CEO & CO-FOUNDER
A native of Durham, North Carolina, Mike Boss began his career in 1996, when he became a music promoter in both Phoenix, Alabama and Columbus, Georgia. He has also worked as an A&R representative for Def Jam Recordings under the guidance of Wise McGriff, before starting Carolina Music Group under Universal his first major independent record label in 2011, as well as Verse Music Management Group, LLC in 2012. Boss was also previously a talent scout for Sony Music Entertainment before landing major distribution via Warner Music Philippines, a division of Warner Music Group as well as Sony Music Entertainment.
As a manager, he uses the skills he gained in his previous jobs along with the contacts he’s made in the industry, to develop undiscovered talent and provide them with countless major opportunities. One of the most notable ways he has provided major opportunities to his, and other artists, is by hosting as well as participating in artist showcases and other industry-related events. His goal has been and will continue to be helping independent artists shine.
In 2019, after relocating to Miami, Florida, Boss co-founded, with business partner Regina “Gina Love” Cunningham, (who has since departed the company,) Rich Nation Entertainment (The Family.) Rich Nation is the second independent label for the pair respectively and as of 2021 has major distribution with both Sony Music Entertainment’s Kobalt Music Group/AWAL and Virgin/EMI, a division of Universal Music Group. Previously it found its home in Sony Music’s The Orchard.
In 2020. Rich Nation became a #1 charting independent label when it released the single “Wait” from gospel sensation Nia Alan’s EP entitled “Every Nation.” That same year, Cassandra Saunders was also named Vice President of the label. Currently, it has several artists with upcoming projects, so expect to be hearing and seeing a lot more from Rich Nation.
2021 saw Boss join the cast of the Miami version of the Love & Hip-Hop franchise for a forthcoming season.
It has been an amazing journey for Mike Boss, and he is showing no signs of slowing down.
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Are you hosting an event that you need a music executive to attend? Mike Boss is available for all industry related events including:
- Music Conferences
- Listening Sessions
And much more.