Carole Kinzel, Music Agent, CAA

Carole Kinzel
– Carole Kinzel

Up Next For Carole, The Live Biz & Her Clients

Carole Kinzel
Music Agent, CAA  

Up Next For Carole Kinzel:

“I am working on an initiative with Marlene Tsuchii and Jenna Adler to develop a women’s leadership group for the CAA Music Department. We are in the formative stages but we want this to evolve into an association that helps our female colleagues communicate, collaborate, grow in their profession and in the music industry, and have strong representation in our department and across the entire company.

“I continue to be on the Music Mentorship Board which we started several years ago and it has become a very successful program. In addition to liaising with the mentor/mentee pairings, I also work directly as a mentor. I try to always be available to all of my associates to share the knowledge I have gained during my years as an agent.

“After recently hearing Bill Gates speak at our retreat and reading his book on climate change I hope to get more involved in this very important endeavor. Every day I am learning more about how to put this information into practical application.”

Kinzel On What’s Next For The Live Industry:

“I believe the latter part of 2021 and all of 2022 will be times of massive touring, since 2022 will have two years of postponed tours in addition to the tours that were originally planning to be in 2022. I suspect that some of those will push to 2023 to avoid the congestion. We have to do our best to space tours apart and keep ticket prices affordable for the fans. That will not be easy, but we have to stay cognizant of these issues.”

Up Next For Kinzel’s Clients:

• Lana Del Rey – who released her seventh studio album, Chemtrails over the Country Club, in March and has another release due out this summer – tops the lineup for Bonnaroo on Sunday, Sept. 5.

• Dua Lipa will finally get a chance to support her smash hit, Grammy-award winning sophomore album, 2020’s Future Nostalgia, with a European arena tour due to kick off at M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool, UK, Sept. 10. The routing includes shows at Dublin’s 3Arena Sept. 18-19, Paris’ Accorhotels Arena Sept. 30, Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome Oct. 5, Berlin’s Mercedes-Benz Arena Oct. 9, and Madrid’s Wiz¬ink Center Oct. 17.

• New Order has a few UK headline gigs booked in September and November, including playing London’s O2, as well as a run of co-headline dates with the Pet Shop Boys in September and October. Stops on the co-bill tour include New York’s Madison Square Garden Sept. 22, Vancouver’s Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena Oct. 7, and Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl Oct. 15-16. 

• Dermot Kennedy’s tour plans include U.S. dates this summer featuring a stop at Red Rocks in Morrison, Colo., Aug. 5. 

Kinzel’s other clients include Radiohead, The Cure, Tori Amos, Tears For Fears, and Mary Lambert.  

Hot Takes

The business philosophy you live by ?

Always try to be positive and don’t take things personally (easier said than done).

Which music artist or band has most helped you get through this year?   

Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia gave me months of great workouts on my treadmill and still does. Radiohead’s archival concerts were a great reminder of how important live music is. Lana Del Rey’s poetry was so soothing, and Tori Amos’ book was so inspiring!

The artist you would most like to see live when touring and festivals return?  

Anyone I represent!

When it’s safe to do so, will you go back to the office, work remotely or a combination of both? Why?   

Hopefully a combination of both. Although I am still a night owl, I loved getting more than six hours of sleep a night this year.  I also loved avoiding the dreaded commute to work.  I have self-discipline so working from home is not a problem for me. But I do miss seeing my associates at the office and the ability to run into someone’s office for a two minute question or just to say hello.

Artist to watch break in the next year?

I think next year is the year for female artists. Gracie Abrams, Amy Allen, Claire Rosinkranz, Charlotte Lawrence, Mimi Webb. So many talented girls!

How do you think livestreaming will or won’t be integrated into your business going forward?

I think livestreaming is here to stay but it may evolve into a marketing tool and a way to reach audiences in non-touring years. Also a way to grow audiences, especially internationally, in markets the artists rarely get to.

Your favorite music documentary – recent or old?   

“Tina.” Everyone loves Tina Turner and this was a great recap of an amazing career. I was fortunate to represent Tina during a lot of those great years, so this was especially meaningful to me.  Also “The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart.” I was always a fan of the Bee Gees and thought I knew all about them but this was a real revelation to me, and a great film.

Zoom, Clubhouse or TikTok? Why?  

Zoom. Because it is the most effective one in my life.