VitalSigns: The Industry Beat
Agency, Management & Label Updates

Agency, management and record label announcements for the week of Nov. 11, 2002. We recommend you maximize your screen for ease of use.

AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • The Agency Group

    The Chesterfield Kings have signed with Val Wolfe for American exclusive representation.

    The Color Red have signed with Andrew Goodfriend for American exclusive representation.

    The Doors have signed with Dave Kirby for American exclusive representation and with Neil Warnock for International exclusive represenatataion.

    Edgewater have signed with Steve Kaul for American exclusive representation.

    Garland Jeffreys has signed with Nick Caris for North American exclusive representation.

    gob have signed with Melody King for American exclusive representation.

    Whirlwind Heat have signed with Dave Kaplan for exclusive representation.

  • AFT/American Frontier Touring
    Big Mountain have signed with AFT/American Frontier Touring for agency representation. During the past few years, Big Mountain's booking has been handled in-house. They remain with Donna Vader at Big Mountain International for management.

  • The Billions Corporation
    Ikara Colt have signed with David (Boche) Viecelli for North American exclusive representation.

  • Creative Artists Agency
    Kings of Leon have signed with Scott Clayton for exclusive representation.

  • Davis McLarty Agency
    The Gourds have signed with Davis McLarty for exclusive representation.

  • Fast Lane International
    Everton Blender have signed with George Michailow for exclusive representation.

  • Gen-X Entertainment
    The Five Man Electrical Band has signed with Tim Murphy for exclusive representation.

  • Harry Walker Agency
    Gail Sheehy has signed with Harry Walker Agency for exclusive representation. Best-selling author and cultural observer Gail Sheehy has changed the way millions of people throughout the world look at their lives.

  • ICM Artists Ltd.
    The Chieftains were previously represented by ICM Artists Ltd. in the USA for performing arts centers only. ICM has now taken over all bookings in the USA. The responsible agents are Byron Gustafson and Rise Kern.

  • Little Big Man Booking
    The Devlins have signed with Marty Diamond for exclusive representation.

    Gemma Hayes has signed with Steve Ferguson for exclusive representation.

    The Polyphonic Spree have signed with Marty Diamond for exclusive representation.

    Supergrass have signed with Marty Diamond for exclusive representation.

    Tuatara have signed with Steve Ferguson for exclusive representation.

    Venus Hum have signed with Steve Ferguson for exclusive representation.

  • Monterey Peninsula Artists (Chi/NY)
    Big Bad Voodoo Daddy have signed with Mario Tirado for exclusive representation.

    Lila Downs has signed with Maria Matias for exclusive representation.

    Maktub have signed with Brodie Becker & Ryan Owens for exclusive representation.

    Mindi Abair has signed with Mario Tirado for exclusive representation.

    Peter Wolf has signed with Garry Buck for exclusive representation.

    Queensryche have signed with Garry Buck for exclusive representation.

    Sam Moore has signed with Paul Goldman & Ron Kaplan for exclusive representation.

    Todd Rundgren has signed with Mario Tirado for exclusive representation.

  • Partners in Music
    Big Chief Bo Dollis & The Wild Magnolias have signed with Gregg Friedman for exclusive representation.

    Reeltime Travelers have signed with Gregg Friedman for exclusive representation.

    Todd Snider has signed with Gregg Friedman for exclusive representation.

  • One Nation Family
    Junior Reid has signed with Seth Grossman for exclusive North American representation.

    Poor Righteous Teachers has signed with Seth Grossman for exclusive North American representation.

  • Piedmont Talent
    Dave Hole has signed with Steve Hecht for exclusive worldwide representation.

    Lonnie Brooks has signed with Steve Hecht for exclusive worldwide representation.

  • Ted Kurland Associates
    The Slip have signed with Kevin Kastrup for exclusive worldwide representation. Always focused on tone, energy, lyricism, communication, and improvisation, The Slip are at the forefront of a modern organic fusion.

MANAGEMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • Azoff Entertainment Company / Azoffmusic Management

    Charlotte Church has parted ways with Josh Cole and Terry Kenny of the Charlotte Church Organization. Former co-managers Irving Azoff, John Baruck and Susan Markheim of Azoff Entertainment Company / Azoffmusic Management have now taken over full management duties.

  • Focus Three Management
    John Ford, formerly of The Strawbs and The Monks, has signed to Focus Three Management for exclusive representation.

  • Harrington Management / Management 101
    Edwin McCain has signed with Melissa Simmons of Harrington Management and Richard "Gus" Gusler of Management 101.

  • Intrigue Music Management
    James Brown has signed with Frank Copsidas Jr. and Howie Green.

  • John Watson Management
    Missy Higgins has signed with John Watson.

  • Mainestream Music
    4 have signed with Jody Cyr.

    Disposition Theatre have signed with Jody Cyr.

    soundbender have signed with Jody Cyr.

  • No Name Management
    Slipknot have parted ways with No Name Management and is currently in between management.

  • Undertow
    Anders Parker has signed with Bob Andrews.

  • Vector Management
    Buddy & Julie Miller have signed with Kathi Whitley.

LABEL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • Or Music
    essence
    Los Lonely Boys
    Tower of Power

  • Rykodisc Recording
    The Slip

  • Sanctuary Record Group / North America
    Oleander

  • SideOneDummy Records
    The Suicide Machines

  • Warner Bros. Records
    Missy Higgins for USA, Japan & Europe

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