Who we are, what we do, and why we do it:
While a journalism student, TJ Olsen and his college roommate began booking and promoting events in the New York City area under the brand TM Promotions. TM Promotions grew quickly and began presenting upwards of ten events monthly, at such well-known venues as Maxwells, the Knitting Factory, Bowery Poetry Club, Pianos, Europa and many others. Following his graduation, Olsen continued his work booking shows and events, but found his interests shifting towards artist representation.
While TM Promotions evolved, TJ spent time working at Beyond Race Magazine as the reviews editor, eventually growing into music editor and and working as an assistant account manager. In this period, TJ Olsen became famous for the phrase: “I wasn’t blown away.” When TM Promotions took on the branding of TJO Presents, the company becoming a soul proprietorship under the direction of Olsen, he made the companies goal to make journalists, talent buyers, radio personalities, and all others who come in contact with the artists represented by TJO Presents, blow away.
TJO Presents started representing a small but growing roster of artists, providing tour booking, and gradually other forms of consultation. Today TJO Presents strives to be the missing piece in each artists puzzle of success, no matter how large the hole; from booking tours, managing marketing campaigns, helping direct release plans, or building bridges to a strong network of other dedicated music industry professionals.
“It’s as simple as that really,” explains Olsen, “I believe, that by only representing quality projects, and being as particular as we are about our clients, that we’re benefiting everyone, and overall deliver a higher quality experience for people on all sides of the coin.”
And as the TJO Presents roster grows, the team grows too, most recently to include the marketing and managerial skills of Jeff Lambert- Jeff(at)tjopresents.com of Starbeat Music, as well as the diverse arrays of talent of associate consultant Jenny Jeffers-