Los Angeles, CA (PressExposure) September 27, 2007 -- MusicSupervisor.com, the nations leading online music placement service has dropped recording artist Shawn Hlookoff's song catalog from its current catalog and will not represent Shawn Hlookoff until the ongoing management dispute is resolved.
This decision comes at a time when IU Management (Hlookoff's contracted manager) had just finished the first rounds of major interest and negotiations with multiple labels and world-class management company's.
"I believe that Music Supervisor.com saw that the honoring of the agreement they have with IU Management (representing Hlookoff) as much a symbolic gesture as it is practical one. MusicSupervisor.com is a quality company and their integrity is paramount. I think this response is great as these days with the music business becoming even more Machiavellian it is good to know that honoring ones agreements is still held in high regard" states IU Management representative John Graham.
In June, a series of major Los Angeles music industry showcases for Shawn and other artists was sponsored and produced by MusicSupervisor.com. At those events MusicSupervisor.com had many industry heavyweights including Chris Contogorious of Interscope, Peter Torres of Thrive Records and Jon Howard from 21st Artist management invited to see Hlookoff. Coming out of that weekend of showcases the young 22-year-old singer songwriter had several suitors looking to pursue a label deal or a co-management deal.
"I was disappointed with the events following the return from L.A.," says Manager John Graham. "It was as if Shawn was struck by the overwhelming candy store that is the L.A. music scene and decided striking out on his own was his best move. Unfortunately for him he forgot that his management had made it possible for these many doors to the industry to be opened. His move and the timing of his decision is a shame as credibility along with stability is a valued commodity in any business. We were actively looking for and had significant interest from major management companies interested in co-management, all of this now appears to be in limbo."
MusicSupervisor.com's decision to uphold the sanctity of a legitimate contract is seen as a positive statement of their intent to continue to be the best music placement agency in the nation.