Madeline Nelson

About Me

Madeline Nelson is the founder of Heads Music, a boutique music management and and distribution company in New York City that is dedicated to “true artist development.”  Heads is led and staffed entirely by women, a reflection of Nelson’s dedication to making sure that women have a voice within the music industry.  Her dedication to her work and fighting for her beliefs has been forged through Nelson’s illustrious career in the music industry. Madeline Nelson has also been instrumental in the shaping of entertainment and music culture behind the scenes in her roles as

producer, executive, artist manager, and trusted advisor for over three decades. Her repertoire ranges from her work as manager of Grammy Award winning R&B supergroup Blackstreet in the 1990s, to her A&R work with Michael Jackson, to major label corporate executive as SVP of A&R at Sony Music, to her current management of Wyclef Jean. Madeline firmly believes in exploring new technology as a strong way forward for the music business and embraces digital streaming services as an opportunity for artists to take more control of their careers and be paid more fairly.


Heads Music is an independent, boutique-style music company based in New York, New York, founded and staffed by women. Our services are focused within management, distribution, record label, and publishing, in addition to tour production and brand strategy. One of our main clients is global artist and producer Wyclef Jean, who we represent on both the label and management sides as well as jointly owning masters. Within management, we represent rap lyricist, producer & entrepreneur Price, Grammy-winning artist Jemere Morgan, upcoming New York City rapper Rose’ Riley, and Norwegian songwriter & singer Ida Tolou.

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Current Board Positions


Partner / Executive Advisory Board


Advisory Board Member


Maddisays Workout 2020 in NY.

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