Tom Maffei

Location Los Angeles

Artist manager (music) at The MGMT Company/HITS magazine

Manager Musician
0 Projects

Work History

The MGMT Company
2016 - Present
Hollywood, CA
• Managed daily operations for client careers in relation to producing/writing and artist management while generating top-line revenue • Producer/Writers: Ron Fair (Christina Aguilara, Mary J Blige), Prince Charlez (Rihanna “Needed Me”, Mary J Blige “Strength of a Woman”, Zedd feat/Liam Payne “Get Low”), and Damon Thomas (Chris Brown, Jordan Sparks, Jennifer Hudson, TDE’s “Formation”) • Artists: Juliander (Sony Sweden), Prince Charlez (Republic Records), WAV3 POP (Independent)
President, West Coast
Primary Wave Music
2011 - 2016
Greater Los Angeles Area
• Increased office size from 2 employees to 40, comprised of music, licensing, and film/TV managers while broadening scope of service • Assisted publishing business through ownership of iconic catalogues such as Kurt Cobain, Chicago, Hall and Oates, Earth Wind and Fire • Brought in a strategic TV development business to further leverage IP assets creating shows with CeeLo, 50Cent, and other new talent • Provided talent management services for a 10+ producers, songwriters, and recording artists across all pertinent verticals • Notable talent: Trevor Jackson, Aimee Osbourne, Brian Kennedy, Ali Tamposi, and the Underdogs
Maffei Management / Pulse Recording
2004 - 2011
• Founded business and grew it from scratch into a multimillion dollar business; managed 6 producers and songwriters • Merged business with new company (Pulse Recording) in 2008; named as a top indie publisher within the music business • Notable talent: Brian Kennedy (Rihanna “Disturbia”, Chris Brown “Forever”), Ali Tamposi (Kelly Clarkson “Stronger”, Dapo Torimiro (John Legend, Justin Beiber, Fantasia), and others
Senior Vice President of Marketing & Promotions
Capitol Records
2001 - 2004
Greater Los Angeles Area
Priority Records/Capitol Records & Geffen/Interscope Records • Managed a multitude of marketing and radio campaigns for new release projects across 3 companies • Liaised with artists and repertoire staff in developing records, singles, and remixes • Promoted dozens of records by major artists including Snoop Dog, Mary J. Blige, and Ice Cube
Vice President
Arista Records
1997 - 2001
Greater Los Angeles Area / New York
• Worked under Clive Davis in promotion, marketing, and A&R capacities in order to direct upcoming and existing artist campaigns • Served as a liaison with two distributed labels, Bad Boy Records (P. Diddy) and LaFace Records (La Reid/Babyface) • Promoted artists such as Santana, Whitney Houston, Outkast, TLC, Toni Braxton, Notorious BIG, Puff Daddy, Faith Evans and Mase


San Diego State University