Brian Applegate, Senior Broadcast Producer, CBS News
Does CBS This Morning Saturday draw an older, music-buying demo? One publicist claims that after a band appeared on the show, all its albums shot up Amazon’s top 20 sales chart.
Musical Guests: Courtney Marie Andrews, Lucius, The Zombies
Jonathan Norman, Co-Executive Producer
The afternoon show, which boasts 100-plus music performances each year, is daytime’s most proactive supporter of hip-hop. Says Norman: “Nobody on daytime has that many.”
Musical Guests: Logic, Dua Lipa, Jhene Aiko, Rae Sremmurd
Good Morning America
Monica Escobedo, Entertainment Producer
A master at leveraging network crossovers, in the past, Escobedo has “shared” Taylor Swift with ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and and partnered with Univision.
Musical Guests: Pharrell Williams, Dolly Parton, Craig David
Deirdre Dod, Talent Producer
With the addition of Eve to the CBS show’s host lineup, Dod plans to bring more urban artists into the mix.
Musical Guests: Lionel Richie, Common
Brittany Schreiber, Music Booking Producer, NBC News
With the NBC show’s chief competitor, “GMA,” also boasting a ratings-boosting summer concert series, it’s on the booker to bring it. Last year’s performers included Halsey and Miley Cyrus.
Musical Guests: Common, Jordan Davis, Chloe x Halle, Toni Braxton
The Wendy Williams Show
Siobhan Schanda, Supervising Talent Producer
The “Chelsea Lately” alum was recruited to step-up the show’s booking game, filling daytime’s urban-music void.
Musical Guests: En Vogue, Jussie Smollet, Tamar Braxton
Roey Hershkovitz, Music Booker
Hershkovitz, who is married to singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb and was once a producer on “The Office,” stepped into the booking position after Jim Pitt’s exit.
Musical Guests: The Breeders, Margo Price, Natalie Prass
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Jim Pitt, Music Producer; Mac Burrus, Music Producer
Remember when Sinead O’Connor ripped up a picture of the pope on “Saturday Night Live?” Pitt booked her on that 1992 show. Deputy Burrus has worked on the ABC show for nearly a decade.
Miller won an Emmy in 2017 for producing the “Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special.” She is also involved in the Apple Music version of the sing-along show.
Musical Guests: Shawn Mendes, The Voidz, ZZ Ward
Late Night With Seth Meyers
Jeremiah Silva, Talent Executive
The “SNL” alum’s post-“Tonight Show” talker limits its music performances to two per week. Worth noting: the Seth Meyers house band, led by comedian and “Portlandia” star Fred Armisen, also draws tune-in.
Musical Guests: Yungblud, Blake Shelton, The War on Drugs
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
Giovanni Cianci, Music Producer; Emily Gertler, Supervising Producer
The CBS show launched in 2015 features one key bonus for musicians: Colbert occasionally joins performing guests, such as David Byrne, Mavis Staples and Jack Johnson, on the historic
Ed Sullivan Theater stage.
The studio-free NBC show conceived by “The Voice” host Carson Daly has maintained its 16-year longevity by championing underground bands taped in various L.A. locales.
Musical Guests: Jungle, Typhoon, Angus & Julia Stone
Saturday Night Live
Lindsay Shookus and Brian Siedlecki, Producers
“SNL” is adept at capturing cultural moments, such as in October 2017, when Jason Aldean performed “I Won’t Back Down” to eulogize Tom Petty and the victims shot during the country singer’s Las Vegas set weeks earlier. Other memorable appearances from recent years include Bruno Mars, A Tribe Called Quest and Father John Misty.
Musical Guests: Arcade Fire, Migos, James Bay
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Jamie Granet-Bederman, Producer Julie Gurovitsch, Lead Music Booker
Mere months into her Fallon gig, Gurovitsch (right) managed to score an appearance from the ever-elusive Lauryn Hill, while Granet-Bederman has brought in U2, Madonna and Miley Cyrus.
Musical Guests: Panic! At the Disco, Troye Sivan, Cardi B, Rich the Kid
American Idol, Dancing With the Stars & Lip Sync Battle
Suzanne Bender, Talent Producer (American Idol, Lip Sync Battle); Music Producer (Dancing With the Stars)
American Idol: Tasked to help reboot “Idol” for ABC, Bender was also behind the first panel for “The Voice” and is partly re-sponsible for re-energizing Maroon 5’s career. In addition to performance slots, Bender taps artists for mentoring.
Musical Guests: Bebe Rexha, Sugarland, Cam, Andy Grammer
Dancing With the Stars: Crossing genres and finding danceable tunes is Bender’s greatest challenge on ABC’s “DWTS.” So for its 2017 finale, she booked OneRepublic, Lady Antebellum and TLC.
Musical Guests: Kelsea Ballerini, Becky G
Lip Sync Battle: After placing Hailee Steinfeld in a “DWTS” finale last year, she leveraged that relation-ship to bring the actress-singer to “Lip Sync” for a show-stopping performance.
Musical Guests: Michael Bolton, Rita Ora + Charli XCX, Luis Fonsi
Melissa Trueblood, Talent Producer
The Monday-night ratings leader on NBC outpaces ABC’s “Idol” by almost 3 million viewers, making it prime real estate for musicians looking to mentor future stars.
Musical Guests: Shawn Mendes, Julia Michaels, Trace Adkins