Calitone Music works with established celebrities as well as rising music stars. Platinum selling albums, Billboard #1 songs, millions of followers and downloads, over 500 million streams. Calitone partners with established artists and brands to create exciting and unique opportunities.
WHAT IS A TALENT MANAGER
A talent manager (also known as an artist manager, band manager or music manager) is an individual or company who guides the professional career of artists in the entertainment industry. The responsibility of the talent manager is to oversee the day-to-day business affairs and aquire opportunities for an artist; advise and counsel talent concerning professional matters, long-term plans and personal decisions which may affect their career.
WHAT IS A TALENT BROKER
A broker is an industry professional, a selected individual person or company who arranges transactions between a buyer and a seller for a commission when the deal is executed. A broker who also acts as a seller or as a buyer becomes a principal party to the deal. Unlike a Manager or Agent, a broker works on specific projects, or a group of projects for an individual artist, band or business group. Music brokers do not legally cross any legal boundaries of a management or booking/talent agent representation contract.
WHAT IS AN EVENT PRODUCER
A producer handles events like: music concerts, festivals and tours, as well as conferences, business summits and mixers. A producer oversees all details of event, from booking to staging, marketing to fulfillment.
JASON "JJ" FORD
Raised in the legendary Bakersfield, California music scene, Jason "JJ" Ford has worked for over 20 years in country music as a road manager, manager, talent broker and venue owner as well as in music video programming on Brighthouse Cable and the WB Network. JJ has worked with some of the biggest acts in country music such as:
Keith Urban, Josh Gracin, Darryl Singletary, Rhett Akins, Tyler Farr, Wade Hayes, Emerson Drive, and Blake Shelton, just to name a few. He has worked in Los Angeles, Bakersfield and Nashville.
JJ has studied Data Science, Contract Law and Music Business. He is currently the Co-Founding partner of Calitone Music and Upload Music Institute with country singer Gregor Ross. He is a recipient of the Bakersfield Mayors Service Award as well as the National Hilton Hotel Entrepreneur of the Year Award. JJ lives between Los Angeles and Las Vegas with his daughter Ava.
Los Angeles, California
Las Vegas, Nevada
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