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Red Entertainment Welcomes Rick Shoor Back To The Agency World


NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Rick Shoor has joined Red Entertainment Agency in New York City as the West Coast agent.

After graduating from the University of Connecticut, Rick moved to New York in 1980 where he joined Ian Copeland and John Huie at the new wave/punk Frontier Booking International (F.B.I.) Agency until 1988 according to the Red Entertainment Agency.

Rick made his name in the agency world with his first booking, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts on the brink of the release of the multi-platinum ‘I Love Rock &Roll’ album. Among the many acts that he was responsible for at FBI were The GoGo’s, Thompson Twins, Simple Minds, Katrina and the Waves, P.I.L., Siouxsie and the Banshees, Echo & The Bunnymen, Iggy Pop, Gang of Four, The Buzzcocks, UB40, Robert Palmer, The Fixx and Squeeze according to The Red Entertainment Agency.

After leaving F.B.I., he briefly formed an artist management company with artists on Epic Records, PolyGram and Virgin U.K. Later Rick formed an indie label, Buzzsaw Records, with Joan Jett and her manager Kenny Laguna. Rick returned to Graduate School in 2000 and became a teacher in the New York City school system after obtaining his Master’s Degree according to The Red Entertainment Agency.

Regarding his return to the agency business Shoor says, ‘The entertainment bug really never left my system and over the past couple of years.’

‘It wasn’t until Ian Copeland passed away last year and I received so many calls from bands and managers to talk about Ian that I totally realized this is what I was meant to be doing and began to work towards working at an agency again. I am very psyched to be back and to be working here at Red Entertainment with their great roster of artists and look forward to adding a little rock & roll to the mix!’–by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers