American Idol Winner Trent Harmon Signs Management Deal with Rick Barker

American Idol 15 winner Trent Harmon has signed with Rick Barker for day to day management. Barker was omnipresent during the two seasons Big Machine Label Group chief Scott Borchetta was the in house mentor.

Barker worked with Idol contestants, helping them to manage the tricky world of social media promotion.

Barker also managed Taylor Swift early in her career.

From All Access Music

BIG MACHINE RECORDS artist TRENT HARMON has signed with industry vet RICK BARKER for day-to-day management. HARMON and BARKER first met during HARMON’s season of FOX-TV’s “AMERICAN Idol,” where BARKER served on the show’s Artist Development team and as Social Media Mentor for the contestants. BARKER was formerly a Dir./WEST COAST Regional Promotion with BIG MACHINE LABEL GROUP (BMLG) before taking on management responsibilities for TAYLOR SWIFT at the start of her BIG MACHINE career. Reach out to BARKER here.

“RICK is a force of nature and has the rare ability to recognize opportunity where most just simply do not,” said BMLG President/CEO SCOTT BORCHETTA. “Working with TRENT for management will create the unfair advantage that all artists crave. This is going to be good…very good…” Added BARKER, “The chance to work with TRENT, SCOTT, the BIG MACHINE team, CAA, and Country radio was too good to pass up. TRENT showed me at ‘Idol’ that he was willing to follow instructions and would do whatever it takes to win no matter how crazy it sounded!”

During Barker’s frequent live periscope talks, he was filled with praise for Trent’s work ethic and willingness to take direction. This development is not a surprise to those who have been following Trent’s journey.

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