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Introducing Will Shanahan

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Heather Froude


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We recently released our new Music Management & Artist Development services. We want to level the playing field and empower creatives just like you and these new services help us to do exactly that! We’re offering accessible, affordable and flexible management services so that we can give smaller, independent artists and bands the guidance they need to create a strong brand, get noticed by labels and publishers and build a loyal fanbase!

We want you to know that your music is in safe hands with our Music Managers, so see for yourself! We’ve introduced you to them over the last few weeks, last but by no means least, meet Will!

Will Shanahan

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With years of working in the music industry, Will has worked alongside a long list of successful artists from Joss Stone, Anti-Flag, Ghetts, Wretch 32, Tom Misch, Ezra Collective, The Ting Tings, Devlin, Carousel Kings and Giggs amongst many others. Just a couple of insane name drops there!

Over a 10 year career, he has worked within the Music, Tech, Sportswear and the NGO Industries. From global charities and award-winning platforms to independent record labels and youth marketing agencies. He has also been a part of some significant, cultural movements, starting as a session musician and working his way up into becoming a label manager for a grime record label.

Since then, he founded a jazz platform, worked with mercury award-winning artists to Grammy-nominated producers and developed/advised for several chart-topping artists. His background is primarily branding but also artist development. Will’s experience stretches across strategy, content production, tour management and A&R. Outside of music you can find that Will consults for a wide range of global brands and agencies, creating design concepts and marketing strategies.

Music Platforms/ Labels & DSP’s

He also has extensive experience working with many leading music platforms such as GRM Daily, SBTV, LinkUp, DIY, Pitchfork, NME and Kerrang, as well as leading major and independent record labels including, Sony, Atlantic, Insanity, Ministry of Sound, Paralaphone, BlueNote, Beggars Group; XL & Young Turks. Will has also worked with some of the top DSP’s including; Sony Red/Cooking Vinyl, Ditto, Believe and Tunecore.

“I’ve been working with artists for over 10 years and I love it. From shaping careers to helping in the studio, It never gets old. Why I’m working with Music Gateway is to do what I love doing most, helping artists with their careers and journeys”.

Like the sound of working with Will and getting 1-2-1 advice from him? Head over to our Music Management & Artist Development service to read more and apply! Music Gateway is proud to support an incredible roster of global talent through targeted artist development, music management and promotion with something to suit everyone. Our music management services are here to support you and take your career to the next level!

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