A little of what we do
Tour Booking If you are interested in booking a tour anywhere in the United States or Canada, we can help you with that. Our non-exclusive service includes: Routing – We’ll set you up with a route that makes sense and hits your target markets. Distance between shows can be limited by miles or driving length […]
The purpose of getting a manager is to have someone else handle your business so that you can focus on your music. If you find yourself spending more time figuring out how to manage your websites, how to promote yourself, how to get sponsors, or learning how to to manage your business instead of writing […]
You might already be managing some elements of your music career. You’re probably already booking some of your own shows. You just need some extra help to teach you how to do some things that you don’t know, things like: What does it take to get a record deal (and do you really need one)? […]
From the Blog
Music business news and advice
When you are on stage, your main goal isn’t to play a good set, to sell records, to overcome nervousness, or to impress someone in the industry. Your main goal should be entertaining the crowd. You can entertain a crowd in a number of ways: Performing well Adding creativity and spontaneity to the show Interacting […]
Until December 12th, the Kindle version of my book, Music Business Hacks, is free to download on Amazon.com! Please check it out here! It is designed like a “recipe book” for music business: each short chapter is designed to inspire a different 15 minute activity for you to work on each day. It covers everything from […]
Are you collecting valuable articles and information about the music business? Do you keep a record of every press mention or post about your band? Maybe there are just interesting articles about art, marketing, social media, current events, books, or other content that can help fuel inspiration for a new song or teach you how […]
It’s no secret that often in the world music, it’s more about “who you know” than what you know. The industry generally favors pre-existing relationships, whether you are looking for a venue, a sponsor, a review on your new album, or a slot at SXSW. Like it or not, networking can make or break an act.
Here are my favorite tips:
Note: I’ve taken a break from the blog for some time to focus on my trademark case that went to the Supreme Court (read the article about it via Rolling Stone here) but I’m going to be posting articles on a regular basis for aspiring artists. Next month, I’ll be launching a new podcast dedicated […]
What people have said about us
“I enjoy working with Simon very much. He has unique and interesting ideas in cross marketing his band on multiple levels that are very effective. He secures endorsements that work well to promote his bands. Simon is a very motivated marketing and promotion oriented professional.”Bill McNally, Burnside Distribution Co
“Simon Tam is in the know on everything my musician clients need to know to make a positive difference in their careers. His book “How to Get Sponsorships and Endorsements” is now my go to manual when planning my next step to take one of my bands I manage to the next level. So much time is wasted and not to mention money when attempting to navigate the world of acquiring sponsors for musicians and Simon’s book has kept me from more of that in my managing schedule. You won’t be disappointed. I recommend this to all creative people who need help and don’t want to falter unnecessarily.”Tammy Hunt, Hunt Talent Management
“Simon is a tremendously talented individual, and, given his strong leadership skills and deep knowledge base in the areas of marketing, promotion, and business development, it is not surprising that he has such a well-established track record of success.”Spencer Trowbridge, Of Counsel at McNamer and Company P.C.