Artist Management, Major vs. Indie Labels, Release Strategy with Brilliant Corners Manager

This week on the New Music Business, I spoke with the co-founder and partner at Brilliant Corners Artist Management, Jordan Kurland. Artists such as Death Cab for Cutie, Toro Y Moi, She & Him, Best Coast, Soccer Mommy, Real Estate, New Pornographers, and Pup are all amongst their diverse talent roster. We discussed what the role of an artist management entails, his history working with Death Cab, building career artists without relying on TikTok, as well as the best methods for artists who are seeking management. 


3:18 Welcome

5:00 Brilliant Corners Artists Management

10:26 How artists communicate with management team

17:00 Artists specializing in a certain niche

21:29 What does it mean to manage talent?

27:55 Building career artists without relying on TikTok

35:12 Finding partnerships for newer artists

37:31 Inside the Atlantic Records recording deal

44:42 Death Cab's "I Will Follow You Into The Dark"

49:17 Kurland’s management approach

53:58 Artist release strategy

1:03:08 Major labels vs. indie labels

1:05:19 Advice for artists seeking management

1:11:53 Final question


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