MTS Management Overview:
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 8 years, MTS Records has released 33 Top 40 New Music Weekly country chart singles, including TWELVE #1s and 8 Top 85 Music Row chart singles. Michael has written columns featured in Hypebot, Music Think Tank, and Fair Play Country Music, among others.
Michael has managed and,or promoted artists and events from the United States, Canada, Denmark, 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; 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 RandB 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 randb 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 RandB sensation, Christa Deana; Toronto-based alternative rock act, Across The Board; Texas country singer-songwriter Heather Whitney; Dallas randb artist and son of Four Sonics member, Eddie Daniels, Clayton Morgan; 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.