Strategy. We throw the word around often, but do we really, truly understand what it means? When I started out in this industry 10 years ago, I don’t think I did. It wasn’t until I spent years navigating and making mistakes that I felt what a truly great strategy coming to fruition meant. Now, when … Continue reading ‘The Big S’: Understanding Strategy and Your 5-Step Career Road Map
Hello CEO’s, Managing Directors, Presidents, and leaders of all kinds, I know you are swamped and there just simply aren’t enough hours in the day… but I have news for you: nobody cares. Your business will succeed or fail based on your actions and if you spend all of your time hyper-focused in one … Continue reading 5 Crucial Things You Should Never Forget To Do When Running Your Business
*Initially posted on my workplace & productivity blog Fair Game. Here I am! I apologize for the long break in content. But who I am kidding? You readers are probably swamped with your own awesome endeavors! I started a new job in January of this year and after 8 years of running my own company … Continue reading Things To Remember When You Start a New Job
Hey friends, Last week I launched by new blog/website devoted to organizational culture and leadership: http://fairgame.biz! This week we posted a new blog – here is a snippet below! Read the full article HERE! — As a manager, it is very challenging to find a balance between being too strict or not strict enough. There … Continue reading “Am I Being Too Strict?” – Managing Your Tone as a Manager
Dear friends, some exciting updates to share with you! It’s been too long! #1 Since closing AB Co. in September and winding down all operations last year, I’ve been enjoying some time off! But of course I can’t sit still for very long. I am very happy to join the team at Concord Music Group in … Continue reading Life updates – New Job & Move to LA!
hey friends! I’ll be speaking at a Women in Music event on October 20th in NYC with some stellar ladies! We’ll be diving deep in to social media best practices and giving on-the-spot feedback! Free for WIM members! Details here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/social-media-panel-live-audit-tickets-27953795555 Hope to see you there! xo Sari
Hey friends! I will be getting back on top of updating this blog here! If you know me well, you know I’m a sucker for reading. A lot of great advice, insights, and useful tools for growing my business, finding balance, and becoming a strong leader has been found within the humble pages of these … Continue reading Essential Reading Suggestions!
Dear friends and family, I have some big changes to announce today. I have made the VERY hard decision to wind down operations of my company, AB Co. (Audio Blood Media Inc.). The decision has been a personal and professional one, and not one that I have taken lightly. I am so incredibly proud of … Continue reading AB Co. to Wind Down Operations
Sorry for the lack of updates, things have been insane, this is one of the many (good) reasons why I haven’t been writing as many blogs as I’d like to…! If you are a fellow artist manager you can probably attest to that very rare serendipitous feeling you get when an album your artist has … Continue reading HIGHS’ new Album is Finally Here!
Back to the homeland later this month and in May to speak about entrepreneurship and leadership! Details below: May 5-7, 2016 Canadian Music Week – Music Summit Toronto, ON Details TBA – http://cmw.net Hope to see you there! xo Sari
Hey there! Happy new year! Sorry I’ve been backlogged on the Ask Sari A’s to your Q’s! Here is the latest instalment. This question comes from Huma who like many of us faces a tough decision about whether to leave school to be in a band that’s growing or to try and juggle everything. This … Continue reading ASK SARI! Vol. 4 – The Big Scary Decision: Go Full Steam in to Music or Not?
This was originally written as a talk I did for M for Montreal last year that I’ve now adapted in to a blog post! A familiar old tune has been repeating in my head lately… one that I’m sure we’ve all been trying to forget…”What’s the Difference Between Me and You?” Dr. Dre feat. Eminem … Continue reading Embracing the 8 Mile Approach to Finding Success – Channelling Eminem-like Resilience
“For we have pulled the stars down to our will” – Ezra Pound The years, they have started to move so quickly. It feels like just last month I was sitting down to write my annual mushy gushy letter about reaching our triumphant 6th year in business. In that letter I recapped honestly a year that was a … Continue reading Another Year, Another Mushy Gushy Letter from Me to You – 7 Years of AB!
Hey artist friends! Guess what? As Bob Dylan once sang, the times they are a changin’ — and it’s all for the best. Gone are the days of booking your tours with typewriters and fax machines! There are some truly amazing tools out there in the market that you ought to be in the know … Continue reading 10 Tools That Will Make Your Life as An Artist So Much Easier!
I meet many very talented entrepreneurs who are great at what they do. Often I’ll hear them using that common phrase, “if you want it done right, do it yourself”, and upon further discussion they’ll almost always reveal that they struggle with the act of delegation. It can be an incredibly hard concept to embrace … Continue reading 10 Rules of Effective Delegation: Increasing Capacity and Getting the Best out of Your Team
Hi All! So excited and honoured that tomorrow I’ll be in the Los Angeles for LA TechWeek! I’ll be speaking on the panel “Creation & Consumption: The Future of Music Tech“, with fellow music lovers and industry heavy hitters Jason Feinberg, Head of Artist Marketing at Pandora, Kevin Wayatt, Business Development Director at BandPage, and moderated by Bettina Sherick, Founder … Continue reading Techweek Los Angeles 2015!
Thanks Notable! It was fun chatting about music + business! Read my Q&A with them here. XO – Sari
I am honoured to be recognized as a finalist in the “Young Female Entrepreneur of The Year” category for The Stevie Awards for Women in Business alongside some truly badass lady bosses! The list recognizes the achievements of women executives, entrepreneurs and the organizations they run. Check out the full list of nominations here. Thanks to my … Continue reading Thank you to The Stevie Awards for Women in Business!
A lot of you beautiful people have asked me how my move has been and how I’m feeling with all the change. The short answer is: it’s going really great! Then I started writing on my flight back from Toronto a week or so ago, at first just for myself, and I tried to capture … Continue reading Hold Yourself and Try Not to Shake: Some Thoughts on Change
North American agencies AB Co. and Big Picture Media (BPM) are proud to announce an official strategic partnership, bridging each company’s strengths to bring progressive communications, digital, and lifestyle marketing services to artists, events, and brands across North America. Both leaders in their field, Big Picture Media and AB Co.’s partnership opens a new chapter for … Continue reading AB Co. and Big Picture Media Announce Strategic Partnership