Another Planet Management, the artist management arm of Another Planet Entertainment, announced the addition of Telegraph Road Management on Tuesday.
Laurence Freedman, who formed Telegraph Road in late 2018, will bring clients including Billy Idol, Mike Campbell/The Dirty Knobs, Benmont Tench, Cherry Glazerr, Miya Folick and Advertisement to APM, which already counts Tycho, Saint Sinner, Poolside, Amen Dunes, Madeline Kenney, Nap Eyes and Minna Choi among its ranks. With the announcement of two additional signings – DRAMA and Brijean – APM’s roster now comprises 15 artists.
“We’re thrilled to be joining Another Planet, an independent, like-minded company I have long admired on a professional and personal level,” Freedman said in a statement. “Together we’ll create new opportunities to serve our clients, all of whom are world-class artists deserving of the finest team to support their endeavors.”
Freedman will now head APM’s Los Angeles office, and will be joined by fellow Telegraph Road manager Evan Bright.
“As the pandemic continued, I shifted my focus from the promoter side to growing the artist management company to further diversify Another Planet,” wrote APM founder Bryan Duquette in a statement. “Los Angeles being a hub of our industry is a natural extension for our business strategically and Telegraph Road immediately gives us a footprint in that community to enhance the business of our existing clients along with the opportunity to sign new clients.”
Before forming Telegraph Road, Freedman worked with Tony Dimitriades – best known as the longtime manager of Idol and Tom Petty – at East End Management for 11 years. When Dimitriades transitioned into a consultant role, Freedman transitioned to Telegraph Road.
According to a press release, Another Planet Management general manager Dan Kasin orchestrated the deal.
“For years I’ve known Laurence as a colleague and friend and over time he has become friendly with so many others here at APE,” Kasin said in a statement. “It’s a natural fit. I look forward to combining forces so that we can grow our portfolio of artists by attracting new talent.”
The deal was praised by Another Planet Entertainment CEO Gregg Perloff, who knew Freedman through Dimitriades; Perloff began promoting Petty shows with Dimitriades in 1978.
“I have had the pleasure to work with Laurence while he was with East End Management and Tony Dimitriades and he’s one of the best managers out there,” Perloff said in a statement. “Not only does he understand artists with careers that span decades, but he also has a great ear for developing artists in the contemporary space.”