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Chrysalis marketing execs move to artist management roles within label’s parent company Blue Raincoat

By | Published on Friday 23 September 2022

left to right: Alison Wenham, COO of Blue Raincoat Music,  John Leahy, Rupert King , Jeremy Lascelles. Co-Founder and CEO of Blue Raincoat Group

Chrysalis Records marketing execs John Leahy and Rupert King have announced that they are moving over to full-time artist management roles at Blue Raincoat Artists, the management division of the wider Blue Raincoat group which also includes the Chrysalis label.

Leahy – whose existing management clients include The Mysterines, She Drew The Gun and Steve Mason – says of the move: “I am looking forward to continuing to work with my clients on the development of their careers at Blue Raincoat Artists. Each one is at a very different stage in the journey but all have that unique talent that sets them apart”.

King – who manages Amy Love and Georgia South, aka Nova Twins – adds: “I’m super excited for this recent move into full-time artist management. Nova Twins are at an incredibly exciting moment in their career and being well accustomed to Amy and Georgia’s unrelenting ambition and drive, I know full well that the real hard work starts now. I look forward to continuing to support their vision as best I can”.

Also commenting on all this, Blue Raincoat Music CEO Jeremy Lascelles says: “Both John and Rupert have been hugely important, senior members of the Chrysalis Records/Blue Raincoat team over recent years, combining full-on marketing roles with their artist management responsibilities. That they managed to do both so effectively is testimony to their dedication and hard work”.

“But the growing success in particular of The Mysterines and Nova Twins has made it clear that they both now need to devote themselves full time to being artist managers”, he adds, “and I am delighted that they are doing so as part of Blue Raincoat Artists. We know how smart and capable they both are, and I see this as an important and exciting move for all concerned”.