President / Founder
Established in 2014, Milk & Honey is a 21st-century hybrid entertainment management company with offices 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 8 years has built one of the biggest global management companies for songwriters, producers, artists and athletes.
The sports division is an agency and marketing company exclusively representing 22 athletes in the NFL and a new Baseball division with over 10 in the MLB. Sports led by Jake Presser, Rawleigh Williams and Kyle Thousand look after athletes like Courtland Sutton, Denver Broncos, Kamren Curl, Washington Commanders and more. Growth in the football and baseball sectors is a major priority for the company in the coming years. The group’s diverse roster ranges from songwriters and producers like David Hodges, Oak Felder, Sir Nolan, 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 over 125 clients that span every prominent genre of music.
Over the pandemic, the company sold over nine figures in publishing catalogs and are considered to be experts in the sale of music rights. The company boasts over a billion albums sold in aggregate within its roster across pop, hip hop, R&B, rock, country, Latin and electronic, 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, music catalogue sales, digital strategy, international strategy, venture development and more — Milk & Honey is a one stop shop for talent. Milk & Honey exports more songs to the international marketplace than any other songwriter producer management company. Launching Milk & Honey Labs in 2022, the group created a digital creative studio focusing on all areas of Web 3 and representing blue chip brand names in Hollywood. 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, Jimmy Cliff and others). 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.
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.