August 11, 2017
MUSIC IS MORE THAN JUST NOTES, IT’S A BUSINESS
Laura Martinez has been involved in the music industry for over 25 years. Her experiences and passion make Laura a great resource on the steps you need to further your career and finding the right management team to help you navigate the industry.
Laura’s love for Latin Jazz and her passion for community led her to create the Language of Latin Jazz Series. Incorporating music, education, art and the bringing together various cultures and voices.
August 11, 2017
Laura is a music industry manager, promoter, curator, music education advocate and cultural ambassador who has been a powerful force in working behind the scenes for over 25 years in the world music, Latin jazz, straight ahead jazz and avant-garde jazz idioms. Laura branched out on her own and is the C.E.O. and founder of World Fusion Events since its inception in 2011. Laura also has a degree in non-profit management.
World Fusion Events was created to introduce people to the arts, music and films of the world’s cultures both at the local and the international level. By partnering with other creatives in the industry, a coalition of supporters is being established.
Episode Eight - Artist Management and The Business Of Music
Laura with Ali Jackson & Carlos Henriquez at Lincoln Center
Laura with Mike Epps
SHOW NOTES and DISCUSSION TOPICS
We discussed a variety of subjects from music, to business to Laura’s Language of Latin Jazz project.
The Language of Latin Jazz Series
Carlos Enriquez and Jazz at Lincoln Center
Choosing A Management Team
Music Business Plan
Contracts & Agreements
The Unions Role
Rapid Fire Questions
- Tito Puente
- Poncho Sanchez
- Rising Stars
Music and Motivation
“Someone You Should Listen To”
Beverly Ritz is a jazz pianist who’s music is soothing and laid back. Perfect mood music for when you just need to relax.
You can purchase her albums on Amazon
“I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.” – Billy Joel
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