Building the Blueprint: Managing Today's Biggest Artists
Oct 10 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Panel Room presented by Google for Startups
Maverick Partner, The Blueprint Group Co-C.E.O., and Young Money Entertainment C.O.O. Cortez “Tez” Bryant became one of the entertainment industry’s pre-eminent managers through identifying and igniting the potential of game-changing outliers such as Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj, G-Eazy, and more. An innate ability to spot that elusive “it”factor spearheads his success behind-the-scenes.
Such is the case with Tez’s longest client five-time GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum icon Lil Wayne. The two grew up together as best friends in New Orleans. As Wayne’s star began to rise meteorically in 2004, Tez shuttled back and forth between shows on the weekend and classes at Jackson State University during the week. By the time of his college graduation, he formally stepped into the role of Wayne’s manager, unassumingly founding Bryant Management.