Krystal Miles, APESHIT
💭 Being good to yourself, DOMi & JD BECK, and the unbeatable combo of music & candles.
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Krystal Miles is the GM of APESHIT, as well as a beloved artist manager, occasional stylist, and co-director of the Brandon Anderson Foundation aka .Paak House. With almost a decade in the industry, she leads Anderson .Paak’s management team and works closely with him on the label and foundation side. A Jackie of all trades may be more suiting for this music industry powerhouse!
I’m currently working on developing new artists - specifically bands and artists who perform live with instruments. We’ve made great strides with our artists DOMi & JD BECK, and I’m excited for the world to see what’s next as we continue our efforts putting bands at the forefront.
🐝 Queen Bey
Looking forward to seeing Beyonce on the Renaissance tour ...for my 3rd time now. Beyoncé’s show is pure magic. So grateful to experience it in this lifetime.
🕉️ Mantra of the moment
Be good to yourself so you can be good to others. I really try to live by this. So often we don’t pay attention to ourselves and the things we need. This is all part of self care. The more we are self-aware and in a space of openness to grow, the more we’re empathetic and receptive to the needs of others. I believe our true goal is to be of service to our tribes and communities.
Favorite song is a bit tough– I’m into a lot of Afrobeats and AfroPop at the moment. I love the high energetic feel of songs– pretty much anything that I can vibe and dance to. Paramore’s This Is Why album has also been on repeat.
I look up to my colleague and friend Caroline Yim from WME. This woman is a powerhouse! The way she champions our artists and all artists inspires me. No matter what levels they’re at in their career she’s there to see them through their goals. She’s humble and hardworking.
I love being inspired by music and fashion. In men’s fashion, Maharishi and Charles Jeffrey Loverboy have been some huge inspirations for their use of color and patterns. Whether I’m styling and/or in creative production, I’m big on creating a theme and direction for whatever project I’m on.
🕯️ Traveling with candles to set the vibe
I can’t live without music and candles. I travel everywhere with a speaker or headphones and a small candle to set the vibe. Jovon’s Candles N’ Wax, 1Hotel branded scents, and Forever Lit Candle Co have some of my favorite candle scents right now.
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