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Meet The Panelists Joining Us On Tuesday For The 101X Day Party During SXSW

Bill Burrs

During his stint working for Geffen Records in the early ‘90s, Bill Burrs spent most of his time working with artists like Nirvana, Guns N’ Roses, Beck, and Sonic Youth, just to name a few. When Geffen Records closed its doors in ‘99, Burrs merged into Interscope records and began working with artists such as Eminem and Limp Bizkit for a short period of time. Bill would spend the next 15 years of his life as the SVP of Rock Music at RCA Records, working with Cage the Elephant, Kings Of Leon, Walk The Moon, The Strokes, and so on. He left RCA a little over five years ago and has since helped start an Independent label under the name 300 Entertainment, where he held the role of GM/Head of Promotions. To add to his list of endeavors, Burrs sold his shares of the company last year and has been consulting/managing ever since.


Paul Nugent

Paul Nugent began as an artist in the early ‘80s that eventually signed to CBS Epic Records in 1987 and released a single that reached #2 on MTV back when MTV still played videos. Nugent was quickly shown the Epic Records exit door when the hair metal band scene exploded in 1988 and MTV became filled with Nothing But A Good Time from Poison, Def Leppard, Guns N Roses, White Lion and more. In 1990 Nugent founded a Dallas based Texas Music booking agency 214 Entertainment to book dates for his own band ultimately signing other prominent Texas bands to his roster.  In 1994 he started his own indy label Rainmaker/Brando Records that is still charting singles and selling records from the great state of Texas 25 years later. In 1996 he founded Rainmaker Artists a Texas-based Artists Management company and moved his management and record companies to Austin in 2008. Nugent has passionately guided his artists on paths that have led them to millions of albums and singles sold and tours that have played hundreds and hundreds of shows around the world.


Dwight Baker

Dwight Baker is a man of many trades; he creates, writes, mixes, produces, and engineers music on a daily basis. He has worked with artists such as Blue October, Bob Schneider, and three-time Grammy winner Brandi Carlile. He is also a platinum-selling writer for his work with Kelly Clarkson. His work as a producer has earned him the Austin Music Award for “Best Producer” in 2010, 2013, and 2014.


Tim Palmer

Tim Palmer started his career at Utopia Studios in London during the early 80's where he mixed the number one single 'Died in your arms tonight' for Cutting Crew. In the latter half of the '80s, Palmer became a producer, and his keen ears and technical knowledge contributed to groups such as the Mighty Lemon Drops, the Mission, and Texas. Palmer has produced and mixed albums for a huge selection of classic and alternative artists, from Robert Plant, David Bowie and Tears For Fears to Ozzy Osbourne, Goo Goo Dolls and U2. In 1989 Tim mixed 'TEN' for Pearl Jam, which is now in the top 50 best album sellers in US history. In 2001 Palmer was nominated for a Grammy for his mixing work on U2's All That You Can't Leave Behind. Now living in Austin, Texas, he has built his own mix room and continued producing and mixing for Jason Mraz, Blue October, David Cook, and many others. Tim has been a moderator for 2 years at SXSW, and a guest speaker for the Recording Academy.


Carlos Sosa

Carlos Sosa is a musician, producer, composer, music director—the list goes on. As a Texas native, he attended Texas State University and founded his band Grooveline Horns while in school. Grooveline Horns began playing shows on 6th Street (like many local artists do) and within a short time, they teamed up with another local artist, Bob Schneider. This led to the group receiving more recognition and eventually, they started touring and recording with bigger acts including Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson, Jason Mraz, and Zac Brown Band.


Matt Noveskey

In 1999, Matt Noveskey became a permanent member of Blue October and began to work countless hours in the studio alongside producers such as Steve Lillywhite, Tim Palmer, Interscope’s Chuck Reed, Dave Castell, Patrick Leonard, and Blue Miller. Now as a successful artist, Noveskey spends much of his free time working as a producer at Orb Recording Studios, a world-class residential studio in Austin, TX that won the Austin Music Award for “Best Recording Studio” in 2014. Matt has worked with various artists including IAMDYNAMITE, Alpha Rev, CAVO, Quiet Company, and Waterloo Revival. He has also worked with notable recording and mixing engineers such as Jay Ruston, Adam Hawkins, and Chuck Alkazian.


Mike Wiebe

Mike Wiebe is the frontman for the band The Riverboat Gamblers, which formed back in 1997. The Gamblers burst out of the Denton college scene in September of 2001 on the back of their self-released 7" single "Jenna Is A No Show." Both 2001's self-titled release and 2003's "Something to Crow About" were produced by Texas punk rocker Tim Kerr (Big Boys, Lord High Fixers). After the warm reception of "Something to Crow About", the band soon relocated from Denton, Texas to Austin, Texas. The band first received attention from major record labels after their energetic and rowdy showcase at the 2003 South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival in Austin, Texas, but the band ultimately signed with indie label Gearhead Records. In 2005 they were signed to Volcom Entertainment and performed a stint on the 2005 Warped Tour, where the band was often noticed for its deranged live shows.

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