Episode 35

Published on:

18th Aug 2020

The Five Tenets, with Eddy Sato

Eddy Sato has known he needed to be part of the show since his mother took him to see KISS in 1979. Since learning the ropes as a member of the University of Southern California's Program Board, Eddy has worked in concert production from multiple angles to fully develop a "win-win" approach to production. He has served as a Touring Carpenter for Stevie Nicks and David Bowie and has worked as a touring Production Manager for M.I.A, Japanese mega-act B’z and the inaugural Oddball Comedy Festival tour. He has worked on the Venue side as the Crew Chief at the Wiltern Theater and as the Director of Production for the Los Angeles Forum. He has also worked as a Production Rep, Stage Manager and Site Supervisor for LiveNation at multiple events across Southern California, Las Vegas and Hawaii. His freelance history includes positions for Goldenvoice, HARD events & Holy Ship, SAS Productions, and NComppass International. Currently, he works as the Director of Production for Redrock Entertainment Services, a LiveNation Global Projects company. In our discussion with Eddy we talk about his five tenets of show business, the value of the perspective that come with working multiple roles, and the advice he took to heart along the road.

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About the Podcast

Hustle Like U Broke
A Balanced Look from Behind the Scenes, Celebrating the Working-Class Heroes of the Concert Industry
Matthew Walt, Kyle Hamilton, Christine Dallas, and Chris Lee tell their stories from the trenches of the live entertainment world. With over 80 combined years of experience, working with a wide range of A-list artists - including Kendrick Lamar, Stevie Wonder, JLo, Rihanna, Jay Z, Drake, Mac Miller and more - these concert veterans share their unique perspectives on surviving and thriving in the music world. Joining them each week are the people that make the shows happen – the working-class heroes - including production vendors, touring and production managers, engineers and techs, MDs, stylists and backstage managers, bus drivers, tour accountants, travel agents and many more.