Chris Bianchi is a worldwide music artist manager. He has worked with some of the top names in hard rock and heavy metal. Also founder of Legend Recordings, which is distributed through Ingrooves/ Universal Music. Chris has spent over a decade in the music industry in many different roles. We recently spoke with him about his upcoming projects.
Hello Chris. How are you? What is new for yourself at this point in time?
Thank you so much for having me. I’m doing well and happy within. This is a great feeling and we have many great things happening. Both in the management side as well the label and music distribution side. Since it is the Summer season, many of the talented musicians are touring and performing around the world.
What has motivated you over the last year?
I have faced some personal hardships over the last few years, as many have. I took time to reflect on my past so I could properly look forward on the future full force. I’m motivated still by the love for music as a whole. From helping others try and succeed, giving advice, marketing, and planning. Having events to look forward to is a big positive motivation.
What things must a musician remember to succeed?
I would say that you need to understand the different between it being a business or a hobby. How you approach the entire process could change from that thought. There are beyond unlimited amounts of resources out there that are next to no cost to learn, and create from. Don’t be afraid to try or learn!
Any upcoming projects you are looking forward to?
I’m curating a music festival for the second year, Summit Music Festival in Akron, Ohio. This time around, we’re going pretty heavy metal themed. It will have 2 stages, food trucks, vendors and over 6 national acts performing. We are also doing our second year of stage hosting at the famed Inkcarceration Music Festival in Mansfield, OH. Both are going to be great experiences.
What advice do you have for entrepreneurs?
As I continue to learn every single day, never be afraid to ask. Never be afraid to learn more, study others. It might not be easy but try to build your circle both digitally and also physically of friends and colleagues that can inspire, help, teach, and collaborate instead of dragging you down. Take risks. If you don’t risk you don’t reward. But make sure you truly believe.
Any words for others?
I come from a small town in the middle of nowhere, Ohio. A single-parent household with hardly anything… If I can follow my dreams and achieve them- anyone can. It’s really a matter of believing in yourself and finding a way to get from point A to B and doing so legitimately to others.