Nicole is the current Senior Director - Management & A&R at Rostrum Records. She is also the former Director, Writer/Publisher Relations for BMI, based in BMI’s Los Angeles office. Plantin reported directly to Catherine Brewton, BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations.
In her role at BMI, Plantin was responsible for bringing in new talent, developing and maintaining relationships with songwriters and music publishers, and assisting BMI songwriters with administrative and creative functions. In addition, she assisted with the coordination and creation of songwriter events, showcases and seminars, both locally and nationally.
After joining BMI in 2008, Plantin recruited and signed performing and songwriting talent such as Jhene Aiko, Schoolboy Q, Wiz Khalifa, T-Minus, Odd Future, Christian Rich, Earl Sweatshirt, Big K.R.I.T., Mac Miller, Casey Veggies, Nipsey Hussle, Eric Bellinger, Harry Fraud, Tiffany Fred and Joey Bada$$ among others. Upon relocating to Los Angeles, Nicole took note of the burgeoning indie artist scene in LA and introduced BMI’s emerging talent music series “Next Fresh Thing". She has also produced the events "Current Trends in The Music Industry,” “New Faces of Hip Hop,” “The Music Industry Now,” ” TV & Film 101,” “Feedback,” and more.
Prior to BMI, Plantin was Product Manager at Richcraft Records a joint venture with Atlantic Records, where she worked with super producer Rich Harrison (producer of Beyoncé "Crazy in Love" ) doing artist development for Young Steff and Richgirl. She oversaw the creative direction of each project and identified strategic partnership opportunities. Prior to Richcraft, Plantin worked at Star Trak Entertainment for five years with clients including The Neptunes (Pharrell and Chad Hugo) N.E.R.D., Clipse, Kelis, Snoop Dogg, Slim Thug, and others. Earlier in her career, Plantin worked as a legal assistant for Grubman Indursky & Schindler, P.C. and in A&R Administration for Elektra Entertainment Group.
Plantin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from New York University.