Great entertainment PR takes more than time: it takes attentive listening to our clients, captivating conversation with journalists, formidable writing abilities, relentless follow-through, and dedication to working as hard as you do, whether you’re performing and recording music, writing books, creating videos, developing products, producing shows, or touring throughout the world.
This is what you want us to do. Waldmania! does it with style.
© 2015 Waldmania PR
Elizabeth Waldman Frazier, President
Through more than 25 years of experience in media relations, Elizabeth has developed a creative approach that is born of both the art and the craft of publicity. Armed with solid industry knowledge and a vast network of contacts, she arrives at solutions based on a delicate interplay of the intuitive and the tried and true. At the heart of this highly personalized approach are her skills as a good listener and her artistic vision.
Elizabeth earned a B.A. in Theatre and Dance, studied drama in Ireland, appeared in Chicago Off-Loop theatre productions, and acted in nationally syndicated radio plays produced by National Radio Theatre. While at NRT, she moved into production work, research, script writing, grant writing, editing, and publicity. She later returned to Ireland, earning a certificate at the Yeats International Summer School in Sligo. She considers her accomplishments as an artist the foundation of her approach to working with others.
Waldmania! today represents a natural and happy evolution from Elizabeth’s previous activities and experiences, which also included positions in media relations at WFMT-FM (Chicago’s fine arts radio station) and the station’s sister company, Chicago magazine, the Ravinia Festival, the Oregon Bach Festival, and the Chamber Music Series at the University of Oregon. For a period of time, Elizabeth presided over her own concert artists’ management, with a roster of classical and jazz musicians.
Elizabeth’s media placements in print, broadcast, and online include People, USA Today, USA Weekend, Time, Newsweek, The Today Show, Live with Regis and Kelly, Reuters TV, NPR’s ‘All Things Considered,’ Huffington Post, Associated Press, Entertainment Weekly, Us Weekly, The New York Times, New York Daily News, New York Post, Newsday, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, L.A. Daily News, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Dallas Morning News, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Detroit Free Press, Philadelphia Inquirer, Baltimore Sun, Houston Chronicle, Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, The Star-Ledger, Christian Science Monitor, Atlanta Journal Constitution, San Jose Mercury News, Seattle Times, New York Magazine, Variety, Entrepreneur, Business Week, Southwest Airlines Spirit, Alaska Airlines Magazine, US Airways Magazine, Chatelaine, Parents Magazine, KIWI Magazine, Scholastic Parent and Child, FamilyFun, American Baby, Fit Pregnancy, Pregnancy & Newborn, Canadian Family, Canadian Living, New York Family, L.A. Parent, Chicago Parent, Washington Parent, Cool Mom Picks, Red Tricycle, Apartment Therapy, POPSugar Moms, The Bump, School Library Journal, Booklist, Teaching Music, and many more.
Richard Frazier, Music Associate
Richard Frazier’s experiences as a performer and conductor reflect an eclectic mix of classical, jazz, popular, and folk music in settings as diverse as the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and the Houston Astrodome. As an educator he has taught music in a variety of public and private situations at the elementary, secondary, music conservatory, college and university undergraduate and graduate levels. In workshops, clinics, and master classes he has worked with musicians ranging from kindergarten to retirement age. His work as a writer has been widely distributed and has received exceptional recognition.
Richard was a founding member of Chicago Chamber Brass and toured internationally as tubist with CCB for more than fifteen years, recording several highly acclaimed albums along the way. He is also a performer on all of the orchestral stringed instruments, and he is currently a member of the bass section in San Francisco’s Symphony Parnassus. He teaches private music lessons to a host of individual students ranging in age from five to sixty-five.
Richard Frazier has appeared throughout the country as a conductor, adjudicator, clinician, coach, and performer. His former students number in the thousands and enjoy vital, music-filled lives performing in community orchestras and bands, chamber music groups, military ensembles, and professional orchestras, including the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.
© 2015 Waldmania PR
I love working with Elizabeth Waldman Frazier!
I am so thrilled that Elizabeth has become an integral part of my team at Two Tomatoes Records. She is clever, interested, detailed, prompt, creative, efficient and always professional. On top of all that, she gets results. I have been continually busy with interviews, appearances and other PR opportunities since the day we began working together. I’m proud to be working with you, Elizabeth!
- Laurie Berkner
The campaign has been a triumph
The compendium of press quotes you sent is Mighty. Only now can I bask in the warm glow from this totality of affirming and encouraging words, which you have drawn forth with your dedicated work. For me the campaign has been a triumph. I’m deeply grateful.
- Seven-time Grammy winner Paul Winter
You are the best marketing investment I’ve ever made in my music!
My sincere thanks for all the wonderful work you did in promoting this album and helping it to reach a wider audience. You are the best marketing investment I’ve ever made in my music!
- Two-time JUNO Award-winning jazz vocalist Diana Panton
No one is as good as Elizabeth Waldman Frazier …
For both value and peace-of-mind, no one is as good as Elizabeth Waldman Frazier. Yes, it’s just her, but she’ll do 20 times the work of the could-care-less paper-pushers at some huge, expensive firm. The moment she’s on the job, my stress melts away. I know Milkshake is in the best hands.
- Lisa Mathews/Milkshake
SOCKO, Elizabeth Waldman Frazier!! …
Do you have ANY idea how few publicists are as capable and comprehensible as you? Thank you so much. I see a bunch of emails from you … I’m gonna respond to each of them now.
- Lise Avery, Executive Producer of the internationally syndicated radio show, “Anything Goes!!”
The results you got were incredible …
Thank you so much for all your hard work. It has been an amazing experience! The results you got were incredible, and working with you was a pleasure. I can’t thank you enough!!! I’m a very happy customer.
- Steve Denyes/Hullabaloo
A tenacious, hardworking, delightful, “never say never” gal.
You are the best, and long distance to boot! You are a tenacious, hardworking, delightful, “never say never” gal. I and Dear Edwina are so grateful for the time, effort, enthusiasm, and love you gave to us. Thank you, Elizabeth, ’til next time … Warmly, Daryl
- Daryl Roth/Daryl Roth Productions, producer of seven Pulitzer Prize-winning plays
I’m a Waldmaniac!
I’m a Waldmaniac! You have been amazing. Thank you for all you’ve done.
- Kevin Salem/Owner, Little Monster Records
The hardest working PR person …
Elizabeth Waldman Frazier is the hardest working PR person I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. Aside from her vast knowledge and years of experience, she truly takes a personal interest in her clients. She has opened many doors for me in all forms of media and has been invaluable in furthering my career as a writer/musician. She has longstanding relationships with her own contacts who obviously respect her judgment, as do I. She is a true professional and has given me 110 percent of her talents. Thank you, Elizabeth!
- David Weinstone/Music for Aardvarks and Other Mammals
The show was a huge success …
Thanks!!! I just wanted to say thanks so much for all your hard work. The show was a huge success. The venue was so packed people couldn’t even get in.
- Stephen Jacobs/The Dirty Sock Funtime Band
THE best, hands down …
Elizabeth is THE best, hands down. She knows her stuff, works hard to stay on top of the game, and is a joy to work with. Highly recommended to anyone who wants the best possible shot at getting their stuff in front of the eyes and ears of the industry and media types who matter.
- John Boydston/Daddy A Go Go
A joy to work with in every way.
Elizabeth is a joy to work with in every way!!! Her results are simply stellar!!! And I can’t wait to work with her again soon!!!
– Hayes Greenfield/Hayes Greenfield’s Give Me Sound!
70 media publications nationwide and counting …
I feel deep gratitude to Doctor Noize’s PR agent Elizabeth Waldman Frazier for the wonderful work she’s done promoting “Phineas McBoof Crashes the Symphony.” We’re at 70 media publications nationwide and counting, and all 70 have been glowing — due in no small part to Elizabeth’s professionalism and how she treats people. Finding a PR expert who’s a creative intellectual and truly understands the purpose and value of our project has been an unexpected pleasure.
- Cory Cullinan/Doctor Noize
All the wonderful press that has been cropping up …
We just wanted to take a moment and recognize all of the wonderful press that has been cropping up and the work you have done to tie up loose ends beyond the timeframe of our contract. Thanks for everything!
– Nick Deysher and Tracey Freitag/In The Nick of Time
She got my music exposure beyond my expectations …
Through her boundless energy and creative thinking, Elizabeth offers her clients invaluable guidance with project-specific strategies that produce unique results every time. Using her extensive network, she got my music exposure beyond my expectations. She is both a publicist and a friend!
THE top publicist for children’s musicians …
As THE top publicist for children’s musicians, Elizabeth is by far the most organized, punctual, and hardest worker on the entire planet. Having her on my team has helped bring my career to the next level, and I’m so very grateful.
- Joanie Leeds/Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights
We can’t imagine getting along without her!
Since Elizabeth has brought her amazing energy and enthusiasm to our project, we have seen the most outstanding results of her hard work. We can’t imagine getting along without her!
- Morgan Taylor/Gustafer Yellowgold
One of the biggest powerhouses in PR …
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Elizabeth Waldman Frazier. She is a pro at working with the media, delivering exactly what I need each and every time. She is one of the very few PR professionals whom I consider a friend, and look forward to speaking with, whether it’s to secure a cover story for one of her clients, or simply to catch up. Simply put, Elizabeth is a lovely person, and one of the biggest powerhouses in PR.
- Jennifer Parris, Editor-in-Chief, Celebrity Parents Magazine
Far exceeded our expectations…
Thank you so much for all your unending hard work. I can’t tell you how grateful we are for all you’ve done for us. The experience we had working with you far exceeded our expectations. You were already helping us before our start date, and I’m sure I will call on you for advice/additional PR in the future. (Thanks especially for the Houghton-Mifflin licensing deal. That was huge for us and wouldn’t have happened if it weren’t for you!) You are the best!
- Adam Marshall/The Bazillions
The sensitivity of an artist in her understanding and appreciation of the music …
Elizabeth Waldman Frazier’s wonderful writing ability and tremendous marketing skills resulted in excellent and far-reaching reviews of my newest CD in the LA Times, Washington Post, and other high profile publications. More importantly, however, for me, she demonstrated the sensitivity of an artist in her understanding and appreciation of the music. She truly believes in the value and importance of the music and musicians she represents. In this commercialized and formulaic world, Elizabeth provides a genuine and honest voice for unique and beautiful work, bringing a refreshing current into the mainstream.
- Timmy Abell
Exposure in the national media we never dreamed possible …
Before meeting up with our fairy godmother, Elizabeth Waldman Frazier, The Hipwaders were merely a pair of ill-fitting rubber fishing pants. Having Waldmania! handle the publicity campaign for our album, Educated Kid, was easily the best investment our band ever made. Elizabeth Waldman Frazier, through her extensive knowledge of the business, her connections, and especially her exceptional writing style, has gained The Hipwaders not only local and regional exposure, but exposure in the national media we never dreamed possible.
- Tito Uquillas/The Hipwaders
Such a joy to work with …
Elizabeth, you are such a joy to work with. Not only that you get amazing results, but your balanced, calm, and courageous voice keeps matters on such an even and upward trajectory! Bravo! Looking forward to the chance to work with you again soon. Warmly, Stephanie
- Stephanie Rothschild, KidzLoveMusic, a division of Charles R. Rothschild Productions
Works tirelessly and gets results.
Elizabeth is the best! She works tirelessly for you and gets results. She has done an amazing job getting my music noticed and appreciated, and I would highly recommend she do the same for you!
- Jamie Broza/Founder & CEO, Good Mood Records
Wonderful coverage …
Thank you for all your wonderful work! It’s been really wonderful coverage, and I appreciate your expertise so much. I certainly could not do this without you. You are a joy to work with
- Alison Faith Levy
Exceptional results …
Elizabeth Waldman Frazier is an outstanding publicist. Her dedication, integrity, and personality, coupled with an attention to detail and thorough grasp of the field have produced exceptional results in her work for the California Youth Symphony.
- Jim Hogan, Executive Director, California Youth Symphony
Definitely a cut above the rest …
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the utterly fabulous and professional job you have done this past season with the California Youth Symphony as Publicity Director. The numerous citations in the press, as well as the listings for concerts (always a chancy proposition, as we know), were always there, and your dedication to your work and to the group is an inspiration to me. You have my total support and gratitude for a job that is expertly done. Having been in the business for over 20 years now, I have worked with numerous publicity directors and assistants, and you are definitely a cut above the rest!
- Leo Eylar, Music Director/Conductor, California Youth Symphony
Andrew & Polly
Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights
Morgan Taylor/Gustafer Yellowgold
Alex & The Kaleidoscope
Bari Koral Family Rock Band
Big Bang Boom
Liz DeRoche/The Singing Lizard
Nick Deysher/In The Nick of Time
The Dirty Sock Funtime Band
Hayes Greenfield’s Jazz-A-Ma-Tazz
Dave Hamilton/Mr. Dave
Here Comes Trouble
Eric Herman and the Thunder Puppies
The Hollow Trees
Jeff & Paige
Josh & the Jamtones
Hal Leonard Corporation
Alison Faith Levy
News for Young Advocates Today
Next Decade Entertainment/Zina Goldrich & Marcy Heisler
Greg Page (the original Yellow Wiggle)
Rise Again Songbook (Annie Patterson & Peter Blood)
Rolie Polie Guacamole
Ben Rudnick and Friends
Suz Slezak (of David Wax Museum)
Nina Stone/Miss Nina
Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys
David Weinstone/Music for Aardvarks
Doni Zasloff/Mama Doni
© 2015 Waldmania PR