I’ve been in the business for a quite a while. I started in the dance music world in the mid-90s by doing A&R work at Astralwerks. I was lucky enough to be there at a seminal moment in the development of electronic music in the USA. I signed a guy from Brighton called Fatboy Slim, and that turned into something spectacular. In addition to that, we worked with The Chemical Brothers, Photek, Future Sound Of London, and other things that were commercially and critically successful. Dance music in the States kind of fell off a cliff in 2001, leading to Ministry Of Sound pulling out of America, and I went to law school. Upon graduating, I was lucky enough to get a job at an big entertainment law-firm called Grubman Indursky. So I was working on deals like the Madonna and U2 deals with Live Nation, which were great learning opportunities. I was there for about 6 years, and developed a dance music practice which including representing Porter Robinson, who I’d reached out to upon hearing one of his tracks. He very quickly blew up, and my practice continued to grow. I ended up representing Seven Lions, Audien and a few others. Currently, I’m still a lawyer for Porter and Audien.
Two and half years ago, a good friend of mine asked me to meet with Tiesto about possibly managing him. The talks went well, and we’ve been working together for over two years now. I co-manage Tiesto along with Coran Capshaw, who runs Red Light Management.