is a terminal music fan and music technology geek. In 1993
he created the seminal indie rock music festival Noise Pop in his adopted
hometown of San Francisco, and for the past 14 years has watched it
grow from a one night shindig to an internationally renowned sprawling
week-long celebration of quality music, film, and independent culture.
Somewhere in there he got a computer day job, worked his way through
a stint at database technology leader Oracle, and eventually ended
up at the online music company Listen.com. There he was able to combine
his loves for music and technology by guiding the growth and development
of Listen's complex music metadata database systems. While the prospect
of creating compelling legal music services that catered to individual
tastes in new ways was exciting, the realization that they would be
focused overwhelmingly on major label music wasn't. In 2003, Kevin
founded the Independent Online Distribution Alliance (or IODA), the
industry-leading digital distribution company for the global independent
music community. In 2004 Kevin was invited to join the Advisory Board
of the Future of Music Coalition, a forward-thinking not-for-profit
organization dedicated to educating the media, policymakers, and the
public on issues at the intersection of music and technology. With
IODA and Noise Pop Industries, Kevin brings his dedication to music
and the independent community together with a unique understanding
of the digital music world.
is the founder/owner of Zeitgeist Artist Management, LTD.
Formed in 1999, with offices in San Francisco and Manhattan; Zeitgeist
focuses on cultivating long-term careers for independently minded artists.
The company’s roster includes Death Cab for Cutie, Department of Eagles,
French Kicks, Grizzly Bear, Sondre Lerche, Bob Mould, Matt Nathanson, The Postal
Service, Rogue Wave, Say Anything, She & Him, Chris Walla and producer Jimmy
Tamborello and his electronic projects DNTEL and James
Figurine. Jordan sits on the board of the Stern Grove Festival and the
Independent Online Distribution Alliance (IODA). In 2004 he helped to
curate and produce the “Future Soundtrack for America” CD
and “Future Dictionary of America” which featured artists
such as REM, Jimmy Eat World and Tom Waits as well as writers Paul Auster,
Kurt Vonnegut, Dave Eggers, and Michael Chabon, raising over one million
dollars for progressive causes around the 2004 Election. Prior to forming
Zeitgeist, Jordan spent four years at David Lefkowitz/Figurehead Management
where he worked with Primus, Charlie Hunter, Galactic, and the Melvins.
Past artists that Jordan has represented include the Estate of Elliot
Smith, Creeper Lagoon, Beulah and the founder of the seminal LA band X,
has over 15 years experience in the concert and
event production business. Stacy started out planning record release parties
for ska legends The Mighty Mighty Bosstones which led to working out of infamous
PR company, Nasty Little Man. An opportune meeting with the Beastie Boys resulted
in working as one of the producers of what would become four of the largest fundraising
concerts in history, the Tibetan Freedom Concerts. From there, Stacy went to work with
legendary jazz promoter George Wein at Festival Productions on such esteemed events as
JVC Jazz Festival and Newport. With this solid event production in her pocket, Stacy
returned to the world of alternative music, joining the CMJ Music Marathon as associate
producer for their established conference. In addition Stacy has produced large-scale
sponsored events for clients such as Nintendo and MTV. At the other end of the spectrum,
Stacy has produced large arts festivals such as the HOWL! Festival of East Village Arts,
garnering international publicity and attracting a crowd of 100.000. Other notable
productions include the Field Day Festival which took place in 2003 at Giants Stadium
with headliners Radiohead; and the Hudson River Rocks Concert Series - a showcase for
some of the best up and coming rock acts including the White Stripes and the Headhunters.
Stacy is currently the Producer for the Noise Pop and Treasure Island Festivals.
is a mainstay in the San Francisco's music biz. After migrating west from Colorado years back, Julie made her mark in the Bay Area first as a musician, recording and touring with the band Staci Twigg. She has released 8 albums and performed with musicians from many walks of fame (even sang with Jefferson Starship)! In addition to her musical pursuits, she has further established herself as a photographer, agent and producer. Julie joined Noise Pop Industries in 2007, assisting in the production of the Green Apple Music Festival. Since then she has been an invaluable asset to the NPI team lending her talents to every facet of the Noise Pop universe. You can still catch her serenading crowds in local haunts around the city, even the occasional show of her photography. And for the record, she only has one cavity!
is a music fan, first and foremost. He believes he straddles a line between geek and normal, but in actuality he’s probably closer to geek. What makes his fanaticisms all the more strange is his interest with the business of music almost as much as the music itself. Dawson’s first introduction to the music industry was as a manger and performer in the Santa Barbara based band, Jonas Day. The band quickly became a regional success story, sharing bills with Violent Femmes, Steel Train, Dada and Augustana. Dawson then moved to New York where he joined the independent music promotion company, Organic Entertainment. This is where Dawson learned the full spectrum of artist and event promotion, working in marketing, radio promotion, public relations, and booking. While in New York he also worked with ASCAP on artist compensation and venue research. After his time on the East Coast, he moved back West and settled in San Francisco where he began working in the offices of One Little Indian records. From this experience he met Celia Hirschman, which led to a researching position for her weekly KCRW segment, On The Beat. Dawson also writes for the music discovery website Spooonful. He has been working with Noise Pop since January 2009, handling marketing and promotions for all Noise Pop related events.
, a Bay Area native, lifelong music and art enthusiast and nerd, was introduced to Noise Pop as a volunteer, selling t-shirts at shows during the Noise Pop Festival. Allison spent a few years as the designer and editor for the now-defunct music site We Want the Airwaves Back, creating artwork and pages for interviews with artists such as Mike Patton, Travis Morrison and Q And Not U. Largely self-taught since a very young age Allison has been honing her skills as a freelancer, producing print advertisements, merch, websites and illustrations for such clients as Team Love Records, Pink Teeth Records, Matt Nathanson and Taxes. Allison currently fills the role of web and design person at Noise Pop Industries.