David & Goliath: Thriving as Independent Promoters
Thursday, March 17
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Austin Convention Center
531 E 4th St
In the concert business, aggressive consolidation has changed the landscape for independent promoters, who now face not one but two corporate super-promoters and the rise of Major Festivals as competition for nearly every show they book. But somehow, independent concert promoters continue to build their brands, open venues, and curate new festivals - not only surviving, but thriving, by keeping their finger on the pulse and focusing on the human element.
Some of the country's best independent promoters will discuss how they're keeping their calendars full and how they compete in a business where they'll never have enough cash flow to hang with the big guns.
Soda Jerk Presents
Nate Dorough is president and talent buyer of Fusion Shows, an independent promotion company in Michigan, which recently became a division of The Crofoot Presents. He also produces Bled Fest each ...Show the rest
Nate Dorough is president and talent buyer of Fusion Shows, an independent promotion company in Michigan, which recently became a division of The Crofoot Presents. He also produces Bled Fest each year, assists in talent buying and production for Common Ground Music Festival and Audiotree Music Festival, and manages rising Detroit pop artist Flint Eastwood. He’s been happily married to the love of his life for the past ten years, and has a beautiful baby girl waiting at home for him.Hide the rest
Psyko Steve Presents/The Rebel Lounge
I promote the best fucking concerts in Arizona. Trust a Psyko and come see a show that will blow your mind!