By: Steve Hendershot
Justin Seidenberg is accustomed to crises erupting at odd hours. Mr. Seidenberg manages a stable of musicians through his Chicago company, Kiqstart Music LLC, and it's when his artists are at performance venues that they are most likely to require his help. In other words, he needs to be ready for action at 11 p.m. on a Saturday night.“I'm out having dinner with my wife, but my artist gets to the venue and gets into a debate with the production manager. I need be available and prepared,” he says.
CEC Management is pleased to announce signing back on to manage pianist-songwriter-performer extraordinaire BEN FOLDS and signing the legendary PETER MURPHY.
CEC owner Alan Wolmark says, "I am very proud to be back with my old friend Ben who has broken down so many barriers in his 17-year career, and who continues to set new standards for musicians navigating the ever-changing waters of the new music world."
Ben is currently on tour and preparing for the Fall release of a 3-CD career-spanning retrospective including many unreleased studio and live performances going back to 1995. Also this Fall, Ben begins his third season as a judge on the highly successful NBC-TV series "The Sing-Off."
(NEW YORK, NY)
Barry Bergman is pleased to announce that client Billy Harvey, the well respected Los Angeles based musician formerly from Austin whose critically acclaimed first four albums established him as an important musical voice is successfully transitioning to acting with starring roles in two upcoming feature films.
Harvey stars in the Mark Dennis/Ben Foster dramatic thriller, “Strings,” a film that has already become a festival sensation, scoring the prestigious Ensemble Award, Audience Award and Best Song nod (for Harvey’s original tune, “The Greatest Escape”) at the Breckenridge Festival of Film in Colorado. For a quick look at the trailer, visit http://stringsmovie.com/.The movie explores the life of a musician (Harvey) who submits to experimental psycho therapy only to discover that part of his transformation involves his becoming part of an extremist vigilante group. Harvey’s “Greatest Escape” is featured on his current CD, “The Everlasting War.”
SSE recently signed L. A. based film composer Zain Effendi for representation. Zain apprenticed for four years under Hans Zimmer, at Remote Control Productions, contributing credited score cues on such blockbuster films as "Pirates of The Caribbean 3: A Dead Man's Chest”, Transformers”, “Madagascar 2: Escape From Africa”, “Frost/Nixon”, and "The Dark Knight". Zain is currently scoring cues for the Documentary “The Prophecy”. Upcoming films include “Rwanda” and ”Roadside”.
Los Angeles, July 15, 2011.
Simon Lynge, the Greenlandic singer/songwriter managed by L.A. based Yes Dear Ent. (Mike Gormley, Jolene Pellant) has broken through in the UK in a big way. After a year of touring with the likes of Morcheeba, The Secret Sisters and most recently a triumphant tour of Europe with Emmylou Harris, Lynge has had his new single "If You Go" added to the BBC Radio 2. The single is from his debut recording on the UK-based Lo Max Records, "The Future".
On March 4, 2010, The Music Managers Forum (MMF-US) and Women In Music (WIM) held a Joint Networking Event for managers, MMF and WIM members at Arlo & Esme in the East Village, New York City. Downstairs at the capacity filled bar, MMF and WIM members happily mingled and networked throughout the evening to celebrate this first ever networking event between the two organizations. Both organizations hope to plan another MMF + WIM Joint Networking Event in the Fall 2010…more details to come.
Music Managers Forum (MMF-US) presented several successful events at this year's CMJ (College Music Journal) Music Marathon in New York City on September 17, 2005. Beginning with two informative management panels educating audiences at Lincoln Center, MMF then held a peer group meeting of managers gathered from around the world, culminating to an evening of live performances at the MMF Showcase at the Lion's Den in Greenwich Village. In the aftermath of MMF at CMJ, several new members have joined the non-profit organization, as MMF has reached out to the greater NYC music community through educational outreach and live performances.
More than 300 artists, radio managers, politicians and members of the public packed the Wayne State University Law Center Auditorium in Detroit on Tuesday (June 2) to hear both sides of the Performance Rights Act and how broadcasters and performers/artists could be affected by the pending House and Senate legislation if passed.
As many of you know, MMF/IMMF has an ongoing relationship with Musexpo- the past 4 years in Los Angeles have been full of quality time networking, information and high-level industry value. Now Musexpo is presenting the first-ever Musexpo Europe- geared to International/Europe in the broadest sense.