Judy Stakee Biography


Judy Stakee is leading the new age of music. As an author, speaker mentor, teacher and advisor, Judy encourages artists and songwriters to define their perspective and share a powerful creative message.


With over 30 years of experience as an executive in the music industry, Judy advises creative minds one on one, at retreats, speaking engagements and conferences around the world. Her innovative methodology, shaped by over 30 years experience as a music publisher; 20 years as Senior VP of Creative at Warner Chappell Music, is being adapted into the music curriculums of renowned music institutions in the US and beyond.


Judy has an eye for talent. She is responsible for signing, coaching, and inspiring many of today’s most acclaimed award-winning artists, including Grammy-award winner Sheryl Crow, Katy Perry, Joy Williams and For King & Country. 


Since founding The Judy Stakee Company, she has been developing new talent including artist/writer Raelynn (WB) and producer/writer Jordan Higgins (JoJo Siwa “Boomerang”, authored The Songwriter’s Survival Guide book, produces the songwriter interview series Door To Door and is an Adjunct Professor at Belmont Music College, Nashville, Tennessee.


She has also created and inspired songwriting retreats worldwide, named appropriately “It All Starts With A Song” where she takes the writer through a process that helps build their own creative process to develop themselves and their songs.


In May 2017, Judy gave a Tedx Talk in Paris, France; one of eleven speakers on the subject of One Life. Her passionate speech laid out the benefits of teaching our children at an early age, the skill of songwriting.