Lydia Liebman Promotions is a boutique public relations agency and consulting firm based in New York City with additional operations in London.
For nearly a decade, Lydia Liebman Promotions has worked with a robust roster of musical artists and entertainers, educational and cultural institutions, record labels, non-profits and production companies to captivate and engage audiences while bringing awareness to America's greatest art form and its musical cousins. Whether servicing a new release to international press and radio or filling seats in a world class venue, LLP has a proven track record of fulfilling the unique communication needs of the music industry through innovative and modern campaigns.
Originally geared toward up-and-coming musicians at Berklee College of Music, LLP has stayed true to its roots and is proud to have collaborated with hundreds of individual artists with an emphasis on those that are releasing albums independently or on boutique record labels. LLP has promoted releases on Sunnyside, OA2/Origin, Whaling City Sound, Greenleaf, ears&eyes Records, New Focus Recordings, Resonance Records, Revive Music, Woolgathering Records and Hollistic MusicWorks, among others.
Our tireless dedication coupled with our client's outstanding artistry has allowed many of our represented projects to break in the Top 10 on the Billboard and iTunes Jazz Charts as well as peak in the top 5 on the JazzWeek Radio Chart.
We are proud to represent Spanish Harlem Orchestra and their new album Anniversary, winner of Best Tropical Latin Album at the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards and Andy Milne and his new album The Seasons of Being, winner of Best Group Jazz Album at the 2019 Juno Awards.
We are proud to have represented the Baylor Project and their 2017 self-released debut "The Journey", which went on to gain two GRAMMY nominations in 2018.
Our roster includes some of the most dynamic and notable voices in jazz and other creative music. We are currently handling new releases from Brandee Younger, Ralph Peterson, Lauren Desberg, Vivian Sessoms, Sam Newsome, Eric Hofbauer, Gerry Gibbs, Michael Eaton, Natalie Cressman, Jeff Siegel, Greg Ward, Ellen Rowe, and others.
LLP proudly works within markets throughout the world to promote jazz to the widest audience possible. We are currently servicing tours throughout the United States and Europe.
We consistently secure meaningful and high-profile coverage for our clients in print, online and on air. We work regularly with local, regional, national and international media to elevate our artists' profiles and raise awareness. Visit our press reel to view our recent features - new placements are added daily!
WHAT WE DO
WHO WE ARE
President, Head Publicist
Lydia Liebman founded Lydia Liebman Promotions in 2010 while a student at Berklee College of Music and Emerson College. What began as a flyer designing business for Berklee students soon went on to become a full-fledged public relations firm marked by her first major client, the Berklee Global Jazz Institute. Since its founding, Liebman has spearheaded PR campaigns for over one hundred albums, and has promoted over 300 events. A member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), Liebman has led several GRAMMY campaigns for independent artists and helped to secure three nominations and one win. Her work as a promoter and publicist is informed by her work as a jazz radio host and musician. Read extended bio here.
UK Representative, PR Associate
After graduating with a BA (Hons) Degree in Commercial Modern Music, Niamh (pronounced Neeve) White moved from Ireland to New York City and began interning at Lydia Liebman Promotions in January 2017. Actively dedicating herself to providing the highest quality of PR services to our clients, Niamh quickly progressed into the role of publicity assistant to the founder and president of the company. As a saxophonist, Niamh works to achieve the best possible results for musicians. Thriving in creative, fast-paced environments, Niamh is now proud to launch and represent LLP on the UK market. Based in London, she is excited to expand upon LLP’s ever-growing artist roster by delving into the rich market of UK jazz artists.
Latin America Representative, PR Associate
William 'Willy' Rodriguez began working with Lydia Liebman Promotions in 2019. A native of Ponce, Puerto Rico and Rodriguez is a graduate of Berklee College of Music and received his M.S. from New England Conservatory. He is a Latin-Grammy winning drummer and percussionist with experience in jazz, Latin jazz, rock, pop and alternative music. Rodriguez is LLP's point of contact for Latin/South America, Spain and other Spanish-speaking territories.
Dylan McCarthy's bio is coming soon!
By Margie Goldsmith, Forbes Welcome to Birdland, the jazz corner of the world,” said Kurt Elling as he swung into Bob Dylan’s “A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall.” The performance was taking place in the upstairs Birdland Theatre where every wall was covered with framed photographs of jazz musicians and every seat in the house was … Read More
By Suzanne Lorge, Downbeat In a video from the 2015 International Jazz Day, filmed in Paris, clarinetist Oran Etkin and keyboardist Herbie Hancock are joking around. “I wanna say hi to all the Timbalooloo kids,” says Hancock, directly to the camera. “Thank you so much for being part of this program and thank you for … Read More
By Jack Bowers, All About Jazz As on its debut album, I Remember Bu, drummer / educator Ralph Peterson‘s Gen-Next Big Band, composed for the most part of students at Boston’s Berklee College of Music, pays tribute on Listen Up! to one of Peterson’s mentors, the late great Art Blakey, known far and wide as … Read More