Over the next week, we will introduce you to some of the key industry people that you can meet at Sounds Like Roskilde networking event, March 10th at Bremen, where Roskilde Festival shares part of their vast international network with the Danish industry. You can read more about the event here.
Name: Matthew Cooper
Agency: 13 Artists, Brighton UK
Can you tell us a bit about your agency? 13 Artists are based in Brighton – an hour South of London on the Coast. There are 3 agents at the company, including myself, and around 10 other staff (bookers, assistants, accounts). The roster includes the likes of: Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys, Stone Roses, Royal Blood, George Ezra, Paolo Nutini, Portishead, Tame Impala, Alabama Shakes, etc.
Can you name a few acts in you personal roster? Broken Twin, C Duncan, Declan McKenna, Drenge, Eagles, METZ, Mitsuki, Mutual Benefit, Protomartyr, Speedy Ortiz, Twin Peaks, YAK.
Can you name a few acts that you have had/will have playing at Roskilde Festival? I had Drenge and Broken Twin play last year and have Protomartyr playing Roskilde this year.
What’s the best live show you have ever seen? Has to be Arctic Monkeys in a tiny club (York Fibbers) up North when I was 15. It was the show that got me into my love of live music.