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Bio Jeri Goldstein

Jeri Goldstein was the agent and manager for some of the top touring acoustic artists on the circuit including Robin & Linda Williams and Garrison Keillor & The Hopeful Gospel Quartet. Goldstein has booked national and international tours for artists performing in country, folk, gospel, bluegrass, contemporary, classical and children’s music. She has also booked tours for theater and dance.

After 20 years of working as an agent and manager, Goldstein authored the award-winning book, How To Be Your Own Booking Agent: A Performing Artist’s Guide To A Successful Touring Career.” In 2001, Goldstein partnered with The Southern Arts Federation and Carnegie Mellon Arts Management Program, to produce an E-SeminArts, three-hour workshop CD-ROM, Marketing Your Act. Articles for the self-managed artists have been published on Getsigned.Com; in Indie Magazine; Music Biz Magazine; GiG Magazine as well as many other sites throughout the Internet. You can access Jeri’s articles here.

Goldstein created innovative programs as a resource for performing artists–Manager-In-A-Box, a consultation program, is designed to help performing artists, agents and managers enhance their career development. The Performing Biz is Goldstein’s seminar that is presented at universities, festivals, conferences, and for art councils or to individual groups of performing artists. In 2005, she began offering Career Boosting Retreats for performing artists at her home.

Complimenting her 30 plus years as president of The New Music Times, Inc., Goldstein’s background runs the gamut working inside the entertainment industry as concert promoter, tour coordinator, commercial television production engineer for an NBC affiliate station, commercial country radio DJ, photographer and graphic artist. She has also served as President and member of the Board of Directors of the Folk Alliance. Goldstein coordinates the Folk Alliance’s Booking Agent Training School for the annual conference. Goldstein also serves as a consultant to the Virginia Commission for the Arts. Currently, she makes her home in central Virginia.

She has conducted seminars for:

  • Arts Council of the Blue Ridge
  • Arts Midwest
  • Arts North Carolina
  • Arts Northwest
  • British Columbia Touring Council, Canada
  • California Arts Council
  • Florida Division for Cultural Affairs
  • Indiana Arts Commission
  • Louisiana Division of the Arts
  • Mississippi Arts Commission
  • Missouri Folk Arts Program
  • New Orleans Arts Council
  • Ohio Arts Presenter’s Network
  • Ontario Arts Council, Canada
  • Pennsylvania Arts Council, PennPat
  • Southern Arts Federation
  • Tennessee Arts Commission
  • Virginia Commission for the Arts


  • The Music Business Institute/Cutting Edge
  • Enoch Pratt Free Library
  • Folk Alliance
  • Independent Children’s Artist Network
  • International Bluegrass Music Association
  • Louisiana Music New Orleans Pride-LMNOP
  • Music Entertainment Industry Educators Association-MEIEA


  • Belmont University- School of Business
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Colorado University at Denver – Music Industry Loyola University – Music Business Department
  • Music Tech College
  • New York University – Music Department
  • University of Kansas – Music & Dance Department
  • University of Virginia – McIntire School of Music & Continuing Professional Studies