Founder & CEO, The Chicane Group
Rebecca Warfield is a top artist manager, entrepreneur and entertainment visionary on the cutting edge of technology. She has 20 years of experience developing strategic, global and multi-platform initiatives for some of the biggest artists and creative companies in the world. She has the unique ability to identify and
choose the most optimal path for clients. Her extensive knowledge and skill set in building effective teams drives talent to the next level and continues to result in accelerated growth across music, entertainment and technology. In 2012 she founded the Chicane Group, an artist management and consulting firm where she is CEO. Some of her current clients include Julian Lennon, David Archuleta, science communicator powerhouse Dr. Raven, singer/songwriter LXI and SUPER VIP, a boutique agency known for its work with artists such as Metallica, Bon Jovi, Queen and Adam Lambert, Coldplay, Oprah and President Barack Obama.
Under her guidance, Julian Lennon signed a record deal with BMG and released his first commercial album, Jude, in 20 years. He is also in process of writing his first memoir. In addition, she has amplified Julian’s profile as a fine arts photographer filmmaker, author and entrepreneur. Previously, she managed Steven Tyler in parallel with Aerosmith for five years, launching his solo career, his first ever solo album, two back-to-back Super Bowl commercials, and his first-ever charitable organization, "Janie's Fund," raising over $7 million in its first three years. She developed and strategized grand visions with him on a daily basis, managed and executed on all of his vigorous endeavors including the licensing of Aerosmith’s expansive song catalogue, TV appearances, multiple sold-out world tours, countless philanthropic events and a multitude of musical collaborations and personal ambitions.
Rebecca spent the earlier part of her management career working for Larry Rudolph on Britney Spears’ management team during the historical comeback of "The Circus" and the "Femme Fatale" album and touring cycles. Prior to that she worked in the talent department on nearly 100 award shows, often working for Dick Clark Productions in talent producing and coordination on such shows as The Golden Globes, The American Music Awards and the Academy of Country Music Awards. Always being at the intersection of music and tech, she founded a tech and music fest with Live Nation in Canada called FuzeNation and booked and oversaw talent on the Nobel Peace Prize Concert for three consecutive years.
MMF-US & WIM Presents: An Artist Management Masterclass
Thursday, October 12, 2023, 1:00 PM
One of the most hands-on jobs within the music industry is that of the artist manager. While no two stories or pathways will ever be the same in this sector of the business - there are shared strategies that enable artist development and growth. Join established entrepreneurial artist managers sharing their extensive knowledge, expertise and advice on all aspects of the business. What are the key roles and responsibilities of an artist manager? What does it take to discover and develop great talent? We'll discuss how to nurture the manager-artist relationship, navigating different ways to market an artist, along with how to grow and sustain long-term artist careers.