Michael Lippman, Partner
“I’ve probably put together more deals backstage at concerts than by telephone.” -Michael Lippman
Through a diverse client roster that maximizes opportunity in ever changing trends while minimizing the risk of being completely focused on one genre, Lippman Entertainment is positioned at the center of all aspects of the music business. Early in his career Michael observed that record producers and songwriters, are artists in their own right, and lacked proper guidance. Michael started a management firm representing select recording artists and for the first time ever, created a business managing record producers and songwriters ensuring that all players in the creative process were protected and properly rewarded. Hailed as an innovator in negotiating entertainment contracts, his advice is often sought after by his colleagues. Michael’s intuitiveness for brokering diverse talents and commitment to the success of a project is renowned and maintains his broad power base within the industry.
Nick Lippman, Partner
Nick Lippman is a Partner at Lippman Entertainment. He’s focused on guiding the company’s impressive artist and producer roster in today’s multi-faceted music business. His industry experience started with an internship at EMI Records at age 15. After, he enjoyed a successful stint at Interscope, before joining Lippman Entertainment in 2004. He was named a partner at Lippman Entertainment in 2014.
Combining innate “record biz” acumen, a trailblazing spirit, and an informed understanding of digital trends, he set a new paradigm for multi-platinum pop rock icons Matchbox Twenty in 2007. At Nick’s urging, the band became the first in history to sell a full-length album, Exile on Mainstream, on a USB wristband in the mass market. The record debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 and was quickly certified Gold. The group continues to sell wristbands at all live shows, allowing fans to purchase the audio of performance they just attended—a model soon adopted by Bruce Springsteen, George Michael, and others. Also, for that tour cycle, Nick also orchestrated a tie-in with Facebook and eHarmony where online daters went on their very first date at a show on the Exile tour.
He continued pushing the envelope with Matchbox Twenty in 2012. Initiating a groundbreaking cross-promotion between the artist, Facebook, and Spotify, he launched a campaign incorporating the concept of “Timeline” and listeners’ own memories of the group as set up for the release of their latest record North. The record would debut #1 on the Billboard Top 200—their first to do so in their 15-year career. Eventually, he helped grow the band’s social following to over 1.8 million fans in less than 10 months. The digital rollout included of a trend-setting artist app. This was the first time a band included both augmented reality and geo-fencing on tour to communicate directly with fans, an innovation lauded by Billboard in 2013.
In setting up George Michael’s 2014 album Symphonica (a #1 debut in the UK and four other countries), Nick engineered a slick roll out. The artist’s web site underwent a “black out”, inciting the fans to question his next move. Then, he launched an interactive app and unique events throughout the two weeks leading up to the album’s release.
He also developed a groundbreaking “Digital Tour Book” that reinvigorates the classic tour program and pushes it online with modern technology. It started with Matchbox Twenty and will be mass released in 2017.Nick reintroduced Ryan Cabrera into the marketplace with a highly successful 2013 tour that showcased the artist to a new younger audience. He created an online monthly charity event called “Live from Ryan’s Living Room”, which raised over $150,000 for various charities.
He also developed a groundbreaking “Digital Tour Book” that reinvigorates the classic tour program and pushes it online with modern technology. It started with Matchbox Twenty andwill be mass released in 2017.Nick reintroduced Ryan Cabrera into the marketplace with a highlysuccessful 2013 tour that showcased the artist to a new younger audience. He created an online monthly charity event called “Live from Ryan’s Living Room”, which raised over $150,000 for various charities.
In 2011, 360 Magazine included him among its “Top 100 Innovators, Intellectuals, Peacemakers, and Trendsetters” list with Bono,Jay-Z, Michelle Obama, and more. He received a 2012 nomination for Billboard Magazine’s “40 under 40′′. He built strategic partnerships with top startups like Co-Promote, one of Billboard’s “Top 10 Startups of 2011”, Daqri, one of Billboard’s “Top 10 Startups of 2013”, and 2014’s SXSW top 10 accelerators Fliptu. He also teamed with both G-TV and YouTube to create the MCN, G-TV Music
In 2015 Nick started the technology Incubator Ava Jade, LLC. Ava Jade specializes in connecting amazing technology with the entertainment world emphasizing on the music industry. Nick sits on the Board of Advisors for fast growing technology startups; Co-Promote, Crowdzilla, Ampsy, Top-Fan, Fan Flex, Gigmor,Rage-Onand Dreamchain. Dreamchain was Ava Jade’s first company working on the blockchain and in cryptocurrency. To date each one of these companies has grown exponentially since Nick joined the respective teams.
In the summer of 2016, Nick introduced the world to the First Ever Hologram Selfie Experience, where fans who purchased VIP packages will have the opportunity to sing in real time next to Rob Thomas, both in Hologram form. Within minutes, the footage is emailed to the fan to share with friends, family and on social media. This is truly a unique and once in a lifetimeexperience.This went off extremely well garnering huge press from tier one outlets as well as fan satisfaction.
As well in the summer of 2016 Nick and his business partner and father Michael, was featured in Billboard Magazine’s “From the Desk Of”.
In the summer of 2017 Nick led the incredibly successful Matchbox Twenty “A Brief History of Everything Tour” with smart marketing and the ability to maximize playing off the band’s nostalgia. The band played to over 850,000 people during this run.
In 2017 and 2018 Nick grew the career of rapper Chris Webby from what was a decline to a height greater than his initial prime. With Nick at the helm, Webby got more than 70 million streams, did a partnership with Live Nation, doubled his touring guarantee and grew the financials almost 10x in less than 2 years.
2018 was also a big year. His client, 16-year-old Noah Urrea, is the star of the Simon Fuller created, Now United who have toured the world and will continue to do so through the remainder of 2018. Juan Pablodi Pace got rave reviews singing the music of the late George Michael with an incredible symphony and was a finalist on the hit tv series Dancing with the Stars. You can also see Juan Pablo as “Fernando” on Netflix’s biggest show, Fuller House as well as on the Dancing with the Stars tour.
In 2018 Nick also expanded Ava Jade, creating the Ava Jade Producer Incubator as well as the Ava Jade Artist Incubator. Nick partnered with acclaimed neuroscientist Dak Brandon and brought in multi-talented producers and writers to create a hit making machine. Look for multiple drops in 2019 from the production side.Ava Jade also started a publishing entity and has partnered with RipTide and Urban & Lazar.
So far in January of 2019, Nick was able to secure both a record deal and publishing deal for Christian artist Jack Cassidy, whom was on team Alicia on season 15 of The Voice. Rob Thomas is also releasing his 4th solo album and going on a World tour in support of it.
Nick’s passion and acumen drives results and breeds loyalty. “It’s about understanding the transformation in the business and being proactive without being too eager,” he said. “Risk taking is inherent in show business but as managers we need to focus on taking calculated risks, that protect and impact artists, enhance the fan experience, and move the industry forward.”
Father-Son Management Team Michael & Nick Lippman on Rooming With David Bowie, Fighting for George Michael and Streaming’s Threat to the Industry
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Jeremy Lopez, Head of Branding / Manager
Hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area, California born, Jeremy Lopez packed his bags after high school and never looked back. From day one, there was never a question he would work in music. He moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dream and attended music school with a focus on Music Business Administration, Production and Engineering.
Three months before graduating top of his class, Jeremy had secured a then rare, and soon to be coveted, internship at the world renowned Westlake Recording Studios, artistic home of such music legends as Michael Jackson and Elton John, and frequented by popular artists like Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, and Britney Spears. Working his way up from intern, to runner, assistant engineer, to engineer, Jeremy watched, listened and gleaned from some of the industry’s most respected artists, producers, record label executives and A&Rs.
After being in the room, working side by side, and interacting with such big-hitters he so strongly admired as David Foster and Simon Cowell, there was no doubt there was much more to the business than anyone could learn in school. Passionate and hungry, Jeremy was like a sponge, soaking up everything he could, learning as he went, and eventually discovering he had his own distinct opinions and point of view about the process. As time went on, he became more and more empowered to voice those opinions, and more and more they were heard and utilized. It was clear Jeremy had something to offer beyond engineering and assisting others on the technical side. On more than one occasion, he was offered jobs by record label A&Rs and music executives for, when he was “done with engineering.” Eventually, Jeremy decided, although he fully enjoyed all the exposure, connections and experiences he had at Westlake Studios, after three and half years, it was time to move on.
Adellyn Polomski, Manager
After over a decade of experience multiple areas of the music industry, Adéllyn Polomski started her own Los Angeles-based business in 2017, where she currently manages both established and up-and-coming artists, including platinum-selling Producer/DJ, London on da Track and rock bank, Capture.. In addition to her own client roster, Polomski also partners with Nick Lippman of Lippman Entertainment on multiple ongoing projects for various artists.
Prior to starting her own business, Adellyn served as the Chief of Staff for entertainment management company, KWL Enterprises where she played a key role in the careers of D’Angelo, Trey Songz, K. Michelle, PNB Rock, and Jay Sean. While at KWL, Polomski also worked closely with 300 Entertainment, which is responsible for the careers of Migos, Cheat Codes, Young Thug, Fetty Wap, and more. Before Polomski’s time at KWL Enterprises, she acted as Program Director for Evolution, the “All Things Dance” station for iHeartRadio, Clear Channel’s all-in-one digital radio service. Polomski worked side by side with dance music tastemaker, Pete Tong and Global producer, Diplo to launch the syndicated EDM platform, Evolution at iHeartRadio.
While with iHeartRadio EVP, Polomski overlooked the syndicated programming of Premiere, Ryan Seacrest, Steve Harvey Show, The Breakfast Club, and Nikki Sixix. As the former Director of EDM Initiatives, Polomski played a key role in introducing new acts to millions of listeners each day. With the help of Polomski’s programming initiatives, records such as, Krewella “Alive,” Calvin Harris “Feels So Close,” Steve Aoki “Boneless,” Martin Garrix’s “Animals,” Benny Bennassi Ft. Gary Go “Cinema [Skrillex Remix],” and Swedish House Mafia “Don’t You Worry Child” have all earned platinum certification.
For 6 years, Polomski booked talent and ran radio broadcast operations for Clear Channel’s largest events such as:iHeart Music Festival, Jingle Ball, iHeartRadio Country Music Fest, iHeart Music Awards, iHeart Ultimate Pool Party, ID&T, Ultra Music Festival, SFX, Live Nation, and AEG. Additionally, she secured talent performances at iHeart Radio’s Los Angeles and New York City theaters. International super star acts included: deadmau5, Tiesto, David Guetta, and many more.
Polomski is a Master’s Degree graduate of Leeds Metropolitan University. It was in the UK that she first began her radio career with Leeds Student Radio and became immersed in the electronic music scene.
When she is not managing artists, Adellyn dedicates her time to various non-profit organizations, including City of Hope and Project Style, NFP. Polomski is also a seasoned speaker, having lead discussions on panels at Austin’s SXSW Festival, EDM Biz, and the Winter Music Conference.
Alex Lunt, Manager
Alex emphasizes utilizing his platform of business and marketing to not only help create music festivals but also to create the necessary branding and marketing that a company or an artist may need. He is all around Artist Management, also specializing in Tour Management, Brand Awareness, and Media buying.
Jacoby Nations, Manager
Jacoby Nations started his music career in Seattle Washington as a Hip Hop and R&B producer by day and DJ by night. After headlining major clubs in the PNW and performing at music festivals like Bumbershoot, Lucky, SXSW and Paradiso he moved into the event/stage management and production space. After relocating to Los Angeles in 2018 his background in performance, production, and management translated nicely into the talent management space where he then discovered the LA based band Beauty School Dropout. Jacoby has dedicated his life to music and performance and has made it his goal to put new artists on the map.