So happy you stopped in for a visit. Before introductions, can I get you anything?
Little Cabin is a full-service independent record label focused on hands-on efforts with our artists. Simple. Complete. Assured. Trustworthy. Our label works closely with only the best in the business, including top-of-the-line press/publicity firms, sync licensing companies, and one of the largest music, film, and video distribution companies in the world. The services we provide include A&R, radio, online, and national and international PR and press relations, production of audio and visual content, publishing, social media marketing expertise, and global distribution to hundreds of digital and mobile outlets.
Ok. That’s cool Now a little about this lady on the right. It’s me. I started in the entertainment business in my early 20’s in Minneapolis, I began my career managing models and talent for Elite Model Management. It’s an unusual story. It was suggested to me that I give modeling a try while I was still in college. This was the early ‘80s. I was studying psycho-sociology and urban studies so I thought it was an appropriate transition. So I gave it a go. As I was working the runway, however, I realized I would rather do the choreography, the production, the client management, and direction, instead of being out there myself. At the infamous First Avenue Nightclub on Hennepin Avenue I began doing just that. Those Friday nights were special. Prince, Morris Day, Jerome, Wendy and Lisa… man, those after-parties were great.
So at about eight years in, I believe I had about 500 talents I managed, out of three different facilities in the Twin Cities. I am a pretty brain-integrated being, so doing the policy and procedure, developing administrative and human resource programs, hiring and training, booking, producing… all of these things satisfied my left brain. And the creative direction, artist development, asset creation and presentation, and client relations all gave my right brain the satisfaction of doing something cool. And my heart beat stronger when I was doing these things for someone whom I cared about; a talent that had the guts and potential, but not the where-with-all. I wanted to help these fabulous actors and models learn to sparkle.
I married by college sweetheart and when he was transferred I had a big decision to make about my career. Luckily for me, John Casablancas found in me the talents to help him grow his agencies nation-wide, so as I followed my husband, I was able to continue in the business, traveling to those agencies that needed a little direction, or a little nudge in the right direction anyway. So I traveled for a few years doing that, getting these different facilities up to par. It was a great gig, but I missed the one-on-one with the talents, which was my initial impetus to get in the business to begin with. At that point I had investors in place and even a place in place, and I was going to start my own in Chicago.
Then I got pregnant.
During the beginning of those long years of raising three children, I continued in the entertainment business, But I knew that my kids came first. So there went the idea of striking out on my own. I stopped working for Elite. I started working locally, here in Chicago, with numerous start-ups, developing business models and P&P, doing the hiring, training, administrative support… these types of skills that basically transfer to any business. But raising my kids still came first.
Some of the great opportunities that presented themselves to me during that time included working on a community and fundraising level, writing, directing & producing live stage shows, and I became involved in the development and pre-production of films and projects, including live music events for Oneness World Beat Music, Sundance Film Festival in association with PBS, Mountain Jam Music Festival, as well as World Peace One, and The Shift, And as the kids grew older, I grew bolder and began working as a Life Coach (yeah, I am a spirit-walker). I loved working one-on-one again with people. Setting them on a path of their desiring, helping them through issues of self-esteem, happiness, job satisfaction, medical issues, and spiritual development. And as the kids grew older, so did I.
So Silberman Productions grew out of that. I started the imprint Little Cabin Entertainment. I re-established old friendships and networks and established new ones. I feel fortunate to be working with the caliber of professionals to whom I am so grateful. I am so proud of my artists, and continue to cultivate new artists and new relationships. And I want yours to be one of them.
We at Little Cabin believe that music is the only universal language, and strive to connect our listeners to the music that speaks to us. Through our multiple contacts within the wide expanse of the expanse of the entertainment industry, we can give you personalized, interactive support. We would love to welcome you to the family!
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