FireRock Team

FireRock Music Group, is a dynamic and passionate group of individuals who eat, sleep, and breathe rock ‘n’ roll. With a collective love for the raw energy and rebellious spirit of this genre, our team is dedicated to discovering and nurturing the next generation of rock stars. From A&R specialists with an uncanny knack for spotting talent to skilled producers who can sculpt the perfect sonic landscape, we’ve got it all. Our marketing and promotion experts ensure that our artists’ music reaches every corner of the globe, while our unwavering commitment to authenticity and artistic integrity remains at the core of everything we do. Together, we’re not just a label; we’re a family of rock enthusiasts on a mission to keep the spirit of rock alive and kicking for generations to come.

Tom Collier

With over four decades of unparalleled expertise in the dynamic realm of the music industry, Tom stands as a seasoned professional with a diverse background ranging from concert promotion, touring musician, and recording artist to accomplished record producer, among other roles. Renowned as the founding member, lead guitarist, singer, and prolific songwriter of the iconic rock ensemble, Held Hostage, Tom brings a wealth of musical acumen spanning numerous years to FireRock Music Group LLC.

As a driving force behind the legendary rock band, Tom has harnessed a profound understanding of the intricacies of the music world. His multifaceted role in Held Hostage has not only solidified his status as a musical virtuoso but has also bestowed upon him invaluable insights that he now channels into his role at FireRock Music Group LLC.

Tom, now serving as the President of FireRock Music Group, accepted this pivotal role with a visionary mindset. Reflecting on the inception of FireRock Music Group, Tom articulated a commitment to prioritize artists’ success over the label’s interests. He passionately asserted, “This label has to be about the artists’ success, not the label’s. We will steadfastly uphold that pledge.” This philosophy underscores the ethos of FireRock Music Group, ensuring that artists take center stage in their journey to success.

In realizing this vision, Tom has meticulously curated a team of industry luminaries, recognized as the crème de la crème in their respective fields. The assembly of this exceptional team underscores FireRock Music Group’s dedication to excellence and unwavering support for artists. Tom’s journey from the pinnacle of rock stardom to the helm of FireRock Music Group exemplifies a lifelong commitment to the elevation of musical artistry and the triumph of the artists it champions.

Michael Wilkerson
Artist & Repertoire

From a tender age, I immersed myself in the vibrant tapestry of the music industry. My journey began on a tour bus at the age of 7, thanks to my mother’s role as a gospel singer—a formative experience that sparked my lifelong passion for music. Over the past three decades, I’ve ventured into various creative pursuits, including crafting my own fanzines and engaging in enlightening interviews with thousands of individuals.

In the ever-evolving landscape of music, my contributions extend to projects like Blastzone Online, Blastzone Mike’s Incredible Show, and several other ventures that continue to shape my musical narrative. Today, I am honored and humbled to embrace the role of Head of A&R at FireRock Music Group. The opportunity to contribute to the growth of this label is a privilege, and I look forward to leveraging my wealth of experience to foster the success of both emerging and established artists. This new chapter is a testament to my enduring dedication to the artistry that fuels the heartbeat of the music industry.

Michael Branvold
Public Relations

Gene Simmons of KISS first recognized Michael Brandvold’s skills as a pioneering online marketing strategist and tapped him to build, manage and grow all aspects of Kissonline’s multi-million dollar enterprise. Michael has also managed the online marketing efforts for W.A.S.P. Mötley Crüe, Ozzy Osbourne, Accept, Dream Theater, Ron Keel, Jason Becker and many more.

Michael is also a veteran of the music marketing podcast scene. He hosts the popular Music Biz Weekly Podcast, which has already notched more than 500 episodes and 1 million plays that can be heard on iTunes, Google, YouTube, and SoundCloud. He also co-hosts a second podcast entitled Three Sides of the Coin about the band KISS, which has produced more than 500 episodes with more than 8 million plays.

Scott Braun
Creative Director

With a distinguished career spanning over three decades, I’ve proudly served as a creative director, shaping and defining visual narratives that captivate audiences. Holding a degree in Design and Photography from the University of Tennessee, I have honed my skills at the intersection of creativity and imagery.

Internationally recognized as a professional photographer, my expertise shines particularly bright in the dynamic realm of the music industry. Over the past two decades, I’ve passionately immersed myself in the art of music photography, capturing the essence and energy of diverse musical landscapes.

My journey is fueled by a love for transforming designs into something truly extraordinary. Through a lens focused on innovation and artistic expression, I bring a wealth of experience to every project, infusing creativity and a keen eye for detail. As I continue to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of visual storytelling, my commitment to excellence remains unwavering, making my mark in the realms of design, photography, and the harmonious world of music.