Our Team

General Management

Spike Nails and Kacy Lerner

Hello! We are the co-owners and founders of Midwest Gold Records. Spike handles our booking of shows and band management while Kacy handles the audio engineering, live sound, as well as video and audio production. We brought our forces together to run a non-intrusive DIY record label that provides backing support to the West Michigan music scene and its surrounding areas.

spike@midwestgoldrecords.com

kacy@midwestgoldrecords.com

midwestgoldmgmt@gmail.com

General inquiries can be answered here

Spike Nails (left) and Kacy Lerner (right) photographed at their Hamm's Beer sponsored event "Hamm's and Jams" in Saugatuck, MI.

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Brady Olson - Photographer

Brady Olson is a young up and coming photographer in the Grand Rapids music scene, capturing every moment of bands in and around the mitten state.

Photo Portfolio

Olivia St Arnold - Graphic Artist/Photographer

Hello!! I’m Olivia :) I’m a photographer, videographer, illustrator/designer, and crocheter! I love collaborating and capturing peoples authentic selfs!

Olivia St Arnold Portfolio

Ben Dewitt - Audio Engineer/Mastering Services

Ben Dewitt is a singer/songwriter and production specialist who has been rooted in the Grand rapids Music scene for several years. Catch Ben on drums with Pretoria, on guitar with Short Panic, or with you, helping make a great track.

Samples of Ben's work

Culture.M4a - MIXING/MASTERING

Name: [Cult]ure.m4a

Aka: Conrad Shock

Aka: Johnrad

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Engineering sessions since 2016, and building a signature sound and style ever since.

My golden rule: make something more of what it is

My process is not like most engineers’. I don’t compress the hell outa your tracks. I believe in fatting them up from the middle instead of squashing them down from the top.

I use my own surgical method of side-chaining and automation to make space in a mix rather than carving the hell outa tracks with EQs and whatnots.Β 

Less is always more, and rather than try to warp things to fit my vision, I listen to the tracks and let the tracks shape themselves.Β 

I am Artificial Intelligence.

Your grandkids will mix like me.

***my work varies over many genres, and while you can get an idea of what I do from my resume of works, I’d recommend getting me to mix/master one of ur songs as test to see what I’d do for ur sound. If Ryne says ur cool I'll do the first one for free.

LINK TO WORK

Isaac R. (EyezikMedia) - Photography

I am a Southwest Michigan Concert Photographer, Videographer, Graphic Designer, and Technology Professional. I specializing in color, post editing and graphic design. Check out my Instagram,Β @EyezikMedia, for examples of my work, as well as an easy way to reach me!Β πŸ’œ