By Brent Thompson
Todd Coder has been a fixture on the Birmingham music scene and beyond for many years. Now, the veteran promoter and talent buyer – known for bringing high-profile, national touring acts to WorkPlay, The Lyric Theatre, Avondale Brewing Company and numerous other venues and festivals – is launching his own company, CODE-R Productions. Based in Birmingham, the company will book shows at Iron City, The Lyric Theatre, Nashville’s Mercy Lounge, Cannery Ballroom and the High Watt among many others.
“Starting my own company is something that I’ve envisioned for years but it just never came to fruition,” says Coder. “I’ve been lucky enough to establish outstanding relationships in the industry over the last two decades. I’ve gained a tremendous amount of experience from programming and producing major events and by working with a multitude of artists and venues during this period. It was obvious to me that the time was now.”
Exiting Emporium Presents after a two-year stint, Coder leaves the company on good terms and says he envisions a continued alliance with his former employer.
“The experience that I gained alongside Dan (Steinberg) and Josh (Zink) and the rest of the team at Emporium Presents is unparalleled and will forever be appreciated. I look forward to working even more with them in the future.”