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Herb Alpert Foundation
Funding for the development of Artists House Music has been provided by the Herb Alpert Foundation.  The foundation devised the idea for an online, non-profit musicians’ Website where all musicians can receive informational support, guidance, and expert resources to help them navigate the challenges and maximize the opportunities available to them within the music industry.

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John Snyder
John Snyder is the founder and president of the Artists House Foundation, a nonprofit music company dedicated to creating educational presentations in several areas, including instruction for instruments, master classes, careers in the arts, and legendary performers. In addition to his producing career, Snyder has held positions at the upper levels of many major recording companies. As the assistant to the president of CTI Records, Creed Taylor, Snyder oversaw legal and business affairs, publishing, manufacturing, distribution, and artists and repertoire operations. Under the tutelage of Herb Alpert, he served as director of Horizon Jazz Series for A&M Records. Snyder later served as director of jazz production for Atlantic Records, where his responsibilities included production and packaging, promotion, publicity, and marketing. Snyder is currently a member of the New York Bar. As a former member of the New York Chapter of the The Recording Academy, he served on the Board of Governors, Education Committee, and Grammy in the Schools Committee. He has been with the Loyola University New Orleans College of Music faculty since 2004.


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George Howard
George Howard is the manager for Grammy and Academy Award winner, and multi-platinum selling artist, Carly Simon. Additionally, Mr. Howard oversees Ms. Simon's publishing interests. Mr. Howard is additionally involved in a number of music business ventures. He was one of the original founders of TuneCore, and is an advisor to companies such as Wolfgang's Vault, Daytrotter, and Iris Records. Mr. Howard is the former President of Rykodisc, one of the world's largest independent labels, where he signed and/or guided the careers of artists such as Kelly Willis, Robert Cray, Josh Rouse, Kelly Joe Phelps, Jess Klein, The Slip, Catie Curtis, the Tom Tom Club, Future Bible Heroes, Chuck E. Weiss, and many others, as well as further developed Rykodisc's catalog holdings, including Frank Zappa, Medeski Martin & Wood, Morphine, The Tradition Catalog, Bill Hicks, Richard Buckner, and others. Mr. Howard is currently an Assistant Professor and Executive in Residence in the College of Business Administration at Loyola University. He has taught at Northeastern University, the University of Massachusetts. He has written several online courses for Berkee College of Music, and is a frequent instructor for Berklee. Mr. Howard is a musician and producer whose production credits include Kelly Joe Phelps, Chuck E. Weiss (with Tom Waits), Jess Klein, Matthew, and Peter Bruntnell. Mr. Howard holds a Masters of Business in Administration, a Law Degree (J.D.), and a Masters Degree in Literature. Mr. Howard has written a number of books on the music industry, including Getting Signed! An Insider's Guide to the Record Industry (Berklee Press) and Music Publishing 101 (Berklee Press).


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Andrew Goodrich
Andrew Goodrich holds a degree from Loyola University New Orleans in Music Industry Studies. He’s a casual musician and photographer, an avid supporter of artists, and an aspiring music business entrepreneur. Andrew has interned at Alan Ett Creative Group, home to an audio post production facility and one of the largest independent music libraries in the world. He also interned as an assistant at 20th Century Fox’s Newman Scoring Stage and Post Production Department. In line with the current trend of do-it-yourself mentality in the music business, his experiences within the music business include strategic planning, event planning and production, social media marketing, publishing, studio engineering, video editing, and graphic design. As a relatively new face in the music business, Andrew offers a fresh perspective on the constantly changing landscape.


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Randy Funke
Randy Funke is the website and multimedia programmer as well as the system administrator for the Artists House website. He is based in Norwalk, Connecticut where other responsibilities include work as a recording engineer and video editor for many of the Artists House media projects. He is a musician as well, and plays guitar in his band, King for a Day. In addition, he is a studio engineer and consultant for Mavericks Recording in New York and the Clubhouse Studio in Westport CT. He has worked extensively on a variety of successful recordings and DVDs over the last five years and has worked closely with many well known producers and engineers in the Rock and Jazz genres. He has been with Artists House since 2002.


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Cathy Weeks
Cathy Weeks works full time as managing content editor and office manager for Artists House Music. She currently resides in New Orleans where she works as a freelance photographer as well as Artists House. She has been with Artists House since 2004.


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Sarah Hellems
Sarah Hellems works as a graphic designer and video editor for Artists House. She is a native of Charlotte, North Carolina and has a degree in Digital Media from Full Sail. Sarah currently resides in Nashville, where she plays guitar in the band Rend the Heavens. You can check out her online portfolio at www.credocreative.com. She has been with Artists House since 2004.


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Matt Hellems
Matt Hellems takes care of a lot of the video editing for the site. He is a graduate of Full Sail, with degrees in Recording and Show Production. He currently lives in Nashville, where he does live audio for many national artists. Matt also plays bass in the band Rend the Heavens.


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Mike King
Mike is the Marketing Communications Manager at Berkleemusic, the online extension school of Berklee College of Music. At Berkleemusic, Mike is responsible for the day to day marketing of Berkleemusic's online music courses and coordinates all design, copywriting, editing, positioning, sponsorships and affiliate partnerships as well as management of yearly advertising buys and coordination of publicity and copywriting contractors. Prior to his position at Berklee, Mike was the Marketing Manager and Product Manager at Rykodisc, where he oversaw all marketing efforts for label artists including Mickey Hart, Jeb Loy Nichols, Morphine, Jess Klein, Voices On The Verge, Bill Hicks, The Slip, Pork Tornado (Phish), Kelly Joe Phelps and Frank Zappa’s estate. Mike is a regular contributor to Making Music magazine, and has been quoted in The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, and Muso. He is also a course writer and class leader for online music and business courses at CNET Networks. In his spare time Mike consults for local bands and plays guitar for the Boston-based supergroup The P. James Magic Show.


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Debbie Cavalier
Debbie Cavalier, Dean of Continuing Education at Berklee College of Music's online extension school, Berkleemusic. Cavalier leads the development of Berklee's award-winning distance learning courses and is a frequent speaker at national distance learning conferences. A trained musician, seasoned publishing professional, and music educator, Cavalier has produced many educational publications and instructional DVDs for Berklee Press and Warner Bros. Publications. A prolific author, Cavalier has penned over one hundred music education publications and arrangements. Cavalier graduated with honors from Berklee College of Music, holds Master's degree in Education from Cambridge College, and continues to further her studies in business and distance learning. She is also an active children's music artist with Debbie and Friends.


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Ben Snyder
Ben Snyder is the president of Little Wing Marketing and a touring lecturer on technology issues. He's worked in the music business for a management and marketing firm and worked on marketing campaigns for Radiohead, The Black Crowes, The Calling, The Strokes, The Vines, Yellowcard, Flickerstick, Gov't Mule, American Hi-Fi, OK Go, Busta Rhymes, Derek Trucks Band, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, among others. In 2003, along with John Snyder, he co-authored a letter to the NARAS Board of Directors that was published on salon.com as "Embrace file sharing, or die". When detached from his computer he can be found roaming the streets with his longboard skateboard or rocking out on Guitar Hero 3 or Rock Band.