Ted is highly skilled at helping an artist realize his or her vision, potential and individuality and achieve artistic goals. He does this through thoughtful pre-production: helping select songs, potential musicians, studios, etc. He also has a deep knowledge of roots and other music forms and a broad palette of references to draw on, and can articulate subtleties in nuance and approach. Ted knows how to get strong performances and is not afraid to be bold or reach high.
—Peter Parcek, Peter Parcek 3, Boston, MA
Here at Conqueroo, we place a high value on written materials. We have an in-house editor who came to us from an alt-weekly newspaper. But our editor has very little to do when Ted Drozdowski writes one of our uni-documents — which is what we call our bio/press release hybrids. Ted knows music from the vantage point of both a musician and journalist. He expertly extracts the news kernel and potential appeal of an album. And in many cases, artists have told me he’s properly put into words their vision for their album. I call on Ted whenever I need great written materials.
And if you’ve never seen him wail on guitar with his band, Ted Drozdowski’s Scissormen, I recommend him in that role as well!
—Cary Baker, Owner, Conqueroo, Los Angeles, CA
Well before our new album was ready, I knew I wanted Ted to oversee our CD release campaign. As a writer, producer, musician, and fan, Ted has been deeply involved in all aspects of the music industry. His insights are therefore unique and unparalleled. He understands the nuts and bolts while keeping his eye on the larger strategic goals. The best decision we ever made was putting Ted in charge of the campaign. The results he obtained for us on our debut album far exceeded our highest expectations.
—Bill Hammer, Pork Chop Willie, NYC
Getting to work with Laurie Hoffma and Ted Drozdowski is something I always look forward to whenever a project comes our way. Laurie’s organizational, creative, and research talents combine with Ted’s journalistic, management, and musical savvy to provide a unique and effective resource to help navigate today’s competitive waters. No cookie-cutter approach for them! Kudos on their new venture, Locomotive, which will provide outstanding service and be a boon for their clients.
—Sue Havlish, Big Sister Productions, BigSisterProductions.com, Nashville, TN
Ted and Laurie don't just talk the talk, they've walked the walk for years! They combine their extensive experience as working artists with a can-do and get-it-done attitude that make them an invaluable resource for artists and performers, both veterans of the business and emerging creative types! I can't recommend them highly enough!
—Alan Brickman, Brickman Nonprofit Solutions, New Orleans, LA