LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Jampol Artist Management has signed a worldwide agreement to manage the estate of McKinley Morganfield, the legendary blues performer better know as Muddy Waters.
Waters, who died in 1983, was one of the pioneers of the early electric blues sound that would provide a blueprint for a generation of artists, with hits like “Mannish Boy,” “Got My Mojo Workin’,” “I’m Ready” and “I Just Want to Make Love to You.”
Brokered by Jeff Branca, Managing Music Partner, Ziffren Brittenham, LLP, the deal will be the first blues client for JAM, which oversees the estates of artists such as The Doors, Kurt Cobain, Otis Redding, Michael Jackson, the Ramones and others.
“Our critical mission at JAM is to preserve, promote and extend artists’ legacies over the long term,” said Jeffrey Jampol, founder and President of JAM. “We created and founded the pop culture legacy management business over 15 years ago. Authenticity, credibility and pure respect for art are the principles that guide us. We want to work with folks who are committed for the long haul, who won’t compromise credibility, and with whom we can help carry this art and these messages forward for new generations. JAM is dedicated to helping bring a level of experience, expertise, respect and authenticity which great art so richly deserves – and has often failed to garner.”
"We are thrilled to welcome Jeff Jampol and Jam, Inc. to the Muddy Waters team," added John Branca. "Jeff has consistently demonstrated the ability to skillfully manage top estate brands. We at the law firm are proud to represent the Estate of Muddy Waters. Muddy is quite simply the greatest blues artist of all time." – Staff Writers