Ignition Management
Artist Management
54 Linhope Street, London, United Kingdom
Ignition Management is a London-based music management company run by partners Marcus Russell & Alec McKinlay.

Ignition Management was formed in late 1983 by Marcus Russell, who at the time was manager of London based band Latin Quarter, who became established in Scandinavia & West Germany before going on to score a UK Hit with the song Radio Africa in 1986.

Ignition went on to manage Cambridge band The Bible, before expanding to take on Johnny Marr, The The and Electronic as the 90's approached. It was at this time that previous associate Alec Mckinlay returned from his native New Zealand to London to rejoin Ignition, and to later become a partner with Russell.

In May 1993 Ignition took on what was to become their most well known and successful client: Oasis.

The band fronted by the Gallagher brothers Noel & Liam, went on to sell over 60 million albums worldwide, and become one of the world biggest touring bands, playing to a total of 1.1 million on what turned out to be their final UK Tour in 2008/9.

Between 2000-2010 Ignition also managed North American clients Mercury Rev and Black Mountain, as well as New Zealand based Crowded House.

Subsequent to Oasis splitting in 2009, Ignition has continued to manage Noel Gallagher as their client, overseeing the launch of his highly successful solo career, as well as founding the Ignition Records in 2012.
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