Module Leader, Music Business Studies
A graduate of the National University of Ireland Maynooth, Michael started as a musician playing drums in various bands, including Adebisi Shank. He began working in the industry as an agent, booking tours for artists in Europe and Asia. He co-founded the Irish independent label Richter Collective releasing records from acts such as And So I Watch You From Afar, The Redneck Manifesto and Enemies building it into an internationally respected company with worldwide distribution.
In 2011, Michael set up MKR Management, which offers consultancy, artist management and label services to US independent labels wishing to set up in Europe. Having worked with the likes of Sargent House (Chelsea Wolfe, Deafheaven, Tera Melos) he began managing Dublin-based band All Tvvins, among others.
Now at Faction Records Michael works across management, publishing and label duties with artists such as James Vincent McMorrow, Sorcha Richardson, Martin Hayes, Jape and Uly amongst others.