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MUSINGS I hope you’ve all had a great summer so far and that you managed to get through July without missing us all too much – anyway, as you hopefully saw , we returned with the on-line August issue, and here we are in glorious print format for all of you lucky enough to be

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attending the Reeperbahn Festival and the MaMA Event! It’s been a diverse and difficult few weeks over the summer, not just in live music, but in all walks of life since our last issue, with some terrible incidents having taken place. You’d think the world had gone crazy, and one of the worst aspects is that it’s almost

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as though we now expect to hear of some atrocity or another whenever we access the news. Festivals and venues are of course doing all they can to make sure that all possible security measures

was appointed foreign secretary – surely not I thought, this is

are in place. Besides the organisers own plans local and national

some manifestation of the often surreal British sense of humour

authorities are demanding ever more stringent security assurances

which I normally delight in – but no it was and is for real! Then to

before issuing licenses. Following the incident in Ansbach, Germany

make things worse as I was enjoying myself courtesy of the French

when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a music festival,

Music Office at The Bastille Day celebrations on July 14th – also my

the heavy metal festival Wacken Open Air responded to fears of

birthday – at the French Embassy, who turns up to make a speech?

similar incidents by banning rucksacks and bags being brought into

You’ve guessed it – Boris! This did not go down well with some of

the main site, only small waist packs were permitted at the 75,000

the attendant Brits!

capacity event which took place on August 4-6. There has also been a rise in reports of sexual harassment at festivals, particularly

Anyway, some good things did happen, firstly my second grandson,

in Sweden. And the ever-present problem of the selling and taking

Olan, was born on July 20th, and a fine boy he is! Also I had a great

of drugs, resulting in the hospitalisation and at worst the deaths of

time at the wonderful Pohoda Festival in Slovakia, in the company

festivalgoers, has resulted in the institution of measures including

of Fruszina Szep (Lolapalooza, Berlin), Ruud Berends (Eurosonic)

the provision of facilities to test that drugs on sale are as safe as

Gordon Masson (IQ Magazine), Vic Galloway (BBC Scotland) and

these things ever can be. Then there’s the weather…

others. The icing on the cake was a flight over the festival site in a small 4-seat plane, and seeing organiser Michal Kaskak wearing the

It’s not an easy life being a festival organiser these days, particularly

kilt that we had brought for him; he is now Laird Michal McKaskak

when you’re running events attracting more people than the

of Pohoda!

population of good sized towns. I admire and applaud them,

SpliSh, SplaSh … Tief durchatmen, dann aufatmen. Gut abgesichert kann auch mal was ins Wasser fallen.

and I reckon many of them would do a lot better job of running

So – here’s to more good times and positive thinking for the rest

certain countries than the so-called politicians that are ‘in charge’

of the summer and beyond, the Vip crew were off on their travels

at present!

again, some went to to Durban (not me though!), and we’re all

Talking of which…BREXIT… what can I say? I apologise on behalf

here in Hamburg, or Paris - wherever you happen to be leafing

of my countrymen and women, I assure you I am quite happy to be

through this magazine. So come and say Hi and let us know how

a European and am in the process of renewing my Irish passport!

your summer has been and what you have planned for the coming

The shock of the result was aggravated by the announcement that

weeks - after all, Ladies and Gentlemen, you’re the ones that make

a certain Boris Johnson, so instrumental in the BREXIT campaign

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From VIP-Daily News

CONTENTS: VIP-MAGAZINE 19#2016 03

Allan McGowan’s Musings

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Rick Astley signs with WME worldwide

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Another sell out and a new CEO for Roskilde Festival

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David Enthoven, the long-time manager of Robbie Williams, has passed away

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Veteran Manager Peter Rudge Awarded Prestigious Peter Grant Award

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Viola Beach’s Album Goes to number one…

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Musikmarkt to close down

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Petter Singsaas leaves Universal Music Norway

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Barclaycard Centre Madrid Extends Maximum Capacity

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XpoNorth 2016

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Midem stays in Cannes despite less delegates

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UK Booking Agencies Merge

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ATP Goes into Administration Cancels Iceland festival

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Artist Avails

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RICK ASTLEY SIGNS WITH WME WORLDWIDE William Morris Endeavour (WME) Entertainment has signed Rick Astley for worldwide representation in all areas. Astley`s team at WME is Marc Geiger, Richard Weitz, David Levy, Mike Rosenfeld, Ken DiCamillo, and Shaz Qureshi. Astley, who has sold more than 40 million records worldwide, holds the distinction of being the first male solo artist to see his first eight singles reach the UK Top 10. Last week, Astley returned to the US with a big

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comeback for his first official shows here since 1989 in advance of the release of his new album 50, which will be available October 7. Earlier this year the BMG-released album hit No.1 in the UK, Astley`s first UK No.1 in 29 years.

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From VIP-Daily News

ANOTHER SELL OUT With 100.000 tickets sold, the 46th edition

…and a new CEO for Roskilde Festival

of Roskilde Festival once again sold out with the festival expecting to be able to donate

together for almost four years now. It was

Will we see any changes after you take

Denmark, we always look at a bigger picture

17 million Danish Kroner to charity (approx.

important and natural for me to catch the

over at the helm or will it be business

than the Danish market. We have seen

2.3 million euro).

opportunity and apply for the job to secure

as usual?

casualties again this year and even some of

and continue the work and development of

– Roskilde Festival is and has through four

the well-established festivals all over Europe

One is always amazed by how the event

the festival. There were other candidates

decades always been a changing event. Of

have struggled for numerous reasons. The

seems to run seamlessly with no, or very

and I’m very happy, thankful and humble for

course the main lines stay pretty much the

competition for potential festival-goers

little visible trouble. Once a year a “festival­

the opportunity I have been given and look

same, but we have a history of renewing the

has been hard for many years as there is

city” is built to cater for 100.000 ticket

forward­to continue the work together with

festival, killing some of our darlings to make

so much they can choose to do instead of

buyers­plus an impressive 32.000 volunteers

the strong management team and all the

room for new things. Diversity in the music

going to festivals. This year there’s been a

(just imagine­the logistics behind organizing­

dedicated volunteers.

programming has always been the key for

vast number of Stadium tours around, but

Roskilde, and that’s a big part of attracting

it doesn’t seem to effect the festivals that

How will moving from COO to CEO

the many different audience types we have

have more to offer than a mere string of

change your working day?

and who create the special atmosphere at

concerts.

This year’s festival saw 180 concerts with

– That’s a difficult question; it’s too early to

Roskilde. You could point out that we have

acts from over 30 countries. A wide range

be specific – but of course my working day

emphasized or focused on the festival as a

What do you see as the biggest challenge

of music was presented on the nine stages

will change. On the other hand – a working

cultural movement, through arts, with a

for an independent festival like Roskilde

from headlining acts such as Red Hot Chili

day as director in our organization is in fact

focus on sustainability, and the free space –

in the years to come?

Peppers, Neil Young, LCD Soundsystem, PJ

never the same…

as a non-profit organization it’s our ambition

– We have to stay true to what we are

to create an intelligent event that aims to

and be very focused on that, no matter

make a difference.

what else happens around us. Not that

these people!) making it Denmark’s 4th biggest­city for one week.

Harvey, Biffy Clyro and New Order on the Orange and Arena stages to gut wrenching

How much has your previous experience

rock on the Pavillion stage, Hip-Hop parties

at Copenhagen Jazz Festival helped you

on the Apollo stage, intimate avant-garde

at Roskilde Festival? Another sell out

How do you think the business will react

our mix of Music, Arts, sustainability and

performances on the indoor Gloria stage

and a new CEO for Roskilde Festival

to there being a new captain on board?

first and foremost the special vibes and

(a personal favorite) and everything else

From VIP-Daily News Signe Lopdrup 4

– It’s important to emphasize that we are

feeling that comes from having 130,000

inbetween­.

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a

experienced

inhabitants in our festival city, creates a

we should keep repeating ourselves, but

highly

professional

and

– Despite the obvious ones as deep insight

team behind the festival. It’s not a solo

unique atmosphere and we have to keep

VIP-News spoke to Signe Lopdrup, due to

in the music business, stakeholder relations,

performance and the dedicated managers

pushing ourselves in new directions to

take over as the new CEO of the festival

volunteering and network – both national

and volunteers are still here – in that

maintain that. It’s not a coincidence that

on October 1st, about her new role, the

and international – I think the most

perspective – I do not expect big changes

our average age is half of the festival’s age;

festival’s­future and the ever growing festival

important learning is, that all changes and

or reactions as mostly all relations between

we have kept moving with the times and

market in Denmark.

new initiatives have to be founded in the

colleagues will be maintained.

we have to keep doing that.

values and purpose of the organization.

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Was it always your ambition to go on to

Roskilde Festival is a unique independent

The festival situation in Denmark seems

What is your best memory from the

the head the festival and have you been

non-profit organization with a long history

to have harmonized again after last

festival so far?

“groomed” for this role for some time

and it’s important to really understand and

year’s stir up when Tinderbox was

– There are many – but the opening act on

now?

respect that as a basic condition for every

introduced to the market. Is there room

the Orange Stage (main stage) with The

– No, but of course you can see my experience

new idea or change. On the other hand – as

for all these festivals in Denmark or

Syrian Peace orchestra and Damon Albarn

from the last four years as a preparation for

an established event you have to be aware

do you see casualties in the future as

this year was exceptionally moving and also

my new role. I’m working for a cause and

not to stagnate and end up out of touch

competition hardens?

to stand in a crowd of 4-5000 dedicated

for the project. Henrik Rasmussen and I

with your community – the audience and

– As one of the largest festivals in Europe,

participants during the skype interview with

have been working closely and successfully

the volunteers.

with thousands of attendants from outside

Edward Snowden! Roskilde Festival 2016.

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DAVID ENTHOVEN, THE LONG-TIME MANAGER OF ROBBIE WILLIAMS, HAS PASSED AWAY

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David Enthoven, who has died aged 72, was one of a group of

an exemplary colleague, a helpful mentor and a truly exceptional

English public schoolboys who fell in love with the pop music

human being.

industry in the 1960s, and helped reshape it. His early success as the co-manager of King Crimson, Marc Bolan, Emerson, Lake and

“Our thoughts are with all the artists and team he worked with at IE

Palmer and Roxy Music was followed by a descent into an abyss of

Music and of course his family. Big Hugs David. We will miss you.”

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drug and alcohol addiction. When he emerged from the ruins of his former life, he used his experience to help others rebuild theirs.

Enthoven managed and named the band T Rex, and also worked

Among them was Robbie Williams, whose solo career he guided

with Brian Eno and Roxy Music after founding EG Records.

for 20 years. His first marriage, to Penelope Wills, ended in divorce. His second A spokesperson for the MMF said: “We are very sad that long-time

was to the model Maren Greve, who survives him, as do the children

manager and MMF supporter David Enthoven has passed away

of his first marriage, Belinda and James, his step-daughter, Tania,

after a short illness. David will be remembered as a true friend,

three grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.

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VETERAN MANAGER PETER RUDGE AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS PETER GRANT AWARD

Peter has managed for 30 years and who

Jon Webster, President of the MMF, said

of. I am humbled and honoured, and almost

achieved a number 2 album debut and their

“Peter Rudge has enjoyed an extraordinary

speechless… Thank you’.

biggest ever tour of the UK this year.

career working with the cream of the

The Board of the Music Managers Forum­

Live Nation umbrella, Peter has continually

the entire roster including Jimi Hendrix and

are delighted to announce that Peter Rudge

evolved to face the challenges of an

Marc Bolan before ultimately managing

is to be awarded the prestigious Peter­Grant

everchanging industry. He realized early in

The Who. During eight groundbreaking

Peter’s flair for production and conceiving

Award at the Artist and Manager­Awards

his career that ‘live’ was the key for artists

years Peter quickly gained a reputation for

innovative performance platforms for his

2016, supported by DICE.

to be able to prosper and sustain a long

originality and vision, notably with the band

artists is evidenced by his current work

Peter added: ‘The only redeeming feature

term career. He is the recipient of over 270

performing Tommy at venues such as the

with client Alfie Boe on Broadway and

of getting old in this industry is you qualify

The Peter Grant Award, named after the

gold and platinum album awards, an Olivier

Metropolitan Opera House - simply unheard

engineering to take Pete Townshend’s

for a freedom pass and can be considered

Russ Tannen, Head Of Music said: We know

legendary manager of Led Zeppelin, is

Award and the prestigious Innovator of the

of for a rock band.

Classic Quadrophenia to the US next year.

for such a prestigious award as this. This

how important the work of the MMF is in

He produced Andy Warhol’s American cable

acknowledgement by my peers is a fitting

supporting managers and protecting their

TV show (working closely with Warhol

testament to my career, the great people

artists. At DICE we are fully committed to

himself) and co-produced the Olivier award

who have worked for and with me, and

stamping out touts, something we know is

winning West End musical ‘Our House’

of course those incredible artistes, whose

just as vital to the MMF, so we’re delighted to

featuring the music of his client Madness.

careers I have been fortunate to be a part

be supporting their awards for a second year.

world’s talent. We are very proud that he

The Artist and Manager Awards will take

will be joining us to receive this award”.

place at the Troxy on Thursday 24th November 2016 and will again be supported by ticketing and live music discovery platform DICE.

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Year Award from Performance Magazine

It was Peter’s subsequent hiring by The

gained the respect of their peers over

(predecessor to Pollstar) 2 years running.

Rolling Stones which saw him at the

a sustained career. Peter Grant did so

vanguard of the rock tour as we now know

much to change the relationship between

Starting

after

it. He created the concept of a “National

artists and those they do business with,

graduating from Cambridge University, Peter

Tour”, with the Rolling Stones in the USA

that his name is synonymous with great

worked

in 1972 and continued to manage all of

management.

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Track

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across

The Rolling Stones live events and album campaigns worldwide.

A true pioneer, Peter Rudge’s CV reads like a

Peter also has discovered and developed

chronological map of the development of

raw talent such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, taking

the music industry over the past 45 years.

them from a club band to stadium

From his early days working with The

headliners in just five years; Billboard

Who and The Rolling Stones, to Duran

Breakthrough Award winners Il Divo

Duran, Madness and Ray Davies, right

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Viola Beach

VIOLA BEACH’S ALBUM GOES TO NUMBER ONE… In a shocking accident in February this year, the four members of the

Viola Beach

Warrington band, Viola Beach, and their manager were tragically

album

killed on the way back to Arlanda Airport, Stockholm after they had

Number 1 the public

performed at the Where’s the Music festival in Norrkoping when

have sent out an important

their car fell from a highway bridge into a canal.

message to the world.

Earlier this month the band’s album entered the Official UK Albums

“The tragic circumstance that met Viola Beach and their manager

Chart at Number 1, as fans paid tribute to the band.

Craig that fateful night in Sweden will not now define their lives.

to

What will now define their lives and what they will be remembered In memory of vocalist Kris Leonard, guitarist River Reeves, bassist

for, forever, is the music they were so passionate about making

Tomas Lowe, drummer Jack Dakin and their manager Craig Tarry,

together.

the families and friends of the group released the band’s self-titled collection – and today it officially claims the top spot. The album

“For that, we will be eternally humbled and ever thankful to every

was compiled by the band’s families, using live sessions and studio

single person who by buying this glorious album has invested in

recordings, many of which were originally bound for an EP.

their lasting musical legacy. The pain will never leave us but neither will the affection shown by every fan. Maybe one day that affection

The families of the band and their manager said in a statement: “The

will live longer in the memory than the pain.

tragedy that ended Craig, Jack, Kris, River & Tom’s lives in Sweden and the pain and sense of loss will never leave us. By sending the

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From VIP-Daily News

to close down

Petter Singsaas leaves Universal Music Norway

The German music business magazine “musikmarkt” has gone out of business after nearly 60 years.

Another boss has left Universal Music Group.

According to a letter from chief editor Stefan­ Zarges the last issue will be published in July and the website will be taken offline. “It is with great sadness that we are announcing­the closing of ,musikmarkt`,” said Stefan Zarges. ”It was a hard decision­ but in spite of new ideas, business models and permanent adjustment of the

Petter Singsaas has led Universal Music

JV with Universal that will operate in areas

Eboli in Brazil (replaced by Paulo Lima) – plus

including Recording, Publishing, Management,

the exit of two UMPG heads, with Bob Aird

Corporate events and Bookings.

(Australia) retiring and Paul Connolly (UK)

Norway for 22 years, making him the longest-

being replaced by Mike McCormack.

serving major label head in Norwegian music

Singsaas is at least the sixth UMG territory

history.

boss to go this year, following the departure

UMG completed the restructuring of Universal

of Pascal Negre in France (replaced by Olivier

Music Group International in Q1, with around

Singsaas will leave this role ‘under mutual

Nusse), Randall Abrahams in South Africa

50 jobs affected. The major’s territory bosses

agreement’ on September 1st. according to

(replaced by Sipho Dlamini), Hannes Eder in

now report directly into Universal HQ in Santa

MBW. After this date, the exec will launch a

Austria (replaced by Cornelius Ballin) and José

Monica.

market we`re approaching the point where we cannot sustain our business.” Founded 1959 by the publishing house Josef Keller Verlag near Munich­ , “musikmarkt”

was

a

pioneering

publication­for the German music charts in the 60’s. Over decades it has become the leading music business magazine in the German speaking countries, has been publishing a monthly issue­with features, interviews, background­information

and

market­analysis. Current news has been published online at www. musikmarkt.de and distributed to

st

MusikMarkt fir

issue July 1959

music industry professionals via daily newsletter.

“`musikmarkt` had been taking part in all the ups and downs of the music industry and made music history by itself,” Zarges said. “After years of crisis and pessimism the industry succeeded to reinvent themselves, which made us feel optimistic about the future. It is a great pity that we cannot support these positive developments anymore.” The chief editor wrote at the end of his letter: “I would like to express my sincere thanks to our partners for our good and trustful cooperation­in recent years and wish them success and all the best for the future.”

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BARCLAYCARD CENTRE MADRID EXTENDS MAXIMUM CAPACITY

Maria Vidal, Communications Manager

Last month the authorities granted approval

by Iron Maiden, Scorpions, Justin Bieber and

of the Barclaycard Center, in Madrid has

to the venue’s new Autoprotection and

The Cure.

contacted VIP-News to inform us of the

Evacuation Plan. This allows the Spanish

venue’s

capacity.

venue to extend its maximum capacity to

In a recent survey performed by accountancy

For what is the leading venue in Spain,

recent

extension

of

17.453 spectators, almost 2.000 more than

consultants KMPG, the economic impact of

presenting concerts, sporting and other

previously, and to achieve its aim of being

the events celebrated in Barclaycard Center

events. Barclaycard Center is a very active

more competitive in attracting the most

meant a contribution to Madrid´s GDP of

venue, and comes second only to London´s

important international tours, which of

194 million euros, and the generation of

O2 in Europe, in terms of number of events

course need huge box grosses to include a

1.768 job positions.

in a year; It closed 2015 with a total of 131

city in their European Tour. The extended

events. During 2015 and 2016, the Madrid

capacity means it can now go for acts such

Apart from being Head Quarters of Real

venue staged concerts from Kiss, Maroon 5,

as Madonna, Beyonce or Coldplay, artists

Madrid and Movistar Estudiantes, the arena

Robbie Williams and Muse, internationally,

that have not played in Madrid due to the

has based NBA Global Games Madrid 2015,

and Alejandro Sanz, Vetusta Morla and

Barclaycard Center´s previous capacity. In the

and Euroleague´s Final Four, the main event

Sabina at a national level.

following months its stage will present shows

of the Euroepan basketball; and it also hosts several family shows and corporate events.

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2016

This edition of XpoNorth, the Scottish

XpoNorth Director Amanda Millen – Photo By Drew Farrel

Highlands and Islands event previously known as GoNorth again took place in Inverness, and attracted 1800 delegates.

Partner & Director of Business Development, I think it’s true to say that everything about

AudioLock. Your Editor chaired a panel titled,

XpoNorth is ‘compact’, Inverness is certainly

‘Putting a Region on the Map: The Success

not a big city, but that means that the

of The Highlands and Islands Festival Sector.’

venues are all in walking distance. This

This looked at events ranging from the15,000

made it possible to see a good number

Tartan Heart Festival at Belladrum, to much

of the 70 acts appearing across 2 nights.

smaller but vital events on the islands of

These included Rachel Sermanni, Pictish Trail,

Orkney and Eigg.

CatholicAction, the recently reformed Astrid, and as I mentioned in The Musings the very

XpoNorth Live! presented a dedicated live

impressive Edinburgh three piece Modern

TV Station broadcasting interviews and live

Glass Company.

performances across the conference.

The Conference Programme was for the first

XpoNorth

time presented in the Eden Court, a well-

said: “XpoNorth is all about taking the

appointed and dedicated Conference Centre.

temperature of the creative industries and

In the past the panels and presentations were

allowing delegates the opportunity to meet

held in hotels, and although this worked well,

and greet the real movers and shakers who

the facilities at the Eden Court certainly gave

work behind the scenes in screen, broadcast,

the edge to the 37 cross creative Industry

games development, music, design, fashion,

seminars.

craft, textiles, writing and publishing. The

Director,

Amanda

Millen,

buzz around Eden Court and at the evening Speakers included legendary record producer

events was palpable this year. There is a can-

John Leckie, Josh Rabinowitz: EVP, Director

do­attitude among the creative community

of Music at Grey Worldwide, Duncan Smith

in the Highlands and Islands which makes

: Senior Music Supervisor, Sony Computer

Inverness the perfect place to host this annual

Entertainment, Sat Bisla: Founder/ President

hands-on festival which is all about boosting

A&R Worldwide/ Musexpo and Tristan Hunt:

creative careers.”

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Midem stays in Cannes despite less delegates

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RESERVE YOUR AD NOW FOR THE VIP BOOK 2017 MIDEM director Jérôme Delhaye has laughed

of a business-to-consumer strand, noting

full of new ideas, full of new talents, full of

The 13th edition of the VIP-Booking European Live

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off rumours the conference could move

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country facts and information­from top industry

outside Cannes, despite delegate numbers

attendance was only “a couple of hundred”

top of that, full of business, so I can`t wait

continuing to fall for its 50th anniversary.

down on last year.

for the next edition.”

Delhaye, who replaced Bruno Crolot in the

More than 600 labels and 85 countries -

Dismissing speculation that MIDEM could

role following last year`s event, said there

10 more than last year - were represented,

shift to Barcelona in 2017, or even come to

were 4,400 attendees in 2016 - down from

with the Top 5 countries represented being

an end entirely, he said: “Pardon my French,

5,500 in 2015. He said this was partly due to

France, Germany, the UK, US and Japan. “It

but that`s crap. It will be in Cannes, in June.

the flooding in Paris, which had led to a few

was for me the perfect 50th anniversary,”

We are not in a rush to announce dates, it

cancellations, along with the discontinuation

said Delhaye. “It was full of celebration,

will take us a few weeks.”

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Adastra founder Chris Wade

UK Booking Agencies Merge

UK Booking agencies Adastra and Regent

“It’s a very exciting prospect,” said Simpson­,

and Lindisfarne to a roster overseen by live

Music has announced a merger.

who founded Regent Music in 2012. “Not

agent Graham Smout.

only have we all been friends for years,

AUSTRALIAN CONCERT PROMOTER FACES JAIL

Working under the new name of Strada

but when you’re able to collaborate, pool

“I am very excited about this fantastic new

Music LLP, the two agencies are now

resources and share costs we have the

merger which will enable us to continue

Andrew

more than A$700,000 from a man at a

and known for his big, brash personality

working­together representing artists in

opportunity­to make something very special

to represent our artists in the excellent

McManus, who presented tours by Whitney

Sydney hotel in 2011. The live music veteran

and relationships with many of the world`s

the folk, roots, world, jazz and Americana

indeed.”

way for which we have become known, as

Houston, Aerosmith, Fleetwood Mac, Kiss, the

later claimed that the money was to repay

leading bands.

well as expanding the roster of artists we

Beach Boys, Mötley Crüe and many others,

another man who he said had handed over

Wade launched Adastra in 1987, and it has

are able to represent,” added Chris Wade.

has pleaded guilty to attempting to pervert the

cash as a deposit for a ZZ Top tour. He then

And it’s not the first scandal involving

gone on to specialise in folk, roots, world

“We are now also branching out more into

course of justice, an offense which carries a

claimed he needed it back to fund a Lenny

McManus, a one-time manager of ARIA Hall

Alongside Partners Chris Wade (pictured)

and acoustic music, as well as developing the

the jazz and classical genres with recent

maximum sentence of up to 14 years in prison.

Kravitz tour. “In essence, I delivered back 700

fo Fame inducted rock band The Divinyls.

and Phil Simpson, live agents Graham

wellestablished Beverley Folk Festival.

signings

grand I now need to borrow it again,” he

In 2010, he got caught up in a salary cap

told police in 2012. “As quickly as possible.”

scandal that threatened to bring down the

genres including The Unthanks, Peatbog Faeries, Colin Hay and Barbara Dickson.

Smout, Polly Bolton and Leila Cooper will

including­Jacqui

Australian

concert

promoter

Dankworth

who will be amongst good company

McManus entered his plea on Aug. 23.

be working a roster of more than 80 artists.

Regent Music merged with GPS Music in

alongside the likes of Martin Taylor and

in Sydney`s Downing Centre, though the

Strada Music will be based at the old Adastra

2014, bringing a wider variety of names

Juan Martin who we have a long history of

charges of participating in a criminal group

McManus, who has battled health problems

franchise. McManus` company was alleged

base in North Dalton, East Yorkshire.

including­Michael Chapman, Luka Bloom

representation for.”

and attempting to gain a financial advantage

in recent years, emphatically denied the

to have funneled illegal payments to players.

by deception have been dropped, the Sydney

allegations. He wrote in a post on Facebook

He remarked in 2014 that the Australian

Morning Herald reports.

in March: “I have never been bankrupt

Taxation Office had fined him A$120,000

and I will fight these allegations until my

($84,000) per Storm player, a A$2.4 million

McManus, aged 55, was taken into custody

last breath.” He also blasted negative

($1.6 million) punishment that contributed

in September 2015 following a joint sting

news stories against him as “libellous” and

to the demise of his company, Andrew

involving the FBI and local Melbourne police

blamed the “Aussie thing” of bringing down

McManus Presents.

into alleged drug trafficking and money

“tall poppies”.

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National Rugby League’s Melbourne Storm

laundering.

McManus’

new

company

One

World

It’s a stunning turn of events for the high-

Entertainment has a six-date Engelbert

McManus and three others had been under

profile entrepreneur who was recognized

Humperdinck tour of New Zealand on the

the microscope since police confiscated

as one of Australia’s leading promoters

slate.

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ATP Goes into Administration

Cancels Iceland festival

SUPPORTING EUROPEAN ACTS AT 100 EUROPEAN FESTIVALS Barry Hogan founder of ATP

Although the overall economic state of the live business appears to be reasonably healthy – small venues are still having their problems, and companies concentrated on EDM are struggling, SFX have virtually collapsed and All Tomorrow’s Parties, ATP, are now to shut down.

AURORA NO THIS YEAR’S ETEP WINNERS

ATP’s live music business has gone into administration following a long series of financial troubles for the tour and festival promoter. The ATP Iceland festival, planned for the beginning of July, has now been cancelled. All other upcoming ATP promoted live shows will go ahead as planned but alternative promoters will take over the running of the events, says the company.

BLOSSOMS GB

In a statement ATP said: “It is with deep sadness we are announcing that ATP festivals and live promotions are closing down. After months of speculation, our funding for Iceland has been pulled and we are no longer able to continue, so will be closing down the entire live side of ATP festivals and live promotions with immediate effect and going into administration.”

SOOM T GB LIIMA DK/FI

Financial problems have driven the company into administration before. However, in 2012 its upcoming tours and festivals went ahead, transferred

NOTHING BUT THIEVES GB MURA MASA GB

to a new company set up by founder Barry Hogan. Its festivals were still hit by financial problems which often led to last minute cancellations - 2014’s Jabberwocky festival in London, was pulled with just three days’ notice. This March, ATP failed to cover its commitments to holiday camp operator Pontins, due to host two planned UK festivals. The first of these, curated by comedian Stewart Lee, did go ahead. However, the second, curated by Drive Like Jehu, was cancelled within a week after having moved to Manchester. It concluded: “We are very sorry we could not make this At that time ATP still maintained that its Icelandic event was safe, as it was run

work and have tried to survive throughout all our recent

by a separate company. But when Múm and Blanck Mass , then Fabio Frizzi

losses but we are no longer able to trade and have to

pulled out – it was obvious that the event was not to go ahead.

accept we cannot go on. Thank you to all our loyal customers who have supported us and incredible artists

Finally the Company released a statement, confirming that, “ATP Iceland

who have performed or curated for us over the years and

festival is no longer happening”, but continued to say, “But all our other

made ATP so special while it lasted”.

UK shows will have new promoters appointed and tickets transferred (all purchased tickets remain valid with the new promoter). We will post details

ATP’s recordings and music publishing businesses are

of the administrators and what to do for festival ticket refunds over the next

operated by a separate company and are believed to be

week.”

unaffected by the live division’s administration.

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IRON BUTTERFLY Territory: ALL INTERNATIONAL Period: SPRING-SUMMER 2016 Agency: CHEYENNE PRODUCTIONS Agent: Patrick rocher Phone: 19288520032 E-mail: cheyenprod@msn.com Homepage: www.ironbutterflyband.com

Aslan Territory: Worldwide Period: August 2016 + Agency: aMA Music Agency Agent: mark Downing Phone: +353 862504795 E-mail: mark@amamuscagency.ie Homepage: www.Aslan.ie

Lara Conley Territory: UK based, worldwide Period: 08-01-2016 - 01-11-2016 Agency: Ragged Moon Agent: Niks Patel Phone: +44 (0) 1453 569770 E-mail: niks@raggedmoon.co.uk Homepage: www.laraconley.co.uk

Tricky Territory: Europe Period: 2016 Agency: Primary Talent International Agent: Ben Winchester Phone: +44 20 7400 4500 E-mail: ben@primarytalent.com Homepage: www.trickysite.com

SILENT DISCO Territory: WORLDWIDE / Period: MARCH 2016 ONWARDS Agency: VALUE ADDED TALENT Agent: DAN SILVER Phone: +44 207 704 9720 E-mail: dan@vathq.co.uk Homepage: www.vathq.co.uk

The Wombats Territory: Europe Period: 2016 Agency: Primary Talent International Agent: Matt Bates Phone: +44 20 7400 4500 E-mail: matt@primarytalent.com Homepage: www.thewombats.co.uk

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Celtic Tenors Territory: Ireland, Northern Ireland, Middle East, France, Italy, Spain, Scandinavia Period: September October Onwards + Agency: AMA Music Agency Agent: Mark Downing Phone: + 353 862504795 E-mail: mark@amamuscagency.ie Homepage: www.amamusicagency.ie

Spector Territory: Europe Period: 2016 Agency: Primary Talent International Agent: Matt Bates Phone: +44 20 7400 4500 E-mail: matt@primarytalent.com Homepage: www.spector.co.uk

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