Ian Smith has been involved in the arts for over 30 years, having run two music agencies established in 2000 based in the UK with a presence in Vienna Austria for the last 12 years. Dealing with all aspects of live performance work and in the past for 8 years as national chair of one of the UK musician’s union sections, Ian is also a musician, live sound engineer, and international artist manager working with artists across Europe (Spain / Ukraine / France).
Ian works as an agent with many renowned grammy winning artists and encouraging new talent from all genres. Ian has worked as an independent promoter also arts centre programmer and has worked with Arts Council England, PRS and many international bodies. Ian has spoken at international music conferences for many years.
Ian has been a UK registered sponsor for COS (certificates of sponsorship UK Visas and Immigration) and has broad experience in Visa Work permits, carnets, and taxation.