Based in Santa Monica, California, Artists Matter is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization set up to provide resources, services, and creative support to help artists and support the arts. It also aims to provide a platform for people of all abilities to explore their talents and express themselves in a creative capacity.
Founder & CEO
Lloyd Sax, attended California State University Northridge, earning a BS degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting. He worked for Warner Bros. Records for five years in general accounting/finance, and interfaced with all other aspects of the music industry including A&R. He went on to become a personal & business manager for entertainment clients. He then worked in business management for Motely Crue, REO Speedwagon, and Kevin Cronin. Currently Lloyd has his own firm, Lloyd Sax Managementand has a roster of entertainment and high profile clients. He has extensive experience in music publishing, merchandising, and tours, including tour managing for The Platters in Japan.
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Athanasios "Thanos" Dikos is an accomplished Composer and Concert Pianist. He began his career in piano at the age of four. His many hours of diligent practice brought him numerous awards and recognitions, as he competed nationally and internationally, performed on public television, and even organized and performed solo benefit concerts to raise funds and awareness for cancer research.
Thanos moved to Los Angeles to explore opportunities in the music industry. He spent 6 years at the historic Skyline Studios in Topanga, CA as an artist in residence, applying his skills in performance, arranging, producing, and composing with many different eclectic artists and genres. He also worked as an educator in private schools and summer programs for the youth and opened his own music education program, "Epiphony Music", which is currently being combined with the Boys and Girls Club of America to become their definitive afterschool music program.
As a guitarist, songwriter, and producer, Michael Edwards has spend nearly two decades contributing his talents to a plethora of creative outlets - primarily through his band "Standing in Waves." In addition, he has co-produced several seasons of a tv program entitled "Travel With Didiayer." And, as an avid traveler, Michael frequently finds himself in new locations exploring culture, art, and creativity. His current endeavors have led him to the great city of London! In his free time, Michael enjoys hiking, rock climbing, and skiing.