K.K. Downing (ex-Judas Priest) has signed a global deal with Explorer1 Music Group. Andy Gould has also joined the company as the guitarist’s manager.
“I am very much looking forward to my partnership and future with Explorer 1. The reason I chose Explorer1 to manage my future over many other bona fide companies is their extensive roster of so many familiar and qualified experts and veterans of the industry that is surely incomparable. Also, their exciting and innovative business model is something that I truly believe will become the future industry standard, making Explorer1 leaders not followers in the music and entertainment industry.”
“Having been in the hard rock and metal music management business for over four decades, I jumped at the chance to join the Explorer1 team and its innovative artist partnership model. I have been a huge admirer of K.K. Downing’s work throughout his career, from listening to those early groundbreaking albums to watching him every night when Judas Priest had Pantera open for them and with this new partnership I look forward to representing the next chapter in the K.K. Downing legacy.”