Paul entered the music business in 1976 as an Entertainments Officer at Southampton University. In that year he was the youngest NUS Entertainments Officer of all time, and promoted acts such as ACDC, The Damned, The Adverts, to name but three.
He left university to work as a tour manager and an out front sound man, then moved on to work for nine years (between 1978 and 1987) at Outlaw, a major independent concert promoter and management company. During this period Paul managed Teardrop Explodes, Tears For Fears, Level 42, as well as running the promotions company which staged an excess of 650 shows a year. He set up Paul Crockford management in 1987 which continues to the present day. During that time he managed Human League, Asia, The Four of Us, The Sixty FT Dolls, Tyrell Corporation, Pete Wylie. The current roster includes Dire Straits, Mark Knopfler, Paul Simon (EX-USA), The Australian Pink Floyd Show, and Danny Thompson.
Over the last 20 years Paul has also been a consultant for various other projects including Nitrocircus Live (the world’s biggest and best extreme sports show), The Rugby Football Union, Manchester United FC, The Wembley Group of Companies, The Prince’s Trust (Prince Charles’ personal charity).
He is also an active member of the Music Managers Forum.
Adam has over 25 years experience in the music industry, with a wide experience in many areas of the business. Having initially worked on Channel 4’s 'The Word', at BBC Radio 1 and MTV, he moved in to A&R at Red Ant Records, and then to Dave Stewart’s publishing company, Anxious Music. Deciding he wanted to concentrate on the live side of the industry, he became assistant manager at The Island venues in Ilford, and then the in-house booker/promoter for The Underworld in Camden. Having moved on from working at venues, Adam now owns First Contact Agency (booking agency) and Archangel Management (management company), and Team & Plan (providing bespoke international management, label and promotion representation). He has also been on the council of the Music Managers Forum (MMF), and represented the MMF and Agents’ Association on the Arts & Entertainment Taskforce on managed migration with the UK government's Home Office. He's also on the BRIT Awards Voting Academy, and represents the MMF on the UK Music Live Group. The only continent he currently doesn't do business on is Antarctica, but he's working on that...