Sidehatch Entertainment Group (SEG) is a Boston-based music company with brands in concert and festival promotion, marketing, industry consulting, tour bus rentals, software development and client-based services including presentation, performance, and organization.
SEG was founded in 2004 by Ben Maitland-Lewis, whilst attending Berklee College of Music.
Past SEG clients include Wilco, Newport Folk Festival, Daniel Lanois, Piebald, The PTown Festival, Boston Urban Music Project and Bowery Presents.
Internet radio podcast available on iTunes featuring music from SEG artists, interviews with major label artists and professionals such as Fat Mike (NOFX), Bryn Bennett, (Bang Camaro), and Enter Shikari.
The SEG crew overhauled a 19-passenger shuttle bus, creating an eco-friendly grease burning tour bus, enabling bands to get on the road whilst avoiding the expense of gas prices. 
Sound and Video Production
The SEG office, located in Charlestown, Boston, shares space with a live venue and recording studio frequented by local Boston as well as touring acts.
Founded in 2009 by Ben Maitland-Lewis and Chris Cave of Sidehatch, Indie Ambassador is a software development company currently in pre-beta, slated to launch during 2011 with a new platform geared towards independent artists. Though not yet released, the platform is 'intended to create a horizontal playing field for bands seeking to do business.'
Indie Ambassador TV
Indie Ambassador TV, a YouTube channel and an internet blog presented by Indie Ambassador (see above), is designed to feature performances and interviews from a variety of artists who represent the growing trend for independence in the entertainment industry.
Ben Maitland-Lewis and Christopher Thomas of Sidehatch Entertainment lead an 8th Grade Academy apprenticeship program (in addition to a college-level internship program) on CD Business. They teach students the fundamentals of creating a Business Plan, a Marketing Plan, how to identify their target audience, pitch the project, and produce a CD to be sold to their local communities and businesses. The money raised from these exercises is invested through the Summit Group and goes to the Alumni Scholarship Fund for the student’s college tuition.
|Spiritual Rez||Spiritual Rez||2005|
|The Thickness||Girth Control||2006|
|KID:NAP:KIN||Touring The Riot Scene||2006|
|Thick As Thieves||We Planted Driftwood And Nothing Changed||2006|
|Shanghai Thrills||Goodbye Guilt, Hello Lies||2007|
|Zen Robbi||Pawn Gone King||2007|
|Citizen Schools||General Eclectic - Vol III||2007|
|The Thickness||The Kids'll Love It||2007|
|Thick As Thieves||True Believers In The Long Walk Home||2008|
|Barnacle||Friends Of B||2008|
|Citizen Schools||General Eclectic - Vol IV||2008|
|The Thickness||The Thickness||2008|
|The Thickness||Recession Special||2009|
|Citizen Schools||General Eclectic - Vol V||2009|
|Zen Robbi||Heavy Lies The Crown||2010|
|Piebald||Nobody's Robot's - documentary DVD||2010|
|Piebald||Nobody's Robot's - live concert||2010|
|The Murder Mile||Rebel Hearts||2010|
|The Thickness||Karaoke Headliner||2010|
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- ^Sisenwein, Adam (November 10, 2010). "Interview with Ben Maitland-Lewis". We All Make Music.
- ^Leeds, Jeff (January 10, 2006). "Independent music on move with internet". International Herald Tribune.
- ^Occhino, Lisa (March 8, 2011). "Internship Information Session".
- ^Smith Jr, Colney (December 9, 2007). "Hub Students Learn Music Biz". Boston Herald.
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Entertainment is any activity which provides a diversion or permits people to amuse themselves in their leisure time, and may also provide fun, enjoyment and laughter. People may create their own entertainment, such as when they spontaneously invent a game; participate actively in an activity they find entertaining, such as when they play sport as a hobby; or consume an entertainment product passively, such as when they attend a performance.
The entertainment industry (informally known as show business or show biz) is part of the tertiary sector of the economy and includes a large number of sub-industries devoted to entertainment. However, the term is often used in the mass media to describe the mass media companies that control the distribution and manufacture of mass media entertainment. In the popular parlance, the term show biz in particular connotes the commercially popular performing arts, especially musical theatre, vaudeville, comedy, film, and music. It applies to every aspect of entertainment including cinema, television, radio, theatre and music.
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