Agent Jamie Adler- The Importance of Taking Risks and Helping Others

Jamie Adler has become a powerful force in the Hip-Hop world, but it wasn’t always that way. Born into a rock n’ roll family as the younger brother of Guns n’ Roses co-founder and original drummer Steven Adler, Jamie initially utilized his family connections to secure a position as a rock agent. Jamie went onto work with rockers Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, Motorhead, and Danzig, and eventually R&B and Hip-Hop artists Tyrese, Bobby Brown, Ol Dirty Bastard, and Guru from Gangstarr. Adler is perhaps best known for his long running position as agent/manager for the legendary Bone Thugs-n-Harmony and DJ Quik, and agent for Dennis Quaid & The Sharks.

In this episode, Jamie balances unbelievable stories with the expert advice of an agent who has been around the music business since he can remember. We discuss everything from working with stars to career advancement to drug addiction to taking risks to being the person your friends can rely on. Jamie has a great heart and it really shines through in this episode. He’s helped me tremendously in my career, and he offers advice that is invaluable to anyone searching for happiness, success, and life balance. I HIGHLY recommend this one!

Show Notes:

2:09 The time Jamie was kidnapped by a man he thought was the manager of The Rolling Stones
16:09 Adler always told his friends growing up that he was going to manager Bone Thugs-n-Harmony (which he ended up doing)
23:33 Motorhead’s manager concocted a brilliant plan to get Jamie a job at the Agency Group
29:33 How to find that perfect balance between being persistent and not annoying
37:49 If you’re the smartest person in the room, run!
38:38 How Jamie recovered from a rock bottom moment
44:53 The moment Jamie stopped relying on friends and became the person his friends could rely on
47:36 How soliciting Bone Thugs-n-Harmony without permission led to our great working relationship
50:43 Agents should be working together instead of being selfish
Health is wealth
56:53 Jamie prides himself on telling people what they need to hear instead of what they want to hear
59:18 The importance of taking risks
1:00:28 Some of the richest people are the most miserable
1:01:47 Build your own identity and find your own success
1:02:01 Don’t judge yourself against others

Check out this episode!

Scarface Unplugged

Adler Music Group + Focused Noise Present…
Scarface Unplugged
Upcoming Dates:
November 25- Atlanta, GA- The Loft
November 26- Asheville, NC- Orange Peel
November 27- Baltimore, MD- Baltimore Soundstage
November 29- Boston, MA- Brighton Music Hall
November 30- Philadelphia, PA- Voltage Lounge
December 1- Pittsburgh, PA- Spirit Hall
December 2- Reading, PA- Reverb
December 5- Detroit, MI- El Club
December 6- Cleveland, OH- Grog Shop
December 7- Kalamazoo, MI- Bell’s Brewery
December 8- Chicago, IL- Portage Theater
December 9- Lincoln, NE- Bourbon Theatre
December 10- Denver, CO- Summit Music Hall
December 12- Dallas, TX- Gas Monkey
December 21- Oakland, CA- Yoshi’s
December 22- Orangevale, CA- The Boardwalk
December 23- Long Beach, CA- The Gaslamp
Scarface Unplugged Tour

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony Hurricane Harvey Benefit + Upcoming Tour Dates

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony Hurricane Harvey Benefit Show in Houston

Upcoming Bone Thugs-n-Harmony Tour Dates:

9/26 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
9/27 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theater
9/28 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
9/29 – Richmond, VA – The National
9/30 – Reno, NV – Lex Nightclub
10/4 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar (Benefit Concert)
10/5 – Joliet, IL – The Forge
10/6 – Las Vegas, NV – The Platform
10/13 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo
10/14 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
10/22 – Berkeley, CA – UC Theater
11/10 – Boston, MA – Art of Rap
11/12 – San Bernardino, CA – High Times
11/16 -Columbia, SC – Music Farm
11/17 – Savannah, GA – Savannah Civic Center
11/18 – Chicago, IL – Arie Crown Theater
11/24 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva
11/25 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
12/1 – Los Angeles, CA – Microsoft Theater
12/2 – Park City, UT – Park City Live
12/7 – Petaluma, CA – Mystic Theatre
12/8 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
12/9 – Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
12/14 – Lincoln, NE  – Bourbon Theater
12/15 – Denver, CO – The Fillmore Auditorium
12/16 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
12/17 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theater
12/22 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
12/23 – Rosemont, IL – Donald E Stephens Convention Center

Rakim On Tour

The God MC kicks off his 2017 solo tour on September 14th. Catch the legendary Rakim on a select run through the Midwest and West Coast. More dates TBA soon!

  • September 14 – Urbana, IL (Canopy Club)
  • September 15 – Milwaukee, WI (Turner Hall Ballroom)
  • September 16 – Omaha, NE (New Generation Music Festival)
  • September 17 – Kansas City, MO (Riot Room)
  • September 23 – Fresno, CA (Strummer’s)
  • September 24 – San Diego, CA (House of Blues)
  • September 25 – Los Angeles, CA (The Regent Theater)
  • September 27 – Ventura, CA (Majestic Ventura Theater)
  • September 28 – Sacramento, CA (Harlow’s)
  • September 29 – Oakland, CA (New Parish)
  • September 30  – Eugene, OR (Lane Events Center)
  • October 1 – Portland, OR (Wonder Ballroom)
  • October 3  – Las Vegas, NV (Vinyl)
  • October 4  – Tempe, AZ (The Marquee)
  • October 6 – Oklahoma City, OK (Tower Theatre)

Brought to you by Focused Noise and Adler Music Group.