Consulting

Is your city a creative hub?  Do you want it to be one?

I design customized leadership programs for arts and culture leaders in cities and towns that want to build a stronger and more connected arts and creative culture. The program is designed to help artists, businesses and organizations thrive and invites artists and creatives to live and work in the community.

We start with an in-depth inquiry and survey. Based on those results, we recruit influential and respected art, music, film, tech, hospitality, creative businesses, and government leaders for an education and community building program. Each year, the extraordinary collective of leaders develops strategies on how creative people and businesses can work with each other to build a stronger and more connected community and build the that community into a welcoming creative hub.

Participants come from diverse backgrounds within the creative class. Each member is an established leader in their profession. Members commit to an 8-month program, which begins in the fall. The intense program gives the leaders the time and space to get to know each other more intuitively and to understand the nuances of each business segment. An eclectic group of experts, innovators, artists, business people, historians, and educators participate as panelists and speakers throughout the program year.

New ideas and community-building continues as each graduating cohort plans and executes the program days for the next year’s participants. Past alumni also volunteer to serve on program committees. This process integrates members of all graduating classes and provides continuity.

For more information email Tamara Saviano at TSaviano61@mac.com.


Artist Services

Although many talk of doom and gloom in the music business, it is an exciting time with many opportunities.  Like never before, artists can connect directly with fans via social media, on-line communities, intimate house concerts or “experience” dates and anything else we can dream up.  The business is ripe for entrepreneurs and executives willing to invest experience and creativity in the music and artists they love.

I’ve been in the music business for 30 years. I started in radio, moved into artist management, then to a major record label and back to media as a national magazine editor and on to cable television music programming until I finally started my own consulting and public relations business in 2002. All these years I’ve rooted for the artists and the music I love. It is a sometimes challenging but always exhilarating journey.

My specialty is consulting, artist development, project management, strategic marketing and public relation services for Americana, folk, roots and alt-country artists who are singers, songwriters and musicians.  Fans of my artists are generally cultural creatives, educated hipsters, baby boomers and other true music lovers. I know who these fans are and I know how to reach them through targeted media, marketing, touring and promotion.

My consulting services include assisting artists in their development and growth in an ever-changing and evolving music industry.  I have successfully managed artists and projects from conception to Grammy and everywhere in between by coloring outside the lines and reinventing ways to introduce artists to music lovers.


Project Management Services

Production

  • Create production timeline

  • Oversee all aspects of production and creative including photo and video shoots, album packaging, website design, and CD manufacturing

Sales/Distribution

  • Acquire physical and digital distribution deal for release

  • Coordinate delivery of all materials and metadata for set up

  • Manage sales team to maximize positioning, promotion and inventory

Radio Promotion

  • Hire radio promotion staff and oversee progress and reports

Publicity

  • Create press kits including bios, press releases, photos, social media, video production and other assets used to drive PR. Pitch project to press outlets including print, television, NPR, syndicated radio, satellite radio. Coordinate artist interviews. Oversee tour press.

Marketing

  • Create marketing plan, provide team with assets and updates. Monitor online marketing, social media, and major brand campaigns.

60 days minimum lead-time required before album release date. Finished master required to allow proper set up time. Contact us for proposal and price quote.

For information on artist services contact Tamara Saviano at TSaviano61@mac.com.


Some Clients Present and Past

Kris Kristofferson (current - since 2002)
Guy Clark (2006-2016)
Radney Foster (2006-2015)
Cowboy Jack ClementFor Once and For All (2014)
Ashley MonroeLike A Rose (2013)
John CorbettLeavin’ Nothing Behind (2013)
World Famous Headliners (2012)
Foster & LloydIt’s Already Tomorrow (2011)
The Center for Texas Music HistoryWish I Was In Austin: A 70th Birthday Tribute to Guy Clark (live concert 2011), Music from the Heart: An 80th Birthday Tribute to Rod Kennedy (live concert 2010)
Icehouse MusicThis One’s For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark (2011)
Brigitte DeMeyerRose of Jericho (2011)
Red Beet Records - I Love: Tom T. Hall’s Songs of Fox Hollow (2011)
Shawn CampLive At The Station Inn (2004), Fireball (2006), The Bluegrass Elvises (2007), 1994 (2010)
Terri HendrixCry Till You Laugh (2010)
Ashley ClevelandGod Don’t Never Change (2009)
Dickson ProductionsUndone: A MusicFest Tribute to Robert Earl Keen (2008)
Beth Nielsen ChapmanHymns (2004), Prism (2008)
Gretchen PetersBurnt Toast and Offerings (2007)
Dan ColehourStraight To The Highway (2007)
Karla BonoffLive (2007)
Country Music Hall of Fame & MuseumBest of Flatt & Scruggs TV Show (2007)
American Roots Publishing - Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster (2004), The Pilgrim: A Celebration of Kris Kristofferson (2006), The Bluegrass Elvises (2007)
Dirty Dozen Brass BandWhat’s Goin’ On (2006)
PinmonkeyBig Shiny Cars (2006)
Marshall ChapmanMellowicious (2006)
Marty StuartSoul’s Chapel (2005)
Joy Lynn WhiteOne More Time (2005)
Americana Music Association Honors & Awards – Live concert at Ryman Auditorium (Producer, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)