Updated: Aug 24, 2019
Hard-work, Consistency and Dedication are the main drivers of success in any business, but especially in the Business of Music & Entertainment. Sidebar Management has shown this to be their blueprint for success over the years. Owner and CEO Courtney Beamon launched the company in 2012, which he then partnered with Telisha Mays and Curtis Davis to provide an array of services for independent artist such as Consulting, Digital Marketing, Distribution, Publishing and Social Media Management. The team also includes his wife Stephanie, who serves as the head of Marketing for the company. When asked the purpose of Sidebar Management in a climate where artist are choosing to be more independent, Courtney replies, “We built this company to offer everyone control of their brand and being able to build it the right way. We offer the same as labels but let the clients control and have more creative authority without signing their life away". Not limited to music, they also handle their own booking, manage and market clothing lines, models and tv actors as well as offer legal help with contracts or advice on dealing with the ins and outs of the industry.
On Aug 17 2019, Sidebar hosted an open forum music panel for independent musicians in the DFW Metroplex and surrounding areas at The Green Elephant. Special guest speakers included Dj Michael Watts (Swishahouse), hit-maker Shun On Da Beat ("thats on me"), Dj Du2ce of SkoNGo (discovered Yella Beezy), producer/engineer Mousequake, Curt McGurt, Yung Bala, Dj Big Daddie, Half Pint Filmz and the crew at Real Lyfe Street Starz. Sounds for the event were handled by Dj Johnny Rip and emcee duties for the event were handled by Spaceship Ohayses. Artist were able to personally network with panel speakers, provide them with their music and get direct feedback from experienced professionals. A conference of this caliber hasn't existed since the legendary Texas Summer Music Conference. Sidebar has managed to build reputable company that aspiring artist can count on to deliver the best experience for their careers.Their current talent roster includes Ricochet, BurnOne Breeze, Yung Sire, R&B sensation Jess Suilenroc, FatMac, K Whop, Pat Pat and Golden Ego. Within this last year, Sidebar has handled booking for not only its own artists, but have also coordinated tours for Twista, Crooked I, Chief Keef, Bun B,
Howard Hewett, Devin The Dude,Trill Sammy, Lil Flip,Dice Soho, Lil Keke, Afro Man, Kirko Bangz, Layzie Bone, Lil Debbie, Jerron Benton, Aaron Cohen, KXNG Crooked (Crooked I), Paul Wall, Slim Thug and NLE Choppa. It's safe to say Sidebar Management is the one stop shop for success and as long as their principles remain the same, they will be around for years to come.