Danny Keenan has exited as A&R manager of Albert Music, the Sydney-based label home of AC/DC.
Keenan joined Alberts in May 2006 from Warner Music Australia, where he served as artist relations manager. Prior to that, he headed indie label Fur Records, and was co-founder of Sydney-based music trade publication "The Music Network" back in 1994. During his stint with Alberts, he signed Skybombers and the Beasts of Bourbon.
"It's business as usual," says Albert Music CEO Tim Prescott, who directs the independent music company's A&R activities, with creative manager Philip Mortlock and U.K. A&R manager James Cassidy closely involved.
"We're in good shape," he adds, "and we've got some great talent and some more signings happening."
Rock-oriented Albert Music was established in 1964 as the label offshoot of J. Albert & Son, a music publisher which has roots dating back to the 1880s. The company's stable of publishing and recording interests includes AC/DC, the EasyBeats, the Angels, Rose Tattoo and more recent signings the Answer, Skybombers, Shelley Harland, Ed McGuire and Megan Washington.
Albert Music has an exclusive licensing arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment Australia which covers all Albert Music catalog, digital content and future CD and DVD releases in Australia and New Zealand.