Today marks the launch of Brilliant Corners Artist Management, a new venture headed by managers Jordan Kurland and Joe Goldberg of Zeitgeist Artist Management, David “Boche Billions” Viecelli and Alex Kadvan of Lever and Beam and Josh Rosenfeld of Barsuk Artist Management. With initial offices in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and Seattle, Brilliant Corners Artist Management “is the manifestation of the vision of five managers with a combined century of experience in various facets of the music industry,” a release from the new company reads. “Dedicated to the development of long-term careers for artists of rare talent, the company is built upon the twin foundations of creative collaboration and robust client service. A complete client roster appears below.”

“For a long time, Joe and I were evaluating how best to expand Zeitgeist in the midst of the rapidly changing music industry,” Kurland said in a statement. “We kept coming back to the concept of building a new company, one that would allow us to provide more services for our clients without sacrificing the fabric of what has made Zeitgeist unique. Thankfully, Boche, Alex and Josh, all managers whom we hold in high esteem and with whom we share similar philosophies, had been thinking along the same lines.”


Adds Viecelli: “Alex and I found our focused and artist-centric approach reflected in our new partners’ endeavors and, together with them, recognized the opportunity to build a unique and progressive management community. Our Brilliant Corners founding partners, along with our strong bicoastal team, are committed to honest and collaborative representation of artists via widely shared resources and experience. We also expect to provide a home for other passionate managers drawn to the support we can provide them in a culture that transcends that of most management companies.”

Viecelli is the founder of independent agency The Billions Corporation, Rosenfeld is the co-founder of Barsuk Records, and Kurland is the co-founder and co-promoter of both Treasure Island Music Festival and Noise Pop Festival in San Francisco.

All of the principals’ existing management firms will begin joint operations as Brilliant Corners immediately. In addition to traditional services, Brilliant Corners features both marketing and touring departments.

“Protecting the balance between art and commerce in all facets of an artist’s career is one of the most important functions of a great management team, and Barsuk, Zeitgeist and Lever and Beam have always prioritized that for our clients,” says Rosenfeld. “This new venture is the next step in providing extraordinary artists with holistic strategic and operational support for all their goals, and I couldn’t be more excited about what the five principals and our combined staff will be able to achieve together.”

■       A.C. Newman
■       Benjamin Gibbard
■       Best Coast
■       Big Grams
■       Bob Mould
■       Charly Bliss
■       Dan Deacon
■       Death Cab for Cutie
■       EL VY
■       Gabriel Roth
■       Gilligan Moss
■       Jimmy Tamborello
■       Josh Ritter
■       Ledinsky
■       Miles Francis
■       NE-HI
■       The New Pornographers
■       Ought
■       Phantogram
■       The Postal Service
■       Prism Tats
■       Pup
■       Sam Kassirer
■       Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
■       She & Him
■       Sleater-Kinney
■       Sloucher
■       St. Vincent
■       The Submarines
■       Thao & the Get Down Stay Down
■       Tim Darcy
■       Toro Y Moi