Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has a hidden gem in KB “The Playmaker” Barrell, a stalwart in American marketing and music executive circles. With an impressive career spanning more than two decades, he’s renowned for his instrumental role in kickstarting the careers of numerous Midwest artists and others. Barrell’s impact is staggering, having contributed to the sale of over 24 million units across his various collaborations.
Rooted in the iconic 414 area code, Barrell is a prominent figure in the region, working in tandem with Kevin “KU” Ulmer in KLU MANAGEMENT to shape the industry landscape. His extensive network, meticulously nurtured over the years, sets him apart, and he continuously leverages it to uplift the artists he supports. Some even attribute the resurgence of street teamwork in the music industry to his efforts.
KB “The Playmaker” Barrell boasts an impressive portfolio featuring collaborations with industry luminaries such as Glasses Malone, Madd Nation, DJ Quik, Suga Free, DJ Battlecat, Kokane, and the late Mausberg. In today’s competitive music world, he remains a beacon, arming young artists with the tools and strategies they need to thrive.
Visit his website at the-playmaker.com