Meet The Contest Judges


1. Abe Batshon@abebatshon
Founder & CEO of with over 10 years in music industry experience. Abe started his career in music with the launch of his own label in the early 2000’s then working as an A&R for INgrooves Fontana where he worked with artists/labels like Macklemore, Slaughterhouse, Duck Down Records, Nature Sounds, Immortal Technique, Obie Trice, Strange Music and many more.

2. Greg Mateo@gregmateo
Greg with over 7 years of music industry experience currently holds the role of Director of Client Relations at INgrooves Fontana where he works with labels and artists like Rostrum Records (Mac Miller), Royce Da 5’9′, Roc Marciano, Black Milk and many more.

3. Arne Lucas@phishbone
Arne Lucas with over 15 years in the music industry has wore many hats. With executive roles in the gaming and music industry to working with one of the most respected Hip Hop magazines. During the golden age of the ringtone market, Arne was an integral piece to bringing the Source Magazine to mobile phones with The Source Mobile, Arne has done it all.