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 a coaching program for artists of any genre, at any level, for any project.

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 assigned to an experienced coach of the 80/20 team. They are made available to you to assess any challenges you have, determine obtainable goals, and develop an actionable ‘to-do list’ to help you succeed.

Just like any coach we are here to guide you with our knowledge and experience. As well as give you a little nudge from time-to-time cause let’s face it, we all need someone looking out for us!


Don’t just take our word for it…

My experiences with Michael have ranged from the development and creation of several Band and solo artist projects through his 80/20 Records label, to developing short film ideas and strategizing production elements. Michael is a business savvy individual with a creative mind, suited to developing new ideas and honing current ones. His courteous demeanor will foster extremely productive and insightful discussion, that will help get to the root of any potential obstacles quickly, and creative ways around them. I highly encourage anyone considering Michael to count him a motivated and industrious partner in any and all future endeavors.

Daphne Greene

Daphne and the Glitches

Artist Coaching Session: $149

Designed for any artist needing some advisement for any project.


One 60 minute virtual session

Can cover a variety of topics including:

  • Branding and promotion
    • Social Media
    • Live-streaming
    • Content creation
  • Finding opportunities
    • Sponsorships and endorsements
    • Securing virtual shows and festivals
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Single / Album Release Package: $399

(total value: $600)

Designed to assist in the logistics of releasing a single or an album from distribution to promotion.


One 60 minute virtual setup session

Two 30 minute virtual catch up sessions

Setup with our internal release template

Email support

*Within 3 month timeframe. Each month thereafter is $149 per month and includes an additional 30 minute virtual session.

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Artist Development Package: $999

(total value: $1,400)

Designed to support on an on-going basis to develop your artist career.


One 60 minute virtual setup session

Five 30 minute virtual catch up sessions

Setup in our management system for tracking ‘to-do’ items

Setup and management in our advertisement platform for facebook / instagram ads

Email support

*Within 6 month timeframe. Each month thereafter is $149 per month and includes an additional 30 minute virtual session.

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Still Not Sure?

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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).