Laura Taylor's career in music spans 17 years, starting as a promoter/DJ in 2004 before crossing over into artist management, and live event production.

She is currently Head of Creative at Red Light Management UK, focusing on all creative output across the roster from production of high impact bespoke events to the development of unique marketing and campaign initiatives. Her role encompasses content creation, launch events, video, photographic and artwork commissioning, unique touring and brand partnerships. Working directly with artists, managers and label partners across all channels to discover unique experiences for the artist and their fans, allowing the artist to engage beyond a standard gig or recorded album.

Our recent chat with Laura discusses her favourite campaigns and talks about the overlaps between visual creativity and music.

I’m currently working on a lot of NFTs!

I'M LOVING

Creatively at the moment, I’m loving actually being able to sit in the same room as someone and have a creative brainstorm! I’ve been pretty creatively frustrated this past year, lots of pacing around the same house and chats on Zoom but actually being around people and casually talking about things we’ve all seen and done, I think, is absolutely key to creativity, we all need inspiration to move us forward and that can’t be just scrolling though Instagram. 

FAVOURITE VIDEO

My all-time favourite music video is, well it’s more than just a video, is a film concept for a whole album.

Interstella 5555, the extended anime for Daft Punk's Discovery is a work of genius. I remember first watching it and I fell in love with the story than unfolded and wanted to know more, I watched the whole thing again recently after not watching it for years and everything holds up so well. It’s my dream to commission something that is so cohesive, the band wrote the album with the intention that it be heard in the context of the film. The animation really brings the whole body of work to life, even some of the less popular tracks.  

BEST ARTWORK 

This is such a hard question, there are so many! But I’ve always loved the album art for Cream’s Disraeli Gears. 

My Dad had the vinyl, and I always used to sit and stare at it as a child, the colours are so vivid and there’s so much going on.. I think it’s been a big influence as I love to lean into psychedelic art.  

RECENT CAMPAIGN

The most recent campaign I’ve enjoyed working on has been The Vaccines next album. I can’t really give very much away yet… but it’s a real concept, commissioning the artwork and video so far has been a real joy, it helps that the band are an absolute pleasure to work with. 

BRAND COLLAB

The most recent brand collab that caught my eye was Gucci x North Face, I mean on the face of it, it’s absolutely ridiculous but there’s something really compelling about haute couture outdoor wear. 

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

I’m going to dodge this question a little bit and just big up video director Greg Barth, he’s made some great videos for Easy Life, but over all I just love the mix of comedy and surreality.. definitely been a little slice of joy during the pandemic. 

LOGO LOVE

I wish I’d designed the artist logo for The Cramps, but mainly because I love The Cramps! It looks like they sound, it sums them up perfectly. 

GO FOLLOW

The one artist you should 100% be following on Instagram is Faux Real. They are two brothers from Paris but are currently based in LA. Their live shows are absolutely wild, and they deliver some of the most devourable content I’ve seen, and they make it all themselves! 

ICONIC

The most iconic music photograph is Jonny Cash giving the finger, you get feeling of everything in that photo.