SICK OF IT ALL's Manager Helps Launch IndieNinja, an Artist Services Marketplace!
This is awesome! Laurens Kusters, SICK OF IT ALL's longtime manager, has joined forces with Bill Wilson (a music industry veteran) and Technical co-founder Constantine “Gus” Mavromoustakos, to bring you IndieNinja: the artist services marketplace for the independent music community!
The marketplace connects “indies” (music artists, managers, labels) to a curated list of “ninja” experts in fields ranging from live gig road crew, marketing & promotion teams, to accountants, attorneys, and more.
In this initial phase, IndieNinja is now open to potential Ninjas to apply at Indie.Ninja. IndieNinja is based in New York City, and will initially focus on providing connections to Ninjas in North America and Europe, adding other markets as demand requires. Indies can also sign up for entry to the platform by CLICKING HERE!
"We saw lots of friends posting on social media about needing help for publicity, legal and other essentials, and decided to do something about it to create a proper marketplace to connect verified experts to those that need their services," said Kusters. "Knowing that you have a qualified rock publicist in North America, a guitar tech in Germany or a t-shirt designer that understands metal - that’s where IndieNinja comes to the rescue."
"The evolution of the DIY mentality has been enhanced by crowdfunding platforms and easy access to distribution, but the independent community is often still overwhelmed by the amount of work that needs to be done to rise above the noise,” said Wilson. "Further, the ‘Ninja’ community gets a platform through which they can be hired and paid in a secure way, solving a major pain point on the services side."