AGENCY & MANAGEMENT NEWS: AnneMarie Martins To Leave IMN (Click on More to view all articles)

AnneMarie Martins, founder of International Music Network in Gloucester, MA, is leaving the company "to take a break," she told CelebrityAccess. Todd Walker will handle her West Coast territory in the U.S. and Alberta and British Columbia in Canada.

Martins' partner Scott Southard will retain all the
artists and the business of IMN. "I will be focusing on my small children for the next few years and am really looking forward to being a Mom for a while! In addition I will be doing some consulting and teaching in the
performing arts field."

Martins can be reached at annemarie@AnneMarieMartins.com after April 15.

Manager Stewart Young Exits TBA, Reopens Hard to Handle

Effective March 1, managers Stewart Young and Merrie Hart left TBA and re-established Hard to Handle Management, bringing their stable of acts with them. Young is the responsible manager for ELP, Foreigner, Gary Moore, Scorpions, UB40 and Zucchero; all acts are co-managed by Part Rock Management in London.

Hard to Handle Management is located at 4440 Sepulveda Blvd., #423, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403; Phone: 818-380-0820 E-mail: h2hmgt@aol.com.

Ted Gardner's Larrikin Management Exits WEG

After hooking up with Dave Lory's Worldwide Entertainment Group less than six months ago, Ted Gardner has confirmed to CelebrityAccess that his Larrikin Management company has parted ways. Gardner's roster includes The Emergency, Wan Santo, Plumm, The Spooks, Prozach, downthesun, Project 86, Cardia, Candiria, wHorse, Quitter and The Whitlams (US only).

Marc Dottore Opens New Management Firm

Nashville manager Marc Dottore has opened his own management company M Dottore Artist Management. For the past eight years, he was with Titley/Spaulding & Associates and with TBA for 3 1/2 of those years when Titley/Spaulding & Associates merged with TBA. He brought Kathy Mattea over from Titley/Spaulding and is also handling the Celtic group Cherish The Ladies.

On his move, Dottore told CelebrityAccess the timing was right. "Everyone at TBA has been very supportive."

Joining Dottore in his new enterprise is Don London, also from TBA, who handles the day-to-day of Cherish The Ladies.

Dottore can be reached at 615-347-6661 and 270-586-0723; FAX: 615-985-0194; email: marc@dottore.com.

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