keynote speaker

Martin Atkins

Martin Atkins is the definition of entrepreneurial activity in cultural arts endeavors. His 40+ years in the music business spans across genres, borders, and industries. He was a member of Public Image Ltd (1979-1985) and Killing Joke. He founded industrial super group Pigface, The Damage Manual, and Murder Inc., and has contributed to Nine Inch Nails and Ministry during their most celebrated periods. He is the owner of Invisible Records (est. 1988), founder of the Museum Of Post Punk and Industrial Music in Chicago (2021), The creator of GTFOOB coffee with Dark Matter Coffee, and is the author of 3 books on the Music Business including Tour:Smart. Martin is also the Coordinator of Music Industry Studies at Millikin University in Decatur IL. In addition, he is also a producer, drummer, documentary filmmaker, bad DJ, husband, and father of four. Whatever the future of music is, you can pretty much bet that he’ll be in the middle of it!


Satyam Patel

As one of Arizona’s top voice instructors, Satyam Patel has spent the last 23+ years developing some amazing vocal talent! His students have appeared on TV shows, major motion pictures, Broadway tours, Carnegie Hall, movie soundtracks, and cruise lines!! His specialty is vocal technique! Regardless of the style of music or the singer’s ability level, his #1 priority is to look for imbalances in the voice and offer exercises to replace those bad habits ASAP! He offers private sessions and various singing workshops (technique, overcoming anxiety, vocal health, singing harmonies, ear training, etc.) at his studio in Gilbert, AZ.

Dani Cutler

Dani Cutler is an FM radio personality, and has been in digital marketing and social media management for over a decade. Her experience is in writing, recording, and audio editing to create quality content. Dani has volunteered her time to KWSS Independent radio in Phoenix for over 15 years, and is the Promotions and Marketing manager and Co-Programming Director for the station. She also hosts the morning show every weekday and a 70-90’s “retro” music hour called Dani’s Diner. Providing social media management, marketing and promotions with a focus on community-building, Dani knows it’s not just about advertising, it’s about connecting with people on a personal level. With her background in digital marketing and radio she understands the importance of using various forms of communication to connect with people.

Les Scott

Source Q Boutique

Les Scott is a veteran of the music industry whose publishing company Source Q Boutique specializes in music placement in film & television and currently represents over 300 writers/artists. SQB is exclusively marketed through its alliances with Crucial Music Group, Expressive Artists LLC, and Fuze Artz LLC.

A few of SQB’s placements include: Chicago P.D. (nbc), Shameless (show), Once Upon A Time (abc), The Fosters (abc), American Idol (fox), (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (abc), House (fox), Rizzoli & Isles (tnt), (Red Widow (abc), Castle (abc), Breaking Bad (amc), Southland (tnt), The Glades (a&e), The Nine Lives Of Chloe King (abc family), Weeds (showtime), Army Wives (lifetime), Cold Case (cbs), Ugly Betty (abc), Saving Grace (tnt), Prison Break (fox), Friday Night Lights (nbc), Californication (showtime)… along with landing the Theme song for the CW show, Life Unexpected.

As a producer, he is commissioned to produce master recordings for such companies as FirstCom Music, Universal Production Music, Killer Tracks, One Music and Network Music.

Les has produced over 450 artists/bands in all genres wherein his writings and productions appear daily throughout the film/tv industries.

Mr. Scott consults on intellectual property and other music business matters such as: music licenses, copyright registrations, performing rights organizations, writer collaborations, performance releases, publishing agreements, cue sheets, and more.

Stacy Nupoff

MB Entertainment Group

Planning events, festivals, concerts and working with musicians has always been part of Stacy’s life. Her dad was a producer of many Irish and Scottish festivals and concerts in California. Stacy decided that Law Enforcement is where she wanted to be and headed to school to study Forensics.  Graduated top in her classes with a degree in Forensics and Criminal Studies, she got the opportunity to work with one of the nation’s largest multi-jurisdictional drug task forces. After spending 10 years in law enforcement, she returned to her true passion of music, by going to work for CBS Radio, KFWB, KRTH, KROQ, KLSX and others in the Los Angeles market, working in marketing, promotions and production. After moving to Arizona, she became the Special Events Manager for the Carefree Resort,  handling private parties, weddings and concerts featuring national touring artists. After leaving the resort, she was hired as a Talent Buyer & Production Manager for one of Arizona’s largest concert promoters, working with some of the biggest agents and venues in the nation to bring touring artists to their venues. After gaining the experience of working with national touring bands, Stacy was offered the chance of a lifetime to become the talent buyer at the Mesa Amphitheatre (which fun fact was actually the first venue she saw a concert at here in AZ).

Stacy is a big supporter of local musicians. MB Entertainment Group is owned by Stacy and her daughter Taylor. MBE manages, books and helps with promotion and PR for artists on their roster. 

For the past 6 years she has been involved as one of the producers of Rock The District along with the Cave Creek Unified Education Foundation raising money for teachers to purchase what they need for their classrooms by making students rockstars for the day! Stacy has recently joined the board of On Stage Now. 

Mike Mumola

Attorney/Life Coach

Mike Mumola is an Attorney, Serial Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Public Speaker, Personal/Business Coach, & Mentor. He regularly represents & advises clients on a variety of personal, legal & business decisions. He is also a personal & professional source of insight, influence and inspiration to a number of highly successful athletes, celebrities & business owners. Mike has built a vast international network of partners, clients, companies & high-net worth colleagues & continues to work diligently to create opportunity, & success through passionate service.

Alex Gilbert

Booking Agent/TKO Agency

Alex Gilbert is a veteran booking agent currently lending his talents to The Kirby Agency (TKO). Gilbert began his career in the music industry in 2008 and has held various positions including music journalist, public relations professional and booking agent.

Zachary Yoshioka

CEO/Powerline Management

Zachary Yoshioka is an ASU Alum and veteran Artist Manager. Zach is the CEO of Powerline Management and Co-CEO/Talent Buyer at K & Z Entertainment. Powerline Management LLC is a full service artist development and management company based in Tempe, AZ. Their roster currently includes Escape the Fate, Butcher Babies, Lacey Sturm and more.