Ian Wright, the U.K.-based former promoter-turned-music publisher, died on July 2 after a battle with cancer. He was 57.

Wright made his name in the 1970s, when he hit the live-music scene as an agent/promoter at MAM Plc.

He left MAM in 1980 to launch talent agency TBA International with John Giddings.

On leaving TBA, he set up his two existing ventures: the artist-management company XL Talent, with composer and producer clients such as Apollo 440 and David Brant; and the publishing firm Reverb Music Ltd.

Wright was also on the board of the U.K. mechanical rights society MCPS and the Music Publishers' Association.