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Advisory Board

Michael Nieves
is the owner/President of Sugaroo!, a music licensing, marketing and management company that represents independent record labels, artists and publishers for visual media licensing (film, TV, advertising, theatrical trailers, video games, etc.).  Michael also is the personal manager to Mark Olson (of The Jayhawks) and Megan Hickey & The Last Town Chorus.  Founded by Michael in January of 1999, Sugaroo! was one of the first licensing companies of its kind to exist in the USA , and continues to be one of the most trusted and respected music licensing companies in the visual media licensing communities.  Michael is also the co-owner/co-president of HackTone Records, an independent record label that specializes in new releases by established and developing artists, and deluxe reissues of important records from the past. Founded by Michael and David Gorman in 2005, HackTone Records is distributed by the Warner Music Group.

   
Wim Reijnen
is a leading music executive and business consultant with 25 years experience working in Europe, U.S. and Asia as a concert promoter, talent agent, and artist manager. Wim is the Founder and Co-Managing Director of Eurasia Entertainment & Events, headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand, and is currently buying international talent across Asia and organizing expos, concerts and events. For much of his career he was based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands where he was a key figure in the Dutch music industry. He is the author of a study on the international music industry for the Dutch Ministry of Culture. He was the Co-Founder and Senior Vice President of MBC Networks, Inc., an international music business consultancy. He was the Founder and Chairman of the Music Managers Forum The Netherlands, and served on the Board of the 2,000 member International Music Managers Forum (IMMF), as Assistant Secretary General. He also was Managing Director of Intrigue Music (Asia), the management company for James Brown, among others. Wim is a frequent speaker at music industry conventions and seminars.
   
 

Miki (Michael) Tunis
General Manager, Europe, Miki oversees The Orchard’s London headquarters and pan-European offices. As the former managing director of Hed Arzi, the largest media (music, video, games) company in Israel, Miki oversaw the licensing of catalogues from companies such as Warner, BMG, BBC, and National Geographic, and was responsible for the global success of Israeli platinum recording artist Ofra Haza. Miki was Chairman of the Board of Tower Records (in Israel) and Chairman of the Board Israeli (I.F.P.I).

   
  Natalia Nastaskin, Esq.
is a music and entertainment attorney based in New York City. In 1996, she founded her own law firm, with specializations in the music, film, literary and fashion industries. Currently Natalia is the head of business affairs for The Agency Group, one of the largest talent agencies in the world. In 1994, she joined the New York law firm of Molot & Associates with a focus in contract and intellectual property law. Over the years, Natalia has advised and guided many artists, executives, and entrepreneurs in the U.S., Europe and Russia. Born in Moscow and raised in New York City, she holds a J.D. from The Columbus School of Law in Washington D.C. Natalia is active in numerous charitable organizations, including United Jewish Appeal and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.
   


Senior Consultants

Reavis Daniel Moore
has over 25 years experience in the music industry as an entrepreneur and consultant. In the early 80s, he was Vice President and a partner in SouthCoast Communications of Austin, Texas, a label and publisher in partnership with MCA and CBS, whose clients included a number of top selling artists of the day, including Christopher Cross, and Carole King. In the mid-80s, he co-founded, with Bill Traut, Open Door Management, an artist management firm in Los Angeles. From 1989 to 1992 he was the Executive Director and Co-Founder, with Jeffrey Bronfman, of the Rainbow Warrior World Music Festivals and Fund. From 1997 to 2003, he was the CEO and Founder of MBC Networks, an international music industry consulting firm based in New York and Amsterdam. Reavis is the owner of Serve Music, Inc., a New York based boutique music business consulting firm, founded in 2002, that has provided consulting services to numerous companies and artists. Serve Music is an equity partner in EarthDance Global, LLC, and Reavis is a Co-Founder of the Earthdance International, 501c3 non-profit organization.

   

Lior Shamir
Founder of We Are Listening, a Berklee College of Music Scholarship Recipient and Graduate, he focused his attention on songwriting at an early age. Under the wing of Jack Perricone (Michael Jackson, Janet Lawson, David Geddes), Lior pursued the subtle craft of writing popular music whilst continuing his studies as an instrumentalist: Guitarist, Hand Percussionist.