GulbabaMusic & Artist Management is a tailor made management, booking, tour and event company based in Istanbul. It was established by Ahmetcan Tasdemir and Serhan Lokman in 2011. GulbabaMusic offers both, the entrenched artist and the emerging talent – a partnership that will develop and grow careers from all aspects.
We work as a managing and booking agency with a focus on a selected list of both local and international musicians and work closely with them to book their projects all around the world.
In our artist selection we have Psychedelic, Traditional Turkish, Experimental Rock, New Folk and Jazz Music from Turkey and the Middle Eastern area.
We book international artists and program the full line-up of various festivals in Turkey on a regular basis. We plan and execute tours and on-off concerts for our artists inTurkey , Europe, North and South America, Middle East and Mediterranean Region and India. We also represent our artists in important music expo’s like Womex, Jazz Ahead!, Babel Med and Eurosonic. GulbabaMusic is rapidly growing, becoming an all-inclusive presenter and a creative music agency for ears and souls.
Graduated from Istanbul Bilgi University with a Bachelors Degree in Management of Performing Arts, he has a long career in artist management with some of the finest jazz, traditional and rock musicians from Turkey. He also worked for the International Istanbul Jazz & Music festival, Istanbul Biennale and Pozitif Live that allowed him to obtain a more comprehensive awareness of being an artist representative and promoter.
Studied Business Administration in Galatasaray University where he organized his own music festivals with international artists. He worked for Doublemoon Records until 2010 as an artist and tour manager and worked with some of the most alternate musicians from Turkey. Since 2009, he is the manager of BaBa ZuLa, since 2014 Selda Bagcan. His long-term experience provided him exceptional knowledge about event organization, artist guidance, and tours.
#artist management & booking
Emir has a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts and Cultural Management from Istanbul Bilgi University. Since 2007, he worked at various concerts and festivals as a freelancer. In 2015 he was part of the Production Management for a Turkish Rock Music documentary. At GülbabaMusic he assists in artist care and production
#artist & project representative
Graduated from Istanbul Bilgi University with a Bachelor’s degree in business administration and double major on advertisement. She worked for concerts and festivals. She assists operations and projects coordinations of GülbabaMusic’s artists, tours and events.
#production & tour management
Cihat is studying Public Relations and Advertisement at Marmara University. Within this period, he worked as a stage technician with some Turkish alternative rock music bands. Now, he has the tour management & production position at GulbabaMusic.
#digital content management
Mehmet studied Philosophy in Middle East Technical University. He worked for TV until 2014 as a program editor and worked with some of the advertising agencies in Istanbul. In 2014, he studied digital editing in NYC. He coordinates Gülbaba Music’s websites, videos, pictures and social media.
#operation asisstant #tour management
İpek has been studying Art and Cultural Management at İstanbul Bilgi University since 2015. She has worked on several project-basis jobs related to music. Currently, she has been working as a tour manager and operation assistant in Gulbaba Music, where she started as an intern in 2018.
Want to join
We are always looking for tenacious, bright and enthusiastic people who can make contributions to our company. Drop us your CV and a few words about yourself below;
(+90) 212 244 12 01