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Meet Clayton Mathews and Jon Sosin of Belvedere Entertainment in Studio City

Today we’d like to introduce you to Clayton Mathews and Jon Sosin.

Clayton and Jon, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
We met nearly 15 years ago during our first year of attending Berklee College of Music and quickly became fast friends. In the years since graduating, we each pursued our own career paths as professional musicians. Jon developed himself as a session and touring guitarist and works alongside famed headliners around the world, and Clayton cultivated himself as an entrepreneur with multiple successful entertainment companies.

A few years ago, a casual conversation about working together on a project unexpectedly turned into a serious plan of creating an elite entertainment company, the result of which yielded Belvedere Entertainment. We realized our careers had complementary skillsets that when combined could make something unlike any other product out there. Our transition from friends to business partners was seamless, and we have been able to utilize our combined experiences and connections in the professional music industry to create a business that delivers an exceptional live-music experience for our clients, while simultaneously creating opportunities within our respective music communities.

Has it been a smooth road?
Building a business from the ground up comes with all sorts of challenges, often unexpected, and this was no exception. For us, the biggest challenge was figuring out the answers to these two guiding questions: How do we want to be seen? How can people find us? We wanted to create a brand that reflected the two most critical pieces to our identity:

• Our musical accomplishments and love of performing
• Our professionalism and attention to detail

For us, it was very important for people to love our digital identity as much as they love our performances. Taking something that is already very tedious, creating beautiful media and crafting it into a package, became even more challenging when you add our high expectations on top. It took an incredible number of hours troubleshooting & assembling each component of Belvedere Entertainment that people see today. The hard work was worth it to have something beautiful that we believe in and stand behind that is unlike anything else out there.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Belvedere Entertainment story. Tell us more about the business.
Belvedere Entertainment is a high-end live music entertainment company that specializes in providing incredible dance bands, DJ’s, string & jazz ensembles, and solo instrumentalists for luxury weddings and events. Aside from delivering some of the best live music in the Los Angeles area, we pride ourselves on our standards of professionalism pertaining to client-vendor communication. The client experience is very important to us.

One of the things we believe sets us apart from other businesses is our personal relationship to the professional music community at large. Through our careers, we have amassed an unparalleled roster of close friends and colleagues who have performed on the largest platforms the world has to offer with some of the most famous artists alive. We are so proud to have created a vehicle to not only keep these amazing musicians in our orbit but that it also allows us to provide a rare level of artistry and personality to our clients.

Our clients deserve entertainment that is tastefully executed by musicians with incredible skill combined with style and energy. We want every guest at the events we work to enjoy themselves as much as they would if their sole reason for being there was the music, and we feel like the level of entertainment and service we provide are indicative of what it takes for that kind of customer experience.

What quality or characteristic do you feel is most important to your success?
Consistently being able to deliver. In whatever capacity that is, it is important that our clients, the vendors we work with, and our talented team members have trust in our ability to deliver. If you start there, that mentality begins to resonate throughout all aspects of the work, regardless of the task.

For our performances, it is absolutely vital to have fun, and look great doing it. We feel that having one without the other fails to provide our clients and their guests with the best possible experience. Ultimately, our success as a company is derived from working tirelessly to ensure that our clients and our staff are receiving the level of attention they deserve. The end result for us is to create lasting memories for our clients and their guests as well as ourselves.

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