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Brian Message stands down as MMF Chair

By | Published on Thursday 10 July 2014

Brian Message

After four years in the job, Brian Message, he of ATC Management or “Radiohead’s manager” if you prefer, is stepping down as Chair of the Music Managers Forum. Two people will take over the role, Diane Wagg and Stephen Budd.

Confirming that he was stepping down from his formal MMF position, but that he would continue to lobby on behalf of the management community on a key issue, he told reporters: “Stepping back from my duties as Chair of the MMF allows me time to focus on the economics of music streaming, in particular, how revenue from fans actually gets back to artists and managers. New rules need to be set so that all those within the music value chain can benefit and feel good about the structure”.

Meanwhile, confirming their appointment as Co-Chairs of the trade group, Wagg and Budd said in a statement: “It is an honour to follow in Brian’s footsteps after the tremendous work he has done, serving the interests of managers and their artists. We are excited and privileged to be continuing that good work”.