Los Angeles, New York and Denver/Boulder took part in the first Aspen Dinner Club, March 5th. The feedback has been great…with emails pouring in asking when we are planning the next one (“sorry I missed this one, won’t miss the next”, etc). Indianapolis is going to a quarterly rotation, while Boston, Austin, Nashville, and “Central Coast of California” will be starting up in April. This is really exciting! Our next meeting is Thursday, April 2nd (with the possible exception of Central Coast). If you would like to be an organizer in your city, please let me know firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our group in Los Angeles was a great mix of agents (CAA, Agency Group, WMA), promoters (AEG/Goldenvoice, Live Nation, Nederlander), a lawyer (Gene Salomon), insurance guys (Peter Tempkins & his partner), Internet entrepreneurs (Scott Perry), managers (Nettwerk, Bill Silva), and even a record company (Marc Friedenberg from Interscope). Other than a crazy restaurant manager who complained to me twice that we “took-up his entire dinning room” (why anyone would complain about something like that in these times is just beyond me), the energy was electric. Maybe you didn’t come out with a way of doubling your bottom line this year, but I bet you did walk away with two or three new contacts and at least one idea you didn’t have before. And that’s the concept behind the club. It will just keep growing.
For those of you who attended our first meeting, please try and bring at least one new member to the next. Know that dinner club members don’t have to be from the Music or Live Entertainment businesses. We welcome anyone from any business. The concept is to network, share ideas, meet new people, innovate, and grow your business. For example, I met Landon Sorgenstein from AEG. He is their interactive and new media guru…and he knows his shit. After asking him a few questions he had me up to speed. That’s what I’m talking about!
Don’t miss out…join the Aspen Dinner Club. Our next meeting is Thursday, April 2nd. For more details, please keep reading our newsletter…and spreading the word.
Also wanted to let you know that our friend Barbara Rose has started-up her own management firm and bringing Natalie Cole on as her first client. Barbara can be reached at:
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