Tom Larkin – founding member of Shihad, and founder of multiple artist development initiatives including the 30-week SIGNAL program and agency Homesurgeryand Damian Costin, Director at 123 Agency have launched VVV MGMT.

The new artist management venture “to provide a platform for artists to develop careers and access opportunity” was formed under the 123 Music Entertainment Group (123 MEG).

“Tom and I are technically family,” said Damian Costin. “We have been working together in one way or another since 1998 when our bands first toured together – Fast forward to 2018 and the Agency now represents Shihad and when Tom came to me with the idea of a management company to run alongside the agency, it was a no brainer.”

Tom Larkin added: “This partnership a natural step to combine our strengths under one roof. 123 Agency have positioned themselves as a key entity within the Australasian music community in discovering and sustaining new talent, so being able to leverage our strategic and creative infrastructure as a management company alongside that presents huge opportunities for both parties.”