Manifest Your Story: The Journey From Fans to Music Professionals

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) [...]

Chuka Chase

Chuka Chase (Founder/CEO) is a Nigerian-born American who at 18, co-founded Worldwix, a startup that allowed customers to donate a portion of their purchases to charity (akin to Amazon Smile). The launch of his first business [...]

Adam Barrera

Adam Barrera creates engaging, commentarial content surrounding the music and entertainment industries to over 2 million users on TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. He enjoys discussing songs, charts, music marketing strategies, and artist careers. Adam [...]

Claudia Villarreal

Claudia Villarreal launched her career by cultivating a community of like-minded fans around the world through online and in-person activations via a One Direction fan account that had 200K+ followers at its prime. Claudia has [...]

Lyndsey Havens

Lyndsey Havens is a senior editor at Billboard and co-host of SiriusXM's weekly show, Billboard Live. She has written cover stories on artists including Billie Eilish, Kesha, Post Malone and Lil Yachty, has reported live [...]
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