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Mitski Moves to Good Harbor After Sexual Harassment Claim Against Former Manager

The singer-songwriter's former manager, Chris Crowley, was accused of sexual harassment by a female colleague, leading to the disbandment of his firm Salty Management.

Mitski has left her longtime manager Chris Crowley for boutique artist services company Good Harbor. The firm  — which also boasts Father John Misty, Hovvdy, Rostam and Lucy Dacus on its roster — quietly added the singer-songwriter’s name to its website over the holiday break.

News of Mitski’s management switch-up arrives less than a month after Billboard published a story about a sexual harassment complaint against Crowley, co-founder of Salty Management, by one of his young female hires. The woman’s complaint, made during a company-wide Zoom call, led to an immediate exodus of Salty’s other managers and soon after Salty Management’s co-founders decided to disband the business altogether. Crowley did not respond to several request for comments.

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Prior to the story’s publication, Beach Bunny — a band previously co-managed by Crowley — left him after hearing about the situation from another manager at Salty, and some sources told Billboard they were not confident that Crowley’s other acts were fully aware of the reason behind the firm’s closure. Said one former Salty manager: “If you asked me to give you my word that [his artists] know the truth? No, absolutely not.”

On Dec. 27, Mitski’s Rolling Stone cover story revealed that Crowley was “currently transitioning out of the role of being Mitski’s manager,” according to the singer’s representative, but the identity of her new management team was not disclosed.

Another client of Crowley’s, singer-songwriter Miloe, confirmed to Billboard he is no longer being co-managed by Crowley. Other artists represented by Crowley have not returned requests for comment.

Good Harbor was started by Massachusetts-based Dalton Sim, who originally managed artists through a joint venture called Dalton Sim Management/Nettwerk Management from 1995 until he founded Good Harbor alongside Ben Levin in 2020. All of Sim’s and Levin’s original clients, including Fun. and Guster, migrated to Good Harbor alongside them.

Mitski is preparing for the release of her new album, Laurel Hell, set to drop on Feb. 4 via Dead Oceans, a division of Secretly Group. Shortly after, on Feb. 17, Mitski launches the U.S. leg of her tour, in support of the new album. On April 21, she will begin a European/U.K. leg.