Mentorship at Songathon


At Songathon, we connect up-and-coming songwriters with mentors who give insight into their musical journeys.


Nashville Mentors

December 7-8, 2019


Randall Foster is an innovative entertainment executive and music professional. He is Vice President of Business Development for Symphonic Distribution and General Manager of Symphonic’s Nashville office.

Randall opened the Nashville offices of independent distribution powerhouse, Symphonic Distribution in April of 2019. There his aim is to grow the footprint and headcount of Symphonic’s presence in Music City. His primary goals are continued content acquisitions and distribution deals, strategic partnerships, and the creation of Symphonic’s music publishing wing, Symphonic Music Publishing. Additionally he will help oversee Symphonic’s newly formed Bodega Sync, a sync licensing company.

A 15+ year music industry veteran, Randall was most recently at ole Music Publishing as Sr. Director of Creative Sync and Licensing where he achieved massive success in the Wrigley Extra gum ad campaign featuring the now platinum single, “Can’t Help Falling in Love” recorded by Haley Reinhart.

In addition to his work in music publishing he also has held posts in the record business, digital and physical distribution, and synchronization licensing. He started out in the industry as a top-call club DJ in both the Kansas City and Miami areas.

Randall holds a Master’s Degree in Music Business and Entertainment Industries from the University of Miami. He is a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (GRAMMYs), Chairman of the Nashville Chapter of the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM), Board Member for the Nashville Film Festival, actively serves on committees for the American Bandmasters Association, and is a past board member of both the Society of Leaders In Development (SOLID) and ALIAS (a nonprofit dedicated to music education and philanthropic outreach). In addition to these activities, Randall is a member of various trade and music advocacy organizations including the Music and Entertainment Industry Educators Association (MEIEA), and the NAMM Support Music Coalition. Randall keeps an active lecturing and speaking schedule making appearances at various Universities and conferences annually.


Announcing more Nashville mentors soon. Check back for updates!


Mentorship at Songathon


At Songathon, mentors join us for:

  • Q+As and Panel Discussions

  • Workshops and Presentations

  • Song Critiques

  • Judging at the Finale

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 Past Mentors

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