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Allison Shaw

Manic Monkee

Allison owns Manic Monkee, which is a firm that does strategic business development, experimental marketing, creative engaging activations for all kinds of brands, produces festivals/events and aligns brands with sponsorship/partnerships.  Manic Monkee is also an artist development and management firm Allison is also on the Board of Directors for Non-Profit music charity Sweet Relief and Charity Bomb. Shaw produced LA’s first all solar powered music festival Sunstock Solar Festival where all the proceeds went to children with cancer.  Allie is the head of partnerships for Muzooka that manages digital artist assets and has streamlined set list reporting and helping rights holders get paid when their songs are performed live. She also curates the annual Tarfest festival in LA at the La Brea Tarpits. Allison also works on the Strange 80’s/90’s shows being held around the country and whose proceeds benefit a different charity each show. She is the head booker for the annual Moogfest in Durham, North Carolina a 4 day conference and festival created by Bob Moog who created the Moog synthesizer.

She started her career in music writing for MTV/VH1. Allison also founded Hyperactive Music Magazine which was in over 1200 locations nationally. She also started Hyperactive Conference and Music Festival with 200 bands and 60 speakers annually, and was the executive director for Santa Fe Muzik festival with over 65k in attendance over 3 days. Shaw also worked for Rachael Ray’s entertainment company Watch and was co-creator and producer for the Rachael Ray Feedback SXSW. She also ran the label Listen Records/Sony. Shaw is also co-creator for the Whole Foods/Quantum Collective/SX Invasion during SXSW showcase which produced the first ever Amazon appearance and Fitbit. Allison formally was Director of Brand Strategy for Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee’s Public Enemy.

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