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<  PRODIGY MUSIC / GENERAL  ~  Mike Champion R.I.P

PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:55 am
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Michael Peter Champion
August 1956 - December 2018

Just learned that Mike Champion passed away on 31st December

RIP

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Mike Champion

Born in 1956, Michael Peter Champion drew his attention to the Prodigy when they were looking for a new manager. He was asked by the band to become The Prodigy's manager shortly after 'Charly' was released. Mike, of 'Midi Management' knew the score when it came to managing acts on the then-new acid/rave scene of the late-80's/early-90's. He had already managed top rave act N-Joi, which was founded by his brother. He was also the director of C.S.M.F. Records, until the demise of the label c.1997.



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:51 pm
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Shit! What a bad news! Does anyone know the causes of his death?



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:22 pm
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James Jupiter wrote:
http://www.musicweek.com/management/read/liam-howlett-leads-tributes-to-pioneer-and-pirate-mike-champion/075047


"Mike was a one-off. Having made a living selling squid from the Falklands to the Japanese, dealing with the music industry presented him with few challenges. He could smell the bullshit from a mile away. The number of times he and the Prodigy said ‘no’ when the convention was to say ‘yes’ was remarkable. Each time their stock would rise higher until they became one of the biggest acts in the world. ‘No’ to the US booking agents offering to do the live work for half the commission charged by the agent who still represents them today – result: first UK band to break the £1 million headline fee barrier. ‘No’ to Sony when, after the two-single deal on XL came to an end in ’92 the major offered over £500,000 - a massive deal at the time. They stayed with XL for a fraction of the money and Fat Of The Land sold 12 million-plus. A true original and one of the biggest-hearted men I have known.” - Paul Spraggon, partner, SSB, The Prodigy’s lawyer since 1991



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