Artist Manager Laurie Brown Introduces Porch Swing Entertainment

Porch Swing Entertainment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 17, 2016

[Edmonton, AB] For the last several years, the Canadian music industry has known Laurie Brown as an artist manager with the utmost integrity through her business, LJB Artist Management & Consulting. As Laurie’s business has expanded and evolved, she knew it was time to rebrand under a new name, and as such, is very pleased to re-introduce herself as the diligent, dedicated owner and operator of Porch Swing Entertainment.

Porch Swing Entertainment is an artist management and consulting company offering musicians of all genres, at all levels of development, guidance and assistance with artist driven projects, grant writing, and career development. The company’s enhanced services will include corporate, festival and showcase performance bookings, grant coaching and in-depth grant and management workshops.

Laurie Brown is an Alberta-based artist manager and management consultant with clients stretching across Canada.  In addition to full-time management duties for WCMA award-winning folk musician Joal Kamps and CCMA & Juno nominated country artist Adam Gregory, her current client list includes CFMA award-winning artist Rebecca Lappa, soul songstress Ann Vriend, Celtic rock supergroup Derina Harvey Band, and blues master Rooster Davis.

Laurie’s background in theatre performance and production and her music and theatre training in London, England have provided her with a creative approach to management, as well as a unique understanding of the artist’s process. She is a graduate of the Artist Manager/Music Business Program at Berklee College of Music and the Artist Manager Program at Canada’s Music IncubatorLaurie is a member of the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA), Western Canadian Music Association (WCMA), Alberta Music, Music Managers Forum (MMF) and Association of Country Music in Alberta (ACMA) where she was nominated for “Industry Person of the Year” in 2015.  She is also a juror for FACTOR and Alberta Music and other industry organizations. Laurie, who loves all types of music from metal to classical, and sings with acappella group VoiceOver, is also one of the directors and founding members of the Children’s Music Foundation, an organization intended to address the lack of funding to arts and music programs for youth in the Alberta region. Through Porch Swing Entertainment, Laurie will continue to serve recording artists with the utmost integrity.

Please visit www.porchswingentertainment.com or contact Laurie Brown at 780-446-1849 or by email at laurie@porchswingentertainment.com.

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You Can Help Country Music Recording Artist Adam Gregory Make His 6th Studio Album!

Adam Gregory receiving Slaight Humanitarian Award at 2013 CCMA AwardsI have worked with Country music recording artist Adam Gregory for about a year and a half and not only is he one of the nicest guys I’ve ever had the pleasure to get to know, but he has the most devoted, loyal fans of all of the musicians I’ve ever worked with as a social media manager!

I’m not by nature, a country music fan, I’m a rock/alternative rock girl, but I decided that I had to give Adam’s music a good listen because I wanted to know why his fans are so supportive of him. Well, I can tell you this, it’s because he has a fantastic voice, is born to sing, and he writes some excellent songs! Plus, there’s that super nice guy factor too! In fact, he won the prestigious Slaight Humanitarian Award at this year’s Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMAS) for his tireless work with Adam Helps The House for Ronald McDonald House.


When Adam told me that he was going to launch a Kickstarter campaign to help fund his 6th studio album, I couldn’t wait to help him promote it because I believe in this young man’s talent and vision, 100%! I want him to succeed in this endeavor with every fiber of my being because this is the type of person who deserves to be supported, so I was the first person to back him when he pressed that green LAUNCH button!

Adam’s Kickstarter campaign is now live and you can check it out at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1113525430/adam-gregorys-6th-studio-album to find out what kinds of very cool incentives he has to offer you in thanks for your pledges. If there was ever a musician to be proud to support in a crowdfunding campaign, Adam Gregory is it!

Here, I’ll let him speak for himself. Watch this:

 

If you can’t make a pledge to Adam’s campaign, please consider helping him spread the word about his Kickstarter campaign by posting about it on your Facebook page or personal profile, Twitter, Google +, or even your own blog. Pay it Forward and be proud you did!

You can find Adam Gregory online at:

www.adamgregory.com
www.facebook.com/adamgregoryofficial
twitter.com/AdamGregorySong