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Brave Music to take on unsigned talent

By | Published on Tuesday 17 May 2011

Brave Music Agency

Manchester-based booking agent Damian Morgan has announced that his Brave Music Agency will now be taking on artists without record deals in place, perhaps a sign that bands are having to further develop their live careers in order to build fanbase before record companies will now get involved.

Morgan, who represents Terry Hall, ex-Smiths men Mike Joyce and Andy Rouke, The Bluetones, Dodgy and newer bands like Guillemots, says he hopes by taking on unsigned bands he can help nurture that talent, by helping them navigate the live music network in a way that will help them further their music careers.

Morgan tells CMU: “Great new bands deserve decent bookings – they should have the opportunity to build on their fanbase and get their music heard. There are some great promoters out there who care, and it’s part of my job to help bands navigate those choppy waters and guide them towards the good gigs. I’m also there to protect the interests of good venues and promoters too. It’s a job that takes diplomacy and sensitivity”.