Fashion + Rock n Roll: A Timeless Bond
Whether through social media, TV spots, or festival partnerships, fashion brands are using music to connect with consumers now more than ever before. And as the music and fashion worlds continue to collide, brands, musicians, photographers, record labels and ad agencies will learn to harmonize accordingly. How can fashion brands can create authentic partnerships between celebrities and musicians? What does the future hold for the intertwining music scene and fashion world?
Founder & Chief Creative Officer
Red Light Management
Throughout his 20 years in the music business, Bruce Flohr has continuously evolved. After running the nationally recognized college radio station KCPR, Bruce joined RCA records as head of Alternative Promotion where he guided the careers of the Stone Roses, The Charlatans, Love and Rockets, and the Cowboy junkies to name a few. He then moved into a dual A&R/Marketing position at RCA and signed Dave Matthews Band, Foo Fighters, and several others. In 2002 he joined Dave Matthews Band and Coran Capshaw at Red Light Management and ATO records. Bruce serves as an A&R resource for both ATO and RLM clients, as well as handling management duties for artists such as OAR, Switchfoot, Parachute, Allen Stone and others. Bruce is also a founding partner in music media company, GreenLight, which he started with Capshaw. GreenLight works with brands such as AMEX, Gillette, and Hyundai to build exclusive music driven campaigns. Bruce’s previous speaking engagements include Red Bull, Under Armour , RCA records , Midem, SXSW, MuseExpo and the Grammy Foundation among others. Lastly, Bruce works closely with many new technology companies such as Group Me, Will Call, Ear Bits, and others to help them establish traction within the music space.
J. Micah Nelson comes from a lineage of musical and cultural pioneers, growing up touring with his father Willie Nelson and his brother Lukas Nelson, he has always been surrounded with vibrant and authentic creative spirits. Both a talented visionary artist and iconoclastic musician, he has performed on shows like Neil Young’s Bridge-School Benefit, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, and at events like SXSW, FarmAid, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, as well as playing in the band supporting his father and Kris Kristofferson at the 2014 Grammy Awards. He has showcased his artwork and music in countless other venues, spanning the creative spectrum. From his involvement in the psych-punk-orchestra Insects vs. Robots, his live performance-painting and multi-instrumental contributions to the band POTR with his brother Lukas, to his cymatic visualizations of dancing water molecules, idiosyncratic charango performance, and singing/songwriting/guitar playing with his neo-psych-folk-rock project Pårticle Kid, Micah is constantly exploring the symbiosis of light/sound/vibration, striving to discover new emotions through various forms of expression, and seeking to touch the outer reaches of the synesthetic experience.
Danny Clinch’s photography captures the true spirit of his subjects. Whether it’s Tupac Shakur locked in a stare or the guys from Radiohead in a rare moment of repose, the viewer feels the emotion. The result is not just a photo—it’s a punch in the chest.
His work has appeared in such publications as Vanity Fair, Spin, Rolling Stone, GQ, Esquire, and the New York Times Magazine, as well as on hundreds of album covers. His celebrated advertisements for John Varvatos have adorned city streets and gallery walls.
As a director, Clinch has received three Grammy Award nominations, for Bruce Springsteen’s music video “Devils & Dust,” John Mayer’s live concert film Where the Light Is, and Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite’s music film I’m In I’m Out and I’m Gone: The Making of Get Up! He has also directed music videos for Willie Nelson, Tom Waits, Pearl Jam, John Legend, Avett Brothers, Foo Fighters, Dave Matthews Band, and more.
Other music documentaries and concert films directed by Clinch include Immagine in Cornice, which followed Pearl Jam on their 2006 Italian tour; Skin and Bones, which featured live performances by Foo Fighters; and several films of the Bonnaroo music festival.
Danny Clinch also plays harmonica in the Tangiers Blues Band. He lives in New Jersey and New York City with his family.