Management: The Mowgli's, Lincoln Durham, Beach Goons, The Rocketboys, Arms Akimbo, Ruffian (Producer), The Wealthy West, Plasmic.
- Tour planning & budgeting
- A&R of recording projects
- Business Management of company
- Short and long term strategic goal planning for artists
- Negotiation of artist agreements, recording, publishing, production and branding contracts.
- Royalty analysis and copyright oversight
- Asset creation and creative direction
Past consultation & Brand Integration/Activation Partners include: Dunkin'? Donuts, Mamba, Taco Bell, Chipotle, Rubios, Anheuser-Busch, Pennzoil, Lagunitas, Converse, Dickies, Penguin, Showtime, E!, Pandora, Spotify, GM, Disney, iHeartMedia
Label: CandyShop Recordings is a digital record label, distributed by Kobalt, with a focus on helping developing artists gain exposure for their music without long term ties or restrictions.
American Recordings (Columbia Records, Island DefJam, Warner Bros. Records)
May 2000 - Oct 2011
Beverly Hills, CA
Domestic and International acquisitions, contract negotiation and structuring. ?
Implementation and management of regional and international talent scouting program, ensuring companys knowledge of, and access to upcoming artists
Creation and management of album recording, touring and promotional budgets
Selection and oversight of third-party marketing, street/tour marketing, publicity and merchandise ?partners
Conceptualization of album artwork and packaging
Guidance of songwriting and live performances for label artists.
International A&R Manager / Professional Manager
Chrysalis Music Publishing
May 1996 - May 2000
West Hollywood, CA.
Oversight and direction of all international communication between Los Angeles office and 15 worldwide sub-publishers. ?
US publishing representative for 250 worldwide artists and songwriters including Portishead, ?Smashing Pumpkins, Morcheeba, Spiritualized, Outkast. ?
Arrangement and supervision of writing collaborations and demo recording sessions. ?
Organization and management of meetings between writer/artists and label A&R departments, music ?supervisors and booking agents. ?
Creation and production of promotional CDs, resulting in numerous ?TV, Film and video game licenses. ?
Spearheading of creative campaigns in conjunction with artists record companies to maximize early ?exposure for international acts, including film, television and advertising opportunities.
21 year old Lauren Lusardi's new wave electro-punk wraps around a mission of femme power, equality and the occasional murdered rapist. Love working with her. Especially now she's a Feed The Beat artist and thus can buy me endless food!
We were thrilled to release the first new single by Monakr on our fledgling CandyShop Recordings. They're wrapping up an awesome tour with Mew so catch them in Orange County tomorrow at The Observatory or LA on Saturday at The El Rey. If the voice sounds familiar it's Matthew Santos who was the feature on Lupe Fiasco's hit "Superstar"