PLATINUM-SELLING MUSICIAN JIM BRICKMAN AND SEASONED ARTIST MANAGER GREG LUCID ANNOUNCE THE NEWLY FORMED, BRICKMAN-LUCID MANAGEMENT COMPANY, LLC
Management Company Opens Doors with the Signing of Artist/Musician Phenom David Klinkenberg and Exclusive Partnership with Family Christian Stores
(NASHVILLE, TENN.) November 16, 2006 – Music industry veterans Jim Brickman and Greg Lucid, of Lucid Artist Management, bring their collective years of success and experience in artist management to announce the partnership of their newly formed management company, Brickman-Lucid Management Company, LLC. With the creation of the company, Brickman and Lucid have signed master-musician David Klinkenberg under the Brickman-Lucid Management Company name and will co-manage the artist as their first client.
With the diversity and unique professional backgrounds of both Brickman and Lucid, the team is poised to fill a niche left void by traditional music management companies. The company, with a unique focus and unmatched creativity, will focus on business partnerships, career management and development of artists.
Still running his proprietary company, Lucid Artist Management based in Nashville, TN, Lucid most recently held a management position with TBA Entertainment/Mike Atkins Entertainment, a management company which has been instrumental in the management of the careers of artists such as Jaci Velasquez, Plus One, Point of Grace, Wayne Watson, CeCe Winans and Sandi Patty. Lucid currently manages recording artists Mark Schultz and Anthony Evans and will be instrumental in the overall artist management and development of the newly formed company and its artists.
“The thing I am enjoying most about launching this new management company with Jim is that we think alike in regard to doing things “outside the music box.” We are reaching beyond the model that many in the music business operate under and are passionate about launching the careers of creative artists like David Klinkenberg, and introducing him to the marketplace in unprecedented ways,” says Greg Lucid.
“David gives of his whole heart and soul when he plays the violin. Some people just play the notes...David plays the passion! He is one of those rare talents that captures all the emotion in the music and connects intimately with the audience,” explains Jim Brickman. “His live concerts are charming and spectacular.”
Brickman, who “found” Klinkenberg and immediately brought him onto his concert stage as his featured violinist and artist this year, will also continue to actively tour throughout the world, performing hundreds of dates per year, and continue to record with his new label home, SLG Records, host his own radio show and perform on high-profile platforms to millions of devoted fans. Jim released his latest album Escape, his first release of original solo music in three years on October 3, topping multiple sales charts.
David Klinkenberg, who has been described as a virtuoso violinist with a rare gift, will release The Carol of Emmanuel in November 2006 through an exclusive partnership with Family Christian Stores. The artist who spans a diverse musical spectrum was recently on the “Broken & Beautiful” tour throughout the fall with Mark Schultz and Big Daddy Weave and begins touring with Jim Brickman for his annual Holiday Tour November 24 – December 31, throughout the U.S. For additional information, visit www.davidklinkenberg.com.
About Greg Lucid: After graduating from Full Sail with a recording engineering degree, Lucid attended Asbury College and graduated with a degree in Media Management which led him to begin his career at SESAC in broadcast administration and a position with Vanguard Entertainment. Lucid held an associate manager position with Mitchell Artist Management before his tenure with esteemed Nashville based entertainment company TBA Entertainment/Mike Atkins Entertainment, where he played a key role in organizing the tours of the roster’s key artists, which include: Point of Grace, FFH, Sandi Patty, CeCe Winans, Wayne Watson, Scott Krippayne, Chonda Pierce, Jaci Velasquez, Anthony Evans, Kristy Starling, & 4HIM. Out of the three best selling solo female artists in the history of CCM music, Lucid has guided the careers of two of them (Winans & Patty) as their day to day associate manager. As principal owner of Lucid Artist Management and overseeing the careers of Mark Schultz and Anthony Evans, Lucid also actively holds or has held key positions on various GMA committees including the Industry Committee, Registration Committee and the Hall of Fame Committee. In 2005, Lucid executive produced the recent platinum selling Mark Schultz cd/dvd project, Live... A Night of Stories and Songs.
About Jim Brickman: Jim’s remarkable career has established him with international acclaim as a concert performer playing more than 125 dates a year. Recently performing on the sold-out Jim Brickman Valentine Cruise, Jim has been equally successful in other artistic endeavors, including a weekly syndicated radio show, Your Weekend with Jim Brickman, and two best-selling books of essays, Simple Things and Love Notes: 101 Lessons from the Heart, performed at ABC’s "Gala for the President at Ford’s Theatre," was music correspondent for NBC’s "Today" and hosted the A&E special Winter "Solstice on Ice." Jim's best-known compositions include the chart-toppers “Valentine,” “The Gift,” “Love of My Life,” and “Peace.” With an established reputation for his collaborations with many gifted musical artists that include the likes of Martina McBride, Michael W. Smith, Kenny Loggins, Carly Simon, Collin Raye, Michael Bolton and Olivia Newton-John, Jim Brickman’s remarkable career includes six Gold and Platinum selling albums, three #1 and twelve Top 10 Adult Contemporary radio hits, consistent debuts at #1 on Billboard Magazine’s New Age chart, a Grammy nomination in 2003, SESAC “Songwriter of the Year” award, a Canadian Country Music Award for “Best Vocal/Instrumental Collaboration,” and a Dove Award presented by the Gospel Music Association for “The Gift.”