Our team consists of passionate, driven professionals with diverse music industry experience. JMA is also proud to run an internship program for recent college graduates, shaping young professionals into enthusiastic and skilled leaders.
Who we are
Jeff has played a pivotal role in the exposure of music and contemporary recording artists for over 35 years. He has continually recreated the methods through which entertainment content is channeled to reach its target audience. His extensive network of relationships has been of resource as a music consultant and strategic intermediary between brands, advertising agencies, and the music industry at large.
Director, National Promotion & Artist Services
Ryan graduated from Xavier University with a degree in Business Management. Prior to JMA, he spent time working in event and talent management, music advertising and event placement. With considerable personal study in music performance and his proficiency in operations, coordination and management, Ryan utilizes his well balanced management base and promotion expertise in handling all new artist & consulting opportunities for JMA.
Jake graduated from DePaul University with a degree in Communication and Media. Prior to working for JMA, he played in a variety of Chicago-based alternative bands while interning with Music Garage. It is here where he gained considerable experience as an office coordinator and music industry professional. His experiences as an office manager with DePaul’s University Center for Writing-based Learning allowed him the opportunity to explore his leadership and organizational capabilities. Here at JMA, he handles all the administrative duties for Jeff, as well as acts as the point person for incoming artist submissions.
Rhythm Crossover Promotion/Artist Development
Scott graduated from University Of Hartford with a degree in Sociology. Before working with JMA he worked in artist development, web design, event and talent management and interned with Interscope Records, where he gained a solid understanding of publicity. His experience as an artist and promoter combined with his understanding of web design, social media, and the music industry have provided him with a set of tools he utilizes in the dual areas of rhythm promotion and artist management and development for JMA.
Isabella is a recent graduate of DePaul University. She first interned with JMA, before being promoted to project manager. She is now the point of reference for a small collection of artist development projects, as well as company-wide design initiatives.
"WE-Launch" internship program
Our WeLaunch program us one of JMA's crown jewels. We strive to serve as a bridge between extremely talented young people and lifelong careers in entertainment. Every 3 months we accept a new set of interns and offer them hands-on work experience, focused mentorship, and major networking opportunities with high-level executives throughout the industry. After graduating from the WeLaunch program, we make a special effort to help our alumni land ideal jobs that line up with their professional and creative passions.
Tom Hipchen is a graduate of the University of Missouri interested in artist management and live performance events.
We have helped place over 150 WeLaunch alumni into great careers over the past 35 years; these alumni have gone on to become world-class record executives, artist managers, live event promoters & producers, talent scouts, and so much more.
Many of Jeff McClusky & Associates’ best and brightest have continued onto other organizations within the music industry including: Compass Records, co-sign, Live Nation, Maverick, Monterey International, Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, Victory Records, Warner Music Group, and The Windish Agency.