A music management firm representing Producers and their various businesses, Next Wave focuses on maximizing the client’s creative and financial potential. Next Wave clients live on the breaking edge of musical and creative trends, continuously developing new avenues for self expression. Our clients not only face the future, they create it.

Next Wave’s holistic perspective of the Creator’s career involves us in all aspects of their creative lives; repertoire development, integration of potential partners and financial planning. Our philosophy is simple: whatever changes technology may bring, the key to this business is still great A&R. Clever marketing will never compensate for lackluster product.


Via the Producer roster, Next Wave principal Adam Katz has made records with many top names to emerge from independent labels in recent years including Death Cab For Cutie, St. Vincent, Angel Olsen, The White Stripes, The Shins, The National, Soccer Mommy, Beach Bunny, Indigo De Souza, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Nightsweats and more.

Complementing his experience on the creative side, Adam has overseen product management, marketing and promotional services for clients ranging from indie artists and labels to corporate behemoths Universal International, Target, Fontana Distribution and Tesco.

The experience of managing releases for artists ranging from Nick Drake, Spiritualized and Pearl Jam to Rammstein, Suicidal Tendencies and Blackalicious has imparted a top to bottom understanding of a projects’ financial implications. Combining this experience with years of creative work enables Next Wave to confidently guide clients and their projects to success.