Crosstown Concerts has secured partnerships to create its own management company.
The promoter has linked up with Mark Bowers and Cliff Jones to create Crosstown Management, representing artists including Keir, Mauwe, Paris Youth Foundation and The BBC Radiophonic Workshop to complement its expanding promoting portfolio.
Crosstown is also collaborating with Ian Mizen and James Dawson of Jax Management to co-manage Paris Youth Foundation, giving the company a talent development arm which is a key part of its growth plans in the coming years.
Conal Dodds, director of Crosstown Concerts, said: “The Crosstown team has got a heritage in artist management as well as promoting so it’s great to have that part of the business launched and some great up and coming artists under our umbrella already breaking through in the European market. We are looking at a huge number of touring dates and festivals this summer under the Crosstown umbrella and we’re inviting artists looking for representation to get in touch as we are looking at expanding the roster during 2018.”
Crosstown, which has offices in Bristol and London, is a joint venture between long established promoters Dodds and Paul Hutton, formerly of Metropolis Music, and Fraser Duffin. It launched in 2016 with a 30,000-capacity Massive Attack homecoming show on the Bristol Downs, which has evolved into the The Downs Festival.
Mark Bowers of Crosstown Management added: “We are delighted to join Crosstown and launch this new management company. We share a great passion for developing artists and for giving fans a great experience."
Crosstown Concerts has with upcoming tours with the likes of Belle and Sebastian, Franz Ferdinand, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Jack White, The Wombats, The Vaccines and George Ezra. Its also runs outdoor events including Bristol Sounds.