In 2018, we see the Shukat fellowship program in progress with our 4 selected fellows. They engage in a comprehensive program designed to develop key professional development outcomes while being inspired by the magic that happens with mentorship + ongoing education.  Through this fellowship, we build our mentees a 12-month mentoring ecosystem.

They graduate in December 2018, but we know it’s really for life. 


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Rosa Asciolla

Rosa is the Director of Creator Services Strategy & Operations at Spotify.  She helped map out the first website for artists/managers to manage their presence on the streaming service, and assisted in launching a global, quarterly master class by Spotify for industry professionals. She was nominated for Billboard's 30 under 30 in 2016, and represented Spotify at the White House's 2016 Correspondents Brunch.  Her team at Spotify has tripled under her supervision. 


Jonathan Hecht

Jonathan is the Founder and Music Supervisor at VennArts. He has worked for Tribal Brands, Red Light Management, EMI Music, Sony Music and OMD. His company has worked with notable brands like Verizon, Subaru, International Olympic Committee, Under Armour, and Jeep. While at EMI, Jonathan generated nearly $3 million in master licensing income for EMI labels, from proactively pitching frontline artists and back catalog. He is also a member of the Association of Music Producers and Guild of Music Supervisors.


Kristan McCann

Kristan is currently A&R at RCA Records. She has worked at Warner/Chappell, Red Fuse, The Sound Killers, Michiko Studios and StadiumRed. Her responsibilities at Warner/Chappell included scouting and signing new songwriters, producers + artists for the Warner/Chappell roster, setting up songwriting sessions, and coordinating sessions on behalf of other A&Rs.  Listen to her Soundcloud here.  


Seth Kallen

Seth is the Founder and Owner of This Fiction Management. He managed the band X Ambassadors from a local indie band to a signed, major label band.  He recently launched Cayuga Sound, a new music festival set in Ithaca, NY.