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Alex Mallett

Folk Alliance International
Business Development Manager
Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Alex handles sales, sponsorships, in-kind agreements and strategic partnerships for the conference, fundraising for the non-profit's charitable activities and grant writing for all of Folk Alliance International's events. Alex is uniquely suited to the role with a combination of music performance and industry background. Originally from the Kansas City area, he studied jazz bass at McGill University in Montreal and at the Banff’s Center's jazz and creative music workshop. Moving to New York City in 2008, he immersed himself in the local folk scene, performing in a variety of ensembles as a sideman and leader. Simultaneously, he worked in the US Office for Midem, the world’s premier music industry conference, which occurs annually in Cannes, France. He is passionate about empowering the folk genre(s) within the entertainment landscape at large.