German promoter FKP Scorpio makes raft of new hires in the UK

FKP Scorpio UK, a recently formed division of the European touring promoter FKP Scorpio, hires a raft of new talent to its expanding UK operation.

The FKP Scorpio UK office launched late last year with Daniel Ealam and Scott O’Neill heading up the concerts team and co-MDs Barry Campbell and James Cassidy overseeing special projects, and is led by by CEO Folkert Koopmans.

FKP Scorpio now has offices in Germany, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Poland, Netherlands, Austria, Finland and Belgium.

Julie Morgan has been appointed as Head of Marketing – UK & European Touring. Morgan was previously the Head of Marketing & PR at SJM Concerts, where she worked for over 16 years.

At SJM Concerts, Morgan played a key role in the growth of its marketing team, whilst heading up campaigns for The Stone Roses, Take That, Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters, Adele, The Killers, The Spice Girls, Little Mix, Prince and festivals including the Country2Country brand and Wild Life in Brighton.

Meanwhile, Lou Champion also joins FKP Scorpio UK as Head of Ticketing.

With many years’ experience within the live music and festival sector, Champion has previously held positions at Live Nation, Warner Music, Kilimanjaro Live, and London Olympics 2012.

Champion was also a keynote speaker at the 2020 ILMC Futures Forum discussing The Ticket of The Future.

“I am thrilled to be joining the FKP family and at a defining moment for UK ticketing.”

Lou Champion

Completing the trio of new hires is Rebecca Nichols, who joins as Head of Live Co-ordination, following on from over a decade working as an agent at CAA where she oversaw all areas of artists’ live touring careers, including booking headline tours and festivals around the world, associated brand partnerships and live streaming productions.

FKP Scorpio have also partnered with London-based promoter Sam Laurence. Under the dollop brand, Sam counts Jamie xx, Joji, Kelela, M Huncho, Moderat, 100 Gecs, Greentea Peng, Dorian Electra, Berwyn, Erika de Casier, Koreless and Smerz amongst his clients.

“I am massively excited to be part of the team in the UK and Europe.”

Julie Morgan

Julie Morgan, said: “I am massively excited to be part of the team in the UK and Europe.

“FKP Scorpio is a company whose ethos I totally believe in. I love live music and can’t wait to drive the company’s marketing forward with exciting plans for the future.”

“I can’t wait to get back to gigs!”

Rebecca Nichols

Rebecca Nichols, added: “I’m excited to be part of the FKP Scorpio team and working with such a dynamic and talented group of people on many special projects and exciting artists.

“I admire the company and their values, and I’m delighted to be part of building the UK business. I also can’t wait to get back to gigs!’

“we have assembled a dream team of the best talents our industry has to offer.”

Daniel Ealam & Scott O’Neill, FKP Scorpio UK

Daniel Ealam & Scott O’Neill, MD’s Of Live at FKP Scorpio UK, said “We feel like we have assembled a dream team of the best talents our industry has to offer, and we very much look forward to driving the UK business with a group of like-minded music fans”.

“I am looking forward to connecting with FKP’s network.”

Sam Laurence

Sam Laurence, added: “I am looking forward to connecting with FKP’s network, developing the artists I work with, creating opportunities for new artists at the start of their career, while pushing for a more sustainable and inclusive cross-industry future.”

“We all share the same values and have the same vision for FKP Scorpio.”

Folkert Koopmans, FKP Scorpio UK

Folkert Koopmans, FKP Scorpio UK, said: “I am really happy that we can welcome Julie, Lou and Rebecca to our FKP Scorpio family and also our partnership with Sam.

“We all share the same values and have the same vision for FKP Scorpio UK. We will use our experiences, contacts and networks to be the best partners for our artists in the UK and Europe.”

 Music Business Worldwide