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Our Music Management Consultation – DOMESTIC USA is geared for artists, bands and faith-based performance artists. It is a private industry-insider mini-conference. Rather than taking your entire team to a tense, two-hour meeting with a record company A&R rep, or attending an impersonal music development training event (with expenses including conference registrations, travel, etc.), the conference comes to you. And you get the personal attention of the presenter (me) rather than sitting in a room with hundreds of others, or in front of an A&R rep tapping his foot waiting for you to leave.
The consultation is designed to help Christian artists develop their calling as musicians into a legitimate, financially-secure career path. During the consultation I will spend 10-12 hours of personal, one-on-one consultation time with you in your city, developing a personalized management and development plan designed to specifically meet your career and ministry goals. We cover everything from developing a vision and mission statement, to recording a CD, marketing and promotions, developing a career as a touring musician, etc.
“Gary is awesome and extremely knowledgeable of the industry and his no-nonsense approach is refreshing. He has already given me tremendous support from our consultation. I am excited about growing my music ministry more than ever before with TMA as I look forward to working with Gary in the future.” Christopher Dolan Music, Ocala, FL.
“High quality teaching, very comunicative! It’s so easy to understand the process of getting an artist/music manager when you have the right people to show you how it’s done! Excellent meetings!” – Daniel Aguilera, Producer, Los Angeles, CA.
THE TAKE-AWAY . . . What do you get?
During each one-on-one meeting, the following artist management topics are discussed (including but not limited to):
New Project Development (pre-production, music arranging & charting, studio time, packaging and post-production, etc.);
Branding and Logo Development;
Registration with ASCAP, BMI, SOCAN, CCLI, etc. if applicable;
Retail Distribution of your products;
Radio Promotions & Publicity;
Customized Contracts and Riders;
Travel Coordination for artist and entourage;
Social Media Development (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, etc., plus artist/band website);
Showcase opportunities with other artists at national events;
Development of Marketing and Promotions materials;
Development of Capital Fund Raising Executive Summaries (business plans);
Fan Development and Management;
Tour Management and Event Planning Services (domestic and international tours, conferences).
Day 1 – Friday PM
7:00 PM – Get Acquainted Dinner – band, associates, family members welcome
Day 2 – Saturday Full Day (topics vary based on your needs)
10:00 AM – Your Vision, Mission Statement and Brand
11:00 AM – Recording and Producing a Successful CD
11:30 AM – Distribution Digital Marketing & Merchandising
12:30 PM – Crowd-Funding Program & Capital Fund-Raising
1:30 PM – Branding, Promotions & Marketing
2:30 PM – Radio Promotions & Music Publishing
3:00 PM – Harnessing the Power of Social Media
4:00 PM – Contracts, Tech Riders & Technology
5:00 PM – Music Publishing for Indies
6:00 PM – Putting It All Together: Mapping Out The Management Plan
Day 3 – Sunday AM
Consultations are usually held on weekends (using the typical schedule outlined above) but we are available any day of the week.
Once payment has been received we will email you an confirmation. That email will include an Adobe PDF file “Consult Prep Guide” to help you prepare for your upcoming consultation. Your consultation can include your team (producer, band mates, family members, etc.) but no other artists or bands.
Please note: the fee covers all expenses except hotel, meals & local transportation. Client is responsible for airport pick-up/drop-off and local ground transportation. By completing payment for the consultation, the client agrees to provide one non-smoking king hotel room for two nights. Preferred hotel is Hilton Garden Inn (or any Hilton property). No “drive-up” motels – no exceptions.
All fees, including deposits, are non-refundable. If your date changes, any fees you paid will be applied to your new consultation date. No refunds for consultation fees paid in full will be given after 24 hours of receipt has passed.