#Number Foundation Productions is a NYC-based boutique event agency that specializes in creating, producing and marketing large scale live music and pop-culture events. We pride ourselves on being an integral part of creating the emotional experience and enjoyment from attending a live event. Among other events, the #Number Foundation has produced the Loudwire Music Awards, The Alternative Press Music Awards, Revolver Golden Gods Awards, The Rock & Roll Roast, The Royal Flush Festival, Metal Masters, SXSW Showcases, Metal Allegiance, The Zippo Encore Sessions and the Sunset Strip Music Festival Hall of Fame shows. #Number Foundation Productions offers many unique services and opportunities including:
- Business Development
- Talent Procurement & Coordination
- Creative Direction
- Event Planning & Management
- Sponsorship Sales & Activation
- Broadcast and Music Licensing
- Traditional, Interactive and Experiential Marketing
- • Media Planning and Buying
- • Radio Promotion
- • Website Development
- • Hospitality Programs
- • VIP Programs & Services
- • Social and Digital Media Strategy
- • Custom Video Content and Production
- • Event Merchandising
- • Consulting
- • Speaking Engagements
PRESIDENT: JOSH BERNSTEIN
Comic books, pop-culture and rock & roll can pay the bills as Number Foundation President, Josh Bernstein proves by building a stunning career from his passions. From humble beginnings as a Marvel Comics intern to publishing his own magazine empire under the “strength in numbers” mantra, the #Number Foundation, Bernstein learned that if he couldn’t find the entertainment he was looking for then he would create it himself.
Using his patented can-do attitude, Bernstein birthed Royal Flush Magazine, a jaw-dropping, illustration-heavy, pop-culture-skewering underground art magazine that drew raves from the L.A. Times, EW and USA Today, and not to mention the attention of an adoring fan base.
Cutting his teeth in publishing and design with such companies as the Wall St. Journal, New York Magazine, Maxim, and Time Out New York, Bernstein found his niché as Director of Marketing for NewBay Media. At home with such brands as Revolver, Guitar World, Guitar Aficionado, and others, Bernstein once again saw an opportunity to play to an underserved mass and created and executive produced the only award show in America dedicated to hard rock and heavy metal, the annual Golden Gods Award Show. This led to his successful curation of the retrospective, “The History of Heavy Metal” exhibit at the Los Angeles GRAMMY Museum.
Josh’s strong work ethic and high regard in the music industry has created broadcast partnerships with VH1, MTV2 and Xbox LIVE, selling sponsorships to companies like Harley-Davidson, Lionsgate Films and Budweiser, and booking top-tier talent like Metallica, Marilyn Manson, Johnny Depp, Ozzy Osbourne, Mötley Crüe, Rob Zombie and the Foo Fighters.
In 2012, Bernstein launched the Rock & Roll Roast comedy series on AXS TV which featured the likes of Sharon Osbourne, William Shatner, Alice Cooper, Donald Trump, Dee Snider, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Zakk Wylde and Randy Jackson. His other productions include Bass Player Live!, The Sunset Strip Festival’s salute to Joan Jett and the Metal Masters and Metal Allegiance concerts.
In 2014, Bernstein was named Vice President of Sales & Partnerships for Alternative Press and Executive Produced the annual AP Music Awards Show, which aired globally on Amazon Music and Twitch. The APMAs has featured such acts as Fall Out Boy, Paramore, Weezer, Rob Zombie, Twenty One Pilots, Smashing Pumpkins, Blink-182, Babymetal and Slash.
Currently, Josh serves as the Director of Live Events for Townsquare Media where he oversees live events for key music brands such as Loudwire, XXL, Taste of Country, Ultimate Classic Rock, Screen Crush, Diffuser and Screen Crush. It was here that Bernstein created and launched the Loudwire Music Awards Show in partnership with AXS TV, Apple Music and the WWE.
Bernstein currently resides in Maplewood, NJ with his lovely wife and his two beautiful daughters.
Josh also serves on the GRAMMY selection committee for Hard Rock and Heavy Metal.