Who was the first manager of U2? U2. McGuinness first met U2 at a Dublin gig on 25 May 1978 where they were supporting the Gamblers. Following this meeting, McGuinness became U2’s manager, having been introduced to the band by Bill Graham, a journalist with Hot Press magazine. He founded Principle Management Limited on 29 March 1984.
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How do I find a band manager? Ask fellow musicians, do some research to see who manages your favorite acts, ask promoters and bookers when you do your shows, and so on. If you are at the point where you need a professional manager, then you are at the point where you know people who can make these recommendations.
What happened to Paul McGuinness? In 2013, McGuinness announced he was stepping down from day-to-day management and sold his Dublin-based Principle Management to Live Nation, with Guy Oseary taking over representation of U2. His affection, admiration and close ties with Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen remain just as strong as ever.