Interview with Kaitlin Longworth from KLL Management

28 Sep 2017 12:48 PM | MC C (Administrator)

Success is such a personal concept — we all see and define it differently. How did you personally define your success?

If you can look back at a specific length of time — let's say a year — and see positive change, growth, and accomplishment, then to me that's success. I feel like there's a stigma that 'success' has to be something very huge and groundbreaking. But there's success that happens every day. Everyone deserves a pat on the back for any win — big or small. Success is always working toward a bigger picture.

What advice would you give women who want to enter your side of the industry? What are your top three tips?

Don't be afraid or discouraged about the word 'no'; Work to meet your goals a little bit each day; live fearlessly and tell yourself 'You're a boss' every morning!

How have the personal and professional experiences in your life contributed to your success today?

I contribute a lot of my success from never stopping and always finding something to put my energy toward — constantly moving from one opportunity to the next.

Can you share with us some of the challenges you've faced?

Probably one of the biggest challenges I've gone through is losing one of my closest co-workers in a traumatic car accident. Shortly following, everyone at the company lost their jobs. About two months after that, our former CEO unexpectedly passed away.

What is the most valuable lesson you've learned?

Life will always be full of challenges. Don't label something as 'difficult.' Difficult implies it can't be done. A challenge is something you overcome and work hard to achieve. Facing all your challenges makes new ones less intimidating.

What do you think is the most pressing issue women in the music industry face in your region?

Challenging the old music executive mindset.

Who inspires you, and why?

Beyonce!! QUEEN BEY! I'm just astounded at her ability to perform. Her old apartment is right across from my office, so if I'm ever feeling like I need a wake-up call, I go and look at it. Her gold fence is still there and visible from my floor so whenever I see it I'm reminded to push through my work and get shiiii done!

What do you look forward to accomplishing at KLL MGMT in the next year?

One of my artists, Best Behavior, is about to release their new EP this fall. We've received a lot of excitement and interest surrounding it, so I'm stoked for what's in store on the sophomore LP.

Tell us more about how you got involved in KLL MGMT? What is your ultimate goal and what do you need to take it to the next level?

I started my own MGMT and consulting business after my former CEO passed. I felt like I needed to be my own boss and be accountable for my success. I love, love, love working with artists and helping develop their careers. It's been a very rewarding experience to see each client's growth and seeing growth in myself as an artist manager, as well.

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