About Us

FIGHTING FOR THE INDEPENDENTS

Sundial Media Group is a hybrid music marketing and management agency located in Orange County, California. We help artists outside the mainstream maintain relevance in an era where delivery to fans is rapidly changing. Our focus genres include:

Contemporary Jazz
Traditional Jazz
Americana
Singer / Songwriter
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Our strategies are driven by the latest consumer habits, our research is never-ending, and we are constantly adapting to meet changes in ways of consumption, release methods, fan conversion, and gig promotion.

Our client list features artists who have written, produced, and performed #1 hits on the Billboard charts, worked on major motion picture soundtracks, toured over 250 dates per year, and entertained millions. Together, we share a common love of music - and we fight for the independents.

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Our Team

AT YOUR SERVICE

Robert McLain Robert began developing websites and promotional campaigns for jazz artists Steve Oliver, Will Donato and others in 1999. He was part of the team when Steve hit it big with his legacy hit "High Noon" and has been working behind the scenes ever since. After spending more than a decade in corporate operations and project management, Robert founded SMG in 2015. Music is a passion in his life and he is convinced of its' power to heal. robert@sundialmediagroup.com

Robert McLain

Robert began developing websites and promotional campaigns for jazz artists Steve Oliver, Will Donato and others in 1999. He was part of the team when Steve hit it big with his legacy hit "High Noon" and has been working behind the scenes ever since. After spending more than a decade in corporate operations and project management, Robert founded SMG in 2015. Music is a passion in his life and he is convinced of its' power to heal.

robert@sundialmediagroup.com

Ken Hladky A seasoned disc jockey, zine author, and pop culture enthusiast, Ken's team is responsible for creatively maintaining the social media channels of SMG's artists. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of music history, an eclectic record collection and he knows a hit single when he hears it. He's a voracious writer and his experience in print and online media is an asset to our team. ken@sundialmediagroup.com

Ken Hladky

A seasoned disc jockey, zine author, and pop culture enthusiast, Ken's team is responsible for creatively maintaining the social media channels of SMG's artists. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of music history, an eclectic record collection and he knows a hit single when he hears it. He's a voracious writer and his experience in print and online media is an asset to our team.

ken@sundialmediagroup.com

Tessa McLain Tessa's got the eyes and ears to be the perfect creative consultant for our firm. Her favorite music has always leaned more to the contemporary side and she's acutely aware of our market. For her money, nothing beats a tune with strings and a trumpet solo. Having been involved in the creative arts for much of her career, she makes sure we color inside the lines. tessa@sundialmediagroup.com

Tessa McLain

Tessa's got the eyes and ears to be the perfect creative consultant for our firm. Her favorite music has always leaned more to the contemporary side and she's acutely aware of our market. For her money, nothing beats a tune with strings and a trumpet solo. Having been involved in the creative arts for much of her career, she makes sure we color inside the lines.

tessa@sundialmediagroup.com

Will Donato Will was one of our very first clients and he's been an ambassador of our work and an inspiration ever since. His personality and promotion of others around him is infectious and we're grateful to have his seasoned advice to lean on. Will tours internationally as a solo artist and in southern California with his beloved band the Art of Sax. Check out his website at www.willdonato.com

Will Donato

Will was one of our very first clients and he's been an ambassador of our work and an inspiration ever since. His personality and promotion of others around him is infectious and we're grateful to have his seasoned advice to lean on. Will tours internationally as a solo artist and in southern California with his beloved band the Art of Sax. Check out his website at

www.willdonato.com