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In AZ – The State of Live Performance in Phoenix & Beyond

The State of Live Performance

in Phoenix & Beyond

on Monday, April 25, 2011

in Mesa, AZ

Presented in partnership with

Mesa Community College Career and Re-Entry Services, MIC Club, and

the Mesa Community College Music Business Program

Live shows and concert tours remain the most important components of artist development available and, when successfully executed, can have an enormous positive impact on an artist’s career.

Local experts discuss how an artist’s career trajectory can be improved with strategic bookings; how shows are bought, sold and built upon; and how people make money from them.

You will learn:

GUEST SPEAKERS (scroll down for speaker profiles):


Monday, April 25, 2011

4:00 p.m. – Registration and networking

4:30 p.m. – Program begins

7:00 p.m. – Program ends


Artist managers, agents, promoters

Record and publishing executives

Producers and those who work with artists to promote their careers

Anyone seeking to stimulate demand for music by way of live performances.


Mesa Community College

1833 W. Southern Ave.

Elsner Library, Room 145

Mesa, AZ 85202-4822

Click here for directions.


$10: NARIP Members

$20: Non-members



Congratulations! You made a wise choice, and you’ll enjoy this NARIP program. Because you are registering for the program, we offer you the MP3 recording for only $20 more (regularly $39.95), a savings of $19.95. Please select the “Premium Ticket” option below if you’d like to add the MP3 to your order.


1. Online: (just scroll down)

2. Phone: 818-769-7007

3. Walk-up (if space permits)

Advance RSVP encouraged.

Pre-paid admission guarantees seating.

No refunds.

We appreciate your cooperation.


Call us at 818-769-7007 or email


Special thanks to Jackie Gill, Laurie Black, Debbie Smith and Alexandra Perdue for their help with NARIP events at Mesa Community College.


Jeremiah Gratza, Promoter, Stateside Presents

Bio posted shortly.

William Reed, Promoter / Live DJ / Radio DJ

Award-winning Phoenix based DJ, radio show host, artist manager and promoter. Over 10 years of event and artist management, production and promotion experience.

Stephen Chilton, Promoter, Psyko Steve Presents

Stephen Chilton has been producing and promoting great independent concerts in Arizona as “Psyko Steve Presents” for over a decade. Stephen has always believed in new music and supporting the best new artists, artists who are doing something original and innovative. He strives to create the largest platform possible for music that has not yet been heard by masses weather it ever will be or not. His focus on developing new talent has furthered the careers of some of today’s top artists and assisted many top local acts on their way to national attention. Stephen’ss track record for working with cutting edge talent has led Chilton to critical acclaim as a tastemaker and established him as a veteran talent buyer.

Peter Sotos, NARIP Phoenix Director (moderator), and Fireball Music Management Founder

In addition to his duties as NARIP Phoenix Director, Peter Sotos is founder of Fireball Music Management, a full service artist management company. Fireball specializes in taking acts to the next level through focused marketing and promotion, and specializes in finding each band’s unique niche to maximize its full potential. Fireball believes in its acts and operates with honesty and integrity. With established relationships at radio stations, record companies, management companies, and with producers, promoters, venues and clubs and other industry professionals, Fireball gives its artist clients the platform to have their music heard by people in a position to advance artist careers. Fireball’s motto is “Turn up the heat in promotion!” Current and recent clients include Led Zepagain, Damage Incorporated, We Are They, Interfate, Halocene and Blameshift.

Tess Taylor, President, National Association of Record Industry Professionals (moderator)

Bio posted shortly.



The National Association of Record Industry Professionals promotes career
advancement, education and good will among record executives.

Date Apr 25, 2011
Event In AZ - The State of Live Performance in Phoenix & Beyond
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