David Blake Chatfield (29 year member of the Recording Academy)
Over 30 years and hundreds of deals ago, David Blake Chatfield began his career as a music attorney and manager: representing music artists and producers, as well as motion picture and television writers, producers, actors, and editors. Early career music projects included representation of remix engineers and producers on projects for various artists including U2 (Desire), Madonna (Causing a Commotion), Natalie Cole (Pink Cadillac) Jan Hammer (Miami Vice Theme), Jeff Lorber featuring Karyn White (Facts of Love), Michael McDonald (Sweet Freedom), El DeBarge (Real Love), Stephanie Mills (Bit By Bit Theme From Fletch), Harold Faltermeyer (Axel F Beverly Hills Cop Theme), Stacey Latislaw (Call Me), Jody Watley (Looking for a New Love, New Kind of Lover) and recording artists on major labels and soundtracks. He discovered, developed and co-managed “Steel Breeze” (see Wikipedia Article for the RCA recording artist) that produced the hit single “You Don’t Want Me Anymore”.
During his career he has been a senior executive in a nationally distributed record company, a music and video production company and recording studio, and a publishing company. Sound Image received several gold and platinum awards for their work with Leann Rimes, Slipknot, Jessica Simpson, Mr. Big, Stroke 9, among many others.
David Chatfield currently has is own law practice where he serves as counsel and music industry career consultant for many artists including David Aldo (internationally famous artist from South Africa (7 international number one hit singles) whose new single is currently number 22 on the South Africa Algoa top 30 pop chart, Keith Chagall whose current LP has received a rave review from American Songwriter Magazine, international pop start Carmen Perez (currently top 40 and recently top 10 on the Billboard Dance Charts), hit producer/songwriter Heather Holley (Christina Aguilera).
David is currently the CEO of a music production company The United Music Group (partners are producer Dean Dinning (from “Toad the Wet Sprocket”), producer/engineer Taylor Sparks and manager Sydney Alston. David is a partner in C & A Management (partner with Sydney Alston manager and executive with Discmakers), and owns Chatfield Entertainment (management company that manages Real Fiction (South Bay), partner with Jenna Fox). David Chatfield and Sydney Alston (C & A Management) currently manage and are developing Maggie Gabbard “Tate” (Delaware) and Robot Nature (Malibu). Tate is currently working with Snoop Dogg and Robot Nature has a residency at Skinny’s Lounge in North Hollywood after winning 2 awards at the Indie Music Channel Awards this year. David and Jenna Fox co-manage Real Fiction (Southbay) who has won awards two years in a row at the Indie Music Channel Awards.
Over the past few years David has been on international panels and roundtables such as Liverpool Sound City Music Conference and Festival (two of his bands also played there – The Whereabouts (Ireland) and The Black Delta Movement (Hull, UK) both who have had airplay internationally including KROQ) and panels as close as North Hollywood’s IES Music Summit (where two of his other bands played – End of Ever and Next Door to the Moon). He has guest–lectured for two years to music business classes at Universities. He is a recent graduate of the YouTube Space “Build Your Channel” workshops.
Recent Music Representation and Consultation: Love Zombies (co-managed with Steve Strange of XRay Touring and winners of the Best New Band at the 2016 Rawk Awards in London played Download and other major festivals in UK in 2017); The Whereabouts – Cavan, Ireland (opened for Imagine Dragons, Daughtry, and Kodaline UK tours); Dissolutes – Cork, Ireland; Sara Jase Dillan – Boston, Mass.; David Aldo – Los Angeles to South Africa (7 number 1 international singles); Sherri Abbate – Los Angeles; Abbey Scott – Los Angeles; Keith Chagall -Los Angeles; Kat Perkins – Minneapolis, Minnesota (The Voice Finalist – whose single “Fearless” debuted at number 5 on the ITunes Pop Chart; The Black Delta Movement – Hull, England; Jon Byrne – England; Sol – Los Angeles; Mohawk Radio – Manchester, England (winners of the 2016 Rock the House (of Parliament) Best Band Award); End of Ever – Los Angeles; Rasmus Fjeldsted – Denmark; Next Door to the Moon – Santa Barbara, California; Lili Blake – New York; Karen Rubyn – Los Angeles; Whitemoor – England; Colorstone – Sweden Ella – Los Angeles; Carsten Lindberg – Los Angeles/Denmark; NIA Productions – London/Germany/Belgium; The Storm – Executive Producer – Sound Image Entertainment Group available on Retrospect Records; Brickyard – Executive Producer – Sound Image Entertainment Group – available on Retrospect Records, and many more international artists and producers.
David also serves on the boards of several charities internationally: A Child Unheard Foundation in London and the AGSS Foundation cancer charity in the United States. David also served as a trustee for several community foundations and serves as general counsel for Paw Works, Inc. a charity for the prevention of unnecessary animal euthanization.
David is has been an active member in the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences for 29 years, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Association of Independent Music Publishers, the National Association of Recording Industry Professionals, the Guild of Music Supervisors, the Grammy Museum, and the California Copyright Conference.