Every second Thursday Alberta Music brings in a variety of experts from the Alberta music industry to our North & South offices to hold consultations that provide advice, insight and guidance to artists and aspiring industry who are Alberta Music members, free of charge.
Throwback Thursday takes place twice per month from January 15 to April 23 2015, and consultations are either one-on-one meetings or in small groups requesting similar information. Consultations take place in Edmonton and Calgary, though you may schedule a phone consultation if you live elsewhere in Alberta.
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 12TH EDITION: Proper booking techniques for musicians, talent buying, entertainment and venue management, promoting.
EDMONTON CONSULTANT: CRAIG MARTELL (Wunderbar, The Brixx/Starlite)
"Craig Martell was born a long time ago. Craig Martell does crosswords in pen. Craig Martell has run Wunderbar for 5 years and is now booking Starlite Room and Brixx. Craig Martell is smarter and hansomer than he looks. Craig Martell can teach you things. Criag Mrteall doesn't care about spelling. Craig Martell used to be hotter. Craig Martell is soooo 2010. Craig Martell can teach you how to get show." - Craig Martell
CALGARY CONSULTANT: SPENCER BROWN (Booking Agent/Entertainment Manager, The Palomino)
Photo credit: Josh Naud
Spencer Brown started off booking all-ages in Calgary in 1997. Since 2007, he's been known as the Talent Buyer/Entertainment Manager at The Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club. In addition to booking shows in multiple genres for local, provincial, national and international acts, Spencer is also a DJ at CJSW and a writer/contributor to a variety of sites and publications. Given the length of his experience, he's seen mistakes on both sides of the stage and is happy to help you avoid them.
• Must be a current Alberta Music member
• All consultations are based on the availability of consultants for the topic(s) you request to meet about.
• Priority is given to those currently working on a project/grant
UPCOMING THROWBACK THURSDAY DATES (Topics TBD):
• Thursday, February 26
• Thursday, March 12