Lana Gaines

Freelance Blog Writer & Marketer

Location:New York City, New York, United States
2 Skills
(917) 364 – 7010

To obtain a position within a company that affords me the opportunity to utilize my creativity and skills in marketing, advertising, promotion and organization.

Summary of Qualifications
-Experience in marketing, A&R and promotion for artists and media
-Experience in customer interaction enhanced by background in hospitality industry
-Extensive knowledge of music, film, TV, pop culture and trends

Relevant Skills
-PC and Mac proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel; basic Powerpoint skills
-Event and tour coordination
-Excellent interpersonal skills
-Highly organized

Fastball Entertainment, LLC. June 2006-Present
Position Summary: Organized and formed by Lana Gaines, Fastball is engaged in the booking, management and promotion of original music acts primarily on the East Coast. Represented 15 bands/artists since inception.

Organism Music Group, LLC October 2008-November 2009
Marketing Executive
Position Summary: Specialized in artist promotion, viral marketing and A&R, marketing and promotion of artists within the college radio segment; primary A&R person for 6 bands/artists. Supervised staff of 4.

Coastal Restaurants, LLC 2002-June 2006
Assistant General Manager for Connecticut Restaurant Operations
Position Summary: Supervised bar and wait staff totaling 40 persons. Booked local cover and original bands and occasionally worked floor. Coastal Restaurants, LLC was sold in early 2006, with approximate consolidated 12 month trailing revenue of $11 million.

Coastal Restaurants, LLC 2001-2002
Office Manager
Position Summary: Managed office and directed vendor relationships for 2 high volume restaurant/bar/live music venues in Connecticut, and 1 in New York City. Supervised staff of 6. 1999-2001
Media Critic
Position Summary: Analyzed and reviewed music and film for a heavily trafficked travel and pop culture website. My blog received some 500,000 hits per day.

Currently completing online courses at Santa Monica College, located in Santa Monica, CA. Pursuing BBA in Marketing; expected graduation January 2012

September 2004-February 2008: Received Associate’s Degree in Business Administration (Marketing major), coincidental with position as Assistant General Manager at Coastal Restaurants, LLC and forming and operating Fastball Entertainment.

Blogging, music, film and television, sports and pop culture.

References Furnished Upon Request
Skills (2) Rating
Blog Writing