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Dave Shapiro


MUSIC BUSINESS GURU

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Dave Shapiro


MUSIC BUSINESS GURU

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Companies in Dave's Career


Selected artists on Dave's Roster

booking AGENT


I’m excited that The Entertainment Institute has given me the opportunity to teach with them and help educate the future power players of the music business.
— Dave Shapiro

At just 32 years old, Dave Shapiro has already proven himself to be a music industry powerhouse by making it in Billboard's "30 under 30" in 2010. Though his primary role is serving as a vice president at The Agency Group in Los Angeles, Dave also keeps himself busy running Velocity Records, managing producers, flight instructing, and helping run Heywood, a gourmet grilled cheese shop, in Los Angeles that he co-owns. With a roster of over 50 bands (including A Day To Remember, Hanson, Pierce the Veil, Sleeping With Sirens), he is continually at the forefront of the music industry as a key taste-maker and influential leader. He annually has at least 15 of his bands on the Vans Warped Tour and has also created the Scream It Like You Mean It Tour and Self- Help Fest. His diverse business endeavors coupled with his extreme hobbies (aviation, skydiving, wingsuiting and BASE jumping) make him a force to be reckoned with – both in and out of the industry.


Workshops

 

THE ARTIST AND AGENT RELATIONSHIP

Dave will help you navigate the world of booking agents, from understanding who the big players are to the benefits of a boutique agency.  You'll get a look at the value they add getting you the best gigs at the best price and in developing your career.

 

NEGOTIATION 101

There are lots of techniques to approach a negotiation, and this is your chance to see how Dave does it.  He will help you make every negotiation a win-win, where both parties get what they want and feel good about the deal made.


Check out this video to see what Dave's gig is really like

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Curated Collection


Dave's go-to resources and interesting stuff he loves

Curated Collection


Dave's go-to resources and interesting stuff he loves

BOOK: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE MUSIC BUSINESS

FILM: IRON MAIDEN FLIGHT 666 THE FILM


NEWSLETTER: THE LEFSETZ LETTER

WEBSITE: POLLSTAR