1- Hello Chloe, can you please tell us a bit about you?
Hey! Firstly thank you for taking the time to speak with me. I am a 31-year-old music entrepreneur and music manager. I grew up in London, UK and have been in the music industry for 7+ years now. Before I turned to the music industry, I actually trained in dance and performing arts and taught dance for 6 years.
2- What are your focus areas and why?
My focus area is definitely management but more so A&R and development. The reason being is that I love the journey it takes you on and also being able to be apart of something from the beginning brings you a feeling of great achievement.
3- How would you describe “Red Tape Management” in a few words?
Family, Fun and So much talent in 1 place.
4- Tell us about the most recent project you are proud of?
1 project I am super proud of right now is the new Boyband that I have been working on for the past 6 months. I cannot say too much as everything is currently in the process of coming together but what I will say is watch this space. The team I have behind this is crazy, and we have so many plans for this group.
5- What’s making your work different that pushes all big names around the world to try to work with you?
I believe that would be my commitment and dedication. I go above and beyond for anyone I work with. I am also a really easy person to get along with, I don’t come with any drama, only positive vibes, hard work and fun to be around. I have also been told that my ability to think outside the box is something that is really appealing to a lot of people who I cross paths with and who get to know me. My ideas are endless and I’m always thinking of different ways to do things as we’re in a completely different era now, where it’s all about ‘different’.
6- What does the future hold for the music businesses, with all this poping out news all around the world?
I feel like it’s a really interesting time for the music business. Most definitely something I feel will change are record labels. I don’t see record labels being the main focus anymore. A lot of artists now and for the past couple of years have been doing things independently. This is something I feel will continue to expand with more and more artists going the Independent route. I feel like social media influencers are currently running the show right now in terms of music. For example, if you look at TikTok – this platform has gone crazy with influencers reaching 20-40 million fans. This for me is a new way for artists to promote their music. A lot is going to change, hopefully for the better, but there are lots more opportunities to do things differently nowadays.
7- From your experience working with many talented names, what advice would you give to young people just starting out?
My 2 bits of advice would be to never give up, follow your dream and be persistent. Work hard, and just keep creating content, content, content that’s what it’s all about. Start now, to think about the type of artist you want to be. Have everything ready in your head so that when your time comes you know who you want to be as an artist. That’s super important!! Network as much as you can too, speak to people, go to music networking events, every little helps!
8- Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
My goal within 5 years is to have expanded my company Red Tape Management’, and for the company to be signed to a major company. My dream is to have a joint venture with a major label like SONY or Universal. I would like to have a bigger team and also a media company where everything would be in house including agents, PR’s, Radio Pluggers, Studios, Stylists, etc. My goal is huge and I won’t stop until I reach it!
9- And what are you most excited about at the moment?
Right now I’m just super excited about all the new projects I’m working on, plus the way in which everything moves so quickly. I love seeing how the music industry moves every single day. I’m excited about what my future holds and putting all the hard work into my new projects as I know these are going to be huge!
10- The last word or final thoughts?
Thank you so much for speaking with me, my last word would stay safe right now, utilize this time to think of ways to create new ideas and ways of doing things. Nothing has to stop, just adjust!