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As a lifetime supporter of people and music, Michael's mission is to prepare artists and musicians with a passion in the music industry achieve their own definition of success.

Carlton Smith Music 

America's Next Music Mogul


With a passion for music and a burning desire for business, Michael is changing the way artists and businesses tackle the Music Industry in the 21st Century


Speaker Topics Include:

Bring together the people that will move your career forward

Building the Artist Team

Navigate the pitfalls of business

Political Savvy

Learn how to monetize what gets you up in the morning

Turning Passion to Profit

Find out how artists can maximize their profits and increase bargaining power

The Artist as a Business

Founder and Chief Executive Officer 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.

Michael Carlton Smith

Entrepreneur. Speaker. Music consultant

Entrepreneur + Speaker + Music Business Consultant

Memberships and Associations

Mid-Atlantic Music Business Society - Founder

Toastmasters International Meadeators Club - VP of Public Relations

Baltimore Songwriters Association - Board of Directors

The Recording Academy D.C. Chapter - Associate Member

Avid Customer Association Advisory Council

Audio Engineering Society – Member