A year after the death of artist manager Michael Theanne, the management company he founded in 2010 is being relaunched by a group of former colleagues and other industry professionals.
Seminal Management has opened new offices in Los Angeles and London with a client roster that includes largely electronic-oriented acts including Bonnie x Clyde, Cheat Codes, Noise Cans and City of The Sun, along with a wide range of other artists, producers, writers and engineers. The firm will continue its focus on international marketing and touring.
Seminal Management partners Ricardo Fernandez Zambak, Aahmek Richards, Jon Camche and Georgio Constantinou relaunched the company in honor of Theanne, who passed away on Feb. 29, 2020, after collapsing while returning home from a hike with his dogs in Los Angeles. He was 45.
“Although the four partners of Seminal Music Group had all met Michael at various points in their personal and professional lives,” these partners says in a join statement, “it’s safe to say that Michael’s impression on his team and the installation of values, ideals and success in artist management are lasting traits and characteristics that we hope to continue to manifest in Seminal Music Group’s many years to come as a company.”
“Michael’s memory and energy will forever be attached and engrained in everything we do as Cheat Codes,” the group adds, “and it’s tough to believe it’s been a year now since we lost our brother. It makes us proud to see the family, Ricardo, Jon and team keep his legacy alive through Seminal Music Group and we wish them nothing but the best as we continue on to this next chapter together.”
Theanne had managed Steve Aoki in the United Kingdom and other international territories since 2008, helping establish the producer as a leading global EDM artist by securing him headlining slots at major European festivals — including the world’s biggest dance music festival Tomorrowland — and booking his myriad Ibiza residencies. Theanne received a 2016 Grammy nomination for his work on the Aoki documentary, I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead. Theanne also had longstanding professional relationships with dance producer Deorro and the electronic trio Cheat Codes.
“To see the Seminal family keep the torch lit for my brother and best friend Michael warms my heart,” Aoki says in a statement. “It brings me so much joy to know that the journey we all started together will continue to carry on. Sending the Seminal Music Group team my support and lots of love as they honor Michael Theanne and his memory.”
Prospective management clients can reach Seminal Music Group at email@example.com.