Jason Murray, owner and co-founder of Black Box Music, is appointed president of Vector Management and the two companies will merge, Vector founders Ken Levitan and Jack Rovner announced today (Jan. 26). In his new role, Murray will oversee operations and new business.
Black Box Music is one of Canada’s top independent record labels and artist management companies, while Vector is a premiere artist management firm that represents a roster including Emmylou Harris, Buddy Miller, Cheap Trick, Kesha, Impractical Jokers, Kid Rock, Manchester Orchestra, Michael McDonald, T Bone Burnett and more.
Murray also announced emerging country phenom Charley Crockett as his first management signing alongside Levitan. Crockett’s latest album, The Man From Waco, was recently ranked No. 2 on Rolling Stone’s Best Country and Americana Albums of 2022.
With the merger, Vector looks forward to a number of notable releases on the way including a Rick Rubin-produced album from Kesha and new music and accompanying summer tour from Manchester Orchestra.
A new season of The Impractical Jokers’ hit television show as well as a nationwide arena tour both begin in February. Hank Williams Jr. will also be hitting the road and acclaimed bluegrass musician Molly Tuttle has been nominated for the highly coveted Best New Artist award at the upcoming Grammy Awards.
“I believe today, more so than ever before, artists need a management partner that fully understands all aspects of the music business,” says Murray. “Vector has been that company for decades, and we will continue to build on that ethos as we look forward.”
Levitan adds, “We’re thrilled to bring Jason into the Vector team,” Levitan remarks. “His years of expertise and deep knowledge of this industry are excellent, and we can’t wait for the road ahead together.”
“We look forward to welcoming Jason to our great team here at Vector,” notes Rovner. “His knowledge and leadership serve to further strengthen our management team and we couldn’t be happier to have him as part of the next chapter of Vector.”