Manager Spotlight: Zeon Richards

21 September 2020

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Manager Spotlight offers a small insight into the heads of incredible managers. This week in the spotlight is Zeon Richards!

How long have you worked in Management? 

I have be lucky enough to be earning a living in the business for 11 years now but was doing it unofficially previously.

Who do you manage now?

Wretch 32, Knox Brown, Wavs Dnt Die and Tia Carys.

Where did you find your first client and what inspired you to take them on? 

Wretch 32, he was a close friend and I was passionate about his talent. I am thankful to have been able to learn from ground up together with him.

What’s a good/bad day at work look like for you?

Good day is one where we deliver an amazing song, video or live show (sad face)…A bad one is one where nothing seems to progress. The day of a manager is a rollercoaster but I have learned to embrace the tough ride.

What has been the highlight of your management career to date?

Having a number 1 record with Dont Go. At the time Wretch was signed to Levels / Ministry of Sound which was run by Alec Boateng and Richard Antwi who sadly passed away. Our friendship really pushed the project forward and will long live in my memory.

What do you think are the big challenges for a manager in 2020?

No live income or live opportunities to grow a fan base given the current times. Covid has been a reality check for us all, I sincerely hope that support is given to those in need as the majority of manager’s already live on a tightrope so these extreme times only make things worse.

What music are you currently listening to?

The new Nines album and lots of unreleased demos that I cannot wait to be released.

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