Two ARIA awards, an APRA, an MTV EMA, a Billboard Music Award, a Platinum certified single (‘Youth’) and TV performances on Ellen, James Corden, Seth Myers and Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Those are just some of the highlights of Troye Sivan’s career thus far. And behind every talented artist, is an equally talented manager.

LA-based artist manager Dani Russin may have been working with Billboard Power 100 figure Brandon Creed for almost 10 years, but she’s fast become an industry pathfinder with her relationship-driven approach.

Working at Creed and Jeffrey Azoff’s Full Stop Management company (Harry Styles, HAIM, Sara Bareilles, Mark Ronson, Meghan Trainor, Gwen Stefani) means Dani Russin can tap into the firm’s decades of inherited wisdom – not that she needs it. Troye Sivan is undoubtedly one of the biggest male pop acts in the world right now, and he shows no signs of stopping.

Sivan’s latest single ‘My My My’ hit the Top 10 on iTunes in over 40 countries on release, clocked over 24.1M plays on Spotify, and even received praise from acts like Alessia Cara, Lorde, Mark Ronson, Dua Lipa and Charli XCX.

For these reasons and more, Dani Russin is our January Manager of the Month. To celebrate, we chatted with her about how she came to manage Troye Sivan, the value of patience, what she wishes she knew when she first became a manager, and more.