CEO / Manager
The Los Angeles-based iLA (Inner Light Agency) is a longstanding band management & artist development team ran by CEO & Agent; Damon Moreno and Bruce Swink (Formerly of Roadrunner Records). iLA is a selective agency that's backed by a network of generally good-humored and well-connected industry insiders including artist agents, A&R, strategists, creatives, PR & more. We manage bands.
As managers, our artists have enjoyed countless advancements including Signing Record Deals, Licensing to film, TV & video game, Multiple Billboard chart placements, Partnering with Booking Agents, Traction at Radio, RIAA Certified Platinum selling status, Grammy inclusions, Gear Endorsements, Sponsorships, National & International tours, Festivals including CMJ, SXSW, Vans Warped tour, Las Rageous, Knotfest, Rock Am Ring, Outside Lands, Canadian Music Week, Sonshine, Bonnaroo, Rockstar Energy Tour, Summer Slaughter, LazerFest, Rock In Rio/ Brazil, Rocklahoma, Bumbershoot, Springboard, and Rock on the Range just to name a bunch...
“To me, the process of truly effective artist management and development is largely based in the building of organic growth and value as a brand. The artists' ultimate success is predicated on the deployment of creative & effective engagement in all career aspects ”
-Damon Moreno / iLA's CEO & Lead Agent
Damon at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards Red Carpet Ceremony at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Ca
Damon collecting the award on behalf of iLA's own XP for the certified Platinum-selling “Good Old Days” with Macklemore at the ASCAP Music Awards ceremony at The Beverly Hilton, Los Angeles, Ca
Damon & XP. After Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium tour stop. LA Weekly Feature
Celebrating iLA's own XP bringing home more RIAA Gold & Platinum certifications:
iLA's XP & Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Downtown / live / @ Atlas Arena Łódź, Poland:
"More than simply “Management,” we largely focus on the artist’s career development with the idea of expanding the act's business value, organic fanbase growth and engagement. "
- Damon Moreno / iLA's CEO & Lead Agent
What Others Are Saying About Damon & iLA:
“I’ve worked with Damon Moreno for a good while now, and I know him to be a door opener, and an inspiring person! Glad to have him in my corner”
XP // Macklemore & R. Lewis
“Damon is relentless and it shows. Great guy as well!”
Paul Gray // #2 SLIPKNOT
“Damon’s passion, management skills & tireless work ethic were all instrumental in securing our record deal & tours”
Ari // Victory Records
“Working with Damon is a great pleasure. His communication with the team is very transparent and proactive. With years of industry experience he has a lot of great knowledge to share and his passion shines through with his strong work ethic. ”
Seth Stone // Artery Global
“When Damon says he’s going to do something, he does it. That quality alone puts him a step above the majority of today’s “industry professionals.” It’s a rare thing to see these days.”
Ryan Baustert | TTF | Bullet Tooth Records
“A&R starts with having a solid network of contacts. I can always count on Damon to turn me on to all the cool new bands on his radar.”
Monte Conner SVP / A&R | Roadrunner Records
“Working with Damon from iLA is absolutely painless. He takes care of his artists with great enthusiasm and couldn’t be more professional in all aspects. ”
Kevin Bebout // Gibson Corp.
“Damon’s intuitiveness and ability to discover a band is one thing, but to guide the band in a success driven path is quietly gaining him the reputation as not only that of a keen A&R executive but also of a current taste maker in today’s music scene”
“Rage” Resteghini (Trivium, Ice Cube, Ja Rule, Soulja Boy, GnR)
"As a musician I’ve toured the world & have met tons of managers & not many of them made me feel like they are part of the team and seem as approachable and friendly as Damon (Moreno), he represents his bands with excellence and genuine care"
Benji // Skindred
"We want to get very clear on our goals and go all in. We want to trim the fat and make sure we're not majoring in minor things"
- Damon Moreno / iLA's CEO & Lead Agent