Bad Copy

Question The Answers

Question The Answers Podcast: Episode #34 – Katie Perry

Katie "Kat" Perry is infinitely cooler than Katy Perry, it's science!

Katie Perry is someone you want on your team. As a booking agent and talent buyer, Kat (as she is often referred to as) is no stranger to having to juggle multiple balls at one time while keeping her cool. As a member of the Crawlspace Booking team, she helps bands like Murphy’s Law, Kepi Ghoulie, Buster Shuffle, Days N Daze, Cock Sparrer, and even my band Tsunami Bomb to find shows and manage that process.

As a talent buyer, Kat has the job of navigating the process of booking the show, dealing with managers/booking agents and artists, handling contract negotiation, keeping track of hundreds of emails every week, which takes the patience of a saint, so St. Katie Perry it is!

During the pandemic, Kat has been a huge advocate for the work that NIVA and NITO have been doing to raise awareness for small, independent music clubs and workers in the music industry. With her job effectively going away during this time, she is thankful that we are making headway to being able to move towards having live music, but as she shares, she is still cautious as to how fast we should move.

During our episode, we discuss her role in the music scene and what drives her to do this kind of work. We dive into some of the challenges that arise as part of the process, and hopefully shed some light on what bands may want to consider when working with a booking agent. Kat also shares some of her current favorite artists to look out for, as well as her 5 Desert Island album pics.

To hear music from some of the bands mentioned on this episode, as well as our other episodes, checkout our official Spotify Playlist (and be sure to click that ‘Follow’ button).

Question The Answers Podcast is hosted by Andy Pohl, who is the founder of Sell The Heart Records and the guitar player for Tsunami Bomb. Every week we will be presenting a brand new episode featuring an individual that has made a contribution to the independent music scene in some way. Check back here on Wednesdays for a premiere of each episode, and you’ll also be able to find us on Spotify, Apple Music, Stitcher and other audio podcast streaming services in the days following the initial premiere.

Take a deep dive into the independent music scene. The Question The Answers podcast features interviews with creative people working together in the scene. Visit Website

  1. Mean Jeans
    Show Review
    Show Review

    Mean Jeans, Dirty Fences, BAD SONS, & Easy Habits at East Room in Chicago, IL

    Mean Jeans pulled Kendra out of her 'Steve Don't Party No More' funk for just one night.

  2. Record Review
    Record Review

    Western Addiction – Tremulous

    Kevin discusses Western Addiction's growth between albums and why 'Tremulous' will be on his 2017 Top 10 List.

  3. Record Review
    Record Review

    Direct Hit! – Domesplitter (Re-issue)

    What is old is new again as Kevin revisits Direct Hit's re-issue of 'Domesplitter'.

  4. Newsvideo

    Direct Hit! Debuts Video for “Snickers or Reeses”

    Guess Who's Back. Back Again...

  5. News

    Bad Cop / Bad Cop Releases Song From New Album ‘Warriors’

    Mark your calendars. Only 52 more days until Bad Cop / Bad Cop releases their new album on the world!

  6. Show Review
    Show Review

    Face To Face & Bad Cop / Bad Cop in Ventura, CA

    Face to Face, Cop two Co

  7. Show Review
    Show Review

    toyGuitar, Sweet Reaper, The Stupid Daikini, & Dimber in Pomona, CA

    Screw Vegas, I'm going to Pomona!

  8. Bad Cop / Bad Cop
    Record Review
    Record Review

    Bad Cop / Bad Cop – Warriors

    How can we not love a band that is a mere 'Y' away from our site's name?

Show Menu Close Menu Diamond Dots Tag Background Left Tag Right Tag icon-Interview Show Review Stream Tour Record Review Book Review TV Video Movie Contest Select Area