About The Artist Refinery

The Artist Refinery is a full service music production company based in Phoenix, Arizona that serves as a one-stop shop for music and artist development.  Services include music and lyric composition, song and vocal production, artist management, consulting and a comprehensive training program to cultivate the skills of emerging artists. With a full roster of extremely talented writers and producers, The Artist Refinery can accommodate all musical needs within any genre.

We leverage years of experience and industry relationships to produce high-quality projects and provide the resources to make it successful. Music is not only our business, but our passion and  way of life. Every new opportunity is regarded as a chance to do something special that will impact the industry. This guiding principle means that we are very selective with who we work with, partnering only with the finest team of creatives and artists.


Our Leadership Team


Fred "Blaze" Crawford - Founder, CEO

As validated business & creative mind in the music industry, Fred “Blaze” Crawford has established and maintained working relationships with every major label over the past 15 years. Multiple #1 Billboard-charting songs across different genres attest to his gift for dialing in creatively to produce top notch music that competes at the highest level. He has sat under the mentorship of top executives and hit makers like No I.D, Sean “Puffy” Combs and Tricky Stewart, two of which he partnered on major publishing deals. With over a decade of experiencing the ebbs and flows of the entertainment business, Blaze is settling into a purpose-driven lane and focusing on his passion of artist development and projects of interests.

Jerry Guttman - CFO

The Artist Refinery not only assists in the creative and career development of the artists, producers and songwriters we represent, we also develop strategies to maximize financial growth for our clients and teach financial literacy to put them on a path to financial freedom. Leading these initiatives is Jerry Guttman, a partner at The Artist Refinery and founder and president of Guttman Financial Group with more than three decades of experience in the financial services industry. Focusing on retirement, tax, and estate planning issues, he spends time assisting artists with their investment needs, budgeting concerns and risk management.

Jerry Guttman is a Registered Principal offering Advisory Services and Securities through United Planners Financial Services, Member FINRA and SIPC. The Artist Refinery, Guttman Financial Group and United Planners are not affiliated.