YFM By The Numbers
Since starting in 2017...
1 Billion +
14 Million +
New Fans For Indie Artists
200 Million +
Monthly Social Reach
20 Thousand +
Weekly YFM Social Growth
Our Recent Work
Indie Success Stories
- Went #1 virtually overnight on iTunes 'Singer/Songwriter' category -
- Gained 44,000 new followers -
"A Real Mellowed Soul, Produces An Amazing Sound"
Shawn James’ voice is a force of nature, a musical preacher to a flock that accepts everyone, a combination of the gospel choirs he sang with as a youngster and his training in classical music and opera. Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, James’ timeless sound is steeped in blues legends like Robert Johnson and Son House, forever at the crossroads of damnation and redemption, the two inextricably woven into the fabric of his songs.
- Went Viral Overnight with over 4 Million Views in just 24 hours -
- Gained 36,000 new followers -
"Modern Rockers With Tonnes Of Talent"
A hard-driving Southern rock unit based out of Palestine, Texas, Blacktop Mojo's fiery blend of post-grunge, classic rock, and metal falls somewhere between Soundgarden, Black Stone Cherry, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Founded in 2012 by frontman Matt James and drummer Nathan Gillis, the band eventually morphed into a five-piece with the additions of bass player Matt Curtis and guitarists Ryan Kiefer and Kenneth Irwin.
Meet The Team
Phil is an iconic music industry executive with an unparalleled distinguished career who has held positions that include CEO at Virgin Records, being personally recruited by Richard Branson. He was President of Warner Bros. Records and Executive VP of EMI Music and President of EMI Marketing. He is credited as being instrumental in breaking U2 in the US, while serving as Senior VP of Marketing and Promotion at Island Records. Phil Q has been crucial to the success of artists that include U2, Linkin Park, Smashing Pumpkins, Josh Groban, Spice Girls, Lenny Kravitz, Paula Abdul, Rolling Stones, Janet Jackson, Madonna, Stevie Nicks, Cher, Wilco, Eric Clapton, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Faith Hill, Goo Goo Dolls, Green Day, Coldplay, Norah Jones, Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, Trace Adkins, RBD and Ben Harper. He has been involved with the estate catalogs of The Beatles and Frank Sinatra.
Known as a defender of artist rights, he has spoken out on the fight against music piracy and the need to restore the value of music. He has experience in the new digital music world consulting for Shazam and Guvera and manages artists, Yoshiki and XJapan. Phil Q was Executive Producer of the PBS Series, "The Soundtrack of our Lives" and sits on the Boards of the Grammy's and RIAA. Prestigious awards include, Russell Simmon's Award for Diversity and Equality and Billboard Magazine's Music Executive of the Year in 2001. His new company, Inspiros, in partnership with Robert Cutarella (see below) has recently received two signings to major labels of their artists with music to be released later this year.
Multiple Grammy winning producer and publisher, Robert has over 160 platinum album awards and 3K+ songs recorded. Former Director of Artist Acquisition for publishing giants Warner/Chapell and MCA, he additionally served as VP for legendary executive, John Hammond's, HME/Sony label.
Robert has secured hits and signed and/or developed writers that include Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, The Police, Elton John, REM, Culture Club, Dolly Parton and countless others. He has worked with Warner Chapell's elite roster including Hall & Oates, Bee Gees and Jule Styne. At HME/Sony he signed and developed a diverse array of artists including: Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Fabulous T-Birds, Metallica, Raven, Celine Dion, Alice Cooper, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Johnny Van Zant and more.
To date, Robert has produced records with Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Les Paul (2 Grammys), Joss Stone, Sting, Allison Krause, Joe Perry of Aerosmith, John Reznick of the Goo Goo Dolls, Keith Richards, Cyndi Lauper, Ashley Tisdale of High School Musical and many more.
Robert's career continued to evolve soliciting music for American Idol and The Voice and licensed music for hit TV series' including NCIS and Bloodline and multiple FOX TV Network series. He has recently had 4 Top 20 singles on Billboard's dance charts and launched a new company, Inspiros with Phil Q, with two recent signings to major labels: Jeremy Soule and Sal Valentinetti.
2019 Silver Clio recipient for "Hello Light", Volkswagen commercial, Al Risi believes music makes the memory and is the soundtrack of our lives.
This belief is the driving force behind Al’s approach to Music Supervision. With decades of experience and partners like Google, SpaceX, Volkswagen and Coca-Cola, Al navigates the music industry with the heart of the songwriter and the fiscal mind of publisher, striking that crucial balance for his clients.
In 2013, Al founded GROOVE GUILD, a full-service music company dedicated to Supervision, Original Music, Sound Design and Strategy, using words and music to tell stories for their branded partners. From collaborating with artists, to building consensus among disparate stakeholders, the team maintains strong relationships with songwriters, composers, bands, publishers, labels and management.
Al is equally at ease as a creative music supervisor as he is with negotiating and closing deals. From Al’s early days with Universal Music Group launching artists like Beck, Eminem, Counting Crows, Blink 182 & Weezer; to his music supervision and licensing career, pairing the world’s biggest brands with music legends, Al’s passion for music runs almost as deep as his love of live shows and Led Zeppelin.
Former CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi Global Advertising, managing such clients as Toyota, Lexus, Visa, Sony, Ericsson and Starbucks. Exceptional executive experience in multiple markets and currently Vice Chairman of digital advisory business, Wilshire Axon and CEO of fixt.
Luciana Pegorer is a veteran executive of the Brazilian music industry and the global music marketplace. She has served on the Board of Merlin (2011-2019), the global digital rights agency representing over 20K indie record labels in 62 countries. Luciana organizes and curates the influential international music conference, “Music Trends Brazil”, held annually in Rio (www.musictrendsbrasil.com). She served for seven years with Warner Music Brazil, before launching her company, Delira Musica, recognized globally as a prestigious label, publisher and production company. She additionally served as President of the Brazilian Independent Music Association for six years and as an advisor to WIN. Luciana is sought after globally as an advisor, consultant and speaker and is deeply engaged in music licensing representing LyricFind & Music2Deal in Brazil.
Tom began his career as a studio and touring musician. He served in VP label positions with I.R.S,Virgin & Enigma. Tom is currently managing the careers of emerging artists including Kaile Goh, but was responsible for the promotion and marketing success of iconic artists including Lenny Kravitz, Shania Twain, Goo Goo Dolls, Sixpence None The Richer & Rod Stewart to name a few.
As a veteran music executive, Tom is in demand as a consultant and advisor to music brands and was instrumental to the rapid success of the start up, SongTradr.
who we work closely with!
Yamaha Music USA
Global Magazine / Media Company
Global Artist Relations Agency
Digital Marketing Agency
Ten Second Songs (Anthony Vincent)
YouTube Personality / Musician - 3 Million Subscribers
The Solo Show
Global Talent / Music Promoter
Social Media Company - 45 Million Followers
Online Music Store
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