Music Business Consultant to musicians, bands, independent record
Music Business Consultant

You're a musician, You make music... THAT'S YOUR JOB.

You don't need to know how to get a record deal, hook up with a manager, publicist, booking agent, distributor, or help a band member who's losing it, I do... THAT'S MY JOB.

I'm Mark Bliesener, the BANDGURU. As a consultant I offer bands, independent labels, musicians and the people who work with them, the benefit of my 30 plus years of daily experience in the music business; as a performer (1966-1976), rock critic (1976-1978), publicist (1978-1988) and personal manager since 1988. biography.

Lyle and The Guru
Lyle & The Guru

Big Head Todd and The Monster and the BAND GURU
BHTM & Bandguru

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Guru and T. Bone
Guru, NGDB & T. Bone

I'm proud to have received 16 Gold and Platinum records from recording artists whose careers I managed including Lyle Lovett, Big Head Todd & The Monsters and The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Now, I'd like to help you get to the heart of your creativity and free up the time and energy that you currently spend trying to "figure out" the music business. past/present clients

Pick my brain
Ask me questions about any aspect of your career. I'll give you simple answers, based on inside information and real experience, that will help you understand the complexities of the music business. Bands, managers, labels and musicians from all genres have benefited from my knowledgeable, impartial and honest advice. FAQ

Take advantage of my experience
Together we'll separate the hype from reality to help you define clear-cut objectives that will further your career development and direction.
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Get to the next level
Many of my clients find that an hour or less of personal consultation answers their immediate questions. Usually prior to our consultation I'll ask you to send me your demo package, so that I can understand where you're coming from before we talk about where you want to go.
You do not pay for the time I spend listening to your demo or analyzing your press kit. You only pay for the time I personally consult with you, one on one.

E-mail or call me at (303) 477-6987 to find out how I can help you. There is no charge for this initial call.

Safe, Secure and Simple
I will consult to you at the rate of $100.00 per hour either online, in person, or on the phone. If you wish, a monthly retainer can be arranged for longer projects.
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Whether you're an established band who needs a straight forward critique of your demo before you send it to record company A&R departments, an indie label hoping to increase awareness and distribution, a solo artist who needs a manager or a brand new group arguing among yourselves about your choice of band name, photo or whether the guitar player needs to enter rehab...I can offer fresh, time saving, workable solutions. Let's talk.

E-mail or call me at (303) 477-6987 now. The first one's free!

Mark Bliesener speaks at major music industry events including; South By Southwest,Gavin, MusicFest and the England's In The City. He is also available to lecture, present seminars and conduct workshops.

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  Complete Idiot's Guide to Satrting A Band
Mark Bliesener, The Band Guru is the co-author of
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting a Band
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