Meet agent Ben Hogan
Profiled in LA Weekly last week, booking agent Ben Hogan highlighted an aspect of the music industry that doesn’t get a lot of love. Generally portrayed as the villain in Hollywood, agents are often considered part of the seedy underbelly of modern day music. While that’s certainly the case in some circumstances, Hogan showcases one of the many ways dance music and its rise in popularity has resulted in good things for good people. Huh.
The 27-year-old has been working in-and-around the dance music industry for more than a decade, and since signing Bro Safari as his first major client in 2012, has continued to work with the likes of NGHTMRE, Snails, Slander, and more. Impressing artists and industry-folks along the way, it’s easy to understand Hogan’s success with a glimpse into his mindset.
“Hogan is well removed from those days earning minimum wage, but he’s never forgotten the lessons he learned as a teen in Baltimore. ‘I said, if I keep working, I’m gonna get there eventually. You can’t ever be entitled; there are no shortcuts. I knew I couldn’t do this on my own, but I thought I understood dance music and I knew how much I absolutely loved it.'” – via LA Weekly
Don’t we all, Ben. Here’s to the ‘good guys’ in the industry, and those furthering the dance music the right way.
We’re happy anytime an artist makes a return from retirement, but maybe retirements should be retired. Either way, Sound Remedy is touring again in 2018, and we hope he stops in Seattle. MDMA is far from retired, as it heads into uncharted territory with the FDA when it comes to potential pharmeceutical use, and some music industry agents deserve the benefit of the doubt, too. Huh.
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