J-Mo: "All of the artists I’ve managed have happened organically. I was in Chicago clothing store “Leaders” and somebody was playing Spenzo’s music on their laptop. After listening to the music and giving the kid a card, Spenzo & I were on the phone 2 days later. I also met Kembe X at Pitchfork fest 2 years ago. One week later Kembe introduced Script & I to Alex Wiley in Hyde Park. When things happen organically there’s less pressure to prove who you are or what your motives are. The major focus is the music and growing as a team."
Ilirjana: "Generally I have been approached or it is something or someone I discovered and really fell in love with. I don't really seek anyone out because that feels like it is forcing something. It should be natural as it is all about inter-personal relationships."
Brock: "I never actually did the whole Ari Gold shit when it comes to finding clients. To be honest, most of my clients have been referred to me by lawyers, A&R's, friends, and other producers. I like to show and prove first, so we really build an solid foundation based on the work, creativity and most importantly, trust. I think with an artist, they demand a lot of personal attention and you have to be around them everyday, constantly. With producers, we can work more remotely, which is actually beneficial because we can be in two different places at the same time."
"I don't manage Chance because I am a super manager who knows it all. I work with him because from the second I met him I saw something special and, no matter what, I'd do anything to help him succeed. Even if it means being the most unconventional dude in the game."
Kirk: "I manage both producers and artists and I find it to be beneficial for all. I should point out that most of my artists are producers as well. Ghost Loft, Jesse from the Neighbourhood and the Little Daylight team are all excellent producers. We have a very tight roster and everyone respects what each other brings to the table. Twice As Nice helped me to develop Jesse (from the Neighbourhood) as a writer early on. Justyn Pilbrow produced both The Neighbourhood's EP & album, he also mixes Ghost Loft tracks and has also worked with RAJ and Daniel Merriweather. All of them are open to remixing each others work when it calls for it."
Pat: "I don't manage Chance because I am a super manager who knows it all. I work with him because from the second I met him I saw something special and, no matter what, I'd do anything to help him succeed. Even if it means being the most unconventional dude in the game."