So for the last 6 weeks things have been quiet on this page as a result of my launching a new business. As of Monday, August 12 from my living room couch I announced to the world YouRockRed, artist consulting (while listening to Ben Howard).
I will be helping bands and artists with services like consulting, marketing media support, event management, grant writing, strategic planning and social media. I invite you to please visit the website and learn more about it or send me an email Samantha@yourockred.com
“I’m so excited to officially launch YouRockRed artist consultation! Working as a journalist, promoter and event organizer for the last 10 years I discovered there was a huge need for artist development and grant writing services in the Canadian music industry. Unless you had a label or management to guide you, accessing that world of sold-out tours and record sales can seem just a dream. Besides, YouRockRed knows rock stars don’t do paperwork.
After successfully completing grants for Kelp Records and Ottawa Rock Lottery’s explosive impact on the music scene the requests for YouRockRed’s services were filling my inbox. Meeting with bands I decided YouRockRed wasn’t just going to be grants, but providing insider knowledge and guidance in reaching their career goals, be it touring Europe or securing funding to record their first LP.
As I dove into the world of artist development it became apparent that there were so many opportunities for bands but as I’d witnessed in the past with managing bands, it was organization and planning skills to get there that were the biggest challenge. YouRockRed wants musicians to focus on their music, not the paperwork needed to get it recorded, produced or on Much Music.
We don’t have any ulterior motives beyond seeing your band reach their goals. We work on a project by project basis and never take a cut of your sales like a label or live show income like a manager.
We want to see your band or project do well. We only work with artists I believe in and that I feel can benefit from our services. We’ve written grants for Juno award-winning bands, but emerging artists are super fun to help too!
At the end of the day, we just love music. If you don’t see a friendly redhead rocking out at your next show, send me an email so we can help YOU rock!