Friends of the Expo —Stephen Bond Garvan and Garvan Management
Note from the Expo: Stephen Bond Garvan has been a staple of the Expo for many years. Always informative, Steve draws on many years of experience working with bands and artists. He is a frequent participant in many of the major industry events, as a panelist, mentor and moderator. Say "hi" to Steve at the Expo!
At the Durango Songwriters Expo I continue twice annually (in California and Colorado) to do song critiquing & organize/moderate the "Build an Indie Career" and Management panels. (Approximately 20 times over 12 years!) See you there!
For 30 years, Steve Garvan has been managing and promoting artists now commonly referred to as "Americana." In the interview below, DS.com's Jack Hayford and Steve discuss this exciting and burgeoning new genre of music.
Prior conference participations as panelist/moderator/speaker/roundtable/organizer at a wide range of events around the globe have included (many on multiple occasions):
CMW–Canadian Music Week
AMA-Americana Music Association-Founding Council and Board Member-8 years presenting "Americana Renegades" Showcase
Musexpo LA & London
Music & Media–Finland
MMF Canada workshops in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland & New Brunswick
DFEST Rock Conference & Festival-Tulsa, Oklahoma
Lectures on Artist Management & MMF at University Colorado Denver, Auraria Community College Denver and several COMA (now COMBO) Colorado Music Association workshops & panels.
Topics have included:
Management: What's Changed, What Hasn't
The New Big Picture
Building an Indie Career & A Team
The Revenue Pie is Shrinking but Music is All Around
The Managers Point of View
Building & Breaking an Artist: Step By Step
International: Bringing & Your Music & Career to the US
International: Exporting You to UK & Europe
Managers Panel: The Digital Client
Managers Role in the DIY Era
Who’s Got your Back: The International Managers Panel
When Do You Need a Manager?
Building a Management Business
Management Contracts & Commissions
Finding Artists: How To - How Not To
Managers : Tools & Resources
Roots-Rock & Americana
Prior to 1997 Experience: NYC booking agency; doing nationally touring lights for Poco & others; festival & show promotions; my own booking agency; first management company Bullet Management; several years of major book publishing jobs in NYC and Colorado.
In 1997 I established my (2nd) artist management company, Garvan Management.