Tom Callahan is a featured panelist on Digital Media Seminar in Los Angeles. The topic will be a Roundtable Discussion: Opportunities for Monetization and Growth in Digital Entertainment.
Tom Callahan & Associates client Kaile Goh signs with LAVA/Universal records!!!!! Official Kaile Goh website is here.
INDIE ADVANCE is a global music marketing company committed to fostering the growth and development of artists by providing the knowledge and the tools necessary to reach the next level. Indie Advance was designed to support artists in their bid to rise to the next level on the music scene, no matter where they are currently. Tom Callahan, a 25 year veteran of the music business is supported by a talented team of people that ultimately have the same goal as you, your success!
Claire Parr - The Navigator Company
Claire made the jump to Geffen Records in 1989 as Director of Adult Music Promotion & Marketing working with giants Don Henley, Cher, Enya, Peter Gabriel, Robbie Robertson, Rickie Lee Jones, Pat Metheny, and working on specialty projects for soundtrack albums for The Simpsons, Thirtysomething and the Broadway cast recording of Miss Saigon. She spearheaded Geffen's Platinum crossing of Contemporary Christian Superstar, Michael W. Smith, to top A/C and CHR success with 'Place In This World" (winner of the American Music Award of 1990 for Best Adult Contemporary Artist), and a similar success with Kathy Troccoli's Top Five CHR and A/C hit "Everything Changes".
Claire resigned in 1993 to join industry veteran Tom Callahan in the creation of Callahan-West & Associates, which quickly became an expansion of the industry's premier Adult Music promotion & marketing independent firm. Working on the promotion of superstars like Rod Stewart, Elton John, Heart, Chris Issak, Steely Dan, Toni Braxton, Jon Secade and others, the company was one of the first full service A/C NAC and Triple A promotion companies in the record industry.
Club R&R Goes All-Kiwi
We were fortunate enough to be able to see one of the hottest
young bands emerging from New Zealand: Midnight Youth. Best
of all, we didn?t have to shell out for the airfare, since they
travelled all the way to the States just for the privilege of playing
for us at the World-Famous Club R&R ... OK, and also the Viper
Room ... and South by Southwest. Fine. Be that way. We are
pleased to report that the lads were awesome! Big thanks to
industry icon Tom Callahan for making the visit possible. Check
them out for yourself at www.midnightyouth.com.
Tom Callahan is one of the final nominees in NARIP's 2007 Best In The Biz List as Top Radio Promotion Executive.
Music Biz Buzz: A TURN-ON AT L*A*M*P
by THE G-MAN, Immedia Wire Service
What I say: terrific networking opportunity and solid info from the panels, including some helpful views from artist managers Kenny Kerner, Tom Callahan, Mike Gormley, and Brent Harvey.
L*A*M*P events also give you the chance to have one of your songs analyzed by some industry insiders, in this case, by Tess Taylor, President of NARIP (National Assn. of Record Industry Professionals), Sheena Metal, promoter and KLSX talk show host, Jennifer Applequist, booker at 14 Below, and Bernard Baur, Tonos Reviewer and Club Review Editor at Music Connection.
And hey, a whole bunch of other great folks participated, as you'll see from the quotes...so, here's the buzz and/or nifty-keen comments:
"I learned a lot today, but I ran out of notepaper and couldn't write it all down!" "Where was this seminar when I was first starting to play?!" "Things are different from the big record companies when your boss is an artist who respects artists." - Jason Feinberg of Favored Nations Records (owned by guitar god Steve Vai).
"You don't have the right to make a CD, it's a privilege. So, some of you, will you please stop." - Pete Anderson, Little Dog Records (to some hissing and a lot of laughter and applause).
"I was playing on hit records and playing on big tours and I was still sleeping in a warehouse. I'm just trying to make it easier for every other artist who comes along." - Bobby Borg on his days as a signed artist. (You can read more insights in his 288-page "The Musician's Handbook: A Practical Guide to Understanding the Music Business," new from Billboard Books.)
And finally, here's the eyebrow-raiser of the week: "One of the problems some people have in the music business is being a woman, because women are insane. I just want to say to some of them, 'Come back when you've grown a penis and taken some Darvon.'" - Sheena Metal. (Yes, one can always count on Sheena for a good jaw-dropping quote.)
All-in-all, a wonderful event that lets you network, learn, share, and grow.
SPEED NETWORKING: ONE ON ONE MEETING WITH THE MUSIC PROS!
MODERATED BY: BRENT HARVEY OF KBH ENTERTAINMENT
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2:45 ? 3:45PM, Tower Plaza
A group of Film and Music professionals are ready to meet YOU one-on-one! Participants get one-on-one sessions of 10 minutes each with music supervisors, composers, publishers, producers and licensing specialists. Learn tricks of the trade, discuss specific projects needs, share business cards (and CDs), talk about yourself, ask questions. While it is extremely difficult to get meetings with industry professionals during their normal work weeks, this is an opportunity to sit face to face with a handful in one day!
Music pros include: Art Ford (Ford Music Services, Music Supervision & Licensing), Don Grierson (Grierson Consulting, A&R and Music Supervision), Adam Wolf (Senior Creative Director-Film/TV/Advertising Music-pigFactory USA), Bernard Baur (Senior Journalist/Music Connection Magazine-Instructor/Musicians Institute-Executive Producer) Chris Violette (A&R, Music Supervisor & Publisher), Jeryl "Blaze" Thompson (LTP Entertainment, Producer, Management and Consulting), Rhonda Bedikian (The Machine Productions / Publishing), Tom Callahan (Tom Callahan & Associates) and Michael Lloyd (Music Supervisor / Composer).
TOM CALLAHAN will be a guest speaker at MUSICIANS INSTITUTE in Hollywood on October 22nd, 2008.
9/20/08 Tom Callahan sits on panel at the Temecula Film and Music festival
Tom Callahan will be one of twelve select judges for the 2008 Independent Music World Series at the Hollywood Knitting Factory on Thursday, July 17. TAXI A&R reps as well as the editors of Billboard Magazine have worked through submissions of the countries best independent artists (over 2,000 in the initial pool for the West region) to pick 6 great independent bands/artists for your listening and viewing pleasure. These twelve judges will decide the West IMWS showcase winner that will take home their share of $250,000 in prizes!
Tom Callahan & Associates has inked 2 of their artists to PAMA RECORDS/Universal Sweden; Suzy K & Justin Hopkins.
Tom callahan set to give 2 music business seminars in Sweden September and October.
Tom Callahan is honorary committee member for Katrina benefit hosted by Paula Abdul. more
Tom Callahan will be a judge at this years INDEPENDENT MUSIC WORLD SERIES, Hosted by Disc makers and Billboard magazine.
August 3rd, 8pm at the Knitting factory in Los Angeles.
Check out: www.discmakers.com/imws
Tom Callahan guest speaker Friday march 3rd at Musicians Institute Hollywood, Ca. noon-2pm
Artists J-Henry & Michael Shapiro performed at the Boomsday Festival in
Knoxville, TN - September 4th. Attendance was estimated at 300,000 to