The Booking Panel: Know Your Audience, But Also Know Your Booker

Greenpoint Zoom

Friday, October 15, 2021, 5:00:00 PM UTC

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Moderator:

Jennifer Sellers-Dimitrov, Mondo.NYC

Most music venues have one or two talent buyers or bookers who hold and run their music calendar.

They tend to be portrayed as the gatekeepers or career makers, when in truth they are essential players in the building blocks of an artist's career. As you develop your fanbase, you build your music career. For a touring musician or band, building your booking connections are just as important.

Our booking panelists will discuss their experiences in music discovery and band development. They will speak first hand on how their relationships helped shape indie music scenes, build musicians' careers and create one of a kind music experiences over decades. When you see the concert promoter and buyer as an ally or partner, you tap into a much broader base of resources. And when you find ways to unite your fanbase, you will build a network of real connections.

Ariel Bitran

Ariel Bitran

Talent Buyer, Mercury Lounge

Graham Williams

Graham Williams

Managing Partner & Talent Buyer, Resound

Jennifer Sellers-Dimitrov

Jennifer Sellers-Dimitrov

Promoter, CEG Presents

Jessica Gordon

Jessica Gordon

Owner/Talent Buyer, Broadberry Entertainment Group

Laura Wilson

Laura Wilson

Live Music Manager, Bohemian Foundation

Lucas Sacks

Lucas Sacks

Director of Booking, Brooklyn Bowl Williamsburg & Philadelphia