Management company ie:music, which represents the likes of Robbie Williams, Passenger, Cher Lloyd and Ladyhawke has hired Leander Gloversmith.
Based in London, Gloversmith will also operate from ie:music’s LA headquarters, ie:west, as bands embark on upcoming tours in the US.
Gloversmith is described as a specialist in rock and metal and will be working with UK pop-punk act Neck Deep, whose 2017 album The Peace and the Panic charted in the Top 5 in the UK and US.
His initial roster also includes Brighton post-hardcore group As It Is and Texan metal band Frost Koffin.
With 12 years of artist management experience, Gloversmith played a key role in the signing and development of metalcore juggernauts Architects.
During that time he also managed BBC Radio 1 favourites Lower than Atlantis for their first two albums as well as punk band Creeper.
“It is a privilege to be part of a company with such an effusive legacy, who continue to evolve and remain a source of ideas and creativity.”
Gloversmith said: “It is a privilege to be part of a company with such an effusive legacy, who continue to evolve and remain a source of ideas and creativity.
“A lot is said about the diminished state of this scene, yet ie:music are doubling down on rock and metal as we believe it to be in rude health, birthing some of the most exciting and creative artists around, many of whom are quietly ascending to arena headline status without a drop of mainstream support.
“Paired with its passionate, multi-generational audiences, this is truly a world of lifers, on and off-stage.”
“We are delighted to welcome Leander and his roster to the ie:music family. He has proved time and again that he has an eye for what’s next.”
Michael Loney, ie:music
Michael Loney, co-MD of ie:music and president of ie:west in Los Angeles, added: “We are delighted to welcome Leander and his roster to the ie:music family. He has proved time and again that he has an eye for what’s next.
“His roster will be able to avail of our world class artist services team who will apply experience developed across ie:music’s other artists to maximise their potential.
“It is particularly exciting to have two outstanding artists that already have a firm US fan base – Neck Deep and As It Is – and we are also thrilled to welcome Frost Koffin.”
Pictured [Left-Right]: ie:music co-founder Tim Clark, Leander Gloversmith, ie:music co-MD Michael Loney Music Business Worldwide