About Mavens

Founded in 2015, Mavens Music brings together 30 years of music business knowledge in  a music management venture.

Tamara Kater 

The daughter of an instrument-builder father and a community activist mother, Tamara grew up in a surrounded by musicians and people building community organizations. A passionate music enthusiast, Tamara has worked in arts management and community outreach for more than twenty years. Within the folk music world, Tamara has worn the hat of agent, artist manager, board member and festival executive director.

Mavens Services 

Artist Management 

With experience in career planning, radio tracking, publicity, grant writing - Mavens have everything an artist needs to build a career with full management support. Whether for full-time roster clients or on a consulting basis, Mavens Music can help  develop international music performance careers by building teams (finding agent, label, distribution, publicity), opening opportunities (showcasing, block booking, tour funding) and acting in management capacity.  Mavens Music can also advise on touring strategy, immigration/work permits and build album release plans.

Funding Strategies 

We're grant and funding ninjas.  From travel to recording grants - we know the channels and the forms to get you the financial support to realize your music. 

Career Planning 

Build a 24-36 business and marketing plan that will take your career to the next level and reach new markets. 

Branding and Marketing 

Looking to position your music into a new way but unsure where to start?   Mavens can help.