Bright Ivy was founded in 2014 by Joel Garthwaite to provide creative and innovative artist management to classical and contemporary musicians and composers. In 2015, Bright Ivy merged with Fourfortytwo Ltd, a chamber music agency founded in 2010 by Philip Venables. Under the new, larger Bright Ivy, Joel and Philip focus on bespoke artist management and providing a full range of marketing services for arts organisations and individuals. From the outset Bright Ivy has worked with artists at all stages in their careers, focusing particularly on visual impact, online presence and marketing. In today's online world we recognise that, to be successful, artists must have technology at their disposal, whether that be to help publicise performances, provide stunning visual identity or to streamline concert management. Having our design, marketing, and PR services in-house sets Bright Ivy apart from other management companies and creates the holistic approach that artists and arts organisations need to position themselves at the forefront of today's incredibly competitive marketplace. "Phil and I wanted to make Bright Ivy a truly inclusive artist management and marketing provider. Bright Ivy will handle the usual things musicians expect from representation, allowing them to concentrate on the artistic side of their work rather than administration, but more importantly, we wanted to create an environment where artists can consult with us creatively about their work, brainstorm ideas and build strategies and have access to an experienced marketing team, all in one place." - Joel Garthwaite, Director of Marketing and Communications
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