RENMAN MUSIC & BUSINESS TEAM
President REN Management, Former Personal Manager INCUBUS, Founder Renman Music & Business
Steve Rennie has worked in the music business for over 30 years. He has a broad range of experience as a concert promoter, record executive, internet entrepreneur, and artist manager. He has also been deeply involved in the intersection of music and technology since the earliest days of the internet. Steve has been the personal manager for multi-platinum rock band Incubus for the last 16 years and has guided them from the day they got signed to a record deal to being a hugely successful worldwide record selling and concert attraction. From 1998 -2000, he was a founding member of one of the early internet music startups, ARTIST DIRECT. From 1994 -1998 he was the Senior Vice President/GM of Epic Records/Sony Music where he worked with artists like Korn, Rage Against the Machine, Ozzy Osbourne, Incubus, and Celine Dion. At Epic Records he was deeply involved in the label’s artist development strategy including touring and the label’s internet and new media strategy. Prior to joining Sony Music he managed a number of Alternative Rock artists including Primal Scream, The The, Dramarama, The Wonder Stuff, and Ned’s Atomic Dustbin. From 1982-1990 he was the Senior VP at Southern California’s #1 concert promoter Avalon Attractions, which is now part of Live Nation, booking shows from clubs on the Sunset Strip to stadium shows at the Rose Bowl and Coliseum. He currently is working on a new project, Renman Music & Business, and hosts a web show every Monday, Wednesday and Friday on RenmanMB.com
Renman Music & Business General Manager
So the story goes, I formed a band in high school, played gigs around Southern California, fell in love with producing and recording the band’s music, and then made the crazy decision to forge a career in the music industry. I went to college at the University of Southern California (Fight On) and along the path to graduation played a little football for the Trojans, starting on Kick Off. Post graduation I’ve had a handful of Music Industry doors slammed in my face, produced a lot of my own music, and started an event/music production company. I'm now proud to be working as a full time employee at RenmanMB.
Darren La Groe
Renman Music & Business Technical Director
In my freshman year of high school a buddy of mine asked me if I wanted to play bass guitar in his band. I quickly replied "yes" without having a clue what I was doing or any real musical experience. Later that week I convinced my mom to buy me a bass guitar and a little amp. A little skeptical, my mom rented me the guitar and amp. A few long months of band practice (in her garage) later, we started doing cover songs and playing LA clubs like the Whisky, Roxy, the Mint, of course the Anti Club. Shortly after that my uncle gave me a 4 track cassette recorder and I instantly found a passion for recording and mixing. In 1997 I decided to become a real audio engineer and began working at a recording studio in Santa Barbara. In 2000 I was offered my first tour as a FOH engineer and since then I have toured with, mixed and/or recorded some of the greatest bands and musicians of all time. Including: Incubus, Cheap Trick, Christina Agulera, The Cult, The Doors, Aimee Mann, Steel Pulse, English Beat, Vanilla Fudge, Stevie Wonder, Josh Grobin, Stevie Nicks, Sheryl Crow, Paul Simon, Barbara Streisand, David Foster, Dwight Yoakam, Randy Newman, Quincy Jones, Jeff Bridges, Knight Ranger, The Ataris, Don Henley, Michael McDonald, Perry Farrell, Missy Elliot, Bonnie Raitt, Goo Goo Dolls, Kenny G, Emmy Lou Herris. I am currently working on becoming a certified TriCaster operator and have been working as Technical Director for RenmanMB since November 2012.