We focus on artist development, providing the guidance, services, and tools that enable you to successfully manage your music career so that you can achieve your goals and dreams. We strive to be a trusted, knowledgeable and deeply helpful resource for musicians and bands to run your music business, providing personalized, professional services that yield tangible results in your careers, and inspiring success stories.
Amanda Kenyon, Founder
When I quit a decade-long successful career in the corporate business world, I didn’t know which path I would take next, but I did know that it had to be something I cared about. Passionately. I mean, I don’t have a tattoo that says “With passion to live, for passion to die” for nothing. The stars aligned with my love for music when a singer-songwriter approached me to help her find and book gigs. As I began working with her and others on booking, I saw that there was much more I could bring to the table to help the growing musician. I saw a way that I could apply my business experience and education to support the very people whose music I loved. And so began Blue Crane Music.
Today, I combine my understanding of musician’s needs and the music industry with core, critical business skills that I honed while at some of the top companies in the country. I spent seven years working for one of Fortune magazine’s top 50 ranked companies, where I went through a rigorous leadership development program. Prior to that, I spent three years working for the second largest accounting firm in the world. I graduated from two degree programs, culminating with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. I am thrilled to share my expertise with musicians who want to grow their career and I am thrilled to do this through a personalized approach.
Community and collaboration amongst musicians is something I hold dear. In addition to being a performing vocalist and mandolinist myself, I’ve worked with music events such as Connecticut Farm & Folk Festival, Green River Festival, Middletown Music Festival, CT Folk Festival, and Farmington Valley Acoustic Festival. Any given week, you’re likely to find me at a variety of music events from local open mics, to major festivals, to a wide range of concerts from bluegrass to metal. I hope to meet each of you soon, whether it be out at a show or for a one-on-one consultation.