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Jumpstart Entrepreneur: Mike Epstein on Taking Risks and Following your Passion

Mike Epstein

This month, Project Jumpstart interviews Jacobs School jazz alumnus, Mike Epstein, who serves as president of his self-started and fast-growing booking agency, Mike Epstein and Company, where he promotes award winning musicians.

Mike Epstein and Company currently represents thirteen artists encompassing a wide variety of styles including world music, jazz, blues, and bluegrass. The agency employs two full-time team members and has previously hosted interns from the New England Conservatory of Music. In his own words, "the agency is honored to work with award-winning performers who remind us how inspiring music and the arts can be."

To complement his entrepreneurial activities, Mike produces his own podcast, Speaking of the Arts, which features prominent programming directors, artists. managers and agents in conversation about the many challenges facing the music industry as well as the tools and processes that can be used to succeed in this ever-changing business.

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