Who We Are

Founded in 1998, The Syndicate is an award-winning entertainment marketing agency with strong expertise in music, comedy, and pop culture. Our clients include Taco Bell, Comedy Central, Adult Swim, Simon & Schuster and multiple Grammy award-winning artists and record labels. We've helped sell hundreds of millions of albums for acts such as Maroon 5, Daft Punk, The Killers, Kings of Leon and Pearl Jam. We've also promoted dozens of comedy careers including Dane Cook, Amy Schumer, Lewis Black, Jim Gaffigan and the hit TV show Workaholics. Our experienced staff has strong relationships with over 6,500 media outlets including 500 college and commercial radio stations, 400 field marketing reps and hundreds of executives within every field of the entertainment business.

In addition to marketing and promotion services, The Syndicate owns and operates Metal Insider, The Laugh Button and The Laugh Network.

"The Syndicate has been pushing Spoon records for over ten years now-they took us on when we were not very popular, very not profitable, and when we were unable to provide them anything resembling an easy road to chart success. I have to imagine it's only because they are music fans and great people. And I couldn't imagine wanting to work with anyone else."

-Britt Daniel, Spoon

"The Syndicate are a cornerstone of our marketing and outreach to comedy fans nationwide. They are consistently looking out for us and our business - always over delivering, staying on budget and representing the brand. And if that wasn't good enough, they will also take a bullet for you. Each of them. Separately. But only in the leg."

-David Derrick, VP, Comedy Central Enterprises


  • CMJ Promotion Company of The Year, 2010 - 2013
  • CMJ Best Artist Roster, 2011 - 2013
  • CMJ Promoter of The Year, 2012 - 2013 (Kaity Davie)
  • FMQB SubModern Promoter of The Year, 2011 (Rob Wilcox)