Music Consultant is a company that strives to help foster, develop, and guide the careers of both established and developing artists. Working with a long-term vision of creating enduring careers for these artists, we offer customized, strategic marketing and management services for every individual artist. Our main objective is to make sure you have what you need to navigate a successful career. Our expertise also provides solutions for corporations and brands looking for successful music integration and activation. Please visit our Services Page to learn more about how we can help you and see our experience and biographical information below.
Rick Goetz is a music business consultant and marketing professional with deep roots in the music industry. During his 20 years in the music business, he has been a major label A&R representative, a music supervisor, an artist manager, a bass player, and the head of a digital record label. His diverse experiences have given him insight into the complexities of making music and making a living making music from both the artist’s and executive’s perspectives. It was managing and playing in a group while at NYU that led him to his work within the major label system, developing talent and releasing, marketing, and distributing albums, singles, and music videos. He has worked for Lava/Atlantic, and Elektra, and EMI, with artists including Kid Rock, Matchbox 20 and Sarah Brightman, and on television shows including Sesame Street, and Psychic Detectives. Since leaving the major labels in 2007, he has handled music licensing for Mood Media / Musak and major marketing campaigns for a range of artists, from young, local, and aspiring bands, to multi-platinum, international superstars. In recent years he has been a guest speaker at SXSW, The Recording Academy, CMJ and The New Music Seminar.
With over 15 years’ experience as a professional writer, editor, and marketing consultant, Julia Rogers has helped countless inventive companies, entrepreneurs, organizations and intensely-creative individuals across industries discover their own distinctive and genuine voices so they can make a memorable and enduring impact on the world. As a biography and press release writer as well as a master communications consultant, she focuses intensely on people and situations and asks penetrating questions to delve deep beneath the surface and elicit the exceptional, fascinating dimensions and details that make them sparkle. Previously a grant writer and development/marketing strategist for several New York City-based non-profit Arts organizations, she has also written business development materials and produced online media for a variety of small technology companies to help them solidify their brands and forge strong relationships with clients and their local and global communities. As a journalist, she has spent years investigating and celebrating the many aspects of business strategy and innovation, social media, and emerging technology for small businesses and corporate clients, including The Huffington Post, Entrepreneur and American Express. She has been a contributing music writer at Bitch magazine and Billboard, and has helped market legendary artists including bandleader Bill Curtis, the Fatback Band and Zapp as well as countless up-and-coming indie artists. She has worked with major organizations and corporations such as the GRAMMY Foundation and Jupiter Media. She is also a classically-trained musician, and plays out regularly in New York City in various original projects as a songwriter, cellist, bassist, singer, and pianist. Julia continues to take risks that help her clients and partners passionately re-commit to their visions and capture their on-going stories with honest, sharp and engaging narratives.