StructureFriars Management Ltd
David Stopps started his career as promoter of the famous Friars Club in Aylesbury, England. From 1969-84 he notably presented David Bowie, U2, Genesis, The Kinks, Blondie, The Police, Peter Gabriel, Queen, Fleetwood Mac, The Jam, The Ramones and The Clash amongst many others. In 2009 he successfully re-opened the Friars Club after a break of 25 years. With over 90,000 members it is the largest music club in Europe.
Stopps is fundamentally an artist manager, currently managing The Thompson Twins Tom Bailey and Howard Jones who together have just completed an extensive US Tour. He is Director of Copyright and Related Rights for the Music Managers Forum UK and recently had the second edition of his book ‘How to make a Living from Music’ published by the United Nations agency WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation). He regularly presents workshops around the world particularly in Africa, the Far East and the Caribbean.