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ABOUT GULBABA

GulbabaMusic & Artist Management is a tailor made management, booking, tour and event company based in Istanbul. It was founded by Ahmetcan Tasdemir and Serhan Lokman in 2011. GulbabaMusic offers both, the established artist and the emerging talent – a partnership that will develop and grow careers from all aspects.

We work as a booking agency and focus on a selected list of both local and international musicians and work closely with them to book their projects all over 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 to various festivals in Turkey on a regular basis. We plan and execute tours and one-off concerts for our artists in Turkey , 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.

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Serhan Lokman
Co-founder & Managing Partner 

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 have a multiple approach of being an artist representative and promoter.

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Ahmetcan Taşdemir
Co-founder & Managing Partner 

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 2011, he is the manager of BaBa ZuLa. His long-term experience provided him exceptional knowledge about event organization, artist guidance and tour management.

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Gülten Bayram
Managing & Artist Coordinator

Gülten graduated from Middle East Technical University. She worked in Event companies in Ankara and executed international projects for years. She coordinates Gulbabamusic’s artists, tours and events. 

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Cansın Angı
Managing & Artist Coordinator 

Graduated from Anadolu University Bachelors Degree in Business Administation. She studied Marketing in European School of Economics in Italy 2014.  She coordinates Gülbaba Music’s artists, tours and events.

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Mehmet Sallak
Video Editor – Digital Content Manager

Studied Philosophy in Middle East Technical University. He worked for Tv until 2014 as program editor and worked with some of advertising agencies from Turkey. In 2014, he studied digital editing in NYC. He coordinates Gülbaba Music’s websites, videos, pictures and social media.

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Emir Sıvacı
Managing & Artist Assistant

Emir studying a Bachelor’s Degree in Cultural and Arts Management at Istanbul Bilgi University. Since 2007 he worked for various concerts and festivals as a freelancer. In 2015 he was part of the Production Management for a Turkish Rock Music documentary. At GulbabaMusic he assists in artist care and production.

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