Keel is a full-service artist management company based out of Los Angeles, CA. We provide comprehensive management services with the attention of a boutique company. Keel was founded in 2018 by Joey Papoutsis and Peter Rugo.
Joey Papoutsis began managing Louis the Child in 2013 while attending the Bandier Program at Syracuse University. Having represented LTC since their inception, Joey developed the group into the internationally recognized act they are today. While pursuing a law degree at Chicago-Kent College of Law, Joey founded Prospect Artist Management and subsequently signed several additional promising artists. Since graduating law school in 2017, Joey has been directing his efforts to full-time artist management.
After graduating from the University of Southern California Peter began his career working for the The Found Group in Los Angeles where he helped design and execute forward thinking digital marketing campaigns for a variety of prominent artists and record labels. He parlayed his digital marketing prowess into a career in talent management after discovering and developing several burgeoning artists. Peter then joined Beverly Hills based entertainment management company, ROAR, before co-founding Keel.