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Kian McHugh

Kian McHugh

"K is..." and has always been drawn to the culture and music which shapes his environment This has much to do with why he has stuck by The Kollection since he was 14- 8 years now. In his almost-a-decade-long transition from staff-writer to owner, he has used the platform to interview the likes of G-Eazy and Flume, throw sold-out events featuring major touring artists, sell and design hundreds of pieces of merchandise, DJ major clubs, and manage/launch the career of artists as notable as Chelsea Cutler. In being passionate about all-things music and kulture, Kian welcomes all forms of collaboration and encourages you to reach out if you're passionate or interested in any element of this crasy life we live. Having seen The Kollection through its heyday and worked endlessly to keep it alive and repeatedly revive its unmistakable energy, Kian has constructed a clear vision for The Kollection’s future and is excited to execute it with the guidance of Bryce and Kenzie.

Bryce Sexton

Bryce Sexton

Bryce is someone who has always been involved with and surrounded by music. With both of his parents being industry professionals, he grew up around music and the vernacular surrounding the business side of the industry. After visiting a friend at UC Santa Barbara in 2014, he met Kian and Kenzie who all eventually partnered up on Kian’s project, The Kollection. Right out of high school, Bryce started off interning at Deckstar Artist Management and later became a day to day manager for 5 of their clients. At Deckstar he gained a great deal of insight into how the business works from all angles; whether it be management, labels, agencies, or PR. He now works part-time as a manager for three of his own clients and at The Kollection. He A&Rs new musical content and manages the business behind The Kollection's brand. He aims to grow The Kollection exponentially with his partners over the coming years and wrap music management and publishing into all that is The Kollection.

Kenzie Jones

Kenzie Jones

Kenzie has always been passionate about music and its ability to unify and bring people together for a common experience. This zealousness, coupled with her becoming friends with similarly-minded Kian, catalyzed her involvement with The Kollection. Together, Kenzie and Kian utilized their friendships and networks at UCSB to begin rebuilding and revamping The K in 2014. Nowadays, Kenzie has honed in on managing the curation of both music and social media for The Kollection on various platforms such as Spotify, Instagram, and Soundcloud. She thoughtfully crafts each playlist and post, keeping in mind the diversity of artists that defines The Kollection’s brand. On top of this, she assists her partners with K event planning, promotion, and general creative direction. Now that the trio has grown The Kollection into a single interface, Kenzie is thrilled to see the hard work she, Kian, and Bryce have put in throughout the years finally come together.

Our Mission

Hello Human, thank you for joining us! The Kollection’s mission has not changed since its original conception in 2010: curating, promoting, and creating “music for the rest of us.” We seek to facilitate fleeting moments of abnormality to you through the shared experiences of The Kollection friends and family time and time again. Be it through an event, an article, or a single song- if you smile, feel uncomfortable or start to dance whilst interacting with The K, then we have succeeded in our mission. Much love to you all.

"What is The Kollection, you ask? Hell if I know... but it has a certain vibe to it that people seem drawn to. There's something about it that just screams, 'I am alive.'" - Your Dad