When Alyssa Spector of Lysten Boston was named booking agent of the Plough & Stars, we figured she’d continue to bring quality bands and shows to the intimate Cambridge bar and restaurant. But it hasn’t taken long for her to bring vital networking and education events into the room as well.
Though there will not be a panel discussion, targeted topics of the evening involve around booking shows, promoting those shows, and artist development.
“I got the idea because I’ve been receiving a lot of booking inquiries recently where emails have no subjects, links to a band’s website or social media pages aren’t included, and some don’t even include a link to their music,” Spector tells Vanyaland. “I’ve also been dealing with a lot of bands over booking, and have found that I’m not the only one being bothered by this. I decided to channel my frustration to try to help these artists. I reached out to, in my opinion, some of the most knowledgeable women working in the industry here.”