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PROPER MANAGEMENT

Tour Management Experience & History

Over the past 25 years, Proper Management has developed one of the most experienced and successful artist/tour management services in Christian Music.
Specifically, Proper Management manages…

The biggest headlining artist in Christian Music today... Casting Crowns

In the past five years, Casting Crowns has scanned over 6.4 million albums and are openly recognized as the biggest headlining act in Christian Music today. The last Casting Crowns headlining tour grossed over 9 million dollars in revenue.

The #1 Christian children’s brand tour... The VeggieTales Live: God Made You Special Tour

Beginning in Spring 2012, Proper Management will produce the VeggieTales Live Tour. VeggieTales is the #1 faith-based children's brand with 70% of the market share of Christian children's products. The VeggieTales God Made You Special Tour kicks off February 23rd for an estimated 35 tour dates with an average venue capacity of 2,000.

The most successful tour in the history of Christian Music... The Young Messiah

Proper Management created, produced, and managed The Young Messiah Tour from 1990 to 1996. This groundbreaking tour averaged more than 15,000 people a night and remains to this day, the most successful tour in the history of Christian Music.

Additional Touring Success

Proper Management has also produced and managed the following successful major arena tours.

The largest annual tour in Christian Music... Winter Jam Tour Spectacular

During the three years that Proper Management managed The Winter Jam Tour Spectacular the paid attendance increased by 68%. In the first quarter of 2011 The Winter Jam Tour was the #1 worldwide tour in ticket sales, with an average nightly attendance of 11,397.

  • Child Of The Promise Tour
  • Emmanuel Tour
  • iWorship Tour
  • My Utmost For His Highest Tour
  • Worship Together Tour

Proper Management has also produced and managed tours for the following artists (in alphabetical order)...

  • 2nd Chapter of Acts
  • 4Him
  • The Afters
  • Andrae Crouch & the Disciples
  • Anointed
  • Anthem Lights
  • Avalon
  • BarlowGirl
  • Barry McGuire
  • BeBe and CeCe Winans
  • Bill and Gloria Gaither
  • Bob Carlisle
  • Babbie Mason
  • Brandon Heath
  • Carman
  • Casting Crowns
  • Cindy Morgan
  • Clay Crosse
  • Crystal Lewis
  • Darlene Zschech
  • Denver and the Mile High Orchestra
  • Family Force 5
  • Fireflight
  • First Call
  • Francesca Battistelli
  • Gaither Vocal Band
  • Hawk Nelson
  • The Imperials
  • Israel
  • Jessy Dixon
  • Jump5
  • Kutless
  • Larnelle Harris
  • Larry Norman
  • Leeland
  • Margaret Becker
  • Mark Schultz
  • Michael English
  • Michael W. Smith
  • Michelle Tumes
  • Natalie Grant
  • Newsboys
  • NewSong
  • Nichole Nordeman
  • Out of the Grey
  • Patrick Ryan Clark
  • Phil Keaggy
  • Point of Grace
  • Ralph Carmichael
  • Ron Kenoly
  • Royal Tailor
  • Russ Taff
  • Sandi Patti
  • Selah
  • Sheila Walsh
  • Sidewalk Prophets
  • Steve Curtis Chapman
  • Steve Green
  • Steve Taylor
  • Superchic(K)
  • Susan Ashton
  • Tenth Avenue North
  • Third Day
  • tobyMac
  • Wayne Watson
  • Wes King
  • Winter Jam
  • ZoeGirl

NORMAN MILLER

January 4, 1943 - December 3, 2012

With heavy hearts, Proper Management is sad to report the passing of our founder, Norman Miller. Norman lived a life fueled by his passion for his faith, his deep love for his family, and his care for his friends. He also was renown for his indelible impact on the Christian Music Industry. Norman was a creative visionary who was constantly focused on increasing the quality of compelling and engaging ministry. His legacy will continue to effect countless lives through the eternal message of the artists he dearly loved and faithfully served. Norman's loss is immeasurable and we are all humbled, honored, and blessed to have known him as a respected leader and a loyal friend.

Norman Miller

NORMAN MILLER


Norman Miller formed Proper Management in 1983. Prior to that time, Miller had lived in his native UK, where after playing in Christian bands during his late teens and early 20's, started his own record label in 1970, which was later taken over by WORD RECORDS, an American owned Christian label operating in the UK. Miller was asked to become the Executive Director of WORD EUROPE which he accepted, and from 1973 till 1983 ran the label (with his good friend Ian Hamilton), as well as promoting and producing countless tours throughout Scandinavia and Europe, featuring top Christian artists from America, including LARRY NORMAN, ANDRAE CROUCH AND THE DISCIPLES, 2ND CHAPTER OF ACTS, BARRY MCGUIRE, CHUCK GIRARD and JESSY DIXON.

In 1983, Miller moved to the States and started managing artists and producing tours on the other side of the pond. The first tour he produced was called THE YOUNG MESSIAH (a contemporary version of Handel’s Messiah), which opened in 1990 and toured every Christmas for the next six years. The tour averaged more than 15,000 people a night and remains to this day, the most successful tour in the history of Christian Music. The final performance of THE YOUNG MESSIAH took place in Jerusalem at the Citadel Of David. Miller was among a group of American Christians invited to take part in the 3000 anniversary of the city of Jerusalem being declared the capital of Israel by King David. Featuring a 150-piece orchestra and a 1000 voice choir, it was a fitting finale for the contemporary version of Handel’s Messiah. Miller went on to produce many other major arena tours including EMMANUEL, MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST, I WORSHIP, WORSHIP TOGETHER and CHILD OF THE PROMISE.

Miller has also been the creator of several best selling Christian albums, including the ANDRAE CROUCH TRIBUTE ALBUM as well as SOULFUL CELEBRATION (a Gospel version of Handel’s Messiah) featuring artists like Stevie Wonder and Patti Austin. Quincy Jones conducted the Hallelujah Chorus. Both of these albums were released on the Warner Bros. label. Miller was awarded a Grammy for each of them. In 2008, Miller was presented with a multi platinum plaque certified by RIAA representing more then 20 million records sold by artists managed by Proper Management.

Several of Christian music’s favorite groups over the years were Millers brainchildren. He held auditions for these groups and put together, not just very talented artists and singers, but people with similar hearts and visions. These groups include AVALON, ZOEGIRL, JUMP5 and PURENRG.

Mike Jay

MIKE JAY


Mike Jay is a 1996 graduate of Belmont University. Mike spent the next 7 years on the road as a tour manager with acts such as Jars of Clay, Jim Brickman, Carman, Avalon, Twila Paris, Big Tent Revival, Clay Crosse, and the Child of the Promise Tour to name a few, before coming on board at Proper Management as an Artist Manager in 2003. Mike has worked to develop and further the careers of acts like Casting Crowns, Leeland, Twila Paris, Michael English, ZOEgirl and others as well as overseeing all of the touring for Proper Management. Mike is now a partner in the company, married with 2 children and lives in Franklin, TN.

Nick Barre

NICK BARRE


Nick Barre joined Proper Management as an artist manager in 2008. Previously, Nick served as the Vice-president of Artist Development, for EMI CMG Label Group, the world's largest Contemporary Christian Music record label. During his almost 12 years tenure at EMI, Nick oversaw the marketing strategies for Steven Curtis Chapman, Switchfoot, Chris Tomlin, Newsboys, Avalon, ZOEgirl, Jump5, and many others. Prior to EMI, Nick worked 5 years for Grammy-nominated record producer, Charlie Peacock.

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