Mike Ziemer is most known for his 13+ years of promoting concerts across the state of Texas both in venues and on a festival scale. In 2015, Ziemer moved from Dallas, TX to Los Angeles, CA to expand his business. Currently Third String Productions produces events in California, Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska.
Ziemer’s biggest accomplishment is his flagship festival So What?! Music Festival (formerly known as South By So What?!), which will enter it’s 10th year in 2017. Ziemer is also the creator of Unsilent Night Music Festival. As a promoter, Ziemer has booked everyone from A Day To Remember, Sleeping With Sirens, All Time Low, Underoath, Pierce The Veil, Taking Back Sunday and The Used to G-Eazy, RiFF RAFF, Steve Aoki, and more!
Aside from promoting, Ziemer also runs an artist management company called Evolve Management, a record label called Third String Records, and is also the founder of a highly successful marketing company by the name of Z Interactive that he sold in 2010. Before selling the company, Ziemer worked with several high profile clients including Coca-Cola, Live Nation, AEG, The MG Herring Group, On The Border Mexican Cantina & Grill, and Bowers & Wilkins.
In 2016, Ziemer debuted the IMI Conference in Los Angeles, CA. The conference was attended by over 75 established members of the music industry and 50+ students and young members of the music industry. Ziemer plans to expand the IMI Conference to new states in 2017/2018.
Ziemer’s latest venture, Band Engage, is a branding and lifestyle marketing company with a focus on helping artists grow their fanbase, place their music, and partner with brands. His team is composed of artists, graphic designers, video directors, content creators, web developers, and social media gurus. The company relaunched in February 2017, was originally founded in June 2011.
Ziemer has been featured on the cover of Business Week Magazine as well as inside of Alternative Press, Substream Magazine, Dallas Observer, and more.
For more information about any of the above, feel free to contact Mike Ziemer.