What We Do

Propelr is focused on helping artists build sustainable business models for their chosen art, trade and craft. We are completely dedicated to nurturing talent over the long-term and remain truly obsessed with progress.

 

Our Artists

                           

The Cool Kids

The Cool Kids

DJ White Shadow

DJ White Shadow

Mothica

Mothica

Nick Monson

Nick Monson

Jude Shuma

Jude Shuma

Owen Bones

Owen Bones

Mystery School

Mystery School

Marcus Atom

Marcus Atom

Database

Database

Zoya

Zoya

 

Who we are

 Josh Kaplan

Josh Kaplan is the founder of Propelr.  As a corporate and entertainment lawyer, Josh has parlayed his experience of the business of entertainment into a management structure that focuses on an artist's overall career.  Always working to get the most for clients while keeping a watchful eye on legal pitfalls allows Josh's artists to breathe easier and focus on what they do best: creating music.  

With Josh's guidance, Propelr has evolved into a full service music management operation.  From day-to-day guidance to long term planning, Josh works to maximize an artist's creative output and financial reward.

Josh is a native of Minneapolis, MN, a University of Wisconsin-Madison grad and a graduate of the Chicago-Kent College of Law where he received a J.D. and a certificate in Intellectual Property Law.  Josh can currently play 3 songs on the Banjo.

Whitney Jones

Whitney's passion lies in helping artists advance their careers and educating them along the way. For 7 years she worked in music licensing, including a role as Catalog Director at Rumblefish Inc, where she curated, managed and organized the Rumblefish music catalog and played a key role in the company’s partnership as one of YouTube’s first major content ID clients. 

In 2011 Whitney moved to Chicago to take on the role of Director of Artist Services at Music Dealers, LLC, helping design and build the department.  At Music Dealers, she was able to connect artists with major brands like Coca Cola, Bacardi and McDonalds, along with a wide variety of television and film programming. Whitney joined Propelr in 2014 and continues to help independent artists progress in their careers and success.

 

James Kuchta

James Kuchta is just a city boy, born in raised in the South Metropolitan Detroit area. After playing saxophone for 10 years, he realized that his passion lied in marketing and helping artists achieve their maximum potential. He started managing artists around the country at a young age to quickly immerse himself into the music industry and learn firsthand many tools of the trade. 

A soon to be graduate of Drexel University, James has been fortunate to learn from some of the best minds in music education and has  been fortunate enough to work with some of the best management teams around today.  

James joined Proper in 2018 and is ready to take the knowledge and experience he’s acquired to help turn the industry on its head in this exciting new chapter in the world of music. He also has a black belt in Tang Soo Do.

Danny Legittino

Danny Legittino is a product of Chicago. Born and raised on the North Side of the city, and a filmmaker by trade, Danny found himself navigating the Chicago music industry by shooting music videos, coordinating live show recap, and producing promo videos for various artists, promoters, and venues. 

Through these experiences Danny found a love for discovering new talent, helping to build artist brands, market their music, and find live performance opportunity.

Danny’s marketing and branding talent is what led him to joining the Propelr team in 2018. With the launch of the teams new label service, Danny is very excited to discover new talent and develop renowned acts in the industry.