Trent Harmon Signs With Rick Barker For Management

Trent Harmon and Rick Barker

Trent Harmon has signed with Rick Barker for management. The winner of Season 15 of FOX’s American Idol, Harmon met Barker during the show’s farewell season while Barker served on the show’s Artist Development team and as the Social Media Mentor for the contestants.

Barker, who was formerly a West Coast Regional at Big Machine Label Group before managing Taylor Swift at the start of her career, will take on Harmon’s day-to-day management responsibilities.

“Rick is a force of nature and has the rare ability to recognize opportunity where most just simply do not,” said Big Machine Label Group 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…”

“The chance to work with Trent, Scott, the Big Machine Team, CAA and country radio was too good to pass up,” said Barker. “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!”

“I’m very excited to continue working with Rick. All of the things we accomplished together with Idol laid the groundwork for what we’re going to continue to pursue,” said Harmon. “Scott Borchetta, the Big Machine team, and the exceptional people they’ve been able to put me in contact with have put me in a wonderful position going into 2017. This pairing with Rick could not have come at a better time.”

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