“Performers and songwriters can only benefit from Entertainment Business
Consultants, Music Industry Consultants and Music Business Advisors who
have had their own success in the Music and Entertainment Industry.
Music Industry Seminars, Music Business Advice and Education mean very
little unless they are taught by individuals who have actually been in the
trenches and who have succeeded.”
Eric T. Schabacker
Consultant Eric T. Schabacker
Advantage Music Business Consultants, LLC is the brainchild of Eric T. Schabacker. As a record producer, recording engineer, songwriter, music publisher and booking agent, his unique prospective of the successes and failures of thousands of Bands, Single Artists and Songwriters provides a wealth of information for those wanting to gain a foothold in what has become an increasingly complex business environment.
Your consultation will be a one on one in person or telephone meeting with Eric and will cover any of the subjects outlined on our Services Page. Please familiarize yourself with Eric’s background below and see for yourself the enormous experience he has gathered over the years. If you feel your music career would benefit from talking with Eric about your dreams and ambitions, then simply contact us for an appointment. What better way is there to get ahead in the Music Industry or Entertainment Business than talking with someone who has been there and who is still entrenched in the trade?
- 1960 – Present
Recording Studio owner, Recording Engineer, Record Producer. See www.winterwoodstudios.com for recent and past history as well as credits. His work includes involvement in more than 100 Gold and Multi Platinum album projects world wide as well as a Grammy award winning album.
- 1960 – 1962
Produced and recorded three albums for distribution and sale during last two years of high school.
- 1962 – 1965
Founder and President of Tener Enterprises, Inc., a New York Corporation which was the home of three Independent Record Labels: Tener, Hype and Immunity Records.
- 1962 – 1966
Songwriter in Florida. Wrote for The Starfires, Little Willie And The Adolescents & Custard’s Last Band.
- 1962 – 1968
Student at Rollins College in Orlando, Florida culminating in BS and MED degrees with a specialization in Supervision and Administration.
- 1963 – Present
BMI affiliated writer.
Founder and owner of Schabraf Music Publishing, a BMI affiliate.
- 1962 – 1965
Founded "The Starfires" which played throughout Florida and at the New York World's Fair. Self produced the Album, "The Starfires Play."
- 1965 – 1967
Formed and performed with the band, “Little Willie And The Adolescents” which regularly toured Florida and the southeast. Self recorded, published, released, distributed and sold two charted record releases.
- 1964 – 1976
Founder and President of Bee Jay Booking Agency, Inc. Bee Jay become the largest and best known Booking Agency within the State of Florida before being sold and is still in business today under a new name and management.
Founder and President of Bee Jay Recording Studios. The corporate name was legally changed to Bee Jay Booking Agency and Recording Studios, Inc.
- 1966 – 1968
Founded a Concert Promotion business that promoted hit bands such as Jimmy Page and the Yardbirds.
Completed University of Miami’s Music Copyright Program.
- 1972 – 1974
Co-founder of The Southern Progressive Radio Network specializing in hour long, live broadcasts throughout Florida of charted progressive acts. Broadcasts including Emmylou Harris, Atlanta Rhythm Section and Randy Newman emanated from the Bee Jay Recording Studios.
- 1975 – 1976
Founder and host of “Artists Alive” radio show broadcast on 125 radio stations across the United States.
- 1976 – 1977
Southeast Regional Director of the Fellowship of Contemporary
Christian Ministries. Members included the likes of Petra, Phil Keaggy and Glad.
- 1977 – 1984
Founder and President of The Southern Recording Association, Inc. The association promoted recording in the southern United States and hosted numerous Music Business Seminars through out the region.
- 1977 – Present
Accepted numerous Gold and Platinum Album Awards, a Grammy and numerous other awards for contributions to a multitude of projects. See the “Credits” page at www.winterwoodstudios.com for details.
Accepted first Gold / Platinum Album Award for “Baldry’s Out” in Canada.
Recipient of Country Beat Magazine’s Studio of the Year Award.
- 1978 – 1980
Host of “The Alternative” radio show on WDIZ in Orlando with coast to coast FM coverage. WDIZ was the #1 rated Orlando Radio Station at the time. The Alternative was the #1 show in Central Florida during its time slot according to Arbitron.
- 1979 – 1980
Charter Founding Member of S.P.A.R.S – The Society of Professional Recording Studios.
- 1980 – 1981
Helped establish Full Sail Recording Workshop, its curriculum and teaching staff which was originally taught at Bee Jay Recording Studios by the Bee Jay Staff. Full Sail's present name is Full Sail University.
- 1981 – 1983
Wrote all songs & produced Xavier album project featuring Gregg X. Volz from the group “Petra.”
- 1984 – 1993
Founder and President of “My Sediments Exactly, Inc.”
Sold Bee Jay Recording Studios. Maintained Schabraf Publishing, BMI.
- 1987 – 1992
Successfully passed all requirements for Novice, Technician, General, Advanced and Extra Class FCC Radio Licenses.
Passed nine of a ten part Florida Sommelier Exam.
Sold tangible assets and future holdings of My Sediments Exactly, Inc at New York’s Sotheby’s Auction.
- 1998 – Present
Founded Winterwood Recording Studios.
Recipient of two Unisong Certificates of Achievement.
Recipient of John Lennon Songwriting Contest Runner Up Award.
- 1999 – Present
Songwriter specializing in Pop Rock and Modern Country.
Recipient of twenty-five Billboard Song Contest Honorable Mention Awards.
- 2001 – Present
Recipient of eight John Lennon Songwriting Contest Honorable Mention Awards.
Recipient of three U.S.A Songwriting Competition Finalist Awards.
Organizer, emcee and guest speaker at the Northwest Arkansas Music Business Seminar.
- 2005 – Present
Founder of Nashville Song Evaluation, LLC.
- 2006 – 2007
Recipient of Certificate of Specialization In Music Business from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. (One year Music Business Study Program)
Organizer and Instructor at the Greater Arkansas Music Business Seminar.
- 2007 – Present
Founder and owner of Advantage Music Business Consultants, LLC.
Wrote three songs appearing on an album by One Night Stand (Colt Records)
- 2008 – Present
Recorded Jimmy Thackery's "Inside Tracks" which entered the Billboard national charts in the #10 position.
Eric T. Schabacker is available for private Music Business Consultation over the phone or in person. If your music career has stalled out and you want a surefire way of moving ahead, check out our Services Page to see what we offer and then make the most important contact of your career.