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Elastic Artists: A cautionary tale

Elastic Artists: A cautionary tale

Room 3 | 15:30 – 16:30 | Thursday

Host: Olaf Furniss, Music Tourist

In an exclusive session, Jon Slade tells the story of Elastic Artists, the DJ agency he founded that went bust in late 2015, withholding payments to many of its international roster of over 150 clients. It was a high-profile fallout with one artist staging a mock kidnapping of an Elastic employee, and others receiving death threats. But the full series of mishaps that led to Elastic’s failure have not been discussed until now. Jon will explain how the difficult situation came about, how he went about putting things right, and where things stands at the moment.   

Guest Speaker:
Jon Slade, Elasticine (UK)

Guest Biog | Jon Slade


1994-1995 Cultural Affairs Officer (Sabbatical); Warwick Uni Students’ Union

1996-1998 Assistant Entertainments Manager; Warwick Uni Students’ Union

1999-2000 Junior Agent; Big Bang Management & Promotions, London

2000-2001 Agent; Profile Artists Agency Ltd, London

2001-2002 Agent; Coda Agency Ltd, London

2002-2004 Agent & Managing Partner; Impro Agency, London

2004-2015 Agent & Managing Director; Elastic Artists Agency Ltd, London

2016-pres. Chief Executive Officer; Elasticine Ltd, London