LONDON (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — CelebrityAccess has learned that Concorde International Artistes agent Solomon Parker is leaving the family business for a position in the William Morris Agency's London office. Louise Parker will assume the role of director for Concorde after Solomon's departure. The transition will take place in January 2007.
"It's business as usual for CIA after 25 years of servicing the live industry with that personal touch, that so many domestically & internationally renowned artists have benefited from – Concorde will continue to offer the same high level of service with Steve Hogan, Sean Quinn & Kevin Moss already headlong into 2007 shows, festivals and tours." Louise Parker told CelebrityAccess. Solomon Parker's departure will leave a vacancy to be filled at Concorde.
CelebrityAccess has also learned from a closely-placed source that veteran agent David Levy is also planning a move from ITB to WMA's London office in January as well. Levy declined a request for interview.
There have been tectonic shifts in the entertainment industry's landscape on the other side of "the pond" this year. As Sanctuary unravels, other companies are looking for openings in the traditionally insular European side of the business. Earlier this year, CAA opened a London office, luring Helter Skelter vets Emma Banks and Mike Greek away and now it appears that WMA is making good on their expansion rumors with Solomon Parker.
Marc Geiger, who is heading up WMA's London office was unavailable for comment, but many industry analysts fully expect that there will be more moves before the dust settles.
As of yet, Solomon has no new contact information. His personal roster includes: 365, Anthony Costa, Circlesound, Darius, Dannii Minogue, Duncan James, Fron Male Voice Choir, Girls Aloud, G4, Indi Forde, Jamelia, Lee Ryan, Louise Setara, Mark Owen, Prodigy, Roxanne, Rushmore, Shaybe Ward, Simon Webbe, Take That, The Revelations, Trinity Stone, US5 & Whistlejacket
David Levy's personal roster features: Akala, Amp Fiddler, Angie Stone, Astrid Williamson, Audio Bullys, Björk, Bobby Kray, Bodycount feat. Ice-T, Chris Stills, CirKus feat. Neneh Cherry, Cody ChesnuTT, Craig Armstrong, Cut Chemist, Damian "Jr Gong" Marley, David Guetta, David Morales, DJ Shadow, Duke Dumont, Eagle Eye Cherry, Fatboy Slim, Frankie Knuckles, Gabrielle, Goldfrapp, Hector Romero, India.Arie, Jamie Scott, Jermaine Dupri, Joss Stone, Leon Jean-Marie, Macy Gray, Martina Topley-Bird, Massive Attack, Mattafix, Maxwell, M.I.A., Nancy Sinatra, Neneh Cherry, Paul Oakenfold, Platinum Pied Pipers, Richard Ashcroft, Robert Plant & The Strange Sensation, Rogue Traders, Satoshi Tomiie, Sonya Kitchell, Stereo MCs, The Bees, The Shortwave Set and Timo Maas. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers