Josh Szponar – General Manager

Soulshine Music

Josh Szponar – General Manager

Office: 813.223.9463
Fax: 813.223.4888
Email: josh@soulshinenation.com

About

Josh began his career in music with the creation of a popular music blog, fauxyourears.com, which details, reviews, and offers free downloads from a wide variety of musical genres. Through his blog he gained a deeper understanding and perspective into the minds of artists and fans alike; in turn, he developed a keen knowledge of both the music consumer and its suppliers. He was eventually approached by Tampa promoter Brokenmold Entertainment to provide reviews and concert promos for the company’s website and social media sites, as well as handling the runner and venue management responsibilities for various productions.

Josh’s experiences have led him to work with a number of talented artists, including The Hold Steady, Ra Ra Riot, Matt & Kim, Best Coast, Dr. Dog, Washed Out and many others. Most recently, Josh was asked to assist the newly rebranded Guavaween, a Halloween-centric music festival located in Tampa’s Ybor City district. He has also been associated with the Gasparilla Music Festival since its inception, acting as Social Media Director, Talent Consultant, as well as Band Manager. Josh presently acts as General Manager for Soulshine Music.

First Concert: Bush
Worst Concert: Ludacris
Best Concert: Cold War Kids with Tokyo Police Club & Delta Spirit – 2007
Favorite Artists: Yeasayer, Twin Shadow, Chromatics, Modest Mouse, The National
Favorite Song: “People as Places as People” – Modest Mouse
Favorite Album: Odd Blood – Yeasayer