ABOUT

ABOUT

+ Born in Chicago, IL
+ Raised in Tampa, FL
+ Cultivated in New York, NY
+ Mixed in Austin, TX
+ Mastered in Los Angeles, CA
& Distributed Worldwide


Independent Artist. Entrepreneur. Creative. Friend. 

Being self-employed for a handful of years has allowed me to accrue a great wealth of knowledge, experience and diversity in my abilities. It's added a large amount of appreciation and gratuity to my life that I feel may have been missed if I was still working inside of the casket, cubicle or whatever you want to call it. 

Being able to create a sustainable living with your passions is difficult enough, but one of the perks is how much it's helped me build a considerable network of established relationships across the US and beyond. As my active portfolio became more robust, the clients also started becoming increasingly notable to the extent that I started receiving recognition as a trusted creative industry professional alongside a valuable asset to several communities, individuals and businesses alike.

I'm humbled when I look at my past, satisfied with my present and excited when I look to the future. 

My primary interest is in opportunities that are mutually beneficial and can build healthy long term relationships with good company that understands the value of maintaining conceptual integrity in whatever it is they do. 
I'm about building with dynamic individuals who move forward despite adversity and setbacks. People who know who they are, what they do, why they do it and won't stop til they get what they want.

Dedicated . Authentic . Transparent . Understanding . Patient . and Flexible.

holla@eric-spivak.com if you'd like to build
 



Event Work History:
I've been doing events for close to ten years now and have been involved at various capacities with several that I am proud to have been of service to. Whether I was managing a stage, backlining for artists, assembling merch teams, handling vendor relations, holding down vip artist entrances or running the guestlist & door. I've done almost everything you can imagine in this space and look forward to presenting large-scale productions myself in the upcoming years, while offering consulting or management services for those looking to do events.

Feel free to ask what my specific role(s) were in any of the events listed below.

LOW END THEORY FESTIVAL 
ODD FUTURE CARNIVAL
LOS ANGELES PRIDE FESTIVAL
VENICE ART CRAWL
DTLA ARTWALK
BROCCOLI CITY FEST
ROCK THE BELLS / PAID DUES
BROKECHELLA
BLOCK PARTY LA
EAGLE ROCK MUSIC FESTIVAL
POW FEST 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
THE FLYBALL
40 OZ BOUNCE LA
SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST
AUSTIN CITY LIMITS
HOT IMPORT NIGHTS
DISCO DINING CLUB ANNIVERSARY
DANTE'S FRIED CHICKEN LA POP-UP
BANANAS
LA'S GOT ALOHA
BEAT HAUS NYC
SOULECTION / HW&W FAMBAM PARTY
DRIPPED FASHION SHOW & Trunk Soiree
PRIVATE LA FASHION WEEK AFTERPARTY
GRAMMY WEEKEND PARTIES
PROHIBITED NIGHTS SPEAKEASY CASINO
AND MANY MANY OTHERS...


Write-Ups & Features:
These articles are on events that I'm part of the production side and resident team (Bananas, Flyball) or my own entities (Westside Love, Under Raidar) 

Some additional Accomplishments:
- CREATED A VIRAL MARKETING CAMPAIGN GARNERING 14 MILLION IMPRESSIONS FEAT. TAYLOR SWIFT, KATY PERRY, LORDE AND DIPLO


- TAKEN PART IN OVER 500 SUCCESSFUL EVENTS SINCE 2006' MAINTAINING DIFFERENT DUTIES & ROLES IN EACH ALONGSIDE PRODUCING MY OWN, THUS BUILDING A 25,000 PERSON SUBSCRIBER LIST IN THE GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA. I'VE ALSO BUILT A 10K LIST IN AUSTIN, AND 5K IN NYC

Some of the people I've done shows with:
As you can imagine, each show has a different lineup of generally 5 performers to take up the time of 9pm til 2am. Sometimes I'd use venues with 2 rooms. Other times the event duration may be different allowing for more artists to be billed. I've always attempted to have eclectic and diverse talent that I genuinely support and appreciate at my events. I've never put on a show that I'm ashamed of or disappointed with. I put the attendees first and the talent first, the rest just magically comes together and seems to work out. Below is a list of some of the many people who've performed at shows I've put together or collaborated on, my apologies for the countless names I've left out (as this gets long) and again as to verify legitimacy I do have photos, videos, past flyers and more supporting the list.

Zackey Force Funk, YG, Andre Nickatina, Pac Div, Celph-Titled, MikeG (OFWG), Syd (The Internet) & Vince Staples, Dumbfoundead, DJ Zo!, Sahtyre, Slick Rick, Nocando, Open Mike Eagle, Intuition, MattyG, 6Blocc, Ta-Ku, Kaytranada, Elaquent, Sango, SweaterBeats, Astronautica, Kronika, Joe Kay, SamXL, Brazzabelle, Sosupersam, Esta, Kittens, Gianni Lee, DJ D-Styles, Kosha Dillz, Xzibit, Young De, Lakim, B-Real, 87 Stick-Up Kids, King Fantastic, Apathy, Ryu (StylesOfBeyond), Dibiase, Duke Westlake, Woolfy, DJ Premier, DJ Craze, Groundislava, N.A.S.A., Tiron & Ayomari, King, Depakote, Dirtraid, Taurus Scott, Swoops, Cadlack Ron, Gianni Lee, Kemst, Ash Riser, Curtiss King, Thavius Beck, DJ Nobody, Daedelus,  Noa James, Verbs, Teeko, Samiyam, Mono/Poly, The Rhyme Addicts, Losco, Amy Pham, Inka One, DJ Pound, Falcons, Steed Lord, SPRFKR, Annie Preece, Septerhed, Bisco Smith and many others... Even having occasional drop-ins and surprise special guests like Skrillex at Dark, A-Trak at BeatHaus / B&L, Kendrick Lamar at Bananas, Garrett Morris at the DTCC to name a few. 

This list could be extended further if I went into artists and events I've done artwork for such as Q-Bert, Mix Master MIke or assisted with PR campaig's like Royce & Premier's PRHYME album. Whether seeking venues for SchoolboyQ's Blank Face Release, or Def Jam artist Bibi Bourelly's society sessions, I'm always on the go and down to work with good people.

Blogs I've been attached to:
Frank151, Strictly Beats, Freestyle Madness, currently The editor-in-chief for The Beat Junkies.