Fascination Beat

Hosted by Joe Kelley LIVE every Thursday at 4:00pm

Fascination Beat is a weekly show where music industry veteran Joe Kelley dives deep with your favorite bands, tastemakers, music industry disrupters, and some of his closest friends. Join Joe as he unravels captivating stories, uncovers behind-the-scenes insights, and explores the vibrant pulse of the music world. Whether you're a die-hard music fan or just love a good story, Fascination Beat is your go-to destination for all things music in NYC and beyond.

About Joe Kelley

Joe Kelley is a seasoned music industry professional with over a decade of experience in artist relations, booking, and concert and content production. Since 2010, Joe has been actively involved in the music scene, making significant contributions to the industry.

Joe's passion for promoting talented artists led him to manage the internationally renowned online performance platform, BalconyTV, in New York. During his tenure, he played a key role in discovering and showcasing emerging artists, helping them gain exposure to a global audience.

With a strong focus on fostering talent, Joe joined Billboard as the head of artist relations. In this influential position, he oversaw most of Billboard's artist bookings across all departments, showcasing his extensive expertise and network within the industry. Additionally, Joe created and curated the long-running BillboardLive series, which became a highly acclaimed franchise showcasing exceptional live performances from renowned artists.

Following his success at Billboard, Joe joined Magus Entertainment to work alongside a small team as management for Duran Duran and other acts. In this role, he contributed to the production of Duran Duran's 15th studio album, Future Past, and was instrumental in coordinating a series of festival appearances and a long-awaited tour. His work with Magus Entertainment underscored his capability to manage high-profile artists and navigate the complexities of the music industry.

Joe's dedication to supporting emerging artists and nurturing the music community extends beyond his work at Billboard and Magus Entertainment. He also worked with WithOthers, where he focused on partnering artists with important non-profit organizations. Through these collaborations, Joe produced experiential events that raised funds and awareness for various local and national causes, showcasing his commitment to using music as a force for positive change.

Furthermore, Joe continues to host Industry Nights, a monthly music industry meet-up and new artist showcase in partnership with Soho House’s Ludlow location. This event provides a valuable space for networking, collaboration, and discovery within the industry, further solidifying Joe's commitment to fostering connections and promoting emerging talent.

In 2023, Joe launched BLCKJEANS MGMT, a Brooklyn-based music management and booking company focused on elevating the careers of indie, alternative, and rock artists while adding some edge to the industry. This latest venture highlights Joe's ongoing dedication to artist development and his innovative approach to music management.

Joe Kelley's extensive experience, industry expertise, and unwavering commitment to artist development, social impact, and philanthropy have established him as a respected figure in the music industry. His work at BalconyTV and Billboard showcased his talent for discovering and nurturing emerging artists, while his involvement with the Billboard Hot 100 Festival, the opportunity to ring the opening bell at the NYSE, and the creation of the BillboardLive series demonstrated his ability to curate exceptional live experiences. Through connecting artists with non-profit partnerships, producing impactful events, and hosting Industry Nights, Joe continues to make a lasting mark on the music industry and beyond.

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