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ME Mentors

Brian Morgan 

Brian has been working in the music and entertainment industry for over a decade. He started his journey in College starting a webzine with some friends called Chicago Music Magazine. During Brian’s time with Chicago Music Magazine, he was very passionate about music and story telling that he quickly gained access to some of the big power players in the music and entertainment world.  From his contacts made during his time with Chicago Music Magazine, he found himself creating relationships with some of the largest experiential marketing companies in NY & LA. That started his company Dark Barrel Media, where he was getting paid to create commercial content for brands at some of the coolest concerts and VIP parties including Coachella, The Grammys, Sundance, Lollapalooza, SXSW. Brian has made a lot of changes in his career over the years and has constantly learned to shift and reshape his  image and offerings to stay current in todays constant changing marketplace.


Lou Plaia

Founder, EVP Industry Relations

Co-founded ReverbNation in 2006. ReverbNation is the global leader in empowering independent Artists to advance their careers. Since its inception, ReverbNation has remained committed to giving more than 4 million artists exposure to the music industry, connection to a worldwide audience, and access to powerful promotional tools. The company's Artist Development group along with its industry-leading talent identification capability has positioned ReverbNation to play a pivotal role in the development of the next generation of successful Artists. The company operates worldwide with customers on every continent and more than 10 million unique visitors come to every month.

- Create opportunities for the 4M+ artists on the ReverbNation platform by connecting them to talent buyers, promoters, festivals, venues, booking agents, managers, record labels, publishers, music supervisors, licensing companies, publications, radio stations, brands, recording studios, producers and other music industry professionals.
- Work closely with A&R reps and Executives at Major and Independent Record Labels to identify talent using ReverbNation's curation-at-scale methods
- Work closely with Talent Buyers from Large and Small Festivals and Music Conferences to identify talent using ReverbNation's curation-at-scale methods
- Work closely with artists to help them utilize ReverbNation's artist services and promotional tools

Guest speaker at SXSW, CMJ, Canadian Music Week, Music Biz/NARM, Americana Music Conference, The Future of Music Summit, New Music Seminar, Launch Music Conference, East Coast Music Week, Fest Forums, Dubai Sound City, and many others.


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