BIRMINGHAM, Ala., (CelebrityAccess) — Birmingham-based concert promoter Todd Coder announced the launch of CODE-R Productions, a new concert promoter and booking company that will focus on the Southeastern U.S.
“Going out on my own is something that I’ve envisioned for years but it just never came to fruition,” says Coder in a press statement. “I’ve been lucky enough to establish excellent relationships in the industry over the last two decades. I’ve gained a tremendous amount of experience from programming and producing major events and by working with a multitude of artists and venues during this period. It was obvious to me that the time was now.”
CODE-R Productions launches with three established venue clients:
The 1,300-capacity Iron City in Birmingham, where Coder will become Director of Concert Programming beginning January 2019 and will manage the concert calendar on behalf of the venue.
The 1,000-capacity Cannery Ballroom, Mercy Lounge and the High Watt in Nashville, where Coder will serve as Co-Talent Buyer and will work alongside longtime venue talent buyer John Bruton.
The 750-capacity Lyric Theatre in Birmingham, which re-opened in 2016 after a major refurb. Coder joined as the in-house talent buyer following the Lyric’s re-opening and will continue to serve in that capacity.
“Todd has been the talent buyer for the Lyric from day one after its restoration,” says Brant Beene of The Lyric and the Alabama Theatre. “He has a great rapport with agents, artists, and other top industry professionals. He understands that everyone must win for anyone to win.”
Coder’s other experience includes a long run as Talent Buyer for WorkPlay Theatre in Birmingham, as well as four years as the Talent Buyer for the Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores. Most recently, he did a two-year tenure at Emporium Presents.