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April 24th, 2001
Sanctuary today continued its expansion in the United States music market with the announcement that rock superstars Guns N' Roses and their long time manager, Doug Goldstein, are to join the Group. Goldstein, who has been with the band since its first album and over its 75,000,000 record sales, will become Co-President of Sanctuary Music Management based at the company's new Los Angeles offices which are due to open in mid May.

Sanctuary Group North America CEO Merck Mercuriadis commented: "We have been a market leader Internationally for more than twenty years with a reputation for combining artistic integrity with commercial success. The growth of our business in the US, the world's largest music market, at a time when demand for quality management, particularly at 'superstar' level, is at an all time high is a serious proposition for us. Our aim is to create an environment via our New York, London and now LA offices that every career artist wants to be a part of. We are delighted that Doug is on board to ensure we achieve our ambitions." Doug Goldstein commented: "Sanctuary is unique in that it offers a truly global service and expertise that cannot be found anywhere else. I have known Sanctuary founders Rod Smallwood and Andy Taylor for over 15 years and the resources and infrastructure that they and Merck Mercuriadis have afforded me including the record labels, publishing, recording studios, business management and booking agency allow me to provide a service for our artists that cannot be matched." Andy Taylor, Chief Executive of Sanctuary Group, said: "The USA is a priority market for Sanctuary Group in terms of our strategic development and what better way to mark our progress than with the addition of Doug Goldstein who brings with him the legendary Guns N' Roses to our artist management roster.

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