Peter Katsis

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Peter Katsis is an American music manager. A 2002 Vanity Fair article described him as "The Best Music Manager In The Business".

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Peter Katsis’ musical vision and innovative business strategies have inspired the worldwide impact of legendary artist brands in music for more than 25 years.

At the age of 23 Mr. Katsis discovered and managed his first group, the infamous Chicago industrial alt-rock bank Ministry. Just a few years later, during the mid-80s while in Chicago, he was closely involved with the birth of house music, acting as the main agent for many of the young Chicago house acts that would forever influence the impact of Electronic Dance Music (EDM). Such artists included top names like Marshal Jefferson and Adonis, as he sent them to their first gigs in New York and London to play groundbreaking venues like the Paradise Garage and the Ministry of Sound.

Katsis later moved to Los Angeles and became a partner in talent and entertainment powerhouse The Firm, where he helped shape the careers of many platinum artists including Backstreet Boys, Korn, Enrique Iglesias, 30 Seconds to Mars, Snoop Dogg, One Direction, Audioslave, Limp Bizkit and Stained to name but a few. The combined record sales of artists Katsis has been involved with in management total over 300 million albums. [1]

A touring expert, Mr. Katsis has also strategized the launch of dozens of record-breaking arena and stadium concert tours such as the Backstreet Boys “Into The Millennium Tour” in 1999. The 26 truck tour sold a then-Ticketmaster record of 735,000 tickets in less than one hour [2]. In 2005, he was key in producing the only concert by an American rock band in Castro-era Cuba, when rock group Audioslave made history and played for over 100,000 fans in the capital city of Havana. [3]

In 2008, Mr. Katsis – along with partners Jeff Kwatinetz and Rich Frank – founded Prospect Park. Since that time he has continued his work with the music careers of top artists like The Smashing Pumpkins, Jane’s Addiction, Korn, Audioslave, Ice Cube and the Backstreet Boys.

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