Management and New Affiliations


Well. ‘Strategy‘ is about to be published – it should be proofread by the end of the week. Then this multi-year writing operation is behind – at least for a while. My production will continue to update as and when so required. These are always exciting times. However, it is not the subject of this story. I want to tell about management and how it touches time and time again.

I get a lot of mail from bands and artists everyday. It is understandable considering my management background. Every once in a while some of them stand out from the crowd – showing talent and dedication to their cause. This happened to me earlier this year. I have always had a way of approaching management and my involvement in it. It usually starts unnoticed. As if you find yourself taking up the task.  I think many of my colleagues agrees with this.

Throughout the past year and a half I have been thinking what to do when these books are made. Teaching at Arcada UAS is still what goes on. However,it does not in itself fulfill the need of management. It is in the blood. Secondly, if I weren’t to deal with the practice, I would find myself a poor writer.

Now, when I think afterwards, I have visited a few months of correspondence to Austin. Skype calls take several in a week. Plans are made and implemented.

The human mind is strange. I have all the time been thinking about the future and the next move. I have not noticed that I have already received the following task:). Another thing I haven’t noticed. This practice makes writing and lecturing easier. It has been better updated.

Let’s talk about the band. My own affiliations are not the main thing now. It is music and its greatness. When we begun to seriously implement our plans, the number of Youtube subscribers rose by over thousand in three weeks and continues to grow – of course big thanks belong to our fans. This is a great start to the story. The next challenge is to release the debut album and find the necessary partners. It is my greatest joy to introduce Melba Culp.

Melba Culp was founded in 2015 by guitarist & vocalist Jack McConnell. Guitarist Kaleb O’Neil joined the band in 2018. The band, based out of Austin, Texas, released their debut single and music video “Never Surrender” on January 18th. The music video, created in cooperation with PartyHat Productions, LLC, features Devin North (Bass) and Ian Geyer (Drums).

The guitar-driven band aims to hit the world hard with its fast-paced and hard-hitting aggressive single “Never Surrender”. The single, recorded at PlethoraTone in Nashville, is the first of an album expected to arrive in 2020. 

Finally, I could mention my new sponsor. I am very happy for their endorsement.

My new affiliation Melba Culp takes part in lectures too
The Essence of the Music Business lecture with Jack McConnell at Arcada University of Applied Sciences