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Three Decades Strong

Mark Sonder Productions, Inc. Three Decades Strong

International Music Agency Celebrates Its 30 Year Anniversary

Mark Sonder Productions 540-636-1640Mark Sonder, MM, CSEP and the Chief Entertainment Officer of the award-winning international music agency Mark Sonder Productions, Inc. is proud to announce his company has met another milestone–its doors have been open for 30 (thirty) uninterrupted years. Three Decades Strong. “We feel very blessed that the industry has continued to support us for 30 years and continues to do so,” stated Sonder.

Sonder, who worked as a musician in the bands of the late Frank Sinatra, the late Sammy Davis Jr., Tony Bennett, Cher, Linda Ronstadt and Burt Bacharach, amongst many others. His horn can be heard in the first six Diet Coke TV commercials as well as the infamous National Geographic theme. Sonder, with his company, has gone on to acquire and produce artists for meetings, events, concerts and casinos, including: Tony Bennett, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Blondie, Randy Crawford, Blood Sweat & Tears, John Mayer, Eddie Money and many others.

Commencing operations in 1985 as a sole proprietorship in New York City, Mark Sonder Productions, Inc. has expanded and matured into a national leader and pioneer in its many “firsts” in the event entertainment industry over its first 3 decades. First started from a one-bedroom apartment on the upper west side of Manhattan before the internet, to a company that acquired New York City’s premier Event and Destination Management Company, has had its musicians in major motion pictures, to being asked by producers of a major talent reality TV program to recommend talent, Mark Sonder Productions has booked headline entertainment in a number of continents around the globe where meetings are convened via video calls, Mark Sonder Productions, Inc. remains not only relevant today but is in demand for its talent buying knowledge and experience.

Mark Sonder Productions 540-636-1640This year will find the company, with its new website, continuing its leadership brand in obtaining local/regional and headline entertainment for meetings and conventions; booking 5-6 public dates per month in dinner clubs; getting the rights to advertise, book and promote the band “The Drifters” (NOT a tribute band); while Mark Sonder, MM, CSEP creator and senior music agent has joined yet another faculty instructing Event Marketing. Of course Mr. Sonder has literally written the book for the industry entitled, “Event Entertainment and Production,” and continues to be a subject matter expert while also being a Lecturer in Tourism Studies at The George Washington University.

So what are you waiting for?  Call on Mark Sonder Productions, Inc. and see what Mark can do for you! http://marksonderproductions.com Contact: +1-540-636-1640 or msonder@marksonderproductions.com 

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Mark Sonder Productions Batting 1000 Plus…Claim your FREE Checklist

Mark Sonder Productions Batting 1000

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sonder-logoRight now at Mark Sonder Productions we are batting 1000! We want to share our good news with you and let you know of a current campaign we are running. We just set a goal to get 1000 “likes” on our Facebook page as well as 1000 “followers” on our Twitter page. Can you please help us continue to “Bat 1000?” Click and like/follow us today and checkout our good news below, as well as claiming your FREE Checklist!

1. We are celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the publishing of the most relied upon text in the area of entertainment for meetings, conventions, trade shows, expositions and events in the world. That book is, “Event Entertainment and Production,” written by Mark Sonder, MM, CSEP and the Chief Entertainment Officer at Mark Sonder Productions.

2. Speaking of anniversaries, next year will be the 30ieth anniversary of the creation of Mark Sonder Productions (originally Mark Sonder Music), commencing business in New York City in 1985!

3. A year of good business worldwide:
– This week the company is providing music for a large association at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington DC, as well as a new product introduction for a corporation in Arlington, VA.
– Next week the company is sending speaker Nathan Schulhof, inventor of the MP3 Player and President of Future Technology Company, to India to deliver a keynote presentation at The Indian Institute of Technology.
– In addition, the company lists 21 cities in 15 States in the US that they will be placing musicians/headline entertainment in so far this year plus working in Europe and India.

4. Innovative Booking Practices. In Q4 2013 and extending into Q1 2014 sending out a speaker at no free (including no hotel and no r/t airline tickets) for corporate and association clients as Mark Sonder Productions lined up a Sponsor for this speakers expenses and fees!

MarkSonderBW“I am both honored and fortunate to continue to be relevant in this industry, where corporations and associations call on my company to provide them with world-class musicians, headline entertainment, speakers, and production support,” says Sonder.

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Thank you again for liking us on our Facebook page as well as following us on our Twitter page.

Have Mark book your next meeting/event which requires music or entertainment +1-540-636-1640 or msonder@marksonderproductions.com.

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Blogging on a Book: “Event Entertainment and Production” Written by Award Winning Music & Entertainment Super Agent Mark Sonder, Ten Years Later

Blogging on a Book: “Event Entertainment and Production” Written by Award Winning Music & Entertainment Super Agent Mark Sonder, Ten Years Later

Author Mark Sonder CSEP book still relevant in the meetings, events, hotel and hospitality industries a decade after publication.

 

BookCoverFinal2Author, speaker, super agent and lecturer Mark Sonder, MM, and Certified Special Events Professional as well as President of the award winning music and talent agency Mark Sonder Productions, Inc. is proud to announce the 10th Anniversary of the John Wiley & Son’s publication of his first book, “Event Entertainment and Production.”

This 433 page hard cover book has become the best form of “how to” book on the subjects of music, entertainment and production for meetings, conventions, trade shows, expositions, and events around the world and has already been translated and published in Russia.

Used by colleges and universities around the world in their hospitality management diploma programs, this relevant text still provides the necessary skills and written experiences required to plan and execute a successful program using entertainment and production support.

Furthermore, Sonder is a Lecturer in Tourism Studies at The George Washington University’s Master of Tourism Administration degree as well as their Event Management Certificate program.

“I am so honored that many of my colleagues have supported me throughout my continuing career and this book,” said Mark.  Some of those testimonials are below:

“Mr. Sonder has crafted an important new body of work which is an essential for every event professional.”
—Richard Aaron, CMP, CSEP, President, BizBash Media

“I think it’s a quality piece of work that is a strong education tool. Anyone interested in producing great events should have it in their library.”
—Vincent Alonzo, editor-in-chief, Successful Meetings Magazine

MarkSonderBW“I always feel like I’m in good hands when working with Sonder…Mark really knows his stuff.”
—Eddie Money, recording artist

Patti Shock calls Mark, “…one of the country’s leading suppliers of headline entertainment for meetings and events. Clearly Sonder’s book is still relevant today as a basis and foundation for event entertainment and production.”

“Happy New Year and Happy tenth anniversary Mark! Yes indeed, your book is an industry classic. Your work has truly touched the world! This book is the most comprehensive compendium of entertainment and production art and science that has ever been assembled.”
—Professor Joe Goldblatt, PhD., CSEP, FRSA, father of the Special Events Industry

If it is not already on your shelf, here is the information you need:
Title: Event Entertainment and Production
Author: Mark Sonder, MM, CSEP
Publisher: Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Copyright: 2004
ISBN: 0-471-26306-0

Order directly from Amazon.com.

Photos: Top, Event Entertainment and Production book cover; Below, Mark Sonder, MM, CSEP

Editors note:  A press release making this announcement was pickedup by well over 100 media outlets througout the United States!

 

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Award Winning Music & Talent Agency Mark Sonder Productions Celebrates 28 Successful Years in Business

Award Winning Music & Talent Agency Mark Sonder Productions Celebrates 28 Successful Years in Business

Event Entertainment and Production Company Mark Sonder Productions Celebrates Anniversary

sonder-logoMark Sonder, who is a Master of Music, a Certified Special Event Professional and the Chief Entertainment Officer at the award winning worldwide event entertainment agency Mark Sonder Productions, Inc. is proud to announce that his company is celebrating 28 years in business.

Throughout his long career, Sonder, who authored the industry-wide accepted text, “Event Entertainment and Production,” has contributed to a dozen other books and has presented seminars in countries all over the world.  Sonder is quoted in multiple trade publications, and has authored many articles in own his industry’s various trades publications. 

Sonder, who has been a founding member of three professional trade associations, explains that, “As our company continues to grow in a contracting economy, we have just added The Temptations Revue: A Tribute feat. Hall of Famer Nate Evans to our roster, as well as another employee and summer intern.” “Our longevity stems from giving our clients what they are looking for – whether it be Jose Cid, the international pop/rock superstar from Portugal, or Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, or Blondie here in the U.S.,” Sonder states.

MarkSonderBW“We go above and beyond for every client, regardless of the need, time or location.” From working on major motion pictures on the big screen to various appearances on the small screen, and from holding the record for most amount of headline entertain

ers booked for a corporate event to sending out solo pianists for cocktail hours, Sonder has created careers in his 28-year experience.  “Without our repeat clients, who continue to support our fine artists delivered with great customer service, we would not be here and we thank them so very much,” explains Sonder. 

After working with everyone from Frank Sinatra to Cher, from Gypsy and Sugar Babies on Broadway to the National Ballet of Marseille and Radio City Music Hall Christmas Show, to being on tour with the late Nelson Riddle and Linda Ronstadt, Mark Sonder has done business with some of the greatest artists and performers.  Top 10 recording artist Eddie Money says, “Mark Sonder Productions is the industry expert.  They are great to work with because they know all the ins and outs of the business.” Mark Sonder is also a Lecturer of Tourism Studies for the Masters of Tourism Administration degree program at The George Washington University in Washington DC.  Because of his extensive experience and constant mentoring, Successful Meetings and Meeting News magazines have dubbed Sonder a Meeting Industry Guru.

About Mark Sonder Productions
Mark Sonder Productions, Inc. is an award winning entertainment agency for special events, meetings, conventions, trade shows, expositions, concert and casino facilities worldwide whose work has been featured in The Boston Globe; The San Francisco Chronicle; The Miami-Herald; United Press International; as well as on FOX and CBS Money Watch.

The talent agency enjoys both exclusive and non-exclusive relationships with headliners, musicians, comedians, theatrical productions and lecturers.  Talent Buying: The company’s 28 years of contracting has given the firm the knowledge and experience to represent clients and end users in a very strong position.

Mark Sonder Productions is a privately held company and has been proudly delivering excellent customer service to the U.S.A. and abroad since 1985.

 

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Entertainment Agency Specialist, Mark Sonder, CEO Mark Sonder Productions, Named as Columnist at Meetings Focus Magazine

Entertainment Agency Specialist, Mark Sonder, CEO Mark Sonder Productions, Named as Columnist at Meetings Focus Magazine

“We are excited that Mark has decided to share with us his knowledge and experience on music, entertainment and production for meetings and events.” –Tyler Davidson, Meetings Focus Magazine

 

 

MarkSonderWebWashington DC February 26, 2013: Entertainment agency specialist, Mark Sonder, Chief Entertainment Officer at Mark Sonder Productions has been asked to be a contributing columnist for Meetings Focus Magazine, the leading monthly meeting planning and destination trade magazine.  It will be a “Tips of the Trade” column, from the event entertainment industry expert, Mark Sonder. The initial column will appear in their March issue.

This news has been widely reported today in:
-CBS Money Watch http://cbsn.ws/ZGCjip

-Boston Globe http://bo.st/Yy6Wjr
-SF Chronicle http://bit.ly/YVUlZj
-Miami Herald http://bit.ly/Zy5oc2
-United Press International http://bit.ly/13QMwWi
-LA Daily News http://bit.ly/Yy796i

Tyler Davidson, the Chief Content Director, of Meetings Focus Magazine said of Mark Sonder, “We are both delighted and honored to have Mr. Sonder contribute his words and concepts to our magazine and our readership. We are excited that he has decided to share with us his knowledge and experience on music, entertainment and production for meetings and events.”

Sonder is the author of the first and only full-length book on music, entertainment, speakers, headline entertainment and production for the meetings, events, hospitality and tourism industries entitled, “Event Entertainment and Production.” Wiley & Sons is the publisher.

Mark Sonder is also mentioned and/or contributed to 12 other books. His articles have been published in over 30 magazines and he has been interviewed for over 20 articles in various trade publications. Besides his writings, Mark Sonder is a Certified Special Events Professional as well as a Lecturer in Tourism Studies for the Master of Tourism Administration Degree Program at The George Washington University in Washington DC.  In addition, Sonder just completed six years instructing at the Harrah’s Hotel School at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.

MeetingsFocusFurthermore, Sonder is the Chief Entertainment Officer at Mark Sonder Productions, Inc., a 28 year old award winning entertainment talent agency and music agency, that delivers complete program packages to corporations, associations, facilities, casinos, concerts and special events worldwide.

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