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Ie:music hires rock specialist, adds Neck Deep to roster

Rock and metal specialist Leander Gloversmith joins ie:music to diversify the management agency’s roster with pop-punk bands Neck Deep and As It Is

By Anna Grace on 13 Feb 2019

ie:music rock specialist

ie:music's Tim Clark, Leander Gloversmith and Michael Loney

image © ie:music

Management company ie:music has recruited rock and metal specialist Leander Gloversmith, who will add Neck Deep, As It Is and Frost Koffin to its roster.

The ie:music roster currently includes Robbie Williams, Passenger, Cher Lloyd and Ladyhawke. The agency hopes to diversify with more rock and metal artists through the hiring of Gloversmith.

Gloversmith will focus on the management of UK pop-punk act Neck Deep, who played at the 12,500-capacity SSE Arena, Wembley in London this weekend.

The manager’s roster also includes Brighton post-hardcore group As It Is and newly-signed Texan metal band Frost Koffin.

“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,” comments Michael Loney, president of ie:west in Los Angeles.

“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”

“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.”

Gloversmith has 12 years of artist management experience. He signed and developed British metalcore band Architects and managed the rock group Lower than Atlantis and 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,” says Gloversmith.

“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.”

Based in ie:music’s London office, Gloversmith will also operate from the agency’s Los Angeles headquarters as bands embark on upcoming US tours.


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