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In Houston: Art of Artist Management

You are cordially invited to NARIP’s

Art of Artist Management:

Indie Artist Careers from Start to Success

on Thursday, February 18, 2010

at Houston Community College in Houston

Managing independent recording artists to achieve their maximum career potential and commercial success will be the subject of NARIP’s next program.

This program will feature independent artist managers who specialize in assisting artists in the developing stages of their careers.


We will also address the artist manager’s relationship with record companies, including A&R, branch distribution and field support, and radio and retail.


Howie Edelman, Dottore-DuBois Artist Management **JUST ADDED**

Bruce Kalmick, Partner, Ambiance Artists

Barry Coffing, NARIP Houston Director, Founder (moderator)


Thursday, February 18, 2010

6:00 p.m. – Registration and networking

7:00 p.m. – Program begins

8:15 p.m. – Break

9:30 p.m. – Program ends


Artist Managers, Producers & Artist Reps

Record & Music Publishing Executives

Concert Promoters, Agents, Tour Managers

Anyone seeking to manage artists (or self-manage his own career for more effectively).


Houston Community College
Spring Branch Campus
1060 West Sam Houston Parkway
The Screening Theater
Houston, TX 77043
(near the I-10 and Beltway 8)

Click here for map.


FREE for NARIP Members

$25: Non-members



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Howie Edelman, Dottore-DuBois Artist Management

Currently manages Roger Creager, more bio details posted shortly.

Bruce Kalmick, Partner, Ambiance Artists

Bruce Kalmick’s career achievements begin only 5 short months after graduating from Texas State University. He started his first business, KB Talent LLC with longtime friend Ricky Brown in April 2005. With no bands and little experience the two started splashing around in the shark-infested waters of the music business. After failed attempts at blues, rock, metal, and even some hip-hop, the duo signed their first soon-to-be star Brandon Rhyder. With only 7 months of booking experience and at the tender age of 23, they quickly established themselves as a premiere booking agency for Texas Country acts, developing artists such as The Casey Donahew Band, Adam Hood, The Bart Crow Band, Walt Wilkins, Darren Kozelsky, and of course Brandon Rhyder. After consulting and mentoring some of the most promising up-and-coming bands, Kalmick and Brown expanded their business to include an artist management company in 2007. Bruce has taken acts such as the Josh Abbott Band and Whiskey Myers from virtual unknowns to two of the fastest growing bands ever in the Texas Country scene. In addition, he has signed Texas Country mainstay acts such as Brandon Rhyder, The Kyle Bennett Band and future stars like Courtney Now and Ben Danaher to management deals. He has built lasting connections from Austin to Nashville and L.A. to Paris and beyond that have created opportunities for his bands on a national and international level. Beginning January 2010, Kalmick and Brown assume responsibility of all marketing for the nationally renowned Graham Brothers Entertainment, Inc. KB Talent will expand to promote shows and specialty nights for all venues under the GBE umbrella, including seventeen locations in Nashville, TN; Wichita, KS; Austin, TX, Odessa, TX; Oklahoma City, OK and many more. Bruce Kalmick’s sacrifices weekends to go on the road with his bands, living the day-to-day so he can see first-hand the needs of each market and help his bands improve their careers. He is articulate and fearless, tackling new business ventures with confidence, rallying his employees to perform at high standards he sets. His drive to succeed and passion for Texas music are Bruce’s best qualities in this business, and his exploration of different creative businesses sets him apart. He loves what he does.

Barry Coffing, NARIP Houston Director, Founder

Mr. Coffing is CEO and Founder of and Uprising Entertainment. A 20-year industry veteran who has toured the world and has major credits to his name, Barry is an Emmy-nominated composer and was signed to Warner Bros. Records in the 1990s. He has toured extensively to support his hit songs that have charted around the world, including the #1 “I’ll Come Back To You.” He won Best Producer of the year at the Beverly Hills Film Festival in 2003, and has written and produced over 200 songs in film and TV including #1 hits and gold-selling soundtracks. He has worked with almost every major film company and television network. His knowledge of both sides of the licensing equation led him to create which has been used to find music for projects including Dexter, Ugly Betty, Burn Notice, Blonde Ambition, Lost, Love Kill, License to Wed, Swing Vote, Real Girl, Assassination of a High School President, Sexual Healing, Invincible, The Unit, Direct Contact and others. Barry has lectured on the music business at USC, Vanderbilt and The University of Houston. With his professional relationships, especially at major film companies and TV networks on both coasts, and a strong background in the business as an executive and successful composer / artist, Mr. Coffing is uniquely positioned to help NARIP members identify opportunities in film and television, and to create and sustain long-term careers in the music business today.


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Date Feb 18, 2010
Event In TX: Art of Artist Management: Indie Artist Careers from Start to Success
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