Keith Garde, president of PAID, Inc. celebrity services and founder of PKA Management, brings over 30 years of experience in recording/touring artist management, serving as co-manager from the late ‘80s through to 1995 for the internationally renowned rock group Aerosmith and continues to consult for the group today. His experience includes: business development; organizational systems, structure and processes; strategic alliance management; branding and imaging as well as having architected fan club management subscriptions and fan experience programs.
Keith has managed collaborations with Sony, Disney, Paramount Pictures, Viacom (VH1, MTV, and CBS TV), NBC, ABC TV, Oprah Winfrey, Clearchannel, Daimler-Chrysler, Proctor & Gamble, the NFL, ESPN, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, and Harper Collins Publishing to name a few.
Keith has a B.A. from Cornell University; was co-presenter with Steven Tyler of Aerosmith on Career Development at the Berklee School of Music (a course led by Livingston Taylor); and has spoken at the Sloan School of Economics on the subject of “Organizational Processes for the Technology and Policy Program” offered by Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld. Keith has taught Artist Management at Northeastern University for the past two years.

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  1. Robert And Nancy Hamerling says:

    Keith … never says no … 40 years ago, Nancy and I, loved him and we Never Said No … Matt is getting ready to retire and we all always watch for Sam to finally take over Arista …

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