Will James

Producer/promoter for multi-band music festival events in a number of cities and countries (Gram InterNational). Research and develop roster of artists/bands based on set criteria; negotiate and book artists; research viable venues in appropriate locations and negotiate based on mission; use social media to organize and promote; work with potential sponsors (eg, Yazoo and Steam Whistle breweries); verify stage plots, ensure other tech requirements; set dates and establish goals for each location; create art for posters; write and distribute press releases; ensure branding requirements are met. Stage manager and act as master of ceremonies. Received positive reviews in newspapers such as The Tennessean and magazines including Paste; conducted radio interviews on Sirius Radio and other local stations. Social Media: Admin for four NoDepression.com groups (premiere site for Americana music), including the No. 1 group in members, and two of top eight (of 192), and Admin for Facebook group with 2,000 members. Successful blogger on WordPress site. Extensive use of other social media including Facebook, ReverbNation, Twitter, YouTube, and many other platforms. Consulting on project to restore historic music performance venue for community use.