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MTS Management Group is more than just an artist management/publicity/promotions company…It is where INDIE artists get MAJOR exposure! Specializing in full-service artist management, publicity and promotions, radio and social media campaigns for new and established independent artists and indie labels, MTS Management Group and MTS Records are on the cutting edge of today’s new music business.

Founded in 2010 by Award-winning songwriter, musician and producer, Michael Stover. A music industry veteran of over 30 years, Michael is a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, with a degree specializing in the Music and Video business. Michael has used that education to gain a wealth of experience within the industry: from retail music manager and DJ, to two-time Billboard Magazine Contest winning songwriter, performer and chart-topping producer, and finally, award-winning artist manager, publicist, promoter and label president. In just 10 years, MTS Records has released 40+ Top 40 New Music Weekly country chart singles, including FIFTEEN #1s and 8 Top 85 Music Row chart singles. MTS has also promoted 50+ Top 40 itunes chart singles, including 59 Top 5s and 38 #1s, AND a Top 5 Billboard Magazine chart hit! Michael has written columns featured in Hypebot, Music Think Tank, and Fair Play Country Music, among others. Michael is a 2020 Hermes Creative Awards Winner and a 2020 dotComm Awards Winner for marketing and communication.

Michael has managed and/or promoted artists and events from the United States, UK, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Australia and Sweden, making MTS a truly international company. These artists include original Anthrax vocalist, Neil Turbin (DeathRiders, Bleed the Hunger); Country For a Cause, featuring Lulu Roman, John Berry, T Graham Brown, Buddy Jewell, Billy Yates, Ronnie McDowell, and Bobby Lewis; NAMM Metal Jam 2014-15, featuring members of Anthrax, Dio, King Diamond, Racer X, Alcatrazz, Great White, Badlands, Circle II Circle, Hurricane, Jon Oliva’s Pain, Femme Fatale, Leatherwolf, Lizzy Borden, Death, London, Fight, Lynch Mob, Metal Church, Michael Schenker Group, Mountain, Nitro, Obituary, Savatage, Jeff Scott Soto Band, Buddy Miles Band, The Babys, and Deicide; Platinum-selling country artist, Billy Gilman; Platinum selling Juno Award Winner, Robert Michaels; Hallmark and Lifetime Movie composer, Angela Predhomme; metal guitar virtuoso, Xander Demos (James Rivera, Ripper Owens, Sabbath Judas Sabbath); multi-gold and platinum award winning Swedish singer/songwriter, Hicks; Sony songwriting duo, Fitzsimon and Brogan; Canadian country heartthrob, Marshall Dane; Award-winning country artist, Doug Briney; Canadian redneck diva, Amy Rose; Top 100 CMT country princess, Josey Milner; Music City Hayride, featuring Bobby G. Rice and Leona Williams; Top 100 No Depression artists, Jiggley Jones and The Banner Days; Melodic Rock Records artist, Bryan Cole; Award-winning Canadian multi-instrumentalist, Ed Roman; top syndicated radio show, Whiskey and Cigarettes; #1 Canadian country trio, Western Avenue, featuring Matt Williams; Seattle chart-topper, March to May; IMEA Award-winning singer/songwriter, Billy Grima; Alabama-based country rocker, Donica Knight; and Texas-based country pageant queen, Madelyn Victoria; Swedish country singer/songwriter, TJ Leonard; Star One and Shine On Records; Australian big jazz band for kids, Kinderjazz; Independent Country Music Hall of Famer, Richard Lynch; Award-winning Broadway, Jazz and R&B singer, Eloise Laws; Canadian country singer/songwriter/producer, Jim Levatte; Philly-based singer/songwriter and worship leader, Eddy Mann; VH1 Save The Music Finalist, JJ McGuigan; Former BET Networks host and Christian r&b artist, Rahn Anthoni; “Turbo Twang” country artist, Wayne Warner; Billboard chart-topper Bonnie Tyler; WSM Radio On-Air Personality Sam Rochford; Multi-platinum Italian producer/songwriter, Dom Capuano; Seattle Navy veteran and blues pop artist, Phillip Broussard; Cherish Lee, daughter of country legend Johnny Lee and Dallas star, Charlene Tilton; London’s West End star, Nina Soderquist and US Billboard chart-topper with Blue Swede (“Hooked On a Feeling”) Bjorn Skifs; Legendary country singer-songwriter, Margie Singleton; New Queen of Bluegrass, Rhonda Vincent; American Idol contestant, Briana Tyson; country heart throb, Matt Westin; Nashville singer-songwriter, Jeremy Parsons; Prolific mixer Christos Tsantil (P. Diddy, Mary J. Blige, Mobb Deep, Mos Def, Brandy, Big Pun, Queen Latifah, Patti LaBelle); Philly Christian R&B sensation, Christa Deana; Toronto-based alternative rock act, Across The Board; Texas country singer-songwriter Heather Whitney; Dallas r&b artist and son of Four Sonics member, Eddie Daniels, Clayton Morgan; Award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter and author, Tia McGraff, Denver hair-metal darlings, Love Stallion, Canadian singer-songwriter Cory M. Coons (produced by Ron Nevison – Heart, Styx, Survivor), Top 25 FolkDJ chart artist, James Lee Baker, #1 Roots Music artist and americana/folk singer-songwriter Bill Abernathy, guitar virtuoso Brady Novotny, singer-songwriter and musical composer, John Vento; Top 75 iTunes rock chart band, The Vics; Top 20 Canadian Pop/EDM singer-songwriter, Kristen Karma; #2 iTunes charting country rocker, Gary Burk III; Derek Davis, lead singer of #1 metal band Babylon A.D.; Grammy Nominee Masa Takumi; Circus of Power guitarist Gary Sunshine; #1 Bluegrass/Gospel Artist, Flat River Band; Josie Award Winning Rock Band, Follow No One; Indie label, Sky Titan Media; Canadian guitar virtuoso, Darren Michael Boyd; Nashville-based #1 iTunes country artist, Savannah; Bass Player to RnR Hall of Famers, Ray Powers; Canadian rock band, Walker’s Cay; Former Sony/BMG recording artist Tom Tikka; #1 iTunes chart artist, See Your Shadow; #1 iTunes Blues Rock Band Izzie’s Caravan; Top 5 Billboard Charting Gospel Artist, Chris Bender; Chart-topping iTunes R&B artist Billy Ray Rock; #1 iTunes Christian NeoSoul artist, HeIsTheArtist; Florida-based melodic rock band, 308 Ghost Train; Seminal Pittsburgh indie rockers The Little Wretches, Brothers duo from Maine, Psychopath Etiquette; Sugarcane Jane feat. Neil Young’s guitarist, Anthony Crawford; Blues Music Award Winner, Ms. Freddye; Indy Worship Leader and Gospel Singer, Antwan Jenkins; Australian Singer-Songwriter Shayne Cook; 5-time Arkansas CMA Nominee, Ten Penny Gypsy; #1 iTunes R&B Artist, Hollis Jordan; #1 iTunes Songwriter/Musician David Arn; John Lennon Songwriting Contest Finalist, Larry Jay; North Carolina hard rocker, Davy Williamson; Christian singer-songwriter Randy Seedorff; #1 iTunes folk artist, Mauri Dark; Austin, Texas music veteran John McDonough; Pittsburgh country music veteran, GAry Pratt; #1 international iTunes charting country artist, Pamela Hopkins; NOLA Award-winning Gospel artist, Zack Landry; among others.

Capitalizing on his knowledge of all facets within the industry, Michael and MTS Management Group have become THE Independent Artist Management, Publicity and Promotions firm and record label.

Michael Stover and MTS Management Credits

Organizations

–Country Music Association (CMA)
–Grammy Recording Academy (NARAS)
International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences

–Stellar Awards Gospel Music Academy (SAGMA)
–Gospel Music Association (GMA)
–European Academy of Country Music (EACM)
–BMI
–Roots Music Association
–International Music And Entertainment Association (IMEA)
–Nashville Universe
–Inspirational Country Music Association (ICM)
–New Country Music Association (NCMA)
–Josie Music Awards (JMA)
–Texas Country Music Association (TCMA)
–International Singer Songwriters Association (ISSA)
–Hollywood Music In Media Awards

Licensing

MTS Management Group has signed music licensing deals for their artists with Fox Sports, NASCAR, E! Networks, Discovery Networks, MTV Networks, Bunim/Murray, Canadian Broadcasting Company shows, and others

Press

MTS Management artists have received press in many top publications including ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, RFD TV, Billboard, Today.com, Guitar Player Magazine, Music Row, The Boot, Taste Of Country, CCM Magazine, Yahoo News!, Country Thang Daily, Huffington Post, New Music Weekly, Blabbermouth.net, Flavour Mag, Powersource, Christian Music Weekly, Cashbox, Music News Nashville, Lovin’ Lyrics, Guitar World, Screamer Magazine, Bravewords, Metal Underground, Metal-Temple, Hard City Magazine, Nashville Gab, Digital Rodeo, Hair Metal Mansion, Pittsburgh Magazine, Today’s Country magazine, Nashville Music Guide, Southern Living, Exclaim.ca, The Source, Alternative Press, and many others.

–Michael has an Associate Degree in Music and Video Business form the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and has worked with notable touring and recording musicians including Jimmy Mattingly (Reba, Garth Brooks) Steve Hinson (Josh Turner, Randy Travis) Mark Greenwood (Garth) Michael Rojas (Lady Antebellum) Reb Beach (Winger) Justin Murr (LibertyNJustice) Cj Snare (Firehouse) Stevie Rachelle (Tuff) and Phil MacDowell (Buzz Poets)

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Bill is a teacher by day and webmaster by night. Bill started working with bands and their online presence in 1995. He founded AK Music Scene in February of 2004 and the Pennsylvania Rock Show followed shortly after in September of 2004. In October of 2016, he founded Podcast your Scene Bill hopes that his websites help the bands around the world get their music heard. Unsigned music creates signed music, and there are a lot of bands out there that deserve a shot at that. In late 2017, Bill started his 4th unsigned music website, www.buildthescene.com

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