WE ARE CONNECT.

ReverbNation CONNECT is an invite-only community of the best emerging Artists in the world.

We have an exclusive partnership with ReverbNation; one of the largest global resources for new music, whose Curation-at-scale capability allows us to identify the next generation of successful Artists early in their careers.  

Our privileged access to ReverbNation’s huge web presence enables us to build meaningful audience for our Artists. 

Our powerful artist development resources free our Artists to hone their craft, develop their sound, and ultimately advance their careers.

We do not encumber our Artists in any way. 



PARTNERS


MEET THE TEAM

 

Simon PerrY

Chief Creative Officer
head of A&R | New York, NY

Simon is a hit writer/producer from Oxford, England. He has worked with many name artists, including Echo & The Bunnymen, Westlife, Sandi Thom, and Anthony Costa. He also wrote and co-produced the multi-million selling album Me for the Chinese Idol winner, Chris Lee. Simon co-founded and served as President of Archangel Media, a Film & TV venture in LA. He holds a BA in English with Classics from the University of Sussex.
 

LOU PLAIA

EVP, MUSIC CO-FOUNDER OF REVERBNATION | NEW YORK, NY 

Lou’s success in the music business stems from his 15 years at Atlantic Records and Lava Records, where he last served as Head of Marketing and Artist Development. Lou has worked with and/or developed artists such as Jewel, Kid Rock, Matchbox 20, George Carlin, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, O.A.R., Simple Plan and many others. He was also responsible for negotiating partnerships with Nascar, Schick and Disney. Lou received his MBA from Dowling College.

VICTORIA CAMERA

VICE PRESIDENT, MUSIC INDUSTRY
 ARTIST RELATIONS | LOS ANGELES, CA

Victoria Camera began her career at Atlantic Records where over the course of 10 years she has nurtured the careers of both developing and platinum selling artists in the Tour Marketing and Artist Development world. In addition to those roles, Victoria oversaw the Lifestyle and Street Marketing Department where she launched successful deals with national brand sponsorship programs with Skull Candy, YouTube, Alternative Press, Samsung and more. Victoria has worked with such artists as Kid Rock, Rob Thomas, Shinedown, Simple Plan, Gnarls Barkley, Staind and Jason Mraz. 

Currently, Victoria holds the role of VP of Artist & Music Industry Relations at ReverbNation, the leading artist services company used by over 4.5 million artists, managers, record labels, venues and other Industry Professionals to grow their reach, influence and business across all platforms. Victoria works with all facets of the Entertainment Industry to create valuable opportunities with proven successful and scalable results. Victoria also assists in the development of new products and marketing tools used by the industry at large. Most recently, Victoria has executed on successful deals with Alcon Entertainment /Warner Bros. Pictures, ESPN, Firefly Music Festival, Columbia Records, The Voice and The Special Olympics.

 

Matt DuFour

VICE PRESIDENT of ARTIST DEVELOPMENT
A&R DIRECTOR | NEW YORK, NY

With over 15 years of music business experience, Matt DuFour brings a long history of music branding, event production, music curation, and artist management insight to ReverbNation in his role as Director of the CONNECT program and A&R Director. DuFour joined ReverbNation in 2014, relocating from the West Coast where he spent four years with the Hard Rock Hotel family. While there he oversaw music programming for the brand’s city properties and produced as series of live music events focusing on emerging artists, working with bands like Best Coast, The Black Lips, Divine Fits, YACHT, BØRNS, MNDR, Saint Motel, Penguin Prison and many more.

Matt got his start at NYC’s the Cornerstone Agency, where he was the editor in chief of the company's music tastemaker focused web property TheTripwire.com. While there, he was also a key member of the company's radio promotion and street marketing teams before leaving in 2007 to form En Prise Entertainment, an event promotion/influencer marketing company. Through En Prise, DuFour created large scale events and long lasting partnerships with Diesel, Adidas, Puma, Rockstar Games, and Vitamin Water and curated a monthly art and music series at the world famous Art Institute of Chicago.

 

Joel Ford

CONNECT MANAGER | NEW YORK, NY

Joel Ford started his career as a musician and producer. He has been living in New York since 2005. Since then, Ford has lent his musical (and vocal) talents to a number of projects. His collaborations with Dan Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never) as GAMES and later Ford & Lopatin—which found the pair re-appropriating outmoded keyboard sounds to make mangled art pop—situated him at the center of Brooklyn’s exploding electronic music scene.

As an executive, he co-founded the Software label, and more recently Driftless Recordings. Ford has worked with many artists as a producer, engineer, mixer and label boss: Autre Ne Veut, Oneohtrix Point Never, Harmonizer, Tamaryn, Megafortress, Napolian, Antony Hegarty, Ducktails, Com Truise, North Americans, and Young Ejecta are just a few of the projects Ford has lent his experience to.

 

SHARYN GOLDYN

CONNECT MANAGER | LOS ANGELES, CA

Sharyn Goldyn joins CONNECT from the award-winning Windish Agency, where she worked for six years. She was the right hand of the Company's President, Tom Windish, for four years before becoming an agent herself. During her time at Windish, she ran day to day booking for some of the industry’s most prestigious artists including: alt-J, The xx, M83, Foster the People, Gotye, First Aid Kit, Justice, The Knife, Darkside, The Naked and Famous, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, etc. She also spent a lot of her time developing young acts and booking their tours. Prior to that she worked as a talent buyer for two well known clubs in Chicago and ran PR campaigns for several up and coming artists.

 

DAREN SEARCY

CONNECT MANAGER | NASHVILLE, TN

Originally from Asheville, NC, Daren attended Berklee College of Music and Belmont University while interning at Lost Highway Records, V2 Records (NY) and Focus Features (NY). He began his management career in 2008 at Marathon Music Management where he handled digital marketing duties and tour management for a small roster of songwriters and mainstream rock artists. After leaving Marathon Music, Daren spent 3 years at Red Light Management's Nashville office, handling day to day duties for 3 Doors Down and von Grey, as well as working collaboratively with Red Light's management team on a roster that includes Lady Antebellum and Dierks Bentley.

 

Schuyler Rooth

Curation Manager | NEW YORK, NY

Schuyler Rooth is a Brooklyn-based music journalist and curator. In New York City, she writes reviews, interviews artists and reports on new music. Her work has been featured on tastemaker blogs, mainly The Wild Honey Pie. You can find her live concert reviews over at The Bowery Presents, one of New York’s biggest live music promoters. Among the artists Schuyler has interviewed and reviewed are Lorde, James Blake, Purity Ring, The Hives, St. Lucia, Cold War Kids, Kishi Bashi, and Sylvan Esso. Schuyler also curates music for cafes in Manhattan and Brooklyn. 

Schuyler’s personal music blog – Eardrummings – features new music from artists across all genres and aims to cultivate buzz and success for emerging artists.

 

ALEXA CARCAMO

aRTIST RELATIONS & CONNECT SONGS MANAGER | NEW YORK, NY

With a background in account management and a passion for discovering new music, Alexa Carcamo brings her talent of developing and showcasing emerging artists as Artist Relations Manager. On the digital side, Alexa curates a community of artists and fans alike serving as the voice of CONNECT and brings licensing opportunities to artists through her work with CONNECT Songs. As a West Coast transplant, she has called New York home since 2011 and has immersed herself in the world of artist development ever since.