NASHVILLE, TN— Effective immediately, industry veteran Phil Sillas has joined Maximum Artist Group, LLC as a manager and product developer concentrating on the Latin Christian market, with a focus on the worship music area. He will discontinue his TSG Artist Management agency, bringing with him the Dove Award-nominated sister-duo, Genessis & Nikki. The announcement was made by Mitchell Solarek, president and founder of Maximum.
Sillas’s career spans over 32 years in the music industry with stints at major companies including Warner-Chappell Music, Word Music, and Worship Leader magazine, among others, along with his own TSG Records and TSG Management.
“We have been watching what is happening in Latin music, specifically in the faith-based space, and have been eager to be a part of the explosive growth,” says Solarek. “Now that we have someone on our team with Phil’s background and depth of experience, we are excited to say we are officially in. Phil has been a significant catalyst in that area over many years. He has a great eye for talent and knows how to create music that impacts audiences worldwide. Having him join us at this time in our industry positions us to help facilitate great growth for Latin Christian artists and their music for many years to come.”
Sillas is based in San Luis Obispo, CA and will work through Maximum’s newly established west coast office in Los Angeles.
Genessis and Nikki Holguin grew up in the Spanish churches of Southern California and have been singing and leading worship all their lives. In addition to their service in the church, the past few years have found them in the studio and on network television singing for the Grammy’s®, American Idol, The X Factor, Americas Got Talent. They have shared the stage with greats including Stevie Wonder, Nick Jonas, and Kim Burrell, just to name a few. Earlier this year, they released their debut EP release, featuring their bilingual version of the worship classic, “Holy Spirit”. Their blend of Gospel, R&B, Pop, and Latin music reflects the diversity of today’s culture found in the churches and the cities of Southern California. Together they are worship leaders, singer-songwriters, and performers; but first and foremost, they are sisters. Their goal is to be a bold, multicultural voice to their generation that travels the world and writes songs to empower people.
Maximum Artist Group, LLC is a Nashville-based artist management, music publishing, and development firm founded in 1998 by Mitchell Solarek. Currently, the firm’s clientele includes 5-time Gospel Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year and 6-time GRAMMY® nominee, Natalie Grant; GRAMMY® award winning producer, Bernie Herms (Josh Groban; Barbra Streisand; Natalie Grant; Danny Gokey); American Idol alumnus and 2-time GRAMMY® nominated artist, Danny Gokey; GRAMMY®, Stellar® award-winning artist/producer, Donald Lawrence; 4-time GRAMMY® nominee, Tauren Wells; The Voice finalist and 2-time Stellar® nominee, Koryn Hawthorne; Hip-Hop/Rap duo, Social Club Misfits; breakout recording artist, Riley Clemmons; and the women's event conference Dare to Be.