SUMMARY

Goal-oriented entertainment professional with vast experience in concert production, artist relations, live event management, media content creation and programming, music performance, and marketing. Career focus as live concert Production Manager, show Producer, A&R, music promotions, websites, digital and traditional marketing. Strong skills in project management, pre-production and planning, artist/venue show advance, campaign administration, promotion and industry relations. Extensive experience in team leadership, project management, campaign planning, creative development and implementation.

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Nashville Web Design .BIZ: Nashville, TN                                      Dec 2015Current

Website Development, Content Production and Marketing

Director of Production Operations and Marketing

Provide SEO-friendly and tablet responsive websites, the content to fill them, and the marketing to let an  audience know they are there.

  • Website and U/X - U/I Design Services

  • Photography

  • Video Producer

  • Audio Engineering, Custom Songwriting and Production

  • Graphic Design

  • Copy Writing

  • Event Producer

Martin & Company Advertising: Nashville, TN                           March 2018 – Current

Marketing and Advertising Agency specializing in High-Performance, Racing and Automotive Sectors

Freelance

Provide various Account Management duties as well as Content Production roles.

  • Writer - E3/MAHLE Driver Interviews : NHRA, Offroad, TransAm, Pro Drift 

  • Writer - Hot Shot's Secret Dealer Interviews : Blog Articles

  • Writer - Howell EFI Customer Interviews : Blog Articles

  • Photography

  • Video Producer

  • Campaign Consultation and Strategy Design

 

Fontanel Attractions: Nashville, TN                                         July 2017 – March 2018

Public Events and Amphitheater Concert Venue

Director of Events, Entertainment and Marketing

Event Producer overseeing creation, coordination and execution of special events and festivals. Lead Fontanel-based entertainment production and provide performer accommodations. Marketing Directer responsible for leading marketing and media plans along with public relations and promotions.

  • Oversee the creation, planning, and coordination of special events and festivals via location rentals, organic productions and partnerships.

  • Advance all entertainment production and day-of details to ensure logistics, coordination and smooth operations of public/ticketed events.

  • Contract and manage the use of external vendors to secure necessary event services, i.e. audio, video, lighting, security, parking, production, etc.

  • Interface with partnering entertainment group on major touring concerts and festival events as needed.

  • Contract and organize all music venues with live entertainment including scouting artists, researching competitors’ programming, reviewing and evaluating music and performers.

  • Provide entertainment, A/V, and production support for group sales, meetings, events and private corporate banquets.

  • Serve as liaison for 3rd-party promoters and their teams regarding concerts and ticketed events.

  • Oversee event marketing, promotion strategy, internal and external communications.

  • Responsible for the creation of media content, graphic and copy collateral, distribution and media buys.

  • Work directly with the in-house marketing team and PR agency to insure outstanding exposure for all business units according to budget.

  • Act as a liaison between outside marketing agencies and management.

  • Media Buyer: Print, Radio, TV, Digital, Signage

  • Responsible for the creation of Graphic and Copy collateral.

  • Contract / manage the use of external vendors to secure necessary event marketing and production services.

Hard Rock International: Orlando, FL                                          Jun 2016 – July 2017

Theater Concert Venue, Hard Rock Live Concert Productions and Corporate Privates.

Entertainment Production Manager

Venue Production Manager advancing incoming tours, corporate entertainment and one-off concert performances. Manage local crew personnel ranging from Audio, Video, Lighting, Rigging and Stage Hands, to new hires, project planning, venue/equipment upgrades and enhancements. PM for 70 concerts / 163 Corporate/PrivateEvents.

 

 

Tucker Photography: Nashville, TN                                          March 2016 – Jun 2016

Photography Studio: Portraits, Weddings, School Pictures, High School Sports

Photoshop Retouching/Photo Asst./Shooter

Viacom/CMT (Country Music Television): Nashville, TN                              2006-2015

Cable TV Channel :: Music-Video Broadcast & Promotions/Video Production/Live Concert Events

Manager, Music / Talent Strategy (CMT Music Programming and Artist/Industry Relations)   2010-2015

Multitask-driven team member evaluating and promoting new music projects submitted for national broadcast and media exposure. Oversaw corporate priority, digital platform for artist and industry relations, content acquisition and audience engagement. Producer for promotional live concert events and brand reinforcement.

  • Producer: CMT Listen Up and Live in Nashville live-music series for digital and broadcast content.

  • Producer: CMA Fan Social concerts and promotions for live event interaction and corporate branding.

  • Team leader for CMT Artists digital platform across Web and Mobile properties, overseeing artist/brand channels, profiles, pages, bios, photos, videos, assets, etc.

  • Artist/Industry Relations for broadcast, promotions, events, tapings, showcases, content production and acquisition.

  • A&R evaluation for incoming music videos, artist submissions and music-related broadcast programming.

  • Programmer: CMT Music channel. Assigned playlist programming, set rotations for country music-videos.

  • Playlist Curator: Create/Update streaming profiles and playlists specific to various campaign objectives.

  • Promotion leadership and entertainment liaison for music-video, artist and related content premieres, across digital and broadcast outlets.

 

Marketing Manager (CMT Digital and Search Engine Optimization)                                     2007-2010

Responsible for various marketing and outreach campaigns across the Web with partnering sites, promoting content and programming. Lead new awareness, education, best practices, process, and attributes to digital pages for enhanced SEO.

  • Producer: concerts, events and interviews for CMT.com Live Streams.

  • U/X Designer and Architect of first Affiliate Marketing/SEO Website, creating an outreach standard and Viacom corporate-wide initiative now popular with many other brands as well.

  • SEO: Implementing various SEO techniques propelling CMT.com pages to top ranking search returns.

  • Manager over the launch of the first CMT Social pages, on MySpace and Facebook.

  • Manager over DM initiatives such as the outbound E-mail newsletter program and digital remote screen advertising system installed throughout Nashville and beyond.

  • Liaison outreach and lifestyle relations for digital marketing of active CMT assets.

  • Content Photographer for CMT.com, Mobile, Press and CMT Social platforms.

  • Liaison outreach cultivating artist, management, publicists and label relations continually solidifying brand representation,  and acquiring exclusive content.

Full-Time Freelance Producer (CMT Digital / Studio 330 Sessions)                               2006-2007

Associate Producer on Studio 330 Sessions live-music to video program. CMT.com music producer and copywriter.

 

 

Live Nation/Clear Channel Entertainment/AEG Live: St. Louis, MO           1996-2006

Concert Promoters/Producers :: Live Concert Production for Globally Touring Acts in Local Amphitheater, Arena, Theater and Club Venues

Freelance Production Assistant / Runner

Reported to local Production Manager for various production advance, backstage and artist accommodation needs. Worked with touring Production Manager and Assistant as Runner / Transport for high-end entertainment events throughout various St. Louis venues.

 

 

Studio Network Solutions: St. Louis, MO                                                      2003-2005

Manufacturer of Networking/Storage for High-End Audio/Video Production Studios and Media Content Producers

Sales / Account Manager

Sales and account leadership nurturing and closing accounts from Lead to Customer including pre-sales administration, promotion, education, site visits, purchases, fulfillment.      

 

 

Those 1 Guys: St. Louis, MO                                                                           2001-2002

Prominent St. Louis Cover Band

Manager / Drummer

Provide complete artist management, promotion, production, booking and drummer performance.       

 

 

Four Seasons Media Productions: St. Louis, MO                                         1999-2001

Russ Berger-Design World-Class Recording Studio (SSL 4k, API Legacy, Pro Tools, 2")

Staff Audio Engineer

Music tracking/Pro Tools and tape editing/mixing engineer.

 

 

Smith Lee Productions: St. Louis, MO                                                           1995-1999

Full Service Recording Studio

Freelance Audio Engineer

Audio engineer with concentration in corporate clients, radio spots, voice-overs and audio for video. 

 

 

Axent Productions: St. Louis, MO                                                                  1996-1999

Videowall Production and Project Recording Studio

Freelance Videowall Technician and Recording Engineer

Videowall focus on corporate tradeshow, product launch and lobby displays. Audio focus on music production and radio spots.     

 

 

The Stubblefield Band: Alton, IL                                                                     1996-1999

Rock-n-Roll/Hippie Jam Band

Manager

Provide business/tour management, promotion, production and booking.

 

 

 

EDUCATION

 

Webster University: St. Louis, MO                                                                  1994-1996

Bachelor of Arts; Media Communications with emphasis in Audio Production.

Bachelor of Arts; Music with emphasis in Performance and Composition.

3.98 GPA : Awarded Webster scholarship for academic achievement and departmental honors.

 

Lewis and Clark Community College: Alton, IL                                             1992-1994

Non Degree; Music, Desktop Publishing, Marketing and Business, for transfer.

4.0 GPA : Awarded Web Foundation talent scholarship for music performance.

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