About Dotted Music

Dotted Music is a full-service music marketing agency. With over a decade of experience, the Dotted Music team has served a wide range of industry players, from artists of diverse genres, to record labels, and tech companies. By offering personalized services that are tailored to each client’s needs, Dotted Music becomes an integral team member to help develop music brands.

The agency is a location-independent company, with a team made up of social media and community managers, designers, writers, and content marketers from across the globe, Dotted Music’s broad geographic reach caters to clients of different backgrounds and locations.

Some of the services provided include brand development, graphic design, content marketing, social media management, website design, public relations, consulting, and more. One of the agency’s goals is to deliver substantive results for music brands by helping them connect with real fans and engaged followers through organic growth.

The agency is at the forefront of the music industry conversation, adopting the latest digital technology to provide its clients with actionable guidance and quantitative analytics.

In parallel, the marketing agency runs numerous other ventures, notably the WeSpin Growth Training Platform and Community, as well as the Music Growth Talks podcast, which hosts various music industry professionals weekly.

The agency’s team members have also been—and regularly continue to be—guest speakers at various international music industry conferences. Moreover, Dotted Music was a finalist at the 2015 Midem international music marketing competition in Cannes, France.

Andrew Apanov | Founder, CEO

Music Growth Engineer
Andrew Apanov

Andrew Apanov is the founder of Dotted Music, which is a music industry blog and digital marketing agency for music brands. He’s also the creator of WeSpin, a growth training and community platform for artists. With over a decade of experience, he has held many other positions in music business, notably as a live events promoter, editor-in-chief of Ultimate-Guitar.com, drum & bass DJ, consultant, and blogger. Andrew hosts the biweekly Music Growth Talks podcast, interviewing guests from various fields of the music industry and he’s also been a speaker at several music conferences, such as Slush Music, by:Larm, Dancefair, Berlin Music Week, Musik & Talang, MENT, and more.

Frederic Sahyouni | Chief Operating Officer

Up On The Road

As Chief Operations Officer, Frederic handles much of Dotted Music’s administrative and financial affairs. He’s held various director and executive positions at publicly-traded companies in the resource sector, and brings in both business and editorial expertise.

With a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Frederic is also an accomplished writer and content marketer. He’s covered music festivals, interviewed multiple artists, and has written for Disc Makers, Ultimate-Guitar, Indie on the Move, and more.

Julien Saumande | Marketing Manager

To Infinity And Beyond
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Julien is one of the agency’s marketing manager. He has a Master’s degree in Music Career Management and four years working for artists and labels (!K7 Records and Strut Records), followed by experience working with music startups (Abend.net and Muriquee.com). Based in Berlin, Germany, he specializes in electronic music and pop culture. He spends his free time producing music – he loves synths, drum machines and studio gear in general. The rest of his time is spent climbing, meditating or clubbing (depending on the season and the mood). Julien is also fluent in French and German.

Nela Horníčková | Marketing Manager

“Kid, you’ll move mountains!”

Nela is a marketing manager for Dotted Music. Currently based in Prague, she completed a Master’s degree in Arts Management and adheres to a digital nomad lifestyle. Nela’s worked on production teams for various music festivals, combining her managerial background with her love for live music events. She’s also worked in other fields within the music industry, notably PR, social media management, and copywriting. Nela splits her time with big city life, traveling, skiing, hiking, cooking and singing.

Leonid ‘lgcl’ Udovenko | Graphic & Web Designer

Less Words, More Action

Leonid Udovenko (aka Logical or lgcl) is Dotted Music’s Creative Director. He’s an experienced graphic designer and graffiti artist based. Leonid began in the music scene from a young age through his mother who was a performing pianist and teacher. He first explored graffiti prior to studying graphic design in university, only to then specialize in blending both art forms. This lead to his interests and mastery in bauhaus, suprematism, geometry, typography and constructivism. His influences include an Tschichold, Kazimir Malevich, El Lissitzky, Roid, Vans The Omega, Matt W. Moore. Most of Leonid’s work now revolves around the music scene.

Jonathan Fisher | Social Media Manager & Content Creator

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Jonathan is the Social Media Manager and Content Creator at Dotted Music. Living in the beautiful city of Cape Town, he has a passion for helping startups and creatives and has a keen eye for all things visual.

Studying electronic music production and assisting with recording bands at Stellenbosch University Studios developed Jonathan’s love for all kinds of music. In his spare time, he likes to make music, eat gourmet burgers, make sounds for games and watch movies.

Anastasia ‘Lin’ Komleva | Web Designer

Photography & Design

Anastasia is the designer and developer behind Dotted Music’s web presence and numerous clients’ projects. A web and flash designer and developer by trade, Anastasia is also a photographer in her spare time.