Mission Statement

To serve our fellow artists and musicians while providing them with the guidance and resources to succeed.


Kevin Mason – Managing Partner

Kevin Mason serves as one of the managing partners for Next Level Management & Consulting.  For over 25 years, Mason utilized his marketing, management and music talents as a member of the media.

Mason is well known in the country music world for his years as a Program Director at radio stations WQMX/Akron, WFMS/Indianapolis, and WBHP/Huntsville, AL.  Early stops in Mason’s radio career included, WSOC/Roanoke, WCMS/Norfolk, and WLVK/Charlotte, to name a few.

In 2006 Mason was inducted into the Ohio Radio and Television Broadcasters Hall of Fame.  That same year, he moved into the music side of the entertainment business serving as Vice President/General Manager for the short-lived Rust Records and its’ start-up social networking site the Digital Rodeo.

After the record company’s demise, Mason began to focus his efforts solely on marketing, serving as managing partner for his music business marketing company, Intensity Media; acting as the Director of Top Secret Projects for country music virtual labels, Nine North Records and Turnpike Music; as well as running a non-profit consultancy, Lil Fish Consulting.  He continues in each of these capacities today in addition to his work worth Next Level clients.

Mason lives in Nashville with his wife Susan and their cat, Bizzie.