Christine Sanley has spent the last nine years in the radio promotion world. She is currently the director of Non-Comm AAA Radio Promo at co-sign, following her time at Distiller Promo (Manager of Radio Promo) and Pirate! Promotions (college radio promoter). Her love of radio started during her time as a DJ and Music Director at KSLU, St. Louis University’s college radio station, and as a volunteer at KDHX, where she has recently started volunteering again as a sub DJ. With radio continuing on as a key medium for new music discovery, her goal as a radio promoter and broadcaster is to help expose listeners to emerging acts from diverse backgrounds, helping to showcase a wide range of genres and styles.
Darian Wigfall is an author, activist, arts organizer, DJ and entrepreneur. He co-directs the St. Louis based FarFetched music collective, an art imprint that produces progressive music and art in St. Louis and beyond. In addition, he is a artist teaching the art of the DJ , working on renewing the Civil Ape clothing line, avid volunteer in politics, and a catalyst for better education and cultural development in St. Louis.
In the entertainment industry, Gary Pierson advises and counsel artists, managers, writers, producers, record labels and filmmakers. He assists clients with setting up appropriate business structures and negotiate publishing agreements, recording contracts, management agreements and producer agreements. He also protects artists’ intellectual property assets such as trademarks, copyrights and rights of publicity and help them structure transactions to best utilize these assets. He is a frequent speaker on issues related to new technologies and their impact on the entertainment industry and teach a course at St. Louis University on copyright, music and new media.
Nick Acquisto is music director at KDHX, independent, non-commercial, community radio and media in St. Louis. He’s been KDHX music director since 2010. Nick hears a ton of new music and oversees the KDHX music dept., arranges instudio sessions, and is the liaison between artists, labels, promoters and the volunteer DJs, writers and photographers of KDHX.
Based in St. Louis, but often out and about with clients nationwide, Nate Burrell provides an all-encompassing look at today’s musical landscape. From soundcheck to the soundboard, studio recording sessions, artist portraiture, tour photography, visual branding and album packaging concepts, he works with musicians, labels, and publications to give an all-access look at music makers from around the world.
Some of the clients that he has collaborated with include Rolling Stone, SPIN Magazine, American Songwriter, Glide Magazine, Village Voice Media, SF Weekly, East Bay Express, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Eleven Magazine, River Front Times, Fender, Bob Weir/Tri Studios, Rounder Records, Bloodshot Records, El Marko Records, Thirty Tigers, Washington University in St. Louis and many others.
He uses both film and digital photography to help make the sound stand still.