Melanie McClain (US)
Melanie McClain is the New York based Head of Community at P00LS and founder of Blurred Lines. In her 12 years in the music industry, Melanie has become an industry leading subject matter expert on emerging music. She has been honored as a 2021 Billboard Magazine Change Agent and has helped break Burna Boy, Rosalía, Lizzo, Megan Thee Stallion, and G-Eazy. In 2020, Melanie founded the international tastemaker focused community and agency, Blurred Lines. At the Web3 company, P00LS, she helps brands and polymaths in music, fashion, and sports like Ronaldinho, Evan Mock, Aluna, Carlita, Lasha and Cultured Magazine build worlds and give their community access to experiences with social tokens.
Melanie’s past roles include Hip-Hop and African Music Playlist Curator at YouTube Music, Publishing A&R at Secretly Group, Head of Digital Culture at Sean Parker’s Airtime, Experimental Music Manager at Budweiser and Staff Writer at Solange's Saint Heron.