- Launching the Esquire Network in 2013
- New digital/social initiatives on E!
- Unlocking opportunities across all the NBCU platforms with new cohesive projects
- The birth of his daughter Caragh Paige on April 1, 2014!
Although we missed him last year, Chris is a familiar face at KMF and he said he enjoys watching attendees progress and develop, especially when he can find a way to help them continue on their path. "Some of the most meaningful moments come from working with an artist when you can make a real and tangible difference in their career," he said. "Knowing that I can contribute in some small way to someone's new or continued success is what keeps me motivated.
At KMF this year, he hopes to "connect with old friends, meet some new ones, and discover some new talent that's willing to work within basic cable budgets," he joked. The continuing downward pressure on fees and revenue streams, he said, is his biggest challenge right now because of how much harder it's become to source, negotiate, and exploit the use of music in their content.
Chris's advice to artists: You'll have to find him at KMF to get advice, that's what he's there for!
Source: Chris Jackson