I met Matt Keene a couple years back when he started managing one of my good friends. High of energy and appreciation of life, he is a great example of someone who has followed his passion over the years but made sure to stay true to what he valued the most. He genuinely cares about each and every single person he comes into contact with and will go the extra mile just to get to know someone's story and background. Even with suffering such a traumatic such as sudden cardiac arrest at the age of 17, he has been able to flip something so negative into a positive perspective on living each day to the best of his ability. All in all a class act and somebody who brings good into the world we live in today. Give this week's episode a listen below.
Who is Matt Keene today?
Grew up in Berlin, New Hampshire
Went to University of New Hampshire
Captain of the baseball team
Worked for Verizon - Got experience working sales
Swag Sold Separately Blog - Focused on music
Went live July 11, 2011
Put up links to ‘download’ music for visitors
Contacted a local bar at UNH and put together his first concert
Eventually led to him booking TimeFlies
Over 150 tickets were sold
“It's about making connections with the people”
The overall responsibility of being an artist manager
There to give you feedback & advice but not to do the groundwork
Artist should focus on building brand & craft
Experienced Sudden Cardiac Arrest at 17 years old
Practicing with the football team and suddenly passed out
Face of the news all the way out in LA Times & was getting asked to speak at events about the incident
Raised over $120k for his foundation
Don’t take life for granted
Be thankful to see another day when you wake up
You can be batman if you want and live a double life - it comes down to how passionate you’re
Every person has a ‘brand’ in 2016
Social media presence on all platforms
Picture frame on the wall 10 years from now, who & what do we see?
In a suit, holding a baby, with his girlfriend by his side
Ask Bobbay a question
What inspired you to get ‘the beard of all beards’?
Where is Bobby Hobert going to be in 5 years?
Where to find Matt on social media
What two/three pieces of advice would you give to someone on the pursuit of their own passion?
It's okay to say no to people