With a diversity of experience in the global music industry, Nikoloz Kandelaki has facilitated the scheduling, coordinating and production of concerts, managed the upward trajectory of artist’s careers, and effectively guided collaborations with major corporate sponsors, international venues, booking agencies and artist management companies on behalf of a roster of celebrated performers.
In 2017-2018, Nikoloz worked as an assistant and as a tour manager with Macy Gray, coordinating details of the Grammy-winning artist’s festival and concert appearances both in the U.S. and Europe. In 2017, he interned with the legendary Quincy Jones, focusing on QJP artists to implement artist development strategies.
Nikoloz grew up in Republic of Georgia (Eastern Europe) and immersed in the music industry. Nikoloz started his career by working at the Eastern Promotions, a company that manages a 2400 capacity concert hall, owns and promotes three major festivals, and produces major arena and stadium shows for artists from Snoop Dogg to Elton John. Nikoloz managed the venue and staff, handled bookings and negotiations, and facilitated concert-marketing details. Fluent in English, Russian and Georgian, he hosted artists like Maroon 5, Robbie Williams, Snoop Dogg, Ms. Lauryn Hill and many others for the company as a celebrity liaison.
To develop his career on the international front, Nikoloz earned honors as a scholar with a Bachelor of Arts, Business & Finance degree from Heriot-Watt University in London, UK. He was presented with an academic excellence certificate upon his graduation with a Master of Arts in Music Industry Administration degree from California State University, Northridge.
Nikoloz is currently active in a slate of creative projects, including managing the artist and bassist Nik West. He is the executive director and project manager for the upcoming album release in March 2020. Album features: Funk legend Larry Graham, Eli Teplin from Quincy Jones Productions, Michael Narada Walden (Whitney, Mariah) and Cindy Blackman, drummer for (and Mrs.) Carlos Santana.