Claire Smith Cullum

Claire Smith Cullum

Creative Lead/Project Manager/Vinyl Retail SpecialistLondon, United Kingdom
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Claire Smith Cullum

Claire Smith Cullum

Creative Lead/Project Manager/Vinyl Retail SpecialistLondon, United Kingdom
About me
At the core of my ethos is a desire to shine a light on music and culture I feel is both underrepresented, and cutting-edge. I have worked with leading brands including The Vinyl Factory, Boiler Room, TATE, Somerset House, and Selfridges across a wide range of creative projects.
Projects
  • Rye Wax x East Wing Edit at Somerset House - 04-17th July 2018
    Rye Wax x East Wing Edit at Somerset House - 04-17th July 2018Rye Wax will be transplanting its small but fully-fledged vinyl record shop into the East Wing for the week. The focus will be on discovery and different ways of interacting with music through the shop, from turntable listening stations to live performances. As well as a varied selection of essential vinyl, we will be selling a broad range of high-quality independent print representing photography, writing and illustration that touches on art, activism, gender, culture, sexuality and music. The
  • The Run Out Festival 2018
    The Run Out Festival 2018The Run Out is a non-profit annual free music festival that celebrates independent music and vinyl culture on its own terms. We work with Peckham Cuts to produce exclusive, hand-cut vinyl from a selection of the best underground artists with a local focus.
  • Rye Wax New Website / Rebrand 2018
    Rye Wax New Website / Rebrand 2018Directed a team of web designers, photographers, video artists and graphic designers for an overhaul of the old website. This consisted of a new layout and design, rebranding, and adding a new online store. Launched December 2018.
  • The Run Out Festival 2017
    The Run Out Festival 2017Record Store Day is an annual event in April established in 2007 to aid declining sales and support independent shops by producing special vinyl releases to mark the occasion. RSD releases have become increasingly uninspiring and unaffordable for fans and sellers alike, so in 2017 we responded by starting our own celebration of independent music and vinyl culture called The Run Out. TRO is a one-day free festival with live performances and one-off vinyl records cut in real time by local masterin
  • Rye Wax x Music Matters at Selfridges Oxford St
    Rye Wax x Music Matters at Selfridges Oxford StWe collaborated with Selfridges to launch a pop-up concept store for four months as part of their Music Matters campaign.
  • Dodge Lates at Somerset House 2021: Rye Wax Presents Nitework, Angel D’lite and Voys
    Dodge Lates at Somerset House 2021: Rye Wax Presents Nitework, Angel D’lite and VoysI pitched and programmed a Rye Wax takeover as part of Somerset House's Dodge Lates series. Dodge is an open-air art installation in The Somerset House courtyard designed by Yinka Ilori in collaboration with sound artist Anna Meredith.
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Work history
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    Retail Operations ManagerWarp Records
    London, United Kingdom
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    BuyerBleep.com
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    I am one of two buyers handling all stock purchase and curation across the site for Bleep, one of the largest independent vinyl specialist retailers in the UK. I work on creative retail and marketing campaigns building relationships through partnerships with key independent record labels and distributors, and work with cultural trailblazers across music and arts festivals, events, independent radio and more.
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Skills
  • Brand Management
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Event Coordination
  • Music Festivals
  • Arts Programming
  • Event Curation
  • Content Curation
  • Brand Partnerships
  • Music Curation
  • Electronic Music