Music Sumo is operated by myself, John Brown. I have a degree from Berklee College of Music in Music Business / Entrepreneurship. While in school I was an intern at Heavy Rotation Records where I gained experience in many aspects of the music industry including artist management, promotion, publishing, and web design / maintenance.
After returning home to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2002, I decided to try and develop a way for local independent artists and Berklee Alumni to be heard by larger audiences. While finalizing my business plans for Recast Records, I furthered my experience in promotion, marketing, licensing, retail merchandising, customer service, and accounting while working for Bill Graham Presents / Clear Channel Entertainment, Cinder Block Merchandise, MP34U.com, and Rasputin Records.
Now, I have launched MusicSumo.com! Music Sumo is aimed at assisting independent artists in further promoting their careers on the internet.
According to many news sources including the Bay Areas renown SFGate, Furthur will not be playing at Napa, CA’s BottleRock Festival on opening night. No other replacement has been announced at this time. According to Bob Weir‘s website: