Friday, 18 September 2015
Duffy gets new management - is a serious return coming? (Music Business Worldwide)
Duffy’s return appears to be something of a special project for French media giant Vivendi, which is encouraging collaboration between two of its key subsidiaries: StudioCanal – the producer of Legend – and Universal Music Group.
In fact, Duffy’s name was specifically dropped in an investor call this month by none other than Arnaud de Puyfontaine.
Who’s he? Vivendi’s CEO.
Or as he’s also known… Lucian Grainge’s boss.
“I am sure that duffy will make a successful comeback. All eyes will be on it.”
Now, MBW hears that Vivendi and Universal will be getting a bit of heavyweight help when it comes to resurrecting Duffy’s career.
Sources tell us that one of the most admired management pairings in the business, Los Angeles-based Cliff Burnstein and Peter Mensch (Metallica, Muse and Red Hot Chili Peppers), recently took on the act as a client.
The duo are the founders of the influential Q Prime organisation, which also manages the likes of Snow Patrol, Foals, The Black Keys and Dawes.
A source close to the singer told MBW: “Duffy is very talented musically – she has so much talent it’s out of control. She also has an extremely high level of intelligence, intimidatingly so.
“I am sure she will make a successful comeback. All eyes will be on it.”
Judging by the popularity of MBW’s story in our industry newsletter yesterday, they sure will.
Music Business Worldwide
Posted by Duffybilia at 01:04