Our mission is to help the VOVE Artist of the Year expand the volume of its audience, increase its public profile, and strengthen fan engagement by a variety of means. VOVE provides artists with the guidance, resources, and labor needed to accomplish these goals and in the process offers our student staff a wealth of experience and opportunity to propel their future careers.
-Nick Lemke, Executive Producer
Who We Are
VOVE is a student-run entertainment branding company located at California State University, Northridge
- Our event team extensively researches local venues to find the stage with the highest potential for each artist and is there to set up and staff their shows. All the artist has to do is play.
- The creative production team provides artists with professional recording equipment and services to make their next record commercially viable. VOVE also provides live production to make for unforgettable concerts, as well as photography and video services so that our artists’ fans always see their best.
- Our marketing team works tirelessly to promote the music and develop the brand of our artists over a multitude of social media networks, broadcasters, print and online publications, in the streets, and via merchandising. We employ meticulous data analytics and careful tracking of current trends and industry developments in order to strategically multiply and invigorate their fans.
- The VOVE A&R team is here to set meaningful, realistic goals, and manage the time and efforts of our artists, keeping them on a productive, progress-oriented schedule that produces tangible results for their music careers. In addition to this, our talented staff assists artists in maintaining their public profile, developing their repertoire, and controlling their intellectual property.
Why we don’t call ourselves a record label
Although recording is an important part of our program, it takes a lot more than a good record to succeed in today’s music industry. The operations of VOVE reach beyond the scope of a traditional record label. A record label makes money by owning and exploiting the copyrights of sound recordings. With VOVE, the Artist of the Year retains 100% ownership of their copyrights, 100% of their publishing, and receives 100% of the revenue generated by the monetization of their music.
Business Affairs Officer: Trystan Vierra
Director of A&R/Management: Jessica Thomas
Director of Marketing: Jacob Hatfield
Director of Events: Christian Doboe
Director of Production: Steve Torres
Faculty Advisor: Jeffrey Izzo