About Me


Hello, I'm Neil Mason, an artist, manager, and record label founder with over 25 years of experience in the music industry.

As a member of three bands that have had major label record deals and performed worldwide, I have had the privilege of playing over 2,500 shows to millions of people.

I have also been involved in writing, managing, publishing, and producing songs with over 1 billion streams.

My current band, The Cadillac Three, has released 5 albums

In 2016, I launched Badlands Management, an independent management company that aims to guide artists toward their goals in the music business.

The artists I work with have been streamed over 600 million times and have toured with artists such as Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Morgan Wallen, and many more.

In 2023, Badlands Management began working in partnership with Red Light Management.

Recently, I co-founded War Buddha Records, a joint venture with Warner Records.

With experience in the creative and business sides of the industry, I am passionate about helping other artists and music industry professionals solve their challenges to build the careers they envision.

My Areas Of Knowledge

Management, Release Strategy, Record Labels, Record Deals, Social Media + Marketing, Audience Growth + Engagement Strategy, PR, Touring, Booking, Business Management, Recording, Songwriting, Publishing, Team Building, Organization, Interpersonal Dynamics. 

If you have specific questions on a current challenge or are looking for big-picture guidance, I am confident we can create actionable next steps toward your goals.



I love working with smart and interesting people and sharing knowledge. 

If you have an idea for a collaboration, want to hang out on a podcast, or hire me to speak to your team or company, then let's chat.

Click below to contact me directly.


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