Behind the Scenes


As an artist manager, I run auditions every now and then. Last weekend was a memorable one. I decided to write a story about it.

I know many artists read my site. I often highlight the importance of work ethic and footwork.

This band, Dynamo, was in contacts for the first time two months ago. They were interested in knowing more about what they could do behind the scenes. Timing was well thought out. They are about to take a break from touring – the second album is coming out next year. This break is meant to be used for recordings, but also to establish favorable pre-conditions for it and its release.

We had several conversations with the band’s singer before we all met. We tracked everything that may or may not be relevant to the band’s story – what has happened so far and what will be told in the future. The band has already formed quite a large fan base. They’ve done almost hundred shows over the past few years – from a smaller and medium-sized clubs to the festivals. In a country the size of Finland, it is much.

Why I am telling this story has to do with the work ethics. This band drove to me last Saturday, from the other side of Finland for the audition that took several hours. This one-day session was prepared on the phone for two months. Then they set off for the evening venue, which was also a long journey. Something to be appreciated, and yes – they had a designated driver for the journey.

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