Creative Entertainment Group is an entertainment company that does club & concert promotion, artist management, venue management, private event booking and coordination, marketing, sponsorship and promotional services to corporations, venues and musical acts.
Creative Entertainment Group was founded in 1994. Our clients benefit from the diverse backgrounds of the founders. As principals of Creative Entertainment Group (CEG), Howie Schnee and Mike Maietta each carry nearly two decades of music industry experience.
Before starting CEG, Mike got his start in the music business in the early 90ís. While attending Syracuse University, he worked at Creative Concerts (presently known as Eastern Artists), an independent concert promotion company run by Chuck Chao. While at Creative Concerts, Mike produced shows by Spin Doctors, Phish, Dream Theatre, Stanley Jordan, Joe Cocker, Bob Dylan, and Allman Brothers. Mike entered the world of artist management with a band called The Authority from New York City that he promoted in Syracuse and moved back home to the NYC area to be able to go on the road with the band. In 1994, he and partner Howie Schnee formed CEG.
Before starting CEG, Howie got his start in the music business at Music Unlimited, a management and booking company owned by David Graham (son of the late concert impresario Bill Graham). While at Music Unlimited, Howie helped in all aspects of the company, which oversaw the careers of Blues Traveler and The Hatters; produced major concerts with acts such as Phish and The Spin Doctors at Arrowhead Ranch, an upstate New York venue; and consulted on Lollapalooza and HORDE Festival, the premier alternative rock touring shows of the time. Before starting Creative Entertainment Group, Howie also worked in the marketing department of Carnegie Hall, and at the Bottom Line nightclub. In 1994, he and partner Mike Maietta formed CEG.
Jennifer began her path into the music business while attending William Paterson University where she worked with local talent on campus and assisted in showcasing upcoming bands and songwriters. She grew to manage local bands like Boss Relief, Foster McGinty and Arjun after graduation, then teamed up with Creative Entertainment Group full time, in 2005. Jennifer is a strong supporter of the live music scene and the live music community. She is working to build bridges and grow communities of artists and music industry professionals in New York City through developing relationships and partnerships.
While completing her degree in Music Management at Baruch College, Carly got her feet wet working in the industry at indie label, management and marketing company, Rock Ridge Music. There she worked on interactive online marketing campaigns for Run DMC, Barry Manilow, Collective Soul, Sister Hazel, Sixthman and Reel Big Fish, among many others. Carly has also worked as a label rep, staff photographer and live music writer at Aware Records, Prefix Magazine and Examiner.com respectively. She's also the owner of This+That Music, a website highlighting talented artists on the rise. You can find her nightly, scouring venues around the lower east side for the next big thing.