ARTIST MANAGER / A&R / ASSISTANT MANAGER OF MUSIC DEPT
Artist Manager / A&R / Assistant Manager of Music Dept, 10/2016 to 12/2018 AMUSE GROUP USA INC – Culver City, CA
08/2017 12/2018) Scouted, negotiated contract, and managed developing artist Crimson Apple; led to direct CEO office supervision Worked with agents to coordinate High School Nation tour for pop band Crimson Apple (5 shows per week) in different States and a monthly performance at Downtown Disney Managed developing artist, SHTA LDI and coordinated collaboration with EDM producers to achieve increase in streaming from 2K to 80K and number one rank on daily iTunes (Japan) in 2018 Provided developing artists with high-profile music coaches and producers to enhance performance skills for large audiences Partnered with creative directors, publicists, and photographers to create and develop artists' brand and social media presence and achieve various media coverage including Refinery 29, Drumchannel.com and Digle magazine Worked with attorneys to negotiate producer points, crediting usage and advances to ensure artists' best interests Managed recording process, monitor/organize music delivery, and prepared new music / video digital distribution.
Managed all band tours including travel itineraries, rehearsals, photo shoots, merchandise sales, and budgets up to $500K Worked with attorneys to negotiate producer points, crediting usage, and advances to ensure artists' best interests Maintained artists' websites, social media accounts, and music streaming platforms to organically increase traction, likes, and followers by at least 40% through posts containing original digital content including music videos, vlogs, and creative trailers.
Assessed social media analytics to boost artist promotion; to achieve Spotify addition to playlists.
Improved Crimson Apple followers on Instagram / Facebook by 60%+ and music streaming services including Spotify by 65%+.
Assistant Office Manager / Executive Assistant, 10/2016 to 08/2017
Provided executive level assistance to the Vice President including calendar management, meet & greet VIP guests, call screening, meeting coordination, and domestic/international travel arrangements.
Represented Vice President as key point of contact for artists' ONE OK ROCK and BABYMETAL for matters related to/including performances, guest lists, and touring.
Coordinated interview schedules, transport arrangements, and social media plans for Anisong World Matsuri anime concert event held at Microsoft Theater LA and Walter E.
Washington Convention Center.
Artist Coordinator / Executive Assistant, 07/2014 to 06/2016 JAPAN CULTURE CREATION INC / ASIA HOUSE CO LTD – Los Angeles, CA
Provided executive level assistance to the CEO including calendar management, digital music releasing, invoice preparation, creating social media content and domestic/international travel arrangements.
Scouted and signed independent artists' RHEDORIC, CELL, Phoenix Ash, and Lolita Dark and coordinated agreements, performance scheduling at festivals including Cure World Visual at Shinkiba Studio Coast Japan.
Worked closely with CEO to open a retail clothing merchandise store to promote Japanese rock musicians including DIR EN GREY.
Music Academy Administrator, 07/2009 to 05/2014 HORIPRO ENTERTAINMENT GROUP – Los Angeles, CA
Managed dance team RIZE and secured coach of Maya Chino (Love from Gwen Stefani's Harajuku Girls), to achieve first place champions at Thunderstruck Dance International Competition twice.
Promoted studio at recitals and open houses, increased student participation; awarded Best Individual Presentation, Los Angeles and Best Team Presentation, Hawaii at annual group global meetings Provided reception and administrative support for two music academy studios including customer service and collation/distribution of monthly reports Introduced and implemented scheduling/payment management system (MindBody) to improve process efficiency and accuracy.
Bachelor of Arts (BA): International Business and Japanese Modern LanguageCalifornia State University Kyushu Sangyo University - Fullerton, CA International Business and Japanese Modern Language
Highly capable and dedicated music industry, support professional with the ability to manage artists, identify new talent, negotiate contracts, coordinate scheduling and a multitude of daily tasks and activities with ease. Efficient organizer with attention to detail and extensive experience gained within fast-paced and dynamic environments. Strong communicator, confident and diplomatic in interactions with executives and clients at all levels, with a proven track record of working collaboratively to meet deadlines and achieve set milestones.