Music executives John Leahy and Rupert King transfer to full-time artist administration positions at Blue Raincoat

Music administrators John Leahy and Rupert King modified places of work at Blue Raincoat Music, now dealing with full-time artists at Blue Raincoat Artists, the corporate’s artist administration division.

Leahy and King have moved on to new roles from their former senior advertising and marketing roles on the Blue Raincoat Music label Chrysalis Datathe London-based artist administration firm owned by a New York-based impartial music firm Tank Media, stated in a press release Friday.

Leahy, an trade veteran who labored at file labels for greater than 20 years earlier than becoming a member of Chrysalis Data/Blue Raincoat Music, has served as Senior Vice President of Advertising since be part of the corporate in 2020.

His portfolio consists of working as a Managing Director at Dominoadvertising and marketing director at Polydor and advertising and marketing and inventive director at EMI Data.

He established his consulting enterprise after leaving Polydor on the finish of 2010, working with shoppers akin to Noel Gallagher’s Excessive Flying Birds, Oasis, UMGand ISAPamongst different issues, based on his LinkedIn web page.

At Blue Raincoat, Leahy has managed artists akin to She Drew The Gun, Steve Mason, The Mysterines, Laurel Smith and Fräulein.

“I look ahead to persevering with to work with my shoppers on the event of their careers at Blue Raincoat Artists. Every is at a really completely different stage of the journey, however all have this distinctive expertise that units them aside,” stated Leahy.

King, in the meantime, has been with Blue Raincoat since 2014. He has held quite a lot of positions, together with as Digital Advertising Supervisor and Artist Administration Assistant, Group Head of Advertising, and Vice President of Advertising and Director of Artists.

Earlier than becoming a member of the corporate, King labored for Outlook and Dimensions festivals and specialised in digital advertising and marketing at a London-based reserving company.

For greater than three years, King has been the supervisor of Nova Twins, an English rock duo shortlisted for the 2022 Mercury Music Prize.

“I am tremendous excited for this current transfer into full-time artist administration. Nova Twins are at an extremely thrilling time of their profession and being nicely used to the relentless ambition and drive of Amy and Georgia, I do know full nicely that the true exhausting work begins now. I look ahead to persevering with to assist their imaginative and prescient as finest I can,” Rupert stated.

“The rising success, particularly of The Mysterines and Nova Twins, has made it clear that they each now must dedicate themselves full-time to managing artists, and I’m delighted that they may achieve this inside Blue Raincoat. Artists.”

Jeremy Lascelles, Blue Raincoat Group

The duo will report on to Blue Raincoat Group co-founder and CEO Jeremy Lascelles.

Talking of the brand new appointments, Lascelles stated Leahy and King “have been extraordinarily vital and senior members of the Chrysalis Data/Blue Raincoat staff over the previous few years, combining complete advertising and marketing roles with their artist administration obligations. “.

“The rising success of The Mysterines and Nova Twins particularly has made it clear that they each now must dedicate themselves full-time to managing artists, and I’m delighted that they’re doing this inside Blue Raincoat Artists. We all know how good and succesful they’re, and I see this as an vital and thrilling resolution for everybody concerned,” added the CEO.The music trade around the globe