Bio: Billy Geoghegan
In 2010, I was asked to be the Brown Paper Tickets' "Music Doer". This was an intimidating proposition, because I had no idea what this would mean... in fact, nobody did. It was a brand new concept, for a new type of business model, "Not Just For Profit". I had done outreach work, for BPT, since about 2006, so they were familiar with my independent music background. They asked if I was interested in doing consulting work for small record labels, as part of a new program they were working on (later known as "The Doer program"). I was excited about the idea, but something didn't quite fit. So, after much thought, I accepted, on the condition that I work with anyone involved with the DIY/independent music world.
From day one, I felt at home. The position became a blend of everything I had been doing since about 1984. Seeing that I worked on a pro bono basis, it was easy to greatly expand my existing network, to reach people in ways, I had never imagined possible.
Since 2010, I have worked with numerous artists, labels, promoters, venues and others involved in the DIY/Independent Music industry, and growing a fairly large network in the U.S. as well as the E.U. and Canada. I help people with everything from copyrights and publishing, to production/manufacturing, from booking and logistics to branding/promotion and anything else that comes up in the Independent/DIY music world. If I don’t have an answer, I usually know someone who can help find one.
Feel free to contact me with anything. I look forward to hearing from you.