Judy Stakee, a world-leading pioneer in recognizing and developing musical talent, spent twenty years as Senior VP of Creative at Warner Chappell Music Publishing. She has signed and worked closely with many of today's most acclaimed artists, including Grammy-award winner Sheryl Crow, Katy Perry, Michelle Branch, Gavin DeGraw, Jewel, and Joy Williams (The Civil Wars). She also has extensive experience across all areas of the industry in developing producers and multi-platinum songwriters, such as John Shanks, Julian Bunetta and Wayne Kirkpatrick, among others. In 2009, Judy founded her own full-service Artist Development and Entertainment Company, which focuses on developing the minds, bodies, and souls of artists and songwriters to achieve the career of their dreams.
Judy is the author of The Songwriter's Survival Guide, as well as a contributor to The Beacon of Mind Anthology.