Edge Management Launches

Jake Hooker’s Hook Entertainment and Diversified Entertainment Properties (DEP) have joined to establish a new management and label venture, Edge Management.

With offices in Los Angeles and London, Edge’s roster includes Al Jardine and Tommy Tutone, along with former Hooker clients Edgar Winter, The Knack, Orleans, and Ten Years After.

“For artists, the fragmented and changing music industry demands that management companies are positioned to provide a comprehensive slate of services and expertise, many of which go beyond the traditional role of artist manager,” Hooker said.

The longtime talent manager, who penned rock anthem “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll,” will serve as president. DEP chief Jonathan Fink will serve as CEO of the newly formed company. Industry vet Clive Fox will be chairman.