First Artists Management, a Los Angeles-based talent company specializing in music and music supervision, is expanding its operations by opening an office in London and hiring two new partner-agents.
Hamish Duff joins the first artists from the independent management and publishing company Involved Productions. He will oversee all U.S. and European operations as head of the London office, “creating a transatlantic perspective for representation,” said Vassi Vangello, founder of the first artist.
Duff joined his clients with the first artists, including Solomon Gray, Clark, Alex Baranovsky, Will Gregory, Black Mass, Hannah Peel, Nico Castle, and The Grandbreads. It is considered to be the first major music company in the United States to establish a foreign office.
Sabrina Hutchinson will also join Vangelos and son Alexander Vangelos at the Los Angeles office. Hutchinson founded Entertainment Promotion Agency Defense Public Relations in 2011, specializing in sound and music clients and events. Its rasters included composers Rolf Kent, Gordy Hub, Bear McCrary, Blake Neely, Christopher Young, and Joshua Mosle. His first artists to join were Hub and Mosle.
Vassi Vangelos added: “We are very excited about the changes within our organization and the incredible team we have created. Our new London office gives us the opportunity to better support our European clients and give our US-based clients the opportunity to grow further in the European market.” “
Founded in 2003, the First Artist Management roster includes Academy Award, Grammy and Golden Globe-winning composers: Carter Barwell, Craig Armstrong, David Arnold, Stanley Clark, Rolf Kent, John Otten, and Antonio, Antonio.