Gabriele Acciardi

last updated on 06/02/17

- Founder at 'Basement Bookings' - Assistant Event Manager at Nambucca - Master's Degree in Music Management and Enterprise at London Metropolitan University. - Bass-guitar player in a shoegaze pop-band


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Employment History

BASEMENT BOOKINGS (January 2016 - currently)
Founder/Booking Agent:

- Bookings: 10 000 Russos, Ouzo Bazooka, Chicos De Nazca, M!R!M, Walden Waltz.
- Arrange artists booking in Europe/UK
- Research new venues and promoters creating a worldwide database
- Assembling presentations, artist pitch documents and agreements
- Check logistic and tour planning.
- Chasing invoices
- Contracts for Bands / Promoters
- Extensive use of Outlook, Word and Excel

NAMBUCCA (March 2016 - currently)
Assistant Event Manager:

- Organizing and planning in - house events for the venue.
- Creating line - ups according to genres and concepts criteria.
- Budget administration.
- Effective social media promotion & marketing in order to reach the desired audience to excel ticket sales.
- Negotiating ticket prices and artist payment terms.
- Liaising with booking agents, managers and artists; provide all the commodities and necessities.
- Managing the operations on the night of the event.
- Bookings: Fat White Family, Wolf Alice, PAUW, Dirty Fences, Ouzo Bazooka, Trampolene & more.

FUZZ CLUB RECORDS (September 2015 - March 2016)
Booking & PR Assistant:

- Supported the Booking Manager with organising European/UK tour for Fuzz Club's roster
- Identifying and reaching out to potential promoters in the UK and Europe
- Coordinating with promoters over dates, accommodation and artist requirements
- Ad hoc research e.g. instrument repairs, ferry tickets, car insurance etc
- Contacting local press in Italy to help promote the tour
- Translating press releases from English to Italian
- Identifying appropriate press and journalists for different releases in Italy
- Reaching out to press in the UK and Italy and maintaining relationships with them
- Organising interviews for the bands
- Maintaining the PR database with recent clippings and tracking mentions of band
- Researching new magazines, journalists and bloggers
- Maintaining good relationships with Fuzz Club’s two Italian bands

Additional duties:
- Uploading content to YouTube and Soundcloud and optimising for SEO, and organising into playlists
- Weekend work at gigs and the pop-up shop selling records and merchandise
- Packing and shipping orders
- Brainstorming creative ideas for events and marketing campaigns

INTERNSHIP AT 'FUZZ CLUB RECORDS' (June 2015 - September 2015)

- Arrange artists booking
- Research new venues and promoters creating a worldwide database
- Assist with assembling presentations, artist pitch documents and agreements
- Check logistic and tour planning.
- Develop the company’s social and digital content
. Creating strategies to support a rapid growth and setting up integrated content strategies incorporating social, search, web and creative.

Press & PR:

- Produce effective campaigns by liaising with print and media outlets
- Update the contact database
- Editing press releases
- Monitoring the results of the campaign on daily basis.

VOICE FOR NYALA - volunteering project (June 2013 - March 2014)
Live Music Promoter Assistant:

- Find the venue
- Find and relate to bands
- Promote and advertise the event
- Run and develop the Live night.
- Shows have included: Gibonni, Mark Kostabi, Peter Grant, Lizzie Deane & Rochie with Andy Wright.

Live Music Promoter:

- Find and relate to Bands providing all the commodities and necessities
- Promote and advertise the event
- Run and develop the Live night.
- Shows have included: Mouse on Mars, Ensemble Economique, Subsonica, Michael Vorfeld.


MA Music Industry Management & Enterprise at London Metropolitan University:

- Artist Management and Career Development; Globalization and Emerging Markets in the Music Industry; Intellectual Property in the Music Sector; Music Industry Strategy and Business Models; Research Methods for Leisure and Tourism; Music Appreciation; Music and Entertainment Law, Artist & Repertoire.

Other Skills / Additional Information

- III Level Diploma in Bass-guitar at the Italian private academy 'Lizard'.

- Organisation and management of several musical events.

- Volunteering for the UK charity 'Voice for Nyala', assisting the organization for monthly live music events.