Manager Spotlight offers a small insight into the heads of incredible managers. This week in the spotlight is Angela Mastronardi.
How long have you worked in Management?
On and off for nine years. Straight out of university, I landed my first job as a managerial assistant at Lateral Management, looking after Paloma Faith, Taio Cruz and John Martin. Six years later, I received a call from Steve Jervier inviting me to work with him. He’s such a legend in the industry and it was such an honour to be asked so, of course, I jumped at the chance.
Who do you manage now?
Banx & Ranx, Sleepwalkrs and NK.F
Where did you find your first client and what inspired you to take them on?
I was introduced to Sleepwalkrs when he was studying at ACM, Metropolis. At the time, I hadn’t developed my management skills and contacts and couldn’t provide the service he needed. I’m so glad that after all these years, he believed in me and we’re now able to work together.
What’s a good/bad day at work look like for you?
I rarely have bad days as I believe everything happens for a reason so if things don’t go to plan, I learn from it and strive to improve. A good day for me is sharing the same excitement and energy for a project with my clients.
What has been the highlight of your management career to date?
Working and cutting records with artists that I’m a massive fan of (including Sia, Sean Paul, Reve and Alessia Cara).
What do you think are the big challenges for a manager in 2021?
I am a people person so the toughest thing for me was not being able to go out and see clients in person. Other management challenges in general are live music, streaming and the pandemic freeze.
What music are you currently listening to?
I love music that I can sing along to, especially, whilst I’m working on emails or running on the treadmill. I’m currently listening to Alessia Cara, Lana Del Rey, Demi Lovato, Lady Gaga, Marina, Alex Hosking, Karol G, Kalm, Hongza and VC Pines (check out the girl power in that list!).