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Good Intent signs Saint Lane, Close Counters and FANGZ: Exclusive

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Good Intent signs Saint Lane, Close Counters and FANGZ: Exclusive

Good Intent is bulking-up its management roster with the signings of Saint Lane, Close Counters and FANGZ, TIO can exclusively reveal.

The new additions join an artist stable that includes Bootleg Rascal and Down For Tomorrow.

“The team and myself have been friends and worked with all three artists in various capacities over some time now,” comments Good Intent’s recently-appointed Artist & PR Services Manager Nick Moran, “so to be able to represent their careers as managers is an absolute honour.”

Born in New Zealand to Fijian and French parents, Saint Lane was one of the buzz acts at Bigsound 2019.

The Gold Coast-based rapper and singer kept the fire going with a string of well-received singles, including 2020’s ‘When Did We Grow Up’ and ‘Hickeys’ and tour supports with the likes of Lime Cordiale, Earl Sweatshirt, Dune Rats and Baker Boy.

“I’ve been searching far and wide for someone as crazy and ambitious as me and I think Mr. Worldwide Bobby Dazzler is the man for the job,” Lane comments. “This is like when South Sydney signed Latrell”.

Good Intent

Meanwhile, Melbourne pair Close Counters are ready for their close-up after performing at Splendour in the Grass, Falls Festival, Meredith Music Festival and more, and cutting remixes for the likes of Bag Raiders, 30/70 and, most recently, Young Franco and Denzel Curry’s tune ‘Fallin’ Apart’.

The duo, Finn Rees and Allan McConnell, performed to a full house last week at Sidney Myer Music Bowl with The Murlocs and they’ve sold out their three Melbourne Music Week events at Colour Club.

Their new teammates were there to “help us navigate the process of writing and releasing music over the course of the lockdowns that occurred in 2020,” a statement reads.

Close Counters


Also on board is FANGZ, the hotly-tipped Sydney post-hardcore outfit whose new single ‘Self Medicate’ is due out next Friday (February 26).

It’s the follow-up to their second EP But No Thanks, which yielded ‘Who Are We Now,’ a muscular track added to Spotify playlists Rock Out. and Local Noise.

“We’re absolutely stoked we finally have somebody to do all of our work for us,” enthuses FANGZ in a statement. “It’s also pretty rad to be surrounded by other artists and creatives we like that have the same ‘get stuff done’ attitude,” they add.

FANGZ

As the Sydney-based artist services agency plans for a big future, two key staff climb the ladder.

Veteran publicist Moran is elevated to Artist & PR Services Manager, while Rick Bridgman, formerly with Chugg Music (artist services) and UNDR Ctrl (artist management & marketing), is named to the new position of Artist & Label Services Manager.

“Our PR division has long been a staple since our inception,” says Bridgman. “Now with the addition of third-party playlist pitching, tastemaker DJ servicing and digital marketing, we can offer artists and labels a one-stop point for all their promo needs,” he continues.

Established in late 2018, Rob Carroll’s Good Intent is active across artist management, PR, radio plugging, club promotions, playlist pitching, digital marketing, worldwide blogs and label services.

Current and previous PR and Label Services clients include BMG, Sony, Universal, Handsome Tours, Astral People, Chugg Music, American Hi-Fi (USA), Bas (USA), Freddie Gibbs (USA), Bag Raiders, Gyroscope, Harts, Citizen Kay, RedHook and SCABZ.

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

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