Artist Manager Kristin Schuster has been named one of Musical America’s Rising Stars and one of only five people honoured within Artist Management worldwide.
In the introduction to the special report, which is available now, Musical America writes, “they are the unsung heroes…Our criteria were that they had to be under 40 and contributing to the field in ways novel, ingenious, forward-looking or all of the above.
Kristin first worked with IMG Artists as an intern to Senior Vice President Jack Mastroianni whilst she was studying for her cultural science degree at Leipzig University. Four years later, Jack offered her a job in his team, and tells Musical America that, “he patiently waited for her because he knew she would be a huge star in the business”.
Renée Fleming said, “Kristin is exceptionally gifted and I know we will see big things from her in music management. She has a rare combination of intelligence, understanding of complex contracts, organizational skill, and attention to detail. Even more important perhaps – she is a quiet but strong advocate for the artist and I really enjoy working with her.”
Public Relations legend Mary Lou Falcone praises Kristin’s, “great integrity, her patience in learning the trade, and her unfailing ability to evaluate a challenging situation, wrap her arms around it, and work it through”.
Congratulations to Kristin. Each of us, co-workers and artists alike, are lucky to have such an intelligent, savvy and considerate colleague and we are thrilled that Kristin has been so rightly acknowledged by the industry.
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