Talent manager Brendan Rich is starting a new chapter, officially launching boutique artist management company Rich MGMT. The company is based in Nashville and will open with Rich's longtime clients Matt StellGeorge Birge and Chris Bandi and new signing Darren Kiely

A native of Buffalo, New York, Rich attended the University of Mississippi and got his start in the music industry in touring with stops at Buddy Lee Attractions and Paradigm before joining United Talent Agency, where he signed artists including Stell, Bandi, Jimmie Allen and Logan Mize. Following his time at UTA, Rich realized that his passion included being involved in all facets of an artist's career, which led him to management and five years at Wide Open Music as a manager.

This year, Rich made the decision to step out on his own, launching Rich MGMT as a place where he can shepherd his clients in an authentic way and foster a company culture to be proud of. Rich will be joined by Sarah Paravia, who will serve as a day to day Coordinator. 

"Since my first days in the music business, I’ve always dreamt of opening my own management company, " Rich shares. "Those dreams have now come to fruition as we open our doors to manage world class artists, who we are honored to represent and guide in their careers."

Rich MGMT's ethos is to operate with integrity in every aspect of its business while helping its artists to build successful and long-lasting careers. Working with their clients to home in on their personal vision and goals, Rich MGMT will use each artist's unique brand to develop individualized plans aimed at amplifying their personal voice.


For more information on Rich MGMT, visit RichMGMT.co, and to contact Rich, email [email protected]


Founded in 2023 by artist manager Brendan Rich, Rich MGMT is a boutique artist management company based in Nashville, TN. With clients including Matt Stell, George Birge, Chris Bandi and Darren Kiely, Rich MGMT aims to operate with integrity and authenticity as it works with each client to refine their unique voice and point of view to personalize their approach to guiding artists throughout each aspect and stage of their careers.