Ari Goldstein and Kim De Los Angeles are co-founders of AK Artist Group, a creative management company based out of New York City. They work with an eclectic roster of artists, including buzzing bands Mainland, The Teen Age, Silverbird and Challenger.
Ari's career in the music industry began when he funded the release of O.A.R's debut album, The Wanderer (1997). After successfully pursuing other interests and working as an MC for 12 years, he began managing New York band Motive in 2011 and has been actively working in the industry ever since.
Kimberly de Los Angeles shares her time between the AK Artist Group and Bang the Drum, fulfilling her deep love of the recording process from early stages of production to the full realization of an album and artists' growth and realization. She works with top tier producers Jimmy Douglass (Justin Timberlake, Kindness, Blood Orange), Ben Allen III (Animal Collective, Washed Out, Youth Lagoon, Kaiser Chiefs), Connor Hanwick (Spires, The Drums, Francis and the Lights), Jim Eno (Spoon, Mainland, The Preachers) and Dave Tozer (John Legend, Kimbra).