BOSTON, MA (CelebrityAccess) — The Kurland Agency has tapped veteran booking agent Gunter Schroder to serve the agency as Vice President of their International Division.
In his new gig, Schroder will be tasked with overseeing the agency's booking operations in all international territories outside of North America. He most recently served TKA as the booking agent for Europe, the Middle East, and parts of Africa.
A native of South Africa, Schroder first came to the United States to attend the Berklee College of Music, where he graduated in 2000 with a dual major in Music Business/Management and Songwriting. After graduation, he tried his hand at performing with several groups that toured the East Coast. In 2002, he landed a job with The Kurland Agency as a receptionist before being promoted to executive assistant and finally booking agent in 2006.
"I am honored to be named VP of the International Division and very thankful to Ted for believing in me all these years," states Schroder, now entering his 15th year with The Kurland Agency. "We have a good team that I am very proud to be a part of. TKA is dominant in jazz. But, we are rapidly expanding the roster into other genres, including Americana, Blues, Roots, Latin, and Soul/R&B. In addition to our marquee acts, we have, over the past couple of years, also signed some great young talent. Despite being a boutique agency, we are booking shows in such diverse markets as Iceland, Azerbaijan, Colombia, and, of course, China. TKA has a very strong global presence that I look forward to continuing to develop." – Staff Writers