“The Music Industry Isn’t Dead.
It Just Needs To Be Revisualized!
That’s Why We Invented BandTogether.”
- Dennis “The Menace” Scheyer
A “supergroup” of passionate music industry experts led by 35-year industry tastemaker Dennis “The Menace” Scheyer that creates:
The best damn video content ever and other marketing/branding essentials for bands and artists:
- Live concert footage
- In-studio (and making of the record) sessions
- The DTM Interview
- Video Press Kits (including all of the above)
- Music Videos (Conceptual and live performance)
- TV and Radio commercials
We have our own editing and audio mixing facilities and video crews that shoot WORLDWIDE in HD with color-matched pro cameras and experienced crews.
We don’t aspire to be in the
music industry, we’ve been there
for three decades!
Jesse Block has shot thousands of live shows, music videos, and VPK’s.
Richard Schenkman was a member of the original MTV production team and directed the ﬁrst rockumentary with Tom Petty.
We want to be affordable for major/indie labels and touring bands. Our complete VPK’s start at $2500.
Think of BandTogether as an ad agency for rock and roll.
We can create a full team to brand and market your music:
• Social Media • Publicity • Artist & Tour Management • Promotion • Web
Please read more about it here.
Dennis "The Menace" Scheyer:
Creative Director, Producer, Interviewer and the guy who came up with the name BandTogether.
It might be a bit "over the top" to say that DTM is one of the most qualified people on Earth to lead a company that specializes in marketing bands. And since "over the top" is the kind of work you will get from BandTogether, it suits him just fine.
His creativity and love for anything involving communication began at age four when he sang "Getting to Know You" from "The King and I" on the New York version of "Romper Room". One sight of the cameras and lights in the WNEW-TV studios and he knew his life would involve working both in front of and behind them!
While others were still playing with blocks, he'd already moved on to taking apart his parents' hi-fi and putting it back together again, and running a drive-in theatre with two 8mm movie projectors. His friends were entertained for close to two hours for 25 cents.
- For 15 years, he was President/Creative Director Scheyer/SF, the ad agency that introduced Emusic.com the first commercial MP3 download site.
- He's been and is a Radio air personality (D.J) for over 35 years currently with two shows on KUSF, San Francisco.
- During that time he has interviewed over 500 bands starting with Pete Seeger in high school and Talking Heads in 1977 and more recently Mick Jones at SXSW!
- In the past two years he produced and hosted over 30 sessions and band interviews (Video Press Kits) as Creative Director of Crystal Media Networks.
- He is currently working with several new bands as Producer/Creative Director.
- He is also the Consulting Creative Director of the Mill Valley Film Festival.
- He contributed many interviews to the "Rolling Stone Continuous History of Rock and Roll" including his favorite David Johansen who after three bottles of wine suggested that "Ted Kennedy would make a great President because of his driving ability!" He'll be glad to play it for you from the original cassette.
To see all of Dennis "The Menace's" recent interviews click here.
Jesse "Do You Know Who I Shot Last Night?" Block
Director, Producer, Historian.
Get ready. This is going to be a wild ride, not unlike the Cyclone on Coney Island.
Growing up on the twenty-three mile Island of Manhattan, Jesse Block was inspired by attending the Saturday Dress Rehearsals of the Ed Sullivan Show and witnessing the behind the scenes of the Production team.
Since then Jesse has become a noted music documentary director. Among the artists stories he’s told: John Cipollina (Quicksilver Messenger Service), Hot Tuna and Merl Saunders. His film on the Heath Brothers, "Brotherly Jazz" has played in a dozen Film Festivals. His newest film on David Bromberg and His Big Band was recorded in at the Count Basie Theater in Red Bank, New Jersey.
Jesse is equally well-known for directing and producing hundreds of live-performance videos including: Todd Rundgren, NRBQ, John Lee Hooker Carlos Santana, Ry Cooder, Carla Thomas, Otis Clay,Pop Staples, Ann Peebles The Smithereens, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Brown, Elvis Costello, David Crosby and Graham Nash, and most recently a full-length concert by Metallica for the new Marin Rock and Roll Museum!
He has been the Video Director for Monterey Jazz Festival since 2002.
Over the past three years he has worked closely with Dennis to direct and co-produce video sessions/interviews with Phoenix , We Are Scientists, Jamie Lidell, Secret Machines and more.
Richard "I Got My MTV" Schenkman
Richard and Dennis go back to 1977 when they were both founding staff members of WCDB, the college radio station at SUNY, Albany.
As Program Director Richard embraced the position with a passion that took the station's 10 watts way beyond its borders working with representatives of major record labels to stage concerts, contests, artist interviews and promotions.
After college, he became a founding member of the staff of MTV: Music Television. He was instrumental in creating the look and tone of the channel as a writer/producer in the on-air promotions department. His spots were some of most memorable ("Don't Watch That, Watch This!" "Lost Weekend with Van Halen") in the channel's history His other early promos included "Michael Jackson Weekend", Madonna, David Bowie, Police, Fleetwood Mac.
Upon leaving MTV, Schenkman formed RSVP, a NY-based production company where he produced and directed:
- Music videos for the Del Fuegos, The Force MC's, and Sheryl Crow.
- The first "rockumentary" for MTV on Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
- TV, Radio and industry videos for A&M, Atlantic, CBS Records, including the very first broadcast spots for CD's (featuring Sting, Janet Jackson, and other artists)
- Video Press Kits (although they were called "Video Byways" at the time!) for multiple artists.
In the early 90's he moved to Los Angeles to work for Playboy Entertainment, where he re-created the legendary uncensored music video program Playboy's Hot Rocks, working with record labels to help them create alternate versions of many rock and rap videos.
Today, Richard is a hard-working and multiple-award-winning indie filmmaker. His films' narratives are always music-driven, from "The Pompatus of Love," sprung from and including the hit Steve Miller song, to the highly-rated VH-1 film "A Diva's Christmas Carol" starring Vanessa Williams and featuring appearances by such artists as Chili (TLC), John Taylor (Duran Duran), Nile Rogers, and Brian McKnight.