My name is Marat Berenstein. I was born in Odessa, Ukraine, raised in Brooklyn, and currently live in New York City. I went to Columbia and graduated in 2004. My first job in music was assisting and tour managing for Art Garfunkel!
In 2008, I started Hit Me Music, a record label, management + licensing company. When I turned 28, I was invited to join the faculty at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute! I taught music business, mentored emerging talent, and ran the high school programs: Future Music Moguls and Summer HS.
After 7 transformative years, I left higher education to focus on artist management and music rights advocacy.