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David Silbaugh

Talent Buyer & Production Supervisor,
Summerfest
Milwaukee, WI, USA
David is a co-founder and co-producer of the Yellow Phone Music Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A boutique conference that presents programming featuring numerous industry luminaries and showcases with emerging and unsigned talent. Silbaugh is best known as a Talent Buyer and Production Supervisor for Summerfest, "The World's Largest Music Festival" – also in Milwaukee - which books over 800 artists of nearly all genres, featuring international headlining artists as well as emerging artists. He is also currently serving as an A&R Consultant for GMR Marketing on a synch licensing project with a SXSW tie-in. David’s background is diverse, having held positions in A&R, artist relations, artist management and more. A musician and an active member of The Recording Academy (GRAMMYs), he has served on the Board Of Governors and as Secretary and Vice President of the Chicago/Midwest Chapter. He currently serves on The Recording Academy Advocacy Committee, the Board of Directors for Sing Me A Story and the advisory boards for The Les Paul Experience and FestForums.