Keith Profeta

Hometown: New York, NY

Jumping in and out of bands starting at age 16, I never really found my true calling in front of the microphone. At that point I started managing a friend’s band, handling all the behind the scenes work in making the band a success. Never being satisfied, I started a fanzine to find more great music and reviewed 100’s of band’s demos, offering them straightforward tips on how to get to the next level in their careers. A few bands really struck me and I was signed on to be a promoter for them eventually turning it into a full-time booking agency working for a few bands and becoming the sole booking agent for a few venues in New York City."

To expand my knowledge I then attended the Berklee College of Music and earned a degree in Music Business. After that I went to work at a music marketing firm in Manhattan to continue learning all that I could about the business side of what I loved so much. Trying to take it to the next level myself, I started my own indie record label/management company to help bands achieve success in the drastically changing music industry. We had some ups and downs and continued to learn. And here we are today at Indie Band Guru, still staying busy in music and trying to guide musicians to the promised land of a successful career in music.

Posted on 3/8/13