Celeste Di Iorio and Sara Durnil combined their respective agencies to form Maple Street Music Agency on the concept that excellence in service is the best way to honor the excellence in an artist. While Maple Street Music Agency continues on under the sole leadership of Celeste Di Iorio, its core values as founded by both Celeste and Sara remain to this day.
Celeste Di Iorio
Celeste Di Iorio is an established, first-class booking agent and manager working over the last 6 years with Cary Morin (The Atoll, Young Ancients, Pura Fe Trio). Celeste has vast experience in both national and international booking to include venues, festivals, and special events. Celeste has routed extensive tours throughout the U.S. and Europe. She has been instrumental in branding and rebranding artists as well as creating many CD release campaigns that have resulted in increased artist visibility, airplay, and CD sales. In addition to routing tours for Cary Morin, Celeste has routed tours for Austin artists Shelly King and Ray Bonneville, and world-renowned blues artist, Pura Fe. Celeste has also consulted with many artists on CD release strategies to include radio and print promotion. She is versed in sync licensing, and has assisted artists in placing their music in various music libraries over the years.Celeste’s previous professional life was that of leadership coach and consultant, and educational administrator. Her background in leading non-profit organizations, leadership development, and organizational development lends many transferable skills to her current passion as an agent. Her experience building and directing communities brings a great deal of value to her work as an agent, as she always feels the success of those who work with her is the ultimate measure of her success. Celeste is also a curriculum specialist, having developed many & varied custom curricula throughout the past 25 years. As her focus shifted to managing music, so did her educational development. Celeste offers courses and consultation to musicians and music business professionals on a wide variety of topics.
Celeste has her own history in the world of performance, having been involved in dance, theater, and music for many years. She is a vocalist and, as she would say, “a strummer on guitar.”
Lasha is the newest member to Maple Street and is excited to bring to the table her love for connecting people to good music. She has always loved and appreciated the arts. Drawing, writing, playing and dancing her way through life, she continues to explore creative outlets in everything from cooking to home decor and even through teaching yoga. Her passion for a dynamic, creative and adventurous life led her to Fort Collins, CO in 2013 where she was surrounded by musical friends and their beautiful instruments. While her interest in music grew she dove in to the world of mixing her art of yoga and being her own full-time yoga business. She says, "If you do what you love to do, then it will take you where you need to go."
It took her right to the alter and shortly after marrying her musician husband, she picked up the ukulele for the first time ever and fell in love with the instrument. In 2016 she joined a local band, A Brother's Fountain, and was first introduced to the business side of music. She grew a deep admiration and appreciation for being both the artist and the work it takes behind the scenes. In Spring of 2018 Lasha joined Celeste at Maple Street Music Agency to continue sharing art and connecting people through music.