A fast moving debate style panel about the best way to go about band business. Traditional and guerilla methodologies will be presented. Come away with great strategies.
After graduating law school in 1993 STEPHEN HUTTON started Uppercut Management. Shortly thereafter he began managing a skinny white rapper from Detroit. During his eight years as an Uppercut artist, Kid Rock sold over 14 million records, toured the world, sold out numerous arenas, got arrested a few times and was even nominated for a Grammy. Uppercut has worked with a number of successful artists over the years including Big Kenny (Big & Rich), Better Than Ezra, Pixie Lott, All That Remains, Louis XIV, etc. In addition, Uppercut manages a small roster of songwriters, who collectively have written seven #1 singles. Besides his work as a manger, Stephen also serves as a marketing consultant. Current clients includes Citibank and MasterCard.
MARTIN ATKINS has been in the music business for over thirty years. He was a member of Public Image Ltd and Killing Joke. He also founded industrial supergroup Pigface, The Damage Manual, and Murder Inc., and has contributed to Nine Inch Nails and Ministry. Martin is the owner of Invisible Records and Mattress Factory Recording Studios. He is the author of Tour:Smart, a Suicide Girls columnist, taught at Columbia College Chicago for six years and currently teaches at Madison Media Institute. Most recently, Martin started his own entrepreneurial school revolution number three.
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