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AGENCY & MANAGEMENT NEWS: Brauner And Tirado Seem Headed To CAA NY From MPA NY & O'Boyle Joins Metropolitan

NEW YORK, NY (CelebrityAccess News Service) – Even though CAA has denied repeatedly that they would have a music department working out of its newly created theatrical office in New York with George Lane, who moved over from William Morris Agency (March 9, 2003), word is spreading through the Big Apple that Joe Brauner and Mario Tirado have left Monterey Peninsula Artists effective January 14, and joined CAA. Calls to Tirado and Brauner at MPA have found that their names have already been removed from the company voice mail roster.

CelebrityAccess spoke to a CAA agent on January 13 who emphatically denied that CAA was planning on having a music department in New York even after rumors spread through the APAP conference in New York that CAA was looking for New York agents for the office. The names, however, that spread throughout the APAP floors were different than Brauner and Tirado.

At MPA, Brauner’s client roster includes Norah Jones, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, Bela Fleck &The Bluegrass Sessions – Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush, Tony Rice, Vassar Clements, Tim O'Brien, Stuart Duncan & Mark Schatz, Bela Fleck, Mike Marshall, and Edgar Meyer, E.S.T. / Esbjörn Svensson Trio
Elan, Erin Mckeown, Gary Jules, Incognito, Little Feat, Nellie McKay, Sandra Bernhard, and Si*Sé / Si*Se / Si Se. He most recently signed Joss Stone.

Tirado’s clients include Aquarium Rescue Unit
Baha Men,
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy,
Boney James,
BWB / Braun, Whalum & Brown / Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum & Norman Brown,
David Cross,
David Lee Roth,
Denis Leary,
Down To The Bone,
E.S.T. / Esbjörn Svensson Trio,
Elayne Boosler,
Gerald Albright,
Jean-Luc Ponty,
Joe Piscopo,
Jonathan Butler,
Little Feat,
Mindi Abair,
Peter White,
Rick Braun,
Royston Langdon,
Todd Rundgren and
Tracy Chapman.

It is not clear which artists will be making the jump to CAA.

Brauner and Tirado were previously at APA before jointly moving to MPA a few years ago. –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen

Contact info for CAA / Creative Artists Agency New York:
767 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10153
212-833-3624 Fax

This office is moving as of 1/19/04
The new contact information will be:
162 5th Avenue 6th Floor
New York, NY 10010
212-277-9099 Fax

Pop Singer Aaron Carter, Mom Reconcile

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — Teen pop singer Aaron Carter has resolved his personal and financial dispute with his mother, who plans to resume her role of helping manage his career.

"I'm looking forward to putting my family back together and working together side by side with all my children," Jane Carter, the singer's mother, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Thursday.

Last month, 16-year-old Aaron Carter issued a statement alleging his mother had taken more than $100,000 from his bank account without permission.

His parents have been his managers for 10 years. Jane and Robert Carter separated in March and are seeking a divorce.

Family lawyer Scott Salomon said the Carters met Sunday night in his Fort Lauderdale office to discuss the issue.

Aaron, younger brother of Backstreet Boy Nick Carter, is no longer filing for legal emancipation to cut off his relationship with his mother, Salomon said.

"All financial misunderstandings have been resolved between Aaron and his parents," Salomon said.

Salomon accused people involved in the singer's last tour of "putting misstatements in his head" that led to the dispute.

Aaron Carter is living in Marathon with his father. His latest album, "Most Requested Hits," was released last year.

O'Boyle Joins Metropolitan

NEW YORK CITY, NY (CelebrityAccess News Service) – Entertainment marketing veteran Brian O'Boyle has joined concert promoter Metropolitan Talent Presents, LLC as Marketing Director. Mr. O'Boyle's responsibilities will include developing and overseeing all of Metropolitan's marketing efforts, both locally and regionally.

Before joining Metropolitan Talent Presents, LLC, O'Boyle worked at Radio City Entertainment / Madison Square Garden for 10 years before launching All Access Marketing & Publicity in 2003. Throughout his career O'Boyle has developed marketing plans for concerts and events with sales exceeding 10 million tickets, including five of the top-20 grossing concert events of all time. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers

O'Boyle can be reached at 212-277-7184 or

Leroy Van Dyke Enterprises And Zar Entertainment Terminate Relationship

(CelebrityAccess News Service) – The brief association (since March 29, 2003) between Leroy and Gladys Van Dyke, doing business as "Country Gold Tourä" and as Leroy Van Dyke Enterprises, and Al and Chris Zar, promoters, doing business as Zar Entertainment Group, has ended. Termination of the relationship became effective December 17, 2003.

Leroy Van Dyke Enterprises will continue providing quality entertainment and prompt service across North America and in foreign countries. Leroy Van Dyke is available with his self-contained show, and Gladys continues in her 15th year as producer of classic "Country Gold Tourä" packages, featuring legendary country entertainers working with Leroy Van Dyke's band.

All inquiries regarding The Leroy Van Dyke Show and classic "Country Gold Tourä" packages should be addressed to Gladys Van Dyke at Leroy Van Dyke Enterprises, 1-800-316-1236. –Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner

Hugh Southard Opens Blue Mountain Artists, LLC

(CelebrityAccess News Service) – On January first 2004 Blue Mountain Artists began operations as an agency that will represent a variety of established Blues and Roots artists.

After spending nearly 9 years as Senior Agent at Piedmont Talent Inc. Hugh Southard made this move primarily to develop his own vision for routing and touring bands in face of the ever changing live music landscape.

Joining Hugh at Blue Mountain will be Page Stallings who was the Midwest agent at Piedmont as well as several artists that chose to make the change to Blue Mountain. The initial roster will include:

Pinetop Perkins
Garaj Mahal
Hubert Sumlin
Acoustic Syndicate
Tab Benoit
The Codetalkers with Col. Bruce Hampton
Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers
Big Bill Morganfield
Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin
The Nighthawks
The Tony Trischka Band
Rev. Billy C. Wirtz
The Larry Keel Experience
The Fareed Haque Group
Big Daddy Bluegrass Band

Contact info for:
Hugh Southard
Blue Mountain Artists
704-525-1561 Fax
–by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers