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DIY Music Business Advice


20 per session - Virtual OK - Posted Oct 27, 2016

I will give you advice and share potential resources accessible to me from my experience working in the music industry and for industry professionals. Ideally I'd it would make a ton easier to complete my service accurately if you give me a specific question and a bit of background information. My goal is to tailor my interaction uniquely to you, and the more information you give me, and the more specific your question, the better! A session is treated as an answer to your question, and I can do so via message and in person or via skype if we do business regularly. This is subject to change seeing as I'm a newbie and would like to get more familiar with Simbi before I set anything in stone.

Training & Qualifications

I ran a non-profit volunteer organization in Madison, WI called We Make Music Happen between 2012 and 2015. Our mission was to help musicians help themselves by providing access to industry advice via events, one on one consultation sessions, and networking opportunities. I set up panels consisting of regional industry professionals, booked bands, released a short series of youtube videos, and toured with local musicians. I also worked for Band:Smart Radio under Martin Atkins setting up questions and lightly structuring his music industry advice podcast. I've traveled to help set up industry networking events, have attended the Yellowphone Music Conference, and have close friends that travel to NAMM every year as both guests and attendees. I just moved to Austin, TX and look forward to learning and networking more.

Availability & Preferences

Evenings after 6pm Central time

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Alejandro

Jaba received session of DIY Music Business Advice from Alejandro
Nov 02, 2016
Helpful info! Lots of detail.


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About Alejandro Velazquez

I'm getting settled into Austin, TX from Madison, WI and this summary is what I've poured myself into for the past couple of years. I've sharpened my teeth through sales and honed the patience needed excel in customer service, but I'm ready for something that utilizes and expands upon my creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, and values. I left my hometown of El Paso, TX in 2008 to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison on a full ride scholarship for five years. During two of my summers as a student I gained experience in direct sales and relocation through the Southwestern Experience. During school I also became one of the founding members of the student television org "Badger Television", as well as one of the producers for a show with my own crew and staff to manage. I worked extensively towards a TV and Media major but ended up graduating with a B.S. in Sociology. I began my work with the local music scene/industry during my last two years of school. One day I started a Facebook group called "We Make Music Happen" where I added my musician friends to help them network, and before I knew it the page blew up within the local music community. With the generous assistance of friends along the way, I utilized the page's network to begin booking shows under the same name. Drawing inspiration from Broadjam's consultation panels and my own personal network, I organized free public educational panels consisting of regional industry professionals teaching attendees how to manage themselves, make their own merchandise, book their own shows, etc. I did various things on the side as well, such as working for Band:Smart Radio, touring with Lords of The Trident, and working for the Madison Area Music Association. I did all of this because I value art, developing new skills, and making a difference in the lives of those who work hard for what they want. If I sound like a good match for what you're looking for, feel free to send me a message! show more

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