Oct 3 2013 by Sophie McCoid, Skelmersdale Advertiser
A MUSIC promotions and event security company has moved into Paddock Lane business centre and is hoping to recruit local bands to work with them.
Independent Sound Promotions UK Ltd works with signed and unsigned artists throughout the UK, promoting them to the media and organising gigs.
The company has worked with artists such as Cascada and bands from as far away as California and Italy.
Dave Horrocks is the company’s director and has worked within the music industry for over 20 years.
Dave spoke to the Advertiser about his plans for the future.
Dave said: “We’re very excited to be moving into Skelmersdale.
“It’s the perfect location for us as it’s close to the motorway and the music hubs of Liverpool and Manchester.
“We are really keen to get some local bands to work with us.
“We have all different artists on our books, from indie rockers to rappers, you name it we’ve worked with them.
“We encourage all Skelmersdale bands to approach us.”
ISPUK offers artist development programmes, which involve styling the artist and putting them into an recording studio.
There are also music apprenticeships available to help those who want to work in the industry to get their foot on the ladder and learn the ropes.
As well as music promotion the business also provides professional door supervisors to venues, and event security.
The firm has recently secured a contract to provide security for Gay Pride in Manchester next year and are in talks with Download and V Festival about providing some doormen for their events.
Dave said: “We’re actively searching for badged door supervisors and encourage anyone in the area with a badge to contact us.
“The business is going from strength to strength.
“We currently have ten office staff but if things keep on going the way they are I can see us expanding and recruiting more people.
“We’re going through a merger with Holier Than Thou Records at the moment which will make the business bigger, better and even more able to help artists.”
Anyone who would like anymore information about the company can visit their website www.independentsoundpromotionsuk .co.uk/ispuk