Concert Promotion - Artist Management - Tour Management

May 6, 2018

Mumble rappers might be the biggest insult to music since Rebecca Black. 

And you agree with that statement too, whether you want to admit it or not. 

Eminem sure as fuck isn’t a rap god anymore but he was once and his lyricism is what got him there. Rap used to be heavily about lyrics. Yes, the best learned how to combine it with a solid beat but the lyrics were what drew rap fans in 99% of the time. 

Now it’s the exact opposite. 

Now the producer is the most talented one in the room and these mumble rappers essentially hum their way along to the beat. There is the idea of the...

April 30, 2018

Every industry has a season, and music is no different. 

Any promoter who has been in the game for more than a year knows that October is a heavy touring month, and also the last heavy touring month of the year. 

Recognizing this we have to ask ourselves who is going to be our best bet as we get bombarded with show offers. 

I’m fortunate to be at a point where I can say no to the locals touring because I know I will be slammed with other show offers from regional and national acts. This is a great position to be in but there is always a downside…

Everyone else is in the same pos...

April 16, 2018

This post is a day late because I have just returned from Launch Music Conference

Launch Music Conference was by far one of the coolest conferences I have ever attended. I was able to meet with legends currently in the industry and hear them speak as panelist. Some of the panelists there were current employees of Vans Warped Tour, Outerloop Management, Fearless Records, Catalyst Publicist Agency, and more. 

After each panel, which unfortunately only lasted 45 minutes to an hour each, we were able to go directly up to these individuals and pick their brain apart about specifi...

April 8, 2018

I truly love working in the music business. But just like any job, I don’t like all of it.

I don’t mean to sit here and bitch, and I won’t, but sometimes I get very sick and tired of some of the parts that come along with this work.

Being on social media all the time inspires this post.

Social media is massively important to this industry. You can say it isn’t all you want but it is. Managers, labels, promoters, bands, everyone is looking at your social media first to see how you market. Seeing your marketing technique can tell someone a lot about your music, your dedication, y...

April 1, 2018

When I first got the idea to work in music, I was at a rock/metal music festival.

When I was studying entertainment business, I was told it would be in my best interests to stay in one genre.

And I did. For a long time.

But to those of you who have been paying attention, I have two rap shows coming up. Same artist, two cities. I have done two or three different EDM shows. I have done three Rock vs. Rap shows. At this point I am seeing the benefit in branching out of just one genre.

I will always be a metalhead at heart. I have a select few rappers who I regularly listen to, but...

March 12, 2018

For some reason, that is totally beyond me, bands sometimes dip out of shows after their set.

Or they won’t stay for the entire show.

Just in case you were wondering, the promoters are the first to notice and the bands are the second to notice.

Here’s what this says to me (and many other promoters I’ve met) –

“I am too good for this show and do not need to stick around and watch the bands that watched me.”

I’m not talking about one member having to leave because they have an early work shift the next day. I’m talking about the entire band dipping out because they simply do not ca...

March 5, 2018

I posted a question on my personal Facebook page asking musicians the following question –

Do you feel it is important to work with multiple (reputable) promoters in your area specifically or just stick to one?

Everyone that answered said basically the same thing, which was multiple.

Key word in that question is “reputable” but otherwise, I agree. Working with multiple different promoters seems to make the most sense.

Working with multiple promoters, PROS and CONS

Pros – Networking with different people in the music business WILL HELP your band grow significantly. The more peop...

February 19, 2018

Hello friends. Today we discuss Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat stories.

I’ll break this down in three different tips that can help you grow your bands fanbase.

Consistency

Consistency is key, as with most things involving social media. You should be uploading at minimum once per day on Facebook and Instagram. Don’t have anything to upload or post? Find something. Keep in mind I struggle with this too. It has been four days since I uploaded to Instagram and imagine how many followers I didn’t obtain because of those missed opportunities.

I mean, we’re talking at least, five. M...

February 15, 2018

I hit a point in my career I had yet to hit… I worked with a band that I used to jam out to when I was a kid.

Most of the bands I listen to today I used to jam out to when I was a kid. Trapt is still a great band, but not one I regularly listen to today.

In the early 2000’s though, all the time. ‘Headstrong’, ‘Echo’, and others were regularly listened to headbanged to. And last night I was honored to promote them on their ‘Trapt Acoustic Nights’ tour in Tampa, Florida.

The openers were Day Labor Band, Oxmoore, and Atomh’s End. The tour package was Trapt and Easyfriend. The open...

January 23, 2018

Slayer announced today that they are embarking on what is likely to be their final US tour with Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Behemoth, and Testament.

I can’t say I’m surprised. Mid 1980’s to 2018 is a great run. 33 year or so of making some of the greatest thrash metal hits we have ever had the pleasure of headbanging to. Every metalhead in the world knows who they are, their greatest hits, and their not so good albums.

I’ve seen them many, many times live. Including earlier this year with Lamb Of God and Behemoth. That’s what doesn’t make sense to me… they are bringing out two bands...

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