“From The Drum Throne to The Office Chair “: Musician creates a go-to guidebook for touring bands By Gary S. Angelo/YoungstownRock.com
Brian Pennick, is founder of The Counter Rhythm Group, which is a Cincinnati-Ohio based radio promotion, record marketing, publicity, tour management, event promotions, and internal artist company. As an active musician, Pennick has spent almost half of his life as a touring musician, spending time touring the world in vans, planes as well as trains. From years of experience of being a hard- working touring musician, Pennick decided that he wanted to help other touring bands and musicians excel on the road and properly get their music professionally accessible to the public. This is how Pennick started The Counter Rhythm Group.
Pennick’s latest innovative development is the Musicians’ Desk Reference, which is a reference ebook for touring musicians, that consists of timelines, templates, and instructional guides designed to help the touring musician.
“Anyone who is personally familiar with me knows two things: I can be pretty longwinded and I’m am very passionate about certain things, especially the music industry. The Musicians’ Desk Reference is a great resource that allows me to help a wider number of artists who I am able to reach on a one-to-one basis. It became clear that something like this was necessary soon after I switched over from the drum throne to the office chair,” Pennick said.