A conversation on creative partnership and presenting yourself as real in a world of calculated artists.
Mondo Cozmo is an artist recently signed to Republic Records.
Steven Melrose is his manager and SVP A&R at Big Deal Music.
Theme music composed and performed by Henry Lyons.
Illustration by Grace Hauck.
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N O T A B L E Q U O T E S
“What people want to see is somebody real.”
“We’d rather go down in a ball of flames than try to toe the line and get boring.”
“If we’re going to mess up, let’s mess up epicly.”
“The most successful collaborators in a creative business have to get along. You can’t walk in with a bat in one hand and a brief case in the other. It doesn’t work anymore.”
“I’ve toured for so many years. I’ve played every little club, I’ve opened for every band, and I feel like it’s finally my time.”