Founder and President of The Carlton Smith Music Group, Michael is an advocate for artists and musicians seeking to launch careers in the music industry providing opportunities for artists and musicians to increase their knowledge of the music business and bargaining power.
Michael has a diverse background receiving his start in the New York radio market and would go on to help launch the careers of many aspiring artists. Michael served as a consultant to Discovery Channel and the Executive Office of The President of The United States. His experiences have allowed him to master the delicate balance between creativity and business resulting in a unique blend of skills that allow him to assist his clients from the studio to the board room.
Michael's longtime love of music and business led him to found The Carlton Smith Music Group. He is featured on projects listed in Amazon Studios, MTV, MSG Networks and BET. Michael holds an Associates and Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering Technology, a Master’s in Strategic Planning and Pro Tools certifications. He hosted CSM Radio on WMUC 88.1FM where he spotlighted independent artists from across the world. Michael currently teaches a music business course at Anne Arundel Community College.