Monthly archives: July, 2013

Book – Sara Bareilles – Artist Management

Sara Bareilles – Management


Sara Beth Bareilles (/bəˈrɛlɪs/ bə-rel-is; born December 7, 1979) is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. She achieved mainstream success in 2007 with the hit single “Love Song”, which brought her into the number one spot on the Billboard Pop 100 chart. She has sold over 1 million records and over 4 million singles in the United States alone and has been nominated for a Grammy Award three times. In the third season of NBC’s The Sing-Off, Bareilles was a celebrity judge alongside Ben Folds and Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men. In February 2012, VH1 placed Bareilles in the 80th spot of the Top 100 Greatest Women in Music.

Bareilles was born and raised in Eureka, California, one of three daughters of Bonnie Halvorsen (née Capellas), a funeral home worker, and Paul Bareilles, an insurance adjuster. She is of Italian, German, Portuguese, and French descent (she speaks Italian and lived in Italy for a year). Bareilles was raised Catholic and participated in the high school choir, Limited Edition, and local community theater musical productions, including her high school’s production of Little Shop of Horrors as Audrey.

Bareilles attended the Communication Studies program at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she was a member of the co-ed a cappella group Awaken a Cappella, and can be heard on their Dysfunktional Family album singing “Gravity” and “I Want You Back” by The Jackson 5. The group’s rendition of Bareilles’ “Gravity” was featured on the Best of College a Cappella 2004 compilation CD. Bareilles also stated on MTV’s TRL that she and the band Maroon 5 have been acquainted since their younger days in California when the band was known as Kara’s Flowers. She performed in the annual student concert UCLA Spring Sing, winning twice. Sara taught herself to play the piano and subsequently all other instrument she is seen playing.


Book – French Montana – Artist Management

French Montana – Artist Management


The streets are chatting: French Montana is among the most popular rap artists in the video game now. And exactly what the roads want, the streets will obtain.

The Bronx representing rapper paddled via a fierce bidding process war when numerous tags began taking passion. Among these, were Def Jam, Warner Bros. and Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music. Yet, when all was claimed and done, Montana came afloat announcing that he prepared to use the surge with hip jump impresario Sean “Diddy” Combs’ Bad Boy Records (through Interscope Records).

The partnership, enabled as a result of Bad Boy head of state Harve Pierre, makes excellent feeling. The label has actually earned a credibility of firing up the jobs of bubbling street artists, changing them into steaming hot hip jump video game changers; a course which match French Montana’s vision.

Born Karim Kharbouch in Casablanca, Morocco, Montana immigrated to New York City with his household at age 13. His moms and dads, seeking better possibility in comparison to exactly what they can discover in their country of origin, cleared up in The Bronx. While fluent in French and Arabic, Montana talked simply a smidgen of English. Nonetheless, he rapidly became acclimated to Bronx culture, partially via his infatuation for hip-hop; a fascination which would later become his career.

“I merely love hip-hop. [At very first] the rapping was simply a hobby,” explains Montana. “I determined it was an occupation when I acquired my initial check, [after] I came out with the Cocaine City DVD. It was a victor from the jump.”.

“Winning,” it was; yet Montana is no brand-new jack that acquired fortunate. This try caller’s come up go back nearly a many years. When street DVD’s were master, Montana’s Cocaine City series, which he began coming by 2002, were grassroots video nobility. Showcasing raw and uncut meetings with both up-and-coming and established artists like Jadakiss, 50 Cent and Young Jeezy, each quantity was also sprinkled with music from Montana himself. “The DVDs were constantly the prepare for me to acquire on as far as rapping,” claims Montana. “It was a system. It was a tipping rock.”.

The next step in his quest to rap riches was solidifying his expanding fanbase by falling terrific music. Well-known projects including his Mac & Cheese and Coke Wave series of mixtapes developed his rep as a hustler with legit rhyme capabilities that listeners can continuously gravitate to. Mixtapes, viral video clips and songs like “Choppa Choppa Down,” featuring Waka Flocka Flame, just elevated Montana’s buzz.

That buzz was intensified with the launch of his single, “Shot Caller,” in 2011. The song came to be a runaway smash, gaining major airplay around the nation and approving Montana as the following large rap artist from NYC. “I merely recorded on fire. They mention every number of years someone comes and sweeps the roads,” mentions Montana. “First it was DMX, then it was FIFTY. I guess it’s my turn now.”.

His years long journey to the top has not come without its very own set of trials and adversities– the biggest of these, a late evening capturing of which Montana fell target. All his battle, along with success, will certainly no question come to light on his launching album, Excuse My French, which schedules out this year.

The cd, which is being executive produced by Diddy and Rick Ross, with Harve Pierre working as co-executive producer, has actually currently been named by Complex Magazine as one of the “many expected cds of 2012.” The project showcases many visitor appearances, consisting of: Max B, Drake, Rick Ross (et cetera of the Maybach Music Group), Bad Boy and of program his Coke Boys team (Chinx Drugz, Charlie Rock, Cheeze and Flip). Manufacturing will certainly be handled mostly by longtime collaborator Harry Fraud (“Shot Caller”).

While the streets with patience wait for Montana’s highly expected official debut, he continues to remain in the mix. Having actually become extremely sought after as a guest artist, he has lent his talents to Rick Ross’ smash road solitary, “Stay Schemin,” as well as Akon’s, “Hurt Somebody.” XXL Magazine acknowledged and inserted Montana on the journal’s annual Freshman Class listing which highlights rap artists increasing. And lately, Montana dropped yet another fiery mixtape, Coke Boys 3. He plans to go down Mac & Cheese 3 in the near future.

Following up on the enormous expectations he has developed for himself refers keeping his ear to the roads. “I just take note of what folks mention,” offers Montana, that is presently a showcased act on Drake’s Club Paradise Tour. “The people selected me. You can’t come out and share you hot. The folks gotta select you.”.

Individuals have actually talked. Now please, excuse French Montana as he chefs up more favorites.


Book – Panic! At the disco – Artist Management

Panic! At the disco – Management


“Miss Jackson” is a song by the American rock band Panic! At The Disco, released on July 15, 2013 as the lead single for the band’s fourth studio album, Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die! (2013). Lolo contributed guest vocals for “Miss Jackson”. A music video (directed by Jordan Bahat) accompanied the song’s announcement as well as the album’s title and release date, and headlining tour dates. It marks the band’s first release since 2011. The Butch Walker-produced track has been described as “darkly anthemic”. It reached the top 10 on iTunes upon its release and sold 56,000 digital downloads in its first week to debut at No. 68 on the Billboard Hot 100.


Book – Major Lazer – Artist Management

Major Lazer – Management


Major Lazer is an electronic dancehall DJ project created by American DJ/producer Diplo. Formerly a collaboration along with DJ/producer Switch, they parted ways in late 2011. Diplo has since enlisted producers/DJs Jillionaire and Walshy Fire (of Black Chiney) to help with the production and live shows.

Formerly made up of DJ Diplo and Switch, the two were introduced after working with M.I.A.. The duo’s first album Guns Don’t Kill People… Lazers Do was released on June 16, 2009, on Downtown Records. It was recorded in Jamaica at Tuff Gong Studios. Vocalists such as Santigold, Vybz Kartel, Ward 21, Busy Signal, Nina Sky, Amanda Blank, Mr. Vegas, Turbulence, Mapei, T.O.K, Prince Zimboo, Leftside and others contribute guest vocals to the album, as well as additional production from Afrojack and Crookers. This is the first release to come out of the label partnership between Downtown Records and Diplo’s label Mad Decent. Major Lazer ended a US tour last summer. The album’s first single was “Hold the Line”, the video for which, directed by Ferry Gouw, was nominated for a MTV Video Award in the Breakthrough Video category. “Hold the Line” was also featured in the video game FIFA 10. The track “Zumbie” has a music video that features comedian Andy Milonakis. Music videos for the songs “Pon de Floor” and “Keep It Going Louder” were both directed by Eric Wareheim. Major Lazer performed at the Falls Music & Arts Festival (Lorne, Victoria, Australia) on the December 30, 2009, the Coachella Music Festival in April 2010 they also performed at the Pitchfork Music Festival in July 2010 and the Sasquatch Music Festival on Monday May 30, 2011. Live visuals were created by Pomp&Clout. Major Lazer performed at the 2011 Outside Lands festival in San Francisco. From February 2013 he is with the song “Get Free” in the Vodafone Germany TV advertisement.

A mixtape with La Roux entitled “Lazerproof” was made available for free download on May 26. Diplo posted cover art on his Twitpic. It is the character Major Lazer in War Machine’s silver suit, Elly Jackson of La Roux in the signature Iron Man suit, and Whiplash, the villain in the Iron Man 2 movie. On June 20, 2010, the group released an EP titled “Lazers Never Die”. It contained two new songs and three remixes, by Thom Yorke and others. Switch provided production for Beyoncé’s “Run the World (Girls)”, which heavily sampled “Pon de Floor”.

Major Lazer’s live shows previously included hype man Skerrit Bwoy
although Skerrit Bwoy left the group in 2012 to pursue religion. In 2012, Major Lazer began working with Snoop Dogg to produce some tracks that are to be included on his new reggae project. Along with the project came his new alter ego persona known as “Snoop Lion”. Switch has left the collaborative effort due to “creative differences” as claimed by Diplo. He departed in late 2011 and was replaced with DJ/Producer Jillionaire and Walshy Fire.

In September 2012, Major Lazer announced that its upcoming album, Free the Universe, would be released on March 12, 2013 on Mad Decent. They also announced Fall 2012 tour dates.

Major Lazer partly produced UK singer Rita Ora’s debut album, Ora. Major Lazer worked with No Doubt for their sixth studio album, Push and Shove. The album’s title track features producers Major Lazer and Jamaican reggae artist Busy Signal, and was released as a promotional single in August 2012.

Major Lazer launched their Fall Tour 2012 in October, with shows in Oakland, Washington, D.C., Boston, and New York City, amongst others.

In February 2013, Major Lazer signed with indie record label Secretly Canadian. At the same time, they announced the new release date, April 16, for their album Free the Universe. They also announced the Free the Universe 2013 World Tour, which will run all spring.


Book – Austin Mahone – Artist Management

Austin Mahone – Artist Management


At just 17 years old, singer/songwriter Austin Mahone is poised for stardom. Already making his mark on the scene, Mahone has just sold out New York’s famed Best Buy Theater within minutes of on-sales. Current single “Say Somethin” is lighting up at radio and climbing the charts now! This single follows Mahone’s first hit on iTunes with his original single, “11:11.” Not only does he have a solid fan base, known as “Mahomies,” but the teen sensation is gaining a legion of loyal fans in the media as well. He’s hot on the press trail stopping by high profile outlets such as Live! With Kelly & Michael, Access Hollywood, E! News, The Insider, VH1, MTV, Popstar!, which have featured him on their cover, as well as J-14, M, Astro Girl, Quiz Fest and Twist.


Book – Thomas Rhett – Artist Management

Thomas Rhett – Management


Thomas Rhett Akins, Jr. (born March 30, 1990) is an American country music singer known by his stage name Thomas Rhett. He is the son of singer-songwriter Rhett Akins.

Rhett co-wrote the song “I Ain’t Ready to Quit” on Jason Aldean’s 2010 album My Kinda Party and signed a recording contract with Big Machine Records’ Valory Music Group division in 2011. In early 2012, he released his debut single, “Something to Do with My Hands”, followed late in the year by “Beer with Jesus”. Both of these made Top 20 on the Country Airplay charts. His third single is “It Goes Like This”.

Rhett also co-wrote the 2013 singles “1994” by Jason Aldean, “Parking Lot Party” by Lee Brice, and “Round Here” by Florida Georgia Line.


Book – Lorde – Artist Management

Lorde – Management

Ella Yelich-O’Connor (born 7 November 1996), better known by her stage name Lorde (/ˈlɔrd/), is a singer-songwriter from New Zealand. She released her first EP The Love Club online in December 2012. As of July 2013, her most successful single is “Royals”, while her latest single is “Swingin Party”.


Book – Sage The Gemini – Artist Management

Sage The Gemini – Artist Management



Name: Sage The Gemini
Age: 20
Hometown: Bay Area, California
I grew up listening to: Chris Brown. He inspired me to do a lot of R&B. I didn’t really listen to hip-hop, just R&B.
Most people don’t know I: Sing, act and model.
My style’s been compared to: My style hasn’t been compared to anyone. I can safely say I’m original.
My standout records and moments to date have been: My standout records are “Red Nose” and “Gas Pedal”. My stand out moment is when “Red Nose” reached #47 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and when I broke at #50 on iTunes.
My goal in Hip-Hop is: To have Jay Z ask me to borrow some money.
I’m gonna be the next: Icon in the music and entertainment industry.


Book – Billy Currington – Artist Management

Billy Currington – Management


Signed to Mercury Nashville Records in 2003, he has released four studio albums for the label: 2003’s Billy Currington, 2005’s Doin’ Somethin’ Right, 2008’s Little Bit of Everything, and 2010’s Enjoy Yourself.

These four albums have produced nine singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including six No. 1 hits “Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right”, “Good Directions”, “People Are Crazy”, “That’s How Country Boys Roll”, “Pretty Good at Drinkin’ Beer”, and “Let Me Down Easy”. He has also charted as a duet partner on Shania Twain’s single “Party For Two” and his own non-album single “Tangled Up”, for a total of eleven Top 40 hits.
Billy Currington was born in Savannah, Georgia, raised in Rincon, Georgia,and currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee. He has four sisters (Lexie, Ann, Kim, and Kellie) and two brothers (Charles and Jason). When he was one and a half years old, his mother married Laurie (Larry) Currington. He also has a Chocolate Lab named Paco.

When he was a junior in Effingham County High School (Springfield, Georgia), Currington auditioned for a spot at Opryland, the renowned country music theme park located in Nashville, Tennessee, the country music capital. Failing the audition, after high school he moved to Nashville to pursue his career in country music.His first stint did not last too long, and he later sang for a bar named Cavalier Country Club in Georgia. In Nashville, Currington also worked for a concrete company, and as a personal trainer.

One of the clients he worked with as a personal trainer led Currington to recording demo tapes, as well as writing songs. He eventually had cuts by George Strait, Tracy Byrd, and Marty Raybon.After almost being offered to join RCA Records, he signed to Mercury Records in 2003.

Currington founded the Global South Relief organization which delivers supplies to those in need in Central American countries.


Book – Danielle Bradbery – Artist Management

Danielle Bradbery – Management


Danielle Simone Bradbery (born July 23, 1996) is an American country singer from Cypress, Texas. She won season four of NBC’s The Voice in 2013, becoming the youngest contestant to come in first place.

Bradbery was born in League City, Texas to parents Danny Bradbery and Gloria Martinez but moved to Cypress, Texas. She attends Cypress Ranch High School, where she is a member of the class of 2015. Prior to The Voice, Bradbery never had a vocal lesson or sang in front of a big crowd.

Main article: The Voice (U.S. season 4)
At the blind auditions on March 25, 2013, Bradbery performed Taylor Swift’s “Mean”, prompting Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, and Usher to turn their chairs. Bradbery then chose Shelton and remained on his team. At the Battle rounds, Bradbery faced Caroline Glaser where they sang the song “Put Your Records On”, Bradbery was chosen over Glaser, in the process advanced to the Knockout rounds. During the Knockouts, Bradbery sang “Jesus Take The Wheel” against Taylor Beckman in which Blake selected her to remain in the competition, sending home Beckman. During the Top 10 playoffs, Bradbery sang a rendition of “Heads Carolina, Tails California”, which became the first song of the season, and only song of that round, to reach the iTunes top 10 charts.

During the Top 5, Bradbery sang a renditions of the songs “Please Remember Me”, “Who I Am” which reached 6 and 4 spots on the iTunes top 10 charts. At the finals, Bradbery sang the song “Timber, I’m Falling In Love” along with her coach Blake Shelton, she also re-sang the song “Maybe It Was Memphis” which would this time reach the iTunes top 10 charts and sang the song “Born to Fly” which then she was announced as the winner of season 4 of The Voice. She had the most peak positions and most singles to reach the top 10 on iTunes during the season. Overall, she had more iTunes downloads than any other contestant in the show’s history. Bradbery is both the youngest contestant and first country artist ever to win The Voice.