Michael Kaufmann (MK) is a cultural entrepreneur with a wealth of experience in empowering others to create and experience beauty. He has worked as a label manager for Asthmatic Kitty Records for over 10 years, overseeing artists such as Sufjan Stevens, Helado Negro, and Julianna Barwick. In recent years, he has started his own company, Meru, where he manages the acclaimed artist Son Lux. Michael is also an artist and musician himself, and his work can be viewed on his website. Additionally, he is an active contributor to the online community, sharing his thoughts and ideas through his writings on platforms such as Punksyndrome. Recently, he has joined WITI contributors Slack, demonstrating his continued commitment to collaborating with others and fostering community.