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About Jeri Goldstein
Jeri Goldstein, former agent and manager for some of the top touring acoustic artists on the circuit. Goldstein has booked national and international tours for artists performing in country, folk, gospel, bluegrass, contemporary, classical and children's music. She has also booked tours for theater and dance.
After 20 years of working as an agent and manager, Goldstein authored the award-winning book, How To Be Your Own Booking Agent, The Musician's & Performing Artist's Guide To Successful Touring. Her book is currently used as a text book in Music Business courses at Universities across the US and in Canada. Berklee College of Music, NYU, Belmont University, The Musician's Institute and the Harris Institute in Montreal are among them.
Articles for the self-managed artist can be found on Performingbiz.com, Getsigned.com, Onlinegigs.com, CASA.org newsletter and have been published in Indie Magazine, Music Biz Magazine and GiG Magazine.
Goldstein created a number of innovative programs as a resource for performing artists--Manager-In-A-Box, a consultation program, is designed to help performing artists, agents and managers enhance their career development. The Performing Biz is Goldstein's seminar that is presented at universities, festivals, conferences, and for art councils or to individual groups of performing artists.
Complimenting her 30 plus years as president of The New Music Times, Inc., Goldstein's background runs the gamut working inside the entertainment industry as concert promoter, tour coordinator, and commercial television production engineer for an NBC affiliate station, commercial country radio DJ, photographer and graphic artist. She has also served as President and member of the Board of Directors of the Folk Alliance. Goldstein coordinated the Folk Alliance's Booking Agent Training School for 4 annual conferences.
Goldstein also serves as consultant to the Virginia Commission for the Arts.
She conducts teleseminars, interviews industry professionals, offers weekly audio Biz Booster Hot Tips and an online course, to individual musicians, performing artists, arts groups, universities and arts councils: Booking & Touring Success Strategies & Secrets. The course and other resources are available at www.performingbiz.com
Goldstein has conducted seminars for:
Arts Council of the Blue Ridge
Arts North Carolina
British Columbia Touring Council, Canada
California Arts Council
Florida Division for Cultural Affairs
Indiana Arts Commission
Louisiana Division of the Arts
Mississippi Arts Commission
Missouri Folk Arts Program
New Orleans Arts Council
Ohio Arts Presenter's Network
Ontario Arts Council, Canada
Pennsylvania Arts Council, PennPat
Southern Arts Federation
Tennessee Arts Commission
Virginia Commission for the Arts
The Music Business Institute/Cutting Edge
Enoch Pratt Free Library
Independent Children's Artist Network
International Bluegrass Music Association
Louisiana Music New Orleans Pride-LMNOP
Music Entertainment Industry Educators Association-MEIEA
Belmont University- School of Business
Carnegie Mellon University
Colorado University at Denver - Music Industry Loyola University - Music Business Department
Music Tech College
New York University - Music Department
University of Kansas - Music & Dance Department
University of Virginia - McIntire School of Music &
Continuing Professional Studies