Everyone needs a coach.  From the starting musician to the CEOs of the top companies in the world.

We’ve all been there.  Everything seems to be going fine and then all of a sudden we feel like we’re just spinning our wheels.  Or we get so excited about something new but just can’t seem to get it off the ground.  Our mission is to help as many artists as we possibly can.  So we designed coaching to figure out what challenges you have, set goals, and develop a game plan so you know what next steps to take.

Go beyond the podcasts, books, and video tutorials to get the insight that is specialized just for you.

How Does It Work?

You will be scheduled to an experienced member of the 80/20 team for a session.  During the session we will go over where you’re currently at, what your goals are, any challenges, and the next steps to take.

You are free to reach out to your coach with any questions or issues before your session.


Don’t just take our word for it.  Here’s a testimonial from one of our clients:

What Does Coaching Cover?

Our collective expertise covers a lot of ground, here are a couple of areas our team can assist with.

  • Branding and promotion
    • Social Media
    • Live-streaming
    • Content creation
  • Finding opportunities
    • Sponsorships and endorsements
    • Securing virtual shows and festivals
  • Release strategy
    • Singles
    • Albums
    • Music Videos

If there’s something else you need help with that’s not listed feel free to ask!



$150 per session

$350 for 3 sessions

$600 for 6 sessions



Still not sure?  We are more than happy to answer any questions!

info at 8020records.com or contact us via Messenger

Meet the Coaches

Michael Zimmerlich

Mike is the Co-Founder of 80/20 Records. With over 15 years of experience in the music industry, he has been involved with album release campaigns, music video campaigns, artist development, artist branding, distribution, tour logistics, artist management as well as artist coaching. The artists he’s personally represented have opened for acts such as Beck, Animal Collective, and MR MS as well as performed on official NAMM showcases, Summerfest, and Vans Warped Tour. Partnerships that he has obtained for artists include: Fender, Orange Amplifiers, Westone, Warm Audio, and BRAVO Pay.  In addition, Mike has helped artists raise funds through crowdfunding, totaling over $80,000 for music albums.

Mike has spoken as a moderator, presenter and panelist at numerous conferences including NAMM, CMJ, and Phoenix Startup Week, in addition to mentoring at SXSW.

Mattx Buddy

Starting out in the music business as a promoter’s assistant at the Juke Joint in Springfield, MO during the Fall of 1999 and transferring to the Phoenix, AZ market in 2002 to pursue a career in live music and venue management, MATTX has been a venue manager, promoter, talent buyer, street team coordinator and digital marketer for a handful of venues, as well as for his own stand alone events.

He had the opportunity to Stage Manage / Instrument Tech a nationwide tour for Phunk Junkeez as well as another nationwide tour with Buzzcocks, including 14 dates opening for Pearl Jam in venues like the Molson Centre (Montreal) and Madison Square Garden (NYC).

Steven Leavitt

Steven Leavitt is a music producer, musician, and recording engineer with a natural ear for music. A native of Los Angeles, CA, Steve’s life in music has spanned many genres, from Folk to Rock, Orchestral to Electronic, and a Pop hybrid of all of the above.

In 2004, while playing keyboards for a local songwriter, Steve met singer/songwriter Shannon Hurley and co-founded an event called Don’t Call Us Tori. With a lot of hard work and a little bit of luck, Don’t Call Us Tori became a haven for great music in L.A. with monthly showcases aimed at cross-promoting specifically female solo artists.

After playing B3 as a member of the classic/progressive rock band, The Ludivico, Steve had the time to take on more than just demo work.  In 2006 Steve recorded and produced a single on Marina V’s album Modern Fairytale. In 2012, Steve finished producing a full-length, 7 song Progressive Rock album called Time and Space  for Lobate Scarp, an ambitious production the highlights of which include a 35 member choir and a special guest appearance by Alex Acuña (Weather Report).