JIMMY MESSER created Parts + Labor Records in Venice, Ca in 2015. He’s spent a long time working as a writer, producer, and/ or recording and touring guitarist with artists like Awolnation, Kygo, Enrique Iglesias. Kelly Clarkson and others but also several lesser known, equally talented and deserving people. He has devoted most of the last decade to developing new talent in hopes of them “getting signed”. Those experiences, some successful and some heartbreaking, inspired him to start this company. Technology has leveled the playing field when it comes to the production and distribution of music, and Parts + Labor embraces the opportunities that provides. After years of watching great artists passed over and albums shelved, he’s created an environment free from a warped sense of what is valuable. P+L is focused on making adventurous, authentic, creative records with artists we love and respect, and then putting them out. P+L records are made in house. Our studio was designed and custom built around classic analog gear as well as incorporating all available modern technology. P+L’s building also hosts a live music venue where we’re we’ll be playing lots of shows. Be on the lookout for upcoming events.
BRYAN CALHOUN – Digital Strategy Expert : BLUEPRINT GROUP / MAVERICK
Music Business Toolbox creator, Freeform Development co-founder and Blueprint Group / Maverick Digital Strategy expert Bryan Calhoun built an illustrious career at the nexus of technology, business and music. An artist advocate, he has stood at the forefront of key industry innovations and helped foster the inescapable online identity of superstars such as Kanye West, Lil Wayne, G-Eazy, Questlove, and many more. He’s worked with labels Relativity/Sony, RED, and Warlock and digital media companies Beats Music, Apple, Pandora, MSN and others. The Music Business Toolbox is the culmination of his knowledge. He created it to provide musicians with essential and actionable information about the new music economy, from recording, to digital marketing, to royalties. Bryan goes way back with IES Founders & is super excited to share his vast knowledge & success techniques with you the IES attendees!