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Michael Solomon is an established entrepreneur with a strong desire to help people, a sharp eye for business, and a commitment to making a difference. The four organizations he’s helped found — for-profit and nonprofit alike — all aim to improve lives.
Brick Wall started as a music management company that managed, marketed, and shaped the careers of musicians like John Mayer, Citizen Cope, and Vanessa Carlton. It racked up multiple Grammy Awards and nominations and more than 10 million albums sold.
It now includes a consulting business that touches nearly every angle of the arts — from Emmy-award-winning and chart-topping songwriters, producers, and directors like Marshall Altman and Jarett Bellucci to entertainment consulting clients like Young & Rubicam and Miramax.
With 10x, Michael took his decades of experience managing creatives to a whole new space. The company, which was founded with a third partner who left in 2016, has revolutionized the technology sphere, carving out its place as a trusted, exclusive resource for companies seeking coveted freelance tech experts. Michael remains a sought-after voice in the tech-talent conversation, frequently appearing on TV (MSNBC, Bloomberg, BBC) and in print (The New York Times, The New Yorker, Forbes, and The Economist).
His extensive non profit work includes serving as the pro-bono administrator for a cause close to his heart — The Kristen Ann Carr Fund (KACF) for sarcoma treatment and research.
And KACF inspired Michael to co-found Musicians On Call, a nonprofit that brings live music to hospital patients at their bedsides, playing for more than 500,000 people since 1999. MOC currently runs in 18 cities nationally — and counting. Michael received the 2014 President’s Volunteer Service Award from President Obama for his work with MOC and he remains an active member of its Board of Directors.
From creating an essential educational video for children to incubating a web platform, Michael has a passion for personal and professional growth and makes it his mission to optimize himself and all of his diverse endeavors.
A born and bred Manhattanite, Michael moved to Montclair, NJ in 2014 with his awesome wife, Jenny, and two fantastic kids, Lucy and Rainen.
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