LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Artist Manager, Mike Renault, has joined the creative team of producer Greg Ladanyi and music executive, Starr Andreeff, to create the definitive multi-faceted venture, Maple Jam Music Group. The newly created Maple Jam Music Group (MJMG) is evolving with the music industry of the 21st century. MJMG will house artist management, digital delivery, a traditional record label, a recording/production studio, a publishing and licensing division, in-house publicity, a marketing team and a merchandising arm to promote its artists.
Renault brings over 25 years of experience in the music business to the newly formed MJMG. He has worked to elevate the exposure and appeal of such artists as Papa Roach, Megadeth, Static X, Squirrel Nut Zippers, and Primitive Radio Gods. MJMG’s current roster of notable artists include Type-O Negative, Hollywood Undead, Ligion, Everybody Else, Sound the Alarm, and Robin DiMaggio.
Ladanyi is best known for his engineering and production work with rock giants, such as Jackson Browne, including the albums Running On Empty, Hold Out, and Lawyers In Love, Don Henley’s albums I Can’t Stand Still and Building The Perfect Beast; Toto / Toto IV and Fleetwood Mac, Fleetwood Mac Greatest Hits an d Behind The Mask. Ladanyi’s work contributed to 16 Grammy nominations for his artists and he has been directly nominated three times. Greg won a Grammy Award in 1982 for Best Engineered Recording with Toto’s Toto IV and was nominated for Producer of the Year on Don Henley’s smash hit Boys of Summer and Jaguares, Album of the Year for Bajo el Azul de Tu.
Andreeff brings 15-years of experience in the music business as an executive and manager to the artists of MJMG. As co-owner of Smash Music, Andreeff was responsible for the creation of numerous teen acts, including No Authority (Sony, Maverick). –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers