Marathonmann released a brand new EP called “Kein Rückzug Kein Aufgeben” today on limited 12” vinyl and as digital download. The EP includes a brand new track recorded at Pitchback Studios and mixed & mastered by Jason Livermore at Blasting Room Studios alongside 3 acoustic songs and 3 previously unreleased tracks from the “Holzschwert” recording session.
Marathonmann will embark on a tour with jerman rock-pop band Jennifer Rostock. Dates as followed:
28.01.14 Austria Graz Orpheum
29.01.14 Austria Wien Arena
30.01.14 Austria Steyr (without Jennifer Rostock)
31.01.14 Germ…any München Tonhalle
01.02.14 Germany Ravensburg Oberschwabenhalle
02.02.14 Germany Rheinfelden (without Jennifer Rostock)
03.02.14 Germany Stuttgart Beethovensaal
04.02.14 Germany Wiesbaden Schlachthof
05.02.14 Germany Hannover Capitol
06.02.14 Germany Koblenz (without Jennifer Rostock)
07.02.14 Germany Oberhausen Turbinenhalle
08.02.14 Germany Hamburg Große Freiheit 36
09.02.14 Germany Hamburg Große Freiheit 36
11.02.14 Germany Köln Palladium
12.02.14 Germany Saarbrücken Garage
13.02.14 Germany Trier (without Jennifer Rostock)
14.02.14 Germany Erfurt Thüringenhalle
15.02.14 Germany Leipzig Haus Auensee
16.02.14 Germany Berlin Columbiahalle
MARATHONMANN’s year-end closing show with KMPFSPRT, LIGHT YOUR ANCHOR and GWLT was a big success. Everyone is looking forward to the 2nd edition in 2014.
24.01.14 Germany Stuttgart @ Juha West
Vitja’s debut album “Echoes” is out now on Redfield Records.
"Die Stadt gehört den Besten" Tour 2013
1.10.2013 DE Ulm @ Club Schilli
01.11.2013 DE Nürnberg @ Rockfabrik
02.11.2013 DE Wiesbaden @ Schlachthof
03.11.2013 DE Köln @ Underground
04.11.2013 DE Hannover @ Chez Heinz
05.11.2013 DE Dortmund @ FZW
06.11.2013 DE Bremen @ Tower
07.11.2013 DE Berlin @ Cassiopeia
08.11.2013 DE Leipzig @ Conne Island
09.11.2013 DE Hamburg @ Headcrash
10.11.2013 DE München @ Feierwerk
11.11.2013 AU Wien @ Chelsea
12.11.2013 AU Salzburg @ Rockhouse
13.11.2013 CH Winterthur @ Gaswerk
14.11.2013 DE Saarbrücken @ Garage
15.11.2013 DE Lindau @ Club Vaudeville
16.11.2013 DE München @ Netzer (Acoustic Set)
There’s hardly any other professional field that has to cope with such harsh and insistent prejudices. But the worst thing about it is, that it’s for a good reason. Some of the most incapable, sketchy and ignorant people in the whole music industry call themselves “artist managers”. So why would any band want to hire one?
Here’s a few reasons how a good (!) artist manager can help you accelarate your band career and act out your artistic freedom:
- Knowledge and network: The most obvious reason to start working with an artist management company is their experience and contacts in the music scene. Although these requirements seem to be most essential, they do not automatically lead to good management. It is the “how” that counts most and which is the fall of most managers.
- Guidance: A good manager will be able to set up a general plan of what could, will and must happen within the next weeks, months and years. Deriving from such a plan he will be able to wisely define neccessary work packages & to dos and split them between him and your band.
- Decision making: A good manager knows your internal decision making processes very well and can prevent you from making the wrong ones. He can show you up all aspects of a topic, give you an outside (point of) view on the things you discuss and - if neccesary - can do the straight talk to get you back on earth.
- Safety: A good manager will be able to provide you a legal, financial and organizational safety by always having an overview over all business aspects of your band.
- Learning: A good manager will always try to empower you as a band by teaching you how to handle certain aspects of your career. Only sketchy managers will try to lock away their knowledge from you.
- Focus: A good manager will help you putting your focus on writing and performing music by taking over time-comsuming and nerv-racking tasks you will not have to worry about anymore.
- Motivation: A good manager can be a great source of motivation. He’s capable to trigger your personal and artistic potential and get the most out of every band member, may it be creative or organizational things.
- Fun: Last but not least it can be great fun to work with a “6th band member” if you find the right one. The music business might be a tough one but there’s still so many cool things you can do to make your band career an enjoyable journey instead of a boring fulfillment of a predetermined schedule.
Keep these aspects in mind when approaching or being approached by an artist manager about a possible cooperation. It will help you to distinguish between good managers and iditots.