Blue Raincoat Artists Brings Two New Managers Into The Fold14 August 2018 - Press release
Blue Raincoat Artists have announced that LA based artist manager Darin Harmon has joined the company. He brings with him renowned artist Phoebe Bridgers whose album Stranger In The Alps was cited in many critics polls on both sides of the Atlantic as one of the albums of 2017. Phoebe has also received three nominations for the AIM Awards 2018.
Harmon will have a dual role within Blue Raincoat Music. As well as artist representation, he will also oversee the Chrysalis Records catalogue in the US on the company’s behalf. Artists on the roster include The Specials, Sinead O’Connor, The Waterboys, Ten Years After, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Steve Harley, Fun Boy Three, Ultravox, Generation X and the Two Tone label.
Harmon began his career in A&R at labels including Capitol Records, Reprise / Warner Bros Records, Grand Royal Records and Nettwerk Records, before moving into artist management at Nettwerk. He left to become co-founder of 3D Management who counted amongst their clients Coldplay, My Chemical Romance, Jenny Lewis, Anthony and The Johnsons and Scissor Sisters. He went on to become a senior manager at Bill Silva Management working with Linkin Park and most recently spent time at CAM/Artist Nation where he managed All American Rejects and Breaking Benjamin.
The deal marks a further expansion by Blue Raincoat Artists into the alternative music world, which began last year with Ed Harris joining the company along with Cigarettes After Sex. With Harris based in New York and Harmon in LA, this further strengthens the company’s standing in the US, giving them a bi-coastal presence.
In further news, Josh Fisher has also joined BRA to further bolster the company’s electronic music management arm. Fisher comes from a club background, having been events manager at legendary Ibiza venue Space. Josh and brings with him the internationally renowned Mexican techno DJ Hector.
Blue Raincoat Music last week received seven nominations in the AIM Awards spread across three of their artists - Let’s Eat Grandma, Cigarettes After Sex and Phoebe Bridgers - making it the independent company with the most nominations this year.
Jeremy Lascelles, CEO Blue Raincoat Music and Chrysalis Records said “Bringing Darin on board demonstrates the ambitions we have at BRA in the world of artist management. Not only does he carry with him a wealth of experience across records and management, he brings us Phoebe Bridgers, one the most genuinely talented and exciting artists to emerge in the last couple of years. The first time I heard her was one of those seminal moments when you knew you were listening to something genuinely extraordinary. Who she is as an artist embodies everything we believe in at BRM.
I am also delighted to welcome Josh to the company, where he will work alongside Jamie Smithson in continuing to grow and develop our exciting roster of DJ’s and electronic music artists”.
Darin Harmon said “I’m always telling artists to align themselves with individuals who have plenty of experience, a good reputation and strong relationships. In partnering with Jeremy, Robin, Ed and their team, I’m taking my own advice. We have big ambitions to combine our strengths and build a home for artists on a global level.”