HERB AGNER Co-Founder
Herb is a music marketing and production professional, who has run Marketing and Catalog A&R departments for two of the world’s biggest record companies. As VP at both Capitol Records/EMI, and Universal Music Group, he has worked with legendary artists such as The Beach Boys, David Bowie, Faith Hill, Dwight Yoakam, the Estates of Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra, Robbie Robertson, Billy Idol, Brian Wilson, and many more. Additionally, Herb has extensive experience pairing music content and media, working with top partners such as Mad Men, A&E, KCRW, CMT, Gannett Digital Media & USA Today. Herb has Produced/Executive Produced notable TV shows, documentaries, and home video projects on The Highwaymen, Rick Nelson, Nat King Cole and Kris Kristofferson.
Herb is a Voting Member of the Grammys, a charter member of the Americana Music Association, and a Chairperson for the LA-based homeless charity The Giving Spirit. His two best productions are his marriage to Emmy award-winning TV producer Juliane Hare Agner, and their #1 production together, their son Will.
DOUG RICHTER Co-Founder
https://meritage.live | 732.489.2250
A passionate and creative entrepreneur, Doug has more than 30 years as entertainment marketer and spent more than 10 years as a music industry executive with marketing roles at BMG Entertainment, Triad Artists and Wherehouse Music where he was Director of Online Marketing for the $800 million national retail chain.
Doug was Barry White’s tour manager for 4 years including his sold-out world tour for Icon Is Love where he toured Europe, Africa and South America.
Doug founded and currently runs Meritage Entertainment, a NYC-based agency which advises festivals, brands and talent on their live event strategy including partnerships and sponsorships. His clients include national food and music festivals and media companies. He is also the personal manager for Motown legend, Mary Wilson of the Supremes. https://meritage.live