“The Artist and the Fan: the two most important parts of the music industry; everybody else and their egos are just the gloop in the middle”.
That is the mantra that has guided ie:music since it was established in 1992 by two industry veterans, David Enthoven and Tim Clark.
In their words, “We are part of the gloop but every single day we have to justify what we do for our artists and we answer to them”.
In 2016 David Enthoven sadly passed away leaving a significant legacy to the music industry. Carrying on with David’s work, Michael Loney and Daniel Medland became joint managing directors of ie:music, whilst Tim Clark took the role of Chairman. Nina Parnaby completed the board as Director of Commercial Strategy and Business Affairs.
As the digital revolution flourishes, ie:music is propelling itself to the forefront of the emerging technology, exploring and capitalising on opportunities for its artists. The company embraces digital technology as an extraordinary facilitator of artist – fan communications, as a means of encouraging transparency and of making everything from ticketing to downloading and streaming more effective, efficient and honest.
ie:music is engaged with the Featured Artist Coalition, the Association of Artist Managers and the Music Managers Forum in making a fairer, more transparent environment for all artists.
In 2015 ie:music established ie:sports to represent footballers. It’s business ethos is to operate to the same ethical standards it has set for its management of artists.