10 Years Strong: A Word from Brandon Crumpton

On June 9, 2008 a crazy thing happened to me. I got fired! I went to the office, worked a full day and got fired at the end of the day. The whole, “put all your stuff in a box and don’t come back” kind of fired. All I could think about at the time was, “What on Earth did I do to deserve this?” A year later I started Key Signature Entertainment and became the boss. It was in that role that I figured out what I did to get fired. 🙂

I have officially been an entrepreneur and business owner for 10 years. I can tell you that these are 2 different things and can probably write a book on why that is. I’m pretty sure you don’t have that kind of time so I just want to share with you ten nuggets of knowledge I picked up in the last decade.

  • The phone doesn’t ring just because you built a website! I remember when the first Key Signature website went live and I thought I was going to instantly start booking bands and making money. Well that did not happen at all! In fact….nothing happened! I put all of this effort into this website that no one knew about.  What was I to do? Well….I guess I have to go and meet people face to face.

 

  • Go and meet people face to face! Many of the clients that Key Signature still has to this day I sat down with in person. You’re just not going to close big deals by email. We’re in the south and people like to do business with people they like. It is hard to like you through text or email.

 

  • Hire someone! You can’t grow and work on your business if you’re buried in it. What if you don’t have the money to pay someone? FIGURE IT OUT!! You can find great employees who don’t need to get rich. Appreciation and communication go a long way.

 

  • Don’t be afraid of what is around the corner! I remember when my first employee told me she was putting in her 2 weeks and moving on to another job. I literally thought the world had ended. The company was doing so well and how can we move forward without her skill set? Well we did and the company is better now than it has ever been. Sometimes you just have to accept that things happen for a reason and everything will still be ok.

 

  • Recognize that ALL business isn’t GOOD business! Once upon a time I tried to book every inquiry that KSE would get and even give in to unreasonable requests from clients. Doing that did more harm than good and took away time and resources I could have used to build better relationships with clients who were a better fit.

 

  • Let people show you who they are and believe them! I learned to stop making excuses for other people. They are who they are and I accept that faster than most people. Trust me…it saves a lot of time and stress.

 

  • Marketing is scary but necessary! I’m not going to give you the secret on how to market, but I can tell you that it is essential to the success of a business. What you advertise isn’t as important as how you advertise.

 

  • Share your ideas and thoughts with the team! The KSE staff will tell you that it helps to know there is a method to my madness. They like that I have an open door policy. They can come into my office anytime of the day to chat. I make myself available and include them in all decisions that effect them.

 

  • Keep learning! This past year I completed the Charlotte Emerging Leaders Program because I didn’t know what I didn’t know. Don’t be afraid to acknowledge that the information you have is limited, but understand that what you need to know to get to the next step isn’t out of reach.

 

  • Teach someone else what you have learned.

I got fired because I didn’t understand what it took to start a company and keep a company going. I got fired because I assumed that I was an asset and that the company couldn’t grow without me. I was actually right about that part, but it was honestly the best thing that could have happened to me. Having that experience gave me a template on how to better interact with our staff. Having that experience forced me to move on so that when we had hard times in the company I was confident that we’d make it. Making it 10 years is truly astonishing to me. I thank each and every person who took a chance on Key Signature Entertainment and trusted what we were building.  The experiences and knowledge I have gained over the past 10 years are in invaluable. I wouldn’t change a thing about the journey and I’m looking forward to the next 10 years!

3 Live Music Ideas for a Father’s Day Event

Our motto is Good People, Good Music. We understand that we are in the people business first and the music business second, and we pride ourselves on the relationships that we uphold with our clients and musicians. Check out our previous blog post here to learn a bit more about the nature of our business.

Here are 3 live music ideas for a Father’s Day event!

1. Motown/Beach/Oldies

If Dad wants to 2-step all night, who are we to stop him? The Extraordinaires are the perfect band to keep your client and their guests on their feet because they specialize in Top 40, Motown, R&B, Carolina Beach and ‘70s – ‘90s hits. Complete with a 4-piece horn section and fronted by an incredibly talented female vocalist, The Extraordinaires have a sound rich in texture and style that will make your Father’s Day event a hit without a doubt!

 

2. Pop/Rock/Soul

If your client and their guests want to party with Dad without all the bells and whistles, we’ve got something unique up our sleeve. Late Night Special is a rock/soul band from Charlotte with a unique song list including tunes from Bill Withers, Jimi Hendrix, Van Morrison, Tom Petty and others as well as a strong Top 40 rotation. They’re a perfect option to consider for any party because they have a strong passion for what they do and love to keep folks on the dance floor! Late Night Special most often performs with a 5-piece rock band set-up, but can add saxophone, keys and a full horn section upon request and availability.

 

  1. Country/Classic Rock

Perhaps your client is more interested in a country or classic rock sound. Diamonds & Whiskey is another incredibly talented, female-fronted band from Charlotte that can do both, and more! They are a perfect option to consider for any event in light of their recent endeavors, which include:

  • The addition of a fiddle virtuoso to the lineup
  • Rocking the Jiggy with the Piggy festival main stage in Kannapolis in early May 2019
  • Receiving two nominations at the Carolina Music Awards for 2019
  • Being featured in this year’s Carolina Country Music Fest in Myrtle Beach

Diamonds & Whiskey are at the top of their game, and will rock your Father’s Day event!

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Tius, Brandon and Mikayla with Key Signature

Key Signature Entertainment

Company Profile:

Brandon Crumpton, owner of Key Signature Entertainment, started booking live music for events over 15 years ago. He has lead the company through a growth period booking and producing entertainment to an average of over 700 events a year. Key Signature Entertainment has 2 full time employees and has developed an event staff to assist with larger, award winning events through out the season. Key Signature Entertainment was recently chosen as the 2018 Service Provider of the Year by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. This honor was voted on by key decision makers in Charlotte’s hospitality and events industry.

Early in his career, Brandon realized that event professionals and musicians speak a different language. He noticed that both were trying to achieve the same results, but just went about the process differently. He built Key Signature Entertainment with the goal of bridging that communication gap so that both musicians and event professionals could produce successful events effectively and efficiently.

Services offered by Key Signature Entertainment include band booking, research, vetting, and concert production. Our specialty is taking your ideas and creating a live music experience for both you and your guests to enjoy.

Key Signature Entertainment is a company of musicians who book musicians. Our motto is “Good People, Good Music”. We understand that we are in the people business first and the music business second. We’ve created an easy process to find, secure, and contract the right entertainment for your event. We understand that it can be difficult to know if the live entertainment you’re hiring is talented and professional, so let us use our expertise in music and people to secure the right fit for your event.

Call us at (704)568-1968 or go to the Who We Are page to fill out the form, and we’ll have a representative contact you to help find, select and secure the right entertainment for your event.

Key Signature “Entertainment” or “Events”?

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Hi there! Mikayla here.  So I was casually googling Key Signature Entertainment the other day while figuring out what task I should start next when I stumbled across an article about Key Signature that I had never seen before.  It was written by a colleague and close friend of ours back in 2015. I had started my journey with Key Signature in 2017, so I wanted to check it out. Almost immediately, I noticed that they had referred to us as “Key Signature Events” 5 times. Although this was written 4 years ago, it triggered moments that I had noticed in my time with the company where other close friends and CRVA.jpgcolleagues have referred to us as Key Signature Events – during announcements thanking us for our support or sponsorship, and even in print on voting ballots.

 

Key Signature Entertainment has been in business for 10 year now.  We won the 2019 CRVA Service Provider of the Year award, and our owner, Brandon, recently completed a small business administration certification program. It’s safe to say we’re in a good place, and ready to keep moving forward.  I wanted to know why our colleagues continued to misconceive our name after this many years of establishment in the industry. It’s obviously happening for a reason, considering the number of times people have called us “Key Signature Events.”  Should we be doing something different? Is this something we need to address?

 

KeySignatureEntertainmentHeist2019_Z84A8959.jpgOur name wasn’t always Key Signature Entertainment, the “Entertainment” portion of the name was added shortly after the company was incorporated for clarity purposes.  People naturally called the company Key Signature Entertainment because that’s all we did at that point; Brandon booked entertainment. After talking about it as a team, we realized that as years went on, Brandon and the other individuals who helped this business grow to what it is, had branded Key Signature as a company of event professionals.

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We understand the thought process of event planners, the stress of the job, and the work involved in putting an event together. We understand that they shouldn’t have to worry about the entertainment at an event, so we work hard to make sure they don’t have to. We work so closely with our event professional friends, that we ourselves have become event professionals by association, which makes us a really great asset to planners for any event in need of live music.

 

I realized in this moment that what I thought was sort of a frustrating misconception, was really a compliment.  Our event planner friends whom we work with most don’t see us as just agents who book live music. They know that we understand their world, and because of that, they trust us. I learned really fast after moving to Charlotte from New York that down here, trust is the most important part of doing business. That’s why we consider the people we work with our KSE Family. I guess in this case, the “E” in KSE can stand for whatever you need it to be – Events or Entertainment!

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3 Live Music Ideas for a 4th of July Event

Our motto is Good People, Good Music. We understand that we are in the people business first and the music business second, and we pride ourselves on the relationships that we uphold with our clients and musicians.

1. Bluegrass/Americana

With roots in the Appalachians and pioneers like banjo master Earl Scruggs (a North Carolina native), bluegrass music is a true American art form. Flat Tire Trio embraces this art form with a tasteful twist, and is a great option to explore for a 4th of July event because of their unique and truly American sound. They use their traditional instruments to put a spin on bluegrass, rock, blues and reggae, which reflects the melting pot of American culture.

 

2. Rock ‘n’ Roll

If your client is interested in something with more youthful energy, U-Phonik is just the right band because of their honest rock ‘n’ roll sound. They specialize in high energy performances, and their electrifying song list covers a wide range of hits from the 1970s to today. The 4th of July is meant to be a party, so why not bring U-Phonik to set things off?

 

3. Acoustic Guitar

Perhaps acoustic background music is what your clients would prefer. Matt Stratford of Chunky Daddy is a very talented guitar player and a soulful singer at that. He is a great choice for acoustic background music because he can set the mood without being too over-the-top. Matt plays Top 40/variety hits that can reach everyone in the audience without overpowering the event itself.

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Tius, Brandon and Mikayla with Key Signature

Key Signature Entertainment

Company Profile:

Brandon Crumpton, owner of Key Signature Entertainment, started booking live music for events over 15 years ago. He has lead the company through a growth period booking and producing entertainment to an average of over 700 events a year. Key Signature Entertainment has 2 full time employees and has developed an event staff to assist with larger, award winning events through out the season. Key Signature Entertainment was recently chosen as the 2018 Service Provider of the Year by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. This honor was voted on by key decision makers in Charlotte’s hospitality and events industry.

Early in his career, Brandon realized that event professionals and musicians speak a different language. He noticed that both were trying to achieve the same results, but just went about the process differently. He built Key Signature Entertainment with the goal of bridging that communication gap so that both musicians and event professionals could produce successful events effectively and efficiently.

Services offered by Key Signature Entertainment include band booking, research, vetting, and concert production. Our specialty is taking your ideas and creating a live music experience for both you and your guests to enjoy.

Key Signature Entertainment is a company of musicians who book musicians. Our motto is “Good People, Good Music”. We understand that we are in the people business first and the music business second. We’ve created an easy process to find, secure, and contract the right entertainment for your event. We understand that it can be difficult to know if the live entertainment you’re hiring is talented and professional, so let us use our expertise in music and people to secure the right fit for your event.

Call us at (704)568-1968 or go to the Who We Are page to fill out the form, and we’ll have a representative contact you to help find, select and secure the right entertainment for your event.

3 Live Music Ideas For A Memorial Day Event

Our motto is Good People, Good Music. We understand that we are in the people business first and the music business second, and we pride ourselves on the relationships that we uphold with our clients and musicians.

Memorial Day is an important time to remember those who have fought for our country, and we would like to take a moment to recognize those who have done so. In addition to honoring those who have sacrificed for our freedom, many folks take this time off to appreciate their loved ones. If you are planning a Memorial Day event for your clients to honor this holiday, and need entertainment options, we’ve got you covered.

1. Southern Rock/Country/Blues

HC Oakes Band is a guitar-driven rock band that specializes in hits from legendary names like the Allman Brothers and Tom Petty, which is perfect for backyard barbecue-style events. If you want to your clients to enjoy fun, classic all-American tunes with their friends and family, HC Oakes Band is the band for you.

2. Country

Few things are more American than apple pie and country music. The real-life sisters of Gal Friday Band create an undeniably refreshing take on country music because of their unique sound and catchy three-part harmonies. If your clients want to keep it country, Gal Friday Band is a perfect option to consider.

3. Rock/Alternative

If your client would enjoy something with more of an edgy rock sound with an eclectic song selection, take a look at Todd Johnson & the Revolvers. Todd has a strong, gravelly voice that perfectly matches his alternative rock style, but he also keeps a ton of soul and southern rock hits in his back pocket. On top of that, we love him because he’s one of the funniest and nicest people we know!

 

Tius, Brandon & Mikayla with Key Signature

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Key Signature Entertainment

Company Profile:

Brandon Crumpton, owner of Key Signature Entertainment, started booking live music for events over 15 years ago. He has lead the company through a growth period booking and producing entertainment to an average of over 700 events a year. Key Signature Entertainment has 2 full time employees and has developed an event staff to assist with larger, award winning events through out the season. Key Signature Entertainment was recently chosen as the 2018 Service Provider of the Year by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. This honor was voted on by key decision makers in Charlotte’s hospitality and events industry.

Early in his career, Brandon realized that event professionals and musicians speak a different language. He noticed that both were trying to achieve the same results, but just went about the process differently. He built Key Signature Entertainment with the goal of bridging that communication gap so that both musicians and event professionals could produce successful events effectively and efficiently.

Services offered by Key Signature Entertainment include band booking, research, vetting, and concert production. Our specialty is taking your ideas and creating a live music experience for both you and your guests to enjoy.

Key Signature Entertainment is a company of musicians who book musicians. Our motto is “Good People, Good Music”. We understand that we are in the people business first and the music business second. We’ve created an easy process to find, secure, and contract the right entertainment for your event. We understand that it can be difficult to know if the live entertainment you’re hiring is talented and professional, so let us use our expertise in music and people to secure the right fit for your event.

Call us at (704)568-1968 or go to the Who We Are page to fill out the form, and we’ll have a representative contact you to help find, select and secure the right entertainment for your event.

3 Live Music Ideas For A Spring/Summer Reception

Our motto is Good People, Good Music. We understand that we are in the people business first and the music business second, and we pride ourselves on the relationships that we uphold with our clients and musicians. Here are 3 live music ideas if you are planning a spring or summer reception!

 

1. Speakeasy Jazz

Few things are cooler than old-time speakeasy-style music. If your client is looking for a band to play whiskey-soaked tunes that will take their guests back in time to the era of prohibition, then Sidecar Social Club is a perfect option to explore. This multitalented group of musicians also does incredible renditions of Latin, classic R&B, big band and ’50s rock ‘n’ roll music as well as classy originals, so there can always be something different coming right around the corner in Sidecar’s sets.

 

2. High-Energy Dance Band

Perhaps your client wants their guests to party like it’s 1999 all night long during the reception. KRVE Band is one of Key Signature’s premier party bands, and is an ideal option for creating an atmosphere of unequivocal energy. On top of that, they will often play songs that are not typical of a standard party band, which is perfect for keeping guests’ on their toes.

 

3. Tropical Get-Away

If your client is planning a beach-themed event, they might want a band that brings vacation vibes. The Party Parrot Band, for example, is a Jimmy Buffett tribute band that is perfect for creating the ultimate beach party, because they live and breathe the island get-away lifestyle when they perform. Party Parrot also has a large repertoire of music in other styles that they can play upon request to reach everyone in the audience.

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Key Signature Entertainment

Company Profile:

Brandon Crumpton, owner of Key Signature Entertainment, started booking live music for events over 15 years ago. He has lead the company through a growth period booking and producing entertainment to an average of over 700 events a year. Key Signature Entertainment has 2 full time employees and has developed an event staff to assist with larger, award winning events through out the season. Key Signature Entertainment was recently chosen as the 2018 Service Provider of the Year by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. This honor was voted on by key decision makers in Charlotte’s hospitality and events industry.

Early in his career, Brandon realized that event professionals and musicians speak a different language. He noticed that both were trying to achieve the same results, but just went about the process differently. He built Key Signature Entertainment with the goal of bridging that communication gap so that both musicians and event professionals could produce successful events effectively and efficiently.

Services offered by Key Signature Entertainment include band booking, research, vetting, and concert production. Our specialty is taking your ideas and creating a live music experience for both you and your guests to enjoy.

Key Signature Entertainment is a company of musicians who book musicians. Our motto is “Good People, Good Music”. We understand that we are in the people business first and the music business second. We’ve created an easy process to find, secure, and contract the right entertainment for your event. We understand that it can be difficult to know if the live entertainment you’re hiring is talented and professional, so let us use our expertise in music and people to secure the right fit for your event.

Call us at (704) 568-1968 or go to the Who We Are page to fill out the form, and we’ll have a representative contact you to help find, select and secure the right entertainment for your event.

 

3 Live Music Ideas For A Spring/Summer Cocktail Hour

Our motto is Good People, Good Music. We understand that we are in the people business first and the music business second, and we pride ourselves on the relationships that we uphold with our clients and musicians. Here are 3 live music ideas if you are planning a spring or summer cocktail hour!

 

1. Banjo

The electric guitar is perfect for creating a laid-back vibe during your client’s cocktail hour, but have you ever heard the 8-string banjo? It’s not what you think. This unique instrument adds a special twist to a jazzy set of background tunes, and it’s a great conversation piece to say the least.

 

2. Jazz or Fusion Trio

Having a jazz or fusion trio perform for your client’s cocktail hour is a great option for something a bit more lively than a solo musician. They create a richer sound because there are more instruments, and they can complement any event without overpowering the room.

 

3. Acoustic Guitar with Vocals

Perhaps your client is not interested in jazz, or they want to hear songs that they know during their cocktail hour. Variety acoustic guitar with vocals is a perfect way to hit all of those points without interfering with conversation in the room.

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Key Signature Entertainment

Company Profile:

Brandon Crumpton, owner of Key Signature Entertainment, started booking live music for events over 15 years ago. He has lead the company through a growth period booking and producing entertainment to an average of over 700 events a year. Key Signature Entertainment has 2 full time employees and has developed an event staff to assist with larger, award winning events through out the season. Key Signature Entertainment was recently chosen as the 2018 Service Provider of the Year by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. This honor was voted on by key decision makers in Charlotte’s hospitality and events industry.

Early in his career, Brandon realized that event professionals and musicians speak a different language. He noticed that both were trying to achieve the same results, but just went about the process differently. He built Key Signature Entertainment with the goal of bridging that communication gap so that both musicians and event professionals could produce successful events effectively and efficiently.

Services offered by Key Signature Entertainment include band booking, research, vetting, and concert production. Our specialty is taking your ideas and creating a live music experience for both you and your guests to enjoy.

Key Signature Entertainment is a company of musicians who book musicians. Our motto is “Good People, Good Music”. We understand that we are in the people business first and the music business second. We’ve created an easy process to find, secure, and contract the right entertainment for your event. We understand that it can be difficult to know if the live entertainment you’re hiring is talented and professional, so let us use our expertise in music and people to secure the right fit for your event.

Call us at (704) 568-1968 or go to the Who We Are page to fill out the form, and we’ll have a representative contact you to help find, select and secure the right entertainment for your event.

 

 

 

 

3 Live Music Ideas For Spring & Summer Weddings

Our motto is Good People, Good Music. We understand that we are in the people business first and the music business second, and we pride ourselves on the relationships that we uphold with our clients and musicians. Here are 3 live music ideas if you are planning a spring or summer wedding!

 

1. Guitar

The guitar is one of the world’s most versatile and beautiful-sounding instruments. If your client is looking for a graceful yet dynamic sound for their wedding ceremony, traditional wedding pieces for solo guitar with popular tunes mixed in for variety can be the perfect way to set the mood.

 

2. String Duo

An acoustic guitar and cello duo is a unique complement to an otherwise traditional springtime wedding. Most ensembles have large enough repertoires to accommodate any requests your client may have, and are often willing to learn a piece or two to make their special day as memorable as can be.

 

3. Steel Drums

Summer time is right around the corner, and who doesn’t love the beach? If your client is planning an island getaway-themed wedding, steel drums are ideal for creating that worry-free vacation atmosphere.

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Key Signature Entertainment

Company Profile:

Brandon Crumpton, owner of Key Signature Entertainment, started booking live music for events over 15 years ago. He has lead the company through a growth period booking and producing entertainment to an average of over 700 events a year. Key Signature Entertainment has 2 full time employees and has developed an event staff to assist with larger, award winning events through out the season.

Early in his career, Brandon realized that event professionals and musicians speak a different language. He noticed that both were trying to achieve the same results, but just went about the process differently. He built Key Signature Entertainment with the goal of bridging that communication gap so that both musicians and event professionals could produce successful events effectively and efficiently.

Services offered by Key Signature Entertainment include band booking, research, vetting, and concert production. Our specialty is taking your ideas and creating a live music experience for both you and your guests to enjoy.

Key Signature Entertainment is a company of musicians who book musicians. Our motto is “Good People, Good Music”. We understand that we are in the people business first and the music business second. We’ve created an easy process to find, secure, and contract the right entertainment for your event. We understand that it can be difficult to know if the live entertainment you’re hiring is talented and professional, so let us use our expertise in music and people to secure the right fit for your event.

Call us at (704) 568-1968 or go to the Who We Are page to fill out the form, and we’ll have a representative contact you to help find, select and secure the right entertainment for your event.

3 Live Music Ideas for Valentine’s Day Events

Our motto is Good People, Good Music. We understand that we are in the people business first and the music business second, and we pride ourselves on the relationships that we uphold with our clients and musicians. Here are three live music ideas if you’re planning a Valentine’s Day event!

 

1. Smooth Jazz Vocals
Organizing a Valentine’s Day event for your client? Having a smooth jazz vocalist is an exemplary way to set the mood. They can tailor the song selection for slower, more intimate music during dinner and change the pace for dancing afterwards.

 

2. Saxophone
Whether solo or accompanied by a full band, the saxophone is the perfect touch to a romantic evening and a must-have for any Valentine’s Day event. Who wouldn’t love the sultry sound of a ruby red saxophone on the most romantic day of the year?

 

3. Harp
If your client is interested in more of a quiet evening with friends and loved ones, they may prefer a harp for background music. The warm and graceful sound of the harp is very ideal for bringing an atmosphere of elegance to your client’s Valentine’s Day event without interrupting conversation.

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Key Signature Entertainment Company Profile:

Brandon Crumpton, owner of Key Signature Entertainment, started booking live music for events over 15 years ago. He has lead the company through a growth period booking and producing entertainment to an average of over 700 events a year. Key Signature Entertainment has 2 full time employees and has developed an event staff to assist with larger, award winning events through out the season.

Early in his career, Brandon realized that event professionals and musicians speak a different language. He noticed that both were trying to achieve the same results, but just went about the process differently. He built Key Signature Entertainment with the goal of bridging that communication gap so that both musicians and event professionals could produce successful events effectively and efficiently.

Services offered by Key Signature Entertainment include band booking, research, vetting, and concert production. Our specialty is taking your ideas and creating a live music experience for both you and your guests to enjoy.

Key Signature Entertainment is a company of musicians who book musicians. Our motto is “Good People, Good Music”. We understand that we are in the people business first and the music business second. We’ve created an easy process to find, secure, and contract the right entertainment for your event. We understand that it can be difficult to know if the live entertainment you’re hiring is talented and professional, so let us use our expertise in music and people to secure the right fit for your event.

Call us at (704)568-1968 or go to the “how to book” page to fill out the form, and we’ll have a representative contact you to help find, select and secure the right entertainment for your event.

3 Personal Stories – #KSEfamily

Key Signature Entertainment recently created a video about who we are.  Each of us in the office wanted to share our take on why we chose to make this video, and what it meant to us personally. Check it out!

BRANDON –

This year Key Signature Entertainment will be celebrating its 10 year anniversary! We’ve taken on a couple of different looks over the years, but our message has always been the same. From the beginning I always struggled with how to clearly advertise our message. We do so many things! How on Earth do I consolidate everything we do into one marketing campaign. I thought about the company’s journey over this past decade and realized how many people it took to get us this far. Then it hit me! Our message doesn’t necessarily need to be about what we do, but who we are! We work with some amazing people inside and outside of our office. Our staff, clients, and musicians have become family over the years. The ironic thing about all of this is that they told me this without even being asked. It just came out during the video shoot without being prompted. At that moment I realized we’re doing something right!

It is nice to come to work everyday and be surrounded by people who care about you. The phone rings and its one of our live music partners just checking in to ask about our weekend. We receive texts from clients and musicians that just say “Thanks for all you do!”. We are fortunate to work in an environment where its not business ALL of the time.dante:jmp

As the owner of Key Signature Entertainment I have tried a few things to push the needle forward. I’ve learned from my mistakes and I appreciate the KSE family for being patient. It feels like everyone else knew we were a family before I did and we have settled in to who we are. Can you imagine trying to put this in a 4 minute video? Hopefully you get a feel for what its like to work with us.

MIKAYLA –

I have a 91 year old grandmother, and if she’s taught me anything, it’s that family can never be too big.  She and my grandfather single handedly created a village with lots of children, and grandchildren, and great grandchildren.  There’s always room for more without breaking the bonds that you already have, and I never thought that would relate to a work life until I started working with Key Signature.  

I love what I do because I love the people I work with. It’s a true family – in the office setting, with our artists, and with our clients.  That’s why we wanted to make this video. We want to show off our relationships, and we want people to know who we are, even before they have a chance to meet us face to face.  We want the Key Signature family to flourish and grow.

The filming process was a first for me. I had never been on camera so it was nerve-wracking and fun; but the best part was hearing everyone else’s interviews.  The kind, 

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heartfelt words, the mutual respect, and the continuous use of the word “family” only reaffirmed what we were trying to accomplish with this video, and why I enjoy working for Key Signature Entertainment.  

I’ve only been a member of the Key Signature family for a year and a half at this point, and have built such wonderful and strong relationships and bonds in that short amount of time.  I look forward to seeing what this video does and what the future has in store for us all.

 

TIUS –

When I applied to be an intern with Key Signature Entertainment back in June of 2018, I did what I’ve always done when job searching: I did ample research on the company in preparation for an interview. 

However, if Brandon had asked me to tell him what I knew about the “Key Signature Family”, I wouldn’t have known what on Earth he was talking about (and he might not have considered hiring me – smart move on his part). After working close to 40 hours in three and a half days with the Key Signature Event Team during Matthews Alive (and loving every bit of it), I really started to feel a family bond starting to form. I even started referring to Brandon and Mikayla as my “work parents” to their friends at networking events.

Fast forward to the final week of October. I’d been hired as the Key Signature assistant at this point and Halloween, pumpkin spice and Santa Claus inquiries were in the air. It was also time for the new Key Signature promo video to be filmed.

Being a part of the filming process really brought home the idea of Key Signature as a family, of sorts. I watched Lee Anne, J’Michael and John all come in one by one and describe on their own how they felt that Key Signature made them feel like another family. They hadn’t been in the same room together or been able to discuss what they might say beforehand. It wasn’t scripted at all. To me, I think that speaks volumes about the people we work with, both clients and musicians, and about the quality of the relationships we have with them.