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Peter Linseman

Working 20 years as owner of Music Mentor Productions (MMP), a CCMA nominated recording studio & Independent Record Label, Peter Linseman is an award winning producer. He has also managed many artists' careers including popular actress / eOne Music country artist Kate Todd. Music Mentor Productions joined the ILS Group of labels and distributes through ILS/Universal Music. Peter’s a founding director of and Building Bands Canada, founding director and President of Heritage Canada funded Hometown Music Council, Executive Director of the SIPO Foundation. Peter started and still manages the first Toronto Regional Writers Group for the Songwriters Association of Canada.


Sarina Paris

Sarina is a Juno-nominated Canadian singer/songwriter, who signed with EMI Records in Italy and Playland/Priority in America and released “Look At Us Now” and “Just About Enough” in the early 2000’s. Both singles were written by Sarina Parisand Charlie Marchino in Milan, Italy and hit the Billboard Chart and the Rhythmic Top 40 with a large amount of airplay and video rotation especially on the Disney channel, and  a full radio tour across America. Sarina was also nominated for a Juno Award by selling over 500,000 albums/singles worldwide. Sarina Paris Official Video - Look At Us Now - Just About Enough


Dylan is a Toronto-based solo artist whose obsession with a broad range of music has lead him to a destination he describes as a "one-piece progressive rock band". As a graduate of Seneca College's "Independent Music Production" program, he is a versatile musician, spanning an array of instruments in a variety of genres, with his show centering around original looping arrangements done a little heavier than you might expect. This past year, Dylan's looping abilities have taken him to some of Toronto's most recognizable stages (Yonge-Dundas Square, MOD Club, The Phoenix, Horseshoe Tavern), countless independently organized showcases and festival performances, won him a flight to Israel, landed him a 5 show run in Manchester for Indie Week Europe, and have taken him all the way to the 2017 & 2018 Indie Week Canada Finals.

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Carla Sacco

Carla Sacco and has been rated #1 tribute artist by international media. Carla has fronted over 2500 concerts worldwide (e.g. Trump Taj Mahal, Calgary Stampede, Universal Studios, Princess Cruises). She was chosen for reality TV show CMT's “Plucked” and Carla’s original music video was directed by Golden Globe winner, Rick Schroder. She was signed to Elite Model Management; international magazine cover(s) model; a runway model and spokesperson. Carla is VP of A&R at Music Mentor Productions; a judge for Toronto Independent Music Awards; official performance coach of Canadian Chinese Idol, and featured artist of UN affiliate/Nobel Peace Prize nominated World Academy of Arts, Literature, and Media. LiveCity Music Stage Performance Coach - here is an excerpt from her appearance on Striving Artists TV Show - Carla Sacco on “Striving Artist” TV Show 

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(SonyATV Music Publishing) - multi-platinum, award-winning producer/songwriter is our latest LiveCity Music Contest expert judge. and has worked with Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Adam Lambert, Keshia Chante, Serena Ryder, Nick Lachey, Mika, Katharine McPhee, Backstreet Boys, Olivia Newton-John, Nelly Furtado, Cyndi Lauper, Corey Hart, .Boyzone, Matt Dusk, & many others. Rob's work has been featured on So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing With The Stars, One Tree Hill, The View, Late Show with David Letterman, Laguna Beach, House Of Carters, Degrassi: The Next Generation, Instant Star, The Smurfs 2, One for the Money, StreetDance 3D and 20th Century Fox's Flicka.

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