Artist Consultation

You might already be managing some elements of your music career. You’re probably already booking some of your own shows.  You just need some extra help to teach you how to do some things that you don’t know, things like:

  • What does it take to get a record deal (and do you really need one)?
  • Do you need a manager, distribution, a publicist, a booking agent or learn how to do some of this yourself?
  • Understanding the recording process: how to find a good studio, how to budget for your record, how to prepare your record for mastering or releasing it.
  • What kind of merchandise should your band order, how much should you charge, and where you can go to get the best prices?
  • How to book your own tour and not go broke while on the road.
  • How to license your music so you can get it info films, video games, tv shows, and more.
  • How to make a living with your music.

Maybe you have some other things in mind as well. It’s your chance to get personalized advice for your music, your project, and your dream. You can ask any questions you’d like about any stage of your career and I’ll give you straightforward advice, ideas you can use right away, and answers based off of years of experience and natural know-how.

With almost two decades of experience releasing records and touring the country, as well as helping out dozens of artists, I can give you definitive insight into the steps you’ll need to take for your career. I have a background in business in addition to years as an owner of a record label, a promoter, a touring musician, and working in the studio.

Here’s what people are saying:

“I enjoy working with Simon very much. He has unique and interesting ideas in cross marketing his band on multiple levels that are very effective. He secures endorsements that work well to promote his band. Simon is a very motivated marketing and promotion oriented professional.”“I enjoy working with Simon very much. He has unique and interesting ideas in cross marketing his band on multiple levels that are very effective. He secures endorsements that work well to promote his band. Simon is a very motivated marketing and promotion oriented professional.”
- Bill McNally, Owner of Burnside Distribution Corp.

“Simon is a tremendously talented individual, and, given his strong leadership skills and deep knowledge base in the areas of marketing, promotion, and business development, it is not surprising that he has such a well-established track record of success.”
- Spencer Trowbridge, Attorney at Law with McNamer Law

“Simon is dedicated to his endeavors, and brings a natural sense of marketing and promotions to his activities. A self-starter and a creative thinker, Simon has a strong talent for problem solving.”
Cole Stant, Director of Marketing at MTAC

Testimonial for the work ethic in my personal band:

“”The Slants are, hands down, one of the hardest working bands in this industry, and definitely the hardest working band I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with.  Committed, dedicated, and fun to work with, the band is not only creative in their pursuits and very diligent about their follow-through, but they are also dependable and reliable and, for that I am thankful.  Saves me time so I don’t have to chase things down to make sure things get done.  Before I can think it, they’ve done it”.”
-Alex Steininger, Owner of In Music We Trust & former V.P of Marketing and Business Relations at CD Baby

The Rates

I will give you answers and advice for $40/hour. This can be done online, by phone, or in person if you are local. Most clients will be surprised at how many of their initial questions are answered in the first 60 minutes and you can make the most of it by preparing questions/items for discussion. I’ll also review your press kit and music in advance (you don’t need to pay for this time, only the actual consultation session). 50% of this money is also donated to charity (you can choose from several great organizations that I’m supporting).

The rate is prepaid via paypal and we’ll reserve an appointment for you (or your entire band) in advance. A monthly retainer can be charged for long term projects, and discount applies for 3 prep-paid sessions or more.

Contact me today at simon@laststopbooking.com

Whether you need to advice on your band name, how to trademark your materials, if you need industry insight for your materials, or want to know how to deal with groupies, I can help.

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