VitalSigns: The Industry BeatAgency, Management & Label Updates

Agency, management and record label announcements for the week of February 27, 2003.

AGENCY ANNOUNCEMENTS & SIGNINGS:

  • The Agency Group Ltd.
    Armstrong have signed with Marc Bauer for exclusive representation.
    Beethoven's Wig have signed with Bob Zievers for exclusive representation.
    Caesars have signed with Jon Pleeter for exclusive representation.
    Kristin Chenoweth has signed with David Hart for exclusive representation.
    Sue Foley has signed with Jordan Burger, Ralph James & Arnold Wegner for exclusive worldwide representation.
    Danko Jones has signed with Ralph James and Tobbe Lorentz for exclusive worldwide representation.
    Mallory Lewis & Lamb Chop have signed with Bob Zievers for exclusive representation.
    Motorhead & Anthrax have signed with Jamie Adler for exclusive representation.
    Quartetto Gelato have signed with Colin Lewis for exclusive Canadian and European representation.
    Lea Salonga has signed with David Hart for exclusive representation.
    Jane Sibberry has signed with Jack Ross for exclusive Worldwide representation.
    Sonar have signed with Andrew Goodfriend for exclusive representation.
    Mary Youngblood has signed with Bob Zievers for exclusive representation.

  • AGI / Artist Group International
    Summer Sanitarium Tour 2003 featuring Metallica, Limp Bizkit, Linkin Park, Deftones & Mudvayne has signed with Adam Kornfeld for exclusive representation.

  • APA / Agency For The Performing Arts
    ABBA The Music – Katja Nord, Camilia Dahlin, Martin Hakansson and Henrik Olsson featuring the original members of the ABBA band has signed with Nat Burgess for exclusive representation.
    Who's Live All-Star Improv has signed with Jackie Miller for exclusive representation.

  • Bennett Morgan & Associates Ltd.
    Tierney Sutton has signed with Bennett Morgan for exclusive representation.

  • BLA / Buddy Lee Attractions Inc.
    McHayes have signed with Joey Lee for exclusive representation.

  • The Breen Agency
    Joel Hanson has signed with David Breen for exclusive representation.
    Plumb has signed with David Breen for exclusive representation.

  • CAA / Creative Artists Agency
    AM Radio have signed with Brian Manning for exclusive representation.
    The Beu Sisters have signed with Brian Loucks for exclusive representation.
    Beyonce Knowles has signed with Dennis Ashley for exclusive representation.
    Bleu has signed with Ruth Gonzalez for exclusive representation.
    BuckCherry have signed with Mitch Rose for exclusive representation.
    CKY / Camp Kill Yourself have signed with Jenna Adler for exclusive representation.
    Dana Glover has signed with Mitch Rose for exclusive representation.
    Dave Gahan has signed with Carole Kinzel for exclusive representation.
    Daysleeper have signed with Carole Kinzel for exclusive representation.
    Duran Duran have signed with Jeff Frasco for exclusive worldwide representation.
    Frou Frou have signed with Jenna Adler for exclusive representation.
    Jaheim has signed with Dennis Ashley for exclusive representation.
    Jennifer Love Hewitt has signed with Matt DelPiano (Motion Picture & Televison) and Brian Loucks & Jason Miller (Music) for exclusive representation.
    Kelly Rowland has signed with Andrea Nelson Meigs (Motion Picture & Televison) and Dennis Ashley (Music) for exclusive representation.
    Madonna has signed with Bryan Lourd for exclusive representation.
    Meredith Brooks has signed with Mitch Rose for exclusive representation.
    Michelle Williams has signed with Andrea Nelson Meigs (Motion Picture & Televison) and Dennis Ashley (Music) for exclusive representation.
    My Morning Jacket have signed with Brian Greenbaum & Scott Clayton for exclusive North American & International representation (excluding UK & Europe).
    Rosey has signed with Paola Palazzo for exclusive representation.
    Shaggy has signed with Christopher Dalston for exclusive representation.
    S.T.U.N. have signed with Rick Roskin for exclusive representation.

  • CAA / Creative Artists Agency (Nashwille)
    Bleu has signed with Scott Clayton for exclusive representation.
    Jennifer Hanson has signed with Ron Baird for exclusive representation.
    Ralph Stanley has signed with Stan Barnett for exclusive representation.
    Rhonda Vincent has signed with Stan Barnett for exclusive representation.

  • Concerted Efforts
    Roomful of Blues have signed with Dan Peraino for exclusive representation.

  • Ellis Industries Inc.
    My Chemical Romance have signed with Matt Galle for exclusive representation.
    northstar have signed with Matt Galle for exclusive representation.
    Piebald have signed with Matt Galle for exclusive representation.
    Recover have signed with Matt Galle for exclusive representation.
    Rx Bandits have signed with Matt Galle for exclusive representation.
    Taking Back Sunday have signed with Matt Galle for exclusive representation.

  • Emmel Communications Inc.
    Mobb Deep has signed with Mike Lighty for exclusive representation.
    Noreaga has signed with Mike Lighty for exclusive representation.

  • Esterman Entertainment / CEG / Central Entertainment Group
    Zora Andrich has signed with Mike Esterman and Dan George for non-exclusive personal appearance representation.
    Evan Marriott has signed with Mike Esterman and Dan George for non-exclusive personal appearance representation.

  • ETA / Evolution Talent Agency
    Blu Cantrell has signed with Marc Katz for exclusive representation.
    Corn Mo has signed with Sandi Schaffer for exclusive worldwide representation.
    Madness have signed with Sandi Schaffer for exclusive representation.

  • Fleming & Associates
    Nashville Underground have signed with Jim Fleming for exclusive representation.

  • FTA / Free Trade Agency
    Brendan Benson & The Wellfed Boys have signed with Paul Boswell for exclusive UK, European & International representation.

  • High Road Touring
    Brendan Benson & The Wellfed Boys have signed with Frank Riley for exclusive North American representation.

  • Jeff Roberts & Associates
    38th Parallel have signed with Jeff Roberts for exclusive representation.
    Extreme Games has signed with Jeff Roberts for exclusive representation.
    Janna Long has signed with Jeff Roberts for exclusive representation.

  • Leave Home Booking
    F-Minus have signed with Stormy Shepherd for exclusive representation.

  • Luther Wolf Agency
    Jane Bond has signed with Wayne Nagel for exclusive representation.
    Eleven Hundred Springs have signed with Wayne Nagel for exclusive representation.
    Jon Dee Graham has signed with Wayne Nagel for exclusive representation.
    Mojo Nixon has signed with Wayne Nagel for exclusive representation.
    Two Tons Of Steel have signed with Wayne Nagel for exclusive representation.

  • Madison House Incorporated
    Donavon Frankenreiter has signed with Nadia Prescher & Mike Luba for exclusive representation.
    Dustan Louque has signed with Nadia Prescher & Mike Luba for exclusive representation.
    Justin King has signed with Jesse Aratow for exclusive representation.
    Rose Hill Drive have signed with Jesse Aratow for exclusive representation.
    Tre Hardson has signed with Jesse Aratow for exclusive representation.

  • MPA / Monterey Peninsula Artists – Nashville
    Jeb has signed with Bobby Cudd for exclusive representation.

  • M.P.I. Talent Agency
    David Gates of Bread has signed with Stephan Boyd for exclusive representation.
    Laura Branigan has signed with Michael Pick for exclusive representation.

  • Pinnacle Entertainment
    The Cramps have signed with Scott Sokol for exclusive representation.
    Pacifier have signed with Scott Sokol for exclusive representation.

  • The Red Ryder Agency
    +/- (Plus / Minus) have signed with Joe Cohen for exclusive representation.
    Andrew Bird has signed with Erik Selz for exclusive representation.

  • Rosebud Agency
    This year’s Grammy Awards were presented on February 23 and Rosebud artists Rubén Blades and The Blind Boys of Alabama came away winners again. The Blind Boys of Alabama won their second consecutive Grammy Award for Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album for this year’s “Higher Ground” CD which also features guests Robert Randolph and The Family Band as well as Ben Harper. The win follows on the heels of the Grammy win for their last CD, “Spirit Of The Century”. The Blind Boys also appeared on Solomon Burke’s Grammy winning CD, “Don’t Give Up On Me”.

    Rubén Blades won the Grammy Award for Best World Music Album for “Mundo”, his acclaimed new CD featuring Editus Ensemble, Boca Livre, De Boca en Boca, Eric Rigler, and Luba Mason. The Grammy is the 5th win for Rubén Blades who is also an award winning actor and former presidential candidate in his home country of Panama.

    Robert Cray’s “Playing With My Friends” also saw exposure as title track of Tony Bennett’s Best Traditional Pop Grammy winning CD.

    Rosebud artists also once again made an impressive showing in the 2003 W. C. Handy Blues Award nominations. Charlie Musselwhite scored four nominations for this year's awards as his latest CD, “One Night In America”, was picked in nominations for Blues Album of the Year and Contemporary Blues Album of the Year. Charlie was also acknowledged with nominations for Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year and his perennial nomination for Blues Instrumentalist-Harmonica. Marcia Ball, last year’s most nominated artist and 2002 winner for Blues Album of the year, is nominated for Contemporary Blues – Female Artist of the Year as well as Blues Instrumentalist-Keyboards. John Hammond is once again nominated for Acoustic Blues Artist of the Year – the category he won again last year. And guitar virtuoso, Duke Robillard is nominated once again for Blues Instrumentalist-Guitar. Duke won this award in 2000 and 2001 and was nominated last year as well. In addition to the above, Otis Taylor, who joins Rosebud artists John Hammond and Charlie Musselwhite (as well as Eric Bibb) on this year's W.C. Handy All Stars tour, snagged nominations for Contemporary Blues Album of the Year and Acoustic Blues Artist of the Year.

    The Rosebud Agency exclusively represents Rubén Blades, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Robert Cray, Charlie Musselwhite, Marcia Ball, John Hammond and The W.C. Handy All Stars tour, among many other artists.

  • Seamless Talent Agency
    The Agony Scene have signed with Michael Kelley for exclusive representation.
    Demon Hunter have signed with Michael Kelley for exclusive representation.
    Extol have signed with Michael Kelley for exclusive representation.
    House of Heroes have signed with Michael Kelley for exclusive representation.
    The Mermen have signed with Michael Kelley for exclusive representation.
    Naos Project have signed with Michael Kelley for exclusive representation.
    Rock Kills Kid have signed with Michael Kelley for exclusive representation.
    The Rocking Horse Winner have signed with Michael Kelley for exclusive representation.

  • Ted Kurland Associates
    Pat Metheny Group has won the Grammy for Best Contemporary Jazz Album for SPEAKING OF NOW. This is Pat's 15th Grammy Award and the Group's 9th consecutive award, an unprecedented feat.

    For more information, patmethenygroup.com

    Pat Metheny will tour in the trio format during 2003. Pat has chosen superbassist Christian McBride and Pat Metheny Group drummer, Antonio Sanchez for a very limited set of U.S. dates in the fall. This is a very special tour as it marks the first time for this threesome. Pat's work in the trio setting has always been extraordinary as TIME MAGAZINE noted "… the past three Metheny Trio albums rank with his strongest work, allowing more focus on "the most recognizable sound in post-bebop jazz guitar," and that the album TRIO 99>00 was "the millenium's first great guitar album."

    Don't miss this limited tour. Contact TKA for more information and available dates.

    Click here for Trio Bios

    Click here for Trio Promoters Page

  • WMA / William Morris Agency
    Lollapolooza 2003 has signed with Peter Grosslight for exclusive representation.

  • WSB / Washington Speakers Bureau, Inc.
    Lou Gerstner has signed with Tony D'Amelio for exclusive representation.
    Stephen Covey has signed with Tony D'Amelio for exclusive representation.

MANAGEMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS & SIGNINGS:

  • 3AM / 3 Artist Management
    Charlotte Martin has signed with Richard Bishop and SuzAnn Brantner.

  • Azoff Entertainment Company / Azoffmusic Management
    Beth Orton has signed with Gary Briggs.
    Joe Walsh has signed with Irving Azoff.

  • Dale Morris & Associates
    McHayes have signed with Clint Higham & Mike Betterton.

  • Doyle Kos Entertainment
    Rusted Root have signed with Rob Kos.

  • Gail Boyd Artist Management
    Don Braden has signed with Gail Boyd.
    Jeri Brown has signed with Gail Boyd.
    Teri Lyne Carrinton has signed with Gail Boyd.
    TC Carson has signed with Gail Boyd for music appearances.
    John Clayton has signed with Gail Boyd.
    Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
    has signed with Gail Boyd.

  • Gary Stamler Management
    Ken Ross has signed with Gary Stamler.

  • ItsAboutMusic.com
    Andy Pratt has signed with Dean Sciarra.

  • James Levy Jacobson
    Zora Andrich has signed with Randy James.
    Evan Marriott has signed with Randy James.

  • Lampe Management
    The Cinema Mix have signed with Mark Lampe.

  • Mission Management / Rendy Lovelady Management
    Shelly Fairchild has signed with Tracy Graham McGlocklin & Rendy Lovelady.

  • No Name Management
    Dead Relative have signed with Gary Richards.
    Motograter have signed with Gary Richards.
    Sworn Enemy have signed with Gary Richards.
    Wired All Wrong have signed with Gary Richards.

  • Ron Rainey Management
    The Blasters have signed with Ron Rainey.

  • T.K.O. Artist Management
    Amy Dalley has signed with T.K. Kimbrell.

  • Titan Entertainment Group
    Charlie Allen has signed with Pat Armstrong & Larry Stessel.
    Dexter Redding has signed with Pat Armstrong & Larry Stessel.
    Eight Days Gone have signed with Pat Armstrong & Larry Stessel.
    Steven Seagal has signed with Pat Armstrong & Larry Stessel.

  • Violator Management
    Bubba Sparkxxx has signed with Todd Moscowitz.
    Capone-N-Noreaga have signed with Chris Lighty.
    Govenor has signed with Mona Scott.
    Kandi has signed with Todd Moscowitz.
    Lil' Mo has signed with Todd Moscowitz.
    Rebekah Johnson has signed with Todd Moscowitz.

LABEL ANNOUNCEMENTS & SIGNINGS:

  • ARTISTdirect

    Stagga Lee

  • Capitol Nashville

    Jennifer Hanson

  • Compendia Music Group

    Robert Palmer

  • Dreamworks Records

    Ruu Campbell

  • Gag Records

    The Cinema Mix

  • The Gold Label

    Stephen Collins

  • Head+Arm/Sonic360

    Fussible
    PGB / Pea Green Boat

  • I AM / ARTISTdirect

    The Blood Brothers
    The Cure

  • Island Records

    Rosey

  • J Records

    Annie Lennox

  • Jive

    Mobb Deep

  • No Name Worldwide

    Motograter
    Sworn Enemy

  • Owned & Operated Records / O & O Records
    Armstrong

  • pumkinhead Records
    Liam Lynch

  • Republic Records / Universal Records
    Laguardia

  • Silvertone
    Indigenous

  • Sombrero/Sonic360

    Acida
    Kinky

  • Teen Beat Records

    +/- (Plus / Minus)

  • Universal South

    McHayes

  • Warner Bros. Records

    SK

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