Michael Brandvold Marketing is extremely pleased to announce their newest client, Roadrunner recording and Grammy nominated artist Dream Theater. Michael Brandvold Marketing will be helping guide Dream Theater’s online marketing and social media efforts.
I couldn’t be more excited to work with such a iconic band that has such a devoted fan base. I first worked with Dream Theater a number of years ago when I helped launch their very first VIP ticket program.
Dream Theater added, “We are very excited to have Michael Brandvold Marketing on our team to help us guide our online marketing efforts. In our rapidly changing music world, knowledge of the internet can offer exciting new ways to both engage the fans, as well as inform them about all our activities. We know Michael is on the forefront of social media music marketing and we are really looking forward to working with him!”
Over twenty-five years since their formation, Dream Theater continue to cultivate, curate and protect their status as worldwide niche tastemakers on their eleventh studio album, A Dramatic Turn of Events, which was produced by the band’s own John Petrucci and mixed by hi-fidelity magician Andy Wallace (Nirvana, Prince, System Of A Down).
Lead guitarist Petrucci and bassist John Myung have a relationship dating all the way back to middle school. Kindred spirits united by their shared devotion to constant study and rehearsal on their respective instruments, they formed the nucleus of what would become Dream Theater with a fellow student at the Berklee College of Music named Mike Portnoy. The second Dream Theater album, Images and Words, introduced the world to James LaBrie while achieving gold status and heavy MTV rotation for “Pull Me Under.”
The band took a step toward its modern lineup with the addition of keyboardist Jordan Rudess, who made his recorded debut on their sixth album, Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory. Thanks to fan embraced releases like the dark Train of Thought (2003) and the much more diverse Octavarium (2005), Dream Theater has sold well over ten million albums worldwide, including over two million in the United States.
Dream Theater found themselves at a career crossroads following the departure of longtime drummer, co-producer and unofficial spokesman Portnoy. But the addition of Mike Mangini (the result of a search and audition process documented in a highly-viewed YouTube series) and the remaining members rededication to each other and their band has resulted in a creative resurgence overall. The personalities and individual talents possessed by Dream Theater behind the scenes were strengthened by adversity, with each rising to the challenge individually and collectively as Dream Theater pushed forward.