Written by Marauder
Marauder is the creative agency working behind the scenes to grow North America’s independent music industry.
This week the New York-based marketing firm kicked off its fifth consecutive year producing Independent Venue Week featuring Big Freedia as 2022 Artist Ambassador with more than 1,100 shows in over 400 venues across all 50 states and D.C. This is a hefty leap from when it launched the initiative stateside in 2018 with 20 shows in 20 venues.
The organization successfully produced the National Independent Venue Association’s inaugural conference, NIVA ‘22, in Cleveland (July 11-12), which featured two full days of panel programming in multiple venues across the city and the Independent Awards Formal at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Marauder is the creator and producer of the Independent Venue Speak podcast series in which independent artists interview the legendary folks behind the local independent venues that shape local scenes and give up-and-coming acts their first break.
Later this year the firm will launch the Port Authority Music Export Academy, a one-of-kind-accelerated online fellowship program designed to teach international students and professionals the ins-and-outs of the American music industry and establish entry points into the market.
Marauder works with a wide variety of artists and organizations including fine arts and economic development organizations; conferences and festivals; record labels from both established and emerging markets; music technology products; non-profits; one-off events; and entirely self-funded artists.
Operating at the intersection of business, art, and culture, Marauder positions clients for growth. The company approaches each project with the dedication of a long-term partner, connecting a roster of globe-spanning entertainment organizations and artistic talent with North American audiences.
The organization’s unique advantage comes from custom-creating solutions for each client’s specific needs, with the ability to combine multiple services and strategies into every project it takes on.
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