President / Founder
Established in 2014, Milk & Honey Music + Sports + Ventures is a 21st-century hybrid entertainment management company based in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville, London, Dallas and Sydney. The company was launched in 2014 by Founder and President Lucas Keller, a 20 year veteran of the music industry who in 9 years has built one of the biggest global management companies for songwriters, producers, artists and athletes.
The company quickly became known as kings of the songwriter and producer management world, with a strong foundation of hit songs and the people who make them. The company later added artist management and sports to their arsenal. The group’s diverse roster ranges from songwriters and producers like David Hodges, Oak Felder, J White Did It, Noah Goldstein, Jenna Andrews, Jamie Hartman, Andrés Torres and Mauricio Rengifo to top 50 global DJs like Oliver Heldens, Benny Benassi and more with 100 clients that span every prominent genre of music. The company’s clients have had some of the biggest global hits of the century, including Dua Lipa’s “Levitating,” BTS’ chart-topping “Butter,” Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber’s “Despacito,” James Arthur’s “Say You Won’t Let Go,” Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years” and many more with current records on the chart from David Guetta, Doechii, Doja Cat, Travis Scott, Morgan Wallen and more. The sports division is an agency and marketing company exclusively representing 20 athletes in the NFL and a new Baseball division with over 20 in Major League Baseball. Sports led by Jake Presser, Rawleigh Williams and Kyle Thousand, looks after athletes like Courtland Sutton (Denver Broncos), Kamren Curl (Washington Commanders), Tyson Bagent (Chicago Bears) and more. Growth in the football and baseball sectors is a major priority for the company in the coming years as the sports department continues to grow.
Over the pandemic, the company sold over nine figures in publishing catalogs and are considered to be thought-leaders in the sale of music rights. The company boasts over a billion albums sold in aggregate with a large percent of the sales and streams happening under the management of Keller and his firm. With specialists in artist management, songwriter/producer/A&R creative (a 14 person global creative team), DSP promotion, branding and marketing, tv/film/ad synch licensing, a full time creative / content director, music catalogue sales, digital strategy, international strategy, venture development and a real A&R administration staff — Milk & Honey is a one stop shop for talent. Keller still categorizes the company as a mid-sized boutique and intends to keep that spirit as the company continues to expand in a strategic manner. Milk & Honey exports more songs to the international marketplace than any other songwriter producer management company. Launching Milk & Honey Labs in 2022, a digital asset creation group, Milk & Honey added clients like the Picasso estate, Chuck Norris and more. Prior to founding Milk & Honey, Lucas Keller spent 5 years at Beverly Hills music/tv/film powerhouse, The Collective (a group who represented Linkin Park, Kanye West, Enrique Iglesias, Slash, Peter Gabriel and others) and staged come-backs with legends like Jimmy Cliff and Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots.
In the past few years, Keller has been featured on the Billboard 40 Under 40, the Billboard Power 100, Billboard’s inaugural Top LGBTQ Executives List, Variety New Leaders List 2022 and awarded the top 20 percentile on Inc Magazine’s fastest-growing privately held companies two years in a row.