Nicholas Mishko’s 10 and 8 Management has signed Daniel Tharp, Whitney Shoemaker and Tessa Hall as artist managers and is shifting operations from the Youngstown, Ohio, area to Cleveland.
Mishko, 10 and 8’s founder and head of artist management, told Pollstar the hirings were a sign of 10 and 8’s growth, as he has previously not had enough resources to pursue promising client opportunities.
“We get hundreds of demos sent to us every week, from lawyers, labels and booking agents,” Mishko told Pollstar. “They send me these great bands; I just didn’t have the time to funnel these bands to other managers on the team. [Now] I won’t have to let all of these great bands go.
“Being able to have those three strong team members on our team, we can have these great bands go to them.”
Regarding the relocation to Cleveland, Mishko said it was likewise the next step in the company’s evolution from the days when he was simply a manager with a laptop and a few clients.
10 and 8 management currently has 17 clients, including Morning In May, Alteras, and Scattered Hamlet, which recently performed at Sturgis Buffalo Chip with Lita Ford and Kid Rock.
Scattered Hamlet’s drummer Jake Delling Le Bas fell from a third story last year, and has since been in recovery, which inspired the band to cover Twisted Sister’s “Stay Hungry.”
Daniel Tharp may be a newly added manager, but he also plays bass for the 10 and 8 client
Everyone Dies In Utah, which recently performed on the last run of the Vans Warped Tour. Tharp will work out of Texas.
Shoemaker has previous work experience at Alternative Press and Fearless Records.
Hall has been promoted from her previous role as intern with 10 and 8.