Fear At The Top: Damian Costin, 123 Agency

“They’re a massively successful, girl-fronted, commercial group that we look after. When they came to us – a good friend had brought them to us – and at the time they had lost their management

“We were almost to the point where we were lending them money so they could survive. They went on to earn with us nearly $1.5 million dollars in terms of revenue. […] Somehow at some point, someone had mentioned you should go and work with someone else…”

CEO of Seventh Street Media Luke Girgis interviews heads of companies in the music industry about how they got to where they are, as well as all the mistakes they’ve made, and what they’ve learned from running their hugely successful companies.

In Episode #6 of Fear At The Top, Girgis interviews Damian Costin, Director at 123 Agency, the company behind some of Australia’s most successful tours, and the home of acts like Tash Sultana, Kingswood, Killing Heidi, Trophy Eyes and Pierce Brothers.

The pair discuss how Costin built the business up from struggling to pay rent into a powerhouse, why 123 Agency are hands on when it comes to marketing the band, and more. Costin also details how a high profile commercial artist left 123 Agency after they made them 1.5 million, only to return after being ignored by their new agency.