Salty Artist Management—the management agency that was at the time property to Mitski, Jay Som, Car Seat Headrest, and other notable indie acts—closed on Oct 29, Billboard reveals in a new report. The firm’s web site and social media accounts have also disappeared. According to Billboard, Salty’s co-founders Chris Crowley and Chad Heimann shut the organization soon after Crowley was accused of sexual harassment.
According to Billboard’s report, Crowley despatched a textual content message to a tunes enterprise skilled suggesting that he desired to “hook up” with a lady on the Salty administration staff who was in her twenties. The woman—whom Billboard phone calls Stephanie—began operating at Salty on July 19. The text information was reportedly sent some time among her start off date and August 21.
On August 22, Stephanie reportedly went to see a movie and get supper with Crowley. Stephanie instructed Billboard that her day with Crowley was “uneventful,” and so she was astonished to obtain a text message from Crowley apologizing for flirting with her. Stephanie reportedly advised Chad Heimann about his co-founder’s text concept. Heimann was supportive, in accordance to Billboard, and “shared lots of of [Stephanie’s] concerns” with Crowley. At this point, according to the report, Stephanie was unaware of the “hook up” text message.
Months afterwards, Stephanie was reportedly revealed the “hook up” textual content concept, and, on October 17, fulfilled with Crowley to confront him about it. Crowley was reportedly apologetic, but, owing to her distress at Salty, Stephanie announced her resignation through a business Zoom conference on Oct 19. Quite a few supervisors chose to leave Salty in solidarity with Stephanie, in accordance to Billboard.
Crowley and Heimann established Salty Artist Administration in 2012. In October 2020, Pitchfork was emailed a push release that touted the firm’s using the services of of four new professionals. The email also incorporated a listing of Salty’s clients at the time, highlighting Auto Seat Headrest, Ella Jane, Subject Medic, Giraffage, Huck, Jackie Hayes, Jay Som, Kate Bollinger, Michelle, Mitski, Design/Actriz, Momma, Gradual Pulp, and Gentle Glas.
In accordance to Billboard, Mitski was managed by Crowley. Auto Seat Headrest, Ella Jane, Huck, Jackie Hayes, Jay Som, Kate Bollinger, Product/Actriz, Momma, Gradual Pulp, and Delicate Glas, on the other hand, did not do the job with Crowley. Also, Industry Medic and Giraffage slice ties with Crowley on studying of the allegations.
Pitchfork has arrived at out to the publicist who despatched the Oct 2020 electronic mail and also tried to make contact with Chris Crowley and Chad Heimann.