Dennis Kurtz Bio and Resume
Dennis Kurtz has focused on Artist Development throughout his career, first as a manager, then as an agent, and more recently running boutique music companies that specialized in artist development, coordinating all aspects of running label/publishing companies.
Day to Day responsibilities include songwriter development, master recording/demos, touring (planning/booking/execution), sponsor business relationships, radio relationships & promotion, videos (creation/execution/promotion), internet/socials (develop campaigns, strategies, execution) physical/digital distribution, merchandise development and e-commerce, network development and much more.
Dennis Kurtz has been in the music industry since the age of 12 when he started taking drum lessons and then pursued jazz performance major in college and attending Art Institute of Atlanta in their music busines program.
DK has worked as an agent for 3 different agencies that represented: George Clinton and P-Funk, Billy Ray Cyrus, cake, fastball. Lorrie Morgan, Roseanne Barr, Bill Engvall, Mark Wills, Andy Sommers, Rickie Lee Jones, Bill Anderson, Casey Donahew, and many more.
As a manager he worked with Colonel Bruce Hampton and The Aquarium Rescue Unit, Francine Reed, Trinket, Cool Joe and The Funky Soul Symbols, Chucklehead, Fickle, Olivia Lane, Matt Stillwell, Forty-five South featuring Ash Bowers, Jason Sturgeon, and many more. For many of these artists he also ran an independent label, publishing company and everything else in between including tour management, booking, radio promotion, sponsorship procurement and execution.
He also handled major sponsorship programs for major tours including Janet Jackson, NSYNC, backstreetboy, Ozz fest 2000 featuring Pantera, Incubus, Ozzie Osbourne, George Strait Country music festival featuring (Tim McGraw, Dixie Chicks, Kenny Chesney, Mark Wills, Asleep at the Wheel, Jodie Messina and George Strait), and Travis Tritt.
Needless to say, he has been busy and has learned a lot on the way and continues to learn because the Music Industry also morphs, develops, and changes every day