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Dave Shack named MD of Iron Maiden management firm

By | Published on Tuesday 17 December 2013

Dave Shack

Former music journalist turned record label man Dave Shack has now made the move into the world of artist management. He has been appointed Managing Director of Phantom Music Management, which looks after Iron Maiden, reporting to founders Rod Smallwood and Andy Taylor.

Shack told CMU: “This feels like where I was always meant to end up after 25 years in the music industry. The opportunity to work with a brand of such power and integrity is a dream come true; the music and catalogue, the Trooper beer, the sold-out tours and the power of their fans and the metal community is unparalleled”.

He went on: “What Rod and Andy have achieved with the band is inspiring and I am looking forward to learning from them and helping take one of Britain’s greatest ever rock bands into their next phase”.

Smallwood founded Phantom Music Management in August 2006, after leaving Sanctuary Records (the company he founded with Taylor in 1979) with Iron Maiden’s management contract. Taylor then joined him six months later, shortly before Sanctuary was sold to Universal.