Spectacle links with Front Line

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Managers Andy Gould and Dan Dalton's Spectacle Entertainment Group has entered into a strategic alliance with Irving Azoff's Front Line Entertainment.

Gould and Dalton established Spectacle in mid-2005 after splitting with the Firm. The Spectacle-Front Line arrangement resembles a similar association struck this year between Azoff's company and another former Firm manager, Simon Renshaw.

Spectacle represents Rob Zombie for music and film. The musician-turned-director has two features in preproduction — a remake of John Carpenter's "Halloween" for the Weinstein Co. and the animated feature "The Haunted World of El Super Beasto" for Starz Media.

Spectacle's music clients also include Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley and Stephen Marley (sons of the late reggae star Bob Marley), Static X, Driveblind and William Tell."At a moment in time when the business is in consolidation, it's good to be with someone who's thinking in the future," Gould said in an interview. "The (exclusive) deal (Azoff) did with the Eagles and Wal-Mart, there's going to be more of that stuff. It's back to the days when entrepreneurs mean something. The labels are going nowhere except out of business."

Front Line's clients include the Eagles, Christina Aguilera, Jimmy Buffett, Van Halen, Aerosmith and +44.
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