New manager for Elvis
Costello Banks On A Bennett
Long an admirer of singer Tony Bennett, British popster
Elvis Costello has turned to Bennett's son, Danny, to manage his career.
Danny Bennett, of New York-based RPM Music Productions, has long handled
his famous dad's business doings. Costello's last manager was Gill Taylor
of By Eleven.
Meanwhile, Billboard U.K. correspondent Paul Sexton reports
that Costello's still-untitled 12-song collaboration album with Burt Bacharach
is set for release in the U.S. on Sept. 29. The album, due a day earlier
internationally, will be the first release under Costello's multi-label
pact with Mercury, PolyGram Classics, and PolyGram Jazz.