Business Management firm LIVE WIRE (LBM) is opening a new office in Dublin.

The team in Dublin will be headed up by Susanna Bennet (ex IMRO) who will be assisted by Dean Fagan, a graduate of BIMM in Dublin and a composer in his own right.

Originally formed in Limerick, Ireland in 1998 by music industry veteran Alan McEvoy (pictured), LBM opened its London office six years ago under the guidance of Jason Coker.

LBM will now base its royalty management department out of the Irish capital from the beginning of September.

While the company’s royalty management department will initially be based in Dublin, LBM states that it has “bigger, longer term plans” for its new Dublin base.

LBM also has a base in South West France run by Mark Robertson who specializes in European Withholding taxes.

Between all branches LBM now employees a team of 38.

“Susanna has a vast amount of experience in royalties and data management and is someone we had already worked with on a consultancy basis. We’re delighted to have her join the LBM team and head up our Dublin base.”

Alan McEvoy

Alan McEvoy said “It’s hard to believe its 25 years since I left Dublin. I’ve always had my eye on setting up a branch there but the timing and circumstances needed to be right.

“I’m delighted to get back to the Capital City. Susanna has a vast amount of experience in royalties and data management and is someone we had already worked with on a consultancy basis.

“We’re delighted to have her join the LBM team and head up our Dublin base.

“We thought it was time to establish a stand-alone department to service our growing client base and having looked at a number of options Dublin stood out as a good choice”.

Jason Coker

Jason Coker added: “As a company our teams already undertake an enormous amount of royalty work managing income streams and reporting’s for artists, songwriters and producers as well as labels and publishers.

“We thought it was time to establish a stand-alone department to service our growing client base and having looked at a number of options Dublin stood out as a good choice”.

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