Manager Spotlight offers a small insight into the heads of incredible managers. This week in the spotlight is Ria Gordon.
How long have you worked in Management?
I have worked in music management for 3 years.
Who do you manage now?
I manage an artist by the name of Blanco and also a producer by the name of Alexay beats, and also a couple up and coming artists.
Where did you find your first client and what inspired you to take them on?
I found my first artist through my other management job as I initially got into the music industry via having a modelling agency, through that job the opportunity came up for me to manage Blanco and I couldn’t turn down such an amazing opportunity, I knew Blanco was special.
What’s a good/bad day at work look like for you?
A good day for me is making sure I’m on top of my to-do list, which can be challenging with the interruption of calls and real life. A bad day would consist of me falling behind or missing deadlines.
What has been the highlight of your management career to date?
I have had many great highlights since managing Blanco, I would say the first was signing our first deal with a major label and also having his track shippuden received so well industry wise and being synced in GTA.
What do you think are the big challenges for a manager in 2021?
2021 has been challenging with the COVID restrictions, though restrictions seem to be lifting slowly. We are currently preparing for his first headline show in September, so I am hoping that we will be able to go ahead with this. Whilst also looking forward to performing on festivals as he is booked for Wireless, Parklife, Reading and Leeds. Due to the pandemic the live side of the music industry was hit hard and has been non-existent.
What music are you currently listening to?
Apart from my artists I’m still listening to some of the old school stuff as in Notorious B.I.G , DMX but also I listen to the likes of LIL Durk , Koffee , Pop caan, Stylo-g, Jhus , pop smoke and mooski.