Krauss Parts Ways With DS Mgt.

Alison Krauss and her long-time manager, Denise Stiff (DS Management), have announced their intention to part ways.

“We have had a wonderful 23 years together and are proud of what we’ve accomplished,” Krauss and Stiff said in a joint statement. “This is a difficult decision, but we have decided to end our professional relationship. We have the utmost respect and love for one another.”

Krauss continues to record for independent label Rounder Records, where she signed at age 14. Her most recent release, Raising Sand, was a collaboration with legendary rocker Robert Plant. The album won numerous awards across multiple genres, garnering top awards at the 2009 Grammy Awards including Record of the Year and Album of the Year. With 27 Grammy Awards, Krauss is the most awarded female in Grammy history. She and her acclaimed band Union Station are currently working on a new album.

DS Management, a part of the Front Line management group, represents 13-time Grammy winner Dan Tyminski, and has signed new artist Alyssa Bonagura.  Stiff was Executive Producer of Music for the award-winning film, O Brother, Where Art Thou?.  She also produced the multi-act Down From the Mountain tour, and was the Associate Producer of the Down From the Mountain album. She subsequently produced the Great High Mountain tour, which highlighted music from the films Cold Mountain and O Brother, Where Art Thou?


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