Manager Spotlight offers a small insight into the heads of incredible managers. This week in the spotlight is Nim Jani of Catalyst Management.
How long have you worked in Management?
In an official capacity for 5 years but I’ve been learning the ropes for over 10 years.
Who do you manage now?
I personally manage Sam Tompkins, Steel Banglez, Michael Dapaah and Ashley Walters – Our company also manages Mist, Blade Brown, Tom Zanetti, Preditah & Swifta Beater.
Where did you find your first client and what inspired you to take them on?
I initially began managing myself as a singer/songwriter a good few years ago. That’s where I learnt the day to day of managing an artist. Sam Tompkins was the first artist I was able to use the skills that I had gained with. I came across him online.
What’s a good/bad day at work look like for you?
A good day is a couple of the artists performing in the evening, press/video shoots in the day mixed in with a couple meetings all flawlessly in sync. A bad day is everything from a good day not working plus way more.
What has been the highlight of your management career to date?
I’ve got a couple actually – travelling the world with ‘’mans not hot”, Sam Tompkins sold out headline show in London. And the highlight now is being able to balance it all. I feel I can comfortably say I’ve really found my flow.
What do you think are the big challenges for a manager in 2020?
Undoubtedly the live touring aspect being shut down, secondly I feel managing the expectations of artists in such a time can be really tough. I feel for the artists, the fact they can’t perform the music they are making is taking its toll now. Trying to keep up the energy without actually knowing what’s going to happen is the biggest challenge I feel.
What music are you currently listening to?
I’ve always been an old school R&B head I love warm R&B melodies and the chords that accompany them. I don’t think that’s going to change anytime soon.