Founder, Veli Brand
Imowo Udo-Utun, known as Veli, is a Philadelphia-based entrepreneur, music executive, and artist manager with an international footprint. Currently, he's a partner in Sounds Music Group where he manages various musical artists, including Cochise and Shy Glizzy. Clients have been a part of a 3x platinum record, two platinum records, three gold records, and a gold album. His past management projects have included working with viral sensations PP Cocaine, StaySolidrocky, 645AR, and BFB Da Packman.
In addition to Sounds Music Group, Veli built his own company through managing friends and putting on exclusive live shows in the Philly area. Eventually, Veli Brand was born, centering around the mission of finding "who's next" artists and bringing them to cities for their first shows. This led him to book many top selling and GRAMMY-nominated artists such as Rod Wave, Da Baby, Lil Tjay, $not, PNB Rock, Luke James, YBN Cordae, Rico Nasty, Iann Dior, 24KGoldn, Tierra Whack, Cam'ron, among others. Since 2015, Veli Brand has put on more than 100 shows around the country with the majority being in Philadelphia, his home base.
Veli is also an active investor in hospitality brands around the country, as well as an advocate for entrepreneurship while creating genuine environments for community building.
CLE 2023: Breaking Down the Tour: An Examination of the Artist's Legal and Business Issues
10/13/23, 7:00 PM
This panel will explore the intersection of legal and business issues an artist must consider when planning a tour. We will touch on promoter contract negotiations, set design considerations, IP protections, tour accounting essentials, employment matters and current ticketing practices.