About Judy Stakee

Judy Stakee believes in the new age of music. By encouraging songwriters to develop a greater sense of self, Judy inspires artists to create their best works while providing the proper tools for navigating the music industry. Judy is a true champion of the songwriter who recognizes talent with both my ears and eyes.

As a songwriting mentor and artist development specialist with 40 years of experience in the music industry. Judy has worked at some of the most prestigious companies in music, including Senior Vice President of Creative at Warner Chappell Music for 20 years, where she signed and worked closely with many of today's most acclaimed artists: Grammy-award winner Sheryl Crow, Katy Perry, Michelle Branch, Gavin DeGrawJewel and Joy Williams of The Civil Wars, among many others. Her experience with developing producers and multi-platinum songwriters (John Shanks, Wayne Kirkpatrick, Scott Cutler, Anne Previn, Kevin Kadish, Franne GoldeJamie Houston, Matthew Gerrard, Robie Nevil, Tim James and Ben Glover) helms across all areas of the industry. Learn more about her successes here.


Judy Stakee 2009-Present 

In 2009, Judy founded a full-service artist development and entertainment company that develops the minds, bodies and souls of artists and songwriters to achieve the career of their dreams. By encouraging songwriters to develop a greater sense of self, Judy inspires artists to create their best works while providing the proper tools for navigating the music industry. Through focused coaching in a supportive community, you'll be challenged to evolve your experiences and tell your story in the form of song.

Some of her clients have included:
Raelynn (The Voice) - Warner Brothers
Jordan Richman - Writer/Producer
Gina Schock - The Gogos
Shaun Shankel - Writer/Producer

She shares her methodology in her book, The Songwriter’s Survival Guide, to give young artists the tools to begin the development process on their own.

In 2016, she started her world renowned songwriting retreats, based on the retreats she produced at Warner Chappell and the methodology in her book. She takes 30 songwriters away from their everyday to learn how to develop themselves, their creative process and their craft. She now has a growing retreat alumni of 400+ incredibly talented songwriters.

Judy with Sheryl Crow, Julian Bunetta (Producer) & John Rich, Jewel, and Walter Afanasieff (Producer)

Judy with Sheryl Crow, Julian Bunetta (Producer) & John Rich, Jewel, and Walter Afanasieff (Producer)

Taking your career to new heights requires an open mind, sense of adventure and discipline. With mutual trust and respect, I will set the foundation for you to become your best self. Start living your dream.
— Judy Stakee