LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Mike Gormley, president of the management firm L.A. Personal Development, is teaching a new course at UCLA Extension this fall. “The Insider’s Guide to Music Management” will cover, among other things, what music managers do, why they are important, and how to avoid management pitfalls. The course begins October 11 and will continue each Wednesday thereafter for a total of six classes.
Gormley is presently on the Board of Music Manager's Forum and L.A.WoMen In Music. He is past president of the Conference of Personal Managers and is also on the Management/Legal Advisory Committee for AFTRA.
His current management clients include: Lisbeth Scott, Ronny Cox and Quincy Coleman. Over the years, his clients have included Lowen & Navarro, the Bangles, Oingo Boingo, Angelique Kidjo, Concrete Blonde and Wall of Voodoo. — Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner