Jim Merlis (Big Hassle Media): Mentor


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Signing up to speak with Jim Merlis is highly recommended if you're interested in press, learning what a musicians priorities should be when they are starting out, imaging, and advice on early touring and playing shows.

Jim Merlis, co-owner of Big Hassle Media has been doing music publicity for over 30 years. In that time he’s worked with some of the biggest names in music including Nirvana, Hole, Garbage, Tom Petty, but he’s most proud of the work he did with the Strokes and The Lumineers both of whom he worked before they had record deals.

You can see Jim’s full bio on his speaker page.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Artist Wristband
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner