Amanda Sweet has been a marketing and public relations specialist for 20 years, with developed expertise in a variety of industries including arts and entertainment, food, and luxury goods. Since 2008, Ms. Sweet has worked as founder and president of Bucklesweet. She has held senior management positions at prestigious record labels including Telarc and Heads Up, both subsidiaries of Concord Music Group, and Atlantic Records.
At Bucklesweet, Ms. Sweet has signed and represented a diverse client roster including: opera singers Kristine Opolais, Jennifer Rowley and Lucas Meachem; PUBLIQuartet, Turtle Island Quartet; legendary rock drummer and composer Stewart Copeland; organist Cameron Carpenter; and Third Coast Percussion. Ms. Sweet has also represented major performing arts institutions including The Blues Foundation; Washington Performing Arts; University Musical Society, American Pianists Association; Steinway & Sons; Levine Music; Strathmore; and festivals such as Bravo! Vail; Virginia Arts Festival; and Women’s Voices Theater Festival.
A thought-leader and sought-after expert, Ms. Sweet is a member of the Americana Music Association, the Blues Foundation, and is a voting member of the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), home of the annual GRAMMY® Awards. She is engaged regularly to speak with students and young artists about the music business and how to develop a comprehensive promotions and media strategy. Most recently, Ms. Sweet has served as a speaker/mentor with the DeVos Institute of Arts Management, American University’s Kogod School of Business, the Manhattan School of Music, and Strathmore’s Artist-in-Residence. Ms. Sweet was named one of the Top 30 Professionals by Musical America in 2019.