Meet The Team

Patrice K. Cokley, MBA


Founder / Owner


Patrice is the Founder/Owner of The Bassline Group and drives the company’s business development and overall strategy. She is also the lead manager for artists Pia Renee, Corina Corina, and Danami.

Prior to launching The Bassline Group, Patrice served entrepreneurs, artists and entertainers within branding & marketing for nearly 10 years, with her most notable client being Mathew Knowles (Beyoncé & Solange’s dad/former manager). She holds a BS and MBA in Marketing with 15+ years of experience. A Detroit native, Patrice has been featured at Social Media Week Chicago, Sprout Social, and many online publications. She is a brand ambassador for Lugz footwear, and a college professor at SAE Institute: Chicago where she teaches Multimedia & Web Development within the Music Business Program.

When Patrice puts her phone down or turns off her laptop, you can find her enjoying a live concert with a Whiskey Sour at her fingertips.

Tom Segal, MS


Artist Manager / Publicist


Tom is an Artist Manager and Publicist for The Bassline Group who oversees the careers of RJ Griffith, JY The Visionary, and Genius Picaso. He also facilitates media coverage for the company, roster, and clients.

Prior to joining The Bassline Group, Tom started and ran his own music management company, KWP Management, where he helped grow the careers of multiple artists. He also worked at a sports agency for 6+ years as their Athlete Marketing Manager where he created numerous national and local partnerships. Tom holds a BA in Strategic Communications from The Ohio State University and a MS in Sport Management from Northern Illinois University, and has over 10 years of experience in the sports and entertainment industry.

When he’s not working, you can find Tom playing baseball, attending sporting events, traveling, or enjoying the city with his girlfriend and their new whippet/retriever puppy, Penny.

Marcus Johnson


Marketing Coordinator


Marcus is the Marketing Coordinator for The Bassline Group and assists with all branding projects and promotional campaigns. As a recent SAE Institute: Chicago graduate (Associate’s Degree in Music Business), Marcus clearly displayed his creative eye and passion for branding, while paying great attention to detail.

In his spare time, Marcus enjoys recording music, performing, meeting new people, and showing off his dimples.

Joel Lopez


Photographer / Videographer


Joel is our lead Photographer & Videographer who oversees the visual storytelling for the company. Prior to joining The Bassline Group, Joel has captured imagery for many entrepreneurs and small businesses, and continues to offer management support to 2 local rock bands. He is also a recent graduate of SAE Institute: Chicago where he obtained his Associate’s Degree in Music Business.

In his spare time, you can find Joel at a rock concert in the middle of the mosh pit, or devouring some Wings from Reggie’s.