Gemma Leigh
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Gemma Leigh

Previously signed DJ at Active Talent Agency | Founder of Chaos & Art | Advocate for the wellbeing of music artistsLiverpool, United Kingdom
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Gemma Leigh

Previously signed DJ at Active Talent Agency | Founder of Chaos & Art | Advocate for the wellbeing of music artistsLiverpool, United Kingdom
About me
Previously signed to DJ agency Active Talent, I was lucky enough to play at some of the best clubs in the world such as Cream, Amnesia, Eden, and Radio One Big Weekend. I reached number 24 in the top 25 DJs of the year in Mixmag and played alongside the best talent in the industry. I was living my dream job, but often what we don't see, is how tough a career in music can be. It's fast-paced, with strenuous touring schedules, travelling through different time zones, sleeplessness due to persistent jet lag, excessive tiredness, homesickness and loneliness can all be challenging. As a new artist, I wasn't aware that factors such as these could play an integral role in my well-being. For me, these factors did start to have an impact on my well-being and I started to feel unhappy over time. But the interesting thing is that I didn't understand why I was feeling the way I was. This lack of understanding resulted in me feeling as though the only decision I had left was to walk away from the career I loved. After leaving the music industry, I spent time with a therapist who helped me work through the experience and to understand it. My new perspective on what I was going through at the time was profound. If only I knew then what I know now. I understand first-hand what it feels like to be an artist working in the music industry. I understand how chaotic it can feel, and how without professional support our wellbeing, performance and longevity can be negatively affected. I know what it feels like to find yourself in the chaos of the industry when you’re pursuing your art. And this is why Chaos & Art supports artists to find their balance between the chaos and the art.
Projects
  • Marie Claire meets Lianne La Havas
    Marie Claire meets Lianne La HavasLianne talks us through the early days of her career, and how she transitioned from being a backing singer for Paolma Faith,to standing in her own light and creating a solo career.
  • DJ Seth Troxler @ International Music Summit in Ibiza
    DJ Seth Troxler @ International Music Summit in Ibiza"You can't think to yourself, well if I do this or make music like that, then I'll become successful. It doesn't work like that. You have to be you. That's why I think it's so important for everybody in life to just be yourself. I think that in life people forget that we create these different roles for eachother where we're not our true selves. And when your're not your true self, you're compromising. There shoud be no compromise on who you are as an individual. As long as you stay within your
  • Interview with Nile Rodgers - Chic
    Interview with Nile Rodgers - ChicThis interview was held at the International Music Summit in Ibiza. Nile shares his tips for success. One vital piece of advice his guitar teacher taught him as a child, was the power of delayed gratification. The joy of honing your craft for years without anyone knowing what it is you're doing. And for that practice to be so wonderful to you, that is all you need.
  • GINA TUCCI, A&R MANAGER AT BIG BEAT RECORDS, SHARES HER SUCCESS SECRETS
    GINA TUCCI, A&R MANAGER AT BIG BEAT RECORDS, SHARES HER SUCCESS SECRETSFIND OUT WHAT IT TAKES TO MAKE IT TO THE TOP IN ONE OF THE MOST COMPETITIVE INDUSTRIES (AND HOW YOU CAN DO IT, TOO) IN OUR INTERVIEW WITH GINA TUCCI. Read the full interview here: https://www.hisandhersmag.co.uk/success-secrets/
  • AN INTERVIEW WITH DJ MAG’S DIGITAL EDITOR, CHARLOTTE L CIJIFFERS
    AN INTERVIEW WITH DJ MAG’S DIGITAL EDITOR, CHARLOTTE L CIJIFFERSDJ MAG’S DIGITAL EDITOR OPENS UP ABOUT HER CAREER IN HER HIS & HERS INTERVIEW Read the full interview here: https://www.hisandhersmag.co.uk/interview-dj-mags-digital-editor-charlotte-l-cijiffers/
  • Marie Claire One to watch: Jetta
    Marie Claire One to watch: JettaHaving previously provided backing vocals for Cee Lo Green and Paloma Faith, Jetta is breaking through. Read the full interview here: https://www.marieclaire.co.uk/entertainment/music/jetta-126217
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Work history
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    Project ManagerPh Creative
    Liverpool, United KingdomFull Time
    Plan, present and control projects from won opportunity to delivery and beyond according to allocated time and budget Manage the delivery of continuous work for existing clients and update clients on their project status. Gather, clarify and check requirements with the stakeholder/s Establish project planning and ensure resources are scheduled, reconciling the company’s overall programme of priorities and client deadline expectations Ensure the resources allocated to delivering the requirements are adequate and raise resourcing issues as appropriate. Manage day-to-day operational aspects of the projects during the various stages of production. Nurture relationships with existing clients so that expectations are not only met but exceeded Report on all of own projects to enable visibility of current RAG and financial statuses for the management team Contribute to process improvement across the company
Skills
  • Project Management