Susan Michelson

Susan Michelson,
Director of  Operations

With more than 40 years in music, Susan’s career has spanned a broad spectrum of the industry: artist manager, music producer, music video director, concert promoter, background vocalist, vocal coach, writer/editor, publisher, and music educator. With extensive experience in artist development, Susan guides talent to hone their craftsmanship in voice, songwriting, movement, image, and public speaking.

Susan is honored to have worked with legendary musicians, songwriters, and producers, including Michael Jackson, Alice Cooper, Dick Wagner, Janet Jackson, Jack Douglas, Bobby Taylor, Steven Tyler, Detroit Youth Choir, Hoyt Axton, Suzi Quatro, Artie Kornfeld (Co-Founder Woodstock Festival), and more. For nine years, Susan was a judge on the advance team that pre-selects American Idol contestants, auditioning thousands of hopeful vocalists and mentoring select talent.

As Founder/Director of the Dick Wagner Remember the Child Memorial Fund, a 501(c)3 non-profit, Susan follows her creative passion to bring the healing power of music to hospitalized and special needs children. DWRTC establishes and funds music therapy programs, donates musical instruments and equipment, and creates music therapy videos for hospitals nationwide.

A successful entrepreneur, Susan co-founded companies Omnimount Systems and Future Primitive Designs

in her Hollywood garage. From a raw idea to designing, manufacturing, branding, marketing, and distribution into more than 50 countries worldwide, the companies grew to revenue exceeding eight figures.

As a voice major at Boston University, Susan studied counterpoint and composition by day—and rock ‘n’ roll by night. Graduating with a Bachelor of Music degree, Susan taught two years of school music, moving next into background vocals and music production.

A passionate linguaphile and global traveler, Susan speaks French, Spanish, English, and Italian, and recognizes the value of connecting creative talent with the global market.

Susan is thrilled to bring her broad-based experience in business operations, international marketing, and creativity to this inspiring and terrific team at Confidential Records!   

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