Directory of ‘Making Vinyl’ Influencers

Joseph Abajian (DJ Jab)

Joseph Abajian (DJ Jab)

Founder

Fat Beats

Mitch Anderson

Mitch Anderson

Radio Disc Jockey

Black Circle Radio

Eric Astor

Eric Astor

Chief

Furnace Record Pressing

Chris Austopchuk

Chris Austopchuk

Senior Vice President & Creative Director

Sony Music Entertainment

Julian B. Klein

Julian B. Klein

Digital Marketing & Sales Manager

ABKCO

David Bakula

David Bakula

Head of Analytics & Insights

Nielson Music

Ashby Baum

Ashby Baum

Product Manager

Westlake Chemicals

Kim Bayley

Kim Bayley

Chief Executive

Entertainment Retailers Association

Cliff Beach

Cliff Beach

Funk Music Artist

Yash Bedi

Yash Bedi

NY Division Head

VDC Group

Maurice Bernstein

Maurice Bernstein

Principal

Giant Step marketing

Dave Bett

Dave Bett

Creative Director

Columbia Records

Dr. Birte Wiemann

Dr. Birte Wiemann

Board Member

VUT e.V.

Josh Bizar

Josh Bizar

Vice President

Music Direct

Ben Blackwell

Ben Blackwell

Co-founder

Third Man Pressing

Matt Block

Matt Block

Founder

Run Out Groove

Dustin Blocker

Dustin Blocker

Chief Creative Officer

Hand Drawn Pressing

Gerhard Blum

Gerhard Blum

Senior Vice President

Sony Music International

Brandon Bogajewwicz

Brandon Bogajewwicz

Founder

Vinyl Moon

Sean Bohrman

Sean Bohrman

Co-Owner

Burger Records

Eric Boulanger

Eric Boulanger

Founder

The Bakery

Nicholas Braun

Nicholas Braun

R&B Vocalist and Producer

Independant Artist

Craig Braun

Craig Braun

Media Packaging Veteran

Making Vinyl Awards Host

Deyo Braun

Deyo Braun

R&B Vocalist and Producer

Independant Artist

Rob Brown

Rob Brown

Owner & COO

Viryl Technologies

Hugh Brown

Hugh Brown

Director, Photographer & Designer

Chad Brown

Chad Brown

CEO

Viryl Technologies

Michael Bunnell

Michael Bunnell

Executive Director

Coalition of Independent Record Stores

Bryan Burkert

Bryan Burkert

Owner

Sound Garden Record Store

Stefan G. Bucher

Stefan G. Bucher

Designer

344 Design

Tanzy Burrill

Tanzy Burrill

Creative Production Guru

Key Production

Pascal Bussy

Pascal Bussy

Country Manager

Record Store Day France

David Calderley

David Calderley

Owner

GraphicTherapy

Bill Carbone

Bill Carbone

Director of Education and Partnerships

Rock and Roll Forever Foundation / TeachRock.org

Alexis Castiel

Alexis Castiel

CEO & Co-Founder

Diggers Factory

Jeff Chenault

Jeff Chenault

Founder & Creative Director

ELEVEN 07 Creative

Randy Cholewa

Randy Cholewa

Plant Manager

Third Man Pressing

Brandon Chrzanowski

Brandon Chrzanowski

Operations Manager

Third Man Pressing

Sidney Claire Meyer

Sidney Claire Meyer

Vinyl Mastering Engineer

Emil Berliner Studios

Marcus Cohen

Marcus Cohen

Sr. Vice President, Anti-Counterfeiting Investigations and Enforcement

RIAA

Connie Comeau

Connie Comeau

Chief Operating Officer

The ADS Group

Pierre-Henri Constant

Pierre-Henri Constant

General Manager

Resinoplast Vietnam

Justin Crowther

Justin Crowther

Owner

Burlington Record Plant, Inc.

Alex Cushing

Alex Cushing

Co-owner

Hand Drawn Records

Jenn D’ Eugenio

Jenn D’ Eugenio

Founder / Curator

Women in Vinyl

Chad Dahlstrom

Chad Dahlstrom

CEO

Zink Media Inc. (Discogs)

Henrik Damm Krogh

Henrik Damm Krogh

Founder & Owner

Nordsø Records

Roger Dean

Roger Dean

International Artist & Designer

Joanna Demers

Joanna Demers

Professor of Musicology

USC Thorton School of Music

Michael Des Barres

Michael Des Barres

Musician, Producer, Actor & Broadcaster

Sven Deutschmann

Sven Deutschmann

Chairman of the Board

Sonopress GmbH

Kyle Devine

Kyle Devine

Professor

University of Oslo

Christoph Diekmann

Christoph Diekmann

Managing Director

addvalue CONSULTING

Michael Dixon

Michael Dixon

Owner

Mobile Vinyl Recorders

Jim Donio

Jim Donio

President

Music Business Association

Liz Dunster

Liz Dunster

Founder & CEO

Erika Records

Danilo Durante

Danilo Durante

Founder

Good Ones PR

Matt Earley

Matt Earley

Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Gotta Groove Records

Donny Eastland

Donny Eastland

Owner

Record Pressing Machines

Bryan Ekus

Bryan Ekus

President

Making Vinyl/Colonial Purchasing Co-op

Karen Emanuel

Karen Emanuel

Owner

Key Production

Matt Fiedler

Matt Fiedler

CEO/Co-Founder

Vinyl Me, Please

Billy Fields

Billy Fields

VP, Sales, Account Management

WEA

John Foster

John Foster

World-Renowned Designer, Author & Speaker

Rand Foster

Rand Foster

Owner

Fingerprints Music

Lisa Foster

Lisa Foster

General Manager

Guestroom Records

Remi Foulon

Remi Foulon

Co-Founder

New Orleans Record Press

Michael Fremer

Michael Fremer

Editor

Analog Planet

Jennifer Freund

Jennifer Freund

Founder & CEO

Dorado Music Packaging

Jett Galdino

Jett Galdino

Mastering Engineer

The Bakery

Sam Gay

Sam Gay

Sales Director

Stoughton Printing

Patrick George

Patrick George

Production Manager

Third Man Pressing

Bob George

Bob George

Co-Founder & Director

ARChive of Contemporary Music

Steffen Gerlach

Steffen Gerlach

CEO

Capelight Pictures

Mike Goldstein

Mike Goldstein

Founder

Album Cover Hall of Fame

David Gorman

David Gorman

Co-Founder

1021 Creative

Chris Goss

Chris Goss

Co-Founder/MD

Hospital Records Limited

Max Gössler

Max Gössler

Founder

Intakt! Vinyl

Kevin Gray

Kevin Gray

Mastering Engineer

Coherent

Alex Greenspan

Alex Greenspan

President

Digital Matrix

Karl Groeger

Karl Groeger

President

Brookvale Records & Looney Tunes

Bernie Grundman

Bernie Grundman

Legendary Mastering Engineer

Bernie Grundman Mastering

Joe Harley

Joe Harley

Producer

Blue Note Records

Frank Hartwig

Frank Hartwig

CEO

CDA GmbH

Jeri Heiden

Jeri Heiden

Creative Director

Smog Design, Inc.

Joe Helfrich

Joe Helfrich

President

RPA,Inc.

Sigrid Herrenbrück

Sigrid Herrenbrück

Head of Communications

Bundesverband Musikindustrie e.V.

David Hill

David Hill

Industry Veteran/President

Tapematic UK

Lori Hines

Lori Hines

Partner and CFO Consultant

Welcome to 1979 Industries

Clint Holley

Clint Holley

Owner

Well Made Music

Rinus Hooning

Rinus Hooning

Chief Engineer

Record Industry

Mark Honne

Mark Honne

Sales Director

Toyokasei

Len Horowitz

Len Horowitz

Founder

History of Recorded Sound (HRS)

Michael Hosp

Michael Hosp

CEO

kdg Mediatech GmbH

Zane Howard

Zane Howard

CEO & Co-Founder

Second Line Vinyl

Lisa Hresko

Lisa Hresko

Associate Member Relations Manager

A2IM

David Hughes

David Hughes

Chief Technology Officer

RIAA

Scott Hull

Scott Hull

Chief Engineer

Masterdisk

Michael Ilbert

Michael Ilbert

Music Engineer & Producer

Universal Audio

Bob Irwin

Bob Irwin

Founder

Sundazed

Larry Jaffee

Larry Jaffee

Program Director

Making Vinyl

Jeff Jampol

Jeff Jampol

President

Jam, Inc.

Andrew Jervis

Andrew Jervis

Artist & Label Relations Directors

Bandcamp

Paul Jessop

Paul Jessop

Chief Technology Adviser

RIAA

Robert John Hadfield

Robert John Hadfield

Owner

Audiomover

Florian “Doc” Kaps

Florian “Doc” Kaps

Founder

Phonocut

Jim Kaplan

Jim Kaplan

Founder

Record Collector News

Chad Kassem

Chad Kassem

CEO

Acoustic Sounds/Quality Record Pressing

Chris Keats

Chris Keats

Head of Business Development

VDC Group

Caren Kelleher

Caren Kelleher

Founder & President

Gold Rush Vinyl

Ryan Kerr

Ryan Kerr

Director of Marketing and Strategy

Record Store Day Canada

Charles Kirmuss

Charles Kirmuss

Owner

Kirmuss Audio

Christian Knehans

Christian Knehans

Director, Business Development

Topac, GmbH (a Sonopress company)

Nike Koch

Nike Koch

Senior Manager Product Compliance & Supply Chain

Sony Music Entertainment

Jan Koepke

Jan Koepke

Country Manager GSA Territory

Record Store Day

Andreas Kohl

Andreas Kohl

Senior Manager

Optimal Media

Justin Kristal

Justin Kristal

President

Copycats Music

Michael Kurtz

Michael Kurtz

Co-Founder

Record Store Day

Dan Lauricella

Dan Lauricella

Founder & Co-owner

New Orleans Record Press

Bob Levi

Bob Levi

President & CEO

Los Angeles and Orange County Audio Society

Lilli Lewis

Lilli Lewis

General manager

Louisiana Red Hot Records

Ryan Lewis

Ryan Lewis

President

Kyndercore Vinyl

Heinz Lichtenegger

Heinz Lichtenegger

President

Pro-ject Audio Systems

Andreas [LUPO] Lubich

Andreas [LUPO] Lubich

Owner

Loop-O Mastering

Güenter Loibl

Güenter Loibl

CEO

Rebeat Innovation

Rosie Lopez

Rosie Lopez

President

Tommy Boy Records

Don MacInnis

Don MacInnis

President

Record Technology, Inc.

Andrzej Mackiewicz

Andrzej Mackiewicz

Managing Director

Takt sp. z o.o.

Rainer Maillard

Rainer Maillard

Executive Director

Emil Berliner Studios

Chris Mara

Chris Mara

Owner

Welcome To 1979 Studios / Mara Machines

Gail Marowitz

Gail Marowitz

NY-based Designer & Creative Director

Dan Marter

Dan Marter

Owner

Intheclouds

Rob Maushund

Rob Maushund

Production Planner

Stoughton Printing

Patrick McCarthy

Patrick McCarthy

Reissue Producer

Light In The Attic Records

Ron McMaster

Ron McMaster

Mastering Engineer

Dan Melnick

Dan Melnick

President

Reverb LP

Eduard Meyer

Eduard Meyer

Retired - Hansa engineer (David Bowie, Iggy Pop)

Hansa Studios Berlin

Mark Michaels

Mark Michaels

CEO & Chairman

United Record Pressing

Jay Millar

Jay Millar

Sundazed Music

Ali Miller

Ali Miller

Vice President

Furnace Record Pressing

Sean Mosher-Smith

Sean Mosher-Smith

Principal

Echosmith Lab

Bob Mould

Bob Mould

Guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter

Chris Muratore

Chris Muratore

Chief Business Development Officer, Co-Founder

Border City Media

Sarah Murray

Sarah Murray

Consultant

Music & Sustainability

Noble Musa

Noble Musa

Vice President

Microforum Vinyl

Tom Nieuweboer

Tom Nieuweboer

Chief Operation Officer

!K7

Rob O’Connor

Rob O’Connor

Creative Director

Stylorouge

Bruce Ogilvie

Bruce Ogilvie

Chairman

Alliance Entertainment

Gudmunder Orn Isfeld

Gudmunder Orn Isfeld

Co-Founder & Product Manager

RPM Records

Nina Palmer

Nina Palmer

National Sales Director

Ross-Ellis

Piper Payne

Piper Payne

Mastering Engineer

Infrasonic

Greg Parkin

Greg Parkin

Director, Digital Solutions

Iron Mountain Entertainment Services

Andrea Paschal

Andrea Paschal

General Manager

ThinkIndie Distribution and the Coalition of Independent Music Stores

Sam Pennachio

Sam Pennachio

Founder

Vinyl Junkies

Andreas Peplinski

Andreas Peplinski

Director of Market Insights

GFK

Gregory Pezard

Gregory Pezard

Managing Director

Kairos Club

Alban Pingeot

Alban Pingeot

President & CEO

MPO International

Mark Piro

Mark Piro

Founder

Analog Spark

Maribeth Poalson

Maribeth Poalson

Sales Representative

Bertelsmann/Coral Graphics

Niklas Poblens

Niklas Poblens

CEO and Co-founder

Pheenix Alpha AB

Torsten Posselt

Torsten Posselt

Partner & Executive Design Director

FELD studio for digital crafts GmbH

Jeff Powell

Jeff Powell

Owner

Take Out Vinyl

Aubrey Powell

Aubrey Powell

Co-Founder

HIPGNOSIS

Jocelynn Pryor

Jocelynn Pryor

Head of Marketing

Amped Distribution

Per-Olof Ragnerius

Per-Olof Ragnerius

Co-owner

Pheenix Alpha

Mark Rainey

Mark Rainey

CEO

Cascade Record Pressing

Greg Reierson

Greg Reierson

Owner

Rare Form Mastering

René Rennefeld

René Rennefeld

Keynote Speaker & Presenter

EVENTS Inspired by Music

Jean-Luc Renou

Jean-Luc Renou

Chairman & CEO

Mulann

Anouk Rijnders

Anouk Rijnders

Sales Manager

Record Industry

Felicia Risolo

Felicia Risolo

Director of Marketing

Epitaph & Anti- Records

Sarah Robertson

Sarah Robertson

Founder/Chief Executive Officer

A to Z Media, Inc.

Roxanne Rosello

Roxanne Rosello

Global Customer Solutions Manger

United Parcel Service

Andrew Rossiter

Andrew Rossiter

GM / Co-owner

Org Music

Walter Rossmann

Walter Rossmann

Owner

Imprint Indie Printing

Alex Rosson

Alex Rosson

Audio Director

Shinola

Peter Runge

Peter Runge

Director Operations

Optimal Media

Gator Russo

Gator Russo

Director of Operations

Gold Rush Vinyl

Sean Rutkowski

Sean Rutkowski

General Manager

Independent Record Pressing

Stefan Sagmeister

Stefan Sagmeister

Graduate Instructor & Lecturer

School of Visual Art in New York

Gary Salstrom

Gary Salstrom

General Manager

Quality Record Pressings

Dorin Sauerbier

Dorin Sauerbier

Plating Supervisor

Record Technology Inc.

Cameron Schaefer

Cameron Schaefer

Head of Music & Brand

Vinyl Me, Please

Lindsay Schapiro

Lindsay Schapiro

Sr. Director of Digital Marketing/Streaming

Mom + Pop Music

Knut Schlinger

Knut Schlinger

Senior Editor

MusikWoche

Sabine-Lydia Schmidt

Sabine-Lydia Schmidt

Founder

Unbreakmyheart Records

Thilo Schmied

Thilo Schmied

Owner

Berlin Music Tours

Michael Schuster

Michael Schuster

CEO

Cargo Records GmbH

Brandon Seavers

Brandon Seavers

Co-Founder & CEO

Memphis Record Pressing

Seda Selin Parlak

Seda Selin Parlak

Consultant Market Insights

GfK

Sara Valentino

Sara Valentino

Manager

Tapedub

Steve Sheldon

Steve Sheldon

President

Rainbo Records

Lilly Smith

Lilly Smith

Editor

Design Observer/AIGA

Jeffrey Smith

Jeffrey Smith

PR, Strategic Partnerships Lead

Discogs

Ryan Smith

Ryan Smith

Senior Mastering Engineer

Sterling Sound

Michal Štěrba

Michal Štěrba

President

GZ Media

‘Little Steven’ Van Zandt

‘Little Steven’ Van Zandt

Musician/Producer, Bandleader, Actor, Activist, Label Owner, Educator and Broadcaster.

Jack Stoughton, Jr.

Jack Stoughton, Jr.

President

Stoughton Printing

Matthias Strobel

Matthias Strobel

President

MusicTech Germany

Caspar Sutton-Jones

Caspar Sutton-Jones

Mastering Engineer

Gearbox Records

Dean Tabaac

Dean Tabaac

Head of

Amped

Harm Theunisse 

Harm Theunisse 

Co-Owner

Symcon B.V.

Jeff Truhn

Jeff Truhn

Operations Manager and Co-founder

Cascade Record Pressing

Kamran V

Kamran V

Founder

Cykik

Tony Van Veen

Tony Van Veen

CEO

AVL Digital Group | CD Baby | Disc Makers

Ton Vermeulen

Ton Vermeulen

CEO

Record Industry

Parks Vincent

Parks Vincent

Physical Retail & Sales Manager

Ninja Tune North America

Tony Visconti

Tony Visconti

Legendary Record producer, Musician, and Singer (via video)

Esther Vollebregt

Esther Vollebregt

Country Manager Netherlands

Record Store Day

Gordon Wallis

Gordon Wallis

Author

Africa’s Lost Record Press

Jack White

Jack White

Founder

Third Man Records & Third Man Pressing

Mason Williams

Mason Williams

A&R for Craft Recordings

Concord Music

Frank Wonneberg

Frank Wonneberg

Author

VINYL LEXIKON

Holger Wustlich

Holger Wustlich

Senior Director of Sales

Universal Music Group

Dan Yashiv

Dan Yashiv

Co-founder & Managing Partner

SunPress Vinyl

Gene Zacharewicz

Gene Zacharewicz

Music Industry Pro

Jessa Zapor-Gray

Jessa Zapor-Gray

VP, Marketing

Intervention Records