“You can’t download a live gig,” says Mike Dewdney who, with over quarter of a century’s experience as an agent, has seen the music industry go through a fair few changes. “You can stick a recording on your computer or your phone, but it’ll never be the same as being there. Maybe that’s why live music is so massive now.”

But while Mike has witnessed at first hand the ever-growing hunger to experience music in the flesh, through working with acts as diverse as Kasabian, The Deftones and Tori Amos, he believes the agent’s job is not just a case of getting lucky with a band hitting the big time, then maximising their income. “It’s not rocket science to know what to do when a band breaks, but the nurturing of an artist is the important bit.”

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Artists represented by Mike Dewdney