Here at Chrome City, we pride ourselves in having ultra-creative and inspiring homies throughout the Chicago area. Each week, the Chrome Chronicle (our news outlet) will share a little bit about these incredible people and why we are excited to feature them as our #ChromeHomie.
Let us introduce our Homie, Chelsea.
Chelsea Cankar of Interscope Records
Q: Explain your job position.
A: I do labeling marketing/artist development for Interscope Records for the middle of the USA. I work with brands, companies and record stores to build our artists. Chelsea has since left Interscope and now works at as Head of Artist Development at Obsidian Reps, and is managing artists of her own.
Q: What is your creative process?
A: To come up new ideas and new brands/companies/event ideas to work with that market well for that artist. It could be anything really. From a coffee company to a clothing company, to a local photographer and pop-up show/event/signing. It's all about thinking outside the lines and catching peoples attention.
Q: What inspires and motivates you?
A: The artistes and really just enjoying what I do. I know so many people that wake up hating their jobs. I love my job, and I love what I do. Every day is different and what I make of it. I don't know a lot of people that can say that.
Q: How did you end up in Chicago?
A: I was born in the suburbs, so nothing too special. ;-)
Q: What is your favorite part about living in Chicago?
A: The food, I dream about the food here.
Q: What has most influenced your career?
A: Starting my blog (Stic-of-the-Week) which I no longer have, but it was a huge stepping stone for me in the music world. I would never be where I am today without learning and meeting the people I met along the way starting it.
Q: What is your experience with Alex?
A: Alex and I lived together, we sort of had our own little Soho House at our dinning room table working and drinking coffee and figuring out life when we lived together. We also worked on a Natalia Kills event a couple years ago and she helped me get a cool roof top that she did a little recording session on.
Thanks for being a Chrome Homie, Chelsea!