Parker And Mr. French Team With Universal

Todd Wagstaff and Jo Walker’s Sydney-based music management company signed a new-model deal with Universal Music Australia for its acts.

These include Gypsy and the Cat, Evermore, The Vines, Bluejuice and new projects Jagwar Ma and Danco.

Each act pays for its music and artwork and oversees marketing while Universal will focus on promotion and distribution.

Wagstaff says the deal is an alternative to the 360-deal, which is unpopular among artist managers, and allows the acts to retain more control over their art.

Gypsy and the Cat have started their own imprint, Alsatian Music. In the meantime, Walker has moved to Melbourne to open a second office for the firm.