We are a multifaceted Music Management and Production company based in NYC and London. In addition to having the privilege of working with established artists on all levels, another concentration is Artist Development which gives new artists a chance to explore their talents and build a solid foundation that will ultimately assist in longevity. With the emergence of an increasing number of Independent Artists, managers work closely with their artists to support this significant part of their artist's careers. We understand that for an artist to achieve long term creative success, an artist must be nurtured and developed.
Macri, a native New Yorker, started her musical career 30 plus years ago as a recording engineer. Her transition to management was an easy choice since she was familiar with working with artists, record company personnel, producers, composers, mixers and engineers. She founded her first management company in 1987 and called it "This Beats Workin'".
Her clients have included such greats as mixing sensation Tony Maserati (Jason Mraz, Black Eyed Peas, Beyonce, John Legend, Britney Spears. Lady Gaga), Producer/Writer/Remixer Shep Pettibone (Madonna, George Michael, Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson), Musical Director/Film Composer Peter Schwartz (Enya, Cher, David Bowie). Her musical format is now and always has been Top 40 Mainstream. In addition to her management companies, Macri has produced TV segments for acts Cher and Enya (Jay Leno, Letterman, Larry King, Entertainment Tonight, Rosie O'Donnell, Regis & Kelly, The View)
Juli Knapp's experience spans more than 20 years and includes Vice Presidential positions at Paisley Park, Simitar Entertainment, Edel Entertainment and Columbia Records. In April 2010, Knapp founded J Knapp Entertainment Consulting. In her various positions Knapp has managed the A&R and recording process from budgeting to delivery, including solicitation and acquisition of material, administration of funds, service agreements and asset management. Additionally, she has been responsible for administration of contracts for recording artists, staff producers and label partners including forecasting, performance analysis, option tracking and royalty accounting in direct, license, joint venture and profit participation structures.
Knapp has managed projects for such artists as:
Beyonce, Destiny's Child, Prince, Maxwell, John Legend, Wyclef Jean, Raphael Saadiq, George CLinton, Bow Wow, Mary Mary, Yolanda Adams, Tye Tribbett, LeAndria Johnson, Brian Courtney Wilson, Trin-i-tee 5:7, Tony Bennett, Mavis Staples, Chris Botti, Nas, Waka Flocka Flame, Clipse, Jim Jones, Three 6 Maffia and many others.