Inducted October 27, 2016,
Sandy Rizzo is the founder and CEO of 18-Hour Management. She has substantial artist management experience throughout the music industry. Rizzo began her career in Boston. There, she accepted the opportunity to work with Aerosmith’s management company. Holding a variety of different positions within that company, she learned all the ins and outs of the industry. A few years later, she relocated to the west coast and continued her artist management opportunities with famed rock manager Doc McGhee. Working in tandem with Doc and the best bands that era had to offer, (i.e. Scorpions, Bon Jovi, KISS, Skid Row, etc.) she was able to make a name for herself throughout the industry by honing her innate talents in artist management, promotion, touring and production.
Once Sandy stepped down from McGhee Entertainment, she founded her current venture. She works directly with artists, their managers, and their labels on all aspects of artist management (U.S. and international touring, live performances, marketing, CD recordings and promotion of both new and established artists).
In addition, Sandy and her company have been hired to consult with tours, labels and other management companies where she brings her knowledge and experience to such projects/artists as Dr. Dre (tour with Eminem), Guns n’ Roses, Interscope Records, Gary Hoey, Adema and many others.
With a proven track record of more than 20 years of hard-core, fast paced experience in artist management, Sandy uses her skills and experience to assist the clients of 18-Hour Management in obtaining the next level of their careers in the smartest and most productive way possible.
Included in her vast experiences, Sandy has been appointed the Director and Producer of a series of benefit events and live concerts called “Jump High Stay Strong Music Fest”, a non-profit organization to benefit the Dylan Rizzo Fund. The festival series include a variety of events to raise money for the fund. Some of the events include concerts with national, local and regional bands; Celebrity Rock n’ Roll Auctions that include hundred of items donated from artists all over the world; Raffles; Golf Tournaments, and other fundraising events.