Erik’s practice at Scoop covers concert events, day-to-day media management, as well as alternative, indie, rock, country, hip-hop and pop album releases. Artists represented (or previously handled) in those areas include blink-182, Bon Jovi, Clint Black, Dead & Company, KISS, Nickelback, Rob Thomas, REO Speedwagon, Steely Dan, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and Weezer, etc. Erik also oversees press efforts for festivals, venues, entertainment events and companies such as the “Fabulous” Forum, Fathom Events, etc., with past clients including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions (L.A., 2013), the Hangout Music Fest, Dangerbird Records, Suretone Records, and more.
Previously, Erik was employed for more than a decade by the Universal Music Group, starting as Manager of Publicity for MCA Records and rising to Senior Director of Publicity at Geffen Records. At UMG, he represented a wealth of successful acts, including blink-182, Live, New Found Glory, Papa Roach, Rise Against, Rob Zombie, Sublime, Tommy Lee, etc. Erik is also credited in being integral in the company’s establishment of a joint-venture with successful indie label Drive-Thru Records.