Lucky Bird Media, recognizing that journalism and the music industry are both in the midst of rapid restructuring, aims to personally assist artists in navigating this ever-evolving world. Lucky Bird also recognizes that art is instrumental in changing perceptions and shaping our culture, though many artists with important contributions are often not heard. The diverse experience of its partners will be used to amplify the voices, vision, and passion of musicians who might otherwise be overlooked. “Lucky Bird Media is, mainly, a music publicity company,” says co-founder Daniel Zephyr Cooper. “But more than that, it's a collection of people who love, care about, and cherish music and culture and the important impact it has on all of our lives.”

Susan Hubbard
Nashville, TN

Susan, a self-described life-long band nerd and strong advocate for proper grammar, began her musical adventures at age 9 at a piano keyboard. While her heart told her to pursue music as a career, she decided that the world needed at least one more scientist; Susan then headed to North Carolina State University, where she spent most of her time in the music department. After graduation, she spent almost a whole year setting accidental fires in a chemistry lab, and decided to seek her fortune as an attorney. After graduating with a law degree from Texas A&M University School of Law, she started her practice in Tennessee.

In 2013, Susan founded alternative music blog East of 8th, followed by Americana music blog Mother Church Pew in 2015, to scratch her creative itches. In keeping with the question “What don’t you do?” which she hears on a regular basis, Susan closed her law practice in 2017 to pursue a new career in public relations and artist management in Nashville. You can engage the Southern social butterfly on Instagram at @susan_hubbard or on Twitter at @susanhhubbard.

Daniel Cooper
Brooklyn, NY

Daniel Cooper started going to music festivals when he was two months old and never really stopped. Raised by a music-obsessed mother, he tried his hand at promoting, booking, managing and everything in between (all while interning and bartending), but nothing felt as right as raving about music he loves. He was a co-founder of the Pinball Sessions, a music recording and video project outside of Toronto, and Homebase Publicity.  He went to work with Seattle’s HearthPR in early 2016 where he led campaigns for artists like Courtney Marie Andrews, Rev. Sekou, Joshua James, Dori Freeman, Billy Strings and many, many more. Daniel works with Mama Bird Recording Co. on all their amazing releases and still cries when he listens to Haley Heynderickx’s debut album, over two years since his first listen. Catch him spinning sad indie rock, grating noise rock or radical hip hop when he’s not reading about the history of labour organizing in America. He once heard Television’s “Marquee Moon” 6 times in 4 different bars in one night.

Jake Lanier
Athens, GA

Never one to pick a genre, Jake Lanier was raised on 80s country music and 90s guitar rock, has a deep-seated love of Kid Cudi, and at one point listed "Tiësto" as his religion on Facebook. He spent five years in Nashville, TN before recently moving to Athens, GA - the birthplace of greats like R.E.M., The B-52's, and Drive-By Truckers. From 2015 to 2018, Jake served as the Director of Media Relations at New West Records where he worked with a diverse roster of emerging, established, and GRAMMY Award-winning artists including Ben Folds, Rodney Crowell, The Devil Makes Three, Ron Gallo, The Whigs, Justin Townes Earle, Nikki Lane, JD McPherson, All Them Witches, The Secret Sisters, Andrew Combs, Lilly Hiatt, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Daniel Romano, Wild Moccasins, The Nude Party, and many more. In addition to national, tour, and festival publicity for the label, he also served as a liaison to the Americana Music Association and developed and cultivated multiple corporate partnerships. Prior to New West, Jake was an Associate Publicist at the music PR firm Sacks & Co. where he contributed to album release and tour campaigns for Chris Stapleton, Anderson East, The Steep Canyon Rangers, and Watkins Family Hour (among others), as well as helped organize and promote the Grand Reopening of Nashville’s Historic Ryman Auditorium.

Follow Jake on Instagram at @jklanier (spoiler: it's mostly pictures of other people playing music). 

Maddie Corbin
New York, NY

Maddie’s career in music began at the delightfully inappropriate age of twelve, at a dive bar in the Midwest. She attributes its origin to her dad who brought her, and whose equally fervent affinities for alternative music and cheap beer she proudly shares. These interests boded well within the prestigious E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, where Maddie graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism, as well as during her whimsical stints as Promotions Manager at WWCD 102.5 The Alternative Station and Independent Publicist for several key players in the growing music community of Columbus. In 2016, Maddie joined Grandstand Media in their NYC office and spent nearly two years assisting with a vast range of acts including Fleet Foxes, CHVRCHES, Japandroids, Little Dragon, Middle Kids, Blood Orange, The Lone Bellow, Sasquatch! Festival and many more, while simultaneously leading campaigns for emerging artists such as Twain, Buck Meek, Space Above, Acid Tongue, Oliver Hazard, and Sun June among others. 

If Maddie isn’t exploiting alliteration on behalf of the best band you don’t know yet, she’s just as wordily endorsing outdoor activities, Bill Murray or some playful goat she once met. Embrace her babble on Twitter at @maddiecorbin or Instagram at @maddiecorb.