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Over the course of her quarter-century plus career in the music industry. Tinku Bhattacharyya has engaged in a multitude of unique, groundbreaking roles driven by her enduring passion and creative approaches to artist development and fierce advocacy for artist rights administration and protection.
Since launching her career as a club promoter and DJ with Thelonious Junk (Big Beat) and Café Graffiti in Edinburgh in 1995, the UK bred, New York and Baltimore-based visionary has defined what it means to be an innovative Renaissance Woman in the fast-moving, ever-evolving music industry. Tinku has been an international artist development mentor, rights activist, event producer, production and tour manager, label owner, director of talent booking, and label product manager.
In 2013, Tinku launched Intrinsic Artists, the full-service artist manager NYC-based company that has expanded to provide education and services to help artists effectively and efficiently navigate the modern rights environment.
Since 2015, she has been the Event Producer of The Harlem Sessions, a performance jam session concept led by Tinku’s client, Harlem based artist and composer Marc Cary which has evolved into a thriving community movement of creatives, cultural leaders/ambassadors, music and arts lovers and a celebration of great artists, composers and songwriters beyond the standards and American Songbook.
Having brought a global perspective on markets and career development to scores of artists from the world of jazz, soul, hip-hop and beyond since 2003, she has helped guide and develop the global careers of an expansive roster of crossover artists.
As an event producer, Tinku has also worked with artists as diverse as Rakim, Marlena Shaw, Johnny Clarke, Horace Andy, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Blackstar, De La Soul, Wu-Tang Clan, Big Daddy Kane, KRS One, Martha Reeves, Sly and Robbie, George Clinton, Maceo Parker and others, building on her history of event production in her native Scotland with Jazz Promoters Assembly Direct, as well as her time as production manager and junior booker at the globally renowned Jazz Café in London – which Tinku calls “the funkier version of Ronnie Scott’s.