Welcome to Mito Music. We are a music artist management company that offers a broad range of highly specialized services to guide our clients' careers through the ever changing music industry. Our mission is to work closely with our artists to efficiently manage the many aspects of their careers so they can just do what they do best--make MUSIC! We provide consultation and representation in the areas of booking, live touring, recording projects, label relationships, special events, promotion, publicity, marketing, publishing and much more. Furthermore, we are in the business of bringing peace and happiness to the world through MUSIC.
DIrector of Business Development
Michele has extensive background in worldwide live touring, record company management, publishing administration, international sales and licensing, digital distribution and artist development and management. In 2010, she founded BFM Jazz, an independent Jazz label based in Los Angeles, CA. Michele co-owns BFM Jazz with her Partners, Steven Weber and Steve Corn, representing internationally acclaimed artists including Grammy nominees and winners such as the Tierney Sutton Band, Steve Gadd Band, Lenny White and John Daversa among many others. Michele is also Founder of a non-profit arts organization dedicated to preserving the legacy of Michio Ito, a modern dance pioneer and her paternal grandfather. The Michio Ito Foundation facilitates dance workshops and performances of Ito’s work in the US and in Japan.
Yen King, who joined Mito Music in late 2018, is an experienced Producer who has an outstanding track record in international business. Her resume includes projects with Stevie Wonder, Burt Bacharach, Patti Austin and Lee Ritenour while running The M Company, Inc., a production company specializing in the Japanese market which she founded in 1987, as President and Executive Producer. She studied music at the Conservatoire de la Musique in Paris and has a solid grounding in recording projects including albums for Jun Miyake (guest artists: Ron Carter, Michael Brecker, Al Foster) and other albums featuring Tom Scott, Vinnie Colaiuta, John Robinson and Nathan East. Yen is also the Producer for Angel City Chorale: an award-winning, 180-member chorus based in Los Angeles which she recently led to the Semi Finals in Season 13 of NBC’s top-rated America’s Got Talent.
Chelsea graduated from the Berklee School of Music in Boston, MA with a degree in Music Business and Vocal Performance. She brings her extensive marketing
experience from UMGB, Interscope Records and Warner Bros Records to Mito Music Artists. Her innovative marketing strategies in developing new artists and creating new markets for veteran artists help them achieve the highest level of exposure in today’s ever changing musical landscape. She has successfully crafted worldwide digital marketing strategies, retail campaigns, tour publicity, brand partnerships and produces special events for major artists such as Atlas Genius, Lianne La Havas, Kimbra, Gary Clark Jr. and many more. She is currently based in New York City and has her thumb on the pulse of New York’s vibrant music community.