New Client : Curious Sense
March 23, 2012
Curious Sense works with entertainment companies to develop digital products that generate revenue and deliver measurable business results. The Curious Sense team is comprised of equal parts Madison Ave. alumni and veterans of traditional and interactive media from companies such as R/GA, Burson-Marsteller, McKinney, Harris Interactive, Universal Music Group, and Sanctuary Records. Curious Sense’s partners include music artists, television networks, film studios, and publishers. The company and their work has been profiled in the New York Times, NPR, Forbes, Billboard, and USA Today among other publications. FanManager will be working with Curious Sense on The Grateful Dead Game - The Epic Tour
About the Game
Ever fantasize about being at some of The Dead’s most epic shows? Welcome to the Game that turns your dream into virtual reality. The Epic Tour is an adventure Game. The challenge is to get to all the shows on the Tour. Along the trip players participate together in a tug-of-war between the Dark and Light. Dancing Bears bring Light to the world; so does kindness, and flowers - lots of flowers - to illuminate the Darkness. So turn your lovelight on and let it shine, let it shine.
New Client : EPIC Records
February 28, 2012
Epic Records was launched in 1953 by CBS for the purpose of marketing jazz, pop and classical music that did not fit the theme of the more mainstream Columbia Records. In July 2011, L.A. Reid became the head of the Epic Records which also includes various former Jive Records artists. Reid has already begun a new “era” in signing artists, having signed up YouTube sensation Karmin. Also on the roster are; Astro, Brandon Hines, Ca$h Out, Chevelle, Chris Rene, Ciara, Committed, Death Grips, Fiona Apple, Franz Ferdinand, The Fray, Future, Incubus, Jennifer Lopez, Joe Satriani, Judas Priest, Lamb Of God, Marcus Canty, Melanie Amaro, Michael Grimm, Modest Mouse, Natasha Bedingfield, Oh Land, Ozzy Osbourne, Sade, Sara Bareilles, The Script, Sean Kingston, Shakira, and Wallpaper.
New Client - Grateful Dead DVD Box Set (Shout Factory)
February 22, 2012
On April 17 the Grateful Dead will be celebrated with a 14-DVD box set titled All The Years Combine: The DVD Collection, to be released by Shout! Factory in collaboration with Rhino Entertainment.
Conceived as the ultimate tribute to the band’s legendary on-stage prowess, the set includes 12 concert films; a 40-page booklet containing rare photos and new liner notes by Blair Jackson; and all bonus features from previous releases of the DVDs in the set.
As a special treat for fans, it also includes an exclusive bonus disc containing five previously unreleased live performances from the Grateful Dead archive, Backstage Pass, the 1992 documentary directed by Justin Kreutzmann, and a brand-new interview with Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux.
Fans who preorder All the Years Combine: The DVD Collection directly from Shout! Factory will receive an exclusive bumper sticker with their order, while supplies last. Click here for more information.
The Grateful Dead Movie (2-DVD)* (Theatrical film, originally released in 1977)
The Closing Of Winterland (2-DVD)* (Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, CA, December 31, 1978)
Dead Ahead* (Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY, October 1980)
So Far (Originally released on VHS and laser disc in 1987 - first time on DVD!)
Ticket To New Year’s* (Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA, December 31, 1987)
Truckin’ Up To Buffalo (Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, NY, on July 4, 1989)
Downhill From Here (Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI, July 17, 1989)
View From The Vault* (Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, PA, July 8, 1990)
View From The Vault II* (RFK Stadium, Washington, DC, June 14, 1991)
View From The Vault III* (Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA, June 16, 1990)
View From The Vault IV (Oakland Stadium, Oakland, CA, July 24, 1987, and Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim, CA, July 26, 1987)
*includes all bonus features from previous release
Exclusive bonus disc contains:
Five previously unreleased live performances from the Grateful Dead archive
Backstage Pass, the 1992 documentary directed by Justin Kreutzmann
Brand-new interview with Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux
Jerry Hannan Kickstarter - ONE WEEK LEFT!
February 04, 2012
…AND WE’RE 75% THERE!
February already? I hope your 2012 is off to a great start!
Mine sure is. In the first few days of year, I started recording my new album, “Whistle and Hum” And this is why I’m writing today, to ask if you would like to order a copy in advance, or make other contributions to my fundraising project on Kickstarter.
In case you didn’t know, Kickstarter is a new internet platform to raise money for creative projects. The way it works is:
- I set a target amount (which, in addition to my own money, is enough to complete the project)
- and a deadline (mine is Feb 11)
- then, people (like you) can easily pledge to contribute whatever you want and help make the project a reality
- but it’s all or nothing, contributions are only actually charged when & if the project goals are reached
As of today the project is 75% funded by 63 individual backers. So now, I have 1 week to raise $4950 or more, otherwise I don’t get a dime. I’m betting on the generosity and support of folks like you, and we’re in the final stretch!
My previous albums were less expensive. This time I’m paying for professional studio time & engineers on grander scale to make a grander production, which includes musicians:
Michael Urbano – Drums – (Smashmouth, Sheryl Crow, John Hiatt)
Davey Farragher – Bass – (Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Guy)
Roger Manning – Hammond B3 – (Beck).
…and some great local players like Danny Uz, Jon Korty, Chris Haugen and Erik Schramm
11 Original Songs and it’s gonna be good!
There are some cool gifts to choose from at different pledge levels, from a sticker, to a t-shirt, to being a credited associate producer on the record! I really appreciate any contribution, and know you’ll be thrilled when we deliver the goods!
Please take a minute to watch the VIDEO and check out the project here:
Also, I’ll be at Rancho Nicasio March 17, Saint Patrick’s Day. Hope to see you.
New Client : LIFT Festival - Whaleback Mountain, NH
January 19, 2012
LIFT Festival, the two-day elevated music experience, has confirmed the first round of performers for LIFT Fest at Whaleback Mountain in the heart of New Hampshire’s Ski Country, March 16-17, 2012. Featuring slope-side, outdoor music, the inaugural LIFT Festival offers patrons the unique opportunity to enjoy first-class live music in a picturesque setting – hand in hand with their favorite winter sports.
The festival lineup includes:
Additional artist announcements are forthcoming.
All ticketing options include two days of music and Whaleback lift tickets, and are available now.
The LIFT Festival will be held at Whaleback Mountain, conveniently located alongside Interstate 89 in Enfield, NH. Whaleback Mountain is 2 hours from Boston, 1.5 from Burlington, VT, 5 hours from New York City, and is just 15 minutes from White River Junction, VT where 89 meets Interstate 91.