On July 31 2015, the major Led Zeppelin re-issue campaign was completed. Robin Hurley worked with Warner Music Group and the band over the previous 2 years, overseeing the re-release of the band’s nine studio albums - each with a disc of previously unreleased content. The campaign was a huge success, both critically and commercially, winning many awards along the way.
Hurley was the lead project manager for the global campaign, and the main liaison between the band members, their management, and the label.
Hurley began his relationship with Led Zeppelin in mid 2000’s while Senior VP of A&R at Rhino. He worked closely with the band on the release of the compilation Mothership, the deluxe re-issue of The Song Remains The Same, and the Tribute to Ahmet Ertegun concert in 2007 that culminated with the legendary reunion performance at the O2 in London. Hurley also worked with Robert Plant on his box set Nine Lives.
Julia Holter has been managed worldwide by Sea Level since 2012.
Julia Holter’s 4th album “Have You In My Wilderness” was released in September 2015, and has been acclaimed as one of the best albums of the year:
Album of the Year results (so far…):
Mojo (UK): #1
Uncut (UK): #1
Q Magazine (UK): #2
The Sunday Times (UK): #4
Magic (France): #3
Gorilla vs Bear (US): #16
Julia is currently completing a major world tour where the band (Julia, with Corey Fogel, Devin Hoff, & Dina Maccabee) played shows in the US, UK, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, China and Australia.
In late January 2016, Julia will commence touring again, with a full tour of North America, another UK tour, and a date in Paris.
In 2016, Julia will be playing many festivals and headline dates in the US and Europe. Please check Julia’s website for details and updates.
Julia Holter recently completed her first score for a major motion picture. The film “Bleed For This” was directed by Ben Younger, and will be released in autumn 2016.
In 2016, Julia will also be heard collaborating with Jean-Michel Jarre on the second volume of his “Electronica” release.
Holter is signed to Domino Recordings, who released her acclaimed third album Loud City Song in August 2013. Prior to that, in 2011 RVNG International released the critical breakthrough album Ekstasis, following up her debut full-length release, Tragedy, in 2010.
Holter has an avid fan base worldwide, with an especially devoted following in Europe where she has toured many times, playing headline shows and festivals. Influential publications such as Mojo, Pitchfork, The Guardian, Wire Magazine and Uncut have praised Holter’s unique sound, creativity, and captivating live shows.
Robin Hurley is the creative consultant to The Estate of Robin Gibb, primarily focusing on the solo work of the legendary singer / songwriter and Bee Gee. He guides the A&R and marketing strategy of Robin Gibb’s catalogue, plus oversees posthumous releases as approved by Robin Gibb’s widow, Dwina.
Hurley first worked with Barry and Robin Gibb when The Bee Gees moved to Warners/Rhino in the mid-2000’s, where he was Senior VP of A&R. Robin Gibb subsequently hired Sea Level to work on the 2012 release of The Titanic Requiem, the classical piece Gibb co-wrote with his son RJ.
Since Robin Gibb’s sad passing in 2012, Sea Level has worked closely with his family and estate's managers, and were instrumental in the release of Robin’s final solo album, 50 St. Catherine’s Drive, in September 2014.
As part of the consulting brief, Sea Level also supervised the redesign and re-launch of Robin Gibb’s website and are currently overseeing a catalogue music project to be released in Spring 2015.
Sea Level is currently working with the archive team at Warner Music Group. The consulting role has the short-term goal of identifying commercial projects that can be derived from the assets, plus the longer-term objective of raising public awareness of the amazing assets in the archive via exhibitions and publications.
The Warner vault has been meticulously archived and catalogued and contains an astonishing archive of assets dating back to the 1950’s, including audio, video, original artwork, photographs, advertising materials, posters, marketing tools, contracts and a wealth of memorabilia.
The first projects resulting from this consulting project will be released in 2015.
Robin Hurley co-produced The Doors App in partnership with legendary Elektra founder Jac Holzman. Created in full cooperation with The Doors and their management, the App is a co-venture by Rhino Entertainment and the UK/US based developer Brandwidth.
Development on the ambitious project commenced in 2012. Since its release in March 2013, it has become the top selling music app released by Warner Music Group.
The App is an immersive experience into the history of The Doors, packed with exclusive features. It covers the founding of the band, their six classic studio albums, the infamous “Miami Incident,” and the legacy and legend of Jim Morrison. Included in the App are thousands of images, video and audio content, a map of key locations in Los Angeles, and graphics detailing the equipment the band used in the recording studio.
The App was updated following the sad passing of Ray Manzarek, adding a section devoted to the much-loved keyboard player and founding member of the band.
Sea Level provided North American management for Johnny Marr from mid-2012 through the end of 2013. During this period, The Smiths founder, guitarist and songwriter released his first solo album, The Messenger. The album was released on Sire in the US, and was universally acclaimed by the US media, with coverage in every major print and online outlet. Johnny undertook two successful tours of the US to promote the album, including a celebrated appearance at Coachella in 2013.
Sea Level was hired by the Rolling Stones management in October 2012 to project manage the US release of the GRRR! compilation. The album was released to celebrate the band's 50th anniversary year and went Gold, as sales-certified by the RIAA.
The consultancy brief included strategizing the album with band management, including running all liaisons with the band's label, Interscope, for all US promotion, video, and marketing campaigns.
In conjunction with their 50th anniversary, the Rolling Stones performed three sold-out East Coast shows, including the final performance at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, which was broadcast as a pay-per-view event entitled One More Shot.
Prior to working with The Stones on this project, while head of A&R at Rhino, Robin Hurley worked with Mick Jagger and his management on the Very Best of Mick Jagger collection, released in 2007.