Senior Management Team

Adrian LloydManaging Director, Founder & CEO (Head Office Australia)

Adrian Lloyd is a Music, Media and Tech Industry entrepreneur with over 29 years experience and a long standing passion for A&R, artist management and music production. Adrian has always focused on how he can help artists, writers and producers to create tangible outcomes from their art. A songwriter, producer and music video director with formal qualifications in Audio Engineering, Adrian took his love of the music business and coupled it with an entrepreneurial mindset to create this international multi platform music company. 

Adrian has extensive experience in record label operations, music publishing, A&R, artist management and record production. he also has in depth knowledge and experience in advertising agency operations, media planning and strategy, business management and development, advertising, marketing, brand development and digital strategy.

Adrian drives the core values of the Satellite 13 across all of our offices worldwide. His obsession with creating a seamless experience and value proposition for musicians is his driving force. Adrian works with the Executive Management Team and Executive Production Team to deliver results for our clients and also deliver much needed disruption and innovation to the music business.

Andrew PhillipsContent Manager, Editor, Producer (London office UK)

A highly respected content manager, editor, producer, and presenter creating award winning content that engages audiences around the world, Andrew has helped artists, personalities, brands and platforms, across 400 radio stations, over 200 podcasts, 6 television channels and 100's of apps. Personally produced over 1200 live major broadcasting events for more than 150 personalities and 400 music acts.

A passionate music man who has influenced radio hits and developed bespoke music content, playlists, interviews, and sessions with music acts around the world on various platforms including: Coldplay, Disclosure, Bipolar Sunshine, Kings of Leon, Raye, Rudimental, Sheppard, Paul Kelly, Muse, U2, REM, Foo Fighters, Gavin James, John Butler Trio, Birds of Tokyo, Jack Savoretti, Elbow, Radiohead, Oasis, Blur. The Verve, Snow Patrol, Take That, George Michael, Sir Elton John,  Queens of The Stone Age, Sir Paul McCartney, Wretch 32, Maverick Sabre and many, many more.

Andrew helped with defining content moments in the careers of, Ricky Gervais, Karl Pilkington, Stephen Merchant, Zane Lowe (Apple music), Russell Brand, Christian O’Connell, Laurene Laverne, Byron Cooke, Dermot O’Leary, Jimmy Carr, Zoe Ball, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Suggs, and many more international acts. The key is creating compelling content that users can’t live without. Andrew specialises in finding that content and the talent that can do that.

Michelle BakkerA&R Manager / Artist Manager (Auckland office New Zealand)

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. Michelle successfully negotiated and signed a six figure recording contract with Columbia Records in New York, for New Zealand band, No Wyld. She has also generated hundreds of thousands 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.

Miguel LabordeArtist Services Manager (Head Office Australia)

Miguel is an experienced Corporate Director with his current focus, betraying his childhood passion in artist management, entertainment and digital music distribution. Miguel’s expertise is working with senior management and executives at the board level, particularly in the areas of creative business initiative, negotiation, M&A and acquisition. Miquel has been involved with a number of start up companies and always displays a high level of business intuition with an the ability to bring new ideas and concepts to life through innovative, out of the box thinking.
 
Miguel is a passionate musician, songwriter and performer, he has been recording and performing for over 38 years and works tirelessly with young artists to nurture their music and provide genuine opportunities for them to make successful careers in this dynamic industry. Miguel assists our artists across a broad spectrum of services including, distribution, production and strategy.

 

Javier DiazHead of International Touring (Head Office Australia)

Javier Diaz has been involved in every aspect of the Australian music industry for over 20 years. He first created his own touring company in 2004 after noticing a substantial gap in touring acts reaching the West Coast of Australia. From very humble beginnings working in street marketing, he moved through to artist management and then advanced to international touring. During his career he has worked on countless international tours.

Javier has vast experience dealing with major international acts and also helping countless up and coming artists find their way onto stages across the country. Touring acts like Common and Talib Kweli, Toni Braxton, TY Dolla $ign , Redman and Method Man, De La Soul, Hip Hop kings from House Of Pain, Immortal Technique, Jedi Mind Tricks, Atmosphere and Evidence, Brother Ali and Sean Price, members of Wu-Tang Clan, and Eminem’s right hand man Obie Trice. He has also toured Rock Stars like Steven Adler from Guns and Roses, RnB royalty Ginuwine, Keith Sweat, Blackstreet, plus super producer and Michael Jackson collaborator Teddy Riley.

Many joint ventures and relationships over the years have led to Javier working at all major music festivals that toured Australia, like Summadayze, Good Vibrations, The Big Day Out, Future Music Festival, Southbound, Laneway Festival, Global Gathering, Stereosonic, Parklife, Origin, Creamfields and Good life. Javier now brings his vast knowledge and networking assets to Satellite 13 Entertainment Group international touring division.

Executive Production Team

Nathaniel LevingstonArtist Manager / A&R Manager, RIAA Platinum Songwriter (Atlanta Georgia Office USA)

To say Nathaniel Levingston is prolific, would be an understatement. This incredible RIAA platinum songwriter exudes positivity and creativity at the highest level. One of the industries true gentlemen, Nathaniel has achieved a platinum record for his song “Wont Take My Soul” featuring Nas and Cee lo Green on the DJ Khaled “Father Of Asahd” album.

Nathaniel has also written the critically acclaimed song “Russian Roulette” on the new Lil Wayne 2020 album “Funeral” featuring Benny the Butcher and Conway the Machine. Over 10 years of quality songwriting and production has resulted in his climb into the stratosphere of songwriting and music production.
 
Nathanials ear for writing hit songs is a gift he shares with our artists and clients at Satellite 13 Entertainmnet Group. He has an in depth understanding of songwriting and is a certified hit maker. Nathaniel brings his own eclectic vibe to everything he touches, his songwriting gift is an absolute asset to Satellite 13 Entertainment Group.

Andrew WrightProducer, Engineer, Composer (Perth Western Australia)

Composer, producer, engineer Andrew Wright is a music industry veteran with hundreds of productions to his name, a forward thinking record producer with an incredible ear for hits.
 
Andrew Wright is a music industry professional with many years of experience as a full time music producer. Andrew has worked with EMI Records, Studio 52 and Sound Byte studios. He has worked with many successful and acts and is known for his ability to interpret the needs of every artist he has worked with to date. He has won The WAM Song of the Year "Urban Song Division", and he also won the WAM Song Of The Year "Indigenous Winner Song Division" too. He has worked with many independent labels and their artists and has always managed to bring the best out of each individual artist.
 
Andrew is a multi-instrumentalist Producer/Engineer/ Composer. He has an in depth understanding of technology and production techniques plus a very keen ear for hits, Andrew brings his experience for all things musical to Satellite 13 Entertainment Group.

David J. HolmanProducer, Engineer, Composer (Hollywood Hills Los Angeles)

David J. Holman is a Gold & Multi-Platinum record producer and mixing engineer whose credits include No Doubt's smash hit Tragic Kingdom and Bush's Sixteen Stone.  Other highlights from his discography include Unwritten Law, Adema, Olivia Newton-John, Grease and Everclear. Despite his major label pedigree, David has always been "indie friendly" and he typically works with several up-and-coming artists every year. David's private studio boasts the best of both analog and digital technologies, and features a massive vintage analog outboard collection and large format analog console to complement a state-of-the-art Pro Tools HD system.

David has been in the music business for more than forty years. Albums that he has recorded, mixed and produced have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide. The studio he owns and operates, Cactus Studio, is well recognized as one of the top mixing studios in the business. He recorded and mixed the music for both the Grease and Xanadu films as well as Olivia’s Greatest Hits.

David went on to design and build Cactus Studio, where he has worked on countless
albums, most notably No Doubt’s Tragic Kingdom and Bush’s The Science of Things.
Other artists that list David as a credit include Simple Plan, Smile Empty Soul, Third Eye
Blind, Dishwalla, Cold and Adema, to name just a few.

Rob Curti, AKA Swede of 808 MafiaRIAA Platinum Producer, Composer, Multi Instrumentalist (Miami Florida USA)

Rob Curti, AKA Swede of 808 Mafia, is an RIAA Platinum Producer who has produced for Hip-Hop giants such as Lil Wayne, Dj Khaled, Meek Mill, Gucci Mane and more. He’s also worked with Latin stars such as Dalex, Farruko and J Quiles. Swede currently resides in Miami and has also worked with major Russian artists such as Sergey Lazarev, Swede co-wrote & produced ”Storm” off the bestselling Gold Certified album ”Lazarev.” and Vlad Topalov, producing the single ”parallel’naya”.   

Lil Wayne’s  ”Russian Roulette” feat. Benny The Butcher and Conway The Machine from the album ”Funeral”. #1 Billboard 200, #1 Billboard HipHop albums. A song which is also included in Lil Wayne’s EP ”Weezy Flow”.Meek Mill ”Uptown II” featuring Farruko from the movie ”Bad Boys For Life” from the album ”Bad Boys For Life Soundtrack”. #3 Billboard Soundtracks. Dj Khaled ”Won’t Take My Soul” feat. Nas and CeeLo Green  from the Album ”Father Of Asahd” which is Certified Platinum in the USA, Gold in Canada, Gold in Brazil. #2 Billboard 200, #1 Billboard Hip Hop Albums, #1 Billboard Canada. Gucci Mane ”This The Night” from the Album: ”Evil Genius” #3 Billboard Hip Hop albums, #5 Billboard 200. Swede has also written and produced music for commercials like the Jeep 4x4 commercial featuring NBA star Paul George. Produced music for television like The Golden Globes nominated television show ”Kidding” featuring Jim Carey and for Films such as the movie ”Bad Boys For Life”. 

Marketing & Technology Team

Alex CrowleyGlobal Brand Manager (Head Office Australia)

Alex helped create the Satellite 13 brand from the ground up with founder and CEO, Adrian Lloyd in the summer of 2014. Now he manages quality control on all Satellite 13 brand rollouts to our global offices. Alex is a highly experienced graphic designer and illustrator hailing from Australia. his work is currently spread across projects in the advertising, print, music and video games industry.

He’s works within a variety of roles, many of them at the same time, which have helped him develope a varied selection of incredible design and interpretation skills that he brings to Satellite 13 Entertainment Group and its clients.  An accomplished artist, Alex is capable of bringing a real sense excitement to every project he undertakes.

Henry KwanChief Technology Officer (Head Office Australia)

Henry is one of Australia's leading computer systems architects and programmers. He’s the technical brains that drives the functionality of our online systems, our corporate website including the software and business systems that underpin our global network. His favourite expression is "can do" because he usually can. Henry is also our resident trouble-shooter when technical problems arise within our offices.

Henry is proficient at virtually every web platform, proprietary software and open source – including Kentico, DNN, Rails, Dot Net Nuke and WordPress. His technical wizardry knows no boundaries and he is proficent across almost every platform available. His obsession with constantly updating his skills, gives Satellite 13 it's competitve edge in the music and technology space. In his spare time Henry reads about technology, programming and website development for pleasure like most normal people read trashy magazines.