As the head coach of Artist Expansion, Michael has started and/or facilitated the careers of dozens of artists, composers and performers. 

Michael Whalen is a two-time Emmy® award and BMI award winning composer and music supervisor. A veteran of more than 800 TV and film scores, thousands of commercials and numerous TV themes and video games, Michael is also a world-renown recording artist and producer with 38 solo and soundtrack recordings to his credit. His song, "I Have Loved You For A Thousand Lifetimes" has more than 38,000,000 streams on Spotify to date and millions of views on YouTube. Known for his beautiful melodies and gorgeous textures, Michael has fused his expertise with sound design and his love of soaring cinematic melodies into a signature sound that has won over fans worldwide. When not making his own music, Michael is a former record label executive (myndstream), an expert on music copyrights, music monetization and is a noted speaker and commentator on the future of the music business. He consults with his fellow recording artists through his boutique artist development and label services company; Artist Expansion. Michael has also been an adjunct professor at the Berklee College of Music, The City College of New York, New York University and The New School. Michael has been a Yamaha artist for nearly three decades...


“I have watched Michael grow from a composer, to recording artist, to music supervisor, and flourish in every department.  His success is a testament to who he is, and his understanding of every aspect of the music business.  This move is the obvious next order of progression for him…”


Frank Di Minno Creative Director Creative Synch Services Advertising 



"I know Michael Whalen as both musician and entrepreneur, a person of integrity and organization dedicated to most effectively navigating the commercial space of music in our time, encouraging a wide range of other artists to take significant steps in the current music landscape toward maximizing monetization, advocacy and empowerment..."

Sean Hickey Senior Vice-President, Sales and Business Development, Naxos of America