Welcome to another installment of Feature Friday, This time introducing Novo Management & Publicity and the head of their Chicago Office August Forte.
Hi FZB readers, August Forte here and I handle press and marketing at Novo Management & Publicity (http://novo.net/).
Novo is a music management/press and marketing company with offices in Nashville and Chicago and I run the Chicago office, which is located in the Fort Knox/2112 (http://2112inc.com/) complex in the city’s Portage Park neighborhood.
I have been doing press and marketing for a wide range of solo artists, bands, indie labels and festivals full-time for the last six years, and before that, I worked in radio promotions, record retail and as a freelance writer and editor. Music has been my life’s vocation and I still try to get out to DJ once a month and see new bands regularly. Here are some of my current clients via BandCamp:
Chicago’s Razorhouse has followed up 2015’s Codex Du with their third EP in the “Codex” series, Codex Tres Lingua. The EP, which was released on via band leader Mark Panick’s imprint Underwear Factory Toy Records, is streaming at:
Chicago progressive tock outfit Tautologic released the album Re: Psychle earlier this year and have been racking up reviews and airplay globally. I am currently advancing press for a couple shows here in Chicago and look forward to introducing the band to a wider audience. Re.: Psychle streams at:
Windy City singer-songwriter Jaren Rabin has his upcoming EP, Wondering About the Weather, where you can stream the first single, “Back to You” and preorder the EP at:
Chicago-based indie soul group Hood Smoke dropped the album Cannonball Porch in late February and it is available for digital download and on vinyl and CD at:
Finally, you can pre-order the new album, Someone Will Love You But It’s Just Not Me, by Chicago psych band Umbra & the Volcan Siege at: