Why & How completes the management team
The Why & How artist management company has completed its management team by appointing Chris Koegen as vice president of artist development and marketing and Halie Hampton Mosley as vice president of list operations, while Evan kaufmann is appointed Vice President of Creative Direction. All will report to the CEO and founder of Why & How Bruce kalmick.
Newly Appointed Vice Presidents Join Leaders Eddie Kloesel, artistic director and vice-president of tours and sponsorships, and Rachel’s cave, Artist Manager and VP of Label Relations. The Why & How team now includes 26 employees who oversee the creative, artistic, international and more strategy for artists, including Brian Kelley, Chase Rice, Breland, Drake White, Echosmith, Kaleo, Seaforth, Kelleigh Bannen, Tyler Braden, Whiskey Myers, ZZ Ward, A Thousand Horses and more.
“Why & How is built on family values and we are honored to be able to add to our growing family with Chris and Halie,” Kalmick shares. “Their incredible levels of experience will continue to create an executive anchor for the future of the company. Additionally, bringing Evan to a leadership role will continue to strengthen our creative and content-driven team. “
Based in London, Koegen brings to Why & How over 15 years of global record label and artist experience, with previous stops at Amazon Music and Big Machine Label Group. He has directed nearly 100 exclusive artistic content projects, collaborating with superstars such as Taylor Swift, Thomas Rhett, Ellie Goulding, Martin Garrix and more, and has served as an executive producer on two feature films. Join Koegen at [email protected].
Hampton Mosley is a native of Nashville who began her career in the music industry in radio promotion for Arista Nashville before moving to Maverick Nashville, where she worked in management support roles for artists like Rascal Flatts and Brooks & Dunn while managing Rachel Wammack alongside Clarence Spalding. She most recently served as the Daily Artistic Manager for diamond sales duo Florida Georgia Line at Hit Farm Management in partnership with Full Stop Management led by Irving Jeffrey Azoff. Join Hampton Mosley at [email protected].
Award-winning filmmaker and creative director Kaufmann is based in Austin, Texas, and has worked alongside Kalmick for much of his career. He has extensive knowledge of the music and film industries and has produced content for leading musicians, creative agencies, record labels and independent studios, with his work featured in venues. Rolling Stone, FastCompany and on MTV, as well as art / film blogs, including Recap of the week, BooooooomTV, and Shortage of films. Join Kaufmann at [email protected].