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At Rock Artist Management, we’re committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit our website, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.

We may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using our website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy.

Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to or write to Rock Artist Management, Ailsa Craig, 68 Glenluce Drive, Preston, PR1 5TD. Email:  Alternatively you can telephone 01772 497381 & 07846 427810.



Rock Artist Management was started in 1977 by Peter Barton. Pete started performing in bands at the age of 16, over the years he has had the pleasure of being a Mindbender playing alongside Wayne Fontana, Playing Drums with The Swinging Blue Jeans and Eric Haydock from The original Hollies. Pete played guitar with Lieutenant Pigeon alongside original Steve Johnson. His main instrument being the bass guitar. Pete spent over 15 years performing as lead vocalist and bass player with John Steel, Dave Rowberry and Mick Gallagher from The Animals.   Since those early days Pete has grown his 'one man' agency into a force to be reckoned with in the world music scene - he has achieved this with the support of a team of seasoned musicians who are dedicated, like him, to delivering the best possible service to bands, promoters and venue operators alike.

In 2015 Pete teamed up with business partner Colin Black, a guitar giant in the Blues music scene, who has also  been leading and managing bands for over 25 years and was  looking at that point  for a career change.  Colin  has been involved in making music and booking bands for 28  Started playing at age 17 - played pro since age 20 - Formed 1st band Hideaway Blues Band in Glasgow around time of the '80's Blues Boom - gained large Scottish and UK wide following which resulted in roughly 300 gigs per year for 3 years.  During that time opened for most touring U.S.blues acts due to local popularity.  Moved to Preston early '90's and formed festival and blues club favorites,  6 piece blues band 'The Stumble'.  Colin continues to  enjoy playing Chicago style rhythm and blues to enthusiastic audiences throughout Europe and has been involved with Peter Barton and RAM for over 15 years.

The team is further strengthened with the addition of Pete Hughes.  Pete began working as an agent and in management in 1982 managing a band called Cavern, (which included Peter Barton). Pete also wrote songs for the band and got them a recording contract, a UK hit single, lots of Radio 1 airplay and tours of the UK, Europe, America and Bermuda, before continuing to work as an agent with many top name artists booking shows and tours throughout the UK, Europe, Scandanavia and Australia. Pete now performs with The New Mindbenders. Pete reconnected with Peter Barton some years ago and is now proud to be a member of the Rock Artist Management team

Our Registered Offices are: 

Clitheroe Office (Pete Barton)  Rock Artist Management, Rothery House, Henthorn Road, Clitheroe BB7 2LD

 Preston Office (Colin Black)  Rock Artist Management, Ailsa Craig, 68 Glenluce Drive, Preston, PR1 5TD.


We obtain information about you when you use our website, for example, when you contact us about booking artists/bands and services, or if you register to receive our eNewsletters.


The personal information we collect might include your name, address, email address, IP address, and information regarding what pages are accessed and when. It is explained below.


We may use your information to:​

  • to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into by you and us;

  • dealing with entries into a competition;

  • seek your views or comments on the services we provide;

  • notify you of changes to our services;

  • send you eShot communications which you have requested and that may be of interest to you, these may include information about current shows and future events, venue promotions of our associated companies goods and services;


We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. We are legally required to hold some types of information to fulfil our statutory obligations (for example ticket details). We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with us.


We will not sell or rent your information to third parties.

We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.


Third Party Service Providers working on our behalf: 

We may pass your information to our third party service providers, agents subcontractors and other associated organisations for the purposes of completing tasks and providing services to you on our behalf (for example eNewsletters). However, when we use third party service providers, we disclose only the personal information that is necessary to deliver the service and we have a contract in place that requires them to keep your information secure and not to use it for their own direct marketing purposes. Please be reassured that we will not release your information to third parties beyond for them to use for their own direct marketing purposes, unless you have requested us to do so, or we are required to do so by law, for example, by a court order or for the purposes of prevention of fraud or other crime.

Third Party Product Providers we work in association with: 

We may work closely with various third party product providers to bring you a quality and reliable services. When you subscribe to our contact form and eShot/newsletter, the relevant third party product provider will use your details so we can generate eShots. In some cases, they will be acting as a data controller of your information and therefore we advise you to read their Privacy Policy.  These third party product providers will share your information with us which we will use in accordance with this Privacy Policy.


We may transfer your personal information to a third party as part of a sale of some or all of our business and assets to any third party or as part of any business restructuring or reorganisation, or if we’re under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation or to enforce or apply our terms of use or to protect the rights, property or safety of our supporters and customers. However, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected.


We will not contact you for marketing purposes by email, phone or text message unless you have given your prior consent. We will not contact you for marketing purposes by post if you have indicated that you do not wish to be contacted. You can change your marketing preferences at any time by contacting us by email:    or

Or by writing to:

Clitheroe Office (Pete Barton)  Rock Artist Management, Rothery House, Henthorn Road, Clitheroe BB7 2LD

 Preston Office (Colin Black)  Rock Artist Management, Ailsa Craig, 68 Glenluce Drive, Preston, PR1 5TD.

Alternatively you can telephone Clitheroe  01200 444 544 & 07712 628 366  or   Preston 01772 497 381   & 07846 427 810


The accuracy of your information is important to us. We’re working on ways to make it easier for you to review and correct the information that we hold about you. In the meantime, if you change email address, or any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please email us at:, or write to us at: Registered Office: Rock Artist Management, Ailsa Craig, 68 Glenluce Drive, Preston, PR1 5TD. Alternatively you can telephone 01772 497381  0r 07846 427 810.

You have the right to ask for a copy of the personal information Rock Artist Management hold about you (we may charge £10 for information requests) to cover our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to the business address: Rock Artist Management, Ailsa Craig, 68 Glenluce Drive, Preston, PR1 5TD


When you give us personal information, we take steps to ensure that sensitive information it’s treated securely.

Non-sensitive details (your email address etc.) are transmitted normally over the Internet, and this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.


We may analyse your personal information to create a profile of your interests and preferences so that we can contact you with information relevant to you. We may make use of additional information about you when it is available from external sources to help us do this effectively. We may also use your personal information to detect and reduce fraud and credit risk.


Like many other websites, the Rock Artist Management website uses cookies. 'Cookies' are small pieces of information sent by an organisation to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow that website to recognise you when you visit. They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns and do not identify you as an individual. For example, we use cookies to store your country preference. This helps us to improve our website and deliver a better more personalised service.

We use cookies to better the users experience while visiting the website. Where applicable this website uses a cookie control system allowing the user on their first visit to the website to allow or disallow the use of cookies on their computer / device. This complies with recent legislation requirements for websites to obtain explicit consent from users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on a user’s computer / device. It is also possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences. For more information on how to switch off cookies on your computer, visit our full cookies policy here Turning cookies off may result in a loss of functionality when using our website.

Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computers hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.  Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors.

This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. This software is provided by Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computers hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information. You can read Google’s privacy policy here for further information (

Other cookies may be stored to your computers hard drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.


This website operates an email newsletter program, used to inform subscribers about products and services supplied by this website. Users can subscribe through an online automated process should they wish to do so but do so at their own discretion. Some subscriptions may be manually processed through prior written agreement with the user.  All contacts and subscribers on the email newsletter subscriber list have either opted in for newsletters on our website or shown an interest in the RAM roster often having booked and contracted bands through the agency previously - and have been added to the list to ensure news of future promotions which may be of interest do not go unnoticed.

Subscriptions are taken in compliance with UK Spam Laws detailed in the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003. All personal details relating to subscriptions are held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. No personal details are passed on to third parties nor shared with companies / people outside of the company that operates this website.

Email marketing campaigns published by this website or its owners may contain tracking facilities within the actual email. Subscriber activity is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include; the opening of emails, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates and frequency of activity [this is by no far a comprehensive list.

This information is used to refine future email campaigns and supply the user with more relevant content based around their activity.  All emails identified as bounced back or blocked are immediately removed from the database.  To reinstate your contact details should you notice our mailshots in your spam or junk folders - either re-register on the website or contact

In compliance with UK Spam Laws and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 subscribers are given the opportunity to un-subscribe at any time through an automated system. This process is detailed at the footer of each email campaign. You can also write to us to have your details removed and un-subcribe here: Rock Artist Management, Ailsa Craig, 68 Glenluce Drive, Preston, PR1 5TD. Telephone: 01772 497 381 or  07846 427 810 .  Email:


Our website may contain links to other websites run by other organisations. This privacy policy applies only to our website‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from our website.

In addition, if you linked to our website from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site.


Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.

This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised to note before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.


This website and its owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy urls (web addresses) (this is an example: 

Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened urls published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine urls are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.


We are concerned to protect the privacy of children aged 16 or under. If you are aged 16 or under‚ please get your parent/guardian's permission beforehand whenever you provide us with personal information.


As part of the services offered to you through this website, the information which you provide to us may be transferred to countries outside the European Union (“EU”). By way of example, this may happen if any of our servers are from time to time located in a country outside of the EU. These countries may not have similar data protection laws to the UK. By submitting your personal data, you’re agreeing to this transfer, storing or processing. If we transfer your information outside of the EU in this way, we will take steps to ensure that appropriate security measures are taken with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this Policy.

If you use our services while you are outside the EU, your information may be transferred outside the EU in order to provide you with those services.


We keep this Policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated in March 2018.

For Rock Artist  Management:-

Clitheroe Branch                                                       Preston Branch

Peter Barton                                                             Colin Black

Rothery House                                                          Ailsa Craig

Henthorn Road                                                          68 Glenluce Drive

Clitheroe                                                                    Preston

BB7 2LD                                                                    PR1 5TD

T   01200 444 544                                                     T  01772 497 381

M  07712 628 366                                                     M  07846 427 810

Email:            Email:

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