Dead Dead Good Management is a football and entertainment management company based in Didsbury, Manchester, England.
The Dead Dead Good story goes back to 1982 when it was established as a specialist record mail order business ‘Omega Records’ operating from the family dining room and northern soul all-nighters.
It went on to evolve into one of the leading and most influential record store chains in the north-west of England with an associated management, record and publishing company in DDG.
In the early noughties founder Steve Harrison also established Beswicks Sports as a consultant. Steve remained at Beswicks as a director, consultant and registered football intermediary until the end of 2019 when he decided to return to independence and re-establish the DDG brand.
During his time at Beswicks Sports Steve worked with professional footballers at clubs as wide reaching as the English Premier League, the Scottish Premiership to the North American MLS to the Conference. Having represented players at England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and Republic of Ireland international levels.
In this current season DDG has been involved in moves including clubs as diverse as Manchester City, Liverpool, Brighton and Hove Albion, SC Braga, Tottenham Hotspur, Chester, Rotherham United, Gateshead, Stoke City and Salford City.
DDG operates across all the UK league’s, and advises players across the men’s and women’s game across Europe and America.
Our experience within the entertainment industry is extensive having been involved as the ‘Madchester’ and ‘Acid House’ scenes were breaking in the north-west of England in the 90’s.
Our record and management company saw success with Number One singles and albums across the globe with our artists selling out the likes of London Wembley Arena and the San Francisco Filmore.
DDG secured international label or artist deals with the likes of Universal Music , Island Records, EMI, Parlophone, Beggars Banquet, Atlantic Records, Warners, RCA and Def America.
Our catalogue of songs is into hundreds; which are soon to be launched via a new licensing and distribution deal in 2020.
DDG was pleased to support a then unknown film-maker Shane Meadows in 1997; clearing a song to feature in the film ‘Twenty Four Seven’ when the now famous director had little or no budget. Film-maker Mike Christie began his career at DDG. Mike made the Grierson Trust nominated 2018 film ‘Hansa Studios: by the Wall 1976-90’ and directed the Alex Ferguson documentary ‘The Secret of Success’ for the BBC. Mark Gill; the BAFTA and Oscar nominated film-maker responsible for the Morrissey biopic ‘England is Mine’ and ‘The Voorman Problem’ began his career as a signed musician at DDG. David Standen the film-director for ‘The Libertines… there are no innocent bystanders’ was a DDG artist and now works in the games industry as a creative director. TV writer Craig Cash ‘cut his teeth’ at DDG and then moved into the world of comedy with DDG friend Caroline Aherne and actually dedicated his first notable award to Steve for the TV series ‘The Royal Family’. He is now busy with Channel 4 series Gogglebox.
Director Steve Harrison continues to speak and lecture at the likes of Manchester University and UCLAN.
Steve is presently writing his first book ‘Here are the Young Men… a life in Music”, having previously written for publications as diverse as the Aston Martin Owners Club to published books by Pomona involving serial stories from The Times and a number of publications surrounding his beloved Manchester City Football Club.
Please get in touch directly should you be interested in any of our services at Dead Dead Good Management. We are always interested in new talent and opportunities.