Mike Savage Launches ArtistAdvisors Consultancy
June 5, 2013 at 11:14 AM (PT)
Radio and music industry veteran and current artist manager MIKE SAVAGE has launched an artist consultation and career development agency, ARTISTADVISORS (www.artist-advisors.com), based in LOS ANGELES. The flat-fee consulting agency promises to work with any prospective artist.
"The music business is so much different than it was five years ago -- one year ago, even," SAVAGE said. "Labels are more cautious about making deals, and when they do, it’s to sign acts who already have a following built on extensive touring, social media, press coverage and tastemaker radio spins." Similarly, artist management companies can no longer afford to take on new clients that don’t already have a commissionable income. "They want the train to be moving before they jump onboard," he noted.
ARTISTADVISORS' goal is to offer specialized guidance to help each artist reach the next level. "In the professional music world, one size does not fit all," Savage said. "Every artist has a different goal, and ARTISTADVISORS builds custom campaigns fitting each client’s particular needs and budget."
Rates for ARTISTADVISORS services are competitive and affordable, and will be geared to whatever level the prospective client is on or wants to attain.
SAVAGE’s 18-year includes stints in major-market radio programming, artist management, A&R, promotion, publishing and new media. He currently runs MIKE SAVAGE ARTIST MANAGEMENT, which has developed creative marketing strategies that have sold well over 100,000 albums and one million downloads while also generating over $1 million in non-traditional revenue for its artist roster.