While working in the music and arts community in the East Coast, you get to meet a lot of interesting people who are full of ideas for things they want to make and do. I meet with many different types of artists and industry professionals to talk about my services, and I have found people hire me for many different reasons. If you find yourself among these people, you might like to hire me too!
We all know that music business has changed dramatically over the last decade, but the old practice still very much remains that artists need to wait to be chosen by a record label or artist manager to take their career to the next level. Developing artists hire me because I provide many of the same services that a label or manager does – from creating big-picture plans for new music releases, to organizing small details for grant applications – but without the wait.
Pick me, pick me!
Export-ready artists and industry professionals
These people have a growing music business that constantly demands their attention. They feel confident in their ability to do all the things, however, for both financial reasons and better time management, it makes sense for them to hire me so they can focus on what they do best.
Exporting artists and industry professionals
For artists and industry professionals who are doing business internationally, it doesn’t always mean they have every piece in place behind the scenes. They may work with an agent, but not a manager; a manager, but not a label. Whether it’s advancing their tour in Europe or writing a marketing plan for their next business venture, they need an experienced professional to manage it, to better manage all they have going on.
Where to next?
Management teams, record labels, festivals, and other arts organizations hire me on contract to fulfill different roles, provide support for specific initiatives, or for one-off projects. My mission, as always, is to collaborate with creative people to make a big impact in our creative industries, and doing that as a team makes it pretty special.
The dreamers, the wanderers, the go-go-goers, the I-just-want-to-have-fun-ners. Art-venture seekers come in all shapes and sizes: Sometimes I get a phone call from someone with an idea or maybe just an email with a link. It’s about a TV show, a film, or an exhibition. It could be about a mentorship, a music video, or a camp for young people to go to and write songs. These clients of mine are a constant source of surprise and inspiration. And if you’re reading this post, you probably find yourself among these people too.
Go for it!