Partner in Courtyard Management and co-founder of ATC
Brian Message is a partner in Courtyard Management and co-founder of ATC, the management and live booking agency business. He co-manages Nick Cave, PJ Harvey and Radiohead. Brian is a former chairman of the MMF, an organisation that represents over 400 front line artist managers. In 2014 he stepped down as chairman to focus on digital licensing within the music industry on behalf of the MMF with a specific emphasis on transparency and supporting better business practice. He works closely with the CEO of the Featured Artist Coalition, the artist body who’s co-chairs are, Ed O’Brien from Radiohead, Nick Mason of Pink Floyd and Sandie Shaw. Through his work with both organisations, he promotes the opportunities provided by technological change, both for artists, their partners and the music industry as a whole.