Claire Southwick: Founder, Primitive Management
Beginning her career at an indie label called Blue Dog, an imprint of V2 Records, Claire went on to work in PR, publishing and management before producer management at Sanctuary Music, working with upcoming producers such as Mike Crossey (Arctic Monkeys) and Markus Dravs (Arcade Fire & Coldplay) She then partnered up with Transgressive Records, setting up and becoming director of Transgressive Producers.
Claire currently manages producers Paul Savage, David Pye, Tarek Musa and Steph Marziano. Artists her previous and current clients have worked with include Anna Calvi/Mogwai/Bat For Lashes/PJ Harvey/Wild Beasts/Fever Ray/Cocteau Twins/The Strokes/Everything Everything/Cold Specks/ Gossip.
In 2014 Claire set up her own artist and producer management company; Primitive Management.
She manages breakthrough artists Spring King and Hannah Lou Clark. Spring King were the first band to be played on Apple’s Beats1 and have been play-listed several times on Radio 1, 6 Music and Triple J in Australia. They released their debut album on Island Records in June 2016. Recently the band were nominated as ‘Best Breakthrough Act’ for the Q Awards as well as ‘Live artist Of The Year’ for the AIF Awards.
Claire was recently shortlisted for the ‘Breakthrough Manager Of The Year Award 2016’ for the MMF Artist And Manager Awards 2016.