Victoria Smith

Artist Relations Assistant


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About me

Having spent ten years session drumming for The XX, M.I.A, Real Lies, Jamie T and Glasvegas. I have gained a vast number of contacts in the media, fashion and music industry. Assisting write-ups on records sold at Rough Trade West gave me my critical ear. Two years experience in Music PR and Music Management positions taught me how important artist representation is. Day to day office duties and assisting with marketing strategies, tour organisation and communicating with media were just some of the duties involved. I also hold a BA Hons in Music Management with Events Management.


  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Music
  • Visual Arts
  • Administration
  • Creative
  • Event Management
  • Excel
  • Office
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Artist Management
  • Music Management
  • Event Promotion
  • Session Musician

Work history


Session Drummer

Jamie T, Real Lies, M.i.a, The XX, The Big Pink, Ipso Facto, Glasvegas

Mar 2007
  • Playing for bands all around the world and performing on their albums has given me experience with the every day to day process at all levels of an artist. Making me an ideal candidate to understand varied live gig setups, organise after parties and keep track of ticket sales.


Retail Assistant

Rough Trade West

Feb 2010 - Mar 2011
  • Writing record reviews, opening and closing the store, customer service and cashing up at the day’s end.


PR Director Assistant

Some Friendly Music PR Company

Jan 2009 - Dec 2009
  • Assisting in creating marketing strategies, coordinating record releases, marketing schedules and arranging meetings with clients. Organising and overseeing press conferences, magazine shoots, promotional music events. Calculating costs, working to a budget, handling invoices and client payment.


Company Director Assistant

Wing Music Management Company

Feb 2008 - Dec 2008
  • Negotiating marketing strategies with record labels and managing execution of marketing, promotion, live tour and recording schedules. Arranging meetings with clients, magazines, journalists and music promoters. Overseeing the planning of concerts. General database, diary and office management and general administration.



Music and Media Management with Events Management

London Metropolitan University

Jan 2005 - Jun 2008