For the international contemporary live music industry
LiveUK

Jon Ollier widens offering as Fiinix rises

UNITED KINGDOM -
Uncategorised
November 22, 2020

Launching his new booking operation One Fiinix Live (OFL) after departing CAA. Ed Sheeran’s agent Jon Ollier says he expects agents will provide a much greater range of services post-pandemic. 

He tells Audience that, unlike in sports, television or film, the business models of music agencies remained largely unchanged for “a generation” before coronavirus. 

OFLwill represent music artistes in whichever discipline they choose to operate, be that live events, online, publishing or other performance.

“If you look at an artiste as a company, that branding is not necessarily just for music: the lines are being blurred all the time,” he says. One artiste I work with is making a TV show and will act in it, while others will write books or podcast.

“The large companies were distracted adding departments to add value, for example for corporate, for branding, etc. These were very expensive, and became deadweight during the pandemic.”

He says he would like to be back in an office, surrounded by a team and insists, “I have no intention of remaining a cottage industry and would like to attract other talented professionals to be a very competitive business.”

Ollier’s other clients include Anne-Marie, Lauv, 2Cellos and JC Stewart.

Other Stories

K2 and AGI a step closer

August 18, 2020
UK-based K2 Agency has joined forces with Los Angeles private equity firm The Yucaipa Companies (TYC) whose entertainment arm owns agency Artist Group International (AGI)….
Read more

Conference reveals more Sphere details

October 11, 2019
One of the highlights of the annual VenuesNow Conference, held on 11-12 September in New York, was more information about the Sphere arena project created…
Read more