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FKP partners with Warner, Kobalt for management venture

Umbrella Artist Productions, a collective of artist managers, will focus on breaking "talented young artists" in Europe, explains FKP Scorpio COO Freddie de Wall

By Jon Chapple on 03 Oct 2017

Umbrella Artist Productions launch, Reeperbahn Festival 2017

L–R: Campbell, Hartmann, FKP's Folkert Koopmans, de Wall, Cassidy and Huppauff

Promoter FKP Scorpio has partnered with Umbrella Artist Productions (UAP), an artist management collective launched at Reeperbahn Festival earlier this month, to provide live support to the new venture.

The German-based, pan-European concert and festival promoter will lend its live expertise to UAP, whose founding managers are Ulysses Huppauff (Odyssey Music Management, Germany), Markus Hartmann (Celsius Management, Germany) and James Cassidy and Barry Campbell (Jaba Music Management, UK).

FKP joins Warner ADA, which provides label services and digital marketing, and Kobalt Music, which focuses on publishing, licensing and synchronisation (synch), creating a touring/recording/publishing troika focused on breaking new artists across Europe.

UAP, which has offices in London and Berlin, will work “closely throughout Europe with the FKP Scorpio live concerts and festival business, with particular focus on the UK and German markets”, according to a launch statement.

“UAP will provide an excellent platform to launch talented young artists”

“UAP will provide an excellent platform to launch talented young artists,” comments Freddie de Wall, who joined CTS Eventim-owned FKP as COO as in April. “With the expertise of well-respected managers in various countries, combined with our know-how at FKP Scorpio as a pan-European promoter, we have the opportunity to develop the careers of promising artists from scratch.

“We are very excited about this unique set-up and are looking forward to working with our network of managers and their artists.”

Campbell adds: “UAP puts live performance top of the priority list to kickstart a new band’s career, with release and promotion schedules enhancing the touring – and the ever more important festival plot.”


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