Wanna Be a Rock Star? Matheson Takes a Look at the Michael J. Media Group

Nashville-based musician Mike Farley has always had a love for the “business” side of the music business. In fact, it was during his time as host of an open-mic night in Cleveland, Ohio that he found his own musical voice and started writing and performing his own music. The songs that he wrote have become 5 full-length albums and one acoustic EP. And although Mike loves to write and perform music, the “business” side of the music business is what ultimately made him move from Cleveland, Ohio to Nashville, Tennessee.

While living in Cleveland, Mike started helping other musicians with the promoting of their music, helping them move forward in their careers and getting them more exposure as far as radio play and larger venues to perform in.

And although Mike loves to write and perform music, the “business” side of the music business is what ultimately made him move. He took the part-time music venture he was operating and decided to go in full-time and start helping as many musicians as he could. And in 2003, Mike moved his company from Cleveland, Ohio to Nashville, Tennessee.

Mike Farley’s publicity company, known as Michael J. Media Group, features several different types of services to help musicians further their musical careers. Some of the services offered to clients include: creating and distributing press releases to local and national media outlets, follow up with press contacts, promote local or regional CD release parties or other events, assist in setting up radio and TV appearances or other promotional gigs, and solicit film and TV placements from music supervisors and publishers.

Currently, Mike has a large list of artists that are taking advantage of his publicity help. Some of his most well known clients include: Jimmie’s Chicken Shack, Badfish (the tribute to Sublime), and many others, including Tim Mahoney, the musician who was featured in the 40th Anniversary issue of Rolling Stone as a result of winning the Ray-Ban ‘Never Hide Your Music’ contest.

To find out the complete list of features and services offered by Mike Farley and the Michael J. Media Group, go to www.michaeljmedia.com. You can also contact the company by calling them at (615) 885-3652.

Matheson Kamin