Kicking off my 2017 Women In Music Spotlight series with Allison Kaye seems like the best way to do it, given that she is responsible for the cleaned up return of one of pop music’s biggest superstars in 2016, Justin Bieber. Allison, who was the GM for SB Projects (Scooter Braun’s management company), was promoted last July to President of Music for SB Projects.
It wasn’t cleaning up Justin’s act that caught my attention while reading about Allison however, it was her work ethic. Allison has stated that her motto is “Give your all, all of the time” and upon further reading, this is definitely something she lives by. Recently, Allison discussed with Billboard how she toured on Justin’s “Purpose” tour even while 7 months pregnant! Allison was one of the principal architects behind the tour and wasn’t going to let anything cause her to sit it out. She told Billboard, “It’s not the first time I’ve toured while pregnant, but it will be the last,” and continued with discussing her life / work balance, “Sometimes you have to realize you can’t be all things to all people, and that’s OK.” A very important thing all of us in music need to remember.
It’s no surprise she is listed as one of Billboard’s “Leaders Of The Pack” in 2016.
You can read a great 20 Questions article Glamour did on Allison in 2015 right here.