If you are fully committed to your own success, Judith Z. Miller is the finest imaginable example of what a manager can be.
Particularly in today's economic climate, it is essential for any artist who wants to succeed to have excellent management; she is astute, compassionate, dedicated, entrepreneurial, motivated, savvy, and smart. She really, truly caress about her clients and only takes on artists she can promote with all her heart.
Because, ultimately, Judith is all about heart -- her love for her artists is infectious and it makes others as excited as she is tireless in her commitment to promoting their work. I have watched her in action many times -- working a room after one of my concerts, schmoozing with potential donors at a party, brainstorming with other agents late at night; it's like she's fueled by an unstoppable desire for her artists' success.
Judith shepherds my career. She's given me useful feedback after performances. She helps me set goals and she's supported me every step of the way towards achieving them. Together we've written grants, supervised the design of my website, interacted with agents, presenters, and the media. She taught me how to negotiate for what I deserve, and helped me stay strong and creative when faced with difficult challenges. A true Renaissance woman, she is a visual artist who brings her own background as a performer and producer to her work as my manager.
I recommend Judith to any performing artist who wants to succeed on the sole condition: you must be willing to work as hard for yourself as she does for you.
Rebecca Joy Fletcher
You're a born presenter.
Vivacious, knowledgable and incisive.
You clearly enjoy communicating what you know. Your seminar was
spirited and fun, structured and still comfortable, organized
while spontaneous, and focused and inclusive. You had the audience
laughing while you artfully fielded questions creating a lively
exchange that kept them engaged. Your presentation was stellar,
surpassing our expectations. Comments from participants were
overwhelmingly positive. One person left the room repeating "wonderful,
just wonderful", another remarked "this seminar was
great", and another responded in his own iminitable fashion
"Judith clearly has her shit together." Participants
reacted so positively because they left your seminar with an
increased ability to take control of their careers.
Program Coordinator, Brooklyn Arts Council
I did a consultation
with Judith a few years ago...
when I was just beginning work as a musician. Her suggestions
regarding organization and presentation of materials and which
doors to knock on were extremely helpful. I went to Judith again
recently to help me refocus my business strategy. Again, her
ideas and comments helped energize me and focus my mind on the
business aspect of this job. I think Judith is a great resource
It was an honor to sponsor
"Get the Gig! Part 1 - The Press Packet," your workshop
presentation for performing artists, here at The Red Tent Women's
Project, as our inaugural workshop event.
Our mission at The Red Tent
is to empower and educate women by providing a space to facilitate
personal growth, information and resource exchange, community
building, and leadership development for all women. I was delighted
that our inaugural workshop supported our mission so thoroughly
by drawing in a diverse and enthusiastic group, and by offering
such a professional presentation. It was a true pleasure for
us to benefit from your expertise and experience.
Responses to your workshop
were overwhelmingly positive, (as a matter of fact, the only
"negative" response we got is that one woman wished
we also served cookies!).
Attendees reported that they
were impressed by your extensive knowledge in the arts, and by
how you incorporated your experience as a performer, visual artist,
producer, agent, manager and consultant. They appreciated the
way you handled the wide range of participants' skill levels,
and the manner in which you gracefully and joyfully fielded questions
and encouraged participation.
Women commented that they felt
encouraged to participate because of your down-to-earth approach,
and that they had fun while learning because of your upbeat style
and sense of humor. We all appreciated your practical and creative
suggestions on how to develop materials.
Your respect and passion for
the arts and for the participants' creative process was evident.
During the course of the workshop, several women commented that
being in the group inspired them to take themselves and their
work more seriously - and, as a result, that they intended to
take positive action. I personally got a great deal from attending
the workshop - practical information that I will apply immediately!
One woman wrote in response
to our feedback questionnaire, "the workshop was very informative
- Judith gets down to the nitty-gritty." Another chimed
in "Judith's knowledge and energy were great!" - I
couldn't agree more!
We would be delighted to invite
you back to lead other workshops here at New York City's new
and only women's community center. Judith - you will always have
a "second home" at The Red Tent!
Founder & Director
The Red Tent Women's Project
Judith gave a fabulous
presentation about promotion to our group.
She set people on the path
to success, whether they are beginners or already somewhat out
there. She is knowledgeable, competent, caring, and clear as
Jewish Spirit Maggid Training Program
The ballpark has changed
for the independent musician today. With so many record companies
imploding or circling the wagons, our focus cannot afford to
be how long or effectively we knock on their doors. Rather, we
are becoming cottage industries, producing and promoting our
Judith Miller's consulting
services are an amazing resource. With years of experience behind
her as a manager and booking agent, Judith has a sharp eye for
detail, finding the subtle flaws that are holding an artist's
presentation back and the strengths that need more attention.
She is enthusiastic and savvy, full of great tips and ideas,
thinks creatively and "outside-of-the-box" and is generous
with her suggestions.
I sent Judith with a press
kit that looked far more amateurish than I had ever imagined.
She somehow managed to make me laugh while she tore it to shreds
and put it back together in such a brilliant way, it has been
a super-effective marketing tool ever since. As my artistic calling
card, my new press kit has secured me numerous gigs this year
across the West Coast.
I strongly recommend Judith's
consulting services without reservation. She is The Business!
Thanks for the awesome
suggestions. I never thought about using these business interactions
as an opportunity to be creative in a challenging situation.
And I love the analogy of "riffing" - that really makes
sense to me. It's been so
helpful to think of the business end of music as an integral
part of my larger creative expression. I never thought of it
this way. This postcard is for a gig I booked using advice I
received at your workshop, and I'm continuing to use your advice
to break into journalistic writing for radio too! Thanks for
suggestions and for all the great work you do. Thanks so much,
again and again.
After ten years of going
it on my own, one meeting with Judith gave me the skills I needed
to make the phone calls and "get the gig."
I liked her down to earth pro-active approach.Judith's acting
of a telephone call with a presenter has enabled me to engage
presenters and talk about my work in a much more direct yet conversational
manner.Her handouts outline the full spectrum of publicity material
and she offers many new ideas in making your package exciting
In just one session with
Judith, I noticed how wrapped up in my business I was. She gave
clear, simple, and nurturing steps to allow me the gift of self-care
to become a valued part of my life.
Just taking 30 minutes out of each day was really a foreign experience
to me. Judith saved my life from going off the cliff of over
doing to just stopping long enough to recharge and restore the
incredible wealth of self-healing within my own body. Thanks
for mentioning the small steps to self-care.
Voiceover Artist and Public Art Producer
Your workshop was tremendously
helpful to me as an independent musician.
You gave me practical,
behind-the-scenes information that helped me reframe how I approach
my career. I felt empowered and inspired - ready to take on the
world and overcome the challenges in my path!