Dragos Chiscoci is an artist booker for EMAGIC and part of B.U.G. Mafia’s management team. Hip-hop fan, vinyl collector, and (almost) an amateur DJ, Dragos had high hopes to become an artist, but his dreams were quickly shattered due to the very obvious lack of talent. Luckily, he went the other way, the “support services” branch. He entered the music industry while still in college, as a journalist, and shortly after went to promote and book shows for an independent hip-hop label, set up together with his friends.
In early 2006, Dragos started working for Emagic (the promoter that brought to Romania household names such as Madonna, Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Depeche Mode, Queen & Adam Lambert, Roger Waters, Lenny Kravitz, Iron Maiden, Sting or Shakira). At first he did marketing & communication, then moved through various departments – from event production to corporate partnerships – learning the tips & tricks of the trade. In 2013 he became a partner in the company, and since then dealt mainly with artist bookings.
In late 2015, Dragos joined B.U.G. Mafia’s management team, alongside Vlad Irimia (Tata Vlad). Widely regarded as one of Romania’s most influential acts, both musically and socially, B.U.G. Mafia stands out within the country’s music industry as a unique musical brand, with a broad and very loyal audience. So obviously, working with B.U.G. Mafia has been an “eye-opening” experience for Dragos, both personally and professionally.