Manager Joe D'Ambrosio, whose stable of producers, mixers, engineers and composers include Tony Visconti (David Bowie, T-Rex), Hugh Padgham (Sting, Peter Gabriel, XTC), Elliot Scheiner (Eric Clapton, Band of Horses) and Mike Pela (Sade, Maxwell, Savage Garden), is expanding his client services to Europe, opening a new office in Paris that will be headed by Emily Gonneau, a former EMI Continental Europe and Capitol France executive.
Says D'Ambrosio, founder and CEO of the decade-old Joe D'Ambrosio Management: "Emily is a Sorbonne graduate who speaks five languages, a veteran label executive and a resident of Montmarte - she fit the profile perfectly to liaise not only with our US operations but future European clients that we'll be looking to sign."
Currently representing a roster of 20, D'Ambrosio, who was previously General Manager of Phil Ramone, Inc. and the Grammy-winning producer's personal manager, adds that he's "seen the enthusiasm for music continually grow abroad… That enthusiasm leads to more music consumption, which demands that we expand the operation to include international representation for our current clients, who are mainly based in the United States, save for Brits Padgham and Pela. Now more than ever, music has truly become a global market."
Says Gonneau: "I am looking forward to working with the talent currently signed to JDMI and expanding our presence by developing new relationships with the amazing array of music production talent already thriving here in Europe."