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Daily Inspiration: Meet Allison Graves

Today we’d like to introduce you to Allison Graves. 

Hi Allison, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
I began working with a local Detroit tribute band called Fallen Angel – Tribute to the band Poison and began working to book shows with local venues. In order to provide the best possible service to the band and the venues, I created Wicked Lockz Management with the help of a friend in the industry. The company aims to provide a professional service to bands and venues to bring the best music possible to the metro Detroit area and beyond. My personal background has never been music-based (with a focus more on writing and literature), but this background has only helped me get more creative in my work and know how to talk to people in the business and prove the bands I work with deserve to come to the stage. 

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Out of risk of sounding cliche, nothing awesome comes easy. It can be difficult to know how to approach certain venues or know how they set up their shows in order to market bands as best as possible. Regardless, I’ve learned that research, persistence, and professionalism helps you along the way. N0t to mention believing in who you are working for! 

Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
Wicked Lockz Management is a music talent agency that brings the best bands and venues together in order to create absolutely awesome shows that will rock you out of this world! While focusing mainly on tribute bands, Wicked Lockz undertakes any form of rock group that shows passion in their music and willingness to grow and expand their craft. 

Do you have recommendations for books, apps, blogs, etc?
Honestly, talking to people in the industry is the most helpful. Nothing like experience to guide you on your path. 

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