Simon Tam

Simon is best known as the founder of The Slants, the world’s first and only all-Asian American dance rock band. Simon's unique approach to marketing and activism has been highlighted in thousands of media features across 82 countries, including: NPR's "All Things Considered," Bloomberg Business Week, MSNBC, USA Today, Huffington Post, MTV, The Los Angeles Times, ELLE Magazine, and MyxTV. Simon has appeared as a headlining artist at major festivals such as SXSW, San Diego Comic Con, and Musicfest NW, along with acts such as Katy Perry, Metallica, Devo, and The Decemberists. He has been a featured speaker at prominent colleges, including Stanford University, University of British Columbia, MacEwan University, and dozens more across North America. He's worked with the Department of Defense to coordinate entertainment for active troops serving overseas. Simon is one of the best selling authors in the Nonprofit Organizations & Charities and the Music Business categories on Simon’s music has won multiple "Album of the Year" and "Editor's Choice" awards. Simon also serves multiple non-profit organizations as a board member, leader, and volunteer. His marketing projects and volunteerism has earned several innovation and service awards. In 2012, Simon was nominated as one of the "50 Most Influential Portlanders." You can find Simon's writing and current projects at:

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