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The Avett Brothers

The Concord, NC-based indie folk-pop

group called “the best Pop band in

the Alt-Country corral” (Rolling Stone)

continue to win over fans and critics

with their latest release, The Carpenter,

which was nominated for a 2013

Grammy. For this exclusive Q&A, MC

speaks with the band’s Scott Avett.

By Dan Kimpel

Career Connection

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Via his Grow Music Project,

Christopher Tyng is offering

unsigned artists a chance to

record in his state-of-the-art studio.

By Andy Mesecher

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Do-It-Yourself Management

More and more artists and bands are taking the

reins of their own careers. In this unique MC

feature, we speak to three of those DIY acts, as

well as a longtime manager, all of whom shed

light and give insights on how to get it done.

By Bernard Baur

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Directory of Managers & Agents

Booking Agents and Managers––Music Connection delivers

their names, numbers, email addresses, current rosters, you

name it. It’s the kind of information that any music-maker

values when looking to advance his career. Nowhere else

can you find such an extensive contact list, fully update

and expanded for 2013.

Compiled By Denise Coso

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Signing Stories

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Mixed Notes

Reviews

CD Reviews

New Music Critiques

Live Reviews

Producer Crosstalk: Steve Albini..........................................................By Rob Putnam

Exec Profile: Peter Schwartz, The Agency Group................................By Andy Kaufmann

Songwriter Profile: Remembering John Braheny......................................By Dan Kimpel

Industry Profile: BMI Re-Brands Itself..................................................By Andy Mesecher

Tip Jar: 5 Timely Tips for Indie Labels & Artists....................................By C. Michael Brae

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By Jonathan Widran

Well-known for their regional books on everything from travel and

natural history to sports, gardening, astronomy and country living,

Minneapolis-based Voyageur Press—founded in 1972—has

amassed an eclectic and dynamic catalog of high-quality music related

books since becoming an imprint of UK based Quayside Pubishing Group

in 2007. While the stated goal on its Facebook profile is to “be America’s

regional publisher,” the publisher’s offerings cater and are sold to music

fans and musicians around the world.

Two highly anticipated titles typify the diversity of the richly illustrated

music related books—from histories of legendary rock bands to fascinating

tomes about musical instruments and gear. Rush: The Illustrated History,

penned by veteran music journalist Martin Popoff, is a 192-page hardback

volume featuring 376 color and 90 black & white photos and retailing for

$35. Dave Hunter’s 365 Guitars, Amps & Effects You Must Play: The Most

Sublime, Bizarre and Outrageous Gear Ever is a 320-page paperback

featuring 656 color and 31 black & white images. It retails for $21.99.

Steve Roth, Voyageur’s Marketing Manager and a 20-year music industry

veteran, says, “All of our books are lavish, high quality, extremely well

researched works by big name rock journalists. The band and artist books

are heavily illustrated histories which are like Hall of Fame exhibits as they

feature rare personal photos, concert photos and memorabilia, including

tickets and posters, all presented in a chronological format.

“The musical instrument books are for folks who are passionate about

the instruments they own and play. The recent Fender Telecaster: The Life

and Times of the Electric Guitar That Changed The World tell the story of

the instrument’s creation and its influence on rock music, and includes profiles

of players who have been known to use them,” he adds. “The Fender

book has illustrated features on Springsteen, Billy Gibbons, Keith Richards,

Vince Gill, Syd Barrett and Clarence White, to name a few.”

Scrolling the catalog pages on the website (http://voyageurpress.com/

categories/113/Music.html) leads to exciting discoveries dating back to

2007. Also by Hunter is Amped: The Illustrated History of the World’s

Greatest Amplifiers, a 2012 hardback (208 pages, 339 color and 57 black

& white photos, $35). Neil Daniels wrote Iron Maiden: The Ultimate Unauthorized

History of the Beast (224 pages, 421 color and 39 black & white

photos, $40). Daniel Durchholz and Gary Graff wrote 2010’s Neil Young:

Long May You Run: The Illustrated History (224 pages, 291 color and 118

black & white photos, $30) as well as 2012’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Myths (240

pages, 102 color and 55 black & white photos, $22).

Another popular title is The Replacements: All Over But the Shouting:

An Oral History) by Jim Walsh (304 pages, 81 black & white photos,

$21.95). The rock legends list extends to Richard Bienstock’s Aerosmith:

The Ultimate Illustrated History of the Boston Bad Boys (224 pages, 378

color and 71 black & white photos, $35); Chris Welch’s Clapton: The

Ultimate Illustrated History (256 pages, 347 color and 53 black & white

photos, $40); Phil Sutcliffe’s Queen: The Ultimate Illustrated History of the

Crown Kings of Rock (288 pages, 456 color and 77 black & white photos,

$24.99) and Jon Bream’s Whole Lotta Led Zeppelin: The Illustrated History

of the Heaviest Band of All Time, now available in paperback.

While Voyageur Press focuses on rock & roll, their catalog includes such

titles as 2012’s Miles Davis: The Complete Illustrated History, Rockabilly:

The Twang Heard Round The World and The Art of Punk.

Voyageur Press’ parent company Quayside Publishing Group represents

a dynamic group of imprints dedicated to quality print and ebooks.

Formed in 2004 upon Rockport Publishers’ acquisition of Creative Publishing

international, the Quayside Publishing Group now encompasses Cool

Springs Press, Fair Winds Press, Motorbooks, MVP Books, Quarry Books,

Quayside Distribution Services, Quiver, Race Point Publishing, Rockport

Publishers, Zenith Press and Walter Foster Publishing.

Contact Voyageur Press, 612-344-8156

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ASSIGNMENTS

Erika Earl

Tech Manager/Sales Consultant

Vintage King Audio

Vintage King Audio, a leader in sales of

high-end boutique and vintage recording

equipment, has hired industry vet Erika

Earl to serve as Tech Manager/Sales

Consultant in its Los Angeles Flagship

Store and Demo Studio, VKLA. Earl

adds a wealth of technical experience

to the VKLA team, with a specialty in

analog systems, having performed repair, service and quality control for

a wide range of top manufacturers, including Tube-Tech, Focusrite, Avid

and many others. Earl also has experience in front of the console, working

in studios throughout Arizona as well as The Distillery in Costa Mesa, CA.

Most recently, she served as Head of Technology and Chief Technician

for L.A.’s landmark studio The Village. Contact mrbonzai@mrbonzai.com.

Andy Flint

Sr. Mgr., Portable PA Marketing

Harman Professional

Harman Professional has appointed

Andy Flint to the position of Senior

Manager, Portable PA Marketing, Loudspeaker

Group. In his new role, Flint

will handle the Portable PA market for

Harman’s Loudspeaker Group and its

JBL Professional products, and will lead

the development of new marketing and

product strategies for this segment. Flint joins the Loudspeaker Group after

eight years with Harman’s Amplifier division, where he was responsible for

managing product strategy, pricing structures, brand image and large account

relationships for the pro audio retail market and played an integral

role in Crown Audio becoming the market leader in the portable PA power

amplifier market segment. Contact travis.mcgee@definitionbam.com.

Rex Reed

Director of Engineering

Harman Signal Processing

Rex Reed has been promoted to Director

of Engineering at Harman Signal

Processing. In his new role, Reed will

oversee engineering for the BSS Audio,

dbx, Lexicon and DigiTech brands.

Reed joined Harman Signal Processing

in 1996 as a DSP engineer and since

then has assumed roles with increasing

responsibility within both engineering and product management. Most

recently he served as Business Segment Director for Installed Sound and

Portable PA, directing business and product development for the BSS and

dbx brands. Reed holds a Bachelor and Masters Degree in electrical engineering

from Utah State University. For further information, contact philip.

weiss@definitionbam.com.

B.J. Shaver

Regional Sales Manager

L-Acoustics

L-Acoustics is expanding its sales force

supporting the North American rental

and installation sound market with the

appointment of B.J. Shaver as Regional

Sales Manager. Shaver will focus on

supporting and developing L-Acoustics’

network of Certified Providers for the

Southern United States, a region extending

from Texas to the Carolinas, including Florida and Tennessee. Shaver

joins L-Acoustics from Elite Multimedia, a professional audio/video company

located in Tennessee, where he performed in various technical sales

positions before being promoted to VP, Sales and Installation. Contact

info@l-acoustics-us.com.

Jay Morrissey

Director of Sales, EMI

Casio America, Inc.

Casio America, Inc., a leading provider

of electronic keyboards, has added

Jay Morrissey to its Electronic Musical

Instruments (EMI) division. Morrissey

joins Casio as director of sales, responsible

for all National Music Channel

Retailers, including Sam Ash, Guitar

Center, Musician’s Friend, and Music

& Arts. Morrissey began his career in the electronic musical instruments

industry in 1998 at Guitar Center’s first New Jersey location in Springfield.

Expanding his skill-set and knowledge of the industry, he worked as a

combo manager for Mars Music, national accounts manager for Taylor

Guitar and VP of sales and marketing for Composite Acoustics in Louisiana.

For more info, contact cazzolino@coynepr.com.

Maria Drummond

Secondary Promotions Manager

Jerry Duncan Promotions

Jerry Duncan Promotions has hired

Belmont University graduate Maria

Drummond as Secondary Promotions

Manager. In her new role, Drummond

will focus on building and maintaining

relationships with country radio

stations stateside and abroad. She

recently relocated back to her home

state of Tennessee from New York City. Drummond completed her

Entertainment Industry Studies degree via Belmont East with internships

at SiriusXM and The Press House, a boutique publicity firm. Her

resume also includes time at AAM Mangement and Outpost Digital. For

further information on this hire, you may contact Drummond directly at

maria@duncanpromo.com.

Bruce MacPherson

US Sales Director

DPA Microphones

DPA Microphones has announced the

addition of Bruce MacPherson as US

Sales Director. MacPherson is a sales

professional, audio product specialist

and audio engineering veteran with

experience in current technology and

techniques for audio recording and live

sound, as well as commercial and post

production. In his new role, he will be responsible for overseeing all

DPA sales and customer service activities. Prior to DPA Microphones,

MacPherson held sales positions with Universal Audio, Sam Ash and

Musication. He was also a product specialist for Digidesign (Avid), an

engineer and sound designer at Looking Glass Studios and musical

director for the Dana Carvey Show. Contact ema@dpamicrophones.com.

Karl Detken

VP, Interactive Media

V-MODA

Karl Detken has been added to the

V-MODA team. Detken will hold the

official title of Vice President of Interactive

Media for the multiplatinum

selling designer of headphones. For

18 years Detken directed Pioneer’s

marketing, product development and

artist relations. He was instrumental in

the success of the CDJ/DJM/DVJ/EFX series and HDJ headphones. After

Pioneer, he focused his time as a marketing, social media and audio tech

guru. He personally built an audience of almost 3/4 of a million followers

on Twitter and Facebook. For more information on this new hire, visit

http://v-moda.com.

March 2013 www.musicconnection.com 9


NEW TOYS

—BARRY RUDOLPH barry@barryrudolph.com

TASCAM TH-02 HEADPHONES

THE TH-02 HEADPHONES have a closed-back design and sell for under $30 and, as

they say, “you have hear them to believe it.” I tried them out using my Aphex Systems

Model 454 HeadPod studio headphone box. Since the HeadPod has four separate,

identical amplifiers—one amp for each pair of headphones, I’m able to quickly

compare four different sets of phones playing music from my Pro Tools 10 rig

simultaneously.

I’m surprised how well the TH-02 holds up as compared to headphones I own

costing up to three or four times as much. I get a good “look” at the mid-range

frequency content in my mixes without the exaggerated bass boost that many

other new headphones have.

One set (that cost at least three times as much) didn’t feel as comfortable on

my noggin’ as the Tascam TH-02 headphones. I like the plush cushioned ear cuffs

and padded headband. Both left and right ear-cuffs rotate 90-degrees for one-ear

monitoring and make folding them up easy.

The Tascam TH-02 headphones come in

your choice of black with silver logos or all white

with red logos, cord and accents. Other features

include: tightly-stitch headband, 3-meter cord with

1/8-inch mini plug and 1/4-inch adapter, and can handle

power up to 600-mW. Check out http://tascam.com/

product/th-02. See MC’s exclusive NAMM coverage of

the Tascam TH-02s at http://youtu.be/lQ0ncstq0sw.

MACKIE DL806 8-CHANNEL DIGITAL

LIVE SOUND MIXER

THE 8-CHANNEL MACKIE DL806 is a slightly scaled

down version of the DL1608 16-channel digital live

mixer. Both feature control and mixing using the My

Fader app for either iPhone/iPod Touch or the Master

Fader app for iPad.

An iPad will slide into the DL806 and, like the other

iOS devices also connects/controls wirelessly via WIFI.

The wireless setup is easy to do using your existing

WIFI router and you can mix from anywhere in the room

using up to 10 iPad, iPad Mini, iPhone or iPod touch

devices at the same time.

Like the DL1608, the DL806 is useful for individual

stage monitor mixes or, as I envision using it, individual

headphone mixes for musicians in the studio.

The DL806 has eight Onyx mic preamps (instead of

the DL1608’s 16) otherwise the same technology under

the hood: 24-bit Cirrus Logic® AD/DA converters, fourband

EQ, dynamics, effects plug-ins and the 31-band

GEQ graphic on the stereo main bus.

On the DL806, there are four aux sends (instead

of six on the DL1608) for monitor mixes, master L/R

output, gate and compression plug-ins on all inputs,

comp/limiter on outputs, global reverb and delay, preset

and snapshot recall, and direct stereo recording to your

iPad when docked in the DL806.

The DL806 will be available by the end of April, 2013.

For more, visit http://mackie.com/products/dlseries.

AURALEX PROMAX ACOUSTIC PANELS

AURALEX’S PROMAX stand-mounted panels

are instant problem-solvers for reducing unwanted

sound reflection and excessive reverberation. Being

a standalone absorption panel with a built-in floor

stand, ProMAX panels are useful where boundarymounted

(walls and ceilings) acoustical treatments

are not possible or even feasible.

ProMAX panels are useful in rented spaces or for

location recording in acoustically-terrible rooms by

film/television or ENG (electronic news gathering

crews).

This updated version has both an absorptive side

and a reflective side, providing the option of also

enlivening a section of a room for recording acoustic

instruments. You may find the absorptive side of

several ProMAX panels useful for “reigning in” an

overly live room when a recording speakers in a

business meeting set in a temporary space.

The 2-ft. x 4-ft. Studiofoam® panels are three inches

thick and feature a cloth-wrapped, moderately

reflective rear surface. With several ProMAX panels

surrounding a group of musicians (say a string

quartet) or a small discussion group in a space, just

the right room ambience is obtained by varying the

quantity, orientation and spacing of them.

ProMAX panels are made from a proprietary

melamine-free formula that won’t crumble like other

materials and comes in charcoal gray. For more

information, check out http://auralex.com.

AUDIO-TECHNICA AT2020USB+ CONDENSER MICROPHONE

AUDIO-TECHNICA’S AT2020USB+ is the third variant of the original AT2020

cardioid-only pattern, side-address condenser microphone. The AT2020USB

is the USB 2.0 version of the same studio microphone and now the new

AT2020USB+ adds zero-latency monitoring, a stereo

headphone mini-jack and mix control.

The AT2020USB+ features a built-in high-output

internal headphone amplifier for plenty of volume

and the mix control blends the microphone’s direct

signal with pre-recorded audio coming from your DAW

computer, DJ rig or karaoke system. Like the original

AT2020, the cardioid pickup pattern delivers an upfront

presence for vocals, acoustic guitars or for voiceovers

and Webcasting.

The onboard A/D converter produces 16-bit audio

at either 44.1/48 kHz sampling rates and ensures

compatibility with Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000 and Mac

OS X.

The USB powered AT2020USB+ includes a tripod

desk stand, stand mount, USB cable and soft protective

carrying pouch and sells for $279 MSRP.

For more information, please visit http://audiotechnica.com.

10 March 2013 www.musicconnection.com


Saffire PRO 14

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+ High-quality 24-bit/96kHz digital conversion, with JetPLL jitter elimination

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Saffire PRO 24

+ Two Focusrite mic pres, based on an unparalleled preamp legacy

+ With an ADAT input, Saffire PRO 24 provides a vast I/O count for the money

+ Xcite+ bundle features 1 gig of loops, Ableton Live Lite 8, and more

Saffire PRO 24 DSP

+ Features VRM - simulate different monitors and rooms, using your headphones

+ 16 in / 8 out interface with two Focusrite mic pres

+ Onboard DSP-powered, latency-free EQ, Compression and Reverb

LIQUID Saffire 56

+ Two Liquid preamps, each allowing you to choose from ten classic emulations

+ Total I/O count of 28 inputs and 28 outputs, including 8 Focusrite preamps

+ Professional 24 bit / 192kHz digital conversion, with JetPLL jitter elimination

Saffire PRO 40

+ Eight Focusrite mic pres, based on a 25-year preamp legacy

+ Professional 24 bit / 96kHz digital conversion, with JetPLL jitter elimination

+ Ultra-low-latency intuitive DSP mixer/router with quick one-click set-ups

For further information: (310) 322-5500

www.focusrite.com/Saffire

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NEW TOYS

—BARRY RUDOLPH barry@barryrudolph.com

YAMAHA LIVE CUSTOM DRUM SET

THESE ARE YAMAHA’S first Live Custom kits and they feature 100

percent oak shells and are the first set to come out of a new state-ofthe-art

Yamaha owned and operated factory. Built in conjunction with

artists and consumers, the Live Custom shell is slightly thicker than the

current Oak Custom kit and gives the drums more depth, projection

and clarity. And the black nickel-plated hardware and gorgeous lacquer

finishes are strikingly beautiful—an immediate “looker” on stage.

Pictured is a big kit in their Black Shadow Sunburst finish. The

snare drum includes a redesigned throw-off and butt plate with

stronger, smoother action

while the floor tom

leg bracket features a

stronger vertical bolt.

Live Custom

drum sets sell

from $1,399.99 to

$1,799.99. For more

information, visit

http://4wrd.it/yamaha

drums.

ARGOSY CONSOLE SPIRE I-STANDS

ARGOSY’S SPIRE I-STANDS have integrated IsoAcoustics’ patented system that de-couples vibrating

speaker cabinets from these freestanding monitor stands. Two models are offered in the line, the

42-inches tall Spire 420i at $399 per pair; and the 36-inch tall Spire 360i at $379 per pair. Both are attractive

and stable studio monitor stands made from thick, powder-coated Medite—an environmentally

friendly substitute for plywood and/or particleboard.

The top measures 7 3/4 x 9 7/8-inches and the base measures 16 x 16 square inches. The twin

upright columns have die-cut holes and all edges are beveled like fine furniture. Each are capable of

supporting monitors weighing up to 75-lbs.

IsoAcoustics’ isolators are designed to keep all movement on-axis —in the direction of the speaker

cone’s travel—while resisting movement in all other planes. Mechanically isolated monitors improve

definition in the bass frequencies and immediately improve the stereo imaging of your existing speakers.

I like Argosy Spire I-Stands’ modern and stylish look, their stability and the fact that I don’t have to

buy extra speaker isolators—they’re built in.

For further info, check http://argosyconsole.com/html_internal/argosyspeakerstands_istands.html.

KORG MS-20 MINI SYNTH

KORG’S MS-20 MONOPHONIC SYNTHESIZER, first introduced

in 1978, is reborn as the MS-20 Mini. Shrunk to 86 percent of the

original’s size, it retains the two oscillators with ring modulation,

envelope generators with delay/hold, and patch cord programming.

The VCA (Voltage Controlled Amplifier) maintains the original’s

basic design but produces less noise. The original filters’ characteristics,

with both high-pass and low-pass and peak/resonance, are

also included.

The patching system uses 1/8-inch jacks and the clear, front

panel signal chain flow chart is a great and fast way to learn synthesizing

musical sounds.

Patching enables the creation of complex sounds by allowing the

rerouting of both modulation and audio (from both the internal oscillators

and external audio sources).

The ESP (External Signal Processor) functionality allows the

utilization of either the pitch or volume of an external audio source

to control the synthesizer—yes! There is a MIDI-In jack for receiving

note messages, and the USB-MIDI connector will transmit and

receive note messages to your computer. With the original MS-20

owner’s manual and settings chart, the Korg MS-20 Mini will be

available at MAP price of $599. See http://korg.com.

ON-STAGE U-MOUNT SYSTEM FOR IPADS

ON-STAGE’S U-MOUNT SYSTEM is part of the

OSIM series of products including the TCM9150

Tablet Mounting System, TS9901 Heavy-Duty Tablet

Stand and the TS9900 Compact Tablet Stand.

Each sold separately, the modularity of this system

design means you only buy what you need.

On-Stage has it figured out; your

iPad1 or iPad2 does not have to

be pulled out of the protective

cover that most iPad owners

buy. I know I’m less likely to

bother “unwrapping” my iPad2

every time I want to use it for a

music app.

The TCM9150 functions as

a dedicated cover with slots

cut for the camera, speaker,

30-pin I/O connector just as

any cover you might pay over

$100. This

unique protective

case has a threaded 8-mm insert on the back that

mates with an anodized aluminum arm system.

Fully adjustable, you can rotate, tilt and make horizontal,

and vertical adjustments to get the iPad just right. Its elliptical

clamp mounts to any On-Stage Stands mic stand or

similar structure; it even mounts to flat edges like tabletops

and rack cases.

Visit http://onstagestands.com/products/view/117470 for

more information and configurations.

BARRY RUDOLPH is a recording engineer/mixer with

over 30 gold and platinum RIAA awards to his credit.

He has recorded and/or mixed: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall &

Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and Robbie

Nevil. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility

and also teaches recording engineering at Musician’s

Institute, Hollywood, CA. http://www.barryrudolph.com

12 March 2013 www.musicconnection.com


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BOOK STORE

For the Coffee Table...

NEIL YOUNG

Long May You Run: The Illustrated History,

Updated Edition

This is the fi rst illustrated history to span Neil’s

41 studio albums, 6 live releases, and 40-plus

years as a recording and touring musician.

CLAPTON

The Ultimate Illustrated History

Slowhand’s entire career is captured in words

and rare and brilliant photos, by noted UK music

scribe Chris Welch.

Available at your favorite

bookstore and online retailers.

For wholesale inquiries contact

your Hal Leonard representative.

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STICKS ‘N’ SKINS: A PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK

ABOUT THE WORLD OF DRUMMING

By Jules Follett (hardcover) $75.00

Photographers including the late Lissa Whales and author

Jules Follett traveled to over 53 cities and photographed over

500 drummers to be included in the pages of this captivating,

heavyweight hardback. The first of its kind, Sticks ‘n’ Skins

features photos and stories of legendary artists, profiling the

eclectic world of drumming over the past 70 years. The book

not only provides visual inspiration photos but also preserves the legacy of the diverse and

unique drumming community. Among the many, many drummers represented are: Cindy

Blackman (Lenny Kravitz), Buddy Rich, Earl Palmer, Mike Portnoy, Herman Ernest III (Dr.

John), Johnathan Moffett (Michael Jackson), Charles Connor (Little Richard), Lenny White

(Miles Davis), Gina Schock (the Go-Gos) and so much more.

Everything I Know About The Music

Business I Learned From My Cousin Rick

By Dave Rose (paperback) $11.95

Author Dave Rose’s lifelong experience in all

facets of the music business offers unique

insight into the obstacles,

complexities

and triumphs that are

crucial to a musician’s

ability to thrive. Rose

teaches practical and

relevant tactics on

how to properly gauge

and monitor success,

and wisdom on how

to avoid and quickly

correct common mistakes.

http://mycousinrick.com

Best Jobs in the Music Industry:

Straight Talk from Successful Music Pros

By Michael Redman (paperback) $24.99

Best Jobs in the Music Industry is a career

guide for those who love music and are exploring

different areas of the industry beyond the

obvious performer route. Author Redman boils

down the job requirements, skill sets, potential

revenue, longevity,

benefits and challenges

of a variety of

music careers both

direct and indirect,

spanning performer

to label executive to

recording engineer

and music producer.

Logic Pro for Recording Engineers

and Producers

By Dot Bustelo (paperback) $16.99

This Quick Pro Guide is specifically designed

to help engineers and producers who are

already proficient in another DAW software

platform, make the transition to Logic Pro. Text,

illustrations and examples are geared toward

demonstrating the creative, practical and technical

benefits provided

by Apple. The guide

includes a Quickstart

chapter for instant

gratification, allowing

the novice to become

familiar with the software

in a minimum

amount of time, along

with an accompanying

DVD-ROM containing

video and audio

examples to support

the text.

Songs That Saved Your Life:

The Art of the Smiths 1982-87

By Simon Goddard (paperback) $14.95

One of the seminal groups of the ‘80s, the

Smiths’ career was

as brilliant as it was

brief. Now, drawing on

interviews with band

members, producers

and colleagues, music

journalist Simon Goddard

presents a meticulous

chronological

survey of the group’s

evolution, from first

demos in 1982 to final

fractured studio session

five years later.

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March 2013 www.musicconnection.com 15


UP-CLOSE

By Jonathan Widran

unique, brand-new remote digital mastering service offered by

the legendary Capitol Studios in Hollywood, CA Capitol Beacon

A is designed and operated to allow artists, composers, musicians

and producers access to the historical brand’s experience, facilities and

mentorship.

Beacon’s core mission is to aid in the continuing development of

the art and science of recording and to invite a wider audience into the

historic Capitol Studios. Using the Capitol Beacon mastering service,

clients are able to enter the virtual doors to Capitol Studios and benefit

from its legendary heritage, experience, facilities and engineers.

Capitol Beacon’s official mission statement is grounded in a desire to

help artists achieve more than simply sonic excellence. Included on their

website (http://capitolbeacon.com) is the following: “The wisdom and

knowledge that have been honed throughout our recording history and

the equipment we house here can all help steward that deep emotional

connection between your fans and your music.”

The Capitol Mastering team brings to each project years of expertise

working with hundreds of top artists. The list includes Norah Jones, the

Decemberists, Demi Lovato, Snoop Dogg, LeAnn Rimes, D’Angelo,

T-Bone Burnett, Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus and REM who have all

benefited from the legendary equipment still used every day, including

our world renowned Echo Chambers, Fairchild 670’s and the custombuilt

Capitol 5511 Compressor which is unique to their facility.

The process is simple: when Capitol receives a track, they assign a

mastering engineer based on his/her experience with the genre. The

client is given a one-time “iteration,” or opportunity to communicate

directly with the assigned engineer during the mastering process—to

make any specific sonic corrections, adjustments, etc. Interaction with

the facility’s experienced personnel is part of the Capitol Beacon service,

designed to keep the client informed and involved.

The fee, as posted on the website, is a very affordable $100 per track.

Capitol Beacon is making its initial social media push on Facebook

(http://facebook.com/capitolbeacon) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/

capitolbeacon).

“Capitol Beacon provides the same engineers and equipment that is

offered to those artists and producers working in our four main mastering

rooms,” studio head Drew Waters says, “with the biggest difference

being that, to maintain maximum efficiency and a low cost, the session

is unattended and the client is given a single opportunity to interact

with his/her engineer. Anyone in the U.S. can use our FTP, and our

turnaround time is only ten business days. For us, it’s an opportunity

to provide our services to underrepresented markets of independent

artists and producers who want the kind of experience and sound quality

Capitol offers but who live far from L.A. and are working on a budget

that doesn’t allow for lengthy attended mastering sessions.”

Capitol Beacon provides fast, effective communication about how the

project is progressing, with an email sent to the client after every step

of the process—successful upload, when the sessions are scheduled,

when the work is completed, etc. There are auto notifications, but clients

can also speak with real people to make sure things are on track.

“We understand the importance of sonic details, so at the time of

original submission we offer the opportunity to add preferences,” Studio

Project Manager Ursula Kneller says, “The communication between

client and engineer after the initial work is done is to ensure that all

client specifications have been followed correctly. Our goal is to always

honor the artist’s vision. While we have the privilege of providing these

services, artists across the country now legitimately have the Capitol

Mastering stamp on their recordings.”

Waters adds, “The measure of our success will be when an artist who

lives a thousand miles away listens to the finished master and hears a

sound that fully realizes her vision for the labor of love that is her music.”

Contact Capitol Beacon, 323-871-5003, onlinemastering@

capitolbeacon.com

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March 2013 www.musicconnection.com 17


STUDIO MIX

NAMM 2013

With floor expansions, an outdoor stage addition and thousands of

new products on display, the 2013 National Association of Music

Merchants (NAMM) trade show was nothing short of a success.

Below are a few of the a-list music industry folk seen on the NAMM

floor. See our video coverage that includes Sennheiser, Tascam, Blue

Mics, Westone, Cakewalk, Universal Audio, Darkest Hour, Scale the

Summit and more at http://youtube.com/musicconnectionmag.

Producer Playback

“[When producing],

there are no rules. It’s

easy to say that you start

a song with a drum set

and have this procedural

construct. That doesn’t

have to be.”

— Matt Serletic

producer, former

Virgin Records CEO.

Interviewed in MC

January 2013

Pictured (l-r): Andrea Germano, ThundHerStruck bassist; Phil Soussan,

Ozzy Osbourne and Billy Idol bassist; Gary Ladinsky, owner,

Design FX; producer-engineer Flash Ferrucci; and Shari Hoffman,

Audiovisual & Symphonic Recordings Manager for AFM & SAG-

AFTRA Intellectual Property Rights Distribution Fund.

LEGION UNLEASH STUDIO

UPDATE: Columbus metal group

Legion have issued a studio update

surrounding their yet-to-be-titled

new release (http://youtu.be/

kxWuHbij9b8). The band have

been working with producer Daniel

Laskiewicz of the Acacia Strain and

have vowed to release their most

ferocious material to date. Legion

is Michael Guilford, vocals; Chris

Dragics, guitar; Alex Heiberger,

guitar; Mason Prince, bass; Jake

Rodriguez, drums.

BLACK SABBATH ISSUE STU-

DIO UPDATE: Rock legends Black

Sabbath are working on their new

album, 13, which will be released

this June. The original Black Sabbath—Ozzy

Osbourne, vocals;

Tony Iommi, guitar; and Geezer

Butler, bass—recorded the album

primarily in Los Angeles and were

joined at the sessions by drummer

Brad Wilk (Rage Against The

Machine). Produced by seven-time

Grammy winner, Rick Rubin, 13 will

be released on Vertigo (worldwide)

and Vertigo/Republic in the US.

See a studio update here: http://

youtu.be/3GLqS7yjyMw.

Addendum: Listed below is a

correction to our Producer/Engineer

guide from Feb. 2013:

THE OC RECORDING

COMPANY

3100 W. Warner Ave., Ste. 7

Santa Ana, CA 92704

E-mail: info@ocrecording.com

Web: www.ocrecording.com

Contact: Asaf Fulks

Rates: Please contact us

Credits: Universal Pictures, Disney,

ESPN, LA Clippers, Canon,

Casio, Platinum & Grammy Artists

Gear: Pro Tools, Neve, SSL,

API, Sony C800G, Aurora Audio,

Avalon, Lynx, Dangerous, Focal,

Adam, Tube Tech, Waves L2,

Massey, Fab Filter.

Pictured (l-r): Mark Gander JBL Professional Marketing; Keith

Shocklee, producer of Public Enemy; and Bryan Bradley, Head of

JBL Professional.

BRIAN STEWART

Everly & Sons seen at the Cleartone string booth (l-r): Phil Everly,

Chris Everly, Jason Everly (the president of Cleartone), and Music

Connection publisher Eric Bettelli.

QUINCY JONES RECEIVES LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Jimmy Jam presents legendary producer Quincy Jones (left) with the

Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at the Exclusive Grammy P&E Wing

party at The Village Recorder.

18 March 2013 www.musicconnection.com


STUDIO MIX

—ANDY MESECHER andym@musicconnection.com

MC, OZOMATLI, MEIKO TEAM UP FOR

WHOLE PLANET FOUNDATION

Music Connection was a media sponsor of the Whole Planet Foundation’s

Pre-Grammy party at legendary EastWest Studios in Hollywood, CA. Meiko

(pictured), Ozomatli and others performed in support of the Foundation’s

global micro-lending programs. Sambazon was the lead sponsor at the

event produced by Planet LA Music and Clamorhouse.

MUSIC PRODUCERS GUILD BEGINS STUDIO

WORKSHOPS IN HOLLAND

The Music Producers Guild, in conjunction with Joram Pinxteren at Legacy

Studios in Holland, has initiated a series of seminar/workshops that will run

periodically throughout 2013. At the first workshop, Pinxteren conducted a

face-to-face interview with Tony Platt (pictured), in which Platt discussed his

philosophy of production, engineering and music, and demonstrated multiple

ways to track drums. Platt also had some Pro Tools examples of sessions that

he used to explain particular techniques and illustrate his answers to questions.

THE STRUMBELLAS TRACK AT SEATTLE’S BEAR CREEK

The Strumbellas spent time tracking with producer-engineer Ryan Hadlock

at his Bear Creek Studios late last year. Located in Seattle, WA, Hadlock’s

family-built studio has hosted Brandi Carlile, Soundgarden, Foo Fighters,

Modest Mouse, Eric Clapton, Lionel Richie and was the place where the Lumineers

tracked “Ho, Hey.” Pictured (l-r): Simon Ward, Jeremy Drury, Isabel

Ritchie, Ryan Hadlock, Jon Hembrey, Jerry Streeter, Darryl James and Dave

Ritter. Get more Bear Creek news at http://bearcreekstudio.com.

POP EVIL TEAM WITH JOHNNY K FOR UPCOMING RELEASE

Michigan rockers Pop Evil are currently at Groove Master Studio in Chicago,

IL, tracking their upcoming album. The yet-to-be titled work is being produced

by Johnny K (Disturbed, Staind, Plain White T’s). Pictured is Pop Evil

vocalist Leigh Kakaty. For studio updates, visit http://facebook.com/popevil.

March 2013 www.musicconnection.com 19


PRODUCER CROSSTALK

Steve Albini

Recording analog in the digital age

By Rob Putnam

Steve Albini, famed Chicago-based recording engineer, industry

critic and member of rock outfit Shellac, has worked across

genres with more than 1,000 artists, notably Nirvana, PJ

Harvey and the Pixies. He launched his studio Electrical Audio in

1997. It’s a formidable space that’s managed to keep its doors open

when comparable studios have not by holding overheads low and

otherwise running efficiently. Perhaps most telling of his engineering

philosophy is that he continues to record solely in analog.

It’s typical for Albini to begin work with a band with little or no introduction,

due to the way that he books his studio. “I do a lot of sessions

where the band is basically coming in cold,” he explains. “I’ve never met

them or heard their music, but through reputation or reference they’ve

decided that they want to work with me. My schedule doesn’t permit

pre-production and I tend to book session after session. There’s no time

in between for me to do anything other than work on the next record.

That’s a function of the economics of the studio business at the moment.

It’s not possible to earn a living

unless you’re working constantly.”

Albini asserts that it isn’t his job to

impress his own mark upon a record.

Many engineers, particularly mastering,

have made similar observations. “I’ve

been in bands myself so I have a lot

of respect for the way they operate,”

he says. “Most of what I do is facilitate

decisions that the band has already

made; they’ve already decided how

they want their record to sound. If

something’s weird or unpleasant,

I’ll mention it. But I’m open-minded

enough to know that I’m not always

going to understand it. The last thing

a band needs is someone telling them

they’re wrong about their own music.

I try my hardest to never say no.”

Albini is an advocate of trying

new things on virtually every project

on which he works. He learned this

approach from an interview with

record-ing engineer and Shellac

bassist Bob Weston. As he explains:

“On every session he did, he made

The three most important

things he’s learned as

an engineer are:

You can’t fake knowing what

you’re doing. It’s better to say

“I don’t know what’s going on.”

In the back of the mind of

every engineer I’ve met, they

feel like they don’t really know

what they’re doing. Everybody

has this nagging doubt that

they’re a fraud. You have to get

comfortable with that feeling;

that you’re not really in control.

You can’t push the sound

around. The more tweaking

you do, the more freakish the

music becomes. I learned the

hard way that records end up

sounding the best when you

don’t have to do a lot to them.

a point of doing one thing that he was curious about, whether that was

using a mic he’d never used before or putting it in a position he’d never

tried. Gradually you build a vocabulary and if you’re ever required to do

something, you can reach back into your memory. I totally stole that idea.”

Despite the technical advances of recent years, Albini still opts to work

exclusively with tape. “I’ve never made a record digitally,” he explains.

“I only use tape machines. It’s how I learned to make records. The

fundamental problem with digital recording is that there’s no permanent

master. Tapes are essentially permanent. Our dongle went missing for

about eight hours one day during a digital session for somebody else

and they could literally do nothing. Those are frailties of digital systems.”

As a man that’s run his own studio for nearly 15 years, he’s

experimented with a range of gear. His favorite piece is the STC 4038

ribbon microphone made by Coles Electroacoustics. “It’s a very highquality,

versatile mic,” he asserts. “I use it on a number of things,

especially the richer instruments like cello, viola and double bass. They’re

not terribly bright, not crisp. But they have a very nice definition.”

Artists that he’d like to work with include Crazy Horse, Willie

Nelson and AC/DC. “Like Crazy Horse, they do the same thing

over and over again and it’s always awesome,” he observes.

Recently Albini completed a 7-inch record for Screaming

Females. He’ll also record a live album for the band.

Contact Steve Albini / Electrical Audio, http://electricalaudio.com

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—ANDY KAUFMANN

BACKGROUND: After graduating

from Syracuse University,

Peter Schwartz’s love of music

led him to a job working for a

video production company. On

the advice of his friend’s father, a

concert promoter, he interned at

the William Morris Agency then

later served under Cara Lewis.

The Agency Group employed

him two years later. There, he’s

helped raise the profiles of some

of rap’s biggest stars.

“There’s no better publicity, excitement and growth

for an artist than when you have sold out shows.”

Urban Cowboy:

I’ve worked in a variety of genres

over the years, urban music being

my main focus. At one point, I had a

lot of reggae clients when the genre

was seeing its bigger days. I’ve

always been involved in hip-hop.

Lately, my roster’s been mainly urban

and that’s the genre that’s flourished

most for me. It’s also always

been my staple genre. There aren’t

that many people booking urban

music, so it’s definitely a specialized

area I’ve made my own.

Flourishing Genres:

Trends change, popular genres

change. Things come and go. I represented

probably 15 of the biggest

acts out of Jamaica, but I reduced

my roster of those clients as things

happened like visa problems, the

genre deteriorating, seeing a reduced

amount of ticket sales and other

indicators. I had to scale down how

much time I spent on that genre.

Following Success:

I really enjoy what I do, and having

success at it makes it even more

enjoyable. I’ve been doing hip-hop

for a long time. In my earlier days,

I was excited to be working with Arrested

Development and Naughty

By Nature and all these great acts

that were taking off. At one point,

I was booking kids’ groups. I had

kids and saw it was an open area

I could get into. Sometimes, you’ve

got to be a bit of a chameleon and

move into different things that work

for you.

Game Changer:

Before the Internet, if you weren’t

on the radio you were kind of underground.

I made a career of it,

booking artists like Del Tha Funky

Homosapien, Mix Master Mike or

Ghostface Killa. There were a lot

of these guys who had buzz and

fans but weren’t big, mainstream

names. Since the Internet took off,

the underground kind of vanished,

because now some rapper can put

a song on the web and have distribution

to the whole world that just

wasn’t available before.

Indicators:

Looking at what’s popular is a great

indicator of what’s happening. I

sign-ed an artist named Watsky. He

had this video where he’s rapping

super fast and it had over 20 million

views. That is as good as hearing

you’ve gotten spins on a radio station.

In fact, it’s probably an even

stronger indicator.

Sifting:

I’m pitched groups all day, so it’s

tough to decide what is going to go

farther instead of just being another

artist. That’s a challenge, something

I feel I’ve been successful at. I look

for artists with different ingredients

and the more of them you have the

better the potential.

Of course, I’m looking for artists

with great material and that’s the

first thing. I look for artists who have

a team of some kind. I look for artists

who have press and buzz. I look

for a following. Nowadays, social

media is so important. Is the artist

on Twitter, are they on Facebook,

Peter Schwartz

Vice President

The Agency Group

Years with Company: 19

Address: 142 West 57 th St., 6th Floor,

New York, NY 10019

Phone: 212-581-3100

Fax: 212-581-0015

Web: http://theagencygroup.com

E-mail: PeterSchwartz@theagencygroup.com

Clients: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Wiz Khalifa, Mac

Miller, Busta Rhymes, A Tribe Called Quest, Ghostface

Killah, Redman, Waka Flocka Flame, Yo Gotti, Rakim,

Big Boi, A$AP Rocky, Dilated Peoples, Dan the

Automator

do they have followers? Have they

created any kind of buzz in their

own region?

An example is Macklemore &

Ryan Lewis. They come out of Seattle,

not the first place I’m looking

for rappers typically, but when you

find out that they’re blowing out

two- and three-thousand capacity

venues and no one outside of the

Northwest knows about them, that’s

another indicator there’s something

good happening.

A Contract’s Just a Piece

of Paper:

We have standard agency agreements.

I don’t want to put too much

on the contracts, because this is a

service industry. If my clients are

not happy with the work I’m doing,

a contract isn’t going to do much. It

helps if you have some kind of ugly

split and want to sue somebody, but

if you’re not planning to go to that

level it doesn’t matter.

Getting Started as an Agent:

You need to go to some agency, get

your foot in the door and learn the

ropes. Most people start as an intern

or an assistant. Once you know the

structures of deals, then it becomes

a case of the talent you can find

and book. You can go from having

nothing to having a big band and

becoming a successful agent in a

quick amount of time. Finding those

artists, though, is not easy, especially

if you’re a new guy and you’re

competing with other agents that are

established and probably have a lot

more to offer. Learn the business

and then start moving to high-end

clients who can sell tickets.

The Long Approach:

Everyone’s main interest is: how do

I make money and fast? My goal in

terms of how I represent my artists is

to not think short-term. How you get

money the quickest is by setting up

to make the most money long-term.

That’s what I try to show my artists.

A lot of times, it’s an education process.

Most people want a quick hit.

I tell them how to make sure they’re

bigger, making more money and

selling out venues 10 years from

now. That’s not a quick hit approach.

You don’t just go to an arena. All the

artists playing at the bigger sizes

have worked their way up. There’s a

rare case where someone explodes

and goes to the biggest venues, but

it usually takes time. I try to push

that on my artists as a reality. And if

you do the right things, take the right

steps and make the right deals, the

money’s going to come.

Making Moves:

Sometimes, people make changes.

An artist is out for a few years,

you’ve done a great job with them

and, for whatever reason, they think

someone else can do better. Maybe

an artist is with you for a few years

and it’s not doing as well as anyone

would like; the agent can take the

fall. Generally, if you’re doing a good

job, they’ll let you keep your job. If

you see someone going downward,

then maybe it’s time to let an artist

go. There’s only so much time in a

day and you want to focus on things

that are going in the best direction.

Playing to Size:

The goal is to sell out the venues

we’re playing. We book with that in

mind. We’re very conscious of the

size of the venue, ticket price and

demo of the fan. There’s no better

publicity, excitement and growth for

an artist than when you have sold

out shows. It’s a big part of the story

for the artist and how we’ve had

the most success. That’s the same

formula I use for hip-hop, reggae,

kids’ music, rock. To me, that is the

only approach. Other approaches

are short term. If you go to a venue

that’s way too big and it doesn’t do

as well, it won’t look good. If I put

them in a venue that’s going to sell

out, then people are talking about it,

the promoters are making money,

you’ve got a big story. There’s nothing

like saying a show is sold out.

Book Right:

If possible, get to an agent who can

help you. Try not to do it yourself. It’s

better to do it yourself than not do it

at all, but find the right shows to be

on. Align yourself with groups that

are popular. If you’re from Seattle,

don’t try to become popular in Boston

yet. Focus on the region you live

in and build your base from there.

Get Buzzed:

Get your music out there. If the music

is good, it can go places. You

can become a phenomenon in another

country. Look at Psy. There’s

a perfect example of how one thing

in another country can turn out to be

an insane craze. Nowadays, groups

are being signed based on what’s on

the web. Create your own buzz.

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Music Connection’s

Business Affairs

delivers up-to-date

information about the signings

of new artists, significant

developments at major and

indie labels, as well as news

of managers and attorneys who

are active in the A&R aspect

of the music business. So

that MC can provide the most

current information possible,

please send any industry news,

buzz or rumors that need to be

verified to BBatMC@aol.com.

OPPS


network for artists, has announced

that hip-hop legend

Q-Tip will serve as a judge for its

upcoming music competition. The

contest is one of several that will

reward the site’s winning users with

$125,000 in grants and awards.

Additional judges for the music

contests, which will reward winners

with $30,000 in cash, production and

promotion contracts with Okayplayer

& Downtown Records, and a

feature in i-D Magazine, include DJ

Spooky, Flosstradamus, Kate Earl

and Stretch Armstrong. One of the

most notable awards is the Times

Square Award, in which the winner

will have a video created about their

work that will be played on the largest

video screen in Times Square.

For details, visit http://see.me.


Watch in 2013” radio station. The

station will give listeners a sneak

peek at the songs, albums and artists

that will define 2013, long before

festival lineups are announced and

new albums drop. You can listen

to Slacker’s radio station for free

and learn how you can submit your

music at http://slacker.com/station/

Artists-to-Watch-2013.

StudioTraxx.com has announced

that it is now offering

a variety of online marketing

packages to artists, producers,

managers, songwriters,

and record labels. These online

marketing packages target the most

popular social networks including

Facebook, YouTube, Twitter

and ReverbNation. The goal is to

increase likes, views and followers

across these platforms in an effort

to grow an artist’s fan base and

ultimately drive sales. Founded

in 2007, StudioTraxx has been a

strong advocate for the creation

of music and the creative musician

community. The company is

expanding its services to provide

artists the opportunity to market their

music through several compelling

online marketing packages. Go to

http://studiotraxx.com/marketing.

If so, you

need your Heavy Metal Television.

From Lamb of God to Motley Crue

and from Behemoth to Shinedown,

Heavy Metal Television will

bring both current and classic hard

rock and heavy metal videos to

your desktop, laptop or net ready

flatscreen TV. Presented by young,

VJ’s across the planet, no matter

what your taste in hard music might

lean toward, give the station a look

and you’ll find a band that you love.

The site is 100 percent free, with

no login necessary. The music runs

virtually nonstop with VJ. interludes

and limited minute long commercial

breaks consisting of four or five

20-second music related ad clips.

Just point your browser to http://

heavymetaltelevision.com to start

watching.

SCISSOR SISTERS ARE ALIVE

The Scissor Sisters have toured the world, collaborated with the likes of Elton

John and Kylie Minogue and sold millions of albums. U2’s Bono effusively

describes the band as “the best pop group in the world.” Now the Sisters are

offering a brand new DVD of their performance at Victoria Park in London, on

July 17, 2011. Colourful and glitzy as ever, this New York outfit revels in garish

costumes and twisted disco sounds that embrace a flamboyant spirit. The DVD

features a four-page booklet, two bonus tracks and the smash hits “I Don’t Feel

Like Dancin’,” “Filthy/Gorgeous,” “Take Your Mama” and many more. To check

it out, go to http://scissorsisters.com.

PER SE VISIT CONTROLLED CHAOS

Fusion ensemble Per Se appeared on Gary Garver’s Controlled Chaos radio program

to promote their CD release party at The Joint in Los Angeles, CA. Charles

Whitehead and Herman Hogan were accompanied by LC Powell for a live, on-air

performance. The trio performed songs from their new album, The Roads, and

engaged the host in a spirited exchange. Garver’s show is broadcast over the Go-

Cast Network to thousands of listeners. To find out more about Per Se, and/or the

show—which features live music acts each week—go to http://persetheband.

com, or email Garver at gary@doublegtv.com. Pictured (l-r): L C Powell, Herman

Hogan, Gary Garver and (seated) Charles Whitehead.


SIGNINGS


informed MC’s Business Affairs

that Los Angles-based rock band

Acidic has signed with Megaforce

(MRI)/RED. Their new album

Copperman was produced by John

Ryan (Sanatana, Lynyrd Skynyrd,

Styx, et al). For more information,

go to http://acidicband.com or visit

http://benmclane.com.

Backstage, the niche magazine

for the acting and modeling community,

is expanding its scope

with the acquisition of Sonicbids,

a social music marketing platform

that connects bands, promoters,

consumer brands and music fans.

The joint reach of the two companies

includes 600,000 registered

users, with about 60,000 of them

being paying subscribers. See http://

backstage.com and http://sonicbids.

com for further details.


signed two new acts to its roster:

Baltimore, MD’s alternative rock

act 3PM, and Newark, DE based

neo psychedelic band Cosmic

Punch. Creating a legacy for rock

artists, alternative artists and poprock

artists, Sunset Records started

to release new material in June of

2008 as a subsidiary of the Sunset

Distribution Company. Headed

by chairman and founder Don

Lichterman, Sunset has signed and

released music across a wide range

of rock, pop, alternative, metal and

soundtracks. For more information,

visit http://sunsetrecordings.com.

ers

Orgy have announced their

upcoming US headline tour,


Dead Tour.” Supporting will be

Vampires Everywhere and Davey

Suicide. The month-long tour kicks

off in Phoenix, AZ, on March 2 and

will visit several major US cities until

its close in Lincolnshire, IL on April

2nd. The band’s new single, “Grime

of the Century,” was released in the

fall and has been well received by

radio stations, press and fans alike.

Orgy recently finished up a successful

tour of the West Coast in select

markets and plans to tour Europe

in the summer of 2013. The band is

currently in the studio recording new

music. See http://orgymusic.com.


good friends who have talked

about doing shows together

for years. Finally, that vision has

become a reality. Two special concerts,

featuring Bob Seger & the

Silver Bullet Band and Kid Rock

& the Twisted Brown Trucker

Band, will take place in Minneapolis/

St. Paul, MN on March 15, with the

second in Fargo, ND on March 16th.

Seger and Rock became friends

shortly after they met in 2000. Rock

inducted Seger into the Rock And

Roll Hall of Fame in 2004 and appeared

on Seger’s 2006 Face The

Promise album for a duet of Vince

Seger

appeared on Kid Rock’s Born Free

album playing piano on his duet with

Sheryl Crow. Both share an interest

in classic cars and have stayed true

to their Michigan roots.

See http://bobseger.com and

http://kidrock.com for more.



the 1980s. The record Dead Alive!,

released on the band’s label Misift

Records, is entombed in the ultimate

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greatest hits live package for the

next generation of horror kids. With

select tracks from the band’s encore

set at their hometown show in New

Jersey added for good measure,

(recorded live on “Devil’s Night” no

less), it is an audio Molotov cocktail

guaranteed to have bonfires burning

bright with pumpkin faces all year

round. It is available on CD, and Ltd

Edition 12-inch vinyl plus an MP3

Card. For additional details, go to

http://misfits.com.


Greg Godovitz and Loverboy’s

Paul Dean, have collaborated on

a new solo album. Veteran Canadian

rocker Godovitz knew Dean

for many years before they ever

collaborated on Godovitz’s debut

solo effort aMuseMe. Godovitz, of

course, has enjoyed a nearly fourdecade

career as singer, songwriter,

producer and bassist with legendary

Canadian power trio Goddo.

The seeds for Godovitz and Dean’s

reunion took place in Calgary, when

Gregg invited the Loverboy guitarist

to sit in on his weekly Sunday night

jam sessions at the Blues Can.

See http://websd-greggodovitzcom.

webs.com.



Institute’s (FHCI) Breast Cancer

Survivorship Program recently

received $15,000 from Rock Pink.

“In 2011, Rock Pink contributed

$15,000 to support Florida Hospital’s

Eden Spa and donated over

$20,000 worth of iPads to the hospital’s

chemotherapy floors. They

have continued to support cancer

patients year after year and this gift

is another amazing contribution,”

said Dr. David Decker, medical

director at FHCI. Rock Pink is a

charitable organization that is on a

mission to bring music and humanity

together, while raising health awareness

and supporting local cancer

programs. For more information,

visit http://rockpinbk.com.


Pearson Perry has put a twist

on the YouTube model. Perry,

founder of Atlanta Intown Songwriters,

launched a passion

project “Soundtrack of My Life” on

YouTube. It’s a twist on how indie

artists build their fan bases and

are discovered, a la Bieber style,

by covering today’s hit songs. But,

instead of just covering current hits,

Perry invites music lovers into her

world by performing a cover song

with special meaning to her. Each

song has a story that accompanies

it, allowing viewers to not only enjoy

an old favorite, but also connect with

Perry in a more intimate way. Check

out http://pearsonperrymusic.com.

THE BIZ


opening night of this year’s Skate

And Surf Festival. Slated for May

18-19, the Freehold, NJ, event has

confirmed more performers including

Timeflies, Lights, Streetlight

Manifesto, Miss May I, and others.

These bands will be joined by A

Day To Remember, Macklemore &

Ryan Lewis, Saves the Day, Bayside,

Andrew W.K., RX Bandits,

Glassjaw, Hopsin, Transit, Into It.

Over It., Hostage Calm, Issues,

Tyler Carter, This Good Robot,

and more. Skate And Surf Festival

will also host the “The Break Contest,”

a staple of The Bamboozle.

Visit http://skatesndsurffest.com.

nounced

details of a new distribution

deal for releases in North

America. Teaming up with the

HAVING FUND AT GRAMMY BILTMORE HOTEL PARTY

Dennis Dreith, Administrator for AFM & SAG AFTRA IPRD Fund & Shari

Hoffman manager AFM & SAG AFTRA IPRD Fund hung out with friend

Linda Bocchi, the Executive Director Alliance of Artists and Recording

Companies (AARC) At The Biltmore hotel Party for The Grammys.

Pictured (l-r): Hoffman, Dreith and Bocchi.

DIY Spotlight:

These artists are so DIY they

create their own opportunities

when none exist. Ratcliff Bailey

are two musicians, Tim Ratcliff

and Ken Bailey, who realized

playing the same old standards

in the local bar scene was a

slow, agonizing musical death.

So, they decided to strike out

on their own.

Their mindset was to explore

any opportunity, no matter how

small or unreachable it seemed.

Known to play anywhere, any

time, for anyone, they report, “We

told people we’d play a dogfight,

because that’s our attitude.”

They built their own recording

studio and upgraded it until it was

a full 24-track operation, albeit in

a bedroom, and recorded over

250 original songs there.

The duo named it Westfield

Recording Company because it

sounded more professional than

“two guys with a small home

studio.” But, that wasn’t really a

lie. The company does exist and

Independent Label Group (ILG),

Xtra Mile will now be able to release

records from their ever expanding

roster across America and Canada.

Launching the new partnership

with ILG will be the release of the

new album by Future Of The Left.

These Welsh rockers became one

of the most talked about bands at

the recent SXSW Music Festival in

Austin, TX.

According to Managing Director

of Xtra Mile, Charlie Caplowe:

“The team over at ILG were exactly

what we were looking for to launch

the label and great artists into this

key territory. We’re over the moon

about finalizing the deal and can’t

wait to get cracking!” For additional

information, go to http://xtramile

recordings.com.


label Pavement Entertainment

has announced a UK/European

distribution and marketing venture

with UK based RSK Entertainment.

Previously announced

Pavement joined forces with Sony

RED and MRI/Megaforce in a

unique partnership and distribution

—BERNARD BAUR

Ratcliff Bailey

has grown steadily.

They wanted their songs

heard, so they founded Westfield

Radio, and have had listener

“hits” from every continent except

Antarctica.

The artists even started

hosting The Westfield Alliance

Indie Show, which is simulcast

via eight stations in the US,

Canada and Scotland. The

program regularly features

independent artists from over 20

countries.

They won an “Artist of the

Year” award from Viking Radio,

and are currently in negotiations

with an independent label to

release their third recording.

Yet… just like other acts, they

occasionally get ignored when

they send out Digital Press Kits,

but they’re used to it. In fact, their

mission follows their company’s

motto: “Fight the Silence!”

To find out more about these

ambitious artists, visit http://

westfieldrecording.com.

Have a successful DIY strategy to share? Email bbatmc@aol.com.

deal last year. Currently scheduled

are releases from Hell Or High

Water and Dark New Day’s long

awaited release of Hail Mary featuring

members of Evanescence and

Sevendust. Coming in March is a

pure slab of Death Metal from Italy’s

The Modern Age Slavery entitled

Requiem for Us All. For additional

information, go to http://pavement

music.com.

town

has teamed up with Spotify.

In addition to browsing concerts by

your favorite artists and Bandsintown’s

recommendations, Bandsintown

Concerts for Spotify allows you

to listen to full songs and albums.

With the new app, users can create

customized playlists of bands &

DJs playing in their town, which

enhances new music discovery.

Search Bandsintown in your Spotify

App Finder to test it out.

MICRO-BIO: Voted one of the “Top Music

Business Journalists” in the country, Bernard

Baur is the connection between the streets

and the suites. Credited with over 1,200

features in a variety of publications, he’s a

Contributing Editor at Music Connection.

24 March 2013 www.musicconnection.com


“I’ve Already Earned $50,126 Using

TAXI and My Little Home Studio.”

Matt Hirt – TAXI Member

Is your music good enough to

make money?

I was pretty sure mine was too,

but I didn’t have a clue how to make

great connections. I’m just not good

at playing the “schmoozing” game.

And even if I was, I had little chance

of meeting the right people.

I needed a way to market my

music, so I joined TAXI and the

results were nothing short of

incredible.

Now, all I have to worry about is

making great music. The people at

TAXI do an amazing job of hooking

me up with opportunities that I

would never uncover on my own.

I’ve already cut deals for more

than 70 of my songs, and they’re

getting used in TV shows like

Dateline, Law and Order SVU, and

The Osbournes. And yes, I’m

making money.

I was kind of surprised that the

recordings I make in my little home

studio were good enough. I guess

size really doesn’t matter;-)

Want to know what does

matter? Versatility. Being able to

supply tracks in different genres

makes you even more desirable for

Film and TV projects. I didn’t

know that until I became a TAXI

member and started going to their

members-only convention, the

Road Rally.

If you joined TAXI and never

sent in a single song, you’d still

get more than your money’s worth

just by going to their convention.

It’s three days of incredible panels

loaded with some of the most

powerful people in the music

business, and the cool part is that

it’s FREE!

Unlike some of the other

conventions I’ve attended, the

panelists at the Rally are friendly

and accessible. I’ve never been

anywhere that gives you so much

great information, and so many

chances to meet people who can

help your career.

If you’ve needed proof that a

regular guy with ordinary equipment

can be successful at placing music in

TV shows and movies, then my

story should do the trick.

Don’t let your music go to waste.

Join TAXI. It’s the best service on

the planet for people like you and

me – they really can turn your

dreams into reality if you’re making

great music.

Do what I did. Call TAXI’s

toll-free number, and get their free

information kit. You’ve got nothing

to lose, and a whole lot to gain!

The World’s Leading Independent A&R Company

1-800-458-2111

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SIGNING STORIES

PROXY

Date Signed: June 2012

Label: Dim Mak Records

Type of Music: Dance / Electronic

Management: Matthew Stuart / ATM

Booking: Joel Zimmerman / WME

Legal: NA

Publicity: John Ochoa / Mitch Schneider Organization, 14724

Ventura Blvd., Ste. 500, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403,

818-380-0400 ext. 231, jochoa@msopr.com

Web: http://facebook.com/useproxy

A&R: Steve Akoi / Dim Mak Records

Russian beat maker Proxy first shook listeners with his own label,

Mako Records. When Tiga’s ship, Turbo Recordings, caught wind

of his massive sound through Myspace in 2006, they snatched up

the Eastern sensation. With that deal handling distribution in all territories

except America, they needed to fill the gap.

Dim Mak, Steve Akoi’s label, closed that space. While Turbo executed

the deal, Proxy had zero qualms about the agreement. “I trust the guys at

Turbo, as they have my best interests at heart,” the producer enthuses.

“Luck plays a factor,

but you have to make your

own luck!”

A level of mutual admiration further aided in smoothing over any

potential tensions. “Steve Akoi is a fan, which makes things much easier,”

offers Proxy, whose album, Music From the Eastblock Jungles, hit on Nov.

6th. “He is a man I have great respect for. He made a great label with his

signings and the team there is superb.” Proxy reports that the negotiations

were basic and fair to both sides. “When you are dealing with good people,

good things happen,” he muses.

As far as bringing his sound Stateside is concerned, Proxy didn’t worry.

“America is a great place to tour and be,” he insists. “The crowds are

always superb and up for the party.” While it’s still early to declare the

move a financial windfall, the agreement has brought him much attention

and the label’s backing has allowed him to tour in serious fashion.

Most importantly, aligning with a label that specializes in his genre

was key. “Luck plays a factor, too,” he advises, “but you have to make

your own luck!”

The second installment of Proxy’s Music From the Eastblock Jungles

series became available on Feb. 11th.

——Andy Kaufmann

SATELLITE

Date Signed: September 2012

Label: Descendant Records / Sony Music

Type of Music: Alternative Rock

Band Members: Steven McMorran, vocals/guitar; Mitch Allan, guitar; Josh

Dunahoo guitar; and Erik Kertes, bass

Management: David Mantel / AAM Inc., 917-699-8711

Booking: Ken Fermaglich, Bryan Vastano / The Agency Group, 212-581-3100

Legal: Doug Mark, 310-818-7242

Publicity: Rachel Miller / Big Picture Media, rachel@bigpicturemediaonline.com,

212-675-3103

Web: http://wearesatellite.com

A&R: Jay Harren

Satellite vocalist Steven McMorran was hardly starting from scratch

when it came time to look for a label deal for his band’s first fulllength

album. He and longtime publishing company-mate Mitch Allan,

the former frontman of platinum ‘90s act SR-71 (who is Satellite’s producer

and guitarist), were already successful songwriters with major connections.

But they were starting their own band to release material that moved

them unlike anything they’d worked on before; they would need a label

respectful of that.

“[Industry gatekeepers] want to be

convinced that you’re doing something

you have to do.”

McMorran had known Descendant Records founder Jay Harren since

Harren’s days at Columbia, and eventually the two connected to discuss

Satellite’s progress and Harren’s new Sony-distributed indie label. Says

McMorran, “Jay said, ‘I know you’ve been building something and I want to

let you know I’ve been building something too. I want to build what you’re

building with you; we’d be building something together.’

“That sentence stuck with me,” McMorran continues. “I just loved that he

cared about it so much.” A contract that McMorran calls “gentlemanly” and

“gracious” was presented, and the result is the label’s release of the LP

Calling-Birds on March 5th.

Prior to Satellite, which represents McMorran’s first-ever foray into

singing lead vocals, he spent years as a touring bassist looking for a way

to supplement his income by writing songs. Finally, a co-writer friend

invited him to a songwriting session that would produce a song Celine Dion

ended up cutting for release in 2007.

“There was a lot more work to do after that, but yeah, that was my

getting-out-of-the-gate moment,” says McMorran. “I think [industry

gatekeepers] want to be convinced that you’re doing something you have

to do. And eventually time kind of weeds people out, but along the way it

also develops [those who are persistent]. And eventually people notice…

especially when you stop looking for people to notice!”

——M.D. Moore

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SIGNING STORIES

THE STAVES

Date Signed: Winter 2011

Label: Atlantic Records

Type of Music: Folk Pop

Band Members: Camilla, Emily, Jessica Stavely-Taylor

Management: Sumit Bothra

Booking: Adam Voith, adam@billions.com

Legal: Erica Bellarosa

Publicity: christina.kotsamanidis@atlanticrecords.com

Web: http://thestaves.com

A&R: Gregg Nadel

In their pre-Atlantic Records days, the musical careers of the three

sisters Stavely-Taylor (Camilla, Emily, Jessica) were not unlike that

of any other artists. They made home recordings. They wrote songs

together at their mother’s kitchen table. They earned only enough to

finance the next tour. But the Staves’ heavily harmonized folk pop was

beguiling enough to attract the attention of both Glyn Johns (Rolling

Stones, Led Zeppelin) and Ethan Johns (Ryan Adams, Tom Jones),

separately, and prompt the producers to pass along the English trio’s

music to Atlantic Records.

“They asked us if we were interested in talking to a label,” vocalist

Emily says. “We hadn’t really thought about it. Ethan had just worked with

Paolo Nutini, who was with Atlantic. He said the label seemed to be very

artist-focused and was better than any other label he’d worked with.”

Atlantic liked what they heard, and after attending one of the Staves’

performances in London, the label offered the band a deal on the spot.

Emily says she doesn’t recall many details of the meeting, only that

it was promising enough to accept the offer. “The thing I remember

“Having grown up together,

we know what it’s like to be in the car

with each other for 12 hours."

about the deal is that they were so compromising. There was such a

willingness to make it work.”

As sisters making music professionally, Emily says they had to

navigate the relationship between family unit and band as well as the

new relationship with Atlantic. “Having grown up together, we know

what it’s like to be in the car with each other for 12 hours. We know how

to communicate with minimum dialogue. That can be very helpful in

getting stuff done creatively or business-wise, it also means that you

kind of have to work at being professional with each other when you

need to be. And the three of us had to learn to let other people in and

trust that other people are ok as well.”

Following a handful of EPs with Atlantic, the Staves released their

debut LP, Dead & Born & Grown, late last year, on which the father-andson

Johns producers collaborated for the first time.

—Jessica Pace

HOLLIS BROWN

Date Signed: Dec. 29, 2012

Label: Alive Records

Type of Music: Americana / Alt-Rock

Band Members: Mike Montali, guitar, vocals; Jon Bonilla, lead guitar, vocals;

Dillon DeVito, bass; Mike Graves, drums

Management: Albert Barabas

Booking: Jon Bell / New Frontier Touring, 615-321-6152

Legal: John Rybicki

Publicity: Sarah Avrin / Girlie Action Media, sarah@girlie.com

Web: http://hollisbrown.com

A&R: Patrick Boissel

The sounds of rough and tumble blues, southern rock, traditional

country, vintage Neil Young and John Fogerty are not musical

touchstones necessarily associated with New York City. But that

is, indeed, where hometown boys Hollis Brown originate from. Their

journey to getting signed with Burbank, CA-based Alive Records was,

much like their music, a very natural and organic one. “We recorded

a full album independently in Nashville with producer Adam Landry,”

says guitarist-vocalist Montali. “We released a few songs from that

session and put out an EP in April/May of 2012. One of Alive’s

bands, the Buffalo Killers, and us share the same booking agent.

They recommended we send the label our record and they were very

receptive.”

On the strength of that EP, Hollis Brown toured extensively and

received strong press on it. That four-song release led to Alive picking

up and issuing their current album Ride on the Train. Staying in vogue

with the classic and rustic style of the music, the band chose to eschew

the digital realm in favor of going analog tape, with minimal overdubs.

“We still own all our songs and

they were very lenient with us keeping

the rights to our music.”

“We’ve done the whole Pro Tools thing and made everything neat

and nice,” explains Montali. “But I don’t really think it fits our band sound

and how we are. We have more of a direct-to-tape kinda sound. It’s rock

& roll, you know!”

With songs like the soulful and empathic “Cold City” and the heartfelt

“Gypsy Black Cat” you sense the aesthetic of Hollis Brown is all about

community and dealing with others on an honest and very open level.

And, apparently, that is the kind of relationship they have with the folks

at Alive. “We still own all our songs and they were very lenient with

us keeping the rights to our music,” says lead guitarist Bonilla. “They

wanted us to release the album the way we did it,” continues Montali.

“We felt really comfortable with them and they encouraged us to be

the artists that we are. They’re gonna promote the record properly and

are established at getting bands on the radar. It’s the right opportunity

at this time and it’s been great so far. I think people that like a lot of the

roster bands on Alive would like us also.”

—Eric A. Harabadian

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ASCAP SERVES UP MUSIC CAFE

In its 15th year as a special program of the Sundance Film Festival, the

Sundance ASCAP Music Café continues to provide a fantastic opportunity for

filmmakers and music creators to connect in a warm and intimate setting.

Pictured (l-r): Eddie Barnash and Jon Batiste, the Stay Human Band; Loretta

Muñoz, ASCAP; Joe Saylor and Ibanda Ruhumbika, the Stay Human Band.

SESAC

SIGNS BOSCO

FRANCE

SESAC has

welcomed artist

and songwriter

Bosco France for

representation.

France, who

hails from

Madisonville,

KY, is the 2012

winner of Guitar

Center’s Battle

of the Blues

competition,

beating more than

4,000 guitarists

throughout the US

to take home the

honor. Pictured

(l-r): Tim Fink,

SESAC and Bosco

France.

Spring Training: Songwriters

Sessions

Go to Nashville for the Nashville

Songwriters Association International’s

Spring Training on April 5 and 6th. This twoday

interactive seminar combines the best of

large and small group settings. Professional

songwriter panels, powerhouse educational

segments—not to mention the ever-popular

publisher breakout sessions—are all designed

to deliver an intensive crash course in the craft

and business of songwriting.

Featured guests include J.D. Souther,

who's one of the principal architects of the

“California Sound,” and a co-writer of the

Eagles’ “Heartache Tonight,” “Victim of Love,”

“New Kid in Town,” and “Best of My Love,”

along with Don Henley's super hit "The Heart

of the Matter.” Souther will be speaking at the

opening session. Hit songwriter Kara DioGuardi

will be closing the show with a special interview

and performance.

For complete information about the event, visit

http://nashvillesongwriters.com.

A License Made Easy

from ASCAP

The American Society of Composers,

Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) has

announced the launch of ASCAP PLAY

MUSIC licensing for websites and mobile apps.

Designed to make getting an ASCAP license

easier and more affordable for individuals and

small businesses, the new agreement is at http://

ascap.com/licensing/digital.

In just three easy steps, owners of qualifying

websites and mobile apps can purchase a

license online for $240 per year. And with

no annual reporting, the license is virtually

maintenance free.

ASCAP licenses its catalog of over 8.5

million music works to thousands of new and

established services, ranging from start-ups to

the biggest players on the Internet and mobile

platforms, as part of its mission to obtain

fair compensation for its more than 450,000

songwriter, composer and music publisher

members.

Visit http://ascap.com for more details.

Croce's 12 Tales

It starts with “Right on Time” as A.J. Croce

has launched his most ambitious recording

project to date. 12 Tales, a dozen new tracks,

recorded by legendary producers “Cowboy”

Jack Clement (Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee

Lewis); New Orleans’ Allen Toussaint (Paul

McCartney, Eric Clapton), and West Coast

roots master Joe Henry (Elvis Costello,

Solomon Burke) across a variety of American

cities. Beginning with the first single, “Right on

Time,” produced and mixed in Stamford, CT by

five-time Grammy winner Kevin Killen, Croce

will release one song each month, culminating

with the complete full-length release of the

CD at the end of 2013. Details at http://

seedlingrecords.com.

Downtown says “Oh Yes”

to Ono

Downtown Music Publishing (DMP)

recently announced the signing of publishing

administration agreements for the US with

JAM AND LEWIS: UNIVERSAL APPEAL

The long-running songwriting and production team of Jimmy Jam (right)

and Terry Lewis (left) have signed an exclusive worldwide publishing

administration agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group. For

complete details, visit http://umpg.com.

BMI IN THE SPIRIT

Hosted by BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations Catherine Brewton

and BMI President & CEO Del Bryant, BMI recognized the contributions of gospel

greats Edwin Hawkins, Lady Tramaine Hawkins and Kurt Carr at the 14th Annual

Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards Luncheon in Nashville. Pictured (l-r): Yolanda

Adams; Del Bryant, BMI President & CEO; Catherine Brewton, BMI VP, Writer-

Publisher Relations; and singers Amber Bullock and Le’Andria Johnson.

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SONG BIZ

—DAN KIMPEL dan@dankimpel.com

KOBALT ACHIEVES

GROHL CONTROL

Kobalt has finalized

a deal with Dave

Grohl to take over the

exclusive worldwide

administration rights

to all of the musician’s

music, from Nirvana to

the Foo Fighters to Them

Crooked Vultures. As part

of the agreement, Kobalt

will handle all synch and

creative opportunities for

Grohl’s music, including

the new songs that will

appear on the soundtrack

to his documentary

film Sound City - Real

to Reel, which debuted

at Sundance with the

album set for release

this month. See http://

kobaltmusic.com.

THIRD TIME'S A CHARM: CMA SONGWRITERS

The annual CMA Songwriters Luncheon and presentation of the CMA Triple

Play Awards, which honors songwriters who pen three chart-topping hits in

a 12-month period, was held at Marathon Music Works in Nashville, TN. Back

row (l-r): Neil Thrasher, Rodney Clawson, Ben Hayslip, Josh Kear and Brantley

Gilbert. Front row (l-r): Eric Paslay, Dierks Bentley, Shane McAnally and Chris

Young. Not pictured: Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley and Eric Church.

DONN JONES/CMA

Lenono Music and Ono Music, home to the

song catalogs of John Lennon and Yoko

Ono, respectively. Under the terms of the

agreement, which is in effect immediately, DMP

will represent Lennon's solo works, including

“Imagine,” “Instant Karma (We All Shine On),”

“Power to the People,” “Happy X-Mas (War Is

Over)” and others.

DMP will also represent the complete works

of Yoko Ono, from her double-album opus Fly

to YOKOKIMTHURSTON, her recently released

collaboration with members of Sonic Youth.

Previously, the two catalogs had been

administered by EMI since the 1990s. The

deal is DMP’s first as a stand-alone publisher.

Over the past 12 months, Downtown Music

Publishing has doubled the size of its

copyright portfolio to over 40,000 titles under

management.

Visit http://downtownmusicpub.com.

MediaNet: New Player

MediaNet, the back-end of such digital

services such as Mog/Beats and Songza, is

expanding its offerings by providing mechanical

rights licensing and administration. MediaNet

currently relies on the Harry Fox Agency

(HFA) to supply publishing licenses for the

master rights it provides to services. But now

the company is adding research staff so it can

conduct direct licensing with publishers not

affiliated with HFA. It also plans to offer those

services to digital music service providers that do

not use MediaNet as their back-end.

While MediaNet is competing against

players like Music Reports and HFA’s

Slingshot operation, it is rumored that

at least two of the major US PRO’s are

considering entering into the mechanical-rights

administration business also.

Get details at http://mndigital.com.

Capitol CMG Publishing

Launches

Universal Music Group Publishing and

the Capitol Music Group and have launched a

new publishing entity, Capitol CMG Publishing,

which combines EMI CMG Publishing and

Brentwood Benson Music Publishing.

In putting together the two Christian

publishing divisions as part of rationalizing

UMG’s acquisition of EMI, EMI CMG president

Eddie DeGarmo was named president of the

new merged publishing arm, while Brentwood

Benson president Dale Mathews is leaving

the company. DeGarmo will report to Capitol

Christian Music Group president/CEO Bill

Hearn and UMPG North America president

Evan Lamberg.

In addition to having such songwriters as

TobyMac, Kirk Franklin, Chris Tomlin, Casting

Crowns and Jars of Clay, the new entity will

also encompass such prominent Christian

music catalogs as sixsteps, Thankyou Music,

Hillsong, Maranatha! Music, Emack Music,

Reunion Music and the Sparrow catalogs,

repository to numerous legendary gospel and

Christian evergreens.

MICRO-BIO: Dan Kimpel’s newest book, It All Begins with the

Music, is penned with legendary A&R exec Don Grierson. Hear

Dan’s audio interviews worldwide on Delta Airlines.

BMI FLEXES WITH MUSCLE SHOALS

BMI and the Sundance Film Festival presented the 11th annual Sundance

Snowball music showcase in Park City, UT. This year’s Snowball celebrated the

music documentary, Muscle Shoals, which premiered at the festival. Pictured

(l-r): Percy Sledge and Doreen Ringer Ross, BMI VP, Film/TV Relations.

WILLIE AND KRIS: LEGENDARY WRITERS HONORED

Music icons and longtime friends Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson

(l-r) were both honored by the NSAI (Nashville Songwriters Association

International) for their unprecedented contributions to music history. One was

bestowed with an award bearing his name, while the other is the inaugural

recipient of that honor. The two reunited at Nashville’s famed Bluebird Café,

where Kristofferson, the namesake, presented the first trophy to Nelson.

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SONG BIZ

SONGWRITER PROFILE

John Braheny 1938-2013

By Dan Kimpel

John Braheny, the man known as the “Songwriters Best Friend,”

and the author of the best-selling book The Craft and Business

of Songwriting, died Jan. 19 in Los Angeles, CA. He was 74.

Through his book, his lectures and his advocacy, Braheny cast a major

influence over successive generations of songwriters. He was also the

first freelance journalist hired by a then fledgling Music Connection

magazine back in 1977, to write about

songwriters and the songwriting

community.

Community was the soul of

Braheny’s enduring commitment.

Along with partner Len Chandler,

Braheny was the co-founder

and director of the Los Angeles

Songwriters Showcase (LASS), a

national non-profit organization that

provided exposure and encouragement

to an impressive list of later-tobe-successful

new writers and writerartists

from 1971-1996 including

Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks

and Lindsay Buckingham, Janis

Ian, Warren Zevon, Karla Bonoff,

Stephen Bishop, Wendy Waldman and pop music’s most successful

contemporary songwriter, Diane Warren, for whom Braheny and

Chandler critiqued over 150 songs when she was only 15.

The weekly showcases, held at a variety of venues across L.A.,

featured the publisher song evaluation Cassette Roulette and the A&R/

project sessions, Pitch-A-Thon. Most significantly, these weekly events

were the flashpoints for countless collaborative hookups. In addition,

LASS’ national membership could send in songs for the appropriate

publishers, artists or projects.

In 1977, Braheny, Chandler and a tight circle of creative friends—

among them, the late Mandi Martin—devised the first-ever Songwriters

Expo. For over two decades, this event reigned as the largest and most

comprehensive annual education and discovery event held exclusively

for songwriters in the world.

In recent years, Braheny taught songwriting and music business

seminars across North America and classes at UCLA, Musicians

Institute, L.A. Recording School (Hollywood) and the Songwriting

School of Los Angeles while also consulting and coaching. He was a

longtime screener at TAXI, the independent A&R company who hired

him early in the company’s history as a consultant. As a journalist,

John Braheny published over 600 in-depth interviews for a variety of

magazines including the magazine he co-founded and edited for, LASS,

The Songwriters Musepaper. John conducted audio conversations with

55 hit songwriters for United Airlines in-flight Entertainment Network

from 1998 - 2005, and was the on-air co-host of Samm Brown’s For the

Record broadcast on KPFK, Pacifica Radio in Los Angeles.

Born in Iowa, Braheny first broke into the music business as a touring

and recording artist and released a solo album in 1970 titled Some Kind

of Change. His songs were recorded by others including “December

Dream” (Linda Ronstadt & the Stone Poneys). Braheny served three

terms on the Board of Governors of the L.A. Chapter of the Recording

Academy. He was past president of the California Copyright Conference

(CCC), and served on the Board of Directors of the National Academy of

Songwriters (NAS), the Songwriters Guild of America, and on the boards

of advisors for many organizations throughout the US and Canada.

On a personal note: when I arrived in Los Angeles, John hired me for

my first job in the business, selling advertising space in The Songwriters

Musepaper, and I became an interviewer because John needed me to

cover when he was unable to interview songwriter and producer Thom

Bell (the Stylistics, the Delfonics, the Spinners, Elton John and Dionne

Warwick). John loved to play his fiddle and jam with other musicians.

His level of enthusiasm for songwriters never waned, and his excitement

at discovering new songs and artists was inspiring. When I interviewed

John and his wife JoAnn for my book Electrify My Soul: Songwriters

and the Spiritual Source, he said, “When people have come to this

world with gifts, there are many opportunities for them to either deny

these gifts or to embrace them.” John truly embraced what he had been

given for the benefit anyone who came in contact with him; to provide

an unshakeable moral compass, and an incredible depth of wisdom and

compassion.

In addition to his wife, JoAnn, John is survived by a brother Kevin, a

sister Mary, a son, Michael Toth, a grandson, Evan, and thousands of

grateful songwriters. Plans for a memorial celebration are pending. Visit

the Facebook page “Friends of John Braheny.”

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Backbeat

DROPS

Meet John, Paul, George, Pete and Stu in

the new stage production Backbeat. Before Sgt.

Pepper. Before Abbey Road. Even before Ringo,

there were five Beatles. Five rowdy working class

lads from the docks of Liverpool, England, rocking

out eight days a week in the raucous clubs and

red-light seediness of Hamburg, Germany, to

create what would become an epic new sound.

This stage production, based on the 1991 film of

the same name, is their story: the first beat of a

musical revolution and an unexpected romance at

the heart of rock & roll. Rhino has the soundtrack,

which includes chestnuts “Johnny B Goode,”

“Twist and Shout,” “Roadrunner” and others.

Backbeat will be at the Ahmanson Theatre in

Los Angeles, CA, until March 1st. A Broadway run

is scheduled for later this year. For more information,

contact Joel Oberstein, joel@almightymusic

marketing.com or 818-752-8000.

Film music industry veterans Ian Hierons,

Seth Kaplan and Christine Russell have

launched Score Revolution, an online platform

that connects film-music rights holders with music

licensing customers worldwide, including advertisers,

brands, filmmakers, film trailer houses,

music supervisors and other media licensing

professionals. The platform has already attracted

entertainment companies Studio Canal, Lionsgate,

Lakeshore, Constantin Film, Cattleya

and Voltage, as well as many other companies

and composers. To learn more, contact Lauren

Karasek at Fleishman-Hillard, 310-482-4276,

lauren.karasek@fleishman.com or visit http://

scorerevolution.com.

VICE Films and Snoopadelic Films have the

March 15 theatrical release of Snoop Lion’s RE-

INCARNATED, the feature film that traces the life

and career of hip-hop legend Snoop Dogg, as

he embarks on a “journey of reincarnation of

self” that is equal parts career reinvention and

spiritual reawakening. The close-up documentary,

directed by Andy Capper, showcases his

journey and controversial transformation from

hip-hop star to reggae singer while he was

recording his forthcoming album REINCAR-

NATED, executive produced by Major Lazer. An

official selection of the Toronto International

Film Festival, REINCARNATED opens in six cities

across the US. For more information, contact

Juliette Eisner at Vice Media, 646-825-1773 or

juliette.eisner@vice.com.

Award-winning composer Christopher

Lennertz wrote the score for Identity Thief, the

Aggregate Films/Universal Pictures crime

comedy which hit theatres Feb. 8th. The film

stars Jason Bateman (Horrible Bosses) and

Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids). Lennertz

recorded the majority of the music for Identity

Thief at his new state-of-the-art recording facility,

Sonic Fuel Studios in El Segundo, CA.

The composer reteamed with several Horrible

Bosses musicians including Jane’s Addiction

bassist Chris Chaney; Earth, Wind and

Fire keyboardist and music director Myron

McKinley; and Beastie Boys keyboardist

Money Mark. Lennertz also recorded with a full

orchestra at Warner Bros.’ Eastwood Scoring

Stage in Los Angeles, CA. The Identity Thief

score album will be available March 5, 2013 on

La-La Land Records.

TV Mania is the art/music/multimedia project

from Duran Duran’s Nick Rhodes and Warren

Cuccurullo. Discovered recently deep within

the vaults after its mid-‘90s creation, the concept

album Bored With Prozac and The Internet?

will now be released on March 11th. The

tracks were constructed by blending television

samples and looping rhythm tracks to create a

sonically sophisticated collection of songs that

now serve as the perfect backdrop for the frenetic

energy and atmosphere of today’s digital

age. The TV Mania project comes to vinyl and

a limited edition box set through The Vinyl Factory

and digitally via The Orchard/Beatport.

Visit http://tvmaniamusic.com or contact Gina

Schulman, gina@pressherepublicity.

The Signature Music Series at Berklee has

a full season of jazz, R&B, soul, Celtic and mu-

sical theater performances by a cross-section

of Berklee students, faculty and alumni, and

award-winning musicians. Coming up are The

Music of Bill Whelan, best known as composer

of Riverdance as well as credits including U2,

Van Morrison and Kate Bush (April 11), and

Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical

(April 25-26th). Purchase tickets at http://berk

leebpc.com, by calling 617-747-2261, or at the

Berklee Performance Center Box Office.

Featuring an original score by Liam Hayes,

who has made music under the name Plush

since the early ‘90s, the soundtrack for the

movie, A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles

Swan III, hits retail March 19 on CD and LP on

Night Fever Music. Along with a heavy synth,

country and western performed by Jason

Schwartzman, the soundtrack also contains a

beautiful cover of the Brazilian classic, “Aguas

de Marco,” performed by Katheryn Winnick

and Charlie Sheen. Hayes was contacted to

provide the score by director Roman Coppola,

a huge fan. Contact Pam Nashel Leto at Girlie

Action Media, pam@girlie.com. The 10th anniversary

season of Glorya Kaufman presents

Dance at The Music Center continues with

TRACES, April 26-28 in Los Angeles, CA, at the

Liam Hayes

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Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

An Off-Broadway smash combining traditional

acrobatic forms with street elements such as

skateboarding and basketball, mixed in with

some theatre and contemporary dance, the production

is making its Music Center debut. During

the engagement, TRACES will also perform

for over 18,000 local 5th graders as part of the

annual Blue Ribbon Children’s Festival. See

http://musiccenter.org or contact goldman@

dcpublicity.com.

Claire "Pearson" Perry

Composer Atli Orvarsson provides the

score to the Paramount Pictures/MGM film

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, which

reimagines the classic fairytale, turning it into a

dark and edgy adult-oriented thriller. Orvarsson

also just completed scoring the film A Single

Shot in London. Contact Alex May at Costa

Communications, 323-650-3588 or alex@

costacomm.com.

OPPS

Web Radio Central is busy with the transfer

of data from WRC to a new website, but because

the new website is going to have many

more features, they are looking for band photos.

Send photo to support@webradiocentral.com

with the name, genre and location of performer

and/or group.

Now in its third year, the Driven Music

Conference arrives in Fort Lauderdale, FL,

on May 16-19 to connect artists with professionals

in the music business world. Artists of

all genres will be in position for a chance to

advance their careers at panel discussions led

by Van’s Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman;

Ron Burman (signed Nickelback); Atlantic

Records Radio Promotion Manager Johnny

Coscia; Mayday Parade Manager Josh Terry;

Warner/Chappell Music A&R Marc Wilson

and opportunities for those interested in placements

for film or TV. Submit music now at http://

drivenflorida.com for a chance to showcase. All

genres welcome. All artists who submit receive

one free Two-Day Panel Pass.

Teens Channel 17 is a teenager-targeted

digital TV channel that provides fully programmed

viewing content for ages 12-19. The

site airs live events broadcasts of teen events

and emerging recording artist music videos

from around the world, Teen News, reality talk

shows and movies. They are seeking music

videos and there is a $100 submission fee.

The channel is also offering to provide media

production and coverage. Events consulting is

required for pricing. To learn more, visit http://

teenschannel17.tv.

PROPS

Currently in post-production is a British musical

feature film and documentary titled My Generation

Living The Dream. The cornerstone

of the film is bands/music from different eras,

portraying social realism via music through the

eyes of both the celebrated and those still on

the music circuit. The film was designed as a

platform for young people to showcase their

talents and gain experience in the industry by

playing themselves while portraying a dogged

determination to live their dream. Contact

eileenconnell@fsmail.net or visit http://mygen

erationbritishfilm.com.

Claire “Pearson” Perry, founder of Atlanta

Intown Songwriters, has launched her passion

project Soundtrack of My Life on YouTube.

It’s a twist on how current indie artists build

their fan base by covering today’s hit songs and

being discovered by YouTube searches, a la

Justin Bieber. Instead of covering current hits,

each week she will invite music lovers into her

world by performing a cover song with special

meaning to her. Go to https://youtube.com/user/

pearsonperrypeople to subscribe. Learn more

about Pearson Perry at http://pearsonperrymu

sic.com or at pearsonper rypeople@gmail.com.

Detroit Rubber is a weekly reality series

co-produced by Eminem about the owners of

Burn Rubber, a Detroit-based sneaker shop.

The program follows Rick Williams and Roland

“Ro” Coit as they hustle to help their business

survive in the sluggish Michigan economy.

The shop has also become a haven for young

hip-hop talent, many of whom will be in the

series. Contact Michael Moses at mmoses@

bwr-la.com.

Rikki Rockett, longtime drummer of Poison,

is shopping a new reality show, American

Drums. For nearly a decade, Rockett has been

building custom kits for clients ranging from

modern day legends-of-rock, to future rockersin-training.

He and his misfit staffers at Rocket

Drum Works are the only drum-kit makers who

can boast 100 percent American made product.

Contact Laurie Gorman at 310-550-5256 or

laurie3g@aol.com for more details.

Rikki Rockett

MICRO-BIO: In a 20-year career that includes extensive

experience as an artist, producer and performer, Tom Kidd has

promoted, marketed and developed Emmy- and Oscar-winning

composers. He is President of Pres Pak Public Relations.

—TOM KIDD prespak1@verizon.net

Out Take

Clint Mansell

Film Composer

EMAIL: c/o geo@terrorbird.com

WEB: http://clintmansell.com

MOST RECENT: Stoker

For composer Clint Mansell, there’s

nothing quite so exciting as a live performance.

The Grammy- and Golden

Globe-nominated composer will perform

a selection of pieces from his now extensive

repertoire at The Orpheum Theatre

in Los Angeles, CA on April 6th. This

should surprise no fan who remembers

either Mansell’s work as guitarist and

lead singer for Pop Will Eat Itself, or who

has experienced his live performances

drawn from other scores previous to the

current Stoker: Original Motion Picture

Soundtrack.

“There’s nothing better than hearing

music at a proper volume,” Mansell says

of his concerts. The Orpheum concert,

where the composer will be accompanied

by an eight-piece band incorporating

the Sonos Quartet, will draw from

Mansell’s history of film scores, though

keeping the emphasis on what fans

will hear on Milan Records’ new Stoker

release.

“When it comes to doing live arrangements,

it is a continuation of what we’ve

done for the film,” Mansell points out.

As any filmgoer knows, this is essential

because in a film the score comes sporadically,

usually in small bites. “We’ve

re-worked the score so it has a flow to

it while trying to maintain the feel of the

film. When doing the arrangements, you

want the best moments.”

Though he is much in demand as a

composer, Mansell plans to continue to

bring his music to live venues, despite

the time and finances such an endeavor

entails. Currently, his schedule calls for

approximately three to four shows per

year, though Mansell feels he's plenty

ready for more.

“It depends on the demand,” he admits.

“But I really love doing it.”

Mansell’s next scores include Filth

and Noah, a reunion with director Darren

Aronofsky.

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MIXED SIGNING NOTES STORIES

MUSE PERFORM GRAMMY NOMINATED TUNES AT STAPLES

British power-trio Muse recently played to a packed Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA.

Implementing crowd favorites as well as tracks from their 2013 Grammy nominated album

2nd Law, which received an 8 out of 10 in Music Connection, the band showcased incendiary

licks, thick bass lines and punchy percussion hardly found in today’s Grammy scene.

CRYSTAL METHOD GO BEYOND IN MANHATTAN:

The Crystal Method's Scott Kirkland (right) and Ken Jordan perform

with Casio's XW-P1 Performance Synthesizer at the Beyond Sound

Launch party in New York. Among reecnt accolades, Casio's XW-P1

was a recent recipient of Electronic Musician's "2013 Editors' Choice

Award for Affordable Synth Awesomeness."

JOHNNY NUNOZ WIREIMAGE

JAMES DONNELLY

HIP-HOP AND NFL COLLIDE FOR SUPERBOWL

Rapper Wale and New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz attended the Jay-Z &

D'USSE Super Bowl Party at The Republic in New Orleans, LA. Other guests

included Adrian Peterson, Bob Johnson, Will Clay, Justin Tuck, Braylon

Edwards, Keyshawn Johnson, Sway, Trent Richardson and DJ Clue among

others. The party was hosted by D’USSE® Cognac, Jay-Z’s preferred cognac.

Pictured (l-r): Wale and Cruz.

TEC AWARDS HONORS: TOWNSHEND,

ROSE MANN CHERNEY

The Les Paul Award was created in 1991 to

honor individuals or institutions that have

set the highest standards of excellence in the

creative application of recording technology.

The 2013 Les Paul Award recipient, Pete

Townshend, has enjoyed one of the most

intriguing, respected and multifaceted careers

of any artist in the rock & roll era. The TEC

Awards honored Rose Mann Cherney, with

The Hall Of Fame Award. Cherney was the first

female president of a major recording studio

as well as the first woman to be inducted to the

TEC Awards Hall of Fame. She is still active in

the industry as a principal with the renowned

Record Plant Studios in Los Angeles, CA.

Get a full wrap-up of the 2013 TEC Awards at

http://tecfoundation.com.

(l-r): Ocean Way Studios owner Alan Sides, engineer

Lenise Bent, engineer Leslie Ann Jones and SAE

Director of Operations Bridget Gardner.

Ron Fair and Slash presenting the Hall of Fame

award to Rose Mann Cherney.

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—ANDY MESECHER andym@musicconnection.com

ALEX KLUFT

MC NEW MUSIC

CRITIQUE SEEN AT

NOKIA CENTER

Singer, songwriter and

Lenny Kravitz drummer

Franklin Vanderbilt was

seen rockin’ at the 2013

Guitar Center Drum Off

Finals recently. The event

was held at the Nokia

Center in Los Angeles

with KROQ CaboWabo

local band finalists.

Pictured (l-r): Vanderbilt

alongside Ryan Dufford

and Jordan Morris of

Halfwayband. See MC’s

critique of Vanderbilt’s

newest demo in the

January 2013 issue.

Celebrating

36 Years

1977–2013

Tidbits From Our

Tattered Past

CHRIS KENNEDY

SPINNING IN VEGAS

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

hosted a weekend of

parties in Body English

Nightclub & Afterhours

with DJs Chris Kennedy

(pictured), Peanut Butter

Wolf and more. The

actor and artist made his

second appearance at

the club on Feb. 1st. For

upcoming events, see

http://hardrockhotel.com.

DANIEL SIWEK

STEEL PANTHER,

*NSYNC; A RARE

COLLABORATION

Tap of glam metal—fans

aren't limited to young ladies

eager to show their boobs.

Birthday boy Joey Fatone (of

*NSYNC /Dancing with the

Stars) got up on stage for

a sing-along to Bon Jovi's

"Livin' on a Prayer" at the

House of Blues on Sunset

Strip—or as Steel Panther

call it, "House of Boobs.”

CARLOS LARIOS

1986—David Lee Roth—Is. #1

Music Connection’s cover story

on the ex-Van Halen frontman

found him promoting his first

full-length solo album, Eat 'Em

And Smile, with his band of

virtuosos including Steve Vai and

Billy Sheehan. Quipped Roth of

his new band setup, "I can get

along with anybody as long as

everyone shows up. We're gonna

make the music and then go on

tour forever––that's the program."

Elsewhere in the issue, we profiled

L.L. Cool J, Charlie Sexton

and we picked the brains of

major label A&R execs including

Ron Oberman, Wayne Edwards

and John Guarnieri.

1993—Redd Kross—Is. #24

(l-r): Producer-engineer Ross Hogarth, producerdrummer

Russ Kunkel, producer-engineer Nate

Kunkel and Focusrite president Phil Wagner.

Record Plant founder Chris Stone, producer Mike Clink

and Grammy P&E wing Senior Director Maureen Droney.

The inherently indie Redd Kross,

who'd released music on as

many as 30 different labels, were

hoping to break through to the

mainstream with their album

Phaseshifter when MC made

them its cover boys. "I credit indie

labels for giving us our start,"

said Jeff McDonald. "But some

were very shady and worse than

anyone we've ever met at a

major label." MC's club reviews

spotlighted the band Possum

Dixon, among others, and the

concert reviews area featured

shows by Robert Plant, Lenny

Kravitz and Smashing Pumpkins.

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BY DAN KIMPEL

AS THE WORD “CONCORD” SIGNIFIES “HARMONY,”

it is appropriate that the two best-known residents of the town of Concord, NC, are Scott and Seth Avett, namesakes

of the band the Avett Brothers. Since 2000, the brothers, along with their honorary “third brother” bassist Bob Crawford

and touring and recording member cellist Joe Kwon, have built a steady, grassroots audience for the band’s roughhewn

harmonies and emotionally driven lyricism as revealed on their indie releases for Ramseur Records, an NCbased

label. Named the Americana Music Association’s Group of the Year in 2007, their presence was elevated significantly

when the Avetts entered into partnership a year later with producer Rick Rubin and signed to his label, American

Recordings. At the 2011 Grammy Awards, the Avett Brothers performed “Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise” on

the telecast, and joined Mumford & Sons to back Bob Dylan on a spirited romp through the bard’s “Maggie’s Farm.”

Fast forward to the present: again produced by Rubin, the band’s latest release, The Carpenter, on American Recordings/Republic

Records, debuted in 2012 at No. 4 on the Billboard 200, and the band was nominated for a Grammy

for Best Americana Album. The close-knit group was dealt a devastating blow in 2012 when Bob Crawford’s infant

daughter, Hallie, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. But as Scott Avett reveals, signs are now positive. In this exclusive

interview for MC, he exudes a genteel warmth that bespeaks his small town Southern origins.

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MC: Is being the eldest brother, a part of

your dynamic?

Avett: I work real hard to try and identify when

Seth is in the lead role and it’s appropriate and

needed and better for the group––delegating,

stepping out of the way and knowing when it’s

time. I think that’s important for older brothers,

because they tend to want to keep control and

power and that’s just garbage––a stigma.

MC: Since 2008 Rick Rubin has been producing

you. Exactly what does he do?

Avett: (Laughs) What I gather is that he does

something different for everyone he works with,

because not everyone jives, or cooperates and

agrees with what he does. Cooperate is a bad

word, because with us he’s never gone for us

cooperating with anything—he’s been a facilitator.

I think he listens and trusts us to be what

we really are. He helped us slow down in the

way that we were not allowing ourselves to do.

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Music Connection: “Americana” is somewhat

of a catch-all definition, but it seems to traditional mode.

sang your songs, they really fit well into the

embody the Avett Brothers sound.

Scott Avett: It’s one of those words that surfaces

out of the confusion of “How do we label

this diverse group of music that has an acoustic

guitar and other acoustic instruments?” I like

the word Americana; I think there is a sound

and soul to American music that is some kind of

country rock alternative something or other.

MC: Even with acoustic instruments––you

on banjo and Seth on acoustic guitar––it

is evident that the Avett Brothers can rock

out. Certainly your country roots are a huge

linchpin as well.

Avett: That’s what we were raised on. We

come from a country music background and

environment. If you got a job in the summer it

was framing houses, and what played as you

worked was 103.7, the country station, and it

played non-stop. So through the ‘90s I knew

all of the country songs better than I wanted

to know them. We were always going against

that genre, trying to find out what was in the

punk rock, hardcore and hard rock realms.

And grunge, that was a huge inspiration for my

brother and me.

MC: We watched the CMT Crossroads show

where you collaborated with Randy Travis,

certainly a bedrock country artist. When he

Avett: I’m with that and it’s good to hear it. I

hope that good songs will interchange. A lot of

great country songs in that format would probably

transfer to R&B or rock songs.

MC: If we look at the history of bands of

brothers—Black Crowes, Kings of Leon and

Oasis prominent among them––there is so

much acrimony and turbulence that can exist

in the band context between siblings.

Avett: I think those turbulent moments are in

bands without brothers as well. When it is brothers,

it’s easy to emphasize, as in the cases

of the Louvin or Everly Brothers. If you read

Charlie Louvin’s book or think about how long

the Everly Brothers went without talking to each

other, it breaks your heart.

MC: Why is this? How have you and Scott

avoided the syndrome?

Avett: My brother and my differences go way

back. If you meet a guy and start playing in a

band with him when you’re 16 or 17, your relationship

begins there. Our relationship started

when I was four years old and all of our differences

have been growing deeply since then, so

they’re probably a little more volatile because

there’s a lot of passion in those differences that

might not be in people who have not known

each other as long.

MC: Such as?

Avett: Before we were working with any major

labels we had bestowed all of these deadlines

upon ourselves––little deadlines to life and

career oriented goals––that I think were causing

problems and hindering the arc. Rick was able

to put a bubble around us and say, “Make the

arc and then present it, but don’t represent it

until it’s great.” Nothing goes out the door until

it’s ready. We know that. He’s like a fourth partner:

Seth, Bob, Rick and I are four guys who

are quality control, making sure that whatever

we make together is the best it can be not

based on deadlines, budgets or trends. Before,

Seth and I weren’t identifying that.

MC: In what ways might he assist in this

communication?

Avett: Rick can also be a mediator for Seth and

me––if we need a third and we disagree, and

we need to be told by somebody other than a

brother. I respect Rick’s work so much. And the

beauty is that he’s become a friend. You can’t

anticipate or expect that, working with people

in the business you have to keep it businessoriented.

Maybe keep them from becoming

friends. With Rick it’s been really natural. With

pieces of the conversation that aren’t fun,

fulfilling or rich, we don’t take time for them. We

spend time on the good things.

MC: Is there a specific emotional environment

that Rick constructs?

Avett: On the first album he created a challenge,

someone to perform for, an audience.

We were having a new relationship, so we

challenged and pushed ourselves. I was determined

to play drums, and I played from eight

hours one day, and that was only on two songs.

That’s not out of the ordinary, but we only used

the track on one.

MC: Each of your albums with Rick has

shown a marked progression?

Avett: With every recording and every good art

there has got to be some evidence of exploration

or something discovered. And when you

have a new audience that’s an opportunity to

discover something within yourself. You are

performing especially for that audience. That

happens every night as well, but here is somebody

who has produced Red Hot Chili Peppers’

Blood. Sugar, Sex, Magik, that made us react

and perform a certain way.

MC: So you won’t reveal strange stories

of burning sage, quivering crystals and

chanting?

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Avett: All of the enchantment and this mystical

vibe and “here’s this legend” were out the window,

because we were men on the same level

working for something great. Mysticism is such

a fabricated and abstract thing; it’s way more

about admiration and respect.

MC: Speaking of the Peppers, drummer

Chad Smith plays on tracks on The Carpenter.

It’s always interesting to see a rock

drummer who is that versatile, isn’t it?

Avett: A great studio drummer can pull off any

style. Chad is not tied to any specific genre; that

is obvious in what he listens to and his character.

Aside from being an amazing performer in

a terrific band––and the energy he plays with

onstage––he’s a terrific studio drummer. It’s an

energy I understand and grew up with and try

to bring to the stage. Seeing that energy from

someone who has done it 20 years longer than

you have and vibing with it––it’s really uplifting

and inspiring––it will make you get down!

MC: What was it like to play with Dylan?

Avett: It was surreal, amazing and a dream

come true. And it was a surprising endeavor that

when we met for rehearsals out there––maybe

organic endeavor for me. I don’t have sit-down

writing sessions; I would be more productive if

I did, but I don’t know if I would be writing great

songs. I wait, and if they’re great they stick.

MC: Is there a specific physical space where

you are more productive?

Avett: I allow for the natural time to be at the

piano, and I have about five different stations

that have notebooks and recording devices all

over my house, my studio and my vehicle. I try

to integrate songwriting into life.

MC: So does it then become a part of a

larger tapestry?

Avett: I was watching a documentary last night

about the designers Charles and Ray Eames,

and it was saying “Life, work, love, work,” putting

it all together: family, life, the things that come

with work and integrating it into one big ball. I

hope to continue that process. It’s part of the fabric

of who I am, and there is no line between the

Scott who is writing the song and the Scott who

is cleaning up the garbage in the front yard that

the dog spread, or is putting the kid to bed, and

going out to have beers with a friend who just

found out his wife is pregnant. All of those things

Avett: You can only make what you can naturally

make; that which is in you. And there’s probably

songs that could be on the lighter side

and we tried balancing it with sequencing, but

once it was said and done it was what it was,

our expression as a whole. Consciously or

subconsciously, it was our representation of

the past couple of years. Maybe it seemed a

little heavier, especially when we saw people

writing about it. It all happened before Hallie

got sick, so presenting it made it seem like

even more of a coincidence.

MC: “Paul Newman vs The Demon” reflects

your rock roots, and in the context of the

more acoustic-driven sounds, seems like

somewhat of a departure on the record.

Avett: Seth brought it to the table. It started

as more of a Spanish acoustic thing, and

he wanted it to be more straight-up, hard,

crunchy electric guitars and distortion. That

song is a door that has been opened, because

we learned what we’d like to do better

and go further. Faster, louder and harder is

certainly in our makeup, or slower and harder

and more abrasive, maybe even something

sludgy.

(l-r): Seth Avett, Scott Avett, Bob Crawford, Joe Kwon

Quick Facts

The Avett Brothers as we now know them had their origins in Seth

Avett’s high school band, Margo, and Scott’s college group, Nemo.

A DIY ethic drove the band’s earliest endeavors as they recorded indie

projects and self-booked their tours.

With their 2009 release of I and Love and You, the band became

late-night TV mainstays, appearing on shows hosted by David Letterman,

Jimmy Fallon and Craig Ferguson.

Scott Avett is an accomplished visual artist influenced by the Italian painter

Caravaggio; a Norwegian artist, Odd Nerdrum; and North Carolina printmaker

Michael Ehlbeck, who he deems “The Rick Rubin to my visuals.”

The Avetts’ father, Jim, a welder by trade, has released two albums

under Ramseur Records, the same Concord-based label that released the

Avett Brothers’ music. The group signed with Rick Rubin’s label in 2008.

Anaheim—it was amazing how quick it went into

work mode. “Okay, Bob Dylan is here,” then it

switched to we were playing chords, finding keys,

seeing what worked and talking to each other.

Asking Dylan, “Do you like this seventh chord

thing?” And he’d say “Nice,” or “Keep it straight.”

In the end Dylan loves to play and so do we.

MC: As SESAC songwriters, you and Mumford

& Sons and Dylan all share a common

performing rights organization. How did you

choose SESAC as your PRO home?

Avett: We know them. They were a small

company when we were a smaller company.

We didn’t have anyone else coming to the table.

Alongside our other early business connects

they were very enthusiastic, and very out there

for us, very cool and always willing to facilitate

and accommodate what we needed––to answer

questions. It was later that the other companies

came to us. We’re proud to work with them, and

we’ve maintained a relatively personal relationship

that is interesting in the business. Nashville

is a small town with a lot of big fish––SESAC

maintains that.

MC: Has the process of songwriting

changed for you?

Avett: It has changed and it continues to

change. It doesn’t reach a stopping point. If it

wasn’t changing I would be concerned. The

biggest change––and what is hard to go back

to––as life has gotten fuller with more family

responsibilities, writing has become a more

coming together are part of the songwriting, the

art-making process and a very colorful life.

MC: We are aware of the medical challenges

that Bob Crawford’s two-year old daughter,

Hallie, has been confronting in her struggle

with brain cancer. How is her progress?

Avett: It’s an ongoing thing. They are preparing

to go to Memphis for their third scan since

they stopped chemotherapy. She will be

monitored for years to come. It’s one day at a

time, and that’s led us to our realization that

it’s all so fleeting, and we cherish that time

together in the studio, rehearsal and especially

on stage more than we’ve ever done. Because

we were gifted this glimpse into how fragile it

all is in a terrifying way.

MC: It is interesting that you reference it

as a gift.

Avett: That’s taken time. If you think in spiritual

terms and you search for something positive in

such a challenging thing. Bob’s challenges are

10-fold. I don’t have the same kind of challenges;

his duties are unreal, and he’s a real

champion. But the word “gift?” I wouldn’t put it

past him. The awareness that’s come with this

and his presence is huge.

MC: The overall theme of The Carpenter

seems to illustrate this fragility of life and

the inevitably of its passing. Was that present

in the original concept for the record, or

did it emerge through the songwriting?

MC: You are prepping to tour Europe. How

do those folks appreciate the Americana?

Avett: The audiences are fun. We went one

time in 2007 when six of us rented a van on a

very small tour. Since then there has been a lot

of growth and it’s very exciting. It’s like rewinding

here in the US three or four years ago, we

play for 1,000 people and many more at festivals.

One to three thousand is a great number

because we can get intimate.

MC: Let’s talk Grammys. Even though you

were nominated, you were performing elsewhere

the week of the Grammy Awards.

Avett: Two shows in Madison, WI and Ann Arbor,

MI, so we were booked. It was a tough call

for us to not to be there. We tried really hard,

but we realized we couldn’t change the dates

and we didn’t know or expect the nomination,

so we had three nights of crowds expecting us

in the Midwest.

MC: There is a wonderful line from the song

“The One and Future Carpenter.” It says,

“We’re all in this together.” It seems to

neatly encapsulate the Avett Brothers and

your bond within the band, and certainly

with your audience.

Avett: We’re all under the same sun here.

Confusion is beauty and we’re looking for it

and it certainly is at the root of a lot of songs.

Contact kimberly.harris@umusic.com

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THE ROLE OF A MANAGER has changed as much as the music

business. In fact, the traditional artist team (manager, attorney, agent, business

manager) may no longer be practical. Today many artists believe that self-management

and outsourcing functions is the way to go, especially in this DIY era. As a result,

more acts are learning to manage themselves and doing surprisingly well. Music

Connection wanted to explore this development, so we contacted several DIY acts

and a veteran manger to find out what it takes to manage yourself successfully.

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RIDDLE THE SPHINX

Burgundy Morgan

(burgundymorgan@aol.com)

http://riddlethesphinx.com

RIDDLE THE SPHINX are a group of seasoned

and formally trained musicians, inspired by

a combination of world and classical music.

They have always managed themselves, and

gotten some pretty impressive results, including

multiple awards and Grammy nominations.

In fact, the press has called them “one of the

most unique bands in Los Angeles.” The act’s

members are also humanitarians, aligning

themselves with organizations such as Project

Peace on Earth, and the non-profit organization

HeARTS Giving Hope.

WHY DO YOU MANAGE YOURSELF

It’s the way we’re structured. We never really

had a need for management. Part of the reason

is that we have a couple professionals (attorneys)

in the band who can handle most of the

work. Also, we’ve set up a “Finder’s Fee”

arrangement in our band

agreement. It gives anyone,

including band members

would give us an advantage. But the reality is

it’s often a whole lot of unpaid work. So, if we’re

unable to do something because we’re busy,

we’ll just pool our money and hire someone to

help us for $8 to $10 an hour.

ISN’T HIRING OUTSIDE HELP

PROHIBITIVE

Somebody needs to take care of business, and

if you can’t do it––for any reason––get help.

The fact is many artists will spend more on their

bar tab than it costs to hire someone. If you’re

serious about it, you’ll either find the money

when you need it, or recruit someone to help.

WHAT’S THE KEY TO SELF

MANAGEMENT

Being organized and knowing something about

the business is important, but I think the right

attitude is critical. You can learn to do anything

for free on the Internet. But, you should make

it “fun.” If you’re not happy doing it, do it differently.

WOULD YOU EVER CONSIDER

HIRING A MANAGER

I doubt it. We don’t

need handholding

ADVICE FOR OTHER ARTISTS

When you start out, be prepared to manage

yourself, because no one else is going to do

it for you until you start producing income.

Embrace technology. There are so many tools

now, anyone can self-manage as long as

they’re willing to devote the time. If you’re in

a group, use Google Docs to communicate,

have a band meeting once a week, and make

sure you know who the point person is on any

project. Most of all––have fun… and remember,

it’s about the music.

ERIC SLATER

(ericslatermusic@gmail.com)

http://ericslater.com

ERIC SLATER has been managing himself for

the past two years. He’s had a successful career

as a recording artist for two labels and has

toured on more than one continent. This artist

has also had several managers, but decided to

manage himself in order to have control over

his music and career. Slater found that, sometimes,

managers had a different vision than his

own and, ultimately, he was not comfortable

following their approach.

or outsiders, 20 percent of all revenue generated

if they bring in a project that produces

income. We found that is a strong incentive to

make things work.

WHO HANDLES DAY-TO-DAY

OPERATIONS

We divide most functions equally, with each

person covering a specific area. You would

think that having professionals in the group

and what we can’t

do, we outsource.

But if a manager had

some ideas on how to

increase our revenue,

we’d certainly listen.

HOW DO YOU

GENERATE IN-

COME

I’m a big believer in

mailbox income. I’d

rather pick up a check than play a live gig. As

you get older and have more responsibilities,

touring and gigging become less attractive. So

you focus more on publishing income and new

technology. For example, we just streamed a

live show online and made more money than

we do playing most venues. The beauty of it

was we didn’t have to drive anywhere, unload

gear and find a place to park. We just had to set

up a video camera and broadcast it.

WHY DO YOU MANAGE YOURSELF

I’ve had managers from my teens through

my twenties, and it was sort of like having an

enabling parent. They did everything and I gave

them the power to do so. Eventually, I realized

I wanted to do things my way and, even more

importantly, I wanted to take the power back.

IS THERE A SPECIFIC PROBLEM

WITH MANAGERS

I wouldn’t call it a problem; it was just a different

approach. Most managers want to shoot for

the top because that’s where the money is.

They want to hit a home run by making you a

mainstream commercial success. And I bought

into that for quite a while. But, I discovered that

having a manager did not make people care

about me or my music. In fact, sometimes a

manager would strike such a hard deal that it

would kill an opportunity and reflect poorly on

me. And, you know, opportunities are hard to

come by today.

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WHAT SKILLS DO YOU NEED TO

MANAGE YOURSELF

You need to believe in yourself and have an

understanding of the business. I watched my

managers and saw what worked and what

didn’t. I became aware of how the business

operates and who the players are. That sort

of experience is invaluable. But, managing yourself

is not easy. You need a sense of direction

and a clear vision of what you want and how

you’re going to get it.

THE MOST DIFFICULT PART OF

SELF-MANAGEMENT

It can be frustrating because of the time it

requires. You can spend so much time with

marketing, promotions, PR and everything else

that you have very little time left for your art. In

fact, if you did everything conventional wisdom

tells you to do, you’d never have time to write a

song or play a show. Because of that, you have

to prioritize and focus on specific goals and timelines.

You need to decide what’s really important.

I found that you can’t do everything you want to

do, but you can do things that get results.

MARINA V

(marina@marinav.com)

http://marinav.com

MARINA V is a totally self-sufficient DIY queen

who has managed herself for the past four years.

She is so effective at self-management, she

probably scares off most managers. Her fans

have financed all of her recordings and have

helped her build an international touring career,

with shows in the US, Russia, London, Portugal

and Washington D.C. A multi-award winner,

she’s appeared on network television and placed

songs on popular TV shows, including a Pepsi

campaign.

HAVE YOU EVER

HAD A MANAGER

I’ve had one official

manager and a few

unofficial managers.

David Krebs (Aerosmith,

Ted Nugent, AC/

DC, Trans Siberian

Orchestra, et al) was

and expertise. But, finding a good manager is

a lot like dating. I would only consider that type

of relationship with someone who is passionate

about my music, and is willing to work as hard

as I do.

WHAT SKILLS DO YOU NEED TO MAN-

AGE YOURSELF

You have to be smart and organized, and need

to know something about the business. Having

a strategy and a plan is very important. Strategizing

is probably the hardest part. Sometimes

it’s hard to be objective about what you’re

doing. But, you have to be honest with yourself

and decide what’s best for your career.

THE KEY TO DIY MANAGEMENT

For me it’s networking and absorbing knowledge

and experience along the way. I like to

keep aware of what’s happening in the business.

I’ll ask questions of every industry pro I

meet. I want to know how they think and what

projects they’re working on. I try to figure out a

way I can help them. If you’re managing yourself,

you’re always on the move and always on

the hustle.

WOULD YOU EVER CONSIDER WORK-

ING WITH A MANAGER

I might consider co-management if it’s the right

person. Recently, several potential managers

have courted me. But I require a lot more

from them than I used to. I want a manager

who values my artistic integrity and has the

right vision for my career. I want someone

who understands me, my music and my influences.

I don’t want someone who just wants to

exploit me. I’d rather work with someone who

respects what I do and how I do it.

my official manager

for several years. He

was very helpful and

I learned a lot from

him. After we parted

ways I found that

many people called

themselves managers,

but that didn’t

mean they could do

the job. That’s why

I’ve had unofficial managers for trial periods. I

wanted to see if they could work with me. Eventually,

I discovered that I could accomplish a lot

more on my own.

BEST PART OF SELF-MANAGEMENT

I enjoy being my own boss. It’s fun and creative

because there’s really no right or wrong

way to do things. Whatever works is what you

go with. I’ve been doing it for so long now, I

don’t want to ever give up total control. I like

the freedom self-management gives you. I look

at acts like Madonna, Lady Gaga and Paul

McCartney (as a solo act). They’ve all had a

personal impact on their careers. They didn’t

just rely on someone else for their success.

They made it happen.

WOULD YOU EVER CONSIDER WORK-

ING WITH A MANAGER

I might consider co-management. But, a

manager would have to bring a lot to the table.

I would need someone with more connections

YOUR FAN ENGAGEMENT IS AMAZ-

ING––WHAT’S YOUR SECRET

I love crowd sourcing. My fans are my priority. I

ask them for their opinions and always answer

their questions. I make them feel like their part

of a team, because they are. If a fan asks me

to play somewhere, I ask them to help me book

a show. If they do that, I’ll give them a house

concert. That has gotten me more bookings

than just about anything else.

DO ARTISTS NEED A MANAGER

When you have so much going on that it’s difficult

to handle, it’s nice to have help. But, that

doesn’t necessarily mean you need a full time

manager. Sometimes just outsourcing a function

will get the job done. For example, I have

friends/fans help with my website and booking

shows. In fact, at this point in my career, I think

a booking agent would be more helpful than a

manager. I’d love to go on a national tour.

VINYL SOUL

Nambo Enrique

(beatween@hotmail.com)

http://vinylsoulmusic.com

VINYL SOUL are the ultimate DIY duo. Comprised

of Nambo Enrique and Jay Hurtado, they

utilize a revolving cast of musicians for band

dates. Totally self-contained, they write together,

produce their own recordings and busk

on the streets for extra income. They’ve toured

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California and Mexico, and spent six months touring

Japan. Their unique fusion of hip-hop Latin soul

got them a nomination as “Best Breakout Band” by

MTV’s Tr3s, and gave them the opportunity to open

for several Grammy winners––all while managing

themselves.

WHY DO YOU MANAGE YOURSELVES

We really had no choice. When we started

there was no other option. No one stepped up, so

we did it ourselves. We’ve had unofficial managers

who specialized in certain areas, but never had a

full time manager. Over time, we not only learned

how to do it, we learned to like it. It gives you a

sense of power and accomplishment that you can’t

get any other way.

HOW MUCH TIME DO YOU DEVOTE TO

MANAGEMENT

I give 150 percent every day. If there were more

hours in a day, I would do even more. The fact is

no one cares as much about your career as you

do. So, if you don’t invest the time why should

anybody else?

YOU BUSK ON THE STREETS––IS THAT

PART OF YOUR PLAN

Playing the streets is a great experience. Every

artist should try it. It’s the best gig you can do. You

really find out how strong your material and performance

chops are because you have to get people’s

attention. You have to get them to stop, listen and,

hopefully, buy something. We try to do it at least

once or twice a week. We’ve built a nice fan base

that way and sold quite a bit of product. In Japan

we played the streets so often we were arrested for

disturbing the peace. But that got us media attention

and paying gigs.

OTHER WAYS TO GENERATE INCOME

I’m a producer and songwriter for other artists too.

I’ve worked with Universal Records, some well

known acts and a few up-and-coming artists. My

company, btwn musik, does original material in

various genres, remixes, and just about everything

but mastering. Song placements are also important

to us, and we’re starting to focus more on that area.

THE KEY TO SUCCESSFUL

SELF-MANAGEMENT

Learning the biz is very important, and networking

is essential. I go to conferences and industry functions

to meet people and learn everything I can.

You have to love the business as much as your art

if you want to be successful.

DO YOU SEEK OUT ADVICE

We’re open to what people have to say. But, you

need to be true to your vision. Many times advisors

(i.e. potential managers) have their own agenda that

may or may not suit you. In fact, the entertainment

industry in general, especially those associated

with popular culture, has its own perspective. For

example, we were asked to audition for America’s

Got Talent by the show’s producer. We did one of

our songs and they asked us to play “La Bamba.”

It was such a cliché, it was sort or funny. But, that’s

not what we do, so we didn’t do the show.

WOULD YOU EVER CONSIDER

A MANAGER

It really depends. If they had something to offer that

we couldn’t do ourselves we might consider it. I mean

it’s cool to have a manager who has great connections,

but it’s not really necessary if you can do it yourself.

And, any manager would have to let us be who

we are. That seems to be the biggest problem. Often

they want you to be true to “their” vision, not yours.

MORAL COMPASS MANAGEMENT

Karl Louis

(moralcompassmgmt@gmail.com)

http://moralcompassmgmt.wordpress.com/about

A veteran manager who formed Moral Compass Management over a decade ago, Karl

Louis developed his skills at Warren Entner Management and Lindy Goetz Management,

and has also worked on the label side as A&R for Flip Records, A&R for Victory Records

and in the promotions department at the world famous rock station, KROQ. Over the years

Louis has been involved with a prestigious list of acts including Limp Bizkit, Rage Against

the Machine, Deftones, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Collective Soul, Creed, Sevendust, Matchbox

Twenty, David Bowie, Paul Rodgers and Bubba Sparxxx.

HAS YOUR APPROACH TO MANAGEMENT CHANGED

In the past most managers, including myself, would either manage an artist full on, or not at

all. Nowadays, however, the landscape has changed. New tools and technology have made

things a lot more interesting. But, they’ve also created more work for everyone. Because of

that, I’m more likely to co-manage an act

and handle part of their career rather than

their whole career, or simply consult with

them on an as needed basis.

HAVE MANAGEMENT FUNCTIONS

CHANGED

They have, and it has made the job much

harder. A manager today has to know

something about everything. In fact, most

managers function like a label. It’s not just

about giving artists advice and guidance

anymore. Today, managers have to assemble

a team that will expand an act’s

reach and create a sustainable model.

THE MOST IMPORTANT TEAM

MEMBERS

You need a balanced team today. There

was a time when a manager was all you

needed and A&R execs were kings. Now,

the most important players are a manager,

a booking agent and a song placement

specialist. You can build a career with

those team members.

WHAT MAKES A SUCCESSFUL DIY

ARTIST

A successful DIY artist knows who they are

musically and artistically. They also know who their fans are and who comprises their community,

or tribe. They’re usually business savvy and are driven to succeed. They’re creative,

obsessive and work every day on their career as if their life depends on it––because it does.

ARE MANAGERS ATTRACTED TO DIY ACTS

I am; they inspire me. Some old-school managers are threatened, though, because it presents

a challenge to their authority. But, self-management is part of the new landscape. Most

modern managers would welcome an artist who is a real team player, especially one who

takes an active part in their own career.

WHAT TYPE OF MANAGER WORKS BEST WITH A DIY ACT

The best management for a DIY artist is not always the biggest company. You need someone

who is passionate about the artist and their music. You need a visionary who understands

that the business has changed significantly. You need someone who will help the

artist realize their vision and develop their career in creative ways.

BEST BUSINESS ARRANGEMENT FOR A DIY ACT

DIY acts might want to consider joint ventures between a manager and a label. It’s more

of an equal partnership. And artists who have achieved success on their own have greater

leverage in negotiations. That way you get to have more control over your career and you

don’t have to rely on someone else for everything.

ADVICE FOR ARTISTS WHO WANT TO SELF-MANAGE

Do it. In the beginning, you really have no other choice. If you have real talent and a

compelling work of art that gets results, you will attract people who want to work with you.

In fact, I advise every artist to check out the concept of “1,000 True Fans.” Even a few

hundred fans––if they’re true fans––can build a career and generate income. Artists who

have the right stuff and are willing to work at it can make from $20,000 to $200,000 per

year. And that should be the goal of every artist and manager––in other words, to create

and maintain a sustainable career.

March 2013 www.musicconnection.com 43


INDUSTRY PROFILE

By Andy Mesecher

BMI Unveils

New Logo/Brand

-SR. VP Offers

Key Branding

Advice

Danny Clinch

What do the Rolling Stones, McDonald’s

and Nike all have in common? Other than

worldwide recognition, they also posses

iconic logos. Broadcast

Music Inc. (BMI)—one of the

three major performing rights

organizations—understands

the importance of that branding,

and has decided to begin a

new campaign designed to

express the concept of value

for songwriters and music

publishers. As Richard Conlon,

Senior Vice President of BMI,

explains, “BMI has repositioned

itself in the marketplace on an

ongoing basis [in the last 75 years] and

we’ve had a number of campaigns over

the years that have refocused us and the

market on what we do. This campaign

[expresses] what we’re up to [in the

music industry] and how we’re building

economies for music and for songwriters

and music publishers with the rest of the

world.”

Along with a new logo, the campaign

will include three new slogans: Write On;

Powered By; and Valuing Music Since

1939. The new visual identity will be used

for marketing purposes.

Conlon and company spent nearly

18 months reaching out to development

firms, focus groups and BMI songwriters to

perfect the logo you now see here. “When

we started working through this campaign,

writers were talking about how we support

their spark of creativity.”

Continues Conlon, “We said, ‘let’s take

the light that was shining on the stand on

our very first logo and let’s shine the light

outward and include the spark of creativity

"Branding is evolutionary. You don't flick switches. It's an

organic process that begins with ideas and corporate/band's

DNA and then it's about how you execute it and get it out there.

You need time to grow."— Richard Conlon, Sr. VP, BMI

Conlon's Branding Advice To

Musicians/Music Companies

1) Reach down deep: You must understand your

own DNA and re-establish and confirm who you

are, what you’re about and what your values are.

2) Know your audience: Who is your music/

company attracting? Who do you want to follow

you? Re-assess your target audience and then

profile them.

3) Know your objective: Do you want to

create a brand image for the top of the charts

or would you rather be the best cover band in

Bakersfield? Remain focused on your goals.

4)Understand evolution: Never forget that

branding is evolutionary. You don't flick

switches. It's an organic process that begins

with ideas and corporate/band's DNA and then

it's about how you execute it and get it out there.

You need time to grow.

into our visual presentation of the company.”

While some may argue that keeping a logo

consistent is essential to branding, BMI’s Senior

VP counters by explaining the

importance of a positioning

strategy. “[BMI’s previous logo]

has been in market for about

20 years,” he explains. “Our

goal is to really help challenge

perceptions about what

performing rights organizations

do. It’s really easy to have a

business that’s been around for

nearly 75 years get painted into

a box, [with people thinking]

‘oh well they only do this.’ One

of our goals on the campaign is to point

up capabilities and how we add value to

markets.”

BMI unveiled its new brand and logo

at MIDEM (the yearly music technology

tradeshow/conference in Cannes, France)

earlier this year. BMI also secured a spot

on the back cover of Billboard’s first

issue of the publication’s own rebranding

campaign… That spot was no coincidence.

“We were the first ones at the cash register

saying, ‘I want that back cover.’ Here were

two industry stalwarts: a new Billboard logo

on the front cover and a new BMI logo on

the back.”

BMI has had quite the résumé of

successful acts since 1939. Recently, its

members celebrated several Grammy

nominations and awards at the 2013 show,

including fun., the Black Keys, Frank Ocean

and Kanye West, to name a few.

Contact Silvia Davi, BMI, 212-220-3127,

sdavi@bmi.com

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CAREER CONNECTION

By Andy Mesecher

Producer-Engineer-Songwriter

Wants To Record YOU

Producer, engineer and songwriter

Christopher Tyng wants to pay it forward by

recording your music… free of charge. Tyng

is now accepting applications for his Grow

Music Project, an initiative created to give

back to the music community.

Essentially, the project’s concept is a simple

one: Tyng and his recording studio team will

choose one artist/band out of thousands

of submissions to record one song. And

while tracking one song in your basement

may only take three or four tries, as Tyng

explains, this pre- and post-production

package is far more in-depth. “A lot of

people save up enough money to book

a studio for a weekend and try to record

10 songs. Sometimes that works great.

What we’re trying to do is give people the

opportunity to take three [full] days—off the

‘clock’—to focus on what they think is their

best song. It gives them the freedom to not

try to get as much done as possible.”

So what’s the catch; what’s in it for Tyng

and company? “We don't have an agenda

in their song in any way,” explains the

producer. “There’s no hidden ‘time share’ offer

here. Our whole goal is to give these musicians

the opportunity to come in and do something

really cool then give them all the tools that we

can: masters, instrumental versions, etc.”

Tyng understands that it takes more than just

hard work to make it in today's ever-changing

industry. “I was playing with my own band for a

few years and thought, ‘god these bands [I’m

touring with] are awesome,” he continues. “Even

these bands who really had a strong sense of who

they were as an artist were still scraping to get

their music to that next level.” Since Tyng’s career

launched from both hard work and opportunity…

he now wants to create that opportunity for

someone else.

“[I’ve] been really fortunate and

now it’s our turn to do something

that creates some positive energy

in a business that’s sometimes

a little lacking."

You see, when Tyng was first becoming

interested in the music industry, he was attending

college in New York. At that time, he and some

friends submitted for BMI’s Pete Carpenter

Fellowship—a film/TV scoring contest that would

award one entrant with a three-month fellowship

in Los Angeles to work under the wings of some

of Hollywood’s finest songwriters/composers. One

of those composers was Basil Poledouris

(Conan the Barbarian, RoboCop, The

Hunt for Red October). Tyng hadn’t heard

of BMI nor did he realize that winning the

fellowship would prove to be a major career

accelerator.

“Basil really adopted me and became

like my West Coast dad,” proclaims Tyng.

“He took me under his wing and taught

me an enormous amount and threw a lot

of opportunity my way… and never did he

say, ‘Hey, I want half.’ [I’ve] been really

fortunate and now it’s our turn to be part of

that circle and do something that creates

some positive energy in a business that’s

sometimes a little lacking.”

Since that time, Tyng has worked as a

songwriter, producer and composer at his Santa

Barbara, CA studio (just two hours northwest of

Los Angeles)—recent works have included Suits

and Rescue Me.

His competition will accommodate the winning

artist/band for the weekend at the Southern

California studio, however travel arrangements will

need to be covered by the musicians. Along with a

free song (which will be pre-produced, mixed and

mastered for radio, film and online use), the Grow

Music Project will provide a production video for the

musician(s) to showcase how the entire process

came to fruition. Submission deadline is May 1st.

Visit http://growmusicproject.com

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CD REVIEWS

In order to be considered for review in the CD Reviews section, you must have a record deal with a major label or an independent label

with an established distributor. If you do not, please see our New Music Critiques section.

STRFKR

Miracle Mile

Badman, Polyvinyl Records

Producer: Jacob Portrait


Who knew indie electronica-pop

could be so intellectually satisfying?

Miracle Mile keeps ravers on their

feet and dreamers’ heads out of the

clouds, via dance-worthy club beats

mixed with thoughtful, mind-penetrating

lyrics and odes. Take “Leave it All

Behind,” a trippy, retro tune tinged with

faded memories and jaded promises.

Vocalist Joshua Hodges’ deep, lyrical

reflections and vibrant prose refine

STRFKR’s sound without overpowering

the band’s laid-back, body-flowing

energy (think a less-psychedelic MG-

MT on synth-heavy tracks like “While

I’m Alive” and “Atlantis”). “Miracle Mile”

provides an escape to a never-ending

party of chill, electrifying tunes and

funky sway. ——Danica Bellini

Wisdom

Full Spectrum

ILQC

Producer: Tevya “Wisdom” Jones


To say that NorCal’s Wisdom

spreads the “conscious” hip-hop

would be an understatement, considering

he gets much of his inspiration

from spiritual teacher Ram Dass.

Already reaching the top of the Jamaican

music charts, Wisdom’s blend of

hip-hop and reggae features the voice

of Michael Rose (the legendary singer

form Black Uhuru guests on “Chatty

Mouth”), and the stamp of approval

from UK heroes, Steel Pulse. Fans of

Michael Franti and Ozomatli are also

sure to dig the message of universal

love, and Dakini Star adds the sensual

female touch. Sol Rising on scratches

ensures that you never forget that

Wisdom is keeping it true-school.

——Daniel Siwek

2 Cellos

In2ition

Sony Masterworks

Producer: Bob Ezrin


This music is in a class by itself.

In2ition is the second release for

Croatian cellists Luke Sulic and

Stjepan Hauser. They are classically-trained

musicians, with one

foot in tradition and another firmly

entrenched in modern and classic

rock and pop. Under the tutelage

of legendary producer Bob Ezrin,

six-string virtuoso Vai goes head

to head with Sulic and Hauser on

AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell.” Elton

John also delivers a soulful version

of Fleetwood Mac’s “Oh Well” and

Rivera unleashes a provocative

take on Muse’s “Supermassive

Black Hole.” A listening experience

you will not soon forget!

——Eric A. Harabadian

Old Man Markley

Down Side Up

Fat Wreck Chords

Producer: Fat Mike, Johnny Carey


Old Man Markley’s sound is marketed

as being at the nexus of punk

and bluegrass. And while the L.A.

seven-piece’s Down Side Up may

be on Fat Wreck Chords and NOFX’s

Fat Mike produced it, the truth is,

there is very little “punk” to be found

here. Listeners get crisp production,

stellar musicianship, sugary melodies

and a slightly more muscular take on

traditional bluegrass. And with ballads

such as “Beyond the Moon” and “Too

Soon for Goodnight,” there is nothing

keeping this disc out of the hands of

Old Crow Medicine Show fans. Good

times await for those willing to check

any predilections for gang-shouted

choruses and hardcore breakdowns

at the door.

——Albert Vega

Gold Fields

Black Sun

Astralwerks

Producer: Gold Fields


If you had played this CD for me

and told me that it was the new release

by Duran Duran, I would totally

have believed you. Melodic, breathy

vocals, big keyboard washes buoyed

by a funky rhythm section and guitar

all conjure up the best aspects of ‘80s

British synth-pop. The very modern

production is immaculate, and these

Australian lads have really done

their homework on crafting some very

danceable tunes. The themes are

just dark enough to keep things

slightly unsettling, such as the chorus

of “Meet My Friends” (“I saw the

faces, I saw the fear”), and the lyrics

in “Moves” (“Someone said how Ashley

broke his arm...”) A shimmeringly

solid debut! ——David Arnson

Hey Marseilles

Lines We Trace

Onto Entertainment/Thirty Tigers

Producer: Sam Anderson, Hey Marseilles


The Seattle rain must be covering

everything with a beautiful dewy

sheen, given the nature of these six

northwesterners’ sophomore release,

Lines We Trace. Described by the

band as a “folkestra,” Hey Marseilles

use rich layers of cello, accordion,

sweeping piano, guitar, huge drums

that clap and thunder, trumpet and

viola to achieve an orchestral variety

show of music with shadings of jazz,

classical piano numbers and chamber

folk with intricately woven hooks. The

buoyant pop sense lies within those

hooks that come like a downpour, but

vocalist-guitarist Matt Bishop delivers

the lyrics—heartfelt, concerning love,

lament and loss—with the gentleness

of a drizzle. ——Jessica Pace

Swing Out Sister

Private View

Shanachie Entertainment

Producer: Swing Out Sister


Credit the eruption of the Icelandic

Volcano a few years ago for this

unique acoustic project, which finds

Swing Out Sister—the UK duo of

Corinne Drewery and keyboardist

Andy Connell—celebrating their 25th

Anniversary with soulful, dreamy reimaginings

of both familiar hits (“You

On My Mind,” “Notgonnachange”) and

lesser known but still worthy album

tracks (the instrumental, vibes driven

take on “Now You’re Not Here”). Not

knowing when flights for their Euro

tour would resume, SOS decided

to record these colorful, grown-up

arrangements. Two cool, trippy new

interludes enhance a collection which

shows off the duo’s jazzier side.

——Jonathan Widran

Mike Oldfield

Tubular Beats

earMusic/Eagle Rock Entertainment

Producers: Mike Oldfield &

Torsten “York” Stenzel


British multi-instrumentalist/composer

Oldfield has certainly gotten a

lot of mileage out of the Tubular Bells

“franchise,” with past remakes and

repackaging of it as an orchestral

work, various re-issues and so forth.

But here he takes that seminal piece,

as well as a number of his other best

known compositions, and gives them

a shimmering electronic redux. “Let

There Be Light” and “Ommadawn”

retain their ambient and trance-like

originality, but are given a fresh, intoxicating

groove. This disc is, in essence,

an overview of the leader’s career

highlights but, with added guitar parts

and musical passages throughout, the

songs take on a whole new perspective.

——Eric A. Harabadian

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NEW MUSIC CRITIQUES

Music Connection’s executive committee rates recorded music on a scale of 1 to 10. Number 1 represents the lowest possible score, 10 represents the highest possible score.

A final score of 6 denotes a solid, competent artist. For more information, see Submission Guidelines on next the page.

Sleepy Tea

Contact: management@tsquaredpromo.com

Web: facbook.com/sleepytea

Seeking: Publishing, Label

Style: Dream-Pop/Indie-Folk

Username: sleepytea

Cathy Heller

Contact: cathyheller1@mac.com

Web: soundcloud.com/cathyhellermusic

Seeking: Film/TV

Style: Singer/Songwriter

Username: CathyHeller

Production

9

Lyrics

9

Music

9

Vocals

9

Musicianship 9

e're knocked out by these at-

Australians, whose

Wmospheric

dream-pop has echoes of Radiohead,

but is quite distinctive. Tremendous

tones abound and are given lots

of sky to soar in thanks to languid,

laidback pacing, all of it punctuated

by warm, extremely wet percussion

and appropriately gentle vocals. "At

The World's End" is the act's opus, an

excursion into their collective mind.

Though an apparently new project

whose moniker fits their sound, this

absolutely brilliant Brisbane group

seem incredibly ready for the world.

Production

8

Lyrics

8

Music

8

Vocals

8

Musicianship 8

eller has a genius for crafting

Hpop-rock ditties for film/TV

placement. Is there a new gotta-haveit

gadget in need of a song for its TV

spot?... How about Heller's "We're

Good Together," a playful, carefree

tune complete with handclaps—and

whistling! The song builds well and

her vocals sit perfectly in the mix.

Another catchy hook heralds the

confessional "I Am All These Things,"

whose cathedral chorus singalong is

undeniably infectious. "Breaking Free"

is a deeper, more direct tale of selfrealization.

Heller is a superior talent.

Scott James

Contact: judikerr@aol.com

Web: scottjamesmusic.com/presspage

Seeking: Film/TV

Style: Singer-Songwriter

Username: scott james

Westland

Contact: aaronabonus@gmail.com

Web: fb.com/westlandmusic

Seeking: Label, Film/TV, Booking

Style: Alt. Indie Pop

Username: westland

Production

8

Lyrics

8

Music

7

Vocals

9

Musicianship 7

toryteller, troubadour, coffeshop

Scaptain, young artist Scott James

takes the risk of recording with just

his voice and guitar (or piano), but

it pays off due to terrific tone and a

vocal gift that echoes Jeff Buckley.

Still, his stark, downcast, existential

material ("My Road," "Caves In") could

certainly benefit from fuller, fleshedout

instrumentation. Despite his

shortcomings (including a tendency to

rely on predictable, walking melodic

changes), James' talent and promise

are more than apparent. It'll be

interesting to hear him progress.

Production

8

Lyrics

7

Music

8

Vocals

8

Musicianship 8

ery well-produced power pop

Vcomes from this Boston-based

band fronted by Aaron Bonus.

Songs are familiar, but you've gotta

admire the level of craft exhibited

here. "Steady Now" is the band's

best outing, a well-shaped single

replete with vocal "Ooo's" that make

it a dead-ringer for film/TV. "Jack &

Coke" is a bit less engaging due to a

complex, meandering chorus and a

disappointing guitar solo. The balladlike

"Bleed" features a stately cello

section and sounds not unlike the

band Anberlin if they did ballads.

Everlyn

Contact: everlynband@hotmail.com

Web: soundcloud.com/everlynband

Seeking: Label, Bookijg, Mgmt, TV, Radio

Style: Rock/Alternative/Pop

Username: everlyn

Jakob22

Contact: deathchamberzmusic@gmail.com

Web: jakob22.com

Seeking: Booking

Style: Rap

Username: insomniamusic

Production

8

Lyrics

7

Music

7

Vocals

8

Musicianship 8

hough based in Spain, this

Tfemale-fronted guitar-driven band

have an altogether Anglo sound that

reminds us of Paramore. The band's

best is "Time to Change," which

packs a powerful chorus complete

with repeatedly descending "ohhhhs"

and spot-on drumming. The twitchy,

energetic "Dream" has a throwback

sound due to prominent vintagevibing

synths that really tear it up. The

hooky, melancholy sway of "Stars"

shows that singer Karol carries a tune

ably, though there is still room for her

to grow and learn to strut her stuff.

Production

7

Lyrics

7

Music

8

Vocals

8

Musicianship 8

T

oronto rapper Jakob22 understands

a good hook, and he

drops a nice one in the Tupac and

Atmosphere-influenced "Release Me"

where he teams with rapper Flex. A

female guest on "Make You Smile"

adds lightness to a heavy and dark

song whose lyrics dwell on struggle

and pain. Epic and large, with

dramatic church bells, the funereal

"In Your Dreams" deploys a creepy

organ and is carried by a unique

non-western beat. What's impressive

is how, on each track, this brooding

artist sticks to his signature style.

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NEW MUSIC CRITIQUES

Production

8

Lyrics

7

Music

7

Vocals

8

Musicianship 8

Thoughts In Reverse

Contact: shelly@metalworksmanagement.com

Web: fb.com/thoughtsinreverseband

Seeking: Label

Style: Progressive Metal

Username: thoughts in reverse

houghts In Reverse seamlessly

Tblend the blasting of metalcore with

the heaviest and slowest breakdowns

of early hardcore. Vocalist Magee

reminds us of early Misery Signals

while drummer Stuhler is tenacious.

"Keep it Wolf" showcases more metal

with tough-guy chants… hell, even

the breakdown has a breakdown.

"Mentality" adds more melody and a

higher screaming cameo. What stands

out is TIR's determined heaviness,

even when the guitars call for a clean

chorus (with the exception of "Dead

Poet")—which may grow to be their

calling card. Keep working, guys.

Production

7

Lyrics

7

Music

8

Vocals

8

Musicianship 8

One Day Steady

Contact: onedaysteady@gmail.com

Web: reverbnation.com/onedaysteady

Seeking: Label, Booking, Film/TV, Agent

Style: Alt. Rock

Username: onedaysteady@gmail.com

T

here's good material and loads of

happy energy here (the drummer

impresses) but it all needs more help

from the production. The upbeat,

organic, earnest "Dave's Song" is

promising but the chorus doesn't

get the push it needs. The drummer

is again the MVP on "Shine," which

takes too long to get to its chorus.

"Break Break," however, is a funny

song that morphs into a drunken

frat-party singalong. Its only shortfall

is the tentative guitar of singer Ryan

Peters. Hire a gifted soloist, guys, and

let Peters command the mic.

Neverwonder

Contact: dougdeutschpr@gmail.com

Web: neverwonder.com

Seeking: Label, Booking, Film/TV, Tour

Support, Product Placement

Style: Modern Rock

Username: neverwonderband

Campaigning for Zeros

Contact: campaigningforzeros@gmail.com

Web: campaigningforzeros.com

Seeking: Booking

Style: Alternative

Username: Campaigning for Zeros

Production

7

Lyrics

7

Music

7

Vocals

9

Musicianship 7

straightahead rock quintet features

A new lead singer Alima Soul and

proves they made the right choice—

the girl can really belt it on both lead

and backups. The soulful ballad

"Spinning" brings impressive vocal

energy and varied percussion. "Help

Me," however, needs more power in the

chorus. "Let It Out" presents a funky

rhythm vibe a la Red Hot Chili Peppers.

The band's overall attack yields solid

results, but for this material to stand

out, these overly contained pocket

players really need to step up and

make something happen.

Production

6

Lyrics

7

Music

7

Vocals

8

Musicianship 7

n extremely '90s punk sensibility

Ableeds from these basement-style

recordings from Campaigning for

Zeros, as in the Green Day influenced

"Sour Glass." The low-fi sensibility

does the band little favors, though, as

their instruments, especally drums,

lack power. "Multiple Attempts, Still

Nothing" has a nice doubling effect in

the chorus, but the track sounds as if

the bassist did the mix. Eric Taylor's

angsty lead vocals provide a proper

edge to the proceedings, and if the

band were to get into a good studio,

this project would benefit greatly.

Production

7

Lyrics

7

Music

7

Vocals

7

Musicianship 7

Dead Legend

Contact: deadlegendband@gmail.com

Web: http://deadlegend.net

Seeking: Label, Booking Agent, Film/TV,

Distribution, Management

Style: Hard Rock

Username: deadlegend

ith one boot firmly in the past

W(early '90s), Dead Legend deliver

grungy, straightforward rock that's

relatable due mainly to its familiarity.

"Numbers Down" shows Nico Johns'

firm grip on the mic and his Axl Roseon-ritalin

stance. "In America" is a

heartfelt slice of love for the homeland

whose guitar solo from Otis Paul Smith

succeeds despite a squall of cymbals.

An all-out riff-rocker, "Searching"

suffers from the same affliction as the

rest—a persisently muddy organ in

need of EQing. We suggest using the

organ only on the choruses.

Production

7

Lyrics

7

Music

7

Vocals

7

Musicianship 7

Shamiah Trenae

Contact: mmusic4u@gmail.com

Web: soundcloud.com/shamiah-trenae

Seeking: Label, Distribution

Style: Pop/R&B

Username: shamiah trenae

ennessee-based R&B/pop artist

TTrenae is unable to convince us

she's a viable R&B performer with

her sexy/sultry "Love" and "Nothing

Like This." Both are handicapped by

sub-par production, including Autotune

and vocal compression. Though

her voice is competent she never

attempts to really catch fire, seeming

content to blend in. With its K-pop

groove "You Can't Tell Me Nothing" is

the artist's most commercially viable

work, a good showcase for her as a

dance/pop act, something for which

she seems much better suited.

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LIVE REVIEWS

Liberation Day

O’Brien’s Pub

Allston, MA

Contact: liberationday@live.com

Web: http://liberationday.org

The Players: Chris Kenneally, vocals, guitar;

Chris Tatoyian, guitar; Becca Frank, synth; Jeff

Harrington, drums; Joe Morency, bass.

Username: Liberation_Day

Material: Despite declaring themselves a postpunk

/ indie project, Manchester, NH’s Liberation

Day inhabit a unique space that distinguishes

their sound from those sagging genres. While

rhythmic and fun, the group's foreboding bass

and squealing guitar interjections infuse their

style with an ominous sheen that’s as sinister as

it is exuberant, making them something like the

ideal party soundtrack to the end of the world or

an apocalyptic miasma that makes you want to

dance.

Musicianship: Weaving a dreaded tapestry

of toe-tapping fizz around an emotional

center of fatalistic romanticism, the five-piece

effortlessly stitch their sound into a sumptuous

whole. Harrington’s drums grant this group

a marvelously full-bodied sound, but it’s

Morency’s bass that satisfies one’s soul. One

could question whether Frank’s synth remains

necessary, but guitarist Tatoyian tantalizingly

spices their flavor with experimental feedback.

Performance: Vocalist Kenneally exuded

a delectable stage presence, comfortably

introducing songs before punctuating their

execution with a true entertainer’s expression.

The others, for the most part, didn’t radiate

the same élan, instead maintaining a distant

Liberation Day: An apocalyptic miasma that makes you want to dance.

separation that, one might argue, actually fit

better with their tragic musical persona. Things

intensified toward the conclusion of their under

35-minute set when the frontman amped up his

physicality, playfully bumping into his partners

before hurling himself off stage. Harrington

placed the evening’s final exclamation point when

he dispassionately wrecked his drum set.

Summary: An enormously entertaining effort,

Liberation Day strike a harmonious balance

between anarchic pessimism and romantic

pop. Their greatest weakness remains a lack

of memorable hooks, a fault they seem aware

of as they reserved their catchiest tune for

their ultimate sendoff. There’s work yet to be

done before they stand above the rest, but this

group conjured an outstanding foundation upon

which they’ll inevitably build. It’s invigorating to

contemplate where Liberation Day travel once

they’ve plundered their core.

——Andy Kaufmann

!"#$%&!'()!""

Caro Emerald

El Rey Theatre

Los Angeles, CA

Contact: elutz@shorefire.com

Web: http://caroemerald.com

The Players: Caro Emerald, vocals.

Username: caro emerald

Material: To categorize Dutch singer Caro

Emerald under a single genre would only be

cramping her style. Indeed she is a trained

jazz vocalist, but her material is a multifaceted

masterpiece colored with Latin, funk, pop and

big band influences. Supporting herself with an

eight-piece band, including a brass section and

a scratch DJ, Emerald delivers a retro feel with

modern appeal. With catchy tunes like “Back

It Up,” a Dutch chart-topper for over 21 weeks,

and “A Night Like This,” the singer marries the

right amount of classic period characteristics

with cultural flavors to allure listeners from all

walks of life.

Musicianship: From her vocal strength to

her shining personality, Emerald is close to

flawless, making the fact that she is classically

trained no surprise. Despite rare moments of

her vocals burrowing beneath the band’s big

sound, which is easily fixed with slight changes

to the mic levels, Emerald is able to sing her

emotions through facial expressions and body

language alone, allowing the fleeting moments

of drowned vocals to go unnoticed.

Overall, Emerald and each of the eight

Caro Emerald: Multifaceted masterpieces colored with Latin, funk, pop and big band influences.

members of the band know how to put on a

show.

Performance: Just as the packed venue

began to grow antsy, the curtains parted and

the band broke into an upbeat jam session,

introducing the headliner with a creative DJ

triggered narrative. Shortly after, Emerald took

the stage with an intoxicating smile that quickly

settled the impatient bustle. Within 30 seconds

of “You Don’t Love Me,” the fans were high

on excitement, singing every lyric. Although

this was their first show in the US, Emerald

and her band owned the stage as if they had

been there before. The ecstatic singer glowed

with a genuine confidence. She showed much

appreciation for her fans, as well as her band,

as she shared the spotlight with class, giving

each musician a chance to show off.

Summary: Caro Emerald is a bona fide

entertainer, and with her immense success

overseas it is only a matter of time before she

makes her mark in the US. The singer’s soulful

style and culturally diverse material is sure to

find an audience. ——Allegra Azzopardi

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LIVE REVIEWS

Jimmy Binks and the

Shakehorns

Mandala2

Kichijoji, Tokyo, Japan

Contact: info@jimmybinksandtheshakehorns.com

Web: http://jimmybinksandtheshakehorns.com

The Players: Sam Berry, lead vocals, guitar;

Julian Peters, guitar, vocals; Yuuki Shiroma,

bass; Tim Marchand, percussion, sax, vocals;

Darren Scaife, drums; Jonathan Bojarzin,

mandolin, lap steel, harmonica, cowbell.

Username: jimmybinks

Material: Jimmy Binks and the Shakehorns

provide crowd-pleasing original material and

intelligently chosen covers, which they make

their own. Originals blend bluegrass, old-school

country, roots and Irish folk. Apart from the one

classic rock cover, their borrowed repertoire is

exclusively Urban music. The effect being more

infectious than comedic, pogoing breaks out

during raucous covers of Outkast’s “Hey Ya,” and

Coolio’s “Gangster’s Paradise,” which they offer

as an encore. Standout originals include the

bluegrass-flavored “Half the Time,” and “Such a

Smile,” the latter earning a song placement in

NBC ’s The New Normal.

Jimmy Binks and the Shakehorns: Bluegrass, roots and Irish folk originals blended with urban covers.

Musicianship: Sam Berry delivers his storytelling

vocals like Boxcar Willie, while performing

rhythm guitar on his Martin. Julian Peters brings

Chet Akins-like leads and bluegrass picking on

his own Martin, and contributes equally professional

vocals. Yuuki Shiroma plucks bass lines

with the feel of a jug or an upright, and drummer

Darren Scaife wields his brushes masterfully,

seamlessly transitioning the band from genre to

genre. Tim Marchand switches between percussion

and saxophone with ease, and provides

competent backing vocals as well. Guest musician

Jonathan Bojarzin proves his worth as one

of Tokyo's finest multi-instrumentalists, fleshing

out the songs on mandolin, lap steel, harmonica

and cowbell.

Performance: Lead vocalist Sam Berry

greeted the crowd warmly, receiving playfully

hostile responses like those of a British pub

crowd. After the third song, Berry announced

that they had to strip a bit, because they were

going to speed things up. Cheers erupted

as the audience noticed that the band were

wearing brand new Jimmy Binks t-shirts as

undershirts. Humor, being an essential part of

their lyrics, was also used effectively between

songs. “While you’re on your way to the toilet,

you can buy our CD” and, “This next song is

about murder, not that I think murder is funny,”

being two of the best lines of the night. Having

six musicians on a small stage didn't allow

the band to run around, but the audience was

given more than its money’s worth in the form

of tasteful jamming and solos worthy of Tom T.

Hall's backing band.

Summary: Jimmy Binks and the Shakehorns

are a crowd-pleasing country band who have

found their sound as well as their audience. The

main point holding them back may be choosing

venues that limit their movement too much.

With better PR and management, this band

could vie for success on an international scale.

Very inspiring, both to watch and to listen to,

Jimmy Binks and the Shakehorns are definitely

worth keeping track of in the next few years.

——Laurier Tiernan

!"#$"#%&!'()(

Louise Goffin

The Hotel Cafe

Hollywood, CA

Contact: nicole@Lafamos.com

Web: http://louisegoffin.com

The Players: Louise Goffin, lead vocalist, multiinstrumentalist;

Craig MacIntyre, drums; Bob

Glaub, bass; Billy Harvey, vocals, guitarist; Lee

Curreri, piano, keyboard.

Username: Louise Goffin

Material: Louise Goffin is the daughter of Gerry

Goffin and Carole King and you can expect

to hear their influence in her music. Songs of

friendships, farewells and personal evaluations

are exemplified by “Archives” and “Two

Different Movies.” Cheap hotel rooms, lonely

train cars and long stretches of empty road tells

a story which Goffin explained is, “picked up on

the highway of life.”

Musicianship: Tension and tempo are central

to the work; stark with only vocal and instrument

for the first verse, then building with the full

band to a crescendo. Goffin continually adjusts

sound levels for the variety of instruments and

styles.

It would be nice to see an actual horn section

rather than synth for the mod pop opener,

“Dance (With The One Who Brought You)” and

the artificial Hammond organ is excessively in

the mix on “New Year’s Day.” MacIntyre adds

subtle cymbals with soft mallets and good oldfashioned

kick thumping to work up the crowd

Louise Goffin: Grammy-nominated producer performing with soft elegance.

for the country jams. Glaub steals the show,

locking in his bass lines with his pumping Mesa

Boogie amp.

Performance: Goffin and Harvey traded lead

vocals to spotlight two originals by Harvey, which

added an Americana flair to the set as Goffin

took to banjo. The show stealer was “Clicking

To The Next Slide,” which she explained was

a reference to View-Master toys used as a

metaphor for childhood perceptions of time.

The song was stylistically comparable to Lenny

Kravitz or Jason Yudoff. The banter between

songs was fun; that heavyweight contender

banjo took a pit fall not once but twice, becoming

a character in the show as Goffin explained, “A

good instrument is like a good relationship.”

Summary: The hot feature of Louise Goffin’s set

is “New Year’s Day,” a selection from Goffin’s

first Grammy-nominated album A Holiday

Carole which she produced for Carole King. The

songwriter was dared to play this piano-based

song on guitar and did so with a soft elegance

that held her audience breathless. She excels

at this ability, resonating with her audience as

much as the music’s sustain.

——Brooke Trout

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LIVE REVIEWS

People Under the Stairs

El Rey Theatre

Los Angeles, CA

Contact: nik@ballinpr.com, 323-334-6917

Web: http://pl70.net/artists/people-underthe-stairs

The Players: Thes One, Double K.

Username: People Under the Stairs

Material: People Under the Stairs (P.U.T.S.)

combine ingredients of hip-hop, rock, disco, funk

and soul into one pot to serve listeners a dosage

of reality straight from the city of Los Angeles.

Think Run-DMC meets the Beastie Boys with a

touch of Steely Dan. Songs such as “Can’t Hold

It Back” profess their love for hip-hop and for their

fans over a smooth, jazzy instrumental, while

“Time Bandit” uses more guitar, cymbals and hihats,

placing P.U.T.S. in position to showcase their

dominant verbal charisma. Classic favorites like

“San Francisco Knights” are guaranteed to have

everyone in attendance in a relaxed, groovy mood.

The music converges on feel-good topics as

well as current events, confirming that P.U.T.S.

are the go-to Los Angeles ambassadors of

underground hip-hop.

Musicianship: P.U.T.S.’ unique chemistry and

shared ability to utilize every live instrument in

their set confirms the duo's musical prowess.

Thes One is dedicated to proficient production—

see “We Got It”—which allows him and Double K

to musically shine over two turntables and a mic.

Performance: This group know when and how

to complement each other during a performance.

Their stage energy electrifies and is nothing less

than innovative and exciting.

People Under the Stairs: Los Angeles ambassadors of underground hip-hop.

They demonstrated carefree crowd participation—Thes

One even took someone’s beer

in the front row and drank from it. Double K

followed suit by talking to the crowd between

songs, touching on the Sandy Hook massacre.

They looked like they were having a sincere,

intimate time not only with each other, but also

with everyone in attendance.

The set closed with P.U.T.S. performing the

first song they ever made together. Plus, Double

K brought out his mom, sister and brother and

close friends to continue the send-off.

Summary: People Under the Stairs are indie

hip-hop veterans who have never really cared to

change over into the mainstream. They understand

the underground is where they continue

to excel. Double K said it best: “We’ve traveled

to six continents and make six figures a year.”

These guys are role models with a live show

performance that is truly unparalleled. One can

only imagine how spectacular their live sets will

be from here on out.

——Adam Seyum

!"!#$%&'(#

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LIVE REVIEWS

Kawehi

Bar Lubitsch

West Hollywood, CA

Contact: ihewak@mac.com

Web: http://kawehi.com

The Players: Kawehi, toy piano, vocals

Username: Kawehi

Material: Kawehi delivers a sound that we’ve

heard before, but one that is created in an

unconventional way. She is a one-woman a

cappella group, complete with beat boxing and

effected bass lines that help fill and texture the

sound. This is possible with the assistance of

a looper pedal used to stack harmonies and

instrumentations—making her voice as the only

instrument needed.

Musicianship: Her vocal tone has a nice

airy quality that creates a well-blended sound;

something that is imperative when making

music solely with one’s voice. Kawehi begins

every song by laying down its beat and multiple

musical lines. Her knowledge of these different

lines is impressive and it truly sets her apart from

other singer-songwriters who bring only guitar

and vocals to the table.

Performance: Kawehi has utilized Kickstarter

to fund three EP's to date and the songs she

performed were a part of those projects. For top

donors, Kawehi has written songs on the topics

of their choosing, allowing for diverse lyrics,

which she partners with satisfying hooks and

catchy melodies that are reminiscent of much

current pop. She made the toy piano she played

on her mash-up of “Tainted Love” and “Where

Did Our Love Go” sound anything but childlike.

Paula Cole

City Winery

New York, NY

Contact: monica@thinkpress.net

Web: http://paulacole.com

The Players: Paula Cole, vocals, piano;

Mark Erelli, guitar, vocals.

Username: paula@paulacole.com

Material: “I am so ordinary” sings Paula Cole;

in a song from her first album Harbinger,

reflecting on the pain and disappointment of

being the back-up girlfriend. But rest assured,

there is nothing ordinary about Paula Cole.

An established Grammy-winning songwriter

and performer for the past two decades, Cole

continues to wow audiences with her live

show and profound take on life and on love.

Her sound is contemporary but there is also

a connection to iconic women songwriters of

the ‘70s like Joni Mitchell who are adept at

writing deeply personal songs while turning

them into hits. “I Don’t Want to Wait,” written for

her grandfather (and also the theme song for

Dawson’s Creek) is so musically memorable

most everyone in the room can hum the

instrumental intro—which she encourages the

audience to do. Cole also introduces the brand

new song, “Eloise,” which will be the title track

on her forthcoming April release, Raven.

Musicianship: Her warm, dark voice is

drenched in emotion and Cole knows exactly

how to get the most out of it alternating from

explosive and full-voiced to hushed and breathy

during more tender moments. Her piano work is

highly musical and a true reflection of how the

songs were created. Joined by guitarist-singer

Kawehi: A one-woman a cappella group, complete with beat boxing and effected bass lines.

Songs like “Lucy” showcased her ability to write

memorable melodies. “Neda” highlighted lyrical

expertise that is often forgotten about amid pop

music’s lightness. While it was difficult to get to

know Kawehi as an artist in her four-song set, she

added the right amount of stage presences and

(much needed) focus to the performance.

Summary: Kawehi's brings intelligence to the

singer-songwriter genre. Her direct funding and

creating technique allows for interesting songs

Paula Cole: Grammy-winning songwriter with a warm, dark voice drenched in emotion.

Mark Erelli, (an accomplished artist in his own

right) they create a vocal blend that elevates the

performance to an even higher plane.

Performance: Following a chronological

timeline of sorts, Cole began with songs

from Harbinger which she connected to her

“formative” years in New York City. From

there she moved on to “I Believe in Love” from

Amen which became a hit as a dance re-mix.

She saved the biggest hits for the latter part

of the set. “I Don’t Want to Wait” followed by

“Where Have All the Cowboys Gone,” her

unique tongue-in-cheek take on male-female

relationships while poking fun at gender

stereotypes. She closed the show with a striking

that are more substantial than a lot of produced

pop. The danger of using a loop pedal is that if

one note is even the slightest bit sharp or flat a

musician’s only options are to start over or have

the entire vocal instrumentation sound dissonant

(and not in a nice way). Tightening up her pitch

and providing the audience with longer set lists

will allow Kawehi’s performances to showcase

the unique artist she promises to be.

——Karen Emmert

version of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” complete with

beat box solo. The taut and well-planned set left

audience members wanting more, but certainly

offered plenty of the Paula Cole experience.

Summary: Paula Cole is an outstanding and

committed performer who immerses herself so

completely in every song that you are instantly

drawn into her vortex. She continues to write

new material while keeping her earlier work

very much alive. Shedding undue pressures

that a major label puts on artists these days,

Cole is breaking free from that arrangement

and doing it her way with a loyal fan base

behind her.

——Ellen Woloshin

ELLEN WOLOSHIN KAREN EMMERT

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Music Connection’s exclusive, national directory of managers and booking agents will allow you to reach out

to the firms of your choice. All data is updated with information supplied by the listees.

MANAGERS

4 STAR ENTERTAINMENT

New York, NY

E-mail: toddfrank@nyc.rr.com

Web: www.4starent.com

Contact: Todd Frank

Styles: Pop, Rock, Oldies

Clients: Mo’Nique, Cedric The

Entertainer, Isaiah Washington,

Yolanda Adams, the Trammps,

Mary Mary

*No unsolicited material

5B ARTIST MANAGEMENT

1755 Broadway, 3rd fl.

New York, NY 10019

212-445-3500

E-mail: info@5bam.com

Web: 5bam.com

Styles: Metal, Rock, Alt.

*No unsolicited material

Additional location:

1605 Pacific Ave.

Venice, CA 90291

310-865-4808

AAM

7 W. 22nd St., 4th Fl.

New York, NY 10010

212-924-2929

E-mail: matthew@aaminc.com

Web: www.aaminc.com

Contact: Matthew Clayman

Styles: Alt., Rock, Pop, Indie

Clients: Call for roster

*No unsolicited material, represents

producers only

ABBA-TUDE ENTERTAINMENT

311 N. Robertson Ave., Ste. 505

Beverly Hills, CA 90211

818-991-7399

E-mail: kingabba@aol.com

Contact: Mark “Abba” Abbattista

Styles: All

Services: Personal management,

legal

*Accepts unsolicited material

A.C. ENTERTAINMENT

52 Carmine St., Ste.12

New York, NY 10014

212-741-3083 Fax 212-924-0333

E-mail: brains@ix.netcom.com

Web: www.badbrains.com

Contact: Anthony Countey

Styles: Punk, hip-hop, alt., rock

Clients: Bad Brains, Dufus, “Dr.

Know” aka Gary Miller, Darryl

Jenifer (producer), Blakvova

*Accepts unsolicited material, but

not seeking new clients

AFRICAN MUSIC SOURCE

2519 Nason Ave.

El Cerrito, CA 94530

510-778-1885

E-mail: kaokulolo@aol.com

Web: www.africanmusicsource.com

Contact: Baba Ken Okulolo

Styles: African

Clients: Baba Ken & Kotoja, Baba

Ken & Afro-Groove Connection,

West African Highlife Band,

Baba Ken Okulolo & the Nigerian

Brothers

*Accepts unsolicited material

AIC ENTERTAINMENT

321 High School Rd. N.E. Ste. D3,

PMB 210

Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

206-781-3956 Fax 206-781-3957

E-mail: info@aicentertainment.com

Web: www.aicentertainment.com

Contact: Amanda Case

Styles: S/S, folk, pop, rock,

americana, jazz, world

Clients: Ian Moore, Two Loons For

Tea, Spottiswoode & His Enemies,

Modeste, Joel Dilley, Bett Butler,

Swati, Bronwen Exter, Don DiLego,

David Berkeley, Jamie Hutchings,

Sophie Hutchings, Beautiful Small

Machines.

*Accepts unsolicited material, call

or email first

AL BUNETTA MANAGEMENT

33 Music Sq. W, Ste. 102-B

Nashville, TN 37203

800-521-2112 Fax 615-742-1360

E-mail: jon@ohboy.com

Web: www.ohboy.com

Styles: folk, bluegrass

Clients: John Prine, Kris

Kristofferson

*No unsolicited material

ALLURE MEDIA

ENTERTAINMENT

34 E. Germantown Pike, Ste. 112

Norristown, PA 19401

215-601-1499

Web: www.allureartists.com

Styles: rock, alt. rock, pop, adult

rock, r&b, hip-hop

Clients: Sleeper Cell, Maddam Ink,

Slik Helvetika, XDao, DJ Miguel,

Kara Reynolds, Tim Laigaie,

Stealing Love Jones, Thoroughfare,

Gallucio, The Wonder Years, Greg

Howe, Uncle Plum, Darryl Ray

Band, Flux Capacitor, Coolooloosh,

Tom Taylor, Brian Severn & Those

Victorious

*Accepts unsolicited material,

please follow submission guidelines

on web

AMERICAN ARTISTS

ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

29 Royal Palm Pointe, Ste. 5

Vero Beach, FL 32960

772-569-1040

E-mail: online@aaeg.com

Web: www.aaeg.com

Contact: Anthony Messina

Styles: pop, rock, R&B,

country, s/s

Clients: Jenny Galiardi, Mike

Guerriero, Lyrical Eye, Baha Men,

Frank Stallone, Jenny Galiardi

*Accepts unsolicited material, but

not seeking new clients

Additional locations:

Hal Kaye

Artist Representative

646-719-9874

New York, NY 10021

Dick Kline

Artists Representative

Jeff Subaru Assoc.

Hollywood, CA 90068

ANGELICA ARTS &

ENTERTAINMENT

Nashville, TN

615-794-0485 Fax 615-591-1463

E-mail: mgmt@angelica.org

Web: www.angelica.org

Contact: Jules Delgado

Styles: ambient, lounge, new age,

pop, world, film/tv

Clients: Seay, Pat Thomi

*No unsolicited material

ARSLANIAN & ASSOCIATES

6671 Sunset Blvd., Ste. 1502

Hollywood, CA 90028

323-465-0533 Fax 323-465-9240

E-mail: oscar@discover

hollywood.com

Contact: Oscar Arslanian

Clients: Fabian, Chris Montez,

Kathy Young, Johnny Tillotson,

Merrilee Rush, Brian Hyland

Styles: Classic Rock

Services: personal management

*No unsolicited material

ARTIST IN MIND

14100 Dickens St., Ste. 1

Sherman Oaks, CA 91423-4236

818-906-8020 Fax 818-924-1000

E-mail: info@artistinmind.com

Contact: Doug Buttleman

Clients: Remy Zero, Sanders

Bohlke, Jeffrey Cain, the Verve

Pipe, Brian Vander Ark

Styles: rock, modern rock,

pop, adult

*No unsolicited material

ARTIST MANAGEMENT AND

CONSULTING

7135 Hollywood Blvd., Ste. 910

Los Angeles, CA 90046

E-mail: hollywoodterri@me.com

Web: www.thecompletemusician.com

Contact: Terri Tilton

Clients: Jimmy Stewart

Styles: latin, blues, R&B, pop,

rock, jazz

Services: Management, consulting

*E-mail before submitting

ARTIST MANAGEMENT GROUP

207 Crabapple Dr.

Baytown, TX 77520

713-263-7115

E-mail: recagle@montrose

records.net

Web: www.amgtexas.com

Contact: Richard Cagle

Styles: rock, blues, country, pop

Clients: Carolyn Wonderland,

Crash Comfort, Grey Eyed Athena,

Simpleton

*Accepts unsolicited material

ASQUARED MANAGEMENT

1316 Sherman Ave. #215

Evanston, IL 60201

847-424-2000

E-mail: awareinfo@awaremusic.com

Web: www.asquaredmgmt.com

Styles: S/S, acoustic, folk, rock

Clients: Mat Kearney, Brandi

Carlile, A Rocket To The Moon,

Mayday Parade, Cary Brothers,

Jason Lehning (Producer/Mixer),

Kristen May

*No unsolicited material

ASTI ARTIST MANAGEMENT,

LLC

212-529-6400, 212-529-9315

E-mail: kristi@astientertainment.com

Contact: Kristi Clifford

Styles: rap, hip-hop, pop, rock

Clients: Kid Capri, Styles P, Camp

Lo, Peter Rose, Republic of Loose,

Technician the DJ, DJ K2 (aka

Kellen Winslow, Jr.)

*No unsolicited material

AZOFF MUSIC MANAGEMENT

1100 Glendon Ave., Ste. 2000

Los Angeles, CA 90024

310-209-3100

Styles: All

*No unsolicited material

ELLEN AZORIN, MANAGER,

PEDRO GIRAUDO JAZZ

ORCHESTRA

157 W. 79th St., Ste. 4A

New York, NY 10024

212-724-2400

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Styles: Jazz

Client: Pedro Giraudo Jazz

Orchestra

*Accepts unsolicted material

BACKSTAGE ENTERTAINMENT

5018 Franklin Pike

Nashville, TN 37220

310-325-9997

E-mail: staff@backstage

entertainment.net

Web: www.backstage

entertainment.net

Contact: Paul Loggins, John

Stevens, Laurent Stoeckli

Styles: All

Services: full-service radio

promotion, publicity & PR, radio

programming/consulting, personal

management, entertainment

consulting/marketing

*Accepts unsolicited material

BANDGURU MANAGEMENT

P.O. Box 11192

Denver, CO 80211

303-477-6987 Fax 303-561-1496

Web: bandguru.com

E-mail: mark@bandguru.com

Contact: Mark Bliesener

Styles: All Styles

Clients: The Third Degree, Baxter

Black, Ronny cox, Highway 101,

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

*No unsolicited material

BBA MANAGEMENT & BOOKING

12400 Hwy. 71 W., Ste. 350-177

Austin, TX 78738

512-477-7777

E-mail: info@bbabooking.com

Web: www.bbabooking.com

Contact: Laura Mordecai

Styles: rock, jazz

Clients: Matt Wilson, Robert ‘Beto’

Skiles, Beto and the Fairlanes

Services: specializes in placing

musicians for recording sessions &

back up for touring acts, must read

sheet music

*No unsolicited material

BEAR CREEK PRODUCER

MANAGEMENT

6313 Maltby Rd.

Woodinville, WA 98072

425-481-4100 Fax 425-486-2718

E-mail: mannyhadlock@hotmail.com

Web: www.bearcreekstudio.com

Contact: Manny Hadlock

Styles: intelligent rock, indie rock,

rock nervous, folk, renaissance,

rock, jazz

Clients: Gordon Raphael, Ryan

Hadlock, Holy Ghost Revival, Sony

Records, Sub Pop, Vertigo, Warner,

Transgressive

*No unsolicited material

BEDLAM MUSIC MANAGEMENT

550 Queen St. E. Ste. 310

Toronto, ON M5A 1V2

416-585-7885 Fax 905-248-3195

E-mail: info@bedlammusicmgt.

com

Web: www.bedlammusicmgt.com

Clients: Alexisonfire, Chains of

Love, City and Colour, Dinosaur

Bones, Doldlrums, Moneen,

Monster Truck, The Sheepdogs

BIG HASSLE MANAGEMENT

244 E. Durham St.

Philadelphia, PA 19119

917-670-6023 Cell 215-248-2064

E-mail: maska@bighassle.com

Contact: Michael Maska

Styles: alt., indie, rock, pop

Clients: Joe Jackson, Jennifer

Clarke

*Accepts unsolicited material

BIG NOISE

11 S Angell St., Ste. 336

Providence, RI 02906

401-274-4770

E-mail: algomes@bignoisenow.com

Web: www.bignoisenow.com

Contact: Al Gomes

Styles: pop, rock, R&B, metal,

jazz, acoustic, blues, punk, techno

Clients: Christina Aguilera,

Katharine McPhee, Alice Cooper,

Little Anthony & the Imperials, Jay

Geils, Jim Brickman, Melba Moore

*Accepts unsolicited material -

please call or e-mail first.

BITCHIN ENTERTAINMENT

1750 Collard Valley Rd.

Cedartown, GA 30125

678-901-0162

E-mail: ty@bitchinentertainment.com

Web: www.bitchinentertainment.com

Styles: rock, pop, hip-hop,

americana, country, R&B, jazz,

punk, metal, rap, folk, s/s

Clients: Karma, State Of Man,

Blasternaut, Niki Barr, Baby

Strange, Matt O’Ree, One Day Left,

Josh Roy Brown, Donal Hinely,

SUN, Gentry Morris, Lost Tricks,

Jon Robert, Lost Tricks

*Accepts unsolicited material

BLACK DOT MANAGEMENT

6820 La Tijera Blvd., Ste. 117

Los Angeles, CA 90045

310-568-9091 Fax 323-777-8169

E-mail: info@blkdot.com

Web: www.blkdot.com

Contact: Raymond A. Shields, Pat

Shields

Clients: producers, engineers,

marketing, production

Styles: R&B, jazz, urban adult

contemporary

Services: personal management,

marketing

*No unsolicited material

BLACK ROSE

409 Rte. 112

Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

631-509-0449

E-mail: admin@blackrose

productions.com

Web: www.blackrosemusicpub.com

Styles: jazz, rock, R&B, gospel,

hip-hop, country, blues, pop

Clients: Conan Horn Section,

Black Rose Band, Organic Sound

Project, Chris Patti of Modern

Voices, IndiMusicTV, John

Pandalfo, Roger Evans, Tito Batista

featured on vocals with Conan

Horn Section and Black Rose Band

*No unsolicited material

Additional location:

15 Gloria Ln.

Fairfield, NJ 07004

631-367-8544, 973-575-7460

BLAST! MANAGEMENT

Los Angeles, CA

323-857-7299

E-mail: blastmusic1@yahoo.com

Web: www.blastmanagement.com

Styles: record producers, mixers,

songwriters, film/tv composers

BLISS ARTIST MANAGEMENT

P.O. Box 5011

Laurel, MD 20726

888-608-5936

E-mail: bliss51@onebox.com

Web: www.blissartistmgt.com

Contact: Jennifer M

Styles: urban, gospel, rock, blues,

jazz, hip-hop

Clients: DJ Sir Jamm, NexXzit

Band, Tabbo and Tox Burner

*Please view website for

submission policy

BOB BENJAMIN MANAGEMENT

201 S. 2nd Ave., Ste. 22

Highland Park, NJ 08904

732-249-3911 Fax 732-249-3715

E-mail: njbob113@aol.com

Contact: Bob Benjamin

Styles: Rock

Clients: Joe Grushecky, Joe

D’Urso, Dawne Alynne

*No unsolicited material

BORMAN ENTERTAINMENT

1250 Sixth St., Ste. 401

Santa Monica, CA 90401

310-656-3150 Fax 310-656-3160

Contact: Gary Borman

Clients: Keith Urban, Lady

Antebellum, Alison Krauss,

Michael Franti

Styles: All

Services: Personal management

*No unsolicited material

BRENT MUSIC MANAGEMENT

(submission address)

14431 Ventura Blvd., #306

Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

818-535-6696

Contact: Bobby Brent, Elysia Skye

Styles: All styles - always looking

for outstanding songs

Services: Personal management,

contract negotiations, deal

shopping, consulting, music and

video productions

*Accepts unsolicited material

call first

*Not accepting rap or hip-hop at

this time

BRICK WALL MANAGEMENT

39 W. 32nd St., Ste. 1403

New York, NY 10001

212-501-0748 Fax 212-268-3544

E-mail: bwmgmt@brickwallmgmt.com

Web: www.brickwallmgmt.com

Contact: Michael Solomon &

Rishon Blumberg

Styles: pop, rock, country, singersongwriter

Clients: Charlie Mars, Cherry

Poppin’ Daddies, The Clarks,

Josh Franer, Lonesome Animals,

Marshall Altman, The Spring

Standards, William Fitsimmons

*No unsolicited material

BRILLIANT PRODUCTIONS

Decatur, GA 30030

404-373-2299

E-mail: npegel@mindspring.com

Web: www.brilliant-productions.com

Contact: Nancy Lewis-Pegel

Styles: roots, rock, jam,

americana, blues

Clients: Webb Wilder, Geoff

Achison, Yonrico Scott, Randall

Bramblett, David Gans, Peter Karp,

Sue Foley, Yonrico Scott Band

Services: A boutique agency

that gives personal attention to

musicians

*No unsolicited material

BROKAW COMPANY, THE

9255 Sunset Blvd., Ste. 804

Los Angeles, CA 90069

310-273-2060 Fax 310-276-4037

E-mail: brokawc@aol.com, db@

brokawcompany.com

Web: www.brokawcompany.com

Contact: David Brokaw, Joel

Brokaw, Sanford Brokaw

Styles: All

Services: Full service

*No unsolicited material

BULLETPROOF ARTIST

MANAGEMENT & BOOKING

241 Main St.

Easthampton, MA 01027

413-527-9393

E-mail: patty@bulletproofartists.com

Web: www.bulletproofartists.com

Contact: Patty Romanoff

Styles: folk, pop, rock, country

Clients: Nerissa & Katryna Nields

*No unsolicited material

BURGESS WORLD CO

P.O. Box 646

Mayo, MD 21106

410-798-7798

E-mail: rjb@burgessworldco.com

Web: www.burgessworldco.com

Contact: Richard James Burgess

Styles: rock, alt., singer songwriter,

blues, jazz

Clients: Jimmie’s Chicken Shack,

Ace Elijah, The Electrofied Blues

Band

*No unsolicited material

BUSYBOY PRODUCTIONS

3211 Webster Ave. S.

St. Louis Park, MN 55416

651-230-4362 612-454-7311

E-mail: info@busyboyproductions.com

Web: www.busyboyproductions.com

Contact: Jack Paar

Styles: rock, pop, country, alt.

Clients: Michelle Ella Reid,

Lorenzo, Lizzy Borden, White Lion,

Gin Blossoms, Anita Baker

*Accepts unsolicited material

CANTILLON

Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

310-734-6527, 310-734-6882

E-mail: info@cantillon.com

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Contact: Jimmy, Kevin, Kate,

Bjorn, Adam

Styles: rock, indie, alternative, pop,

country, funk, hip-hop, rap

Clients: E-mail for full roster

CAPITOL MANAGEMENT

GROUP

330 Franklin Rd.

Brentwood, TN 37027-3282

800-767-4984 (toll free)

615-321-0600

Fax 615-338-4497

E-mail: robertmetzgar@aol.com

Web: www.capitolmanagement.com

Contact: Robert Metzgar

Styles: pop, country, bluegrass,

gospel, ccm, Americana, rock,

jazz/R&B traditional

Clients: Jessica Alba, Gina

Carrano, Smokey River Boys,

Stampede, Bone Creek, Jessica

Hawthorn, Ali Shumate, Deep

River, Rebeccca Frederick, Andie

Blackwood, Heartland, Cher

Lynn Bragg, Tracy Lynn Cash,

Heartland, Larry Orrell, Ricky

Emanuel Brown, SONY/ATV

Songs LLC (BMI) Walt Disney

Music (ASCAP) Club Platinum

Music/UMG

*Accepts unsolicited material

CASE ENTERTAINMENT

GROUP, INC.

102 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Ste. 200

Colorado Springs, CO

719-632-0227, Fax 719-634-2274

E-mail: rac@crlr.net

Web: www.newpants.com,

www.oldpants.com

Contact: Robert Case

Clients: Silence, Lisa Bigwood,

C. Lee Clarke, Kathy Watson,

Todd Harris, Sherwen Greenwood,

Harley Krishna, Chad Steele,

James Becker, Stephanie

Aramburo, Rocky Shaw, John Ellis

Styles: pop, rock, country

Services: personal management,

record promotion

*No unsolicited material

CEC MANAGEMENT

130 West 29th St., 4th Fl.

New York, NY 10001

212-206-6765

E-mail: alan@cecmgmt.com

Contact: Alan Wolmark

Styles: pop, rock, alt., jazz

Clients: Ben Folds, Peter Murphy

*No unsolicited material

CELEBRITY ENTERPRISES

New Mexico

800-700-3898, 505-281-1149

Fax 505-281-7134

E-mail: lisa@ent123.com

Web: www.ent123.com

Contact: Lisa de Wolf

Styles: Big Band, Current

Broadway, Mainstream

Clients: The Pink Flamingos, The

3 Painters, Frank, Liza, Sammy-

The Ultimate Concert

*No unsolicited material

Additional locations:

Minneapolis, MN

888-746-2731, 952-935-0445

E-mail: gordy@pipelineartists.com

Contact: Gordy Singer

Las Vegas, NV

702-425-4220

E-mail: gaelan@ent123.com

Contact: Gaelan de Wolf

CHAPMAN MANAGEMENT

14011 Ventura Blvd. #405

Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

818-788-9577 Fax 818-788-9525

Web: http://chapman

management.com

E-mail: info@chapman

management.com

Styles: contemporary smooth jazz

Clients: Rick Braun, Richard Elliot,

Gerald Albright, Mindi Abair, David

Benoit, Jeff Golub, Euge Groove,

Jeff Lorber, Al Stewart, Peter White

*no unsolicited material

CLASS ACT PRODUCTIONS /

PETER KIMMEL’S MUSIC

CATALOG

P.O. Box 55252

Sherman Oaks, CA 91413-0252

818-980-1039 Fax 801-912-4533

E-mail: peter.kimmel@sbcglobal.net

Contact: Peter Kimmel

Styles: All

Services: Professional Music

Licensing; Personal Management

*Call for approval before sending

material

CLM MANAGEMENT

P.O. Box 1877,

Burbank, CA, 90517

E-mail: bandbiz@sbcglobal.net.

Styles: All

Services: personal management,

management consultations,

music production, video access,

and photo staging

*Accepts unsolicited material.

COAST TO COAST MUSIC,

ARTIST DEVELOPMENT,

BOOKING AND PROMOTION

P.O. Box 18334

Encino, CA 91416

818-376-1380

E-mail: ccmusicbooking@yahoo.com

Web: www.positivemusic

programs.com

Contact: Chris Fletcher

Clients: Harold Payne, Faith

Rivera, Gravity, LNE

Styles: All

Services: Management,

Promotions and Booking expert

*e-mail for permission to send your

materials

COLLIN ARTISTS

Pasadena, CA, CA 91104

323-467-4702

E-mail: collinartists@gmail.com

Web: www.collinartists.com

Contact: Barbara Collin, Robert

Sax, Goh Kurosawa

Clients: Mary Stallings, Carmen

Lundy, Charmaine Clamor, Thelma

Jones, Jackie Ryan, Annie Sellick,

Bonnie Bowden, Amber Weekes,

Kevin Mahogany, Andy Bey, Dori

Caymmi, Mon David, Sam Harris,

Mr. Z, Nat Adderley, Jr. Maiden

Voyage, Pete Escovedo, Susie

Hansen Latin Jazz Band, The

Impressions, Ray Bailey, The

Langston Huges Project

Styles: jazz, blues, world, Latin,

R&B, doo wop/classics and beyond

Services: Management, promotion,

consulting, booking, workshops

*No unsolicited material

COLUMBIA ARTIST

MANAGEMENT, LLC

1790 Broadway

New York, NY 10019

212-841-9500

E-mail: info@cami.com

Web: www.cami.com

Contact: Tim Fox

Styles: instrumental, classical,

jazz, world, celtic, vocalists

Services: one of the world’s largest

Classical music management firms

*Accepts unsolicited material

COOKMAN INTERNATIONAL

10627 Burbank Blvd.

N. Hollywood, CA 91601

818-763-1397

E-mail: info@cookman.com

Web: www.cookman.com

Contact: Tomas Cookman

Styles: Latin, alt., rock, pop

Clients: Fabulosos Cadillacs, Manu

Chao, Ozomatli, Mexican Institute of

Sound, Bostich & Fussible, Pacha

Massive, Tom Tom Club

*No unsolicited material

CORE ENTERTAINMENT

ORGANIZATION

14724 Ventura Blvd. Penthouse

Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

818-986-9680

E-mail: info@coreentertainment.biz

Web: www.coreentertainment.biz

Contact: Bill Siddons,Toni Profera

Clients: Jerry Cantrell, Alice

in Chains, Elayne Boosler, Fu

Manchu, KMFDM, Stabbing

Westward, Jonathan Butler, Pat

Benatar, Jackson Browne, David

Crosby, Crosby Stills & Nash,

Graham Nash, Van Morrison,

Robert Palmer, Poco, John

Klemmer, Sparks, the Doors

Styles: rock, pop, film/tv

Services: Personal management

*Accepts unsolicited material

CORNERSTONE MANAGEMENT

Los Angeles, CA

213-217-4500

E-mail: info@

cornerstonepromotion.com

Web: www.cornerstone

promotion.com

*No unsolicited material

Additional locations:

London

+44 208 962 1440

New York

71 W. 23rd St., 13 Fl.

New York, NY 10010

212-741-7100

COUNTDOWN ENTERTAINMENT

110 W. 26th St., 3rd Fl.

New York, NY 10001

212-645-3068

E-mail: lovie@countdown

entertainment.com

Web: www.

countdownentertainment.com

Contact: James Citkovic

Styles: urban, hip-hop, pop, rock,

country, alt., dance, club, DJ

*Accepts unsolicited material, see

site for submission details

COURTRIGHT MANAGEMENT INC.

201 E. 87th St., Ste. 20C

New York, NY 10128

212-410-9055

E-mail: CourtrightMgmt@gmail.com

Contact: Hernando Courtright

CREAMER MANAGEMENT

32 Oak Sq. Ave.

Brighton, MA 02135

617-783-6308 Cell 617-780-5295

E-mail: creamermgt@gmail.com

Contact: Michael Creamer

Styles: rock, alt., pop, s/s

Clients: Superdrag, Kim Taylor,

Todd Thibaud, Kay Hanley,

Oteil Burbridge, Letter To Cleo,

Cassavettes, John Davis

*Accepts unsolicited material

CROSS ROAD MANAGEMENT

45 W. 11th St., Ste. 7B

New York, NY 10011

212-807-1509 Fax 718-504-7899

E-mail: dkahn@

crossroadmanagement.com

Contact: Danny Kahn

Styles: Americana, pop, jazz, world

Clients: Rosanne Cash, Ben

Vaughn, The Jazz Passengers

*No unsolicited material

CRUSH MANAGEMENT

60-62 E. 11th St., 7th Fl.

New York, NY 10003

212-334-4446 Fax 212-334-0050

E-mail: info@crushmm.com

Web: www.crushmm.com

Styles: Rock, Pop, Indie,

Hip-Hop, S/S, Punk

Clients: Butch Walker, Fall Out

Boy, Panic at the Disco, Gym Class

Heroes, Cobra Starship, Black Cards,

Courtney Love/Hole, Fountains

of Wayne, Four Year Strong, Matt

Nathanson, New Politics, Panic! At

the Disco, Patrick Stump, SIA, Train,

Travie McCoy, Lolo

*No unsolicited material

CUERVO MANAGEMENT

4924 Balboa Blvd., Ste. 485

Encino, CA 91316

951-225-8804

E-mail: cuervomgt@yahoo.com

Contact: Javier Willis

Styles: all types of Latin

and world music

Clients: Sergio Arau, Cristian

Castro, Marisela, Forbidden

Saints, Agina Alvarez, Victor

Espinola, Pepe Aguilar (Booking-

USA)

CURTIS MANAGEMENT

1900 S. Corgiat Dr.

Seattle, WA 98108

800-724-8038, 206-447-1819

Fax 206-447-1848

E-mail: info@curtismanage.com

Contact: Kelly Curtis

Clients: Pearl Jam

DALE MORRIS & ASSOCIATES

MORRIS ARTIST MANAGEMENT

818 19th Ave. S.

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Nashville, TN 37203

615-327-3400

Web: www.dalemorrismgt.com

Contact: Tiffany Benken

Styles: Country

Clients: Kenny Chesney, Martina

McBride, Louise Mandrell, Big and

Rich, Blaine Larsen, Jake Owen,

Andy Gibson

*No unsolicited material

DAS COMMUNICATIONS

83 Riverside Dr.

New York, NY 10024

212-877-0400 Fax 212-595-0176

Styles: rock, pop, hip-hop

Clients: Black Eyed Peas, Fergie,

Jim Steinman, Carney, Spin

Doctors, Toby Gad, The Veronicas,

Taylor Momsen & The Pretty

Reckless, Jessica Jarell, Sean

Paul, Prince Royce, Katy Tiz,

The Lone Bellow, Connor Cruise,

MNDR

*No unsolicited material

DAVE KAPLAN MANAGEMENT

1126 S. Coast Hwy. 101

Encinitas, CA 92024

760-944-8800 Fax 760-944-7808

E-mail: scott@surfdog.com

Web: www.surfdog.com

Contact: Nola Schoder

Style: Rock

Clients: Brian Setzer, Stray Cats,

Dave Stewart, Glen Campbell,

Joss Stone, Gary Hoey, Dan Hicks,

Rusty Slightly Stoopid. Dan Hicks,

The Burning of Rome, Butthole

Surfers, Pato Banton, Richard

Cheese, Mom

*We accept all unsolicited materials

DAVID BENDETT ARTISTS

2431 Briarcrest Rd.

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

310-278-5657

Contact: David Bendett

Styles: rock, pop, bluegrass, jazz

Clients: Bela Fleck, John

Sebastian

*No unsolicited material

DAWN ELDER MANAGEMENT

303 Loma Alta Dr., Ste. 31

Santa Barbara, CA 93109

805-963-2415

Fax 805-965-4075

Global: 805-637-1178

E-mail: demgmt@aol.com

Web: www.demgmt.com

Contact: Dawn Elder

Styles: world, rock, pop, jazz,

roots, traditional, classical,

international, Central-South Asian

underground, Middle Eastern,

North African, Mediterranean

Clients: Souad Massi, Simon

Shaheen & Arab Orchestra,

Simon Shaheen & Near Eastern

Ensemble, Simon Shaheen &

Qantara, Bassam Saba, Kadim Al

Sahir, Cheb, Sabbah & 1002 Nights

and many more.

Services: specializing in Middle

Eastern, Central & South Asian,

North African, West African &

Mediterranean

*No unsolicited material

DCA PRODUCTIONS

676A 9th Ave., Ste. 252

New York, NY 10036

800-659-2063, 212-245-2063 Fax

609-259-8260

E-mail: info@dcaproductions.com

Web: www.dcaproductions.com

Contact: Daniel C. Abrahamsen

Styles: pop, folk, rock

Clients: Andjam Band, Backbeat

A Tribute, Alison Fraser, Fiesta,

Rockspolsion, Lisa Bouchelle,

Vladimir & Nadia Zaitsev, Acrobats

of Cirquetacular,

Services: variety performers,

comedians, musical performers,

theatre productions,

and producing live events

*Accepts unsolicited material

DEEP SOUTH ENTERTAINMENT

P.O. Box 17737

Raleigh, NC 27619

919-844-1515 Fax 919-847-5922

E-mail: info@deepsouth

entertainment.com

Web: www.deepsouth

entertainment.com

Contact: Steve Williams

Styles: pop, rock, alt., country,

Americana, AC, Christian

Clients: Marcy Playground, Vienna

Teng, Tres Chicas, Parmalee, I

Was Totally Destroying It, Young

Cardinals, Michael Sweet

*Accepts unsolicited material.

**Please NO CALLS

DEF RO INC.

33 Prospect St. Ste. 1R

Boomfield, NJ 07003

973-200-8247

E-mail: defroinc@msn.com

Web: www.members.tripod.

com/~sirRO/index.html

Contact: Ro Smith

Styles: R&B, Hip-Hop, Pop

Clients: Mary J. Blige

*Accepts unsolicited material—NO

CALLS

DENNY BRUCE MANAGEMENT

& PRODUCTIONS

Burbank, CA

E-mail: dbrucemgt@aol.com

Contact: Denny Bruce

Styles: veteran artists only

Services: personal management,

production, publishing, label

consultant

*No unsolicited material

DIRECT MANAGEMENT GROUP

947 N. La Cienega Blvd., Ste. G

Los Angeles, CA 90069

310-854-3535

E-mail: info@directmanagement.com

Web: www.directmanagement.com

Clients: The Go-Go’s, K.D. Lang,

Adam Lambert

Styles: All

Services: Personal management

*No unsolicited material

DONALD MILLER MANAGEMENT

12746 Kling St.

Studio City, CA 91604

818-506-8356 Fax 818-980-6888

Contact: Donald Miller

Clients: Jackson Browne, Joel

Rafael, Crosby, Stills & Nash (and

solo acts)

Styles: All

Services: Personal management

*No unsolicited material

DREAMCATCHER

ENTERTAINMENT

2910 Poston Ave.

Nashville, TN 37203

615-210-2270

E-mail: jmazza@

dreamcatchermgmt.com

Web: www.dreamcatchermgmt.com

Contact: Jim Mazza

Styles: Country

*No unsolicited material

EAST END MANAGEMENT

13721 Ventura Blvd., 2nd Fl.

Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

818-784-9002 Fax 818-784-9027

Contact: Tony Dimitriades

Styles: rock, pop

Clients: Billy Idol, Tom Petty & the

Heartbreakers, Regina Spektor

*No unsolicited material

EGM

1040 Mariposa St., Ste. 200

San Francisco, CA 94107

415-522-5292 Fax 415-522-5293

Contact: Eric Godtland

Styles: All Styles Of Rock

Clients: Denny Porter

* Accepts unsolicited material

ELEVATION GROUP

1408 Encinal Ave., Ste. A

Alameda, CA 94501

510-530-2600

E-mail: info@elevationgroup.net

Web: www.elevationgroup.net

Contact: Kent Sorrell

Clients: Aaron Neville, Funky

Meters, Neville Brothers, the New

Mastersounds, The Technicolors

Styles: All

Services: Personal management

*No unsolicited material

ELLIOT CAHN MANAGEMENT

1035 7th St.

Oakland, CA 94607

510-652-1615 Fax 510-550-2770

E-mail: cahnman@aol.com

Web: www.elliotcahn.com

Contact: Elliot Cahn

Clients: Goapele, Justin King

Styles: All styles

Services: Personal management

*No unsolicited material

EMCEE ARTIST MANAGEMENT

189 Franklin St., Ste. 294

New York, NY 10013212-925-6458

Fax 212-925-6482

E-mail: liz@emceeartist.com

Styles: Jazz, Rock, Blues

Clients: Medeski Martin & Wood,

The Wood Brothers, Piers Faccini,

John Medeski, Wicked Knee

*No unsolicited material

EMPIRE ARTIST MANAGEMENT

235 W. 23rd St., 6th Fl.

New York, NY 10011

212-343-9383 Fax 212-343-9429

E-mail: info@ultrarecords.com

Web: www.ultrarecords.com

Contact: Above & Beyond, Benny

Benassi, Bloody Beetroots,

Kaskade, Steve Aoki, Wolfgang

Gartner

Styles: Electronica, Club, Techno

*No unsolicited material

ENCOURAGEANAIRE.COM

1845 Lee Street

Hollywood, CA 33020

754-204-4758 cell/text

E-mail: encourageanaire@gmail.com

Web: www.Encourageanaire.com

Contact: “The Encourageanaire”

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Clients: West Coast: Mark

Samuel, Philip Herbst, Michael

Darby/I Have A Friend Who...

(michaeldarbyandsmile.tv), Johnny

Kim/Glamourocke Records & Films,

Mike Okri, Mike Shih/DJ ONE,

Bardi Rahimzadeh/TRUEHONOR.

com (Fashion Extreme Sports)

and EM3Productionz.com

(ASCAP). East Coast: Dave

Tough Productions (BMI), Day

the Untouchable (ASCAP), Dan

Norris (BMI), Jeremy Stewart,

Alfonso Fernandez (Film/

TV), Robert P. Wallman (Poet),

Nathan S. Davidson (Writer)/

Love At The End Of The Tunnel,

Mostiky, Jairzinho Grant/Royal

Thunder Records (BMI), Scott

E. Ebeling/SoulsofEternity.

com, Gracecafeandgalleries.

com-Dania Beach, Alex Grafton-

Singer Songwriter, JC The Lion of

Judah, Paul Balbuena (Film/TV),

Kentosbourne.com, Corey Rowe

and KAIROS (ASCAP)

Styles: Embraces All Creativity

Services: personal and positive

artist management/A&R/media/

public relations/getworking/

brand licensing/niche marketing/

mentoring

*Open to receive Polished

Submissions to include demos,

press kits and bios.

ENTERTAINMENT

SERVICES INT’L

6400 Pleasant Park Dr.

Chanhassen, MN 55317

952-470-9000 Fax 952-474-4449

E-mail: randy@esientertainment.com

Web: www.esientertainment.com

Contact: Randy Erwin

Styles: Rock, Classic Rock

Clients: The Nylons, Ben E. King,

Brewer & Shipley, Carl Dixon, the

Guess Who, Humble Pie, Iron

Butterfly, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit

Wheels, Otis Day & the Knights,

the Ozark Mountain Daredevils,

the Rembrandts, Sass Jordan, the

Steve Augeri Band, Thunderstruck

ERIC NORWITZ ARTIST

MANAGEMENT

3333 W. 2nd St., Ste. 52-214

Los Angeles, CA 90004-6149

213-389-3477

E-mail: enorwitz@pacbell.net

Contact: Eric Norwitz

Styles: alt., dance, pop, R&B, rock

Services: management & legal

*Accepts unsolicited material

ESP MANAGEMENT INC.

P.O. Box 505

Millwood, NY 10546

212-765-8450

Contact: Bud Prager

Styles: All

Services: Personal management

*No unsolicited material

EYE FOR TALENT, INC.

1139 San Carlos Ave., Ste 310

San Carlos, CA 94070

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E-mail: staff@eyefortalent.com

Web: www.eyefortalent.com

Contact: Bill Smith

Styles: World, Jazz

Services: Personal management &

agents

Clients: Feufollet, Hermeto

Pascoal, Huun Huur Tu, Le Mystere

Des Boix Bulgares, Les Yeux Noirs,

Paris Combo, Quetzal, Vagabond

Opera and more. See website for

complete roster

*No unsolicited material

FIRST ARTISTS MANAGEMENT

4764 Park Granada, Ste. 210

Calabasas, CA 91302

818-377-7750 Fax 818-377-7760

E-mail: fam-info@firstartistsmgmt.com

Styles: film, S/S

Clients: film composers, music

supervisors, music editors

*No unsolicited material

FITZGERALD HARTLEY

COMPANY, THE

34 N. Palm St., Ste. 100

Ventura, CA 93001

805-641-6441 Fax 805-641-6444

E-mail: Anita@fitzhart.com

Web: www.fitzhart.com

Contact: Anita Heilig

Styles: Country, pop, rock

Clients: Rey Fresco, 2 Cents,

Sunny Sweeney, Brent Anderson,

Colbie Caillat, Big Bad Voodoo

Daddy, Brad Paisley, Olivia

Newton-John, Radney Foster,

the Robert Cray Band, Vince Gill,

Kellie Pickler, Josh Golden, Randy

Houser, David Stewart, Orianthi

*No unsolicited material

FLEMING ARTISTS, INC.

543 N. Main St.

Ann Arbor, MI 48104

734-995-9066 Fax 734-662-6502

E-mail: jim@flemingartists.com

Web: www.flemingartists.com

Contact: Jim Fleming

Styles: rock, pop, s/s,

contemporary roots rock, folk,

bluegrass, improv comedy

Clients: Ani DiFranco, Antje

Duvekot, Ari Hest, Baskery, Brian

Vander Ark, Capitol Steps, Caravan

of Thieves, Cheryl Wheeler, Connie

Kaldor, Damien Dempsey, Dan

Bern, Dougie MacLean, Eddie

From Ohio, Ellis Paul, Enter the

Haggis, Garnet Rogers, Glen

Phillips, Grant-Lee Buffalo, Gregory

Alan Isakov, Hoots & Hellmouth,

Jane Siberry, Jeff Daniels, Krista

Detor, Lucy Kaplansky, Martyn

Joseph, Mountain Stage Radio

Show, Peter Mulvey, Po’Girl,

Richard Shindell, Robbie Schaefer,

Ryan Montbleau Band, The

Guggenheim Grotto, The Second

City, The Verve Pipe, Toad the

Wet Sprocket, Tom Paxton, Tony

Furtado, Umphrey’s McGee, Willy

Porter, WPA–Works Progress

Administration

FRESH FLAVA ENTERTAINMENT

2705 12th St. N.E.

Washington, DC 20018

202-832-7979

E-mail: freshflava1@aol.com

Web: www.freshflava.com

Contact: Emanuel Maurice ‘Moe’

Yeoman

Styles: hip-hop, R&B,

jazz, gospel, rock

Clients: Elliot Lavine, Tabbo, DJ

Sir Jamm

*Accepts unsolicited material

FUZED MUSIC

P.O. Box 19436

Seattle, WA 98109

206-352-6892 Fax 206-374-2429

E-mail: info@fuzedmusic.com

Web: www.fuzedmusic.com

Contact: Grady Chapman

Styles: alt., folk, rock, hip-hop

Clients: Blue Scholars, Common

Market, the Presidents Of the

United States of America

*Not currently accepting

submissions

GARVAN MEDIA, MANAGEMENT

& MARKETING

P.O. Box 737

Sandpoint, ID 83864

208-265-1718 Fax 208-265-7296

E-mail: steve@garvan

management.com

Web: www.immf.com,

www.mmfus.com

Contact: Stephen Bond Garvan

(formerly N.Y.C., Colorado,

New England)

Styles: rock, s/s, roots, country,

Americana

Clients: Big Wide Grin, Chris

Daniels & the Kings, Katoorah

Jayne, Michael Kelsh, Eleanor

McEvoy (US/Canada) Lenou (US/

Canada), Tom Roznowski, Beth

Wood Advisory: Bob Rea, Chi

Mclean, Cliff Eberhardt

Advisory: Bob Rea, Chi Mclean,

Cliff Eberhardt, Bianca DeLeon,

Bridges Home

GARY STAMLER MANAGEMENT

P. O. Box 34575

Los Angeles, CA 90034

310-838-1995

E-mail: garystamler@gsmgmt.net

Web: www.gsmgmt.net

Contacts: Gary Stamler,

Nancy Sefton

Clients: Lionel Neykov, Waltham,

Tchad Blake, Kevin Booth, Sons of

Midnight, Lynda Kay, Kevin Booth

Styles: All

Services: personal management

*No unsolicited material

GENUINE REPRESENTATION /

GENUINE MUSIC GROUP

11271 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 225

Studio City, CA 91604

E-mail: genuinerep@earthlink.net

Web: www.genuinemusicgroup.com

Styles: R&B, hip-hop, pop, pop rock

Clients: Rob Chiarelli Final Mix, Will

Smith, Janet Jackson, Kirk Franklin,

Mary Mary, Christina Aguilera,

Charlie Wilson, Pink, Madonna,

Newboyz, Leann Rimes

*Unsolicited material accepted

*No phone calls please

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12400 Ventura Blvd. #444

Studio City, CA 91604

818-508-2210 Fax 818-508-5120

E-mail: info@gmemusic.com

Web: gmemusic.com

Contact: Ron Stone, Peter Wark, Jerrod

Wilkins and Preeya Khanna

Clients: Ray Davies, Rickie Lee Jones, New

York Dolls, Joseph Arthur, John Waite, Nakia

Styles: All

Services: personal management

*No unsolicited material

GOLIATH ARTISTS

151 Lafayette St.

New York, NY 10012-3311

212-324-2410

Contact: Paul Rosenberg

Styles: rap, hip-hop

Clients: Eminem, Slaughterhouse, Yelawolf

*no unsolicited material

GOODMAN AND ASSOCIATES

MANAGEMENT, MARKETING & PR

11271 Ventura Blvd. #341

Studio City, CA 91604

818-760-6700

E-mail: goodmanjoe@me.com

Contact: Joseph L. Goodman

Styles: rock, alt., pop

Services: Full-service management,

marketing, public relations

*Accepts unsolicited material

LAURA GROVE

8530 Holloway Dr., Ste. 328

Los Angeles, CA 90069

310-855-1631 Fax 310-657-7197

E-mail: LDG@anet.net

Contact: Laura Grover

Styles: pop, rock

*No unsolicited material

HALFPIPE ENTERTAINMENT

P.O. Box 10534

Hollywood, CA 90213

310-651-6233

E-mail: halfpipe_ent@sbcglobal.net

Web: www.halfpipeentertainment.com

Contact: Lee Scheinbaum

Styles: alt., rock, indie, s/s, surf pop, electronic,

lounge, remixes, psychedelic, hip hop, R&B, nu

soul, jazz, underscores

Clients: Jeff Martin, Greg Camp, Aidan

Lavelle, the Newton Brothers, Ceiri Torjussen,

Erik Godal, Tommy Coster, Christopher Faizi,

Kiran Shahani, Scott Thomas, James Hall,

Jaymay, Stefano Tomaselli, Contrella Patrick-

Henry, Mark Tschanz, Chris Seefried, Trevor

Shand, Mike Semple, Sean Hennessy, Kathie

Talbot, Brian Rawlings, Colby Trane, Tom

Carolan, Cathy Duncan

*Accepts unsolicited material - web streaming

audio submissions only, prefers soundcloud or

similar.

HARD HEAD MANAGEMENT

P.O. Box 651

New York, NY 10014

212-337-0760 Fax 212-337-0708

E-mail: info@hardhead.com

Web: www.hardhead.com

Contact: Stefani Scamardo

Styles: rock, americana, s/s, electronica

Clients: Gov’t Mule, Warren Haynes, DJ Logic,

John Popper Project, Noba Echo

*Accepts unsolicited material

HEADLINE TALENT

1650 Broadway, Ste. 508

New York, NY 10019

212-581-6900 Fax 212-581-6906

E-mail: glknight10@yahoo.com

Styles: classic rock, oldies, soul, hip-hop, a

cappella

Clients: The Drifters, the Coasters, the Platters,

the Dubs, the Marvelettes, the Persuasions

*Accepts unsolicited material

HOFFMAN ENTERTAINMENT

549 Borden Ave. Ste. 8G

Long Island City, NY 11101

212-765-2525

Contact: Randy Hoffman

Styles: R&B, rock, pop, country

Clients: John Mellencamp, Hugo, Will Dailey,

Carlene Carter

*No unsolicited material

HOWARD ROSEN PROMOTION, INC.

1129 Maricopa Hwy, #238

Ojai, CA 93023

805-382-2200 Fax 805-201-7816

E-mail: info@howiewood.com

Web: www.howiewood.com

Contact: Howard Rosen, Siri Rosen

Clients: Paula Abdul, New Boyz, Stone Sour,

Green Day, Jaicko, James Otto, Girl in a Coma,

We the Kings

Styles: All

Services: Personal management, shop for

distribution and record deals. Production and

remix with major producers

*Accepts unsolicited material

IMC ENTERTAINMENT GROUP, INC.

19360 Rinaldi St., Ste. 217

Porter Ranch, CA 91326

818-700-9655

E-mail: sr@imcentertainment.com

Web: www.imcentertainment.com

Contact: Sylvester Rivers

Clients: Paul Riser, T. Renee

Styles: pop, R&B

Services: full service

*No unsolicited material

IMPACT ARTIST MANAGEMENT

P.O.Box 1490

Woodstock, NY 12498

212-280-0800

E-mail: info@impactarists.com

Web: www.impactartist.com

Styles: jazz, world, rock, pop, blues, R&B, folk,

alt. country

Clients: Gipsy Kings, Jon Cleary, Willie Nile

*No unsolicited material

IN DE GOOT ENTERTAINMENT

119 W. 23rd St., Ste. 609

New York, NY 10011

212-924-7775 Fax 212-924-3242

E-mail: tcouch@indegoot.com

Web: www.indegoot.com

Contact: Tony Couch

Styles: rock, pop

Clients: 10 Years, Adelitas Way, Airborne,

American Fangs, Anew Revolution, Black Stone

Cherry, Chevelle, Dead Country, Emphatic,

Halestrom, In This Moment, Kyng, Neon Trees,

New Medicine, Nightmare & The Cat, the Parlor

Mob, Robert Fenn, Sevendust, Shinedown,

Story of The Year, Theory Of A Deadman

*Accepts unsolicited material - Attn: Dave

Bennett

INTERNATIONAL CREATIVE MANAGEMENT

(ICM)

10250 Constellation Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90067

310-550-4000

E-mail: slevine@icmtalent.com

Web: www.icmtalent.com

Contact: Steve Levine

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Styles: dance, classical, jazz, folk, world,

contemporary, R&B, hip-hop

*No unsolicited material

Additional Locations:

730 Fifth Ave.

New York, NY 10019

212-556-5600

3rd Floor, Marlborough House

10 Earlham St.

London, WC2H 9LN, England

+44-0-20-7836-8564

IN TOUCH ENTERTAINMENT

309 West 55th St., Ste. 2B

New York, NY 10019

212-714-7722 Fax 212-202-7579

E-mail: info@intouchhome.com

Web: www.intouchhome.com

Contact: Charles Carlini

Styles: All Styles

Clients: Tori Beaumont, Irene Cara, Michael

Carvin, Brian Charette, David Chesky, Suzanne

Ciani, Pino Daniele, Eumir Deodato, Eldar

Djangirov, Mamma Freedom, George Garzone,

Craig Handy

*Accepts unsolicited material - via SonicBids only

INTRIGUE MUSIC MANAGEMENT

24 Preble St., 3rd Fl.

Portland, ME 04101

207-221-3311

E-mail: staff@intriguegroup.com

Web: www.intriguemusic.com

Contact: Super Frank

Styles: rock, pop

Clients: Patrick Watson & The Cinematic

Orchestra, David J. Roch, James Brown, Holly

Heist, David Web, Phil Bensen, Billy Libby, ericjon,

Jody Joseph, Braille

*No unsolicited material

INVASION GROUP

133 W. 25th St., 5th Fl.

New York, NY 10001

212-414-0505 Fax 212-414-0525

E-mail: webinquiry@invasiongroup.com

Web: www.invasiongroup.com

Contact: Peter Casperson

Styles: rock, world, folk, s/s

Clients: Zach Deputy, Dawn Landes, The

Bandana Splits, The Abrams Brothers, Caravan

of Thieves, Gail Ann Dorsey, Jai Uttal, The

Guggenheim Grotto, Robin Danar, Mark Wood,

Scott Jacoby, Bill Laswell, Maiysha, Ryan

Dahle, Silya

*Accepts unsolicited material

IVORY DANIEL

Regime Management

105 W. Alameda Ave. #230

Burbank, CA 91502

818-841-3490 x7 Fax 818-841-1371

E-mail: info@regimeinc.com

Web: www.regimeinc.com

Clients: Poncho Sanchez, Big B, B-Side

Players, Brokencyde, Christian Scott, Dilated

Peoples, Jason Ellis, DJ Babu, DJ Muggs,

Everlast, Evidence, Glasses Malone, House

of Pain, Jason Ellis, Madchild, Mest, Michey

Avalon, Orgone, Quetzal, Rakaa, Red Light

King, Slaine, Swollen Members, Unwritten Law,

Vista Chino

JACQUE SCHAULS

2623 White Bear Ave.

Maplewood, MN 55109

612-508-7527

E-mail: codagroovesinfo@gmail.com

Web: www.codagroove

sent.ning.com

JAMES C. LEVESQUE

Levesque Wilkinson Media Relations

714-313-6303

E-mail: james@lwmediarelations.com, info@

lwmediarelations.com

JAMPOL ARTIST MANAGEMENT

8899 Beverly Blvd., Ste. 812

West Hollywood, CA 90048

310-274-8471

Web: www.wemanagelegends.com

E-mail: assistant@jamincla.com

Contact: Jeff Jampol

Clients: The Doors, the Janis Joplin Estate, the

Rick James Estate, the Peter Tosh Estate, the

Jim Morrison Estate

*Does not accept unsolicited material

KAHN POWER PICTURES

433 N. Camden Dr., Ste. 600

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

310-980-8200, Fax 310-388-1159

E-mail: iampower007@gmail.com

Web: www.artists4film.com

Styles: film/tv scores, composer/performer/

director representation

Clients: Nancy Bishop, Stewart Copeland,

Robert Dornhelm, Claudio Faeh, J. Petere

Robinson, Peter Gloub, Mader, Michael

Nyman, About Derek Power, About Ilene Power

*No unsolicited material

KALE HOLMES

711 Medford Center #264

Medford, OR 97504

E-mail: kaleholmes@gmail.com

Web: www.kaleholmes.com

Contact: Kale Holmes

Styles: rock, pop, metal, hardcore, indie, noise,

post-punk, folk, Americana

Clients: Norma Jean, From First to Last, Lisa

Haley, Apex Theory, Dishwalla, Showbread,

Savoy, Animal Alpha, Cog, Staple, Major

Parkinson, Mira, The Cassanovas, Big Bang,

Re:Ignition, Picketline, Cryptobiotic, Slap Shoe

Fly, Nevercore, The Girlfriend Experience,

Simon Stinger, Epitaph, Universal, Tooth and

Nail, Solid State

*Accepts unsolicited material. Please email first

before mailing.

KARI ESTRIN MANAGEMENT &

CONSULTING

P.O. Box 60232

Nashville, TN 37206

615-262-0883

E-mail: kari@kariestrin.com

Web: www.kariestrin.com

Contact: Kari Estrin

Styles: folk, Americana, AAA, roots

Clients: David Llewellyn, Janis Ian, Tony

Rice, Bluegrass/Newgrass legend, Suzanne

Vega, Kanda Bonga Man, Papa Wemba, Kevin

Brown, 3 Mustaphas 3

*Accepts unsolicited material

KBH ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

7646 Kester Ave.

Van Nuys, CA 91405

818-786-5994

Contact: Brent Harvey

E-mail: info@kbhentertainment.com

Web: www.kbhentertainment.com

Styles/Specialties: All styles, entertainment

consulting, artist management, publicity, music

placement/licensing and live

event production

*No unsolicited material

KBM

1459 Morton Pl.

Los Angeles, CA 90026

310-234-0280 Fax 310-234-0282

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Contact: Brent Harris

Clients: Poplyfe, Tony! Toni! Tone’!,

Sounds of Blackness, Jamell

*No unsolicited material

KEN FRITZ ENT.

4335 Van Nuys Blvd. #326

Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

310-301-9891 Fax 310-301-9893

E-mail: thecat88@me.com

Contact: Ken Fritz

Clients: Indigo Blues (a 3 or 4

character, two-act drama set in

the rural South)

Styles: All

Services: Personal management,

theatrical productions, Expert

Witness Sevices

*No unsolicited material

KERMIT HENDERSON

8343 Roswell Rd. #163

Sandy Springs, GA 30350-2810

216-276-1829

E-mail: superstarmaker@gmail.com

Web: www.wemakesuperstars.com

Notes: We have received 150 plus

Gold and Platinum Awards. Over 90

No. 1 records

KRAFT ENGEL MANAGEMENT

15233 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 200

Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

818-380-1918

E-mail: info@kraftengel.com

Web: http://www.kraft-engel.com/

Contact: Richard Kraft

Styles: Film Composers

*No unsolicited material

KRAGEN & COMPANY

E-mail: info@kragenand

company.com

Web: www.kenkragen.com

Contact: Ken Kragen

Clients: Suzanne Whang, Ronn

Lucas, the Smothers Brothers, J.

Geils Band, Travis Tritt

Styles: Comedy, Country, Adult

Contemporary

Services: personal management,

TV production

*No unsolicited material

KUPER PERSONAL

MANAGEMENT/RECOVERY

RECORDINGS

515 Bomar St.

Houston, TX 77006

713-520-5791

E-mail: info@recoveryrecordings.com

Web: www.recoveryrecordings.com

Contact: Koop Kuper

Styles: folk, roots rock, Americana

Clients: The Very Girls, David

Rodriguez

*Accepts unsolicited material

KURFIRST-BLACKWELL

MANAGEMENT

E-mail: info@kurfirstblackwellentertainment.com

Web: www.kurfirstblackwellentertainment.com

Styles: rock, alt., pop

Clients: Live, Angelfish, A House,

Big Audio Dynamite, Black

Grapes, Cyclefly, Dig, Elysian

Fields, The Heads, The Fatima

Mansions, Noella Hutton, London

Beat, Lulabox, Radio Iodine, The

Ramones, Star 69, Traci Lords,

Virtuosity, Ana Voog

*No unsolicited material

LAKE TRANSFER ARTIST

MANAGEMENT

12400 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 346

Studio City, CA 91604

818-508-7158 Fax 818-505-1811

Email: info@laketransfer.com

Web: www.laketransfer.com

Contact: Steven B. Cohen, Jim

Holvay, Tina Antoine

Clients: Candyboy, Mari Y.,

Friends of Distinction, Evelyn

Champagne King, Rose Royce,

The Val Diamond, Band, Klymaxx,

Sylvia St. James, Sheree Brown, El

Debarge, Trina McGee (Boy Meets

World), The Buckinghams, Dennis

Tufano, The Brown Sound

LAMONT PATTERSON

4080 Paradise Rd.

Las Vegas, NV 89169

323-957-7322 Cell 213-792-4662

Email: Lamont@

worldmovement.com

Web: www.worldmovement.com

Contact: Lamont Patterson

Clients: Drew Raber, Rogon&Co,

Kanya, Comedian Dewayne Dukes,

Wylde Bunch, Beko, Coast Ridas,

Michelle, Ghetto Hippie

L.A. PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

See Yes, Dear Ent.

LATIN MUSIC ARTISTS

4131 W. Oquendo Rd. Ste. 3

Las Vegas, NV 89118

702-363-7273

E-mail: info@latinmusicartists.com

Web: www.latinmusicartists.com

Styles: Latin

*Accepts unsolicited material

LEN WEISMAN PERSONAL

MANAGEMENT

357 S Fairfax Ave., Ste. 430

Los Angeles, CA 90036

323-653-0693, 323-653-7670

E-mail: parlirec@aol.com

Web: www.parliamentrecords.com

Contact: Len Weisman

Styles: R&B, soul, blues, gospel,

rap, soul, pop

Clients: Jewel With Love, Chosen

Gospel Recovery Singers, Winds

Of Fate, Rapture 7, Chosen Gospel

Singers, L’Nee, Sister Maxine West,

TooMiraqulas (rapper), Winds of Fate

*Accepts unsolicited material

LEONARD BUSINESS

MANAGEMENT

532 Colorado Ave., 2nd Fl.

Santa Monica, CA 90401

310-458-8860

E-mail: info@lbmgt.com

Web: leonardbusiness

management.com

Contact: Jerry Leonard

Clients: Call for roster

Styles: All

Services: Business management

only

*No unsolicited material

LINC STAR

P.O. Box 549

Colts Neck, NJ 07722

732-578-8493

E-mail: johnd@lincstarrecords.com

Web: http://www.lincstarrecords.com

Contact: John D’Esposito, Mgr.

*Does not accept unsolicited

material

LIPPMAN ENTERTAINMENT

23586 Calabasas Rd., Ste. 208

Calabasas, CA 91302

818-225-7480 Fax 818-225-7483

E-mail: music@lippmanent.com

Web: www.lippmanent.com

Contact: Michael Lippman,

Nick Lippman

Clients: producers, artists,

songwriters

Styles: All

Services: Full-service

*No unsolicited material

LLOYD SAX MANAGEMENT

3021 Airport Ave., Ste. 101i

Santa Monica, CA 90405

310-572-0023 Fax 310-572-0043

E-mail: lloydsax1@gmail.com

Contact: Lloyd Sax

Clients: Troy Burgess

Styles: All

Services: personal and business

management

*Accepts unsolicited material

LOGGINS PROMOTION

5018 Franklin Pike

Nashville, TN 37220

Tel: 310-325-2800

E-mail: staff@logginspromotion.com

Web: www.logginspromotion.com

Contact: Paul Loggins

Services: Represents both major

and independent artists. All genres.

LOOKOUT MANAGEMENT

1460 4th St., Ste. 300

Santa Monica, CA 90401

310-319-1331 Fax 310-319-5331

E-mail: webstar@lookoutmgmt.com

Web: N/A

Contact: Elliott Roberts, Frank

Gironda

Styles: rock, alt.

Clients: Neil Young, Stephen Stills,

Mazzy Star, Love in the Circus

Services: Personal management

*No unsolicited material

LUCEDIO MUSIC

12 First Ave.

Westfield, MA 01085

413-977-5282

E-mail: lucediomusic666@gmail.com

Contact: Jessika Norman

Web: www.facebook.com/jessika.

norman

Styles: Extreme forms of Metal

Clients: Hotile City Metal Fest

*Accepts unsolicited material

LUPO ENTERTAINMENT

725 River Rd., ste. 32-288

Edgewater, NJ 07020

E-mail: steve@lupomusic.com,

nicklopiccolo@lupoentertainment.

com

Web: www.lupomusic.com

Contact: Steve Corbin, Nick

LoPiccolo

Styles: rock, pop, R&B, country,

hip-hop

Clients: Jim Wilson, Megan

McCallon, Lo-Star, Lauren Mayhew

*Contact prior to sending material

Additional location:

1905 Grace Ave.

Hollywood, CA 90068

MAINE ROAD MANAGEMENT

195 Chrystie, Ste. 901F

New York, NY 10002

212-979-9004

E-mail: mailbox@

maineroadmanagement.com

Web: www.maineroad

management.com

Contact: David Whitehead

Styles: rock, S/S, pop

Clients: David Byrne, David Bowie,

Helmet, Joe Henry, Laura Cantrell,

Tyondai Braxton, Mimi Goese,

Hugh Laurie, Red Baraat

*No unsolicited material

MAJOR BOB MUSIC

1111 17th Ave. S.

Nashville, TN 37212

615-329-4150

Web: www.majorbob.com

Contact: Bob Doyle

Styles: Country, Pop

Clients: Garth Brooks, The Band

Perry, John & Jacob, The Features,

Dukes of Daville

*No unsolicited material

MANAGEMENT ARK

116 Village Blvd., Ste. 200

Princeton, NJ 08540

609-734-7403, Vernon H.

Hammond III, 800-877-7133,

Edward C. Arrendell, II

E-mail: managearkeast@comcast.net

Web: www.managementark.com

Contact: Vernon Hammond III,

Edward C. Arrendell, II

Styles: jazz

Clients: Wynton Marsalis, Kenny

Garrett, Cecile McLorin Salvant

*No unsolicited material

MAPLE JAM MANAGEMENT

818-840-9000, 212-348-9567

E-mail: info@mjmg.us

Web: www.mjmg.us

Contact: Starr Andreeff, VP

Managers: Mike Renault, Starr

Andreeff and Jeff Peters

Clients: Taryn Manning, Christian

Burghardt, MaDonna Grimes, The

Fame Riot, Meg Kelley, Dustin Ray,

Samantha Robinson, Alex Lowery,

Madison Sweeney, David Valdes,

Alicia Randolph, Ben Labat, Anna

Vissi, Kiersey Clemons, Triston

Coleman

MARKY RAY

The Original Rock and Roll

Mercenary

330-289-0589

Email: fuzzunit@aol.com

Web: www.facebook.com/marky.ray

Styles: rock, experimental, power

pop, avant garde

Clients: 3D, the terrible parade,

Death On A Stick, The Action,

IguanaDonHO

*No unsolicited email, phone calls

or packages

MASCIOLI ENTERTAINMENT

CORPORATION

319 Dillon Cir.

Orlando, FL 32822

407-897-8824

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Contact: Paul A. Mascoli

Styles: country, jazz, R&B,

orchestras, swing, tropical, rock

Clients: Ian Tyson, Fernando

Varela, Age of Days, The Gords,

Asad Mecci, The Current, Four

Divo, Gleefully, Champagne Dress,

Red Carpet Lady

*Accepts unsolicited material

McGHEE ENTERTAINMENT

8730 Sunset Blvd., Ste. 200

Los Angeles, CA 90069

310-358-9200 Fax 310-358-9299

E-mail: info@mcgheela.com

Web: www.mcgheela.com

Contact: Nathan Gregory

Clients: KISS, Hootie & the

Blowfish, Down, Ted Nugent,

Darius Rucker, Drew Davis,

Sacha Edwards, Night Ranger,

Vintage Trouble, Toto, Down, Duff

McKagan’s Loaded, Mallary Hope,

Clint Black, The Willis Clan, Clint

Wicks, Joel Crouse, Jack Blades,

Easton Hamlin

Styles: All styles

Services: Personal management

*No unsolicited material

Additional location:

21 Music Sq. W.

Nashville, TN 37203

615-327-3255 Fax 615-327-3260

info@mcgheela.com

M. HITCHCOCK MANAGEMENT

5101 Overton Rd.

Nashville, TN 37220

615-333-0015

E-mail: info@mhmgmt.com

Web: www.mhmgmt.com

Contact: Monty Hitchcock

Styles: alt. country, contemporary

folk, rock, country

Clients: John Starling & Carolina Star,

Ben Cyllus, Danny Flowers, Dylan

LeBlanc, Sweethearts of the Rodeo

*No unsolicited material

MICHAEL BROKAW

MANAGEMENT

E-mail: mbmgt@aol.com

Contact: Michael Brokaw

Styles: All

Services: Management of:

lighting designers, set designers,

production designers, video

designers

*No unsolicited material

MICHAEL HAUSMAN ARTIST

MANAGEMENT

826 Broadway, 4th Fl.

New York, NY 10003

212-505-1943 Fax 212-505-1127

E-mail: michael@

michaelhausman.com

Web: www.michaelhausman.com

Contact: Michael Hausman

Styles: rock, pop, S/S

Clients: Aimee Mann, Suzanne

Vega, Marc Cohn, Kristina Train,

Cibo Matto, Christina Courtin

*No unsolicited material

MIKE’S ARTIST MANAGEMENT

P.O. Box 35880

Tucson, AZ 85740

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E-mail: mike@mikes

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Web: www.mikesmanagement.com

Contact: Mike Lembo

Styles: rock, pop, Americana

Clients: Tony Furtado, Jules Mark

Shear, Mostly Bears, Luca, Brian

Lopez, SIRSY, The Coal Men

*No unsolicited material

MILLION DOLLAR ARTISTS

13001 Dieterle Ln.

St. Louis, MO 63127

314- 965-5648, 888-521-8146

E-mail: info@

americaneaglerecordings.com

Web: www.milliondollarartists.net

Contact: Dr. Charles “Max” E.

Million

Styles: All Styles

Clients: Well Hungarians, Sable,

Spanky and Our Gang, KLLR

SmiLe, Jim Carrick

*Accepts unsolicited material

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MONOTONE INC.

820 Seward St.

Hollywood, CA 90038

323-308-1818 Fax 323-308-1819

Clients: The Shins, White Stripes,

Vampire Weekend, the Raconteurs,

and Cold War Kids

MOORE MUSIC, INC.

906 N. Doheny Dr., Ste. 221

Los Angeles, CA 90069

310-274-7703

E-mail: info@mooremusicinc.com

Web: mooremusicinc.net

Styles: blues, folk, rock, pop

Services: personal management

*No unsolicited material

MSH MANAGEMENT

Studio City, CA

818-761-0874

E-mail: mshmgmt@yahoo.com

Contact: Marney Hansen

Clients: Michelle Mangione, The Hursts

Services: personal management

*No unsolicited material

MUSIC & ART MANAGEMENT

9 W. Walnut St., Ste. 2D

Asheville, NC 28801

828-225-5658

E-mail: steve@musicandart.net

Web: www.musicandart.net

Contact: Steve Cohen

Styles: Jazz, Electronic,

Experimental, Multimedia

Clients: DJ Spooky, Carl Hancock

Rux, Vijay Iyer, Acoustic Syndicate,

Theo Bleckmann

*Does not accept unsolicited

material

MUSIC INC MANAGEMENT

745 W. Katella Ave.

Orange, CA 92867

714-900-6840

E-mail: info@musicinc.org

Web: www.musicinc.org

Contact: Vince Pileggi

Styles: Pop

*Accepts unsolicited material

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MANAGEMENT

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323-698-1845

E-mail: info@nettwerk.com

Web: www.nettwerk.com/producer

*No unsolicited material

Additional locations:

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New York, NY 10001

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33 Richdale Ave, Suite 121

Cambridge, MA 02140

617-497-8200

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Neuer Kamp 32

20357 Hamburg, Germany

49-40-431-846-50

1650 W. 2nd Ave.

Vancouver, BC V6J 4R3

604-654-29029

NEW HEIGHTS ENTERTAINMENT

P.O. Box 8489

Calabasas, CA 91372

323-802-1650

E-mail: info@newheightsent.com

Web: www.newheightsent.com

Contact: Alan Melina

Styles: All Styles

Clients: RedOne

Productions, 2101 Songs, Songs

of RedOne, 2101 Records, Anders

Music Inc, Adam Anders, Nikki

Anders, Bump Into Genius, Back

Into Genius, Deep Well Records,

Orange Factory Music

*No unsolicited material

NOCTURNAL MOVEMENTS

MUSIC RESOURCES

P.O. Box 5583

Vancouver, WA 98668

360-513-9121

E-mail: jett@nocturnalmovements.net

Web: www.nocturnalmovements.net

Contact: Jett Black

Styles: All Styles

Clients: Deathwatch Beetle

Repairman, Tri-State Killing Spree,

Collilde, Tone Casualties

*Accepts unsolicited material

NUMAX ENTERTAINMENT

P.O. Box 740

Branson, MO 65615

877-321-6044

E-mail: info@numax

entertainment.com

Web: www.numaxentertainment.com

Contact: Randy Stringfellow

Styles: nostalgia, pop, swing, jazz,

Country, R&B

Clients: Six Real Brothers,

Imagine, the Alley Cats, the

Heartbeats

*Accepts unsolicited material

OMNI ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

6119 Greenville Ave., Ste. 361

Dallas, TX 75206

214-272-2301 Fax 214-269-0211

Web: www.omnicaprice.com

Contact: Don Brooks

Styles: rock, country, pop, punk,

metal, alt.

Clients: Beneath Me, Displaced,

Saturate, Spiral Arms

*No unsolicited material

PACIFIC BEACH RECORDING

COMPANY

1939 Grand Ave., 2nd Lvl.

San Diego, CA 92109

858-490-3961 Fax 858-490-3962

E-mail: sunny@

pacificbeachrecords.com

Web: www.pacificbeachrecords.com

Contact: Hugh Herrera, A&R

Director; Chris Renzulli, President

Styles: Pacifica, Balearic, cosmic

house, funky disco, electronica,

experimental, intelligent dance

Clients: H-Track, Dirtywerk, DJ

Harvey, DJ Renzulli

*Accepts unsolicited material

PANACEA ENTERTAINMENT

13587 Andalusia Dr. E.

Camarillo, CA 93012

805-491-9400 Fax 805-491-0406

E-mail: info@panacea-ent.com

Contact: Eric Gardner, Lynn

Robnett

Clients: Donny Osmond, Todd

Rundgren, Utopia, Paul Shaffer,

Richard Belzer, Cassandra “Elvira”

Peterson, Martha Quinn

Styles: rock

Services: Personal management

*No unsolicited material

PATRICK RAINS & ASSOCIATES

1255 5th Ave., Ste. 7K

New York, NY 10029

212-860-3233

E-mail: pra@prarecords.com

Web: www.prarecords.com

Contact: Patrick Rains

Styles: jazz, pop, rock

Clients: Jonatha Brooke, Joe

Sample, the Crusaders, Randy

Crawford, David Sanborn

*No unsolicited material

PERFORMINGBIZ.COM

10 Chestnut Ct.

Palmyra, VA 22963

434-591-1335

E-mail: jg@performingbiz.com

Web: www.performingbiz.com

Contact: Jeri Goldstein

Styles: All Styles/Coaching &

Consulting Only

*Accepts Unsolicited material

PERSISTENT MANAGEMENT

P.O. Box 88456

Los Angeles, CA 90009

424-245-0416

E-mail: pm@persistent

management.com

Web: www.persistent

management.com

Contact: Eric Knight

Styles: All

Clients: Ignacio Val, Satellite Sky,

Eric Knight

Services: Personal Management

*Accepts Unsolicited material,

email links only, no phone calls

PRODIGAL SON

ENTERTAINMENT

Brentwood, TN 37027

615-377-0057

E-mail: prodigalsonent@gmail.com

Web: www.prodigalsonentertainment.com

Contact: Scott Williams

Styles: rock, alt., hard rock,

country, Christian, instrumental

Clients: Skyhawk Drive, 7 Bridges,

Jason Lee McKinney, iShine Live,

KISS Mania, Voices of Rock Radio,

Liquid Blue, Submission Red,

llia, Joanna Beasley, New River

Band, August Rain, Dave Clo Live,

Kathleen Carnali, Air Five, Salient

*No unsolicited material

PROSPECT PARK

2049 Century Park E., Ste. 2550

Los Angeles, CA 90067

310-746-4900 Fax 310-746-4890

E-mail: jsousa@prospectpk.com

Contact: Jennifer Sousa

*No unsolicited material

Q PRIME MANAGEMENT

729 7th Ave., 16th Fl.

New York, NY 10019

212-302-9790

E-mail: info@qprime.com

Web: www.qprime.com

Contact: Randi Seplow

Styles: rock, pop

Clients: Gillian Welch, Muse,

Metallica, Silversun Pickups, Josh

Groban, Red Hot Chili Peppers

*No unsolicited material

RAINMAKER ARTISTS

P.O. Box 342229

Austin TX 78734

512-843-7500

Email: paul@rainmakerartists.com

Web: www.rainmakerartists.com

Contact: Paul Nugent

Styles: rock, pop

Clients: Blue October, Bowling For

Soup, IAMDYNAMITE, People On

Vacation, Tori Vasquez,

Zayra

*Accepts unsolicited material

REBEL WALTZ MANAGEMENT

31652 2nd Ave.

Laguna Beach, CA 92651

949-499-4497

E-mail: info@rebelwaltz.com

Web: www.rebelwaltz.com

Contact: Jim Guerinot

Styles: punk, rock

Clients: The Offspring, No Doubt,

Nine Inch Nails, Josh Freese,

Gwen Stefani, Robbie Robertson

*No unsolicited material

REDGORILLA MUSIC FEST

E-mail: info@redgorillamusic.com

Web: www.redgorillamusic.com

Contact: Kelly M. Fenton

Styles: All genres accepted

Clients: Please visit site for more

information

*Submit via snail mail

RED LIGHT MANAGEMENT

925 W. 7th Ave.

Denver, CO 80204

303-565-5690

E-mail: info@redlight

management.com

Web: www.redlightmanagement.com

Styles: All Styles

Clients: Tim McGraw, Faith Hill,

Alicia Keys, Steve Angello, Phish,

Ben Harper, Damian Marley,

Alabama Shakes, Petty Lights,

Talib Kweli, Miley Cyrus

*Accepts unsolicited material

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RED STAR

1007 N. Vinedo Ave.

Pasadena, CA 91107

626-798-0053 Fax 626-798-2052

E-mail: wrongent@yahoo.com

Contact: Mike Crowley

Clients: Diecast

Styles: alt., rock

Services: personal management

*Accepts unsolicited material, please

e-mail for permission

REGIME MANAGEMENT

105 W. Alameda Ave. #230

Burbank, CA 91502

E-mail: info@regimeinc.com

Web: www.regimeinc.com

Contact: Ivory Daniel, Kevin

Zinger, Benny Glickman,

Violet Brown

Clients: B-Side Players, Big B,

Christian Scott, Dilated Peoples,

Jason Ellis, Everlast, House of

Pain, Glasses Malone, Mickey

Avalon, DJ Muggs, Poncho

Sanchez, Slaine, Swollen

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ROGER SMITH ENTERTAINMENT

P.O. Box 756

Oceanside, CA 92049

310-497-1326 Fax 760-325-5683

E-mail: rsmithpro@earthlink.net

Services: full service

entertainment company

specializing in publicity, promotion,

marketing and consulting

*No unsolicited material

RON RAINEY MANAGEMENT,

INC.

315 S. Beverly Dr., Ste. 300

Beverly Hills, CA 90212

310-277-4050 Fax 310-557-8421

E-mail: rrmgmt@aol.com

Web: www.ronrainey.com

Contact: Ron Rainey

Clients: John Kay & Steppenwolf,

Billy Dean, August Darnell, Kid

Creole & the Coconuts, Marshall

Tucker Band, Alvin Lee, Blue Cheer

Styles: rock

Services: management

*No unsolicited material

ROSEN MUSIC

P.O. Box 1308

Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

310-471-1272

E-mail: rosenmusiccorp@me.com

Web: www.rosenmusiccorp.com

Contact: Steven Rosen

Styles: all styles

Clients: Kelly Levesque (Due Voci)

Randy Johnson, Three Graces,

Orianthi, Ryan Newman, Thom

Russo

*No unsolicited material

RPM MANAGEMENT

815 18th Ave. S.

Nashville, TN 37203

615-256-1980

E-mail: april@rpmweb.com

Contact: April Rider

RPM MUSIC PRODUCTIONS

48 W. 10th St., Ste. B

New York, NY 10011

212-246-8126 Fax 212-397-1371

E-mail: dbennett@rpmproductions.com

Contact: Danny Bennett

Styles: rock, pop, jazz

Clients: Tony Bennett

*No unsolicited material

RPS RECORDING AND

ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

4212 E Los Angeles Ave.

Simi Valley, CA 93063

805-551-2342

E-mail: rps-records@sbcglobal.net

Web: www.rps-records.com

Contact: Gary Bright

Styles: Various genres along with

Gospel and Christian

*No unsolicited material please

RUSSELL CARTER ARTIST

MANAGEMENT

567 Ralph McGill Blvd.

Atlanta, GA 30312

404-377-9900 Fax 404-377-5131

E-mail: russell.rcam@gmail.com

Web: www.fb.com/

russellcarterartistmanagement

Contact: Russell Carter

Styles: S/S, alt., Americana, pop, rock

Clients: Indigo Girls, Matthew

Sweet, the Bangles, Shawn

Mullins, Chely Wright, the

Shadowboxers, Larkin Poe

SAM

Silva Artist Management

722 Seward St.

Los Angeles, CA 90038

323-856-8222

E-mail: info@sammusicbiz.com

Web: www.sammusicbiz.com

Contact: John Silva

Clients: Foo Fighters, Band of

Horses, Ryan Adams, Jimmy Eat

World, Tenacious D, Beastie Boys,

Beck, Probot, Sonic Youth, Queens

Of The Stone Age, Taylor Hawkins

and the Coattail Riders

Styles: alt., rock

*No unsolicited material

SHARPE ENTERTAINMENT

SERVICES, INC.

683 Palmera Ave.

Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

310-230-2100 Fax 310-230-2109

E-mail: frances@ses-la.com

Web: www.ses-la.com

Contacts: Wil Sharpe, CEO;

Frances Sharpe Manager

Clients: Sarah Bettens, K’s

Choice, Bigelf, Black Box

Styles: alt., pop, S/S, rock

Services: Personal management

*No unsolicited material

SILENT PARTNER

MANAGEMENT

536 Pantops Ctr., Ste. 343

Charlottesville, VA 22911

434-245-4000

E-mail: contact@

silentpartnermanagement.com

Web: www.

silentpartnermanagement.com

Styles: rock

Clients: Joey Ramone, Cheap

Trick, Ace Frehley, Ministry

*No unsolicited material

SIREN MUSIC

P.O. Box 12110

Portland, OR 97212

503-238-4771

E-mail: december@

sirenmusiccompany.com

Web: www.sirenmusiccompany.com

Contact: December Carson

Styles: roots, americana, rock,

folk, s/s, alt. country, Irish, pop,

bluegrass

Clients: Sara Jackson-Holman,

Caleb Klauder, the Foghorn

Stringband, Bella Fayes

*Accepts unsolicited material

SORKIN PRODUCTIONS

3742 Jasmine Ave., Ste. 201

Los Angeles, CA 90034

310-559-5580 Fax 310-559-5581

E-mail: donsorkin@aol.com

Contact: Don Sorkin

Styles: R&B, pop, rock, dance

Services: Personal management,

publishing

*Call for approval before sending

material

SOUNDTRACK MUSIC

ASSOCIATES

1460 4th St., #308

Santa Monica, CA 90401

310-260-1023

E-mail: info@soundtrk.com

Web: www.soundtrk.com

Contact: John Tempereau

Styles: All Styles

Clients: Cliff Martinez, John

Swihart, Jeff Danna, Jeff Cardoni,

Tree Adams, Alf Clausen

*No unsolicited material

SO WHAT MEDIA &

MANAGEMENT

890 W. End Ave., Ste. 1-A

New York, NY 10025

212-877-9631

E-mail: sowhatasst@me.com

Contact: Lisa Barbaris

Styles: rock, pop

Clients: Simply Red, Cyndi

Lauper, True Colors Tour, Vivian

Green, Hunter Valentine

*No unsolicited material

SPA MUSIC MANAGEMENT, INC.

2 Generations

275 Madison Ave., Ste. 1905

New York, NY 10016

212-661-6990 Cell 917-951-3645

E-mail: aberger@

primarywavemusic.com

Web: www.2generations.com

Contact: Aimee Berger

Clients: Matt Stamm, Natascha

Sohl, Jeff Stephens, Nicolette Hart,

Michael and Marisa

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STAGE RIGHT TALENT

2141 Pamela Street

Oxnard, CA 93036

805-485-5109 Fax 805-485-5108

E-mail: stagerightalent@yahoo.com

Web: www.freewebs.com/

stageright

Contact: Jasmine Spencer

Styles: R&B, jazz, gospel, latin,

reggae, reggaeton, soul, pop

*Accepts unsolicited material

STANN FINDELLE LAW &

MANAGEMENT

2029 Century Park E., Ste. 900

Los Angeles, CA 90067

310-552-1777 Fax 310-286-1990

E-mail: perfstanny@aol.com

Contact: Stann Findelle

Clients: Kenny Sargent, Joe

Dallesandro, Speed Freaks,

Cosmopolis, Kimmie Heaven,

Earthworks Film

Styles: all

Services: Personal management,

legal services

*Call for approval before sending

material

STAR DIRECTION, INC.

9157 Sunset Blvd., Ste. 215

W. Hollywood, CA 90069

310-271-7186 Fax 310-550-8471

E-mail: stardirection@sbcglobal.net

Clients: The Temptations

Styles: R&B

Services: Personal management

*No unsolicited material

STARKRAVIN’ MANAGEMENT

McLane & Wong

11135 Weddington St., Ste. 424

N. Hollywood, CA 91601

818-587-6801 Fax 818-587-6802

E-mail: bcmclane@aol.com

Web: www.benmclane.com

Contact: Ben McLane, Esq.

Styles: pop, rock, alt.

Services: Personal management,

legal services

*Accepts unsolicited material

STERLING ARTIST

MANAGEMENT, INC.

11054 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 285

Studio City, CA 91604

818-907-5556 Fax 818-907-5558

E-mail: mark@sterlingartist.com

Web: http://sterlingartist.com/SAM/

Artists.html

Contact: Mark Sterling

Clients: Hope Waits, Carolina

Brooks, Professor RJ ross, Re-Delux

Styles: S/S, Americana, blues

Services: Personal management

*Inquiry letters accepted

STEVEN SCHARF

ENTERTAINMENT

126 E. 38th St.

New York, NY 10016

212-779-7977 x3905

Fax 212-725-9681

E-mail: sscharf@carlinamerica.com

Web: www.stevenscharf.com

Contact: Steven Scharf

Styles: rock, alt., S/S, hiphop,

world, producers, film & tv

composers

Clients: Michale Vail Blum, Julius

Butty, Shane Faber, Askold Buk,

Zain Effendi, Mark Suozzo, 46bliss

*No unsolicited material

STEVE STEWART

MANAGEMENT

12400 Ventury Blvd., #900

Studio City, CA 91604

E-mail: stevestewart@

stevestewart.com

Web: www.stevestewart.com

Contact: Steve Stewart

Styles: alt., rock, pop producers,

film & TV composers

*No unsolicited material

STIEFEL ENTERTAINMENT

21731 Ventura Blvd. Ste. 300

Woodland Hills, CA 91364

310-275-3377 Fax 310-271-5175

Contact: Arnold Stiefel

Clients: Rod Stewart

Styles: rock, pop

Services: personal management

*No unsolicited material

STREET SMART MANAGEMENT

2323 W. El Segundo Blvd,

Hawthorne, CA 90250

E-mail: sara@streetsmart

management.com

Web: www.streetsmart

management.com

Contact: Sara Kinne

Clients: Exodus, Girl On Fire, Bob

Wayne, The Relapse Symphony,

Speaking The King’s, Act As If,

Vendetta Red, Carson Allen, Into

The Flood, The Natural Born

Killers, Shan Dan

Styles: rock, metal, indie, pop

Services: artist management

SUNCOAST MUSIC

MANAGEMENT

9215 Jminez Dr.

Hudson, FL 34669

727-868-3828 Fax 888-727-1698

E-mail: suncoastbooking@aol.com

Web: www.suncoastentertainment.biz

Contact: Al Spohn

Styles: disco, rock, classic

rock, variety

Clients: Poison’d and Red White

and Crue (tributes to Poison and

Mötley Crüe package), Hells/

Bells (AC/DC Tribute), Battery

(Metallica) Paradise City (GNR),

Live Bait (Jimmy Buffett & Party

Band), Stayin Alive (Bee Gees &

70s Disco), Space Cowboy (Steve

Miller Band), Higher Ground (Red

Hot Chili Peppers Tribute)

*Accepts unsolicited material

SUPERVISION MANAGEMENT

London, UK

Web: www.myspace.com/

supervisionmanagement

Clients: Franz Ferdinand, Kaiser

Chiefs, The Cribs, Crystal Castles,

White Lies

Styles: Indie, Rock

TAKEOUT MANAGEMENT

1129 Maricopa Hwy, #238

Ojai, CA 93023

805-382-2200 Fax 805-201-7816

E-mail: info@howiewood.com

Web: www.howiewood.com

Contact: Howard Rosen

Clients: Rebecca Moreland (artist)

David Grow (producers), Jim

McGorman, Kevin Wesley Williams,

Rodney Shelton, Jon Gass, Ken

Callait, Dito Godwin

Styles: All

Services: Personal management,

shop for distribution and record

deals. Production and remix with

major producers.

SURVIVAL MANAGEMENT

30765 PCH, Ste. 325

Malibu, CA 90265

310-317-9223

E-mail: survivalmgmt1@aol.com

Web: survivalmanagementinc.com

Contact: Bob Ringe

Styles: rock, hard rock, alt.

Clients: Archer, Leslie West,

Zakk Wylde, Black Label Society,

Mountain, Bruce Jr., and Laing,

The Golden Ghosts

*No unsolicited material

TED KURLAND ASSOCIATES

173 Brighton Ave.

Boston, MA 02134

617-254-0007 Fax 617-782-3577

E-mail: agents@tedkurland.com

Web: www.tedkurland.com

Contact: Ted Kurland

Styles: jazz, blues, vocals

Clients: Pat Metheny, Chick Corea,

Julian Lage, Ellis Marsalis, Ramsey

Lewis, Danilo Perez, Marian

McPartland, Bill Charlap, Wynton

Marsalis, Christian McBride, Dee

Dee Bridgewater, Ann Hampton

Callaway, Stacey Kent, Stanley

Clarke and more

*No unsolicited material

TEN ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

1449 Alteras Cir.

Nashville, TN 37211

615-289-2822, Fax 866-230-3942

E-mail: shannon@

tenentertainment.com

Web: www.tenentertainment.com

Contact: Shannon Brown

Styles: All Styles

Clients: Our Heart’s Hero,

Philmont, Shay Watson, Eric

Mizelle, Shay Watson, Eric Mizelle

*Accepts unsolicited material:

e-mail with links to Myspace or

other online outlets with your

music. Do not e-mail MP3s unless

requested.

TENTH STREET

ENTERTAINMENT

38 West 21st St., Ste. 300

New York, NY 10010

212-334-3160

E-mail: info@10thst.com

Web: www.10thst.com

Contact: Allen Kovac

Clients: Motley Crue,, Sixx AM,

Drowning Pool, Papa Roach,

Blondie, Deborah Harry, Crossfade,

Eve, Hellyeah, Deuce, Oh No

Fiasco, Nico Vega, Five Finger

Death Punch

Styles: All

Services: personal management

*No unsolicited material

Additional location:

700 San Vicente Blvd, #G410

West Hollywood, CA 90069

310-385-4700

E-mail: info@10thst.com

TG2 ARTISTS

P.O. Box 550

Carrboro, NC 27510

919-967-8655 Fax 919-869-2410

E-mail: trish@tg2artists.com

Web: www.tg2artists.com

Contact: Trish Galfano

Styles: folk, bluegrass, jazz,

Americana

Clients: The John Jorgenson

Quartet, Bearfoot, Claire

Lynch Band

*No unsolicited material

THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT

INTERNATIONAL, INC.

(T.E.I.)

3820 E. La Palma Ave.

Anaheim, CA 92807 USA

714-693-9300 Fax 714-693-7963

E-mail: jmcentee@

teientertainment.com

Web: www.teientertainment.com

Contact: John McEntee

Styles: All

Services: Entertainment broker for

corporate/concert events, personal

management

*No unsolicited material

THREE ARTIST MANAGEMENT

c/o Red Light Management

8439 Sunset Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90069

310-273-2266

E-mail: info@threeam.net

Web: www.threeam.net

Contact: Richard Bishop

Clients: The Crystal Method,

Jason Lytle/Grandaddy, Henry

Rollins, Tobias Enhus, Sander

Kleinenberg, Tommy Stinson, Static

Revenger, DJ Rap, The Art, Film

and TV Projects

Styles: All

Services: personal management,

agency

*No unsolicited material

THREEE

Erik Eger Entertainment, Inc.

2906 Rowena Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90039

213-381-5100 Fax 213-381-5115

E-mail: info@

erikegerentertainment.com

Web: www.erikeger

entertainment.com

Contact: Erik Eger

Styles: All Styles

Clients: Rich Costey, Chris

Carmouche, Michael H. Brauer,

Dan Carey, Stuart Matthewman,

Sly and Robbie, John Hill, Chris

Coady, Kid Harpoon

*We do not accept unsolicited

material

THUNDERBIRD MANAGEMENT

GROUP

11840 Hwy. 308

Larose, LA 70373

985-798-5665

E-mail: thunderbird@viscom.net

Web: www.thethunderbird

mangementgroup.com

Contact: Rueben Williams

Styles: all styles

*Accepts unsolicited material

TKO ARTIST MANAGEMENT

2303 21st Ave. S., 3rd Fl.

Nashville, TN 37212

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Web: www.tkoartistmanagement.com

Contact: T.K. Kimbrell

Styles: Country

Clients: Mac McAnally, Toby Keith,

Carter’s Chord, Chris LeDoux, JT

Hodges, Krystal Keith

*No unsolicited material

TOM CALLAHAN & ASSOCIATES

P.O. Box 1960

Manhattan Beach, CA 90267

310-418-1384

E-mail: info@tomcallahan.com

Web: www.tomcallahan.com

Contact: Tom Callahan

Styles: All

Services: full-service consulting

company, including record

promotion, legal services, Internet

marketing, web design, retail

promotion and publicity.

*No unsolicited material

TONY MARGHERITA

MANAGEMENT

E-mail: info@tmmchi.com

Web: www.tmmchi.com

Contact: Tony Margherita

Styles: rock, jazz

Clients: Wilco, Glenn Kotche, Jeff

Tweedy, Wilco, Glenn Kotche, Nels

Cline, The Baseball Project, Lucius

*No unsolicited material

TOURWERKS

1939 Grand Ave., 2nd Lvl.

San Diego, CA 92109

858-490-3961 Fax 858-490-3962

E-mail: chris@tourwerks.com

Web: www.tourwerks.com

Contact: Chris Renzulli

Styles: All

*Accepts unsolicited material

TOWER MANAGEMENT

Suite U-V-W Button Floor

Rear of Building

19 Music Sq. W.

Nashville, TN 37203

615-401-7111 Fax 615-401-7119

E-mail: EdRussell@castlerecords.

com

Web: www.castlerecords.com

Contact: Ed Russell

Styles: country, rock, AC,

bluegrass, blues

Clients: Shara Michelle Austin,

Carl Butler, Cody Dooley, Edd

Greer, Missy Garnett, Jerry Presley,

Eddie Ray II, Jimmy Velvet,

Eddie Ray

*Accepts unsolicited material

TRICK MANAGEMENT

UK: +44-208-314-0479

E-mail: ask@trickrmanagement.

com

Web: www.trickmanagement.com

Contact: Roger-UK & Foye-USA

Clients: Olfar, Bear Driver, Stewart

Agnew, Roger Bechirian

Styles: Modern Rock, indie

*No unsolicited material

TRUE TALENT MANAGEMENT

9663 Santa Monica Blvd., #320

Dept WEB

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

310-560-1290

E-mail: webinfo@truetalentmgmt.

com, submission@truetalent

mgmt.com

Web: www.truetalentmgmt.com

Contact: Jennifer Yeko

Clients: Specializing in film/TV

placement, radio promotion, music

publicity and managing pop/rock/

singer-songwriters

*Accepts unsolicited material

TUNSTALL MANAGEMENT

1420 Willowbrooke Cir.

Franklin, TN 37069

615-376-9880 Fax 615-376-9892

E-mail: tunstallmgnt@comcast.net

Contact: Vicki Tunstall Howell

Styles: alt., rock, urban, R&B

Services: Personal management

*No unsolicited material

TUSCAN SUN MUSIC

Nashville, TN

615-794-0485 Fax 615-591-1463

E-mail: mgmt@angelica.org

Web: www.angelica.org,

http://www.tuscansunmusic.com

Contact: Jules Delgado

Styles: Ambient, New Age,

Inspirational, Pop, Film/TV

Clients: Seay, Pat Thomi

*No unsolicited material

UNION ENTERTAINMENT

GROUP, INC.

31225 La Baya Dr., Ste. 213

Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

818-879-1770 Fax 818-879-0832

E-mail: tim@ueginc.com

Web: www.ueginc.com

Contact: Tim Heyne, Bryan

Coleman

Clients: Nickelback, Default,

Cinderella, Paul Gilbert, Daniel

Powter, Kevin Costner &

\Modern West

Styles: Rock

Services: personal management

*No unsolicited material

VARRASSO MANAGEMENT

P.O. Box 387

Fremont, CA 94537

510-792-8910

E-mail: richard@varrasso.com

Web: www.varrasso.com

Contact: Richard Varrasso

Styles: rock, covers, country

Clients: Eddie Money, Tom Wurth,

The HazeXperience, Ira Walker

*Accepts unsolicited material

VECTOR MANAGEMENT

P.O.Box 120479

Nashville, TN 37212

615-269-6600

E-mail: info@vectormgmt.com

Web: vectormgmt.com

Contact: Ken Levitan

Styles: country, pop, S/S

*No unsolicited material

VELVET HAMMER

MANAGEMENT

9911 W. Pico Blvd., Ste. 350 W.

Los Angeles, CA 90035

310-657-6161

E-mail: vhmusic@velvethammer.net

Web: www.velvethammer.net

Clients: System of a Down, Alice

in Chains, the Deftones, Cypress

Hill, Battle Lines

Specialties: All

*Accepts unsolicited material

WANTED MANAGEMENT

E-mail: greggbell04@yahoo.com

Styles: rock, pop, punk, soul

Services: personal management

*No unsolicited material

WARREN ENTNER

MANAGEMENT

818-763-4422

E-mail: wentner@mac.com

Contact: Warren Entner

Clients: Faith No More, Biffy Clyro

Styles: rock, alt.

Services: Personal management

*No unsolicited material

SHELLIE WILKINSON

Artist Management

805-689-7917

E-mail: shellie@lwmedia

relations.com

Clients: Matt Kennon, Maren

Morris, Ryan Broshear, Brant

Cotton, The DTease, The Earps,

False Puppet, Scott McKain, Greg

Ginn, Wilson Gil & the Willful

Sinners

WOLFSON ENTERTAINMENT,

INC.

22201 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 207

Woodland Hills, CA 91364

818-615-0499 Fax 818-615-0498

E-mail: jonathan@wolfsonent.com

Contact: Jonathan Wolfson,

Dillon Barbosa

Web: http://www.wolfsonent.com

Styles: All

Clients: Daryl Hall & John Oates,

Loverboy

Services: Personal management.

Also offers full-service media

relations for management clients.

WORLDSOUND

17837 1st Ave. S., Ste. 3

Seattle, WA 98148-1728

206-444-0300 Fax 206-244-0066

E-mail: warren@worldsound.com

Web: www.worldsound.com

Contact: Warren Wyatt

Styles: rock, world, Celtic, folk, pop

Clients: Na Leo, Keith Olsen, One

Right Turn, Sage, The Dive Bar

Stalkers, Drexel, Children of the

Revolution, Anuhea

Services: personal management

and consulting

*See website for submission

information

Additional location:

150 Hamakua Dr., Ste. 700

Kailua, HI 96734

808-262-6300 Fax 808-822-9609

YES, DEAR ENTERTAINMENT

2250 S. Beverly Glen Blvd., #204

Los Angeles, CA 90064

310-203-9007

E-mail: lapersdev@yahoo.com

Web: www.yesdearent.com

Contact: Mike Gormley, Jolene

Pellant, Asst. Tammy Priess

Clients: Simon Lynge, Ronny Cox

Styles: All

Services: full-service including

marketing and consultancy

*No unsolicited material

ZADA MANAGEMENT

11732 Kiowa Ave.

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310-597-1882

E-mail: abbaj12@aol.com

Contact: Jack

Styles: All

Services: Personal management

*Accepts unsolicited promotional

packages

BOOKING AGENTS

1ST TOTAL MUSIC POWER

Los Angeles, CA

323-650-9400

E-mail: aaron@totalmusicpower.com

Web: www.totalmusicpower.com

Contact: Aaron

Styles: Rock; Jazz, Alt, Film, All

Clients: Aaron Wolfson, Mercedes,

the Broadcasters

Services: Corporate events, concerts,

private parties, recording sessions,

producers, film/TV music (all).

*Communicate your request first.

25 Live

24 Music Sq.W.

Nashville, TN 37203

615-777-2227

E-mail: david@25ent.com

Web: www.25ccm.com

Contact: David Breen

Styles: Christian

*No unsolicited material

ACA MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

1025 S. Moorland, #505

Brookfield, WI 53005

800-279-7909, 262-790-0060

Fax 262-790-9149

E-mail: louie@acaentertainment.com

Web: www.acaentertainment.com

Contact: Louie Higgins

Styles: Variety, Bluegrass, Bands,

Lounge Acts, Nostalgia, DJ’s, Club,

Festival Bands, Ceremony, Dinner

Hour, Cocktail

Services: Represents nightclub

& acts for private functions, not

currently seeking new clients

*Accepts unsolicited material

ACT 1 ENTERTAINMENT

P.O. Box 1079

New Haven, CT 06504

203-785-8338 Fax 203-865-9867

E-mail: actonect@aol.com

Web: www.act1ent.com

Contact: Martha Martin

Styles: rock & roll, blues, acoustic,

swing, folk, Caribbean

Services: mostly books acts for

parties/events

Clients: info upon request

*Accepts unsolicited material

Additional locations:

Stonington, CT

860-535-0052

Carmela Congdon

Newington, CT

732-690-4437

Michael Donaghey

Boca Raton, FL / Charlotte, NC

Dave Coviello

561-251-7338

Westport, CT

203-376-2636

John Paolillo

ACTS NASHVILLE

1103 Bell Grimes Ln.

Nashville, TN 37207

615-254-8600

E-mail: info@actsnashville.com

Web: www.actsnashville.com

Contact: Lee Shields

Styles: country, rock, nostalgia &

variety only

Clients: info upon request

*No unsolicited material

AGENCY FOR THE PERFORMING

ARTS (APA)

405 S. Beverly Dr.

Beverly Hills, CA 90212

310-888-4200 Fax 310-888-4242

Web: www.apa-agency.com

Contact: Jon Moore

Styles: All

*Call before submitting material

Additional locations:

45 W. 45th St., 4th Fl.

New York, NY 10036

212-687-0092 Fax 212-687-0176

3010 Poston Ave.

Nashville, TN 37203

615-297-0100 Fax 615-297-5434

AGENCY GROUP, THE

1880 Century Park E., Ste. 711

Los Angeles, CA 90067

310-385-2800 Fax 310-385-1220

Web: www.theagencygroup.com

Clients: See site for a list

*No unsolicited material

Additional locations:

New York, NY

142 W. 57th St. - 6th Fl.

New York, NY 10019

212-581-3100 Fax 212-581-0015

Nashville, TN

209 10th Ave. S. Ste. 337

Nashville, TN 37203

615-564-2580 Fax 615-564-2585

A&M ENTERTAINMENT

13280 N.W. Fwy., Ste. F-328

Houston, TX 77040

713-970-1015

E-mail: keetria@amentertainment.com

Web: www.amentertainment.com

Contact: Keetria Gardner-Chamber

Styles: All Styles

Clients: info upon request

*No unsolicited material

Additional locations:

Los Angeles

New York City

AMERICAN ARTISTS

315 S. Beverly Dr., Ste. 300

Beverly Hills, CA 90212

310-277-7877

E-mail: mike@americanartists.net

Web: www.americanartists.net

Contact: Michael Weinstein

Styles: rock, classic rock, country,

R&B, swing

Clients: info upon request

*No unsolicited material

A.M. ONLY

55 Washington St., Ste. 658

Brooklyn, NY 11201

718-237-2428

E-mail: info@amonly.com

Web: www.amonly.com

Contact: Paul Morris

Styles: rock, hip-hop,

electronica, industrial

Clients: info upon request

*No unsolicited material

Additional locations:

6725 Sunset Blvd., Ste. 220

Los Angeles, CA 90028

718-237-2428

ARTIST REPRESENTATION &

MANAGEMENT

1257 Arcade St.

St. Paul, MN 55106

651-483-8754 Fax 651-776-6338

E-mail: jc@armentertainment.com

Web: www.armentertainment.com

Contact: John Domagall

Styles: specializes in ‘80s-early

‘90s rock, country, blues, metal

Clients: info upon request

*No unsolicited material

BACKSTREET BOOKING

700 W. Pete Rose Way, Ste. 390,

POB 18

Cincinnati, OH 45203

513-442-4405

E-mail: info@backstreetbooking.com

Web: www.backstreetbooking.com

Contact: Jim Sfarnas

Styles: progressive fusion, jazz,

rock, jam, metal

Clients: info upon request

*No unsolicited material

BBA MANAGEMENT & BOOKING

512-477-7777

Web: www.bbabooking.com

Styles: jazz, Latin, rock,

classical S/S,

*No unsolicited material

BIG BEAT

1515 University Dr., Ste. 102

Coral Springs, FL 33071

954-755-7759

E-mail: rlloyd@bigbeat

productions.com

Web: www.bigbeatproductions.com

Contact: Richard Lloyd

Styles: All Styles

Clients: info upon request

*Accepts unsolicited material

BILL HOLLINGSHEAD

PRODUCTIONS, INC.

1010 Anderson Rd.

Davis, CA 95616

530-758-9779 Fax 530-758-9777

E-mail: bhptalent@aol.com

Web: www.bhptalent.com

Contact: Bill Hollingshead

Styles: California surf music,

classic ‘50s and ‘60s rock

*No unsolicited material

BOBBY ROBERTS

COMPANY, THE

P.O. Box 1547

Goodlettsville, TN 37070

615-859-8899 Fax 615-859-2200

E-mail: brian@bobbyroberts.com

Web: www.bobbyroberts.com

Contact: Brian Jones

Styles: mostly country,

some pop & rock

Clients: info upon request

*No unsolicited material

BOOKING ENTERTAINMENT

275 Madison Ave., 6th Fl.

New York, NY 10016

1-800-4ENTERTAINMENT

212-645-0555

E-mail: steve@

bookingentertainment.com

Web:bookingentertainment.com

Contact: Steve Einzig

Styles: rock, pop, jazz, adult

contemporary, pop, R&B

Clients: info on website.

*No unsolicited material

BUDDY LEE ATTRACTIONS

38 Music Sq. E., Ste. 300

Nashville, TN 37203

615-244-4336

Web: www.buddyleeattractions.com

Contact: Kevin Neal

Styles: Country, rock, pop,

bluegrass

*Accepts unsolicited material

See website for other locations

CANTALOUPE MUSIC

PRODUCTIONS

Ellen Azorin, President

157 W. 79th St., Ste. 4A

New York, NY 10024

212-724-2400

E-mail: ellenazorin@gmail.com

Web: www.cantaloupe

productions.com

Clients: see website

Styles: Booking agent specializing

in Brazilian, Argentine, Cuban and

other Latin music, as well as other

world music and top level jazz

ensembles.

*Does not accept unsolicited

material

CELEBRITY TALENT

AGENCY INC.

111 E. 14th St., Ste. 249

New York, NY 10003

212-539-6039, 201-837-9000,

201-678-9222

E-mail: markg@

celebritytalentagency.com

Web: www.celebritytalentagency.com

Contact: Mark Green

Styles: jazz, R&B, hip-hop,

comedians, gospel

Clients: info upon request

*No unsolicited material

BRUCE COLFIN LAW, PC

1178 Broadway, Ste. 312

New York, NY 10001

212-691-5630

Email: thefirm@thefirm.com

Web: www.thefirm.com

Contact: Bruce E. Colfin

Styles: rock, blues, world, reggae

Clients: Dark Star Orchestra, Mick

Taylor, Sly & Robbie, Marty Balin,

Freddie McGregor, Niney the

Observer, Bernard Purdie

*Accepts unsolicited material -

Submit material w/ a S.A.S.E. &

proper postage for return

CIRCLE TALENT AGENCY

8383 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 1030

Beverly Hills, CA 90211

323-424-4970 Fax 323-424-4976

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COAST TO COAST MUSIC

PO Box 18334

Encino, CA 91416

818-376-1380

E-mail: ccmusicbooking@yahoo.com

Web: http://positivemusic

programs.com

Contact: Chris Fletcher

COLLIN ARTISTS

Pasadena, CA 91104

323-467-4702, 323-556-1046

E-mail: collinartists@gmail.com

Web: www.collinartists.com

Contact: Barbara Collin, Robert

Sax, Goh Kurosawa

Clients: Mary Stallings, Jeri Brown,

Carmen Lundy, Kevin Mahogany,

Andy Bey, Alan Paul, Pete

Escove4do Latin Jazz Masters,

Bobbi Humphrey, Pamela Williams

and more

Styles: jazz, blues, world, Latin,

R&B, doo wop/classics and beyond

Services: Management,

promotion, consulting, booking,

workshops

*No unsolicited material

CONCERTED EFFORTS, INC.

P.O. Box 440326

Somerville, MA 02144

617-969-0810 Fax 617-209-1300

E-mail: concerted@

concertedefforts.com

Web: www.concertedefforts.com

Contact: Paul Kahn

Styles: blues, soul, jazz, gospel,

zydeco, Cajun, folk, s/s, rock, world

Clients: info upon request

*No unsolicited material

CORALIE JUNIOR AGENCY

907 S. Victory Blvd.

Burbank, CA 91502

818-842-5513

Contact: Coralie Junior

Styles: ‘50s-’60s, nostalgia,

modern, diversified

*No unsolicited material

CREATIVE ARTISTS AGENCY

2000 Ave. of the Stars

Los Angeles, CA 90067

424-288-2000 Fax 424-288-2900

Web: www.caatouring.com

Styles: All

*No unsolicited material or No

phone calls

Additional locations:

New York

212-277-9000

Nashville

615-383-8787

London

+020-8846-3000

DALE MORRIS & ASSOCIATES

MORRIS ARTIST MANAGEMENT

818 19th Ave. S.

Nashville, TN 37203

615-327-3400 Fax 615-327-0312

Web: www.dalemorrismgt.com

Styles: Country

Clients: Kenny Chesney, Martina

McBride, Louise Mandrell, Big and

Rich, Blaine Larson, Jake Owen,

Andy Gibson

*No unsolicited material

DAVIS MCLARTY AGENCY

708 S. Lamar Blvd., Ste. D

Austin, TX 78704

512-444-8750 Fax 512-416-7531

E-mail: info@davismclarty.com

Web: www.davismclarty.com

Contact: Davis McLarty

Styles: alt. country, roots,

blues, Americana

Clients: info upon request

*No unsolicited material

D. BAILEY MANAGEMENT

15100 Hutchison Rd., Ste. 111

Tampa, FL 33625

813-960-4660 Fax 813-960-4662

E-mail: dennis@

dbaileymanagement.com, liza@

dbaileymanagement.com

Web: www.dbaileymanagement.com

Contact: Dennis Bailey or

Liza Saturday

Styles: pop, R&B, top 40,

rock, variety

Clients: info upon request

*No unsolicited material

EAST COAST ENTERTAINMENT

703 Southlake Blvd,

Richmond, VA 23236

804-353-3407

Web: www.eastcoast

entertainment.com

Contact: Lee Moore

Styles: rock, acoustic, classical,

latin, jazz, pop, R&B, funk

*No unsolicited material

See website for additional locations

ELECTRIC EVENTS

CORPORATION

P.O. Box 280848

Lakewood, CO 80228

303-989-0001 Fax 303-989-0037

E-mail: talktome@electricevents.com

Web: www.electricevents.com

Contact: Michael A. Tolerico

Styles: pop cover bands only

Clients: info upon request

*No unsolicited material

ENTERTAINMENT SERVICES

INTERNATIONAL

6400 Pleasant Park Dr.

Chanhassen, MN 55317

952-470-9000 Fax 952-474-4449

E-mail: randy@

esientertainment.com

Web: www.esientertainment.com

Contact: Randy Erwin

Styles: mostly classic rock

Clients: info upon request

*No unsolicited material

ENTOURAGE TALENT

ASSOCIATES

236 W. 27th St., 8th Fl.

New York, NY 10001

212-633-2600 Fax 212-633-1818

E-mail: administration@

entouragetalent.com

Web: www.entouragetalent.com

Contact: Wayne Forte

Styles: rock, pop, S/S, jazz

Clients: info upon request

*No unsolicited material

FAT CITY ARTISTS

1906 Chet Atkins Pl., Ste. 502

Nashville, TN 37212

615-320-7678 Fax 615-321-5382

Web: www.fatcityartists.com

Styles: nostalgia, country, big

band, bluegrass, blues, R&B,

Cajun, world, folk, funk,

gospel, jazz

*NO Rap or Opera

Clients: info upon request

*No unsolicited material

FLEET TEAM BOOKING

1808 S. Carpenter St.

Chicago, IL 60608

312-455-1350 Fax 773-442-0224

E-mail: scott@fleetteambooking.com

Web: www.fleetteambooking.com

Contact: Scott Comeau

Styles: punk, indie rock, hip-hop

Clients: info upon request

*No unsolicited material

FORSYTH AGENCY

412-251-5841 Fax 412-586-7962

E-mail: scott@forsythagency.com

Web: www.forsythagency.com

Contact: Scott Forsyth

Clients: info upon request

*No unsolicited material

GORFAINE-SCHWARTZ AGENCY

4111 W. Alameda Ave., Ste. 509

Burbank, CA 91505

818-260-8500

E-mail: reception@gsamusic.com

Web: www.gsamusic.com

Clients: info upon request

*No unsolicited material

GREAT AMERICAN TALENT

P.O. Box 2476

Hendersonville, TN 37077

615-452-7878

E-mail: sheila@gatalent.com

Web: www.gatalent.com

Contact: Sheila Futch

Styles: country, Cajun

Clients: info upon request

*No unsolicited material

HARMONY ARTISTS INC.

6399 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 914

Los Angeles, CA 90048

323-655-5007 Fax 323-655-5154

E-mail: acrane-ross@

harmonyartists.com

Web: www.harmonyartists.com

Contact: Adrienne Crane-Ross

Styles: tribute, nostalgia, R&B,

Latin, blues, bluegrass, jazz, swing

*No unsolicited material

HELLO! BOOKING

P.O. Box 18717

Minneapolis, MN 55418

651-647-4464

E-mail: info@hellobooking.com

Web: www.hellobooking.com

Contact: Eric Roberts

Styles: bluegrass, country, rock,

folk, pop, jazz, indie, hip-hop,

acoustic, rockabilly

Clients: info upon request

*Accepts unsolicited material

HIGHWAY KEY TOURING &

PROMOTION

773-743-9546 Fax 270-626-1899

E-mail: cscott@hwykey.com

Web: www.hwykey.com

Contact: Casey Scott

Styles: blues, roots, rock,

alt. country, folk

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*No unsolicited material

INA DITTKE & ASSOCIATES

770 N.E. 69th St., Ste. 7C

Miami, FL 33138

305-762-4309

E-mail: ina@inadittke.com

Web: www.inadittke.com

Contact: Ina Dittke

Styles: jazz, Latin, world

Clients: info upon request

INTERNATIONAL CREATIVE

MANAGEMENT (ICM)

10250 Constellation Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90067

310-550-4000

Web: www.icmtalent.com

Styles: All

*No unsolicited material

Additional locations:

730 Fifth Ave.

New York, NY 10019

212-556-5600

3rd Fl., Marlborough House

10 Earlham St.

London, WC2H, 9LN, England

+44.0.20.7836.8564

IN TOUCH ENTERTAINMENT

309 55th St.

New York, NY 10019

212-714-7722 Fax 212-202-7579

E-mail: info@intouchhome.com

Web: www.intouchhome.com

Contact: Charles Carlini

Styles: All Styles

Clients: Ennio Morricone, George

Garzone, Suzanne Ciani, Tori

Beaumont, Mamma Freedom

*Accepts unsolicited material - via

SonicBids only

JAM ENTERTAINMENT AND

EVENTS

2900 Bristol St., Ste. A - 208

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

714-556-5000

E-mail: dennis@jam

entertainment.com

Web: www.jamentertainment.com

*Accepts unsolicited COVER

material

JEFF ROBERTS & ASSOCIATES

3050 Business Park Cir., Ste. 301

Goodlettsville, TN 37072

615-859-7040 Fax 615-851-7023

Web: www.jeffroberts.com

Contact: Jeff Roberts

Clients: info upon request

*No unsolicited material

KEITH CASE & ASSOCIATES

1025 17th Ave. S., 2nd Fl.

Nashville, TN 37212

615-327-4646 Fax 615-327-4949

E-mail: keith@keithcase.com

Web: www.keithcase.com

Styles: bluegrass, roots, folk, S/S

Clients: info upon request

*No unsolicited material

KENMORE AGENCY, THE

1032 W 18th St., Ste. 3A

Costa Mesa, CA 92627

714-642-3329

E-mail: mattpike@

thekenmoreagency.com

Web: www.thekenmoreagency.com

Contact: Matt Pike

Styles: rock, punk, metal, indie

rock, hip-hop, electronic

Clients: info upon request

*No unsolicited material

Additional location:

P.O. Box 10744

Portland, ME 04104

207-420-3224

E-mail: cody@thekenmore

agency.com

LIVE NATION

San Francisco, CA 94142

415-848-0388

Web: www.livenation.com

Styles: All Styles

Services: Producing, marketing

and selling live concerts for artists

LUTHER WOLF, LLC

P.O. Box 162078

Austin, TX 78716-2078

512-448-3065 Fax 512-448-3067

E-mail: wayne@lutherwolf.com

Web: www.lutherwolf.com

Contact: Wayne Nagel

Styles: rock, blues

Clients: info upon request

*No unsolicited material

MARSJAZZ BOOKING AGENCY

1006 Ashby Pl.

Charlottesville, VA 22901

434-979-6374

E-mail: reggie@marsjazz.com

Web: www.marsjazz.com

Contact: Reggie Marshall

Styles: Jazz

Clients: info upon request

*No unsolicited material

MAULDIN BRAND AGENCY

1280 W Peachtree St., Ste. 300

Atlanta, GA 30309

404-733-5511 Fax 404-733-5512

E-mail: juice@artisticcontrol.com

Web: www.mauldinbrand.com

Styles: urban, pop, hip-hop, R&B

Clients: info upon request

*No unsolicited material

MAURICE MONTOYA MUSIC

AGENCY

1133 Broadway, Ste. 1608

New York, NY 10010

212-229-9160

E-mail: info@mmmusicagency.com

Web: www.mmmusicagency.com

Contact: Maurice Orlando

Montoya

Styles: jazz, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian,

contemp/pop

Clients: info upon request

*No unsolicited material

MICHAEL KLINE ARTISTS, LLC

P.O. Box 312

Cape May Point, NJ 08212

609-884-5986

E-mail: info@michael

klineartists.com

Web: http://michaelklineartists.com

Clients: info on request

M.O.B. AGENCY

6404 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 505

Los Angeles, CA 90048

323-653-0427

E-mail: Mitch@mobagency.com

Web: www.mobagency.com

Contact: Mitch Okmin

Styles: rock, alt.

Clients: info upon request

*No unsolicited material

MONQUI EVENTS

P.O. Box 5908

Portland, OR 97228

503-223-5960

E-mail: web@monqui.com

Web: www.monqui.com

Styles: alt., rock, indie rock,

pop, country

*No unsolicited material

MONTEREY INTERNATIONAL

200 W. Superior, Ste. 202

Chicago, IL 60654

312-640-7500, Fax 312-640-7515

E-mail: ron@

montereyinternational.net

Web: www.montereyinternational.net

Contact: Ron Kaplan

Styles: blues, jazz, world, rock,

pop, Latin, alt., R&B

Clients: info upon request

*No unsolicited materia

Additional location:

POB 297

Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA 93921

831-625-6300 Fax 831-625-6335

MUSIC CITY ARTISTS

116 Wilson Pike Cir., Ste. 240

Brentwood, TN 37027

615-266-6223

E-mail: info@musiccityartists.com

Web: www.musiccityartists.com

Contact: Steve Pritchard

Styles: AC, country, oldies,

musicals, tribute, comedy, music

Clients: info upon request

*No unsolicited material

MUSIC GROUP

ENTERTAINMENT LLC

5001 5th St., N.W.

Washinton, CA 2001

Celebrity Booking Agency

300 Available Acts

404-822-4138

E-mail: bookings@

mgentonline.com

Web: www.mgentonline.com

Contact: Mya Richardson

Styles: neo soul, R&B, pop, rock,

country, jazz, alt, dance, reggae,

calypso, dance hall, comedy actors

*No unsolicited material - not

accepting hip-hop demos

MUSICIANS CONTACT

P.O. Box 788

Woodland Hills, CA 91365

818-888-7879

E-mail: information@

musicianscontact.com

Web: www.musicianscontact.com

Contact: Sterling Howard

Styles: All, originals or covers

Services: Established 40 years

as a referral service between

musicians and employers

MUSIC TREE ARTISTS

MANAGEMENT

1414 Pennsylvania Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA 15233

412-323-2707 Fax 412-323-1817

E-mail: george@music-tree.com

Web: www.music-tree.com

Contact: George Balderose,

Managing Director

Styles: Folk, Americana, Celtic,

Bluegrass, Old Time, World

Clients: info upon request

*No unsolicited material

MUSTANG AGENCY

6119 Greenville Ave., Ste. 361

Dallas, TX 75206

214-257-0971, 888,480-3650

E-mail: booking@

mustangagency.com

Web: www.mustangagency.com

Contact: Don Brooks

Styles: rock, country, pop, metal,

pop/punk, alt., classic rock

Clients: info upon request

*No unsolicited material

NANCY FLY AGENCY

P.O. Box 90306

Austin, TX 78709

512-288-2023

E-mail: nfly@nflyagency.com

Web: www.nflyagency.com

Contact: Nancy Fly

Styles: Americana, traditional,

roots rock, blues, world

Clients: info upon request

*No unsolicited material

NIGHTSIDE ENTERTAINMENT

10 Crabapple Ln.

Greenville, RI 02828

401-949-2004

E-mail: contact@

nightsideentertainment.com

Web: www.nightside

entertainment.com

Contact: Al Salzillo

Styles: All Styles

Clients: info upon request

*No unsolicited material

OLYMPIC PRODUCTIONS

ED HARTMAN MUSIC

4501 Interlake Ave. N., Ste. 7

Seattle, WA 98103

206-634-1142

E-mail: edrums@aol.com

Contact: Ed Hartman

Styles: rock, pop, urban, jazz,

Latin, Caribbean, world

Clients: info upon request

*Does not Accept unsolicited

material

OZARK TALENT

718 Schwarz Rd.

Lawrence, KS 66049

785-760-3143

E-mail: ozarktalent@gmail.com

Web: savoybrown.com,

wishboneash.com, wcclark.com

Contact: Steve Ozark

Styles: All Styles

Clients: Savoy Brown, Wishbone

Ash, W.C. Clark

*Accepts unsolicited material

PACIFIC TALENT

P.O. Box 19145

Portland, OR 97280

503-228-3620

E-mail: andy@pacifictalent.com

Web: www.pacifictalent.com

Contact: Andy Gilbert

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Styles: Jazz, Blues, R&B, Rock,

Funk, Disco - everything

Clients: info upon request

*Accepts unsolicited material

THE PANTHEON AGENCY

1801 Century Park E., 19th Fl.

Los Angeles, CA 90067

310-201-0120

E-mail: info@pantheontalent.com

Web: http://thepantheon

agency.com

Styles: Talent and Literary

PARADISE ARTISTS

108 E. Matilija St.

Ojai, CA 93023

805-646-8433

E-mail: howie@paradiseartists.com

Web: www.paradiseartists.com

Contact: Howie Silverman

Styles: rock, pop, alt., legends

Clients: info upon request

*No unsolicited material

Additional location:

New York

212-879-5900

PIEDMONT TALENT

P.O. Box 680006

Charlotte, NC 28216

704-399-2210

E-mail: steve@piedmonttalent.com

Web: www.piedmonttalent.com

Contact: Steve Hecht

Styles: acoustic, world, jazz, blues

Clients: info upon request

*No unsolicited material

PROGRESSIVE GLOBAL

AGENCY

P.O. Box 50294

Nashville, TN 37205

615-354-9100

E-mail: jennifer@pgamusic.com

Web: www.pgamusic.com

Contact: Jennifer Fowler

Styles: rock, pop, world

Clients: info upon request

*No unsolicited material

PYRAMID ENTERTAINMENT

GROUP

377 Rector Pl., Ste. 21-A

New York, NY 10280

212-242-7274

E-mail: smichaels@

pyramid-ent.com

Web: www.pyramid-ent.com

Contact: Sal Michaels

Styles: urban, jazz, gospel, classic

& contemporary R&B, funk, hip-hop

Clients: info upon request

*No unsolicited material

RED ENTERTAINMENT AGENCY

505 8th Ave., Ste. 1004

New York, NY 100018

212-563-7575

E-mail: info@redentertainment.

com

Web: www.redentertainment.com

Contact: Carlos Keyes

Styles: rock, funk, jazz, gospel,

R&B, pop, Latin, hip-hop

Clients: Dionne Warwick, Chaka

Khan, Gloria Gaynor, Sister

Sledge, JT Taylor formerly of Kool

& the Gang, K-Ci & JoJo, Belinda

Carlisle, The Human League,

Cameo, Charlie Wilson, Wang

Chung, Hugh Cornwell

*No unsolicited material

RED RYDER ENTERTAINMENT

1532 N Milwaukee Ave., Ste. 207

Chicago, IL 60622

773-384-0050

E-mail: info@rryder.com

Web: www.rryder.com

Contact: Eric Selz

Styles: rock, jazz, indie rock,

folk, world

Clients: info upon request

*No unsolicited material

THE ROSEBUD AGENCY

P.O.Box 170429

San Francisco, CA 94117

415-386-3456

E-mail: mikek@rosebudus.com

Contact: Mike Kappus

Web: www.rosebudus.com

Styles: funk rock, singer/

songwriter

Clients: Trombone Shorty &

Orleans Avenue, JJ Cale

*No unsolicited material

SELAK ENTERTAINMENT

1220 Lida St.

Pasadena, CA 91103

626-584-8110 Fax 626-584-8122

E-mail: steve@selak

entertainment.com

Web: www.selakentertainment.com

Contact: Steve Selak

Clients: ABC TV, Affinity Events,

Aligator Pear Events, Ameristar

Casinos, APA Agency, Beverly Hills

Hotel, Budweiser, CAA Agency,

Capital One Credit Card Company,

CBS TV, Columbia Pictures, EA

Sports, Fox Sports, Major League

Baseball, MTV, NBA, NFL, NBC

TV, Paramount Pictures, Universal

Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures,

Warner Brothers, William

Morris Agency

*no unsolicited material

SELF GROUP, LLC, THE

P.O. Box 14721

Portland, OR 97293

E-mail: info@selfgroup.org

Web: www.selfgroup.org

Contact: Krist Krueger

Styles: indie, rock, folk, acoustic,

experimental, pop

Clients: info upon request

*No unsolicited material

SMC ARTISTS

4400 Coldwater Canyon, Ste. 127

Studio City, CA 91604-5038

818-505-9600

E-mail: ovavrin@smcartists.com

Web: www.smcartists.com

Contact: Otto Vavrin II

Styles: Film & TV composers

Clients: info upon request

*No unsolicited material

SPECTRUM TALENT AGENCY

212-268-0404 Fax 212-268-1114

E-mail: marc@

spectrumtalentagency.com

Web: www.spectrumtalent

agency.com

Contact: Marc Katz

Styles: pop, R&B, dance,

hip-hop, theatrical

Clients: info upon request

*No unsolicited material

STEINER TALENT

813 N. Boonville Ave., 2nd Fl.

Springfield, MO 65804

417-889-9909

E-mail: ask@steinertalent.com

Web: www.steinertalent.com

Contact: Mark Steiner

Styles: All styles

*No unsolicited material

Additional location:

225 S. Water St.

Chandler’s Wharf

Wilmington, NC 28401

866-788-4447

TEMPEST ENTERTAINMENT

245 W. 25th St., Ste. 3B

New York, NY 10001

212-645-1702

E-mail: lian@

tempestentertainment.com,

leticia@tempestentertainment.com

Web: www.tempest

entertainment.com

Contact: Lian Calvo Serrano

Clients: info upon request

*No unsolicited material

THIRD COAST TALENT

P.O. Box 334

Kingston Springs, TN 37082

615-685-3331

E-mail: generalinformation@

thirdcoasttalent.com

Web: www.thirdcoasttalent.com

Styles: Country

Clients: see website

for complete roster

*No unsolicited material

UNCLE BOOKING

5438 Winding Way Dr.

Houston, TX 77091

713-688-4854 Fax 713-681-5260

E-mail: erik@unclebooking.com

Web: www.unclebooking.com

Clients: AU, Kevin Barnes,

Bottomless Pit, CEX, Citay, the

Coke Dares, Cryptacize, Danielson,

Bart Davenport, Deerhoof

*No unsolicited material

UNIVERSAL ATTRACTIONS

AGENCY.

135 W. 26th St. 12th Fl.

New York, NY 10001

212-582-7575 x106

Fax 212-333-4508

E-mail: info@universal

attractions.com

Web: www.universalattractions.com

Contact: Nick Martucci

Styles: All

Clients: info upon request

*No unsolicited material

VARIETY ARTISTS

INTERNATIONAL

1924 Spring St.

Paso Robles, CA 93446

805-545-5550 Fax 805-545-5559

E-mail: john@varietyart.com,

bob@varietyart.com, lloyd@

varietyart.com,

zach@varietyart.com

Web: www.varietyart.com

Contact: Bob Engel, John

Harrington, Lloyd St. Martin,

Zach Mullinax

Styles: rock, folk, pop,

rap, jazz, oldies

Clients: info upon request

*No unsolicited material

WALKER ENTERTAINMENT

GROUP

P.O.Box 7827

Houston, TX 77270

281-431-9393 Fax 713-776-2157

Web: www.

walkerentertainmentgroup.com

Contact: Ernest Walker,

President/CEO

*No unsolicited material

WILLIAM MORRIS AGENCY

9601 Wilshire Blvd.

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

310-285-9000 Fax 310-285-9010

Web: www.wma.com

Styles: All

*No unsolicited material - No

phone calls

Additional locations:

1325 Ave. of the Americas

New York, NY 10019

212-586-5100 Fax 212-246-3583

119 Washington Ave., Ste. 400

Miami Beach, FL 33139

305-938-2000 Fax 305-938-2002

1600 Division St., Ste. 300

Nashville, TN 37203

615-963-3000

Fax 615-963-3090

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5

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& Artists

SO, WHAT DO 2013 AND 2014 hold for indie artists and labels?

The key is to view the industry “globally” and not in territories,

says one music exec who offers five positive observations

related to new trends and promotional tips:

1. Indie Label Opportunities and Partnerships Will Increase

All music companies will be focused on streamlining their efforts this

year. This involves smarter processes, innovative developments and

keeping overhead low. Independent labels typically have had to function

with these elements in place from day one; their ability to stay nimble will

allow for continued growth opportunity. As business partnerships continue

to solidify between content owners and brands, smaller labels will be

able to adapt quickly and profit at lower revenue thresholds. This creates

a strategic advantage that, if managed properly, we will see an upward

trend and growth for indie labels.

2. Artist Development is Back

The label retaliation against poor industry numbers has historically

been to invest less and less into developing artists in order to sustain

long-term careers. The result is, you see quick

famed one-hit wonders and lots of crap on the

radio. Because labels will seize the opportunity

by increasing their budgets by investing in

apps, online radio and social media, labels will

once again focus on developing sustainable

careers––not one-hit wonders. Likewise, A&R

will also become relevant which will lead to an

increase in music industry jobs.

3. Companies Will Hold Stake in Artists

and Corporate Sponsor Partnerships

Will Increase

“Whatever made you

successful in the old

paradigm may not even

exist or be necessary in

the new paradigm.”

Because so many companies are now

adopting the Apple advertising model by using

relatively unknown musicians in product

campaigns, partnership expectations will also change. This will lead to

companies expecting 360 deals just like the record labels. For example,

if Pepsi makes the collective decision to break an artist by putting their

tunes in an upcoming commercial, Pepsi will now expect to have a percentage

stake in digital and physical sales for X amount of time. It is an

inevitable partnership now that businesses clearly understand the parallel

between advertising and music. (Always remember: “Music is Universal.”)

4. Future of Internet Radio Leaning Toward Indie Artists Music

I asked my niece, Adriana, who is now 22 years old, when was the

last time she listened to an FM radio station; she replied that it was when

she was 13 years old, go figure! She told me “Uncle, come on, who does

that?” All the music she listens to is online and on Internet radio. With

that being said, I would recommend to start changing your promotional

approach from traditional FM radio stations to Internet radio stations. The

radio industry has always had a limited number of availabilities for introducing

new artists, affected by the increased amount of advertising and

availabilities slots, not to mention “support,” meaning spins (that’s another

story). In addition, traditional radio still plays to the masses; that means it

demands familiar artists and redundancy of songs. The future for music

discovery lies with you, the indie artist. And keep in mind, Internet radio is

not saturated with advertising, for now!

5. Deciding Your “Ultimate Music Aggregator”

There are hundreds of digital retail stores worldwide. Who do you pick

as your “ultimate music aggregator” in positioning, promoting and selling

your music to gain the most ground in supporting your overall digital sales

efforts? I recently spoke to Steve Norris, one of the partners of Mondo-

Tunes, who commented, “While most independent distributors reach

only 45-50 retailers, despite charging needless monthly and yearly fees,

MondoTunes reaches over 750 retailers and mobile partners in over 100

world regions without any monthly or yearly fees.” He stated that they are

the only global distributors that assists in marketing and promotions in

supporting artists efforts in getting music heard

by the masses. They have a veteran team with

familiarity and hands-on experience that covers

songwriting, production, A&R, booking, tour

management, marketing, distribution, media and

licensing. MondoTunes boasts the largest music

distribution in the world, and provides upstream

services for many major labels in search of

breakout artists. What makes MondoTunes

unique, is their ability to provide the largest

global digital distribution in conjunction with a

comprehensive worldwide online marketing campaign

to maximize artists’ hype and exposure.

Artists retain 100 percent ownership of their own

master recordings, publishing, and songwriting

credits. My recommendation is very simple—750

retailers in over 100 countries for under $38 an

album. Check out http://mondotunes.com.

With all the new changes in the music industry, the goal for any artist

or indie label is to make their mark in history. It’s all about mastering

“paradigm.” The most critical point to understand about paradigm is that

in a paradigm shift, everything goes back to zero. What does that mean?

It means that whatever made you successful in the old paradigm may not

even exist or be necessary in the new paradigm. Sounds familiar, sure

the old music industry platform and the old “brick and mortar” retail systems

versus the new digital world of music with hundreds of online digital

retailers, online radio and social media support! To master paradigm, you

must be able to identify the paradigm shifts that are going on around you

and position your brand accordingly. Position yourself for the future, which

is now! Take advantage of corporate

sponsorship partnerships,

develop artists, build and expand

your labels brand by finding the

“choice” music aggregator in

expanding your music worldwide

while marketing your brand.

MICRO-BIO: C. Michael Brae is the author

of the new book, Music Distribution–Selling

Music in the New Entertainment Marketplace

(Vol.3). He is the Founder and CEO of Hitman

Records. See http://hitmanrecords.com.

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