MANAGING DIRECTOR AND FOUNDER, ARTIST MANAGEMENT AND PUBLICITY
Experienced music industry entrepreneur, artist manager, events production manager, and arts administrator with extensive background in concert production, recording, promotion, and artist management for the past eight years. Daily activities involve booking concerts, contract negotiations, season planning, marketing, publicity, budgeting, tour production, fundraising, board development, and commonly accepted business practices of the entertainment industry. Known for strong skills in handling talent and VIP, work effectively, learn quickly, and think creatively in a team-oriented environment; expert at building top-producing relationships with customers and business partners worldwide.
10/2015 to Current
Managing Director and Founder, Artist Management and PublicityARANJUEZ ARTISTS, INC － Glendale, CA
Founded a boutique agency to provide promotion and strategic career planning to emerging and experienced artists.
Prospect on a daily basis to secure concert bookings, negotiate fees, issue, and execute contracts.
Secure radio interviews, magazine cover features or interviews, and design email or social media marketing campaigns.
Obtain visa for foreign artists, setup merchandise and sales services in coordination with labels and their distributors.
05/2015 to 10/2015
Administrative AssistantUNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP － Santa Monica, CA
Film and TV Music Marketing and Licensing.
Maintained high level of accuracy in a fast paste environment to obtain daily licensing approvals of songs from artists' management and reported approved clearances back to business office and attorneys the same day or within 48 hours.
Pitched music daily to Film and TV networks and maintained updated marketing documents on pitched music and placements, daily-approved song clearances, artists' licensing reports, new album releases, and Film and TV releases.
01/2013 to 01/2015
Artistic Administrator and Operations ManagerPHILHARMONIC SOCIETY OF ORANGE COUNTY － Irvine, CA
Served as assistant to the President and Artistic Director to facilitate season planning process to secure bookings of high profile soloists, chamber groups, and orchestras in communication with management agencies, local presenting organization partners, local arts council, and company's executive board, development, marketing, ticketing, finance, and education departments.
Negotiated fees, issued, and tracked contracts, produced invoices, and tracked payments to stay within budget for all concerts and events at Segerstrom Center for the Arts three concert halls, Laguna Playhouse, and Irvine Barclay Theatre.
As Laguna Beach Music Festival board member and artistic advisor, led the development and implementation of marketable programming that achieved multiple sold-out performances and overall increased ticket sales.
Recommended and contracted the 2015 Artistic Director designee and oversaw delegation of duties between multiple departments.
Conducted ongoing research to compile list of prospect artists and prepared presentations for grant considerations, concerts committee, and board meetings.
04/2009 to 10/2013
Managerial Assistant to Executive V.P. Manager of Artists and ConductorsOPUS 3 ARTISTS, LLC － Los Angeles, CA
Increased LA office's speed and efficiency to issue and execute contracts of its client roster.
Produced invoices, tracked, received, and processed payments, royalties and residuals.
Managed press kits, websites (launched new website for Emanuel Ax), and interview setup with major worldwide press.
Enhanced communication between manager and clients by integration of Google calendar with internal calendar for management of availability, long range planning, and heavy international travel.
Prioritized and booked domestic and international travel to produce detailed client itineraries each week and stay within contracted budgets and expedite expense reimbursements.
Provided full administrative support and management of office and correspondence with major orchestras and venues worldwide.
Tracked bookings; assisted with special projects and interfaced daily with managers, and industry contacts; provided personal assistance to executive V.P.
Master of Arts: Classical Guitar PerformanceThornton School of Music, University of Southern California － Los Angeles, CA
Bachelor of Arts: Classical Guitar PerformanceCleveland Institute of Music － Cleveland, OH
Chamber Music of America, California Presenters, Western Arts Alliance, Association of Performing Arts Presenters.