MEDIA FIVE ENTERTAINMENT
Illuminating Five Decades Of Epic Live Music
Fifty years ago
in the midst of a new music evolution brought on by Woodstock, three Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania entrepreneurs possessing sharp senses of popular music, performance artistry and commerce developed Media Five Entertainment from a home-grown boutique entertainment company
into a worldwide respected music organization.
Initially created as a booking agency
in 1970, Media Five discovered and championed some of hardest working bands over the last 50 years. LIVE, Fuel, Breaking Benjamin, The Badlees, Johnny O and the Classic Dogs of Love, Magnum, The Sharks, Solution AD, July For Kings
and Go Go Gadget
were just some of the company's most successful clients. Over the past five decades, Media Five booked nearly 200,000 shows, worked with over 500 bands, promoted or produced over 300 concerts, and RIAA credits the company as management for over 25 million album sales by their clients.
In addition to booking and managing regional acts in the 1970s, Media Five created a sister company under the name of Extensions of Man Concerts
. Promoting hundreds of shows headlining national artists such as Billy Joel, Aerosmith, and Kiss,
Extensions of Man nurtured the relationship between performer and audiences, providing indelible one of a kind live experiences. Extensions of Man had the pleasure of working with some of the biggest names of all-time from virtually every genre of music: Daryl Hall and John Oates, Fanny, Duke Ellington, Steve Miller Band, Sam and Dave, The New York Dolls, The Trammps, ZZ Top
and scores more.
In the first two decades of the company's history, astute agents/managers learned to successfully navigate the music biz on the fly. Booking, artist development, song writing, recording, record promotion, publicity, live performance, corporate endorsement, and DIY marketing
were all creative strategies the Media Five team utilized to develop the careers of their artists from the ground up. Most strikingly, under Media Five's guidance, Pennsylvania bands LIVE
sold over 25 million records worldwide
highlighted by two #1 Billboard Top 200 Albums and over 35 #1 Singles on Billboard's
As the millennia and the Music Industry changes, Media Five Entertainment
, still under the leadership of founder David Sestak
, continues to do what it has always done: adapt
and strive to discover, develop, and celebrate diverse, talented artists
. As we enter the 2020s, Media Five Entertainment's performing artists continue to play on in the spotlight in celebration of our "Five Decades Of Epic Live Music"
Founder and President