Lisa Occhino of Stamford, CT, is the first managing editor of Sonicbids. She also launched the startup SongwriterLink, which based on algorithms, matches songwriters with one another and enables them to collaborate online.
Jourdan Rystrom of Los Angeles, CA, had two songs featured on the television show The Bold and the Beautiful. Her first single, “What’s Left to Say,” reached number 10 in Amazon’s Best Sellers and number one in Amazon’s Hot New Releases. Visit www.jourdanrystrom.com.
Laurence Rodman of San Francisco, CA, is a music therapist at Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services, a program for at-risk high-school-age youth in Los Angeles, CA. His band the New Thoreaus released its first full-length album Neon Americana. Visit www.thenewthoreaus.com.