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Big Smoke Management Merges With Encompass Management

(CelebrityAccess MediasWire) —
Music producer management company Big Smoke Management has joined forces with Australia's music agency and artist management company, Encompass Management. The merger has consolidated local and overseas elite and emerging writers, mixers, engineers and producers working within the music, television and film industries. Encompass currently represents over 150 Australian and 100 International artists.

Encompass, the music division of the Artist and Entertainment Group (AEG), complements AEG's existing creative management businesses including actors, models and the suite of production specialists. "Big Smoke brings a wealth of talent and experience to AEG's music division – Encompass," said Ben Macpherson, AEG's CEO. "Big Smoke's music producer management expertise builds upon our existing portfolio of outstanding artists across all creative industries."

"It is an exciting time for Encompass and Big Smoke to join forces", says Karen-Lee (KL) Goody, head of Encompass Music Division. "Whilst both our companies have been active competitors in the music space, we have been industry allies for many years. Our collective future objectives and initiatives for our roster representation, allows enduring flexibility, creativity and financial return for all clients."

"We will continue to service and work alongside the major record labels providing quality service and diversity under one roof, whilst at the same time nurture the new and developing talent that Australia has to offer to our domestic and international audiences", says Fiona Simpson, managing director of Big Smoke Management.

The merger will create a distinct writers / producers production division within Encompass and will be headed by Fiona Simpson , who will work alongside Karen-Lee and Luke Nutley. Collectively, the production department will represent over 25 writers/producers from around the country, enabling Encompass to become a major single source provider for commercial music production.

Encompass talent includes: Adrian Ayre, Brent Clark, Jonathan Burnside, Tony Cohen, Chris Corby, Tony Espie, Rob Feaster, Jason Fernan dez , Jono Fernan dez , Paul Gomersall, Jellyfish, David Nicholas, Michael Stangel, Dave and Andy Evans (LFO), Matt Lovell, Richard Lush, Phil McKellar, Cameron McGlinchey, Nick Mainsbridge, Eden, Lachlan Mitchell, Andy Page, Vince Pizzinga, Jarrad Rogers, Bob Scott, Rick Wills, Trent Williamson, Clive Young and Justin Tressider. –Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner