Helter Skelter Dwindles Further

Two years ago it housed one of London’s most powerful booking teams, but Nigel Hassler’s departure to Creative Artists Agency means Helter Skelter is now down to Pete Nash working out of his own office in New York.

Universal Music, which bought the company as part of the Sanctuary Music Group package in 2007, isn’t making any comment on its stewardship of what was arguably one of London’s biggest agencies.

When Universal acquired Sanctuary the stable door was already open as Ian Huffam, Jeff Craft and Steve Strange already left to set up X–Ray Touring. They’ve since been joined by Paul Bolton and Adam Saunders.

Emma Banks, Mike Greek and Becky Wedlake were quick to follow them to set up Creative Artists Agency’s London office.

In November Paul Franklin and Georgia Spencer Holmes quit Helter Skelter to join them, and now Hassler has made the same move.

At press time it wasn’t possible to get comment from Nash on what he intends to do when his Helter Skelter contract runs out.

Nash represents major acts including Kings of Leon, Pet Shop Boys, The B-52’s, Ke$ha and Meat Loaf.