Client Reviews
"I have had the pleasure of hiring Nightcap Entertainment to assist me in my own shoots with my media company, and their work is consistently good; with attention paid to every detail, making productions come together seamlessly.    Ian and Ayla are both very warm and inviting people who are genuinely out to make the best of any situation.  They're a pleasure to work with and I'll look forward to continuing working with them as projects arise." 
-James Orr, Founder of Orr Media
"My experience working with Ayla and Ian has been beyond ideal. They are fully devoted to quality production and musicianship, and approach everything with a level of care that is refreshing and encouraging for artists on any level. I can’t recommend them more highly!" 
-Scot Moore, Viola/Violin
"There is an old saying, 'when the student is ready , the teacher will come.' I have been a professional musician now for almost 30 years and in that time there have been a lot of folks along the way, with much to offer and much to say. Sometimes it just doesn't get to the root of what needs to happen to help that proverbial seedling grow into a tree that many can join together under, and find shade and solace, comfort, virtue, and a sense of really belonging to. In many ways I personally believe that the mission that Nightcap Entertainment has embarked upon, will help to bridge that chasm between, just being a working artist and actually feeling an integral bean in the whole enchilada. Seriously, at the end of the day and maybe even your life, all that will have made a difference. That being said, I believe Ayla and Ian are making a real difference. Regardless of how successful this thing is doesn't matter. What matters is that they care enough to make a difference and that will last many lifetimes to come. The students are ready and there are teachers whom are now coming forward. Give these guys a shout and let them do what they do best, which is bringing us all together. Bless." 
-Hektor Beccera, Multi-instrumentalist
"Working with Ian and Ayla is an absolute pleasure. They're punctual, organized, and detail oriented, and very cognizant of their colleagues' time, which I very much appreciate. They're also some of the sweetest, kindest people I've ever had the pleasure of working with." 
-Andrew Borkowski, Cello

"I had the pleasure of working with both Ayla and Ian from Nightcap Entertainment. I was truly impressed with their services and how supportive they have been. Honestly, I was incredibly nervous from the beginning and they both put me at ease not just during our initial conversations but during filming as well. They made me feel so comfortable and at ease, that at one point I forgot they were even there! I am so shy in front of the cameras, I never would of thought that would even be possible. I have experienced working with both of them individually and as a team and was amazed how they seamlessly communicate with each other and with me as the client. Ayla has a way of articulating exactly what is needed in a way that is supportive, kind, compassionate, and concise. This made it so much easier for me to focus on my product and services, as well as  come up with a plan that really truly worked for everyone. Ian is an amazing listener, with strength, support, and focus in his work. When he filmed he was so respectful and unobtrusive that it really allowed for genuine and authentic footage to be captured. They both have an amazing eye and were able to bring out the true beauty and energy of my work. I couldn't be more impressed ~ they definitely over delivered. I am so grateful to have worked with them and get to know them both. Anyone who has the pleasure of working with them will know immediately that they are both amazing human beings and their work is a true reflection of that."
-Andrea Alchemy Creator & Manager of  Bodhi Water and "Water for Wellness" Programs and Services
Press
2018 Spring Barn Bash coverage by Upstater
2017 Triple Album Release Party coverage by Upstater
2017 Article by Hudson Valley One
The New Music Industry sparks the launch of Nightcap Entertainment, a powerhouse team endorsing Independent Artists sustainably
…joining forces, developing unique strategy for the artist’s success in the biz.
This April marks the launch of Hudson Valley’s own Nightcap Entertainment, a team of protagonists to the evolving music industry. Nightcap Entertainment was founded by artists to solve the deficiency of accessible endorsement within the industry. The company’s roots are invested in one-on-one consulting with independent artists to strategize, and empower their careers. Nightcap Entertainment’s mission is to work alongside artists providing them with quality content, development, strategy, branding, and production that elevates their careers, empowers their independence, and produces the tools for sustainability; so much so, that artists may out-grow the company.
“Nightcap does not concern ourselves with exploiting artists to keep their business, instead we are dedicated to building a transparent relationship with artists and getting them the support they need to boost their presence and then eventually have the tools to continue on their own. We know how many people are striving toward the success of their passions, nothing should stand in the way of that. Our team has invested in the information and skills that working artists do not have the luxury of time for. We hope to be an asset to their process and give them the advantage that labels and investors lend, but without that price.” - Ayla Rector, Co-Founder.
Nightcap Entertainment offers a solution for those hoping to further their endeavors. The team operates from a two-tiered fee structure that begins with a consulting remuneration agreement and concludes services via a performance/payment by result percentage structure—translating to, “we work within all parties’ means.” Each artist works from their financial means, enhancing their visibility and maintaining their performance endurance, without diminishing their financial worth.
“No one becomes an artist for financial stability. It’s not something you choose to be, it’s what you are, and something you could never live without. Trying to make your art your full-time career means putting in 20-40 hours a week on your craft, on top of 40 hours a week at the day job/jobs. It can feel daunting and impossible at times.  Even after your best work is created you’re expected to be proficient in all media platforms, web development, marketing, branding, and too often there’s not enough time in a day. We’re excited to bridge that gap and be able to work with artists to create the quality media their art deserves. Currently our focus is geared more towards musicians, because it is what we know best, but our work is translatable to all artists. Nightcap Entertainment has specialized packages ranging from EPKs, music videos, and branding development to entire crowdfunding campaigns. We aim to work transparently from a place of trust throughout your project.”-Ian Flanigan, Co-Founder
The Hudson Valley is and always has been a thriving network of artists. The local scene is forthright and savvy in promoting the rich community and engaging visitors. Nightcap Entertainment is not only invested in the culture that is already present and enhancing it with their annual events, they are also invested in making sure the artists behind the hype can survive and thrive. “If we’re going to pitch our area to cities and tourism, we should be self-sufficient first to be able to offer our culture year after year. Artists need more accessible outlets of support, it is no longer a ‘be-signed or fail’ industry. A lot of us are supporting families and our creative careers, much different than that old-time teen traveling-band/starving artist lifestyle the industry was formed from.” – Ayla Rector, Co-Founder
For the past two years, Nightcap Entertainment has been working with local artists in order to hone their market, and develop their business model. Most of Nightcap’s business solutions are inspired by personal experiences. Nightcap’s team is made up of over 100 industry professionals ready to lend their skills to the mission. Co-Founder Ian Flanigan has been touring and recording his music for over ten years. His passions are songwriting, audio production, and artist development. Ayla Rector has over ten years experience in event production and management. Her passions are performance arts, project development, and film. Both founders are eager to continue business endeavors in the fields they love, helping those they care about most. 
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