Coran Capshaw
Sarah Cramer Shields
United States
2018

Red Light Management

Coran
Capshaw

Founder

If Capshaw had only his first client, the Dave Matthews Band, he’d be regarded as a powerhouse. A quarter century later, he has hundreds more in his sprawling Red Light. Capshaw still handles a few personally, including Chris Stapleton, the biggest country music breakout since, well, Red Light’s Sam Hunt and Luke Bryan. A diverse managerial roster that ranges from Alabama Shakes to Zella Day is actually just one branch of an empire encompassing a label (ATO), a DMB-themed wine (Dreaming Tree), merchandise, real estate and festivals including Bonnaroo, Outside Lands and SXSW. With great power comes great charitability: Just this year he helped organize the Concert for Charlottesville post-riot benefit in his hometown and Nashville’s hurricane relief show Country Rising.

Career

  • Red Light Management
  • ATO Records
  • Musictoday

Education

  • University of Virginia (VA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • Music City Impact
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City of Hope Dinner Honors Coran Capshaw, Establishes Memorial Fund for Late Agent Chip Hooper

City of Hope Dinner Honors Coran Capshaw, Establishes Memorial Fund for Late Agent Chip Hooper

The annual City of Hope "Spirit of Life" Award dinner is the music industry’s version of a bar mitzvah for a noble cause, and this year’s event, honoring Red Light Management founder Coran Capshaw, at the Barker Hangar at Santa Monica Airport, was no different.After a year of tragic deaths, natural catastrophes, and political turmoil, the record biz took a night off to celebrate the year-long campaign, which raised some $4.8 million for cancer research at the Duarte, Calif., facility,...

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