• Welcome to Private Idaho’s blog. This is a place where the world of Private Idaho takes shape and you will be able to share in our vision. The name ‘Private Idaho’ was inspired by Gus Van Sant’s risk-taking cult movie ‘My Own Private Idaho.’  Choosing this name was a way of reminding myself and my team that we can take risks whilst always providing a sanctuary for our clients, partners and team as we grow and develop everyone’s careers and the business. Working in entertainment is one of the most challenging and rewarding opportunities. Every move we make at Private Idaho has purpose and strategy but also a lot of heart and joy. Nothing we do or start is ever started without thought and intention. This blog will allow us to open up a world of deeper thought, conversation and open information. This means there will be lots of posts about what we have learned over the years in business, trends we are reviewing or using or not, some behind the scenes, our influences in entertainment and in life that will touch on travel, art, lifestyle, running a family and business, balance, setting goals, people management, laughter and tips. You will hear from founder Jen Fontaine and also members of the amazing team who are brilliant people and executives.

    Welcome & enjoy ! 
    Jen Fontaine & all the team at Private Idaho 

Top Drawer: Jules Sebastian

Introducing #TopDrawer! This is a fun series where we get to talk to friends and colleagues about their work life, their must haves on their desks and what's made their careers the success that they are. We were inspired by all of us experiencing changes in our work environment this year & how we stay on top of work-life balance and the demands we all have with our jobs & technology in our lives.

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A Letter To My 25 Year Old Self (Jennifer Fontaine)

Well Jen, I never thought I would write a letter to you that would be in this way … but that’s because this Jen has learned that there are some parts of you can be buried as time ticks by (so quickly), and for someone like you my biggest message in this letter back to you is this: trust the person you are at your deepest level. Don’t let the inner you be numbed, quietened or conformed to what you think life expects of you, or how you believe you should conform to suit other people's vision of life. In your own life, stop making things harder for yourself but easier for those around you. You need to hold onto your dreams, your true spirit and ability to drive through your inner strength and focus. Just remember to not stress too much about the future, it’s all going to be okay.

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GET TO KNOW: Kristen Doyle

This management company thrives on surrounding ourselves with brilliant consultants. These creatives bring a huge part of the success to our team and clients. Everyone who consultants are amazing people at the top of their game. But, for me personally, I couldn’t possibly start this exciting new highlight of Work Wednesday without the ultimate debut of my incredible friend and someone who I admire daily for their creative passion, brilliance, uniqueness, kindness and supreme talent; the one & only Kristen Doyle aka Noodle (her company is @killanoodle).

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LIFE OF PI: A June/July Update

Ok twentytwenty, you’re trying to break us but we are still breaking new ground over here in Team Private Idaho. June and July: we are getting through you with flying-and-busy-colours! Guy’s insanely beautiful new single “Standing With You” was released on June 26th, and along with it, one of Guy’s most stunning music videos to date… yes, the rains came down on that shoot (I promise it was purely coincidence that it rained inside that studio at the exact perfect time) and along with it the freezing cold temps but the result was certainly spectacular. Seriously, we can’t contain the outpouring of messages that have come in from this beautiful song – thank you and keep sending us your notes and stories. They are our reason.

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GET TO KNOW: Lauren Stamper

I think probably kindness is my number one attribute in a human being. I’ll put it before any of the things like courage, or bravery, or generosity, or anything else …. Kindness – that simple word. To be kind – it covers everything, to my mind. If you’re kind that’s it (Roald Dahl)

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MUSIC NEEDS YOU: A Letter from Jen

I originally wrote this essay 22 days into LA lockdown on the day one of music’s greats, Bill Withers, passed away. I was delayed in writing this piece due to a family member having to re-enter treatment back in Sydney and listening to Bill’s music re-wired me, and gave me inspiration to write again. This is the power of music. And so to complete this a final time, I took the time to listen once more…

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GET TO KNOW: Rebecca Oxenbould

Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community (Anthony J. D’Angelo)

As Head of The Sebastian Foundation, Rebecca leads the way in bringing a whole lot of heart to her multifaceted role. This week has brought attention to The Sebastian Foundation supporting the launch of Open Parachute - a revolutionary in-school program to help young Australians address and accept mental health issues before they become problematic.

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INDUSTRY: The most vital social media platforms for musicians in 2020

In today’s increasingly digital world, social media has become one of the most powerful tools that an artist can use to grow their audiences and expand their careers online.

There are an abundance of different social media platforms that artists can build a presence on, but the key is to strategically choose the social media platforms that will yield the greatest results for you and your music.

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GET TO KNOW: Mandy Perry (Whitehead)

The way to achieve your success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first (Iylana Vanzant)

This Iylana quote personifies Mandy & yet probably doesn’t give her enough credit. She is truly one of the kindest, well intended, and consistent team players. Mandy has the best intentions for all the projects she works on and keeps a positive mindset and good humor at the ready to diffuse high intensity days. For me, if Mandy is quarterbacking work, you know it will be done thoroughly and as fast as possible. She is the Queen of setting up tours and is meticulous in her planning and creative approach to a unique tour run which is key in a competitive market. There are not enough adjectives or kind words to say other than, she makes every day better and I long for the time for a great catch up with Mandy each week and then a random general knowledge fact that can come at any time during the conversation!

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