Manager Spotlight offers a small insight into the heads of incredible managers. This week in the spotlight is Elisabeth Troy!
How long have you worked in Management?
I have worked in management for all of 5 minutes!! Hahaha. Seriously, I’m quite new to management on a full time basis for another individual. As an artist and vocalist for many years, I’ve often managed myself periodically and have always paid close attention to the inner wranglings when being represented by Big Life so I’m not completely in the dark in the world of management.
Who do you manage now?
At the moment, I am managing an Incredible talent who gives me chills every time she sings! Her name is Anelisa Lamola.
Where did you find your first client and what inspired you to take them on?
Anelisa is my very first. I’ve known her for some years and always tried to encourage her and help out where I could with getting her studio time and giving advice on certain situations she would find herself in. Kind of a mentoring role more so until one day she DEMANDED that I manage her! Hahaha!
We have a very strong bond and a lot in common so there is a trust that has built very naturally.
What’s a good/bad day at work look like for you?
A good day is when I can get through one of my many lists, get the Admin out of the way, and then be freed up come the early evening to be creative in my studio, writing, recording, plotting! I ignore bad days….Tomorrow is always imminent so another chance to have a good day.
What has been the highlight of your management career to date?
Getting my office and building my own studio has been massively important for me. Having somewhere to go each day has really helped me to focus and be more productive. When you’re writing emails in the kitchen and making beats in your bedroom its very hard to draw a line under your day and create time for the really important things like family.
The fact that the office and studio space was a real dump when I got it, crumbling walls, leaky plumbing etc… I’m super proud of the hard work we put in two make it the beautiful creative and comfortable space it is now.
What do you think are the big challenges for a manager in 2020?
I’m really not sure of what 2021 will bring, needless to say, 2020 challenged everyone in a myriad of ways that NO ONE could have predicted. I’m extremely grateful to be still here and relatively unscathed. So no predictions, just optimism. (And lots of prayers!!!).
What music are you currently listening to?
I also really love Anais, Kelli-Leigh, Anderson Paak, Yasmine Green, Plastik Palm, Charlotte Adigery. Off the top of my head.
But I tend to find myself constantly going back to my beloved Rare Grooves! Natural Four, LA Boppers, Queen Aretha, Lynn collins et all! That stuff is class! It never gets old and is always a source of inspiration.
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