Michele Clark, started Michele Clark Promotion in 1989, which quickly became the leading independent radio promotion firm for Triple A format and won several awards for such. Michele has been instrumental in the launches and radio airplay for thousands of artists over the years, including Matchbox 20, Hootie & the Blowfish, Jack Johnson, David Gray, Maroon 5, Coldplay, Jason Mraz, Norah Jones, Jewel, James Blunt, Train, Edwin McCain, Los Lonely Boys, John Mayer, Yanni and so many many more. Clark also managed several artists throughout the years. Michele Clark Promotion became M:M Music in 2007 so Clark could focus fully on expanding in other areas to break new artists beyond just radio.
In 1998, Michele started what has become the premier industry event to expose new artists to radio and the music supervision community: Sunset Sessions and in 2011 she launched the first ever Sunset Sessions Rock! quite successfully for the Alternative and Active Rock formats.
Michele Clark’s Sunset Sessions and Sunset Sessions Rock! are music industry-only events that bring together radio station programmers, music directors and owners from across the country, along with the top music supervisors from film, television, commercials & video games, record companies, artist managers, and music publishers to expose them to the freshest new talent and treat them to some legendary favorites. This is an unparalleled opportunity to perform in front of the most influential tastemakers in the industry, particularly those in the Triple A, Alternative, and Active Rock formats. Sunset Sessions is entering its 15th year of breaking new artists! It is the ONLY convention that gives artists a TRUE CHANCE TO BE HEARD. We actually take attendance! 95% of the people in the room have the ability to go back and launch the artists they love.
2011′s Sunset Sessions and Sunset Sessions Rock! took place in Carlsbad, CA at the luxurious La Costa Resort in February & June.
The 15th Anniversary of Sunset Sessions will be held in San Diego at the beautiful Rancho Bernardo Inn February 16th through the 19th.
Our 15th Anniversary Triple A Sunset Sessions will be presented by All Media Music Group, be contested by The Recording Academy with their Grammy U program, and presented and hosted by several radio stations committed to breaking new artists.
Past Sunset Sessions performers include:
Stevie Nicks, k.d. lang, Vanessa Carlton, Jack Johnson, Melissa Etheridge, James Blunt, Chris Isaak, Colbie Caillat, Joss Stone, Sia, Jason Mraz, Third Eye Blind, Five For Fighting, Crystal Bowersox, Jewel, The Black Keys, Ziggy Marley, Rick Springfield, Pete Yorn, John Waite, Ryan Adams, Roseanne Cash, One EskimO, The Zac Brown Band, Stephen Stills, Unwritten Law, Jim Lindberg (formerly of Pennywise), AWOLNATION, Mike Mills of R.E.M., NeedToBreathe, Art Alexasakis (Everclear) Nicole Atkins, Francis Dunnery, John Butler Trio, Tift Merrit, Missy Higgins, Jon Foreman (Switchfoot), Bob Schneider, Tyler Hilton, Emerson Hart (Tonic), Big Head Todd & the Monsters, Toots and the Maytals, Dishwalla, Scars on 45, Augustana, Jonatha Brooke, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, The Jayhawks, Jill Sobule, Edwin McCain, Donavon Frankenreiter, Alpha Rev, Nikki & Rich, Robert Francis, John Butler Trio, Alpha Rev, GIVERS, Eric Hutchinson, Sara Watkins (Nickelcreek), Green River Ordinance, Carolina Liar, Jack Tempchin, Bushwalla, Serena Ryder, Ozomatli, John Eddie, Incan Abraham, Salvador Santana, Susan Tedeschi, Dave Barnes & so many more.
Previous Sunset Sessions locations have included: St. Thomas, Puerto Vallarta, Cancun, Maui, The Big Island of Hawaii, Bahamas, Palm Springs and our 7th year in San Diego will be February 2012.