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Meet Isaac Dominguez of Vulgar productions in San fernando valley

Today we’d like to introduce you to Isaac Dominguez.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Isaac. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I’ve been passionate about music my entire life, and back in 2015, I had joined my first band Burnet. We were a metal band in a local scene dominated by ska music. Not that we didn’t like ska, but we were clearly out of place at those gigs. So I started booking events to get my band gigs. About 2 years after my band broke up and I stopped doing events. But something was missing, I missed working with music so much. So I decided to start Vulgar Productions back up, but this time with the goal of providing local unknown artists the same opportunities that I wanted for my band

Has it been a smooth road?
It’s tough, when I first started doing this I was doing everything that needed to be done. Booking the bands, managing the schedules, booking bands, creating flyers and promotion. On the night of events, I would hire my younger brother and his friend to manage the front door. The hardest part, however, was when we didn’t break even, all the funds were coming out of my pocket and I was just a broke 20 years old. When we first started we were doing backyard shows and there was always the risk of the police shutting us down and me losing my investment. Fortunately, that is no longer an issue.

Can you give our readers some background on your music?
Vulgar Productions is a multi-media company that produces high energy Metal, Punk and Ska live shows. We dedicate ourselves to promoting underground musicians and give them the platform to showcase their talent. I’m really proud of a few things. The Vulgar Music Awards on December 2018 is definitely one, giving back to the bands that have been entertaining us felt great. We had 16 bands across two stages and an award ceremony for local musicians. This summer we also our biggest event yet, the 2nd annual vulgarfest. We had 24 bands, 2 stages and 12 hours of live music. But what I am most proud of is that The Faltering Line got signed to a record label because our shows got them noticed. As a promoter, helping them move on to bigger and better things feels so rewarding. And they have earned it, such a hard-working and passionate group of guys.

What sets us apart from other local promoters is that we don’t just cater to the already existing scene. Rather we do everything possible to draw in a new crowd and expanding our reach. We host metal shows but there’s also a video game tournament or stand up comedians in between sets. Something to draw in the crowd that wouldn’t normally go to one of these gigs

How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
The music industry is constantly changing. Ten years ago I don’t think anybody expected streaming to kill off physical copies of music. It’s a very unpredictable industry and you just gotta try and stay ahead of the curb. Or keep with the times when things do evolve. But at the end of the day, Music will always be around and there will always be music lovers.

Pricing:

  • Music Video Shoots startung at $250
  • Private Events starting at $500
  • Event vendors fee starting at $30

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Image Credit:
Daniel Alexander
Julio Vicious

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