Once again this year, MXD are inviting several key international industry professionals to attend SPOT Festival. All of them will be joining us at the MXD Superball @ RADAR as part of the SPOT+ programme, but until the festival kicks off on May 4th, we will be bringing you brief introductions to them, including where they come from, what companies they work for, what bands they want to check out at Spot, and much more. We look forward to seeing Michael Morley of Lucky Number.
Name: Michael Morley
Company: Lucky Number Music Limited
Based in: London
Can you tell us a bit about the company’s history and roster?
Formed in 2005 as an independent record company, adding publishing in 2013, Lucky Number is heavily involved in developing long-term careers from initiation. Our label roster has included Sebastien Tellier, Gotye, Friends, Sleigh Bells, Hinds, Dream Wife, and Darwin Deez, whom we also manage. Publishing-wise our roster is as follows – labels that they are signed to as artists are indicated in brackets: FTSE (Ministry) – we have a song of his placed on the new MØ LP, Eyedress (Lex), Oscar (Witchita), Sunflower Bean (Fat Possum), Gilligan Moss (Virgin).
– and a bit about the acts you personally work with at this moment?
I work with all acts on the label, publishing, and management sides. I am also developing some acts that will release later this year, most likely on the label, these are SUZI WU, and SHIRLEY T.
What was the moment you decided you wanted to work with music?
When I was a teenager at ‘The Hacienda’ nightclub, Manchester in 1987.
What are your favorite Danish acts?
Mew, WhoMadeWho and Yung.
Best show you’ve ever seen hands down?
The White Stripes at Dingwalls, London, July 30th, 2001.