We here at Artist Home are looking for a person who is interested in being an intern and part of our family. As an intern you will have the chance to not only learn a great deal about the music industry but you will also have the opportunity to work with a roster of incredibly talented and friendly musicians.
What we’re looking for:
Ability to put together a kick ass mix tape/cd
A love of live music and desire to bust your ass to support artists you believe in
An understanding and appreciation for the same DIY ethics that has made the punk community so sustainable over the years and thus made our events and company so sustainable as well.
We’re not into micro managing (which I’m sure you’d appreciate). With that, we need someone who has to be incredibly SELF MOTIVATED
People who problem solve with the right side of their brain
People who would throw house shows in their living room if they had one
What you get:
This is an unpaid internship (bummer)
This internship is created with the goal of training you to become a qualified booking agent. The end goal for us both would be for you to eventually become a booking agent here with Artist Home, with the ability to develop a roster of your own and be an integral part of an artist’s career
Free access to any and all Artist Home related events
The option to also become involved with the live music productions we’re involved with (great resume builder for future event planners/talent buyers)
Artist Home was founded in 2008 by former touring musician Kevin Sur, and was created to give artists a platform of support with people in their corner that saw the music industry from the artist’s perspective. We opt to support those whose art we love regardless of their popularity or stature in the music community. We base who we work with on our belief in their music and work ethic more so than ticket or record sales.
What began strictly as a booking agency has since expanded to also become a production company producing Doe Bay Fest, weekly events at the newly re-opened Columbia City Theater, and even an annual Chili Cook Off. Being an intern for Artist Home will give you the rare opportunity to see the world of live music production from both sides of the fence; from the perspective of the booking agent to having an insight into the world of talent buying for a live music venue and the production of larger music festivals.
Photo by Abbey Simmons
Artists that are or have been a part of the Artist Home family:
Drew Grow & the Pastors’ Wives
Indian Valley Line
Birds & Batteries
If you are interested in being an intern with us, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Resume’s are welcome but not necessary. Please send a cover letter letting us know why you’d like to be an intern with us and do include any and all experience you have in the music industry (even if it is just as a fan of music or concert goer). Thank You!
We are so happy and excited to announce that we will be joining forces with two of our favorite entities in the NW music scene, Sound on the Sound, and the Tacoma Warehouse. Since beginning in 2008, we’ve naturally gravitated towards other companies who are not only positive forces in the music community, but ones that do things with a big heart and a spirit of giving. We decided some time ago that we should join forces to combine our mutual love of music and eagerness to support artists we believe in by creating what we’re calling The Collective.
As the Collective we hope that we can use the modest amount of success we’ve created for ourselves collectively to give back to the music community by giving new artists that we believe in, much needed exposure to help kick start their careers and make people begin to see their potential. We’re proud to announce that the first showcase that we’re putting on as the Collective will take place on October 1st at the Columbia City Theater for FREE. Featured on this bill will be Lemolo, Kimo Muraki, Luke Stevens,Byran John Appleby, Kirsten & Travis, and Youth Rescue Mission.
The Sound on the Sound blog have been huge advocates of many of our en devours as well as our bands. I believe they were the first Seattle blog to ever cover both Drew Grow & The Pastors’ Wives as well as Goldfinch. Beyond that, the crew at Sound on the Sound have always had their finger on the pulse of the Seattle music scene more than most. They were also the first group to ever cover and promote the likes of the Lonely Forest and most recently The Head and the Heart. Sound on the Sound has no prejudice in choosing bands based on a “scene” or by their popularity. They follow their hearts and are as willing to cover a band that no one has heard of, as they are willing to cover one that can sell out the Showbox.
The Tacoma Warehouse developed a relationship with us as promoters who would put on some of the most amazing shows for nearly all the bands on our roster in Tacoma. Being subjects of a recent article in City Arts magazine, this crew of incredibly generous folks are known as much for their hospitality (cooking for bands and giving them beds) as they are for their incredibly creative visions and ability to always create a new and interesting atmosphere for music somewhere in Tacoma.
For the first time in some months we have officially added a band to the Artist Home Booking Roster. We are pleased to welcome the punk and party inspired hip hop outfit MASH HALL whom we’ve been fans of for a very long time now (even long before they were called Mash Hall). There is something incredible about their live performances and music you can not put your finger on or ignore. It’s hip hop yes, but its hip hop that seems to be inspired from places beyond and befitting of any setting; from a punk rock show in a garage, to the biggest festival stage. They do everything with a spirit of inclusion that spans from the b-boys and girls they welcome to the stage during their live shows, the genre bending shows they put together, to the very people that love what they do. It’s a spirit we fully embrace here and it’s why they make such a perfect fit.
We here at Artist Home love hip hop and are honored that the folks in Mash Hall get what it is we do. In turn they will be giving us the opportunity to spread our wings a bit more and get closer to building a roster that represents our broad palette as music lovers. Many great things to come.
When Friday Mile called it quits last month and played their final show at the Columbia City Theater we had fully expected for it to be a somewhat somber affair. But to the contrary many close to the band (including us here at Artist Home) did not feel a sense of sorrow but rather one of excitement. Excitement over the many creative en devours that we knew to be on the individuals back burners for some time that now were going to be given the full attention those projects deserved.
Hannah Williams with producer Gary Mula
For Friday Mile front woman and keyboard player, Hannah Williams, the one project that all in the know have been eagerly waiting for, Youth Rescue Mission, has begun work on their new record at the newly opened Bonny Love recording studios in the Columbia City Theater with Friday Mile producer Gary Mula at the helm. Youth Rescue Mission made their debut on the cafe stage at last year’s Doe Bay Fest (read our account of it here) , and played again at this year’s festival on Sunday’s impromptu and highly memorable outdoor performances. For the last year and a half, the band has intrigued listeners with a handful of homemade recordings they did during a Thanksgiving Holiday in 2008 that have been up on their myspace page. Although very raw, you get a sense that there is something incredibly unique and personal to this family affair. The fact that Youth Rescue Mission is comprised solely of family, these early lo fi recordings almost feel like an audio version of vacation slides or old camcorder videos.
But now, with Hannah and her brothers able to dedicate a full amount of time and energy to the band, they’ve become incredibly more polished and are poised to take the band beyond their very humble, yet charming beginnings. We’re excited.
It was perfect. No words can really describe what this festival has become but we think that both the Seattle Times and the Seattle Weekly have come pretty close. This festival is more about the community than it is about the individual bands and we’re proud to be a part of it. Thanks everyone! Next year we’ll have a bigger slip n slide, promise.