Music Business Masterclass | TOM GATES | Oct 26

When:
October 26, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
2017-10-26T12:00:00+00:00
2017-10-26T14:00:00+00:00
Where:
Room 202 - LACM South
300 S Fair Oaks Ave
Pasadena, CA 91105
USA
Cost:
Open to LACM Members ONLY
Contact:
LACM Events
6265688850
Music Business Masterclass | TOM GATES | Oct 26 @ Room 202 - LACM South | Pasadena | California | United States

TOM GATES
Nettwerk Records

MUSIC BUSINESS MASTERCLASS
OCT 26 (THU)
OPEN TO LACM MEMBERS ONLY
12PM-2PM

ROOM 202 SOUTH CAMPUS

Attendance required for all Music Business Majors.
Alumni RSVP to [email protected]

Tom began his career a severe metal-head, spending his first four years in New York as the Metal Dude for Roadrunner Records. One important haircut later, he began working at Arista Records as the Director of Alternative, AAA and Rock Promotion. Over the next four years he would work with such artists as Patti Smith, Santana, Dido, Spiritualized, Annie Lennox, Faithless and many more that have escaped his memory. While consistently in awe of the perfect hit machine that Clive Davis’ Arista had become, he realized that preparing for boardroom meetings and discussing Ace Of Base singles was not his “thing”.

He left to join Nettwerk in 2000, where he would spend four years promoting Nettwerk’s management and label clients, including Coldplay, Avril Lavigne, Sum 41, Sarah McLachlan and Barenaked Ladies. In 2004 he began managing a Long Island band called Brand New, who would spend the next six years developing a wildly original career, largely based on peer-to-peer networking and a dastardly tour schedule. He has also worked with The Format, fun., Jay Brannan, Anathallo and MC Lars. In 2010 he joined Bill Silva Entertainment, where he discovered a then-waitress Christina Perri, who he would manage for six years.

Gates returned to Nettwerk in January of 2013 and currently co-manages Mike Posner, MILCK, Good Old War and Wes Period with his partner Ryan Chisholm. He also serves as A&R for Nettwerk Records, where he’s had a hand in albums by Run River North, Dia Frampton, Boxed In and Hermitude. He is pretending to be a third person right now, obviously writing his own bio. He knows that you knew that, despite the deft maneuvering of pronouns.