USA ROUND-TRIP... AND BACK (14. Oct. 2007)
Here follows a short narrative from my trips to USA over the past month.
Finally we have set the North-American promotional campaign in motion - seriously. I have found an American agent, Meredith Hankenson-Beckett, who is highly respected in this business. She has 17 years of experience, and she has an energy and a sense of humour which are entirely catching.
Meredith had organised for me to take part in two showcases in Columbus, Ohio on the 6th and 7th September. So, on the 5th of September John (Christopher, my agent) and I crossed the Atlantic. I was scheduled to perform at a huge conference held for the music line of business, including buyers, agents etc.
The two showcases went very well and afterwards we were approached by quite a lot of people.
Then by the end of the month we crossed the Pond again, this time we travelled to Louisville, Kentucky. This time I combined the trip with a visit to Disney World in Florida. I had brought Nina and Lucas with me this time and we spent some fantastic days there.
On the 27th we flew to Louisville in order to be ready for my showcase the day after. This conference was considerably bigger than the one in Ohio and a number of influential agents would be present.
This showcase was a huge success!
After my performance Meredith told me, that in her 17 years as an agent she had never before experienced a standing ovation at these conferences. It takes a lot to impress the professional buyers and they are not there to be entertained but instead to take notes. I received standing ovations at both my performances!
I am convinced now that I will go on tour in North America next year, or rather it will be two tours, as Meredith is working on two periods, October 2008 and February 2009.
In other words, my American dream is wakening up again and I am very much looking forward to taking on one of the World’s largest music markets.
Thank you for your interest.