"We are so excited to be able to work with all these amazing artists from New England to Nashville and we think NEON can be a valuable part of their arsenal on the road to stardom" Amanda Morneult, NEON Music Management Founder
Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 25, 2016
North East Of Nashville (NEON) Music Management is pleased to announce its Launch Party Event on April 28th at Loretta’s Last Call, which is located right behind Fenway Park at 1 Lansdowne St.
This is a free public event. Invited guests will be treated to a VIP hour beginning at 7pm and featuring open bar and free appetizers. The launch party will open to the general public at 8pm. Entertainment will be provided by a host of New England based artists who have joined forces with NEON Music Management, such as Kevin Herchen, Alec Mac, Martin & Kelly, Caroline Gray, Southern City Band, Jenna Lotti, Emily Hodges and Jimmy Connor. You can find out more about all these talented performers on our brand new website http://www.neonmusicmgmt.com/neon-artists/.
NEON Music Management also represents some of the best up-and-coming artists in Nashville and will be managing their tours in the New England area very soon.
NEON Music Management identifies opportunities for artists to take part in lucrative corporate events, charity functions, private functions, etc. These functions are often the key to financing an overall tour and gives artists the freedom to play events that might be strategically important, but not possible financially without coupling with other performances that help underwrite touring expenses.
NEON Music Management is also gearing up to work with emerging artists who travel to Nashville to pursue their songwriting/artist career. This service includes booking writers nights, arranging co-writing appointments, introducing songwriters to artists and vice versa, workshop selection, etc. and more! NEON Music Management can help an artist with website construction, social media marketing, press kits (printed and electronic), posters, flyers etc. in a cost-effective and efficient manner.
About the Founders
Amanda Morneault is the owner/founder of an entertainment booking agency, The Harbor Agency, located in Portsmouth, NH. While Amanda works as an agent for artists and a talent buyer for venues, she is most known for her recent successes in production management. Amanda’s love for music began as a young child sitting on her father’s lap in the driver’s seat of a tour bus. Morneault grew up in a household full of musicians that included professional drummers and a mother with a beautiful voice. She often jokes that the reason she works behind the scenes is due to her lack of musical talent. In 2011, Amanda joined her family’s business, New England Mobile Audio. There she took on the role as director of sales and booking. This gave her an opportunity to build strong relationships with other industry professionals. She continues to work side by side with NEMA. Amanda has surrounded The Harbor Agency with a strong team of “go-to” pros from audio to ticketing and promotional companies, which enables her to provide a full service agency to artists and venues. Morneault’s career gained momentum in 2014 when she began working with National Touring Artists like The Cadillac Three. She was bringing quality entertainment to multiple venues up the coast of New Hampshire - as highlighted by contributing entertainment writer for The Hippo, Michael Whitthaus. In 2015, Morneault partnered with Chris Whynock, of New England Country Music, to produce a full production country music festival at the Redhook Brewery in Portsmouth, NH, which has turned into a successful annual event. Amanda prides herself on her likability with her peers and her love for each artists’ accomplishments. “If I can help an artist to succeed in any way, then it is worth all of my time and effort”, says Amanda. “Working with these dedicated individuals is a gift and the reason I love my job so much.” When Amanda isn’t working with artists you can find her spending time with her children in the back woods of Maine or on a paddle board off the beaches of New Hampshire.
Chris Whynock has always been fascinated by the music industry ever since he was a child. He just lacked the musical talent necessary for an actual career in the industry. Growing up playing sports and different activities, he was exposed to a variety of genres. But it wasn’t until college when he first listened to an entire Kenny Chesney record and fell in love with the country genre. Ever since, country music has been the primary genre coming out of Chris’ headphones and speakers. A few years after graduating college, Chris was browsing on social media when he noticed something was missing. There were so many great country concerts and events in New England, but there was not one company or organization that was focused on just that. So Chris took it on himself to do just that and New England Country Music (NECM) was born.
In just a few years, Whynock and his team behind NECM have built the region's most followed country music organization media outlet outside of country radio and had a whopping digital reach of over 10,000,000 in 2015. The company has been labeled “The authority of country music” by New England to Nashville founder, Matt Casey, due to NECM’s huge social media presence. New England Country Music has built a number of connections with radio stations throughout New England as well as record labels, management companies, and public relations firms in Nashville. New England Country Music has worked with hundreds of artists such as Sam Hunt, Old Dominion, Chris Young, Lee Brice, Billy Currington and many more.
While much of NECM’s content revolves around national acts, New England Country Music also prides itself on working with the great local talent from the region and has supported multiple events featuring that local talent including the Martha’s Vineyard Songwriting Festival and other New England to Nashville events and benefits. In July 2015, New England Country Music teamed up with The Harbor Agency to form a separate entity, NECM Harbor Productions, and together they brought a full-day country music festival to Portsmouth, New Hampshire’s Redhook Brewery. The festival featured both local and regional acts but also nationally touring acts such as Kellie Pickler, Charles Esten (from ABC’s Nashville), Leah Turner and Native Run. The festival appears to be a staple in the country music scene in the region for years to come.
Matt Casey decided to create NEON Music Management because of his passion for music and songwriting, as well as his expertise in business and event planning. Matt is a Boston native who has been traveling to Nashville regularly since 2010. Matt grew up listening to more Bruce Springsteen than Merle Haggard, but he quickly fell in love with country music. The Nashville co-writing process has enabled him to be a part of the songwriting community as a lyricist. Matt was named “One To Watch” by the Nashville Songwriters Association International in 2011 and founded New England To Nashville, a group that has grown to 800 songwriters with New England roots who travel to or now reside in Twang Town. He is also founder of the Martha’s Vineyard Songwriters Festival that featured Steve Seskin, Steve Bloch, Jim McCormick, Will Robinson, and Brian Maher in 2013 and Jason Blume, Marty Dodson, and Clay Mills in 2014. Matt was also a finalist in the 2013 “Songs that Save” contest benefiting St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital for a song he co-wrote with Maureen Fichten called, “In The Middle of Nowhere”. In 2013 Matt also joined forces with Keith Dozier and Allen Shervelle in launching North East Of Nashville (NEON) Publishing. Matt is also the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Campus Career Center, Inc. Matt is the former Vice President of Marketing & Sales at School Sports Communications Network, LLC, a Boston-based startup publishing company. As a founding member, Matt was responsible for building and transforming this local ‘brick and mortar’ start-up into a successful, nationally recognized Internet business. Through his tenure, he developed an expertise in event marketing, sales development and distribution. Matt graduated from the University of Rochester in 1991.