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 7 years, MTS Records has released 27 Top 40 New Music Weekly country chart singles, including ELEVEN #1s and 8 Top 85 Music Row chart singles.
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; 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; 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; 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.
MTS artists have received press in many publications, including, Indie Artists Magazine .com, Indie Music Magazine .Live, Webhost Magazine .Rocks, Indie Spotlight News .com, Music Row Magazine, New Music Weekly, Blabbermouth.net, Yahoo News, CNN.com, AllAccess, The Boot, Christian Music Weekly, Cashbox, Guitar World, Screamer Magazine, Nashville Music Guide, Powersource Magazine, and many other top publications.
Michael Stover and MTS Management Credits
–Country Music Association (CMA)
–Grammy Recording Academy (NARAS)
–Independent Country Music Association (ICoMA)
–European Country Music Association (ECMA)
–CMG Radio Affiliate
–Roots Music Association
–International Music And Entertainment Association (IMEA)
–Inspirational Country Music Association (ICM)
–New Country Music Association (NCMA)
–Texas Country Music Association
–2017 Josie Music Awards, MTS Management Group (Best Promotions Company)
–2017 Josie Music Awards Winner, Richard Lynch (Best Song Saluting America, “We’re American Proud”)
–2017 Josie Music Awards Winner, Richard Lynch (Traditional Country Entertainer of the Year)
–2017 AMG Heritage Awards Nominee, Ed Roman (Best Music Video)
–2017 Josie Music Awards Nominations, 38
–2017 WOBA Awards Nominee, Rahn Anthoni (Best Songwriter)
–2017 WOBA Awards Nominee, Wayne Warner (Best Producer, Best Artist)
–2017 Voice & Man Up Awards Winner, Rahn Anthoni (Trailblazer)
–2017 Indie Music Channel Awards Winner, Rahn Anthoni (Contemporary Christian Song)
–2017 Indie Music Channel Awards Nominee, Ed Roman (Americana Song)
–2017 Indie Music Channel Awards Nominee, Hicks (Contemporary Country Song, Artist, and Video)
–2017 Akademia Awards (March) Winner Rahn Anthoni (Best Christian/Gospel Song)
–2017 Akademia Awards (February) Winner Eddy Mann (Best Christian/Gospel Song)
–2017 Akademia Awards (February) Winner Madelyn Victoria (Best Country Song)
–2017 New Music Awards Nominee, Whiskey and Cigarettes (Best Internet Radio Station)
–2017 New Music Awards Nominee, Hicks feat. Ryan and Steve Wariner (Best Country Group)
–2017 New Music Awards Nominee, Juliana Lawrence (Best New Artist)
–2017 New Music Awards Nominee, Bryan James (Best New Artist)
–2017 Akademia Awards (January) Winner Ed Roman (Best Folk/Singer-Songwriter Song)
–2017 Akademia Awards (January) Winner JJ McGuigan (Best Alternative Song)
–2017 Kindred Music Awards, Winner Eddy Mann (Best Christmas Album)
–2017 Grammy Awards, 36 first round nominations