MTS Management Group is more than just an artist management/pubicity/promotions company…It is where dreams become reality! Specializing in full-service artist management, publicity and promotions, and social media campaigns for new and established independent artists and indie labels, MTS Management is 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 25 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, artist manager, publicist and promoter. Capitalizing on his knowledge of all facets within the industry, Michael and MTS Management have become THE Independent Artist Management, Publicity and Promotions firm.
Michael Stover and MTS Management Credits
–Country Music Association (CMA)
–Americana Music Association
–Independent Country Music Association
–European Country Music Association
–East Coast Music Association
–Ontario Country Music Association
–CMG Radio Affiliate
–Roots Music Association
–Billboard Magazine Songwriter’s Award (3rd Place, Rock category) “Cold-Blooded”
–Billboard Magazine Songwriter’s Award (Honorable Mention, Rock category) “Ride Sweet Angel”
–2013 CMG Radio Awards, Best Manager, MTS Management Group
–2013 Ontario Country Music Association Nominee, Amy Rose
–2013 ICMA Nomination, Promising Young Artist, Josey Milner
–2013 ICMA Nomination, Best Live Performance and Song Of The Year, Doug Briney
–2013 ICMA Nomination, Emerging Artist, Female Artist, Song of The Year, Amy Rose
–2013 Southern Star Nomination, Independent Artist Of The Year, Xander Demos(MTS)
–2013 Southern Star Nomination, Independent Artist Of The Year, Doug Briney(MTS)
–2012 Iron City Rocks Award Nominations (5), Best Guitarist, Metal Band, Prog Band, Album, Single, Xander Demos (MTS)
–2012 ICMA Nomination, Best Manager and Best Producer, Michael Stover
–2012 ICMA Nomination, Best Male Artist and Best Live Performance, Bryan Cole (MTS Artist)
–2012 ICMA Nomination, Most Promising New Artist, Doug Briney (MTS Artist)
–2012 Southern Star Nomination, Independent Artist Of The Year, Bryan Cole (MTS)
–2011 New Music Award Nomination, Breakthrough Country Artist, Bryan Cole (MTS)
–2011 Iron City Rocks Award Nomination, Best Guitarist, Xander Demos (MTS)
–2010 New Music Award Nomination, Best New Country Artist, Bryan Cole (MTS)
–2010 Independent Music Award Nomination, Best Country Album, Bryan Cole (MTS)
–Michael’s songs have been recorded and released by Bryan Cole (country) Kevin Morgan (country) Deanna Dawn Denning (country, pop) Vonne Andring (pop/ac) Stormfront (rock) Forever Endeavor (Christian rock) Angelspeak (Christian rock)
–Michael has managed and/or promoted Bryan Cole, Xander Demos, Doug Briney, Amy Rose, Josey Milner, Jiggley Jones, Cede, Chelsea Rae, and Raina Bauman
–Michael and MTS Management Group are responsible for the following:
RECORD DEALS: Xander Demos, Rock ‘N’ Growl Records; Doug Briney, CBM Records; Doug Briney, Tate Music Group
ENDORSEMENTS: Xander Demos, DR Strings, Fractal Audio Systems, Matrix Amplification, Mission Pedals, Rock-N-Roll Gangstar Apparel; Doug Briney, Exotic Stainless Steel Belt Buckles, Austin Hats.
SPOKESPERSONS: Josey Milner, national spokesperson for Angels and Doves, an anti-bullying charity.
TOURS: Currently booking a Mid-Atlantic tour for Xander Demos, his first. Josey Milner radio tour, January-April 2013. Amy Rose radio tour, November 2012, February 2013.
–“I’m Comin’ Home” (Bryan Cole) Written and produced by M. Stover/B. Cole. #1 Indie World, #8 NMW, #13 MPAK, #11 Italy, #17 Switzerland, #23 Norway, #27 Austria.
–“Pride And the Passion” (Bryan Cole) Written and produced by M. Stover/B. Cole. #1 Indie World, #1 NMW, #1 CMG, #13 MPAK, #83 Music Row, #85 Mediabase. #29 Norway, #35 Spain.
–“Love Doesn’t Live Here” (Bryan Cole) Written by M. Stover, produced by M. Stover/B. Cole/H. Granati. #5 Roots Music Report, #13 NMW, #1 CMG, #121 Music Row, #121 Mediabase
–”If Only” (Bryan Cole) #4 Cashbox, Top 10 in Sweden, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands.
–”It All Comes Back To Me” (Bryan Cole) #!4 Cashbox, Top 20 Norway, #1 Myspace Video, #9 Y’allwire video
–“More Than Just a Farm” (Doug Briney) #1 CMG chart, #1 video Onlylyrics.com, #10 Independent Music Network
–”It’s All Country” (Doug Briney) #6 Roots Report, #10 CMG chart, #1 Onlylyrics.com, #6 Independent Music Network
–”(Redneck Reunion) Party Like A Redneck” (Amy Rose) #7 Independent Music Network, #23 Y’allwire video, #1 Onlylyrics.com
–”I Just Want You To Know” (Amy Rose) Currently charting as of 4/7/13: #9 NMW, #85 Music Row, #60 CMG.
–”Dead Flowers” (Josey Milner) #10 Independent Music Network
–”Not Pretty Enough” (Josey Milner) Currently charting as of 5/6/13: #23, New Music Weekly, #105 Music Row
–”Deja Vu All Over Again” (Doug Briney) Top 10 CMG Radio, Top 20 Independent Music Network
–”No Spring Chicken” (Jiggley Jones) #40 Roots Music Report
–”Baby Blue” (Jiggley Jones) #1 Only Lyrics, #15 Independent Music Network
–A short list of the countries where Michael’s songs and MTS artists have received airplay: United States, Canada, Australia, UK, Japan, Sweden, Norway, Austria, Denmark, Germany, Spain, France, New Zealand, Belgium, Czech Republic, Greece, Brazil, Russia and Switzerland.
–Bryan Cole, “Wide Open Road” for the track “I’m Comin’ Home. Perfect Vision Records, 2010. (country) Recorded at Sound Emporium, Nashville, TN.
–Bryan Cole, “Pride And the Passion” single. Perfect Vision Records, 2011.
–Bryan Cole, “Love Doesn’t Live Here” single. Perfect Vision Records, 2012.
–Angelspeak, “Angelspeak Demos 2009,” Perfect Vision Records, 2010.
–Stormfront, “Cold-Blooded,” from the compilation disc, “14 Miles of Dreams,” AIP records.
–Xander Demos, “Guitarcadia,” drums
–Bryan Cole, “Wide Open Road,” drums, backing vocals
–Kevin Morgan, “Live at the Funhouse,” drums, keyboards
–Angelspeak, “Angelspeak Demos 2009,” drums, keyboards, vocals
–Various Artists, “14 Miles of Dreams” drums, backing vocals
MTS Management artists have received press in many publications including Music Row, New Music Weekly, 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 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)