CHICAGO (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Rock label Victory Records has established a tour booking department, to be headed by Face the Music Touring agent Josh Lacey.
“With many record companies in a state of contraction, it is exciting for us to be continually building and adding new divisions,” said Victory founder Tony Brummel in a statement. “This newly established department will book live performances, tours and events for our artists that are without booking agent representation. It will also work hand in hand with our artists that do have booking representation and their managers to optimize and enhance anything related to touring and performing. Personally, I am very excited about this from a grass roots perspective. All of the best-selling artists in our history started off by playing the smallest of clubs, VFW halls, people’s basements, coffee houses etc. Touring and performing at that level is the catalyst of artist development. It is also how true, long-standing, meaningful fan bases are built. By establishing a tour booking department, we can be 100% hands on in guiding the organic development of many of our young artists which a standalone booking agency may not yet be able to justify bringing on.”
Lacey has worked with a variety of artists, including Thousand Foot Krutch, rapper Blaze, and Victory artists The Junior Varsity, June and Voodoo Glow Skulls.
“We are already interviewing other candidates to join this new department,” said Brummel. “I expect it to blossom like many other areas we have branched into over the years.” –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers