Sound Advice was founded in 1990. Over the years, we have had the opportunity to work with some great musicians including U.K. legend John Martyn, Jonathan Edwards (on his label Rising Records), Bassist extraordinaire T-Bone Wolk (Say See Bone Records), Jenny Bruce, Karen Jacobsen, Amy Fairchild and New Orleans artists Henry Butler, John Boutte, The New Birth Brass Band and Paul Sanchez. Kimball is a member of the Boston Manager's Group, a voting member of NARAS and the director of the New Orleans Musician's Alliance and Resource Center (N.O.M.A.R.C.). .
Artist Management involves bringing together a lot of important aspects, Public Relations, Radio and Retail promotion, Email Campaigns the look of your press kit and promo pieces, and yes, even Web Design. Combined with career planning and a focus for the artist, everything comes together to further the career of our clients.
If you are an independent musician, and would like to discuss representation, please contact us before forwarding a package to the address displayed at the bottom of the page. Keep in mind that the artist/manager relationship requires a lot of work by both parties. We are only interested in discussing exclusive management with artists who have a solid email list, web presence and touring schedule and are totally committed to their music career. Additionally we have to LOVE your music, but that's a good thing right? You don't want someone working for you who doesn't feel the same way about your craft as you do.
For artists just starting out or looking to take it to the next level, we have a variety of a la carte options available on a contract basis; including creating your website, press kit, bio, identity and more. We are available for consultation on an hourly basis as well to guide you through any number of projects; your first cd release (recording, packaging, duplication, promotion) online presence, publishing questions, touring, etc. Call or email for more information.
About Kimball Packard: Kimball has been an artist manager for 18 years, starting with UK legend John Martyn in 1994. In the late 80's, he was the General Manager of Nightstage, a great music venue in Cambridge MA (now closed), promoted concerts at the 500 seat Charles Playhouse in Boston and ran indie record labels for Jonathan Edwards and T Bone Wolk. In 2005, he was production Coordinator for the New Orleans Social Club CD "Sing Me Back Home". Kimball lives just outside Boston, but spends a lot of time in New Orleans, and Austin TX.