ie:music, the London based artist management company, which counts Robbie Williams, Passenger, Will Young, Lily Allen, Lemar, Ladyhawke and others among its clients, has announced a number of key internal promotions.
Company co-founder Tim Clark will assume the role of Chairman, following the death in August of David Enthoven.
Enthoven co-founded ie:music with Clark in 1992, after which the pair built one of the most respected management houses in the UK over the course of more than two decades.
Two longtime staff members, Dan Medland and Michael Loney, have been promoted to the positions of joint Managing Director.
Dan Medland has been with ie:music for 13 years and oversees the careers of Passenger, who is enjoying a number one album in the UK, Australia and New Zealand this week, along with Ladyhawke and Gin Wigmore.
Medland is based in Sydney, Australia, where he runs ie:east, a wholly owned subsidiary of ie:music.
Michael Loney has been with the company for 14 years, joining to help run the campaign for Robbie Williams’ highly successful album, Escapology.
“I am delighted these were joint decisions made with [David Enthoven]. He was so happy he was able to decide them with me.”
Tim Clark, ie:Music
He has been responsible for managing the careers of Robbie Williams and his wife, the actress Ayda Field, for the past two and a half years.
He is currently hard at work on the launch campaign for Williams’ new album, The Heavy Entertainment Show.
In addition, Robbie Williams has appointed Benjamin Wells as Managing Director of www.robbiewilliams.com – a profit-making entity wholly owned by Robbie Williams, which coordinates all of his online media and D2C e-commerce activity.
Wells has been with the company for 4 years and is promoted from his previous role of Digital Manager.
Tim Clark, said, “It is always hugely satisfying to reward the hard work and dedication of those who work with you and Michael, Dan and Benjamin have been instrumental in the success of ie:music in recent years.
“Following the passing in August of our co-founder, David Enthoven, it was important to re-shape the company to ensure we continued to offer the best possible service to the artists we represent.
“I was fortunate to be able to discuss these decisions with David just before he died.
“I am delighted that these were joint decisions by my partner and myself and he was so happy that he was able to decide them with me. He was as proud as I am of the fantastic team of people we have at ie:music.”
Clark added: We are also very pleased to announce that Stephen O’Reilly has joined us as Head of Marketing at ie:music.
“His wide experience of marketing, his entrepreneurial flair and his networking skills are a very welcome addition to our ie team”Music Business Worldwide