AAF Panelist April 2023

Ashly Williams

Ashly Williams is a songstress with an undeniably unique voice. She has been featured on competitive talent TV shows such as X-Factor and Chasing Destiny, where she became a member of Kelly Rowland's female group, [...]

Aria Williams

A music industry professional whose passion and focus lies in talent discovery, talent development and music touring. My goal is to continue to find talent that I believe in at the early stages of their [...]

Melanie Stevenson

Melanie Lynn Stevenson (she/her) is an artist advocate and mentor and serves as artist relations manager for Roland Americas. She has built a solid reputation as a forward-thinking, people-driven leader in the music and technology [...]

Todd Goodwin

Todd Goodwin built and runs °1824, an internal creative solutions team at Universal Music Group focused on content creation, creator (influencer) partnerships, experiences, live streaming, ideation and career development. °1824 produces first-in-class visuals including music [...]

Mayra Vargas

Mayra Vargas is in the eternal quest for the intersection between music and activism. Born in Lima, Peru now residing in Los Angeles, Vargas is dedicated to uplift songwriters' voices in the music industry through [...]

Nicole Rich

Nicole Rich is a 26-year-old born in Chicago and living in Los Angeles. Nicole got her start in music by creating a Justin Bieber fan Twitter at the age of 13 that garnered over 26,000 [...]

Jana Sanders

Utilizing my passion for talent discovery, organization, and interpersonal communication, I serve on the A&R team at Downtown Music Services. While everyday looks different, I am steadfast in my duties of connecting with new talent [...]

Christiana Sudano

Christiana Sudano Bergamini worked in Label Relations at Universal Music Group (Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Maddie & Tae, Ghost, Sabrina Carpenter) to Product Managing legendary releases (Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, R.E.M) at Concord Music, she [...]

Helen Showalter

Helen Showalter dropped out of her sophomore year of college to work at Crowd Surf 8 years ago. During her time there, she’s managed the social strategy of award winning artists (Backstreet Boys, Fifth Harmony) [...]

Martie Faye Agravante

Martie Faye (she/her) is an alumna of Music Forward Foundation. She is a singer-songwriter, producer, and was a Lighting Tech Apprentice for a major stadium tour's US Leg 2022.
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