Brent Hampstead kicked off his music career straight from high school, managing his first band at 17 years of age. Over the past 25 years he has remained in the entertainment business, with stints as editor of Time Off Magazine, publicist for the Seven Network, promotions manager for Sony Music, national publicity manager for Sony Music and state manager for Sony BMG.
During his twelve years under the Sony banner, Hampstead was directly instrumental in breaking such a diverse range of artists as Delta Goodrem, Macy Gray, Good Charlotte, Anastacia and the Dixie Chicks. Despite the entertainment resume, he still prefers to spend his spare time driving a small red car as quickly as possible around a racetrack.
Media Hammer provides complete publicity solutions, including the writing of press releases, the construction and execution of phone interview schedules and the placement of coverage.
We also offer a comprehensive, national mail-out service for product releases. Media Hammer can plan your media strategies, whether it is short term for a one-off event, or longer-term for a tour, a season or a career.
Whilst Media Hammerís primary publicity background is in entertainment, we are also adept at developing strategies for sport, events and small business (in regional Australia as well as capital cities), as evidenced by our current client roster
Promotion - Radio / Television Servicing
Media Hammer undertakes on behalf of artists, managers and record labels to service music to commercial radio, community radio, digital radio, free-to-air television and pay television.
Media Hammer offers a variety of packages to suit differing musical genres and markets. Please contact our office for further detail on pricing and packages.
Our company tailors media training for specific groups and individuals. Providing guidance on dealing with all forms of media, public conduct and the responsibilities that come with increased public profile is our specialty. Video recording of sessions featuring mock interviews is used as an immediate training aid and to track progress.
Media Hammer provides an on-ground artist liaison service for entertainment, leisure and sporting organisations. We can design and implement media schedules to meet your objectives or simply execute your plan, as provided to us. Professionalism, punctuality and discretion are the pillars of our Artist Relations business.
Media Services - Artist Mentoring
Media Hammer offers structured guidance for emerging musicians and bands. We tailor our services to provide marketing plans, bios, relevant industry information and contacts. This is primarily a service for young artists who are without management but is also a benefit to fledgling artist managers looking for an entree to the world of A&R, publishing, contracts and recording.