Manager Spotlight offers a small insight into the heads of incredible managers. This week in the spotlight is Gavin Green of Good Eye Ent.
How long have you worked in Management?
I’ve worked in management for around 10 years taking breaks for other business ventures.
Who do you manage now?
Currently I manage producers Chris Rich Beats, Love Life and Ayetm. Alongside these, I’m managing KFROMKWAY, an upcoming artist from Oxford.
Where did you find your first client and what inspired you to take them on?
I was introduced to Dan (NoManners) by mutual friends who were talent scouting alongside me; he was 16 at the time. His song writing ability for that age was above average and it really caught my ear.
What’s a good/bad day at work look like for you?
A good day would be spent in the studio producing a potential hit and seeing the positive reactions of others in the studio. On the other hand, a bad day would be plans not going ahead after arrangements have been made, especially when artists/producers have travelled already and as a manager I’m left responsible.
What has been the highlight of your management career to date?
It would be hard to pinpoint but it’s got to be between Chris being nominated for breakthrough producer or successfully negotiating a 6 figure deal, after a single track release- this can often take years.
What do you think are the big challenges for a manager in 2021?
Finding new ways to make money through music during the restrictions, especially around shows and the loss of live income.
What music are you currently listening to?
Drill mainly as it is so current, being one of the main genres in the UK. Wizkid, his latest album has been on a repeat since its release and not to forget Unknown T- looking forward to his next project.