Artist Management | Arts Advocacy
Mike Kopp has over 35 years of strategic management, marketing and communications expertise honed on the front lines of music, politics and business, with clients that have included artists, Members of Congress, publicly traded and privately held corporations, the NFL and the NBA, as well as numerous regional companies and institutions. A veteran of more than 250 political and civic campaigns on the national and local levels, he served as press secretary to former Vice President Al Gore for nearly a decade when Gore was in Congress.
In the music arena, Mike currently manages multi-platinum selling artist Ben Folds, serves on the Board of the Americana Music Association, is a member of the Recording Academy, and was the founding President of the Music Industry Coalition, Nashville’s first grassroots organization to serve as a voice for working music industry professionals on issues that impact our music heritage and culture.
As a political and civic activist, he continues to advise political candidates and campaigns, served on the Arts Policy Committee for 2020 President Joe Biden’s transition team, is on the Board of the national Arts Action Fund which advocates for arts funding, and edits and distributes a political/public policy news aggregator for music industry influencers called Backline.