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Warner Bailey

Nat Nilkha STM Board Member


Warner Bailey founded Sunset Nine and oversees the Brand Partnership and Marketing divisions. Past clients include Don Julio, Bulleit, Celsius, Hendrick’s, PepsiCo, Liquid Death, White Claw & GoPuff. Bailey recently served as the Festival Director for M3F Fest, a non-profit festival in Phoenix, AZ that donates 100% of proceeds to charity. While at M3F Fest, he created the M3F Fund, donating over $2 Million to 35+ regional and national charities, and hosted a lineup including: Odesza, Rüfüs du Sol, Bon Iver, Maggie Rogers, Kaytranada, Jamie XX & more.

In 2022, he launched an arts program in Phoenix focused on providing mural space and materials to underserved artists in the community. 

Bailey created and manages Assistants Vs. Agents (AvA), a media company signed by CAA that has secured deals with Paramount+, RCA Records (SZA), & Roku. AvA releases merchandise with a focus on sustainability that benefits various charitable organizations with each drop including Backline and Save The Music.

Bailey previously spent time at WME, Live Nation, and consulted for a variety of startups. He holds a degree from Georgetown University and currently resides in Los Angeles


The Music Industry Advisory Board aims to ensure that students have access to a diverse set of successful music professionals, so they are aware that there is more to the industry beyond being on the main stage. Our mission is to close the gap for the next generation of music industry professionals to create a more inclusive and diverse future.