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 is a veteran marketing and digital strategist - and heads up Marketing and Digital Services for the agency. In this role he has managed album campaigns for a range of artists and labels including Ashley Monroe, Halsey, Belly, Ben Watt, Jon Batiste, 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 Nashville-based artist Cale Tyson, 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.
vice president of Publicity
Karen Wiessen is the Vice President of Publicity at Missing Piece Group joining the company in 2018. She has held senior positions at The Island Def Jam Music Group and Autonomic Media. As a veteran publicist Karen has managed album campaigns for the likes of Train, Fall Out Boy, Willie Nelson, and Lionel Richie over the course of her career. At Missing Piece she has led campaigns for Ray Charles, Kathy Mattea, Grammy-nominated Cedric Burnside, Ani DiFranco and more.
Director OF PUBLICITY
Erik is the Director of Publicity at Missing Piece Group and joined the company in 2013. He handles full publicity campaigns for a variety of MPG clients. A Boston-area native (no, he doesn't have an accent), Erik attended Northeastern University and soon after relocated to NYC. 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.
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.
Chase works publicity and digital marketing projects at Missing Piece, having joined the team as an intern and then full-time employee after graduating from Drexel University’s Music Industry Program in 2018. Chase began his career in music at 14 organizing and hosting a concert series at his high school while also becoming a DJ and eventual Station Manager of the small student radio station WJSV. Follow him on Twitter at @eraseChase.