Michael Stover is an award-winning songwriter, musician, artist manager and producer, as well as the owner of MTS Management Group, a full-service artist management, publicity and promotions company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. MTS currently represents metal guitarist, Xander Demos, country singers TJ Leonard, Hicks, and Madelyn Victoria, radio show the Whiskey and Cigarettes Radio Show, the world's only big jazz band for kids, Kinderjazz, and AC artists, Ed Roman and Billy Grima. Michael also operates MTS Records—the label responsible for chart-topping airplay and itunes sales chart hits for Amy Rose, Matt Williams and Western Avenue, as well as for several artists on their current roster. MTS artists have received press in many publications, including, Music Row Magazine, New Music Weekly, Blabbermouth.net, Yahoo News, CNN.com, AllAccess, The Boot, Christian Music Weekly, Cashbox, Guitar World, Screamer Magazine, Nashville Music Guide, Powersource Magazine, and many other top publications. As owner, Michael is responsible for the company’s daily operations as well as managing staff and developing publicity, radio, and promotion campaigns for new and established artists and indie labels. He is well respected throughout the industry and attributes his success to creativity, tenacity, and a firm educational foundation. Michael holds a degree in music and video business from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and an accounting degree from CCAC. A recent inductee to the International Independent Superstars Hall of Fame, Michael is also a proud member of the Country Music Association, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (Grammys), the Independent Country Music Association, the European Country Music Association, the Roots Music Association, and the International Music and Entertainment Association. Michael complements this impressive profile with an equally commendable array of philanthropic undertakings and through support of various non-profit organizations that benefit youth, animals and the arts. In his spare time, he enjoys movies, cooking, and the company of friends and family.