Artist Growth, a "perfect example" (Fast Company) of a career management tool for musicians, announces the newest videos to go live in its "AGtv Tuesday" series. The weekly series, available on all mobile and web devices via Artist Growth, taps the expertise of some of the industry's brightest minds for music biz tips, tricks, and strategies for today's marketplace, including why a business plan should take priority over your band's demo, and how to strike a balance between art and business.
June 5 – Lynn Oliver: General Manager of Southern Ground Artists, Oliver brings years of experience to overseeing the record label and publishing company started by Zac Brown. She has helped cultivate the careers of artists such as Hootie and the Blowfish, The Exies, and Stacie Orrico. In 2003, she was dubbed one of the "Top 5 A & R Women in the World".
May 29 – Trey Wilson: Wilson currently manages country rockers Blackberry Smoke and is the CEO of Soundloadmusic.com. Previously, Wilson served as Vice President of Live Entertainment at Ronnie Gilley Entertainment, organizing Alabama's annual BamaJam Festival.
June 12 – Seth Kallen: Kallen, of MCT Management, works with bands such as Jukebox the Ghost and Savoir Adore. Kallen is a founding member of food/music webseries TheYoungandHungry.com and founded This Side Up Sounds LLC, a music label/artist management and marketing consultant company.
June 19 – Mike Walbert: Founder of SMKA, a music production, branding and development firm, Walbert also serves as the Artist Director for the A3C Hip-Hop Festival, the largest hip-hop festival in the Southeast U.S. He continues to consult for multiple start-ups, brands, labels, and artists.
June 26 – Noreen Springstead: Springstead is the Director of Fundraising & Marketing at WhyHunger. The organization's Artists Against Hunger & Poverty program works to bring artists such as Bruce Springsteen, O.A.R., Jackson Browne and Carlos Santana together to advocate for sustainable hunger/poverty relief. Springstead has also worked with companies including Hard Rock Café International and Sony BMG on their philanthropic endeavors.
July 3 – Jim Barber: Owner at James Barber Music & Technology Consulting, Barber also serves as producer at James Barber Record Production and as a freelance writer. He prouced Ryan Adam's 'Rock n Roll' and has previously worked for numerous music business companies including Geffen Records and Crosstown Music and Management.
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Artist Growth "helps real musicians organize themselves" (Gizmodo). As the industry's most comprehensive set of management tools, the platform integrates finances, calendars, inventory, contacts, social media, and mentoring resources from experts all in one robust interface available now on all mobile and web platforms.