Brad Belanger started his own label at 15. He learned how to screen-print merch, booked/promoted shows & fronted a three piece alt-rock band. After graduation from Middle Tennessee State University, Belanger started working as a booking agent at APA in Nashville. A few months prior to YouTube launching, Belanger bought a camera along with editing software and taught himself the ins and outs of photography, videography, editing and graphic design. After working with clients like Taylor Swift & Warner Music, he was hired to a full-time position with country music superstar Keith Urban. While working with Urban, Belanger was introduced to an up-and-coming young songwriter named Sam Hunt. Hunt was looking for a manager to help launch his solo career. He then took his savings & started HOMESTEAD. Belanger shot/directed/edited the first 5 music videos for Hunt; shot and designed the album cover for Montevallo; and now oversees the career and brand of one of the country's hottest acts.
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