President and Founder
Erik Koral is the President and proud founder of FanManager, which was born out of Erik's passion for live music. With over 12 years of marketing experience, Erik has worked with clients such as The Black Eyed Peas, Shakira, Depeche Mode, Columbia Pictures, MNET TV, Phish, 2NE1, The Doors, Janis Joplin, and many others. Erik was a college tennis player, enjoys hiking, travel, industry zines, and keeping tuned in to tech blogs and other web innovations. His passion and devotion to FanManager keeps him in the forefront of a business with exciting new developments and major changes in the future.
Erik’s Current favorite Music : Phish, Radiohead, Of Monsters and Men, Wilco, Jason Isbell, The Mother Hips, The Barr Brothers, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Sigur Ros, The Avett Brothers, Bon Iver, Mark Kozelek, and Mumford & Sons
As a long standing advocate for "true fan" evangelists, I have been a part of FanManager since 2006 where I have been involved regularly on a day to day basis and helped the company evolve from it's infancy to where it stands today.
I have worked with several emerging bands and brands to major labels and fortune 500 companies with great success. I bring a level headed approach with the ability to make quick sound decisions that help grow and push a company forward on a daily basis.
My passion resides at the corner of music and technology, business / marketing strategy and helping to strive and find new business models that benefits the artist as well as commerce. This stems from 4 years as a classical guitar major in Syracuse University's Music Industry Program.
When not working, you can find me at any local basketball court shooting 3's and playing lock down defense. That's pretty much the extent of my skills, but i do them well.