Former Banchory Academy pupil, Conan Milne is rubbing shoulders with the stars after landing himself a dream job with a Hollywood management agency.
Conan is project manager with Stampede Management Agency in Tinseltown.
After writing extensively for hip-hop music magazines since the age of 17, he became the music editor for hip-hop website dubbcnn when he was 18.
Following three months spent as an intern with ‘The Source’ magazine in New York in 2008, Conan was asked to intern with Cashmere, a management agency in Los Angeles in 2009. He returned again to LA in 2010 and during this visit, met the management of Stampede - the partner agency of Cashmere - who manage some of the major west coast hip-hop acts.
Conan was invited by them to meet Snoop Dogg and other hip-hop acts, attend video shoots and asked on stage to film some of his west coast hip-hop heroes in concert. Conan was also asked to support the Snoop Dogg British tour when they appeared at Glastonbury last year.
Stampede were impressed with Conan’s extensive knowledge of rap and hip-hop music and he was invited to the surprise birthday party arranged for Snoop Dogg’s wife and to the premier of the Kanye West film, where he was interviewed for MTV. During this visit, the agency offered him the position and Conan then had to begin the process of applying for a work visa to allow him to accept this opportunity.
He has been given a three year visa and will initially be working with Snoop Dogg and also Far East Movement, whose singles ’Like a G6’ and ’Rocketeer’ saw chart success in the US and the UK. They have recently completed a tour of Australia with Rhianna.
Since Conan‘s return to LA at the end of March for the release party for the new Snoop Dogg album, he has organised the Far East Movement US tour.
Conan, 23, describes this opportunity as “a dream come true.”
He will be responsible for scheduling and co-ordinating tours for bands managed by Stampede and will be involved in finding and signing new talent for the Agency.