of Music. He is also the program director of the Master in Intellectual Property & IT Law at Universidad Internacional de La Rioja (UNIR), Spain.
Victoriano holds a PhD from Universidad de La Laguna (Spain), and two Master’s degrees in Music Business (M.A.) from New York University and in European Union Law (LLM) from the
College of Europe (Belgium). He has published a book on the Legal Aspects of Music in the Internet and is about to publish a second one on Music and the Media, both in Spanish.
Alexandre Perrin is Associate Professor of Music Business at Berklee College of Music, Spain. Alexandre has an extensive experience in the consulting and academic field, teaching topics such as Data Analytics, Business Modelling and Economics in the music industry. As the founder of the Berklee Case Center in Boston, he is conducting research about leading firms and innovators in creative industries. Alexandre holds a PhD in Management Science.
Jon Forsyth developed the coursework and taught the first classes on Music Video Production at both the Boston and Valencia, Spain campuses of the Berklee College of Music, and currently teaches basic and advanced classes in Valencia. He created music videos for Emmy-award-winner Stephen Webber’s groundbreaking “Stylus Symphony,” and continues to create innovative music and art videos, experimenting with a variety of techniques. His video art has frequently been featured on the 80-foot-tall multi-screen marquee of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. His global wanderings have included organizing and conducting a documentary video workshop in Belize, studying marble sculpting in Italy, and performing in an ancient Roman amphitheater in Turkey.
Jon's other artistic pursuits include singing, acting, and songwriting/arranging, as well as photography, sculpting and mixed-media creations. In addition to video production, he has worked as a management consultant, software project manager, choral conductor and ballroom dance instructor. He studied video production at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt), and he has an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Cindy Castillo is the CEO and owner of Gigntik Booking & Management company, a full service international booking agency. Also, Cindy is the booking manager for Mad Cool Festival, Madrid's most anticipated and popular summer music festival.
Cindy has be recognized as one of the top female entrepreneurs and booking agents from world-renowned publications such as Marie Claire, IQ Magazine and many more.
Danielle King is the Marketing Manager at CD Baby. Danielle is responsible for the execution of marketing priorities and campaigns. She also directs CD Baby's DIY Musician Conference, the leading conference for independent artist education. Danielle has a BS in Journalism: Strategic Communication and a BA in Political Science from the University of Kansas. She is forever in search of her next favorite pop band.
Jon Bahr serves as the VP of Music Publishing and Rights Management at leading independent music distributor and artist services company, CD Baby. Prior to joining CD Baby in 2016, Bahr worked at ASCAP for over a decade where he was most recently Senior Director of Marketing & Communications overseeing ASCAP’s advertising, sponsorships, member benefit partnerships and marketing campaigns. He was a creator and executive producer of the successful annual ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO conference. Prior to ASCAP, Bahr worked at music booking agencies, in artist management and tour marketing.
A lifelong musician, tinkerer, and hopelessly optimistic entrepreneur. Currently, Nicholas spends his days contemplating the sanctity of intellectual property and digital rights as YouTube Content ID Supervisor for CD Bab.
Wesley T. A’Harrah develops and delivers Music Ally’s B2B training on a global level, with clients including all of the major record labels, numerous publishers, independents, brands such as Red Bull and Spotify, and other music organizations. Music Ally’s training is centered on highlighting the best new tools and industry trends to help companies continually develop the best digital strategies. Wesley contributes to Music Ally's Sandbox Reports on digital marketing trends and opportunities and is the founder of multiple startups across publishing and influencer marketing spaces.