VitalSigns: The Industry BeatAgency, Management & Label Updates

Agency, management and record label announcements for the week of November 14, 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.

  • 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.

  • ETA / Evolution Talent Agency
    Death By Stereo have signed with Sandi Schaffer for exclusive representation.
    Jon Faddis has signed with Nat Farnham for exclusive representation.

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

  • Fata Booking Agency
    M.A.E. have signed with Eva Alexiou for exclusive representation.

  • Fleming & Associates
    Danu have signed with Mike Green for exclusive representation.
    Zubot & Dawson have signed with Tony Martin for exclusive representation.

  • Ground Control Touring
    Rilo Kiley have signed with Eric Dimenstein 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.

  • K2 Agency
    Alien Ant Farm have signed with John Jackson for the UK, Europe & International except North America.
    Guns N' Roses have signed with John Jackson for the UK, Europe & International except North America.
    Hell is for Heros have signed with John Jackson for exclusive worldwide representation.
    (hed)p.e. / (hed) Planet Earth have signed with John Jackson for exclusive worldwide representation.
    Hoobastank have signed with John Jackson for the UK, Europe & International except North America.
    Metallica have signed with John Jackson for the UK, Europe & International except North America.
    Murderdolls have signed with John Jackson for the UK, Europe & International except North America.
    Papa Roach have signed with John Jackson for the UK, Europe & International except North America.
    Slayer have signed with John Jackson for the UK, Europe & International except North America.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • Red Entertainment
    Frank Stallone has signed with Carlos Keyes for exclusive representation.

  • Skyline Music
    Solomon Burke has signed with Bruce Houghton for exclusive representation.

  • S.L. Feldman & Associates
    Divine Earth Essence have signed with Jeff Craib for exclusive representation.
    Shawn Smith has signed with Rob Pattee for exclusive representation.
    Jordan Cook has signed with Rob Pattee for exclusive representation.
    WDC have signed with Rob Pattee for exclusive representation.
    In Essence have signed with Jeff Craib for exclusive representation.
    Shawn Desman has signed with Jeff Craib for exclusive representation.
    Fefe Dobson has signed with Jeff Craib for exclusive representation.

  • Ted Kurland Associates
    Charlie Haden has signed with Ted Kurland for exclusive worldwide representation. Haden, called "a poet of the bass," has given flight to all emotional levels of jazz, from the energetic and muscular hard bop and the cerebral avant-garde to the heartfelt and soulful music informed by the country music of his youth in
    Missouri.
    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.

  • WSB / Washington Speakers Bureau, Inc.
    Phil Gramm has signed with Tony D'Amelio for exclusive representation.
    Gary Hamel has signed with Tony D'Amelio for exclusive representation.
    Dr. Robert Schuller II has signed with Tony D'Amelio for exclusive representation.

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.

  • David Martin Management

    The Gleasons have signed with David Martin.

  • Fletcher Management
    Joey Eppard & 3 have signed with Joe Fletcher.

  • 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.

  • TKA / Ted Kurland Associates
    Charlie Haden has signed with David Sholemson.

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

  • Undertow
    Anders Parker has signed with Bob Andrews.

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

LABEL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • Big Piano Music
    George Duke

  • Heads Up International Ltd.
    Hiroshima

  • Or Music
    essence
    Los Lonely Boys
    Tower of Power

  • Reprise Records
    Zwan

  • Sanctuary Record Group / North America
    Oleander

  • SideOneDummy Records
    The Suicide Machines

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

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