Artist Manager Brett Radin Dies At 53

Brett Radin head shot courtesy Knitting Factory Management
Brett Radin

Brett Radin, an artist manager who joined Knitting Factory Management in January, died at his home in Los Angeles on Friday, according to his family. He was 53.

Brian Long, President of Knitting Factory Management, shared, “We are extremely saddened to learn the news of Brett’s passing. He brought a lightning bolt of positive energy. He was passionate for his artists, deeply knowledgeable about the workings of the music industry, and intuitive. He will be missed.”

A cause of death was not disclosed or confirmed.

Knitting Factory Entertainment CEO Morgan Margolis added, “Brett was a friend first; his passing deeply saddens us all beyond words. A true positive and compassionate spirit on all fronts.  Sending love to his family and friends everywhere.”

Radin joined Knitting Factory team from his own Zero Management, bringing experience working with artists including “American Idol” winner Lee DeWyze, Dave Eggar, Dave Matthews, Tracy Chapman, The Weepies, Vanessa Carlton, and Les Claypool.

He started his own Ghost Management in New York in 1996, which he ran for more than 16 years. He started in tour management, working with artists including Liz Phair, Les Claypool, Joan Osborne and Minnie Driver. He then moved on to day-to-day duties for Dave Matthews and management for The Weepies and Tracy Chapman.

Over two years at 19 Management, he represented Phillip Phillips, Lee DeWyze, James Durbin and Jason Bonham.  He started Zero Management in 2014.

Radin is survived by his mother Barbara and stepfather Gerry, his sisters Robin and Toby and her husband Nick, and four nephews: Jackson, Jonah, Emery and Theo.

The family will plan a memorial to be held in Los Angeles.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests  donations be made in his name to Kitten Rescue LA.