John Velasco
Music Publishing New York

John began his music career with Canopy Music for JIMMY WEBB. Signed ABBA and ELO and many other major names when head of United Artists Music UK. Produced or published many of the finest recording stars of the 20th Century including, MARVIN GAYE, RANDY EDELMAN, JOHN DENVER, TOM PAXTON and TINA TURNER.

He’s consulted for a host of blue chip companies including, Hearst Entertainment, Braun Media, Altman Films, Digicast and METV. Most recently he was VP Acquisitions for Ten Strike/Sonopress a Bertelsmann company and was Chairman of Times Square Arts Centre Management. He is regarded  as one of the worlds finest music publishers. He’s a voting member of The National Academy of Popular Music, The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and Variety Club International.