New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Jerad Finck, whose breakthrough track "Runaway
" was the #1 independent song in the U.S. throughout much of 2011, has signed an exclusive management deal with Milk & Honey, which represents some of the most successful songwriters, producer and artists in the world. His forthcoming single Criminal is set to release on September
Launched by industry veteran Lucas
Keller in 2014 after ten years as a concert promoter, manager and entrepreneur, the 21st Century hybrid entertainment company is focused on marketing driven artist management with a strong TV, film and advertising synch license department. Prior to starting Milk & Honey, Keller spent four years at The Collective.
Offering an entirely different approach to management, the boutique business manages and A&R's developing clients as well as those at the top of their game, handling everything from tour marketing and digital strategy to world-wide synch and staying focused on staying strong in small numbers.
Milk & Honey's clients have won BMI and ASCAP pop awards, Grammys, Junos, Golden Globes, Arias and Mercurys, and their art and music have impacted the furthest corners of the globe while collectively selling over 400 million units. Based in the Miracle Mile area of Los Angeles, the firm works closely with the major ad agencies, television networks, film studios, and music supervision houses to place music with visual media.
The title of "Runaway
" became the perfect metaphor for Jerad's wild success with the song, which has propelled the tireless Spokane, WA based singer and songwriter and road warrior to new heights in his career - including collaborating and co-writing tracks on his latest upcoming full length album with top producers David
Hodges (Kelly Clarkson, Daughtry, Christina
Perri), Steven Miller (Pink, Dave Matthews
Band, Switchfoot) and Nathan Meckel.
Hodges helmed "Criminal," the infectious power-pop ballad set to be the new album's lead single.
At one point in 2011, "Runaway
" was the #1 independent song in the country, peaking at #3 on the Adult Contemporary Chart, #42 in Hot AC and #25 on the Hot AC Indicator Chart. While inspiring popular remixes by Ajax and DJ Lynnwod (that appeared on later editions of Jerad's Anthony Resta produced EP Stuck In Your Riddle), the song was used by the NBA and NHL as the backdrop to videos created for each league's finals that celebrated wins by the Dallas Mavericks and Boston
Bruins. In addition to leading to Jerad's signing with Rock Ridge and ADA/Warner Music
for further distribution, the song's enduring popularity led the Gibson Guitar endorsee to add to his already breakneck touring schedule with a near constant slate of performances everywhere from small towns in Texas
to the entire East Coast.
Since releasing his self titled debut album, produced by John Seymour in 2011, Jerad has been on the road practically non-stop, opening for and/or touring with Daughtry, Christina
Perri, Edwin McCain, DADA, Vertical Horizon, Parachute, One EskimO, Ingrid Michaelson, Matt Hires, Red Wanting Blue, Ron Pope, Cracker, Ingram Hill, Tony Lucca
and many others. Jerad credits his experiences touring with the highly fan interactive Sister Hazel
for helping him develop a deeper, more intimate relationship with his own audiences - both onstage and off.
The singer's special performances include Live In The Vineyard, Hotel Carolina, SXSW, Indie Week Toronto, The Rock Boat XII, and Balcony TV. Jerad has also been featured in over fifty newspapers and magazines; including CMJ, Skope, American Songwriter, Amplifier and Acoustic Magazine. He and his band have performed on performed on dozens of morning TV shows on NBC, CBS, ABC & FOX, and his songs have been featured in films and TV shows on HBO, ESPN, Discovery, CBS & NBC, among others.