Founder & C.E.O
Michael Krumper has held senior marketing positions at labels including Atlantic, Razor & Tie & the Mercury Label Group, and was GM of Artemis Records. At Gold Mountain, Krumper managed Robyn Hitchcock and Marshall Crenshaw. At Atlantic, he handled A&R for Everything But The Girl, commissioning the #1 charting remix of “Missing” and subsequently re-signing the group, as well as bringing Matador (Pavement, Liz Phair) and Beggars Banquet (Peter Murphy, The Charlatans) to the label. At Artemis, Krumper handled A&R for Warren Zevon’s releases as well as a tribute to Zevon after his passing. Marketing campaigns he’s most proud of: Lucinda Williams’ Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach’s “Painted from Memory”, the sports marketing and direct response advertising that helped break the Baha Men’s “Who Let the Dogs Out”, and the many Lemonheads and Steve Earle releases he worked on. Follow him on Twitter at @michaelkrumper.
Head of Marketing & Digital strategy
John Hammond is a veteran marketing and digital strategist, and heads up Digital and Marketing services for the agency. In this role he has managed album campaigns for a range of artists and labels including Ashley Monroe, Halsey, Mike Posner, Ben Watt, Rosanne Cash, and many more. Prior to MPG John led digital and marketing efforts for Sony BMG, Wind-up Records, TVT Records, and Rykodisc, pioneering such techniques as band widgets, social networking in music, user-generated content and direct-to-fan marketing. He also manages Great American Canyon Band, and is talent buyer for the NJ concert series Outpost in the Burbs. Follow him on Twitter at @juanjamon.
vice president of Publicity
Joe Sivick is the Vice President of Publicity at Missing Piece Group and has been with the company since the beginning of 2012. Joe was raised outside of Philadelphia, PA and attended Temple University where he studied music production & marketing. He has helmed publicity campaigns for clients such as Ashley Monroe, Arc Iris, Amazon Music, Jon Langford, Donald Fagen, Old Flame Records, and many more. Joe knows everything there is to know about fine sandwiches, and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Follow him on Twitter at @joesivick.
As Manager of Publicity, Erik handles full PR campaigns for a variety of Missing Piece clients as well as day-to-day management for Colony House. A Boston-area native (no, he doesn't have an accent), Erik graduated in 2010 from Northeastern University's Music Industry program. He's been an avid music nerd since his earliest memory of listening to the oldies channel while riding in his dad's 1970-something Thunderbird. Fun facts: he once drove cross-country to Alaska in a 1980 Chevy wagon, he owns a world-record breaking (sort of) red-eared slider, and he can juggle.
After graduating from Marymount Manhattan College, Gina started working as an Assistant Video Editor and Animator for PBS documentaries. Realizing that music was really her passion, she decided to leave the film world behind. After a few odd jobs including work as a sculptor’s assistant and interning for a fashion photographer, Gina scored an internship at Missing Piece Group, where she’s been ever since. A Newark, NJ native, and musician on her own time, she’s the Operations/Marketing Manager at Missing Piece and does everything from publicity to billing to managing the interns, and making sure the coffee is stocked!
Brett Loeb works digital marketing and publicity projects at Missing Piece, and is a product manager for Missing Piece Records. Brett started at Missing Piece as an intern, then joined the team as a full-time employee after graduating Drexel University’s Music Industry Program in 2014. At Missing Piece he’s worked with musicians like Plants & Animals, Robert Glasper Experiment, The Silver Lake Chorus, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, and comedians like Mike O’Brien, and Ron Funches.
A recent transplant from New York to The Emerald City, Justin Schmidt heads the Seattle branch of Missing Piece Group. Justin got his start in music first as a musician and songwriter, then later as startup indie label manager for Post-Echo before ultimately finding his place as a publicist with Missing Piece. Justin is a fan of guitar feedback, drum machines, heavy reverb, Moog synthesizers and Stanley Kubrick. Follow him on Twitter at @Justin_Schmidt1.
Emily grew up in St. Louis, MO and attended the University of Dayton in Ohio. In college, Emily spent a summer interning in the Music Department at KDHX, St.Louis’ community radio station, and then doing publicity for a Dayton-based indie label. Wanting to live outside of the Midwest at least once in her life, Emily moved to New York City after graduation and began interning at Missing Piece Group. After that she moved to a full-time slot with PR agency PMK*BNC. This summer, she returned to Missing Piece full time as a digital marketing coordinator and does everything from developing timelines to thinking up #hashtags and befriending playlist curators. Follow her on Twitter at @emdeas.
Evan Schlansky heads up the company’s Nashville operations. He's a former editor at Rolling Stone and American Songwriter, and has interviewed everyone from Dave Matthews to Kris Kristofferson. He's also the co-executive producer of the 2014 album Dead Man's Town, a tribute to Bruce Springsteen's Born In The USA. Recent clients include Greensky Bluegrass, Kandace Springs and Lisa Loeb.
Whitaker Elledge leads artist management and marketing for Missing Piece in Nashville, TN. A proud graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, TN, Whitaker cut his teeth in the Austin, Texas music scene, helping to found Sony/RED label Playing In Traffic Records before starting his own shop, Pure Whit Creative Management. An avid cook and occasional yogi, follow him on twitter @whitakerelledge