"Mike Martinovich and Al Schiltz are two of the most respected professionals in the music industry," comments Jeff Walker, President/CEO Aristomedia/Marco Promotions. "I have worked with the partners at The Consortium since the company's inception. Even before that, we have worked on many projects together. They are professionals in every sense of the word - and as experts in the areas of artist development, career guidance, and marketing counseling they are first rate. I can and do always recommend them to potential clients in all areas of the business."
Martinovich spent 24 years at CBS Records/Sony Music. During his 11 years as Vice-President of Merchandising-Marketing at NY headquarters he played an integral role in the marketing and artist development of Billy Joel, Barbra Streisand, Placido Domingo, Michael Jackson, Willie Nelson, Bruce Springsteen, Journey, James Taylor and Pink Floyd. As Marketing VP at Sony Music Nashville, he spearheaded the marketing for Dolly Parton, George Jones, Merle Haggard, Tammy Wynette, Patty Loveless, and Mary Chapin Carpenter.
Martinovich parlayed his knowledge and experience into a most successful marketing consulting firm. He worked with record labels, artist management firms, radio, music retail, and the world of media in conceiving and developing marketing opportunities within the entertainment industry. He has provided marketing consulting services for a diverse roster of clients including Anderson Merchandisers (Wal*Mart's music merchandiser), RCA Records, Capitol Records, Sony Music, Asylum Records, Arista Records and London-Sire Records. He was the independent marketing consulting for The Charlie Daniels Band, Randy Travis, Wynonna Judd, and Toby Keith. He was instrumental in planning and coordinating Wal*Mart’s “Country Music Across America Tour,” which performed at Wal*Mart parking lots over a 3-year period. Martinovich’s current involvements include guiding the career of Megan Mullins, as well as consulting for The Weather Channel, Midas Records, Dr. Pepper, and Great American Country Television. Martinovich’s professional associations, past and present, include the Recording Industry Association (RIAA) Marketing Committee, the National Association of Recording Merchandisers’ (NARM) Give the Gift of Music Marketing Committee, CMA, ACM, and NARAS. He is also a graduate of Leadership Music, past chairman of the Marketing Development Committee for the Country Music Association, and has served on the board of the Academy of Country Music. He is involved with the TJ Martell Foundation and Nashville Cares.
From working on the road to working closely with agencies and management companies, Al Schiltz has a background that spans all facets of the live entertainment industry. In 1996 he formed AS Is Management to serve as personal manager for recording artist Billy Ray Cyrus, with whom he had been involved since the 1992 release of Cyrus’s successful debut album “Some Gave All.” Schiltz encouraged the development of Cyrus’s acting career, which encompasses several movies, guest television appearances, and the March 2001 debut of the PAX Television series “Doc,” which featured Cyrus in the starring role. The most critically acclaimed album of Cyrus’ career, “Trail of Tears”, was released during Schiltz’s tenure as manager. He also helped Cyrus secure record deals with Sony Nashville and Word Records. His 2003 Word release “The Other Side”, marked his entrance into the world of Gospel music, and garnered rave reviews from media outlets all over the country and was nominated for a Dove award. Schiltz was responsible for the career direction of recording artist Tammy Cochran, whose self-titled 2001 Epic debut album included the single, “Angels in Waiting” which rocketed to #9 on the country charts. Schiltz came to Nashville from Orlando, Florida, to work with the legendary Dale Morris and a new entertainment services venture. He later began "Production Services Group," which provided a wide array of professional services for Barbara Mandrell, K.T. Oslin, Alabama, Randy Travis and Waylon Jennings; in addition to numerous major fairs and festivals. RCA Records, and BMG International were among the list of corporate events he produced during that time as well. Schiltz is currently involved in the management & development of comedians T Bubba Bechtol and Alex Kendig and artists Tammy Cochran, and Megan Mullins as well as consulting projects for Dr. Pepper, The Weather Channel, Great American Country Television, Force MP entertainment, and The Inspirational Country Music Association. His professional associations include the ACM, the CMA, and he also served on the Manager and Attorney Advisory Committee of AFTRA/SAG. He also contributes his time to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program, both on a local and national level, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation with the help of recording artist, Tammy Cochran.
Moress garnered his earliest experience in entertainment publicity, creating television series, and as GM of West Coast operations of a major record label, where his involvement included A&R, promotion, and marketing. After witnessing the lack of guidance and direction which adversely impacted artists with whom he was associated, Moress decided his true calling was artist management. His earliest clients included the Bellamy Brothers and Tammy Wynette and he was instrumental in the launch of Eddie Rabbitt’s career. Moress also guided Gloria Estefan and The Miami Sound Machine from South Florida nightclubs to international acclaim. During his career Moress has also managed Donna Summer, Clint Black, Lorrie Morgan, Ronnie Milsap, Pam Tillis, Roseanne Barr, and Roger Miller. He also conceived and executive produced Roy Roger’s duet album on RCA records. He is currently involved in the management and development of recording artists Catherine Britt and Megan Mullins, as well as consulting for Midas Records Nashville. Moress is a member of the CMA, ACM, and NARAS. He enjoys giving back to the community and sits on the boards of Childhelp USA and the TJ Martell Foundation.
Phyllis began her career in the Music Industry working in building management. She began working as an assistant and learned the business from the ground up. Her skills developed as she grew from the roll as an assistant; to the Box Office and eventually to the management office. Here she developed her long lasting and sustaining relationships with many of Nashville’s top entertainers, managers and agencies.
She moved to Nashville in 1991 and was tapped by several smaller agencies to assist in their growth based on her extensive knowledge of the touring business from the building management side and her relationship with IAAM. Her skill sets from doing the production and logistics from within a building were invaluable as she joined a management company to help direct and assist with their roster of artists, includingBilly Ray Cyrus and Tammy Cochran. She is currently responsible for the Dr Pepper/Walmart account within the company.