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Managing Talent – Ré Poko

Managing Talent
10 February 2018
Re Poko

Building emerging careers - OverTheEdge, London

E:

overtheedgemusic@mail.com

Artiste roster:

Asante Justice, Pokovsky, J River, Kab

Favourite venues for showcasing/playing:

Silver Bullet and Jaguar Shoes, both London, and Patterns in Brighton

Importance of playing live:

“It’s incredibly important for artistes to play live in the early stages of their career. It locks in their core fan base, builds a connection with listeners, gives them irreplaceable chances to extend their network, sell physical merchandise and grow as a performer. “Especially in this age of the digital releases and streaming, live performances are super important to generate revenue for artistes as well.”

Other emerging acts to watch:

Boadi

Greatest lesson learned:

“Sometimes it’s better to play for less than you’d have liked, rather than to stick resolutely to the fee you want and not play at all.”

Worst live experience:

“There were a pair of back to back festival bookings a couple years ago, which meant we had to drive from Brighton to Cambridge and back to Brighton in one weekend. The only problem was we hadn’t sorted a driver. It was a nightmare logistically, but it taught me to always be organised well ahead of time.”

Current live projects:

Asante Justice

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