About Us

Who We Are

Live Wire Empire is both a Recording Label and an Entertainment Company. We provide Artist Development, Production, Recording, Engineering, Publishing, Marketing, Branding, Business Consulting, Touring & Event Planning.

In 2017, we partnered up with Kagan Entertainment to provide a full scale Special Events Department that handles Corporate Events, Mitzvahs & Weddings.

Our Experience

Live Wire started out promoting nightclubs in Charlotte, NC in 2000. These events hosted some of the most talented DJs, Producers & Artists from all over the world. Bringing all this talent in, and hosting them, we got to speak with them directly and learn what they liked & didn’t like about the direction of their careers as well as their recording labels involvement in them or lack there of. We felt we could provide a better grassroots experience and after years of promoting events we decided to transform into a full time independent recording label in 2003. Our breakout group was the 3 Bad Brothaz. This group landed us our first national #1 top 40 radio hit on Q100 in Atlanta, GA in 2006 as well as the best selling indie label at Tower Records. It was right after this great moment when file sharing changed the music industry as well as us.

Adjusting to the change, we capitalized on the sudden popularity of DJing, which we had been a part of starting out as DJ’s ourselves. We used our platform to begin booking DJs at venues & events which then blossomed into a small agency that allowed us to help grow each DJs career. As DJing became popular, so did production and recording. Again, something we knew how to do and began morphing back into a recording label.

Along the way being in Atlanta we were able to get into areas of special events and allow our DJs to diversify their audience & grow through different channels.

All this combined allowed us to become the complete entertainment company. We are one of the select few American entertainment companies to perform & do business in South Korea. We have had our music travel all throughout Europe & Canada and have had the ability to perform for the NCAA Final Four, Chick-Fil-A Bowl Game, NBA halftime shows & the Superbowl. In addition, our catalogs have been used by TNT, NFL, NBA, NHL, WNBA & Hollywood movies such as Coming & Going.

Meet the Team

Live Wire Empire works with the most talented artists, djs, musicians & entertainers to make them the most sought out entertainment company.

Aaron “Kidd Star” Payes

Founder & CEO

Jason Kagan

Head of Special Events

Frank “Buzz” Amato

Head of Production & Recording

Edrick “B’boy Kydsonx” Ramsey

Head of Touring