Los Angeles-based PULSE Management, a division of Pulse Music Group, has partnered with renowned talent manager Luke Mitzman of 100 Management.
The news was announced today (March 17) by Josh Abraham and Scott Cutler, co-CEO’s of PULSE Music Group, and Ashley Calhoun, Senior Vice President, PULSE Music Group.
In addition, Mitzman’s client, Guillermo Andrade, Creative Director of 424 has also moved into the fashion space with LA streetwear brand 424 (the official partner to the Arsenal soccer team and a global collaborator of Adidas).
Mitzman has also been active in the television space landing two new television shows for tattoo artist Dr. Woo, who has multiple brand partnerships and recently launched his own skincare line, called WOO.
Forming part of the new venture will be 100 Management executives Rosie Foster-Smith (General Manager) and Diego Andrade (Creative Director).
Matt McNeal, who has been working as a Publishing A&R consultant for PULSE Music Group (formerly A&R/Manager of Dreamville), will also be joining the PULSE Management team in a dual role for both the publishing and management divisions of PULSE Music Group.
McNeal’s client roster includes Cardiak (credits include H.E.R., PartyNextDoor, Rick Ross, Nipsey Hussle, Trey Songs, Cordae); Eric Hudson (Kanye West, Trey Songz, K. Michelle, Nas, Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey); Rascal (IDK, Goldlink, Casanova); Supermiles (Wale Dave East, Tory Lanez, Elhae); Mario Luciano (H.E.R.,YG, Big Krit); and Shroom (Logic Ft Eminem, Ari Lennox, Meek Mill, JadaKiss, SiR, Jessie Reyez).
PULSE Management roster of clients range from songwriters, to producers, recording artists and brands.
Amongst its clients are G.RY, whose recent cuts include Calling My Phone by Lil Tjay ft. 6lack; Laugh Now Cry Later by Drake ft. Lil Durk; Deep Reverence by Big Sean ft. Nipsey Hussle; CUT EM IN by Anderson .Paak ft. Rick Ross; Extra by Future; as well as credits with Jay Electronica, Jay-Z, Travis Scott and more.
Also among PULSE Management’s roster of clients is Rahki, the Grammy award-winning producer and songwriter known for his work with Eminem, EARTHGANG, Mac Miller and cuts with Kendrick Lamar Black Boy Fly, Institutionalized, plus the Grammy award-winning Best Rap Song i.
“Luke has had great success in identifying talent that will shape and push the paradigm. We’re confident that we have the right team in place to take our PULSE Management clients to the next level.”
Josh Abraham said: “Artistic credibility has never taken a backseat to commercial success at PULSE, and by partnering with Luke on the management side of the business, we’re taking significant steps toward bringing that shared philosophy and talent management expertise into the management division of PULSE.”
“Luke has had great success in identifying talent that will shape and push the paradigm.
“We’re confident that we have the right team in place to take our PULSE Management clients to the next level.”
“Scott and Josh have built a dream company in PULSE with a reputation for its selectivity and creative sensibilities – we plan to carry that forward with PULSE Management.”
Luke Mitzman added: “Scott and Josh have built a dream company in PULSE with a reputation for its selectivity and creative sensibilities – we plan to carry that forward with PULSE Management.
“Over the course of many breakfasts, Scott, Josh and I realised how aligned we were on building something that gives the highly focused, bespoke approach of a boutique company, but with the resources and creative muscle of a well-networked management operation.
“On top of that, they’re both really good people that I am proud to call my partners. I’m also excited to work with Ashley, who is hands down one of the strongest A&Rs out there.”Music Business Worldwide