Marc Marot - Terra Firma Artist Management
Marc started his career in 1982 as Professional Manager of UK Independent, Eaton Music. He was appointed MD of Chris Blackwell’s Blue Mountain Music in 1984, working with U2 and the Bob Marley catalogue, amongst others. Whilst there, he had his first international No. 1 single with ‘Pump Up the Volume’. His publishing signings included, amongst many others, Massive Attack, De La Soul and Shakespeare’s Sister (Marcy Levy).
He was appointed MD Island Records in 1990, the youngest MD in the UK music industry at that time and subsequently headed every division of Island. Artists signed and/or developed by Marot while at Island Records included The Cranberries, Pulp, PJ Harvey, The Stereo MCs, The Orb, Talvin Singh, Tricky and Nine Inch Nails.
During his tenure as Island Records MD, Island artists won the prestigious Mercury Music ‘Record of the Year’ prize three times, and a total of ten Island albums were short-listed.
Marc’s A&R protégés include Paul Connolly (now MD and Exec VP Europe for Universal Music Publishing) and Richard Manners (now MD of Warner/Chappell Music UK). Music supervision/A&R credits include ‘Notting Hill’ film soundtrack, which sold over 4 million copies.
He guided U2’s career throughout the 1990’s, from Achtung Baby to negotiating the new deal including the two ‘Best Of’s’, selling over 50 million records in total.
Marc’s management client, Paul Oakenfold’s 2002 recording ‘Bunkka’ sold over 500,000 copies worldwide and won the prestigious Dancestar USA award for Best Dance Album. The record included the single US/UK Top 10 single ‘Starry Eyed Surprise’.
Management client Lemon Jelly’s album ‘Lost Horizons’ went gold in the UK, and was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and Brit Award as well as numerous design awards.
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