Look Out Kid Artist Management is expanding its global reach by merging with Monster Artist Management, increasing its presence in Australia and North America.
Look Out Kid Artist Management announces that the esteemed and respected management team of Jacob Snell and Alexandra “Apple” Bagios will join the company. This move will provide a global strategic approach to the company’s business by expanding its presence in Australia and North America.
Snell and Bagios, who previously worked at Monster Artist Management, will bring with them a brilliant list of artists, including Australian Methyl Ethel and Hatchie, New Zealand’s The Beths, American indie punk favorites Cloud Nothings, sub-pop post-punk newcomers Sweeping Promises and prolific indie singer and songwriter Palhound to the Look Out Kid directory. There they will join the ranks of Courtney Barnett, Middle Kids, Sarah Blasko, American Faye Webster and Canadian Beverly Glenn-Copeland. The company will manage artists from offices in Los Angeles and Melbourne.
Look Out Kid has also hired tour specialist Emma Hawkes, who recently worked as the production manager for Courtney Barnett’s American touring festival Here And There. Hawkes has extensive knowledge of the touring and music industry, having worked for some time as a production manager, stage manager and tour manager at Australian music festivals, including Lost Paradise, Groovin the Moo and Laneway Festival, as well as on Sophie’s world artists. Tucker, Hayden James, The Dune Rats, Ruel and the Gang of Youth.
Founded by Nick O’Byrne in 2011 as Courtney Barnett’s management vehicle, Look Out Kid focuses on the successful export of Australian musicians. But since 2018, it has become a global management company with the addition of clients from North America.
Jacob Snell founded Monster Artist Management in Perth, Australia in 2011. Over the 12 years of its existence, the company and its staff have become increasingly focused on the global market with international artists such as The Beths, Cloud Nothings, Sweeping Promises and Palehound.
“We have had a lot of respect and admiration for Jacob and Apple for a long time. We like their line—up, we have similar tastes, and we care about the same things when it comes to the music business,” Look Out Kid said in a statement. “It’s important to pay attention when you find a soul mate in this crazy business, so it seems like a natural step for us. I am happy to exchange knowledge and rejoice in each other’s victories. We couldn’t be more excited about the year ahead.”
“We are very excited to join forces with Look Out Kid,” adds Monster Artist Management. “We’ve seen how Nick and Katie (Besgrove) have grown stronger and stronger with their incredible line-up over the past decade and behaved with an exceptional level of knowledge, enthusiasm and genuine concern for their artists and the industry in general. We are very happy to work with managers and people whom we respect very much and who share our vision. We see this collaboration as a great opportunity to learn from each other and create opportunities for our collective artists.”