Photo Credit: Peter Hellberg

Katie Barrett, Founder

Katie Barrett is is Founder of Pops & Buzzes, an affiliation of accomplished women who work in all aspects of the entertainment, recording and live music industries. She produces quarterly networking events and salons promoting partnership, mentorship and community engagement to female music professionals in the Bay Area.

Barrett is also Development Manager of the Internet Archive, a nonprofit digital library, offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to the world's knowledge in digital format. Her primary goal is financial resiliency, ensuring the long term sustainability of this vital cultural heritage library.

Prior to joining the Archive in 2016, Barrett was General Manager of some of San Francisco’s premier music tech and financial technology conferences such as SF MusicTech Summit and Future of Money & Technology Summit, where she drove sponsorship and partnership development, and oversaw all event production and planning.

Barrett has a background in membership development, having worked with the Grammy Awards organization as Membership Manager. She promoted artist advocacy at the governmental level, spearheaded artist professional development projects, and drove engagement with many Grammy Nominated and/or Award winning artists.

A JET Program alum, she spent 2 years teaching English in rural Kamojima, Japan.


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Amy Bauer, Advisor

Ten years ago Amy Bauer took an internship at Seattle record label Loveless Records. Before long, she ditched her cushy PR job at Microsoft to manage Loveless full-time, and it’s been music ever since. On the side, she created the Audioasis broadcast at KEXP-FM, and founded SXSeattle, a showcase at SXSW music conference for up-and-coming Seattle artists that included Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Fleet Foxes, Allen Stone and more. After Loveless, it was off to the Hard Rock Cafe to open a 450-person venue and book local and national touring acts. Then, Amy sought to take her knowledge of the music industry and moved to the Bay Area to help bridge the gap between the music and tech worlds. Amy has been managing accounts at StubHub for the past three years, including Jennifer Lopez’ Residency in Las Vegas and major festivals nationwide. 


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Stacy Horne, Advisor

Stacy Horne has over 22 years experience in the concert and event production business. Her career has spanned a varied range of positions and jobs including management for ska legends “The Mighty Mighty Bosstones" , and all levels of programming and production for events such as the Tibetan Freedom Concerts, JVC and Newport Jazz Festivals, CMJ Music Marathon and the Noise Pop Festival where she was Director for 8 years.  Stacy was also one of the founding producers for the highly regarded Treasure Island Music Festival.  Stacy currently is Director of Events and Programming for a wide variety of live music and other cultural experiences at The Battery in San Francisco. She’s working on teaching her 3 year old daughter Sofia how to sing “Sheena is a Punk Rocker” and “Cherry Bomb”.


Jocelyn Kane, Advisor

Jocelyn Kane is Executive Director of San Francisco's Entertainment Commission, which is charged with ensuring the health and vitality of indoor and outdoor entertainment venues in the City. Along with daily regulatory concerns, her most current policy work includes the first legislative protections for nightlife businesses from new residential construction in the US, and ongoing improvements to SF Bay Area late night/early morning transit. Jocelyn co-produces the San Francisco Nitey Awards, (www.niteyawards.com), an annual awards show which celebrates creative excellence and positive patron experience in San Francisco’s nightlife. Jocelyn is also the founder of Motogirl Productions, an SF-based artist development company. Motogirl Productions works with large and small artists in various genres, to help them understand the "business" of music and how to reach individual goals effectively in one of the toughest industries around.