2019 Music Entrepreneurship Competition Judges

Michael Archer is a UNT alumnus and the owner of the Manhatten Innovation Lab: an early-stage business accelerator and turn around specialist bringing unsurpassed functional management and expertise to grow new ventures.

Tonya Butler is a seasoned veteran of the music business with more than 14 years of experience as an entertainment attorney and label executive. She is an award-winning Toastmaster and author of the self-published career guide, The Music Business Is Corrupt, or Maybe You Just Can’t Sing? She has a Juris Doctorate from California Western School of Law and a Master of Laws in entertainment media from Southwestern University School of Law/Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, England.

Deborah Brooks is a UNT alumnus and founder of DFW Musicians Services, LLC, a company that connects high quality musicians with clients.

Jason Levi is a UNT alumnus and founder of Rise8 Studios

Michael Archer

2019 Guest Judge
Manhatten Innovation Lab
Deborah Brooks

Live Presentation Judge
Written Preliminary Round Judge
Tonya Butler

2019 Guest Judge
Assistant Chair, Berklee Music Business/Management
Jason Levi

Written Preliminary Round Judge
Founder of Rise8 Studios