Merchandise: “Where to get it & how to sell it”
February 18th from 7pm-9pm
United Way Community Resource Center
50 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX 77007
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Gibbs Hightower IV is a native Houstonian and has been in the printing business for 10 years. He specializes in branding and marketing materials such as signs, posters, flyers, CD/DVD Duplication, press kits, album artwork and logos. Mr. Hightower’s services receive rave reviews from current clients including Stunna Bam, Dough Beezy, Dante Higgins, Propain, Z-Ro, Lil-Flip, Lovita, No Egoz, Lady Vee & the Zydeco Cruizurs and jazz pianist Alvin King. Together with Michael Irving, Gibbs has created an all inclusive marketing campaign to launch the careers of any budding artist.
Ted Lee- Singer, Songwriter, owner of Rouxsic Music, LLC Publishing, founding member of international Zydepop group Bayou Roux and official Ambassador for the State of Louisiana. Ted has spent most of the last 22 years writing songs, making records, performing live shows, manufacturing and marketing promotional merchandise relating to his musical brands.
Barry Coffing has amassed a great deal of credits and awards with over 200 tracks placed in movies and TV, BMI Songwriting Awards, Multiple #1 hits and an Emmy nomination. He continued to be the voice behind the scenes in movies like Moulin Rouge, The Brady Bunch Movie & Winnie The Pooh’s Grand Adventure, He wrote TV themes for California Dreams, The Pyramid (Staring Donny Osmond) & The Heights. His song “How Do You Talk To An Angel” went on to become a number one hit and sell over 500,000 copies worldwide. Currently he is Music Business Entrepreneur who represents over 10,000 record labels and publishers for film and TV licensing. His company places hundreds of songs each year.
After graduating from Texas A&M in 1987, Christi Woods began her career
at KTRH and KLOL. While working in radio, she branched out into the
music industry as a show producer and artist manager. After leaving radio
in 2001, she focused on producing music series and festivals and began
working in band merchandise. While working as a booking agent for Texas
Music artists and talent buyer for several Texas venues, she began to
develop strong relationships with several regional Texas Music artists and
decided to focus on producing band merchandise on a full-time basis.
Working “both sides of the fence,” has given Christi a unique perspective
when it comes to interpreting what a band really wants in their
merchandise line. While her company, Atomic Merch, primarily provides
screen printing and embroidery services, they also source a lot of other
services, such as digital printing, tackle twill appliqué, custom tie-dye,
transfers, stickers, koozies, beach chairs, beach towels, etc…