Owner/Principle Karl Louis has been developing and overseeing the business of Moral Compass Mgmt for more than a decade. As a professional manager with broad experience in career development, production, marketing, and publishing, he gives Moral Compass Mgmt its unique direction and core values. Working directly with clients as a business consultant and analyst, he provides new business planning & development, quality management, and creation & implementation of innovative business strategies. His work combines 20 years of experience in the music business with cutting edge knowledge of current markets, new technology and future trends.
A&R/Promotions executive at Flip Records for Limp Bizkit with worldwide sales over 33 million units.
Personal Mgmt Associate Partner at Warren Entner Management, working with Rage Against The Machine, Deftones, Faith No More, Nada Surf, L7, Failure, Primer 55, and U.S. Crush.
Coordinator at Lindy Goetz Management, working with Red Hot Chili Peppers on “One Hot Minute” release.
A&R Scout/Research at Victory Records/JVC/Polygram, working with Face to Face, Yes, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, David Bowie’s Tin Machine, Paul Rodgers, Triumph, and House Of Lords.
Promotions Staff at KROQ: the Alternative Rock powerhouse.
Writer and Marketer for leading trade publication HITS magazine.
Creator and Writer of the A&R column Virtually Discovered for industry trade magazine The Album Network (SFX/Clear Channel).
Over the years he has shopped many label, publishing and management deals for artists, including
• Matchbox Twenty (Atlantic),
• Collective Soul (Atlantic),
• Weezer (DGC/Geffen),
• E-40 (Jive/Zomba),
• Creed (Wind Up),
• Jane Jensen (Interscope),
• Sixpence None the Richer (Squint/Elektra/Warner),
• Hoobastank (lslandDefJam),
• The Ataris (Kung Fu/Columbia),
• Bubba Sparxxx (lnterscope),
• Sevendust (TVT),
• Jack off Jill (Risk),
• The Autumns (Risk),
• Alien Fashion Show (Hollywood),
• 8Stops7 (Reprise/Warner),
• Radford (RCA),
• Primer 55 (lslandDefJam),
• U.S. Crush (ImmortaI/Virgin),
• Big Bugsi (LA Confidential/lnterscope),
• Test Your Reflex (RCA),
• Fair to Midland (E1/Koch) and others.
Professional and Civic Affiliations
He currently teaches Personal Management, Internet Marketing, Social Networking & Fan Management, Media Relations, and Music Distribution courses at the Musicians Institute’s Music Business Program.
He is also an A&R inner circle team member at Taxi, intricately involved with the yearly Taxi Road Rally, where he regularly leads panels on Personal Management, film/TV synch opportunities, and successful song pitching. He has also been asked several times to MC/host the Main Ballroom Open Mic series.
Lastly, he often guest speaks on industry panels ranging from events for ASCAP to UCLA Music Business Extension classes.