Caroline Hoste (CA)
An old-school “influencer” before real social networks were commodities, Caroline’s natural gift for building relationships and connecting like-minded people has taken her career on a permanent world tour. Having worked with the likes of deadmau5, Metro Boomin, Anderson Paak, DJ Harvey, Afrika Bambaataa, Odesza and Purity Ring—she knows what it takes to put together a successful deal with the world’s top creatives. As the founder of MUSIC2 in 1999, an international booking agency and management company, she worked alongside renowned producers, DJs, and artists for over a decade. She has successfully managed and aided artist careers and independent record label businesses, negotiated international distribution, publishing and licensing deals – even produced a few records along the way. Her latest creative venture, Hello Stranger, is at the intersection of music, technology and culture. Hello Stranger brings brands and artists together to collaborate using innovation, content creation and social media strategy. The company has worked with brands such as Microsoft, Google, Razer, Red Bull, Four Seasons, W Hotels, Disney and Lexus. Hello Stranger is the result of years of dedication and experience: a platform that allows Caroline to do what she does best—leverage her loyal network and instincts, strategize with brands around music, technology and culture and create original content.