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Ground Control Touring is hiring a Marketing Coordinator

Ground Control Touring is hiring a Marketing Coordinator

Posted 11/16/2021

Ground Control Touring is hiring a Marketing Coordinator, to be based in either our Los Angeles or Brooklyn office.

The Marketing Coordinator will perform a wide variety of duties in support of our artists’ tour marketing and agency brand messaging. The ideal candidate is someone who is professional and personable, able to multitask effectively (while prioritizing time-sensitive projects), attentive to details both large and small, and has a familiarity with our roster.

Duties will include (but are not limited to) the following:
• Develop and implement tour marketing and advertising campaigns
• Work with creative stakeholders, including client teams, to craft cohesive artist messaging and assets
• Create and maintains relationships with partners for presale promotions
• Manage assets for tour announcements
• Review and adjust advertising plans
• Track sales data
• Develop agency brand messaging across all channels, to include scheduling of announcements and broadcasting client news items on agency website, social media, and to relevant outlets
• Distribute press releases and manage publicity for key agency events and company developments when needed

Applicants should possess the following skills/experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English, Marketing or related field
• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
• 2-3 years working experience in digital marketing, ideally in a booking or live entertainment setting
• Demonstrable experience leading and managing social media advertising campaigns and crafting digital campaigns that engage and inform music fans
• Ability to identify target audiences and adjust targeting as needed
• Demonstrated fluency in Google AdWords, Facebook Ads and other marketing analytics tools
• Strong organizational and analytical skills, and a passion for accuracy

This is a fast-paced office. We run a tight ship, but we are also avid show-goers and music fans. We hope the person who joins us will be a music lover who is as committed as we are to the development of our artists’ careers.

Interested applicants please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@groundcontroltouring.com

Ground Control Touring is a boutique booking agency with offices in Brooklyn, NY and Los Angeles, CA. We represent a diverse roster of acts which includes Angel Olsen, Ani DiFranco, Bill Callahan, Big Thief, Conor Oberst, Deafheaven, Japanese Breakfast, Kikagaku Moyo, Parquet Courts, Shannon & The Clams, Surf Curse, Whitney and many others.

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Ground Control Touring Welcomes Rose City Band

Ground Control Touring Welcomes Rose City Band

Posted 12/02/2021

Rose City Band is celebrated guitarist Ripley Johnson. A prolific songwriter, Johnson started Rose City Band as an outlet nimble enough to match the pace of his writing as well as to explore songwriting styles apart from Wooden Shjips and Moon Duo. Rose City Band allows him to follow his musical muses as they greet him and not be bound by the schedules of bandmates and demands of a touring group.

On Earth Trip, Johnson colors songs with a country-rock twang and a melancholic, wistful undertone. Themes recur such as pining for summers spent in the company of friends to newer meditations on space, stillness and the splendor of the natural world. Johnson’s laid-back and classically West Coast songs communicate emotions entirely of the moment with both his lyrics, intimate vocal style as well as his elegant elongated guitar lines and astute use of counter-melodies on the pedal steel.

Related Artists: Rose City Band

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Ground Control Touring Welcomes Etran de L’Aïr!

Ground Control Touring Welcomes Etran de L’Aïr!

Posted 12/01/2021

Etran de L’Aïr (or “stars of the Aïr region”) welcomes you to Agadez, the capital city of Saharan rock. Playing for over 25 years, Etran has emerged as stars of the local wedding circuit. Beloved for their dynamic repertoire of hypnotic solos and sun schlazed melodies, Etran stakes out a place for Agadez guitar music. Playing a sound that invokes the desert metropolis, “Agadez” celebrates the sounds of all the dynamism of a hometown wedding.
Etran is a family band composed of brothers and cousins, all born and raised in the small neighborhood of Abalane, just in the shadow of the grand mosque. Sons of nomadic families that settled here in the 1970s fleeing the droughts, they all grew up in Agadez. The band was formed in 1995 when current band leader Moussa “Abindi” Ibra was only 9 years old. “We only had one acoustic guitar,” he explains, “and for percussion, we hit a calabash with a sandal.” Over the decades, the band painstakingly pieced together gear to form their band and built an audience by playing everywhere, for everyone. “It was difficult. We would walk to gigs by foot, lugging all our equipment, carrying a small PA and guitars on our backs, 25 kilometers into the bush, to play for free…there’s nowhere in Agadez we haven’t played.”

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