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Creative Corner with James O'Donohoe

April 2021
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James O'Donohoe is an artist manager working at Red Light Management in London. He has been working in music for almost 10 years now, from club promotion to now management which he's been doing for 6 years. James' roster is varied across hip-hop, indie, pop and electronic artists such as Aleksandir, Amy Michelle, Cole LC, Karma Kid, Kean Kavanagh, Kojaque and Yaeger.

Here's our recent chat with James to discuss his favourite recent campaigns and talk about the overlaps between visual creativity and music.

I'M LOVING

Creatively at the moment I’m loving NFT’s popping off and artists finding creative ways to make money from their art in the crypto space.

FAVOURITE VIDEO

My all-time favourite music video is Radiohead Daydreaming. It's just such a vast and beautiful video, a simple idea executed so well. Paul Thomas Anderson is one of my favourite film directors, so this collaboration between wins for me.

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BEST ARTWORK

I’ve always loved the album art for FKA Twigs LP 1 which blew me away when I first saw it. So iconic and unique. Jesse Kanda is one of my favourite visual artists, both are in a total lane of their own.

FRESHEST CAMPAIGN

The best creative campaign this year has been slowthai all the way for me! The video’s, artwork, press shots, adverts, always so on point, so much energy and character always with slowthai, this campaign hitting new peaks. 

BEST COLLABORATION

The most recent brand collab that caught my eye was all the MCQ collabs recently with Shygirl, Flohio and some other great artists and creatives.

VIDEO OF THE YEAR 

For me the most creative and original music video of the year is Doja Cat Streets - absolutely incredible, the concept, performance, styling, VFX, art direction all flawless.

LOGO LOVE

I wish I’d designed the artist logo for Wu-Tang Clan. Greatest rap logo of all time, so iconic, when I was a kid in 90’s it was a logo I saw so much and always really wanted to have a tee with it on, but was too young to buy one myself haha!

GO FOLLOW

The one artist you should follow on Instagram is Liv.e. She’s such an incredible artist, has amazing style and all her photo’s and artwork are so sick.

ICONIC

The most iconic music photograph is Jim Morrison's press shots, but this one in particular is so iconic!

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