Meet The Danish Music Bizz: Sarah Sølvsteen – Head of Agency, Luger Denmark
SPOT is much more than concerts: Denmark has also got significant agents in various parts in the music business, and while we are counting down to the festival, we aim to present some of the people you can meet at SPOT in brief Q&As.
This time it is Sarah Sølvsteen, International agent for scandinavian artists and Head of Agency, Luger Denmark (Booking)
What do you work with?
I am an international agent for Scandinavian artists.
What is your business background?
I have no formal education. I started Silverstone Management in 1999 when I was 19 years old and I was a manager there until 2009. After a short hiatus I returned as an agent in 2011 when I helped start up Skandinavians CPH in Copenhagen (the Copenhagen branch of the Aarhus-based bureau, which later became Birdseye Agency). I left in 2017 and started the Danish division of Luger in January 2018.
What are the most important, exciting, well known, or interesting things in your portfolio?
As a manager: Saybia, Kashmir, When Saints Go Machine
As an agent: MØ, The Minds of 99, WhoMadeWho, Cancer, School of X, and in this year’s SPOT line-up: Drew.
What is the most important thing to happen to Danish music in the last five years?
There is an incredible pool of talent who can hold their own at an international level – and therefore also a growing interest from abroad. This means that a far larger territory is opening up for Danish acts and the Danish music business.
Which international business people and lines of business would you like to meet at SPOT this year?
I’d love to meet some people I haven’t met before 🙂 I haven’t seen the list of delegates yet so I really can’t be more specific.
What are you going to do at SPOT/what are your goals for this year’s SPOT?
As a booker I represent Norwegian Cezinando in Denmark. He will be playing at SPOT, and I can’t wait to present him to Danish festivals and organizers. I’m also Drew’s international agent. She is also going to play at SPOT and this will be the introduction of her as a live artist to both Danish and foreign promoters and organizers.
Besides your own artists, which ones are you looking forward to see at SPOT this year?
I’ll find out in May 🙂