We recently caught up with Artist Supervisor Luana Quaglia about her job and what it entails working with some of the biggest artists on the planet including Beyonce’. Here is what she had to say:
Hi Luana, it is great to meet you in between your busy schedule. Firstly, let’s start with, how did a career in the entertainment industry come about?
Music is my passion and this story started before I was even born. My father is a bass player and I grew up in the middle of rehearsals, being back stage and concerts. This environment helped me to clear my senses and to sharpen my ears to feel the beats. Over the years, been an artist supervisor, which has made me realize that I’m on the right path. It’s a blessing to be professionally involved with this magical universe.”
Where you always interested in being a part of it when you were growing up?
I always wanted to work directly for an artist and in the music industry.
What did life in Brazil consist of? Did you go to many entertainment related events?
Life in Brazil is great, we have a lot of concerts, local concerts, internationals concerts, festivals and our audiences are also very passionate.
At such a young age, you have accomplished some incredible things that others could only dream of. What was your first big job?
My first big job in the industry was for Geo Eventos, where I managed the VIP area for the Lollapalooza Festival.
Tell us more about your job title?
An artist supervisor is responsible for taking care of the musical artist in a behind the scenes capacity. This position primarily entails handling both the creative affairs and the logistical operations of touring musicians, their entourage, their family members, and their guests. This is just a small breakdown of my job title, but I would be here all day if I were to go into complete detail!
What was one of your favorite jobs to work on so far and why?
Working with Beyonce’ during her South American tour for sure, because she is amazing and such an inspiration.
Did you find it challenging at times, having such a huge responsibility working with all these artists?
Always, I’m very much a perfectionist, so each artist is a different challenge for me. But I love what I do, so that makes everything so much easier.
What are you currently working on?
I’m currently managing the international area for the Brazilian Festival and VillaMix. I’m responsible for the international artist’s hospitality, dressing rooms and overall, everything.