Michelle recognises and grows talent. Passionate and purpose driven, she has built a 20-year career working with
the world’s best music producers, record companies and musicians. She has helped shape the successful careers
of young bands and experienced artists alike. Michelle’s skills range from managing the rigours of touring the United States, to negotiating recording contracts or brand sponsorships. At all times she puts the artist’s interests first, loyal to an agreed artistic vision while being a pragmatic decision maker. All this practical market knowledge makes Michelle an asset to any creative or content production team.
Michelle successfully negotiated and signed a six figure recording contract with Columbia Records, New York,
for New Zealand band, No Wyld, in May, 2014. She generated approximately $USD 200,000 in licensing and brand partnerships with Nike, Apple, Bose and EA Games. Michelle was also the personal manager to Jaz Coleman - lead singer of London band, Killing Joke, 1995 - 2005.
Michelle has co-ordinated recording sessions for both the London Symphony Orchestra and the Prague Symphony Orchestra. At the beginning of her career, Michelle was the Client Service Director at The Record Plant in Los Angeles. Talent she has worked with included Prince, Nine-Inch Nails, Julio Iglesias, Marilyn Mason, and Barbara Streisand.
Her expertise spans artist management, deal negotiation, brand sponsorships, brand partnerships, online marketing. online community building, social media management, event management, positioning, marketing, International business, music licensing, team building and project management