VitalSigns: The Industry BeatAgency, Management & Label Updates

Agency, management and record label announcements for the week of March 6, 2003.

AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENTS & SIGNINGS:

  • ABC / Associated Booking Corporation
    Hot Summer Nights featuring Al Jarreau, Yolanda Adams & Najee has signed with Paul Horton for exclusive representation.

  • AGI / Artist Group International
    Pay the Girl have signed with Justin Hirschman for non-exclusive representation.

  • The Agency Group Ltd.
    The Big Kidz Band featuring Skip Ewing have signed with Bob Zievers for exclusive representation.
    Motorhead & Anthrax have signed with Jamie Adler for exclusive representation.
    Sonar have signed with Andrew Goodfriend for exclusive representation.

  • APA / Agency For The Performing Arts
    Acceptance have signed with Andrew Simon for exclusive representation.
    Fall Out Boy have signed with Andrew Simon for exclusive representation.
    Hookah Brown have signed with Troy Blakely for exclusive representation.
    Who's Live All-Star Improv has signed with Jackie Miller for exclusive representation.

  • BLA / Buddy Lee Attractions Inc.
    McHayes have signed with Joey Lee for exclusive representation.

  • CAA / Creative Artists Agency
    AM Radio have signed with Brian Manning for exclusive representation.
    The Beu Sisters have signed with Brian Loucks for exclusive representation.
    Beyonce Knowles has signed with Dennis Ashley for exclusive representation.
    Bleu has signed with Ruth Gonzalez for exclusive representation.
    BuckCherry have signed with Mitch Rose for exclusive representation.
    CKY / Camp Kill Yourself have signed with Jenna Adler for exclusive representation.
    Dana Glover has signed with Mitch Rose for exclusive representation.
    Dave Gahan has signed with Carole Kinzel for exclusive representation.
    Daysleeper have signed with Carole Kinzel for exclusive representation.
    Frou Frou have signed with Jenna Adler for exclusive representation.
    Jaheim has signed with Dennis Ashley for exclusive representation.
    Jennifer Love Hewitt has signed with Matt DelPiano (Motion Picture & Televison) and Brian Loucks & Jason Miller (Music) for exclusive representation.
    Kelly Rowland has signed with Andrea Nelson Meigs (Motion Picture & Televison) and Dennis Ashley (Music) for exclusive representation.
    Meredith Brooks has signed with Mitch Rose for exclusive representation.
    Michelle Williams has signed with Andrea Nelson Meigs (Motion Picture & Televison) and Dennis Ashley (Music) for exclusive representation.
    My Morning Jacket have signed with Brian Greenbaum & Scott Clayton for exclusive North American & International representation (excluding UK & Europe).
    Rosey has signed with Paola Palazzo for exclusive representation.
    S.T.U.N. have signed with Rick Roskin for exclusive representation.

  • CAA / Creative Artists Agency (Nashwille)
    Bleu has signed with Scott Clayton for exclusive representation.
    Jennifer Hanson has signed with Ron Baird for exclusive representation.
    Ralph Stanley has signed with Stan Barnett for exclusive representation.
    Rhonda Vincent has signed with Stan Barnett for exclusive representation.

  • Esterman Entertainment / CEG / Central Entertainment Group
    Zora Andrich has signed with Mike Esterman and Dan George for non-exclusive personal appearance representation.
    Evan Marriott has signed with Mike Esterman and Dan George for non-exclusive personal appearance representation.

  • ETA / Evolution Talent Agency
    Blu Cantrell has signed with Marc Katz for exclusive representation.
    Corn Mo has signed with Sandi Schaffer for exclusive worldwide representation.
    Madness have signed with Sandi Schaffer for exclusive representation.

  • FTA / Free Trade Agency
    Brendan Benson & The Wellfed Boys have signed with Paul Boswell for exclusive UK, European & International representation.

  • The Gersh Agency
    Kevin Nealon has signed with Bob Gersh for exclusive representation.

  • High Road Touring
    Brendan Benson & The Wellfed Boys have signed with Frank Riley for exclusive North American representation.

  • ICM / International Creative Management
    Starship featuring Mickey Thomas have signed with Christianne Weiss for exclusive representation.

  • Jeff Roberts & Associates
    38th Parallel have signed with Jeff Roberts for exclusive representation.
    Extreme Games has signed with Jeff Roberts for exclusive representation.
    Janna Long has signed with Jeff Roberts for exclusive representation.
    Jody McBrayer has signed with Jeff Roberts for exclusive representation.
    Pure Worship 2003 featuring Jeff Deyo, Rock N Roll Worship Circus and special guest has signed with Jeff Roberts for exclusive representation.
    Seventh Day Slumber have signed with Jeff Roberts for exclusive representation.
    Shoutfest featuring Salvador, Rachael Lampa, Jeff Deyo, Brothers Keeper, Rock 'n' Roll Worship Circus, Daily Planet & 38th Parallel has signed with Jeff Roberts for exclusive representation.

  • Leave Home Booking
    F-Minus have signed with Stormy Shepherd for exclusive representation.

  • Luther Wolf Agency
    Jane Bond has signed with Wayne Nagel for exclusive representation.
    Eleven Hundred Springs have signed with Wayne Nagel for exclusive representation.
    Jon Dee Graham has signed with Wayne Nagel for exclusive representation.
    Mojo Nixon has signed with Wayne Nagel for exclusive representation.
    Two Tons Of Steel have signed with Wayne Nagel for exclusive representation.

  • Madison House Incorporated
    Donavon Frankenreiter has signed with Nadia Prescher & Mike Luba for exclusive representation.
    Dustan Louque has signed with Nadia Prescher & Mike Luba for exclusive representation.

  • MPA / Monterey Peninsula Artists
    Ledisi has signed with Paul Goldman & Maria Matias for exclusive representation.

  • Mountain High Music International
    Mountain of Venus have signed with Rob Sarno for exclusive representation.

  • Panzyler Entertainment Group
    The Blakes have signed with Kathy Wagner for exclusive representation.

  • Pinnacle Entertainment
    The Cramps have signed with Scott Sokol for exclusive representation.
    Pacifier have signed with Scott Sokol for exclusive representation.

  • Pyramid Entertainment Group
    Marques Houston / Marques 'Batman' Houston has signed with Sal Michaels for exclusive representation.

  • Rosebud Agency
    This year’s Grammy Awards were presented on February 23 and Rosebud artists Rubén Blades and The Blind Boys of Alabama came away winners again. The Blind Boys of Alabama won their second consecutive Grammy Award for Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album for this year’s “Higher Ground” CD which also features guests Robert Randolph and The Family Band as well as Ben Harper. The win follows on the heels of the Grammy win for their last CD, “Spirit Of The Century”. The Blind Boys also appeared on Solomon Burke’s Grammy winning CD, “Don’t Give Up On Me”.

    Rubén Blades won the Grammy Award for Best World Music Album for “Mundo”, his acclaimed new CD featuring Editus Ensemble, Boca Livre, De Boca en Boca, Eric Rigler, and Luba Mason. The Grammy is the 5th win for Rubén Blades who is also an award winning actor and former presidential candidate in his home country of Panama.

    Robert Cray’s “Playing With My Friends” also saw exposure as title track of Tony Bennett’s Best Traditional Pop Grammy winning CD.

    Rosebud artists also once again made an impressive showing in the 2003 W. C. Handy Blues Award nominations. Charlie Musselwhite scored four nominations for this year's awards as his latest CD, “One Night In America”, was picked in nominations for Blues Album of the Year and Contemporary Blues Album of the Year. Charlie was also acknowledged with nominations for Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year and his perennial nomination for Blues Instrumentalist-Harmonica. Marcia Ball, last year’s most nominated artist and 2002 winner for Blues Album of the year, is nominated for Contemporary Blues – Female Artist of the Year as well as Blues Instrumentalist-Keyboards. John Hammond is once again nominated for Acoustic Blues Artist of the Year – the category he won again last year. And guitar virtuoso, Duke Robillard is nominated once again for Blues Instrumentalist-Guitar. Duke won this award in 2000 and 2001 and was nominated last year as well. In addition to the above, Otis Taylor, who joins Rosebud artists John Hammond and Charlie Musselwhite (as well as Eric Bibb) on this year's W.C. Handy All Stars tour, snagged nominations for Contemporary Blues Album of the Year and Acoustic Blues Artist of the Year.

    The Rosebud Agency exclusively represents Rubén Blades, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Robert Cray, Charlie Musselwhite, Marcia Ball, John Hammond and The W.C. Handy All Stars tour, among many other artists.

  • Ted Kurland Associates
    Pat Metheny Group has won the Grammy for Best Contemporary Jazz Album for SPEAKING OF NOW. This is Pat's 15th Grammy Award and the Group's 9th consecutive award, an unprecedented feat.

    For more information, patmethenygroup.com

    Pat Metheny will tour in the trio format during 2003. Pat has chosen superbassist Christian McBride and Pat Metheny Group drummer, Antonio Sanchez for a very limited set of U.S. dates in the fall. This is a very special tour as it marks the first time for this threesome. Pat's work in the trio setting has always been extraordinary as TIME MAGAZINE noted "… the past three Metheny Trio albums rank with his strongest work, allowing more focus on "the most recognizable sound in post-bebop jazz guitar," and that the album TRIO 99>00 was "the millenium's first great guitar album."

    Don't miss this limited tour. Contact TKA for more information and available dates.

    Click here for Trio Bios

    Click here for Trio Promoters Page

  • Union Artists Group
    Dan Hannon Band have signed with Billy Messer for exclusive representation.
    Eliot Sloan has signed with Billy Messer for non-exclusive representation.
    Five Way Friday have signed with Billy Messer for exclusive representation.
    Jag Star have signed with Billy Messer for exclusive representation.
    King Konga have signed with Billy Messer for exclusive representation.
    Pay the Girl have signed with Billy Messer for non-exclusive representation.
    St. Somewhere have signed with Billy Messer for exclusive representation.
    Weekend Excursion have signed with Billy Messer for exclusive representation.

  • WMA / William Morris Agency
    Yerba Buena have signed with Michel Vega for exclusive representation.

  • WMA / William Morris Agency (Nashville)
    Cross Canadian Ragweed have signed with Scott Galloway for exclusive representation.
    Dierks Bentley has signed with Jay Williams for exclusive musical appearance representation.
    Jerry Springer has signed with Ginger Anderson for exclusive musical appearance representation.
    Jolie Edwards has signed with Marc Dennis for exclusive musical appearance representation.

  • WSB / Washington Speakers Bureau, Inc.
    Lou Gerstner has signed with Tony D'Amelio for exclusive representation.
    Stephen Covey has signed with Tony D'Amelio for exclusive representation.

MANAGEMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS & SIGNINGS:

  • AWE / Aaron Walton Entertainment
    Take 6 have signed with Aaron Walton.

  • Dale Morris & Associates
    McHayes have signed with Clint Higham & Mike Betterton.

  • Direct Management Group, Inc.
    Disco Biscuits have signed with Jonathan Shank.

  • ItsAboutMusic.com
    Andy Pratt has signed with Dean Sciarra.

  • James Levy Jacobson
    Zora Andrich has signed with Randy James.
    Evan Marriott has signed with Randy James.

  • Kingsize USA, Inc.
    Planeside have signed with Matt Hanrahan.

  • Kingsize USA, Inc. / Major Music
    Downpore have signed with Matt Hanrahan & Keith Anderson.

  • Lampe Management
    The Cinema Mix have signed with Mark Lampe.

  • Leaddog Management LLC
    Cross Canadian Ragweed have signed with Greg Henry & Enzo DeVincenzo.

  • T.K.O. Artist Management
    Amy Dalley has signed with T.K. Kimbrell.

LABEL ANNOUNCEMENTS & SIGNINGS:

  • ARTISTdirect

    Stagga Lee

  • Capitol Nashville

    Jennifer Hanson

  • Columbia Records

    Rose Falcon

  • Compendia Music Group

    Robert Palmer

  • Eagle Records

    George Thorogood & The Destroyers

  • Gag Records

    The Cinema Mix

  • The Gold Label

    Stephen Collins

  • I AM / ARTISTdirect

    The Blood Brothers
    The Cure

  • Island Records

    Rosey

  • J Records

    Annie Lennox

  • Jive

    Mobb Deep

  • pumkinhead Records
    Liam Lynch

  • Razor & Tie Music
    Yerba Buena

  • Silvertone
    Indigenous

  • TVT
    Pay the Girl
    Ying Yang Twins

  • Universal South

    McHayes

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