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News April 15, 2019

Donny Benét signs management partnership with Maggie Collins’ Morning Belle: Exclusive

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Donny Benét signs management partnership with Maggie Collins’ Morning Belle: Exclusive

Donny Benét is no longer going it alone. The debonaire, post-disco Sydney recording artist is now managed by Maggie Collins and her team at Morning Belle, TIO can exclusively reveal.

Through this new management partnership, Benét joins the likes of DZ Deathrays at Morning Belle, a music services company run by Collins, the multihyphenate music industry professional who also serves as executive programmer of the annual Bigsound summit and presents with the triple j network.

The pastel-approving Benét is four albums deep into a career which took flight with his 2011 debut album Don’t Hold Back. He’s been been self-managed since September 2017, during which time he released his most recent LP, The Don, via Dot Dash/Remote Control.

Donny Benét’s “Konichiwa”

Benét met Collins at Bigsound 2015, where he says he was “blown away with her pragmatic approach to the madness” of the event alongside her “enthusiasm and love of music.” The pair kept in touch and Benét sought out her advice on self-managing after his big year of tour of Euro-touring in 2018. Those talks “turned into us discussing working together,” he explains. “I’m incredibly stoked to be working alongside Maggie and the team at Morning Belle.”

Speaking on the new arrangement, Collins comments: “The Don – the enigma, the Italo groove master – now has a manager. We are so honoured to now call ourselves ‘Donny’s people.’” Benét has “epic plans” coming up, including “new music and a world tour, and we can’t wait to help prepare his fans for what’s to come,”  Collins continues.

Industry icon Maggie Collins, who has recently launched her music service company Morning Belle

Maggie Collins

The mellow electro-leaning muso’s most recent album, 2018’s The Don, was supported with two sold-out Australian tours, and a pair of successful, self-booked debut European solo tours. A third tour, this time with his full band, will hit Europe this summer. The Donny Benét Euro Summer 2019 Featuring The Donny Benét Show Band trek will pack in 17 dates, kicking off June 26 with a slot at Plissken Festival in Athens, Greece.

But first, Benét will warm up with a stretch of support dates for Mac Demarco next month in the United States. “We’ve been flirting online for a while now and I’m feeling great about greasing the stage for a handful of Mac’s U.S. shows,” Benét enthuses. “Between his real tight outfit and adoring audiences, I can’t wait to dip my toe in the waters of the land of opportunity night after night. What a treat.”

This article originally appeared on The Industry Observer, which is now part of The Music Network.


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