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5 – Setting The Barre // Nick Barre, Partner & Artist Manager at Proper Management

In Episode 5, we visit with Nick Barre, Partner and artist manager at Proper Management. We talked how Switchfoot got their start, and how other artists he works with unconventionally found success in the current music market. Also, how he got started in the industry with Charlie Peacock and when he met Bono. He delivers a parable filled session with industry insight like you’ve never heard — truly SETTING THE BARRE.


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Also this week, Brandon and Jason were recently in Portland, Oregon on tour and decided to see what people were thinking about SMI! ( they know about us yet?)

Want to expand your horizons? Dive into some Brian Eno, about whom a record store clerk once told Nick, “You won’t get it.”

(We don’t get it either, Nick.)
About Nick’s company, Proper Management:

Over the past 30 years, Proper Management has developed one of the most experienced and successful artist/tour management services in Christian Music.

Specifically, Proper Management manages…

The biggest headlining artist in Christian Music today… Casting Crowns

Casting Crowns is one of the most successful Contemporary Christian artists with its RIAA 2x Platinum record (CASTING CROWNS), three RIAA Platinum albums (UNTIL THE WHOLE WORLD HEARS, THE ALTAR AND THE DOOR, LIFESONG) and two RIAA Gold albums (COME TO THE WELL and PEACE ON EARTH). Having also released four Gold DVDs and four RIAA Gold certified digital singles; the band currently holds the position as Billboard’s top-selling act in Christian music since 2007.

The most successful tour in the history of Christian Music… The Young Messiah

Proper Management created, produced, and managed The Young Messiah Tour from 1990 to 1996. This groundbreaking tour averaged more than 15,000 people a night and remains to this day, the most successful tour in the history of Christian Music. More on Proper Management:

Can you relate to Nick’s childhood view of Nashville?


Brandon Harrington // SMI Co-Host, A&R, Music Director, Video Editing
Jason Kurkimilis // SMI Co-Host, Lead Audio Production & Engineering
Christian Barker // Executive Producer

Special thanks goes out our episode sponsor, Fat Bottom Brewing.

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