The Sound Scene:
Is there one piece of advice you would give aspiring musicians to propel their success?
I think too many artists put too much focus on finding a manager, agent and label. The focus for any band who doesn’t have a team in place should not be “let’s get signed or find a manger” but instead focus on becoming a great artist and making lots of people fans of your music. If you are truly making great music, you will rise to the top and most people will find you.
Justin Seidenberg is the founder of Chicago-based management company, Kiqstart Music. Prior to starting Kiqstart Music in 2007, Mr. Seidenberg has worked at bands.com, Jam Productions, Live Nation and Red Light Management. Current management clients include Kill the Alarm, John Garrison, and Duke Tumatoe & the Power Trio. Mr. Seidenberg also co-administers the music catalog for The Uglysuit and founded the first Pink Floyd themed music cruise, Great Gig in the Sea. Mr. Seidenberg has is BA from Indiana University and Masters in Music Business from New York University.