WILLIAM MORRIS TO REPRESENT ï¿½??SCRAP METALï¿½??
WMA ANNOUNCES SIGNING CELEBRITY ROCK SUPERGROUP
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE ï¿½?? JULY 19, 2007 The William Morris Talent and Literary Agency today announced they have signed celebrity rock supergroup SCRAP METAL as a client, and will represent the rock supergroup worldwide.
ï¿½??SCRAP METAL offers an unprecedented collection of musical talent in one unique act,ï¿½?? says Agent Keith Sarkisian of The William Morris Agency in Beverly Hills. ï¿½??Collectively, the artists in SCRAP METAL have sold over 50 million records worldwide. For William Morris this is a unique opportunity to represent such a strong and highly marketable celebrity artist group.ï¿½??
Members of SCRAP METAL, a whoï¿½??s who of multi-platinum lead singers and front men, include Kelly Keagy of NIGHT RANGER whose number one rock hits include ï¿½??Sister Christianï¿½??, ï¿½??Donï¿½??t Tell Me You Love Meï¿½??, and ï¿½??You Can Still Rock In Americaï¿½??; Eric Martin of MR. BIG whose number one hits include ï¿½??To Be With Youï¿½?? and ï¿½??Just Take My Heartï¿½??; Gunnar Nelson and Matthew Nelson the twin sons of Rockï¿½??nï¿½??Roll Legend Ricky Nelson, of rock group NELSON whose pop/rock number one hits include ï¿½??(Canï¿½??t Live Without Your) Love and Affectionï¿½??, ï¿½??After the Rainï¿½??, and ï¿½??More Than Everï¿½??; and Mark Slaughter of SLAUGHTER whose penned number one hits include ï¿½??Up All Night Sleep All Dayï¿½?? and ï¿½??Fly to the Angelsï¿½??.
Artist Representative John Gimenez of The William Morris Agency in Nashville adds, ï¿½??William Morris has long been the leader in representing the best and most successful acts in the music industry, and SCRAP METAL is no exception. They have a proven track record in the music industry. William Morris is focused on a strong, long term relationship with these successful artists.ï¿½??
ï¿½??Now, with William Morris at the helm, we have the added strength to further navigate this amazing celebrity supergroup strategically & successfully. Itï¿½??s a perfect match,ï¿½?? confirms Doug Merrick, Manager of SCRAP METAL. ï¿½??This is a show of back to back hits that keeps the audience on their feet for an entire show!ï¿½??
''I couldn’t dream of a better agency to represent a project as ambitious as SCRAP METAL. I’m thrilled,ï¿½?? enthuses band co-founder Mark Slaughter.
ï¿½??William Morris has proven that they know what it takes to combine forces to make one plus one equal a million,ï¿½?? says co-founder Gunnar Nelson. ï¿½??Not to mention they just flat out kick serious butt!ï¿½??
ï¿½??The William Morris team is amazing worldwide and they have definitely earned their long-standing reputation for being the All Stars of the Talent Industry with their industry topping successes. It’s a perfect fit for SCRAP METAL,’’ adds band member Kelly Keagy.
Founded in 1898, the William Morris Agency (WMA) www.wma.com is the largest and most diversified talent and literary agency in the world, with principal offices in New York, Beverly Hills, Nashville, London, Miami Beach and Shanghai.
SCRAP METAL is scheduled to headline the upcoming MELODIC ROCK FEST (Melodicrock.com 10 Year Anniversary Concert) in South Bend, Indiana October 6th.
Visit the SCRAP METAL fan website at www.myspace.com/ScrapMetalBand.