The People

Jim Thorpe:
Thorpe has been in the music industry for over 20 years as a musician, club owner, promoter, artist manager, talent buyer and director to try and sum up. He currently serves on the Board of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Recording Academy (The Grammy’s), the talent buyer for The Legendary Dobbs and is in his 11th year at the Dewey Beach Music Conference handling the industry panels and artists selections for showcasing. Along with Volz he startedDVT Events to showcase quality talent throughout the city. In addition to being business partner at The Grape Street Pub (’95-’05), Jim has put on live events at Brownies 23 EastThe TrocaderoThe TLA, Khyber Pass, Middle East Club and countless others.


Brian Cronin:
Cronin is a dedicated business mind, working unremittingly to develop and expand various projects that support local and regional artists, while connecting industry professionals through different networking events. The owner of Mirror Image Media, a one-stop source of media reproduction specializing in disc duplication, design, printing, website and merch, He was the Publisher of Origivation Magazine since 2007 and is the Publisher of THAT MAG. He is the founder of the “InnerCircle”, a networking event for industry professionals in the Music, Media, Fashion and Film industries. In addition he is an artist manager, events promoter, member of the Philadelphia chapter of the Recording Academy (The Grammy’s) and a good hearted family guy.


Vince Volz (Double V):
Volz has been a music promoter, artist manager and talent buyer in Philadelphia since 1999. From ’07 until it’s closing, Vince was the talent buyer for Doc Watson’s. Along with Jim Thorpe he is the current talent buyer for The Legendary Dobbs and started DVT Events to provide quality music events throughout the city. In addition to Dobbs, Vince consistently books live events at The TLATin Angel, Dave & Buster’s Dockside Bar and The Grape Room. He currently works exclusively with 93.3 WMMR and Jaxon’s Local Shots.