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mood indigo

mood indigo entertainment is an Artist Management company that specializes in Artist, Career, & Legacy Development.

mood indigo entertainment's office is at 319 West 134th Street, Ste. 5W, New York, NY 10030. Phone: (917) 301-7528

current active artist management clients:  Ben Arthur (sonaBlast!), KaiL Baxley (Forty Below), Tai Burnett (earmovies), Antje Duvekot (Dandelion), The Howlin' Brothers (Readymade), If Birds Could Fly, LIRA (Otarel), and Amy Speace (Wind Bone).

current product management client:  Paul Kelly (Gawd Aggie/CEN) in North America

currently consulting:  The Grahams (Walrus/CEN)


Past mood indigo artist management clients include: Spain (Glitterhouse), THE CHAPIN SISTERS (Lake Bottom), Zoë Keating (020202), Carrie Rodriguez (Ninth Street Opus), Kaiser Cartel (Daniel Records), Patty Hurst Shifter (pants on fire), Michelle Shocked (Mighty Sound), Ben Taylor (Iris), Rodney Crowell (Sony Nashville), aqualung (Slightly Bigger/Columbia), Alejandro Escovedo, Catie Curtis (Guardian/EMI), and the subdudes (High Street). While working for other mgmt. companies (Mike Robertson Mgmt. & Vector Mgmt.), artists' managed included: The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (Rising Tide), Kris Tyler (Rising Tide), the subdudes, and Joe Ely (MCA Nashville). In 2009-2010 Porter worked for Sony International in their SIN division. Projects he worked on included: Boom Boom Satellites, Kate Miller-Heidke, Krokus, NEeMA, and 7 Worlds Collide. In 2007-2008 Porter was doing marketing and artist development for bluhammock music whose artists include: Cary Brothers, Jim Boggia, KaiserCartel, Kristoffer Ragnstam, sOuth, Swati, The Break & Repair Method, Val Emmich, and Virginia Coalition. Prior to bluhammock, he consulted Velour Music on Sonya Kitchell (Hear/Velour) Porter was also the head of marketing at RED Ink and product managed projects by: aqualung (Slightly Bigger/Columbia), Los Lonely Boys (Or/Epic), Switchfoot (Columbia), Ari Hest (Columbia), Sigur Ros (PIAS), Aimee Mann (Super Ego), and others. While at Vector Mgmt., he oversaw the day-to-day activities for Foster & Lloyd (RCA Nashville), Guy Clark (Asylum), Nanci Griffith (Elektra), Lyle Lovett (Curb/MCA) and others. Porter has also worked at KOCH Records (Sr. VP A&R), CBS Distribution, and MCA Distribution.

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The Howlin' Brothers - "White House Blues"

From Blue Rock Studio's 8th Birthday Showcases during SXSW 2014. © 2014 Blue Rock Studio -
Apr 3
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The Howlin Brothers - Hard Times

The Howlin Brothers perform "Hard Times" in the Washington, DC studios of WAMU's Bluegrass Country. "Hard Times" is one of the new songs on TROUBLE, the bands' new album coming May 13th.
Apr 2
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The most important thing that I do: Amy Speace's #GetCovered Story

Enroll today at "Having this new coverage, I don't feel like I'm walking on eggshells with my health so much." Thanks to the Affor...
Feb 26
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Dec 16, 2013
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"Thanks for including Amy Speace's "How To Sleep In A Stormy Boat" in your year end list..."
Dec 15, 2013
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"You represent some great people, John! "
Dec 14, 2013
John Porter commented on No Depression's blog post 'ND Year-End Readers' Poll: What Are Your Ten Favorite Albums of 2013?'
"The Big Bright - I Slept Thru The 80's The Chapin Sisters - A Date With The Every Brothers Guy Clark - My Favorite Picture Of You Lloyd Cole - Standards Neil Finn & Paul Kelly - Going Your Way The Howlin' Brothers - HOWL Sarah Jarosz -…"
Dec 7, 2013
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Folk Alley Sessions: The Howlin' Brothers - "Mama Don't You Tell Me"

The Howlin' Brothers perform "Mama Don't You Tell Me" in the Folk Alley studios in May 2013. To see and hear more from this session, visit htt...
Nov 18, 2013
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Daytrotter artwork for The Howlin' Brothers

Daytrotter artwork for The Howlin' Brothers session recorded 7.7.13 and posted 7.22.13
Jul 22, 2013
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Paul Kelly - Christmas Gravy and Mash

A mix&mash of Paul Kelly in performance over six months... We filmed Paul Kelly over a number of months and realised we could do something unique: we took al...
Dec 24, 2012
John Porter replied to Gary Schwind's discussion 'Favorite "off-the-beaten-path" singer-songwriters'
"would so depend upon my mood on any given day."
Dec 4, 2012
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HOWL album cover

The Howling Brothersdesign by Buddy Jackson
Dec 2, 2012
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Nov 28, 2012
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Howling Brothers - Gone

Howling Brothers performs "Gone" on Audiotree Live, June 28, 2012. Watch the full session and more live shows at
Nov 27, 2012
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Howling Brothers - Gone

Howling Brothers performs "Gone" on Audiotree Live, June 28, 2012. Watch the full session and more live shows at
Nov 27, 2012
John Porter replied to Gary Schwind's discussion 'Favorite "off-the-beaten-path" singer-songwriters'
"in alphabetical order (sure i missed many: Johnny Ray Allen (the subdudes) Ben Arthur KaiL Baxley Howie Beck Matraca Berg Tai Burnette Benjamin Cartel & Courtney Kaiser (Kaiser Cartel) Peter Case Lilly & Abigail Chapin (THE CHAPIN…"
Nov 27, 2012

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Second Annual "an Acoustic Cafe' evening" Tour w/Erin McKeown, Mary Gauthier, & Carrie Rodriguez

ANN ARBOR, MICH. – In its second year, the “an Acoustic Café evening” tour features the diverse talent of three critically acclaimed female singer-songwriters:  Northampton lit/pop darling and multi-instrumentalist Erin McKeown, award-winning Nashville Americana-folk artist Mary Gauthier (Feb 13-17 only) and… Continue

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