Social Media Specialist, The Recording Academy
The social media guru for the Grammy Awards is a self-admitted Twitter-holic, and finds time to tweet choice pop cuts, celebrity insights, live show reports and intriguing social apps between monitoring analytics across the company's various platforms. Most important, she knows how to make her retweets -- usually about breaking music news -- count.
A leading figure in digital music and online marketing, Gardiner's last U.K. music startup, we7, became the biggest streaming app in the country with personalized radio, ad-funded on-demand streaming, subscriptions with mobile apps and MP3 sales. Follow for startup and tech news through a British lens.
Writer; Co-Founder, BigChampagne
Real-time updates from the world of music tech from the BigChampagne CEO/GM of Live Nation Labs, with a particular flair for commentary on music distribution trends ("In 2002: if you can see it or hear it, you can make and keep a copy of it. In 2012: why bother? #warisover #ifyouwantit").
Singer/songwriter; DJ, Que Buena (105.5) Los Angeles
Garza's Twitter bio reads, "When they talk to me about destiny, I change the subject." He's a low-key L.A. radio executive, but he's also a trailblazing entrepreneur known for introducing such regional Mexican acts as Jenni Rivera and Espinoza Paz to fans of the genre in a major way.
Founder/CEO, WiredSet & Trendrr
Lots of fresh social media, tech and music news links from the Trendrr founder, with a particular focus on changes in consumer behavior. Must-follow for social-media marketers and aspiring tech nerds ("Apple Mountain Lion Twitter integration is impressive w/ the ability to Tweet right from apps, Tweet sheet etc.").
A&R Rep, Glassnote Records
The A&R and social media guru for Glassnote Records (founded by papa Daniel Glass) is also an in-demand New York DJ. Lots of plugs for his own gigs, but frequent links to some choice cuts and remixes, too. (Viceroy's "Jet Life" mix of Will Smith's "Getting' Jiggy With It" is a recent fave.)
Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald
The good doctor of Top 40 fame clogs his Twitter with support for his network of pop stars and producers (Katy Perry, Benny Blanco, Karmin) that have fresh material topping the charts, as well as hints at new material coming from artists (Ke$ha, Diplo) currently in the studio. Whether tweeting about records old or new, however, Gottwald abides by one rule: stay positive.
Head of S-Curve Records
After helping launch the careers of acts like Hanson and the Jonas Brothers, the S-Curve Records head oversees rising talents like Andy Grammer, We the Kings and Diane Birch while posting updates of his exploits on Twitter. For the most part, Greenberg stays straight-faced online, be it his thoughts on airport food or praise of his artist Joss Stone's latest Soul Sessions release.
President/Manager, Rostrum Records (Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller)
Manager of both Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller, Grinberg is one of the coolest and hardest-working label heads in the business. Follow him for a demystifying behind-the-scenes glimpse. Sample: "I texted a full-grown man today: 'Can I call you shorty,' instead of 'Can I call you shortly.' One letter makes all the difference."
Co-Founder, Digital Girl
Gutierrez left a corporate job in music to launch her own marketing and consulting firm. The gamble paid off, as her first client was Puerto Rico's popular act Calle 13. Three years later, the business continues to grow with a cool roster of A-list clients that keep coming back, and the rest of us checking her feeds for the latest.