You're a musician, You make music... THAT'S
You don't need to know how to
get a record deal, hook up with a manager, publicist, booking agent,
distributor, or help a band member who's losing it, I do... THAT'S MY JOB.
I'm Mark Bliesener, the BANDGURU. As a consultant I
offer bands, independent labels, musicians and the people who work with
them, the benefit of my 30 plus years of daily experience in the music
business; as a performer (1966-1976), rock critic (1976-1978), publicist
(1978-1988) and personal manager since 1988. biography.
Lyle & The
BHTM & Bandguru
Guru, NGDB & T.
I'm proud to have received 16 Gold and
Platinum records from recording artists whose careers I managed including
Lyle Lovett, Big Head Todd & The Monsters and The Nitty Gritty Dirt
Band. Now, I'd like to help you get to the heart of your creativity and
free up the time and energy that you currently spend trying to "figure
out" the music business. past/present
Pick my brain
Ask me questions
about any aspect of your career. I'll give you simple answers, based on
inside information and real experience, that will help you understand the
complexities of the music business. Bands, managers, labels and musicians
from all genres have benefited from my knowledgeable, impartial and honest
Take advantage of my
Together we'll separate the hype from reality to
help you define clear-cut objectives that will further your career
development and direction. press clippings
Get to the next level
Many of my
clients find that an hour or less of personal consultation answers their
immediate questions. Usually prior to our consultation I'll ask you to
send me your demo package, so that I can understand where you're coming
from before we talk about where you want to go.
You do not pay for the
time I spend listening to your demo or analyzing your press kit. You only
pay for the time I personally consult with you, one on one.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at (303)
477-6987 to find out how I can help you. There is no charge for this
Safe, Secure and
I will consult
to you at the rate of $100.00 per hour either online, in person, or on the
phone. If you wish, a monthly retainer can be arranged for longer
Whether you're an
established band who needs a straight forward critique of your
demo before you send it to record company A&R departments, an
indie label hoping to increase awareness and
distribution, a solo artist who needs a manager
or a brand new group arguing among yourselves about your choice of
band name, photo or whether the guitar player needs to enter
rehab...I can offer fresh, time saving, workable solutions. Let's
E-mail email@example.com or call me
at (303) 477-6987 now. The first one's free!
Mark Bliesener speaks at major music industry
events including; South By Southwest,Gavin, MusicFest and the England's In
The City. He is also available to lecture, present seminars and conduct
© Copyright 2001-2007, Mark
Bliesener Management and Consulting, LLC
All Rights Reserved.
Web site Development &
eMarketing by Peter C.
Maintained by Commotion Music Promotion
Mark Bliesener, The Band Guru is the co-author of
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting a Band.
Click here for book reviews.
Click on the book cover additional info. and to buy it on Amazon.com
Frequently Answered Questions
Press Clippings About The BANDGURU
Contact the BANDGURU
US Record Labels
MP3 Demo Roulette