Former music journalist Lee Fairweather has joined COMPULSORY as music video rep, working under head of music Kiran Mandla.
Lee will be complimenting COMPULSORY’s well-established music video department by exploring new avenues to connect artists and directors The production company's back catalogue includes work for artists such as Madonna, Kojey Radical and Jay Prince. Lee’s encyclopedic knowledge of the music industry, as well as his ability to keep ahead on the ever changing scene, makes him the perfect addition to the team. He also brings with him a passion for cinema, and a background in film criticism as a frequent contributor for platform’s such as Crack Magazine and Ransom Notes.
Through Lee, COMPULSORY’s varied roster of multidisciplinary artists will be looking to increase their output of music videos but also combined campaigns. As creative directors, photographers, and image makers they have already delved into crafting tour visuals and album artwork for musicians such as Post Malone, Sevdaliza, Alfie Templeman and Beabadoobee. Lee will be focusing on packaging projects for artists, establishing connections with COMPULSORY’s award-winning talent and continuing the company’s model of incubating new directors.
COMPULSORY’s founding partner and head of music Kiran Mandla said: “Lee’s taste and drive in finding and developing new talent is instrumental to a modern day production company like us. Always being present in the wings of our growth, it’s incredible to have him join the company and my department now officially. I look forward to create some amazing opportunities for our directors going forward.”
Chris Toumazou said: “Since we started, COMPULSORY’s music output has been at the forefront and will always remain so. It’s what we’re passionate and has defined our personalities so we needed to recruit someone who understood our distinctive taste. Lee’s knowledge of artists from the music side will help compliment our work going forward, and it’s with great pleasure to welcome him into the gang.”
Lee Fairweather said of his new role: “I’ve always admired the way COMPULSORY’s passion is reflected in the work and truly honoured to be a part of the team, working together to continue this tradition and ever growing success. I’m looking forward to help continuing our support for new talent and helping our clients in music work with the best of them.”