Not sure what to do next? We've been there.
Should you play more shows, record a new EP, shoot a video, work on a marketing campaign or go on tour? We have the experience to help you make a decision that's right for you.
We're knowledgeable about everything from music licensing, to web strategy, to vinyl record production and everything in between. We can help you raise money to record an album, connect you with producers and engineers, get the best rate on manufacturing, and then choose the best way to sell your music... [Read More]
You've made the music - now you're ready to get the word out. From social media management, to press and blog campaigns, to new album releases, we know how to get your music heard by people that can create opportunities. We also have experience getting you set up with the right tools to manage your digital distribution, EPK, marketing, social media, booking, and merchandise sales.
We can help you put all of the pieces together to manage yourself or take web strategy off your plate so you can focus on making music...[Read More]
If you're ready to take your act on the road, but not sure where to start, we can help. We've already spent years making the right contacts and getting talent buyers to trust our taste. We are not in the big leagues but we know how to get a guarantee and fill the room.
Our aim is to help you develop useful, professional habits from the start. Being a touring musician can be extremely stressful. We want to push you ahead of the curve and not go bankrupt before you start seeing a profit. Plus we know all the ins and outs of being a touring band so we can tell you what to expect and make sure you bypass a lot of headaches along the way... [Read More]
She started her illustrious career as an intern at MTV2 back in 1999 when she moved to New York from Memphis to work in the "music" business. After 5 years working as a production coordintator for film and television, she moved back to her hometown and started an entertainment blog called Rachel and the City. It was voted best Memphis blog three years in a row by the readers of The Memphis Flyer. She also created a popular MP3 blog in 2004, Scenestars, that thrust her into the national digital music scene and enabled her to work with companies like Yahoo, Microsoft and AT&T. According to Mark Richens of The Commercial Appeal, '...she invented the internet in Memphis."
She managed Ardent Studios' web strategy and social media from 2007 until 2012 and worked with too many bands to count. Many of them you've probably actually heard of. She also was Big Star's publicist during this time and managed their social media. She played an essential role in fundraising for the Big Star documentary Nothing Can Hurt Me.
After starting Kangaroo in March of 2012, she left Ardent to work on other projects such as: working to promote the Meanwhile in Memphis documentary, helping noted film director Craig Brewer launch his music publishing company BR2 Publishing and being accepted into Launch Your City's Seed Hatchery program where she and her partner Nick Redmond of Star & Micey were given a $15,000 investment to launch their music geocaching app Soundstache.
Since leaving Ardent, she has used her extensive musical contact list to become one of the most prolific promoters and talent buyers in the mid-south. She is the exclusive booker at The Poplar Lounge and has worked with a variety of television shows, including The Voice, to promote Memphis and Memphis musicians. In the spring of 2013 she was asked to become the Chief Evangelist for music start-up Musistic, a DAW plugin that is the first patented technology ever that allows collaboration with anyone, anywhere, on almost any digital audio platform. With a launch date set for the fall, it is on track to change the way musicians record together forever.
A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal ~ Oscar Wilde
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Things We Love
- The Warm Up
- Ardent Studios
- Live From Memphis
- Sun Studio
- Stax Museum of American Soul Music
- Memphis Means Music