Richard Lathrop

Hello! I’m Richard. It’s nice to meet you.

I’m a DJ, music producer, copywriter, social media & event marketing consultant, photographer, artist manager, and public relations expert with ten years of specialization in the music industry. 

I have extensive experience negotiating, marketing, and selling in the music, retail, and news media industries with 10+ years of focus in Electronic Dance Music. In May of 2023, I graduated from Emerson College in Boston, MA with a Batchelor of Arts in the Business of Creative Enterprises.

I was born in Chicago, IL, raised in Eugene, OR, and currently live in Boston, MA.

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Music is such an integral part of everything I do.
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Work & Experiences

Big Night Entertainment Group - Data and Systems Coordinator
June 2023 -> Present
Data & Systems Coordinator - Big Night Entertainment Group Marketing
Data & Operations Coordinator - Big Night Creative
Operations Manager - Big Night Talent
Label Manager - Big Night Records
Marketing Manager - NV Concepts

Big Night Talent - Operations Manager
May 2021 -> Present
- Works on a day-to-day basis with eight artists to make their creative visions come true, whether in the form of a YouTube visualizer, Spotify playlisting campaign, et cetera.
- Manages Spotify & SoundCloud rollouts, working with major labels and artist managers across genres to assure the success of our artist's releases.
- Works on social media and ad content across platforms, including Tik Tok, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
- Oversees company-wide operations and artist-specific campaigns on a daily basis.

Slacker University - Director of Operations
October 2021 -> Present
- Works managing 20+ individual college-based social media accounts on a day-to-day basis, encompassing everything from content management to show promotion.
- Assures weekly Boston, Massachusetts club shows run smoothly, providing a positive and safe guest experience to 500+ attendees.
- Manages social media content creation and rollout for weekly Boston, Massachusetts club shows and national touring events in major markets.
- Oversees recruitment and onboarding of new college pages to the Slacker University network, assuring they are set up to run a successful page independently.
- Works on expanding the brand into new atmospheres, building a positive brand identity, and keeping the expansive team’s morale high.

Ghostnaps - DJ & Music Producer
2013 -> Present
- Utilizes new viral music promotion techniques to gain a large following across Spotify, SoundCloud, and Apple Music.
- Works producing and collaborating with artists from all genres and backgrounds.
- Extensively played 200+ shows across markets in Oregon, Washington, California, and Massachusetts.
- Radio spots and interviews with news outlets of all types, including Register Guard, Eugene Weekly, Daily Emerald, KDUK, KRVM, and KWVA.

NV Concepts - Artist Management
June 2020 -> May 2021
- Worked on a day-to-day basis with four electronic artists to make their creative visions come true, whether in the form of a YouTube visualizer or Spotify playlisting campaign.
- Managed Spotify & SoundCloud support reach outs, working with major labels and artist managers across genres to assure the success of all our artist's releases.
- Worked on social media content and ad content for all artists across platforms, including Tik Tok, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
NV Concepts - Social Media Marketing Intern
January 2020 -> May 2020
- Worked on developing social media strategy to move tickets at venues across Massachusetts and New Jersey, including Big Night Live, House of Blues Boston, The Middle East, The Grand, Shrine Foxwoods, and Memoire.
- Worked hand-in-hand with the NV Concepts team to run shows from a front-of-house perspective with artists such as i_o, Jana, Vincent, and Prince Fox.
- Built connections with the NV Concepts street team, and worked on creative promotional campaigns for Ultra Music Festival, Tchami, Big Night Entertainment Group, and more.
Virtual Valley Music Festival - Executive ProducerMarch 2020 -> June 2020
- Live-streamed charity music event series featuring Pacific Northwest acts.
- Singlehandedly produced ‘Covchella’ in May 2020, raising $1,401 for Food For Lane County with fourteen regional acts.
- Singlehandedly produced ‘Virtual Valley Music Festival’, with twenty three regional acts, benefitting Black Lives Matter & Oregon Food Bank. The event raised $2,500, which was split between both charities.
Edge Music News - Editor
March 2013 -> March 2020 - Wrote and published over one hundred articles and interviews for the Edge Music News blog.
- Started the Edge Music News Podcast, which climbed to 35,000 downloads per episode.
- Interviewed international artists such as RAC, Filous, and Odd Mob.
- Worked with Universal Studios Hollywood in 2016 to cover the Red Carpet opening night of Halloween Horror Nights.
- Collaborated with Vans Warped Tour in 2013 to provide promotion to upcoming artists on their tour through on site interviews and photo coverage.
Superfly - Guest OperationsNovember 2019 -> January 2020
- Managed the flow of guests through an interactive pop-up experience.
- Ensured a positive and immersive guest experience through attentive customer service.
- Worked with Team Leads to assure smooth operations throughout the pop-up experience.

The WOW Hall - Assistant to Programming DirectorApril 2019 -> July 2019
- Worked directly with the Programming Coordinator to book artists of all genres at the 600-capacity WOW Hall
- Directly communicated with agents & managers from North America’s biggest talent agencies, such as Paradigm Talent Agency.
- Worked with local organizations & events to organize sponsorships & gain brand presence throughout Oregon.
InSight Events - Director of Social MediaMarch 2016 -> August 2019
- Produced and promoted events with major electronic artists including Cashmere Cat, Mura Masa, GRiZ, EPROM, Gryffin, and Ekali.
- Worked directly with international music management companies Paradigm Talent Agency and Circle Talent Agency to run physical and digital advertising campaigns.
- Built up InSight Events as the premier promoter for electronic music in Eugene by creating a strong brand identity and social media presence.


Emerson College
Bachelor of Arts in Business of Creative Enterprises
Minor in Music History & Culture
September 2019 -> May 2023Activities and Societies: Sigma Alpha Epsilon, WECB Radio DJ, WERS Radio Promotions, WECB Radio Live Events Team.
South Eugene High School
September 2015 -> June 2019
State of Oregon Honors Diploma, 3.92 Unweighted GPA.

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