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.