Merrill Artists is our imprint headed by our VP of Global Operations Tommy Merrill. The imprint has two interconnected components—a recorded-music business and a concert promotion business—serving a singular focus: tailoring consistent winning strategies for its world-class artists.
Based in Los Angeles and in partnership with Marshall Arts and Marshall Arts USA, Merrill Artists’ renowned national and international concert promotion now fuels and complements this imprint as part of ECR Music Group.
Merrill continues to serve as VP and Chief Talent Developer of Marshall Arts USA (as he has since 2015), working with their roster on a global scale. Marshall Arts is privileged to work with artists such as Paul McCartney, Pink, Lionel Richie, Herbie Hancock, Elton John, Cher, and many others.
Merrill Artists is an imprint that stands on its founder’s own spirited commitment to artists’ advancement. Where musicians don’t just grow, they thrive. Where music isn’t just a pursuit, it’s an identity. Merrill Artists is where audiences find great music, and great artists find their audience.
Tommy Merrill began his career as Senior Talent Buyer for Rockwood Music Hall in New York City where for nearly eight years, he personally booked over 35,000 shows. During that time, Merrill’s reputation with emerging artists flourished—one of passionate belief in music makers, of hard work, high standards, and consistent results in advancing artists to the next levels of their careers. Today, that cemented reputation is the cornerstone of Merrill Artists’ own ethos.
Merrill has served as President of The Press House’s Artist Development division, as a central figure in the national grassroots #IRespectMusic movement (Merrill has been invited to Capitol Hill repeatedly, meeting with leading members of Congress to push for reform and legislation on behalf of music makers), and is now the Head of Artist Relations for Stand Together Music, helping industry leaders and performers amplify the causes and solutions they’re most passionate about.