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Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 10:00am -- Wed, 10/06/2010

The GRAMMY Museum
Los Angeles, CA

Organized in partnership with The GRAMMY® Museum, the the “Women in Rock” panel discussion will gather over 200 high school students inside the museum’s Clive Davis Theater at L.A. Live. The event will feature five impressive female music business professionals, as well as seasoned performers who are currently working in today’s industry, including: Megan Jacobs (Talent Buyer/Promoter–The Roxy Theater), Julianne Johnson & Lindsay Harris (Co-Founders–Viva La Rock), Janet Billig Rich (Manager/A&R–Manage This! Media) and Samantha Maloney (former drummer of Hole, Mötley Crüe, Chelsea Girls).




Megan Jacobs began her career as a Co-Founder & Talent Buyer of the 250 capacity club in Santa Monica, Temple Bar. Five years ago she was recruited by The Roxy Theatre to buy talent and in 2006 transitioned into the Head Talent Buyer position. She has since booked such greats as The Sex Pistols, Dolly Parton, The Dead Weather, and Them Crooked Vultures–just to name a few. Megan Jacobs is also a singer/songwriter composing all original soul-folk music. Her latest EP Hope Street, was just released on September 21, 2010.


Julianne Johnson & Lindsay Harris are co-founders of Viva La Rock, a Los Angeles-based marketing and creative resource agency for entertainment companies and brands, which launched in 2006. Before launching the company, the girls previously worked at Atlantic Records for eight years. Viva La Rock executes non-traditional campaigns that target consumers in niche markets through music licensing, events, promotions, and sponsorship. The agency specializes in brand, music, and movie partnerships; custom promotions and content; event booking; sponsorship; idea development and launch; and special events. Viva La Rock provides the opportunity and access for brands to establish a direct relationship with record labels, artists, and movie studio talent.


Janet Billig Rich is a music industry veteran. She has worked as an artist manager, music supervisor, consultant, and Tony Award-nominated Broadway theater producer. She built a career as a publicist and A&R representative working with artists such as the Smashing Pumpkins, Hole, and White Zombie. Later she joined Gold Mountain Entertainment where she managed Nirvana, The Breeders, Hole, Lisa Loeb, and Dinosaur Jr. Janet left artist management to become the youngest senior executive at Atlantic Records, where she ran the A&R department and developed artists such as Sugar Ray, Matchbox 20, and Jewel. She is currently operating her own management and production company, Manage This! Media, where she worked on projects as diverse as Lisa Loeb’s unscripted television show for the E! Network, #1 Single, to a reunion tour and documentary on the seminal alternative-rock band, the Pixies, called loudQUIETloud. Her recent projects include producing and music supervision, including the feature film Freeloaders, produced by Adam Duritz of Counting Crows, the television show Life In The Fab Lane with Kimora Lee Simmons, and the Camp Lisa book, CD, and foundation with Daisy Rock artist, Lisa Loeb.


Samantha Maloney has played drums in such bands as Hole, Motley Crue, Eagles Of Death Metal, Peaches, The Crystal Method, and Chelsea Girls, and is currently playing drums behind country superstar Billy Ray Cyrus. She hosted, wrote, and produced her own music show on ManiaTV called All Access, and had a recurring role as "Sam" in Season 2 of Showtime's Emmy-nominated dark comedy Californication. This highly-sought-after drummer currently lives in Los Angeles, where she has taken on the role of manager for the all-teen, all-girl rock band, Cherri Bomb.