This week’s episode #70, August 10, 2012 – Traveling the Road to Success with Chief, Tour Manager for Nickelback.
In this MUST LISTEN episode Chief talks with the Music Biz Weekly podcast for over an hour about how Nickelback succeeded as a DIY band.
Chief has 18 years experience in the music industry, during his early days at a Vancouver music studio, Chief began working with members of now world-renowned group Nickelback, who were just getting started. After forming a connection and mixing sound for the band, Chief became a mainstay in the partnership as Nickelback’s audio engineer, and toured the world as their sound engineer and tour manager for 11 years. Chief’s reputation as a tour manager had sent him out in 2011 with one of the most talked of celebrities, Charlie Sheen on his North American comedy tour. He then worked with the top 8 contestants from NBC’s reality TV show “The Voice.” on a tour hitting the major cities across the USA. He will continue to work tour managing for Nickelback, with an upcoming “Here and Now” tour for 2012, along side of My Darkest Days, Seether and Bush.
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About Michael Brandvold:
Michael Brandvold is a freelance music industry consultant based in Northern California. Having launched Michael Brandvold Marketing to leverage his years of experience to provide direction to large and small clients in the areas of online & social marketing as well as e-commerce and customer acquisition and retention.
Gene Simmons of KISS first tapped Michael’s skills as a pioneering online marketing strategist to launch and manage all aspects of Kissonline.com’s multi-million dollar enterprise, including their ground-breaking VIP ticket program.
Michael has also managed the online efforts for Motley Crüe, Rod Stewart, Madonna, Ozzy Osbourne, Madonna and Britney Spears to name only a few.
About Brian Thompson:
Brian Thompson, Managing Partner for Thorny Bleeder Records, is a Vancouver based music industry entrepreneur, record label owner, artist manager, marketing consultant, radio promoter, publicist, web designer, blogger, and industry speaker.
Formerly the corporate head of music buying and marketing for a large national music retail chain, Brian has since moved on to become a well respected voice on the convergence of artist development, music marketing, social media, and technology.