Debbie Zavitson is a veteran in the music industry and the experience she brings from performing with her own band internationally, to being an executive in A&R at Sony and Giant Records is invaluable. Debbie is responsible for signing multi-platinum recording artist Blake Shelton, as well as managing the integral first years of his career. In the publishing realm, Debbie has worked with an array of hit songwriters, and has secured song placements on major recording artists such as Reba McEntire, Rodney Atkins, Chris Young, Brooks & Dunn, to name a few.
Debbie is a champion for songwriters and supporting their efforts to sustain their income and livelihood.
Tara Shannon is an award winning indie artist writer with over 20 years experience in the music industry. Her music has been featured by World Youth Days, CBC, Canadian Showtime Chorus, DEBRA Canada, Big Brothers Big Sisters & United Way to name a few. She has been a guest speaker at events such at Artpreneur, Impact and the G20 Summit and more. As the Co-Founder, CFO/VP of the TIF Group of Companies which includes Willow Sound Records, she brings a special focus on entrepreneurship to help empower artists & writers in reaching their career goals. She brings her unique experience in starting and managing companies to help music creators navigate the business of music and become successful entrepreneurs in today's music industry.