ABOUT OUR COMPANY | TEAM BIOS
The Monkeys Involved
Here is information on some of the good folks here at monkey central. As the Market Monkeys roster and services have grown, so has our little team. We have some staff that is active ongoing, and some monkeys who jump in on projects when our artists’ needs match team members’ specific areas of expertise. You can read plenty about the talented artists across the world who also call themselves “monkeys” in partnership with us on the artist/client side on other pages of this site. Together, we are a team.
|Michelle Conceison, MBA — Founding Manager
Nashville TN: a Monkey since 1995
Michelle Conceison is the founder of music marketing and management company Market Monkeys. A veteran of ad agencies in Boston, Chicago, New York and San Francisco, before music Conceison worked with major brands including AT&T, Bank of America, General Motors, Sirius/XM, and Musician’s Friend (Guitar Center). She bought some of the first keywords Google sold in 1999 while working in San Francisco. Later, as Vice President Director of Media, Conceison built and led Search practices at leading agencies Arnold/MPG/Media Contacts and Digitas in Boston and Starcom Worldwide in Chicago. She managed teams through startup, consolidation and rampant growth that formed the Search and Social Media landscape, and has been involved in many innovations that formed the industry as it is today. Conceison first applied her marketing skills in music after stumbling upon Boston singer-songwriter Rachel McCartney busking in the Davis Square, Somerville MBTA subway station. A friendship and partnership kindled in 2001, and led to Conceison managing McCartney – providing her with an array of services. Market Monkeys now manages Rose Cousins (Nova Scotia) and Fortunate Ones (Newfoundland) – and handles marketing projects for many clients. (see list here) Music industry veterans and newbies alike call on Conceison for input on how to leverage new media, to learn best practices in social fan engagement, and to get their music into new ears worldwide.Conceison is on the Board of Directors of Folk Alliance International (past President). She has mentored and spoken on music industry panels at Folk Alliance, Americana, East Coast Music Week, Folk Music Ontario, Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, NERFA and ASCAP Expo. She is a professor of Music Industry and Arts Administration at Northeastern University.
|trusted staff & partners|
|Kimber Ludiker — Management Services
Austin TX: a Monkey since 2017
Born of fiddle playing parents in Spokane, WA, Kimber Ludiker is a 5th generation fiddle player who started learning on the lap of her grandfather at age 3. With 11 combined family National Fiddle Championships, Kimber holds 3 herself. In 2009, Kimberfounded all-female bluegrass/Americana stringband “Della Mae”. They were IBMA’s Emerging Artists of the Year in 2013, GRAMMY Nominees in 2014 for their debut album on Rounder Records, named by Rolling Stone as 10 bands to watch for in 2015, and have traveled with the US Department of State to 15 countries spreading peace and understanding through music.
|Holly Lowman — Marketing & Management Services
Raleigh NC: a Monkey since 2015
|Molly Nagel — Marketing & Tour Logistics
Barcelona Spain: a Monkey since 2014
|Jodi Sinatra – Graphic Design & Stuff That Looks Cool
Boston MA: a Monkey since 2001
|alumni||Kate Gilbert – Web Development
Boston MA: a Monkey since 2009
|BJ Mansuetti — New Media & Street Teams
Boston MA: a Monkey since 2011
|Darlington Howland — Event Planning
London England: a Monkey since 2009
|Rachel Klein — Publicity & Radio Promotion
Boston MA: a Monkey since 2010
|Kellie Lin Knott — Email Marketing
Milwaukee WI: a Monkey since 2007
|Darrell Anderson — Radio Relations
Berkeley CA: a Monkey since 2008
Be a Monkey, too!
If you’re interested in joining the Market Monkeys team, don’t be shy…
We are sometimes hiring, and can always use a hand if you are dedicated to the growth of talented musicians, and the enjoyment of diverse fans and enthusiasts. As a company, Market Monkeys works with promotors, venues, publications, labels, and radio programs toward mutual profitability and long term growth. That means we play nice with the other kids.
To play along, please send your resume to: email@example.com