March 18 & 19, 2016. The Fifth Annual Law Rocks LA was our biggest show yet and an absolute blast! A record 12 bands rocked the Whisky over two sold-out nights, battling it out for local nonprofits and raising over $150,000. We were thrilled to have KROQ's Stryker emcee both nights.
Winner: Run DLA of DLA Piper and eHarmony for Jim Mora Count On Me Family Foundation
Judges' Choice Award: Big Dicta of Doll Amir Eley for Cheer for Children
Winner: Privileged Communications of Perkins Coie for City of Hope
Judges' Choice Award: TIE between Attractive Nuisance of Allen Matkins; Payne & Fears for Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice and Jimmy's Brother of Winston Strawn; Farell Braun + Martel for Chrysalis
ROCK PANEL OF JUDGES
Since 1999, Ted Stryker has been a staple at KROQ and millions of Southern Californians are familiar with his voice as the drive-time DJ on The World Famous KROQ weekdays from 2pm to 6pm and his popular “4:20” feature that provides exposure for the best new artists. During his tenure at KROQ, Stryker has interviewed virtually every top rock musician in the world.
Outside of KROQ, Stryker works in front of the camera as a co-host on Red Bull TV during their worldwide broadcasts of popular music festivals such as Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, etc. as well as hosting shows on AXS TV, MTV, VH1, Fox Sports, Fuse, Direct TV, AMA Red Carpet pre-show, and the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. Stryker has appeared in the movies “Grandma’s Boy”, “Out Cold”, “The Sweetest Thing”, and was part of the incredible ensemble cast in the action/thriller “Sushi Girl”.
Debbie White, partner at Loeb & Loeb LLP, has decades of music industry experience representing established and developing recording artists, songwriters, producers, managers, record companies, and publishing companies. Her clients include Carly Simon, Duran Duran, Regina Spektor and Stephan Moccio, as well as The Swon Brothers and Melanie Martinez, former contestants of The Voice.
Debbie’s primary emphasis is music negotiation and she regularly negotiates multimillion-dollar recording contracts, as well as publishing, live touring on a worldwide basis, film soundtrack and Broadway cast albums, and merchandising and sponsorship agreements. Artists and bands count on her to expand their interests beyond music through ventures such as book publishing, fragrance and cosmetic licensing agreements, non-scripted television deals, and infomercials.
She also represents a number of major brands and advertising agencies in music-related deals. Her recent experience includes licensing transactions and other agreements for brands such as Bank of America, Casio (G-Shock) and Citibank that involved deals with Eminem, The Rolling Stones, Billy Joel, Katy Perry and Billy Idol, among others.
Debbie was named to Variety Magazine’s 2014 “New York Women’s Impact Report,” which recognized her as one of the most influential women in New York’s entertainment and media industry. She was one of just three attorneys recognized in the issue, which profiled influential women in the entertainment industry across a variety of disciplines. Debbie is also a member of the Board of Governors for the New York chapter of The Recording Academy.
Carla Betz is an actress and musician. She currently plays bass with The Trainwrecks and Attractive Nuisance. The Trainwrecks have rocked the punk scene for the past 10 years, playing all over Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and the world famous Cavern Club (home of the Beatles) in England. Past projects include Fireball Johnson and all girl AC/DC tribute band Girls Got Rhythm. She has played bass on episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Beverly Hills, 90210 and is endorsed by Daisy Rock Guitars. Carla has worked on numerous indie films, TV shows, commercials and theatre. She can be seen next month in the role of Angie Katz on Criminal Minds.
Todd Sullivan is the VP of Music Supervision and Business Development at proTunes, a tech firm providing innovative search and licensing capabilities to artists, publishers, music supervisors and agencies. His work as a music supervisor for film and television industries was instrumental in the development of proTunes’ MusicLink, which serves as the exclusive music licensing platform for the Omnicom Group.
Prior to joining proTunes, Todd was an A&R executive at Virgin Records and Geffen Records, signing and developing artists like Weezer, Drivin N Cryin’, Southern Culture on the Skids, Ted Hawkins, Jackyl and Sloan, as well as working with artists like Guns N’ Roses. Todd also served as chairperson of the Grammy’s Alternative Music committee for more than ten years. Before his work at major labels, Todd began as a DJ and music director at KCSN and playing in bands in across the Los Angeles indie club scene.
Joe Trofino is the Vice President of Legal Affairs at ICM Partners, one of the world’s largest talent and literary agencies with offices in New York, Los Angeles, and London, where he focuses on general corporate legal matters including litigation, corporate contracts, regulatory compliance, insurance matters, real estate, employment, and legal policy matters. The agency represents creative and technical talent in the fields of motion picture, television, books, music, live performance, branded entertainment, and new media. ICM was formed in 1975 through the merger of Creative Management Associates and International Famous Agency. In 2005, the company raised equity financing from Rizvi Traverse and institutional investors to fund strategic growth, and in 2006, ICM acquired the literary agency Broder Webb Chervin Silbermann. In 2012, the agency completed a management buyout and formed a partnership with the new name, ICM Partners. Mr. Trofino joined ICM Partners in 2008.
Mr. Trofino graduated with honors from the University of Pittsburgh and received his J.D. from Duquesne University School of Law. A Johnstown, Pennsylvania native, Mr. Trofino lives in Los Angeles with his wife Melissa and son Crosby.
Tony Sauza is the Los Angeles Program Director for Little Kids Rock, where he is supporting teachers in developing their programs across the southern California area. Tony has been working with Little Kids Rock since 2007 and is a firm believer in recreational music making and music therapy.
Tony received his bachelor’s degree from UCLA in Ethnomusicology with a minor in Chicana/o Studies. He received his master’s degree in Afro-Latin Music from California State University Los Angeles in 2012. He has been playing guitar for over 20 years and currently tours nationally as a performer and recording artist with his group, Cuicani. He is an avid supporter of music from around the world and has a deep passion for Afro-Caribbean music.
Andrew H. Radden currently works as an Account Executive for KROQ-FM 106.7 and serves as a Board Manager for the Stuart M. Ketchum Downtown YMCA. Andrew received his undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont and MBA from the Peter F. Drucker School of Business at Claremont Graduate University. He is married to Patrice and has two sons - Davis (7) and Hudson (5).
You can see all the awesome photos taken by Lauren Pressey right here on Dropbox.
The playlist below has all 12 sets from both nights of Law Rocks LA!