Aspire Booking’s goal is to connect artists to opportunities. Aspire started as simply a Booking Management company for artists whose demand was already high or growing (phones ringing!), we morphed into seeking out performance opportunities for emerging and indie artists who were not “gigging” as much as they’d like.
After several years of booking, we were asked to manage our first artist, local Chicago comedian Travele Judon. Within one year of management, we secured several high profile jobs including hosting Jonathan McReynolds’ 2019 “Make More Room Tour”, which did 22 cities in less than a month. The tour was highly successful, selling out each date. This success put the artist on Kirk Franklin’s radar and led to hosting his “Long Live Love Tour”, later that same year and between the two major tours, we landed hosting gigs at the Black Women’s Expo and The Stellar Awards Red Carpet for Art Soul Radio.
In early 2020, the pandemic slowed all performances to a halt. Aspire Booking spent much of that year rethinking how we book artists and made the decision to add management as an official function of our company. Signing our first management client, Trenton Baker in 2021, we are excited to recapture our pre-pandemic momentum with this exciting new artist who we have already booked as a worship leader at several churches, musical theatre performances, and two virtual concerts which have led to Trenton being asked to open for Christian artist Jason Crabb in Fall of 2021.
Our clients have been involved in some of Music’s most exciting events, both large and small including Latice Crawford’s critically-acclaimed performance at 2017’s Black Music Honors and her star turn in Regina Taylor’s “Crowns”, which ran for four weeks at East Coast theatre staples, The Long Wharf and McCarter Theatres.
In 2017, in collaboration with Last Trump Productions, Aspire Booking produced the WAR Tour featuring Shanta Atkins, Tiff Joy, Joshua Rogers, Gabriel Day and Britney Delagraentiss, traveling to six cities which included Cleveland and Chicago. Kicking off the tour in Columbus, Ohio was our guest host, Jonathan McReynolds.
Our 2020 virtual concert “Better Together”, which put Trenton Baker on the radar of some top promoters, also featured actor and singer Khalil Everage, star of Netflix’s “Beats” and “Cobra Kai”. In collaboration with Visions TV Online UK, we have produced two virtual concerts “Worship Together” featuring artists from both the U.S. and the UK. This relationship has led to additional opportunities, including providing scriptwriting services for the 1st Annual TMMP Awards airing in the United Kingdom in August 2021 for which we also sponsored the award for Best International Female Artist.
As we launch our newest phase of artist booking and management, we’re excited about the future and are looking for new artists and new opportunities. Interested? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jason Crabb Live in Indianapolis (Opening Artist, Trenton Baker)
Stellar Awards (Award Presenter, Latice Crawford)
World Changers Church International 2019 (Featured Artist, Britney Delagraentiss)
“The Tea” Stage Play, New Jersey (Featured Artist, Latice Crawford)
World Changers Church International 2021 (Featured Artist, Britney Delagraentiss)
Girls and Guitars (Featured Artist, Britney Delagraentiss)
Rockopelli Music Fest (Mainstage Artist, Oby)
Jonathan McReynolds’ Make More Room Tour (Host, Travele Judon)
Kirk Franklin’s Tour (Host, Travele Judon)
Black Women’s Expo, Chicago (Host, Travele Judon)
Stellar Awards, (Red Carpet Host for Art Soul Radio, Travele Judon)
Christian Tabernacle Women’s Night Live w/ Yolanda Adams (Featured Artist, Latice Crawford)
Gospelfest Chicago Artist Showcase (Featured Artist, Britney Delagraentiss)
Next Showcase (Featured Artist, Britney Delagraentiss)
Saturday at the Shore (Featured Artists, Gabriel Day/V8 Vast Change, Adam Yung, Leland Philpot)
Regina Taylor’s “Crowns” at Long Wharf Theatre and McCarter Theatre Center (Lead Actor, Latice Crawford)
Gospelfest Chicago (Featured Artist, Latice Crawford)
Milwaukee Bucks (National Anthem, Latice Crawford)
Black Music Honors (Featured Artist, Latice Crawford)
Black Women’s Expo (Mainstage Artist, Latice Crawford)
National Association of Black Engineers (Mainstage Artist, Corey Barksdale)
Christian Tabernacle Church Women’s Night Live w/ John Gray (Featured Artist, Latice Crawford)
God’s Way Concert/Album Release (Featured Artist, Rahkii)
God’s Way Records (Recording, Rahkii)
BE U Girls’ Conference (Featured Artist, Rahkii)
ARD Magazine-France (Cover Model, Latice Crawford)
Broadway My Way at Green Room 42 (Featured Artist, Latice Crawford)
July 4 Celebration @ Full Gospel Church (Featured Artist, Chantel Varnado)
The WAR Tour/Six City Tour featuring Joshua Rogers and Tiff Joy
Better Together Virtual Concert
Worship Together I&II Virtual Concerts
Sundays on State, Chicago (Aspire Booking All Day Artist Showcase)
Aspire Booking Artist Showcase @ VanderCook College of Music
Aspire Booking Artist Showcase @ The Powahouze
Jonathan McReynolds’ Make Room Live Recording and Television Special (Set Design)
Responsible for all communication coming in for the artist, including email, phone, and social media contacts. Scheduling with a focus on managing requests in a manner that is beneficial to the Artist’s ability to reach the largest audiences. Negotiating, writing, and execution of performance contracts. Additionally, acts as an agent as needed to focus on securing performance opportunities.
Oversight of all aspects of the artist’s career including seeking exposure opportunities beyond performance, arrangement of recording sessions, career coaching and advising, and general oversight of other team members, musicians, and administrative staff. Ensures professional representation of artists in all business and creative dealings.
Set Design: We will design a unique set for your concert, meeting, play or other live or virtual performance.
Procurement and arrangement of set components, including set up and take down is included. Create and planning of virtual and live performance events. May include any or all of the services above.
We provide professional writing services such as: press releases, biographies, news copy, blog posts, and social media posts.