Artist Management Companies

 

For a new artist/band, the choice of a manager/management company is of crucial importance. You’ll want to be represented by someone with total belief in you and whom you can trust to deal with just about every aspect of your career outside actually writing the songs.

A friend or fan may have the enthusiasm, but you’ll need someone with industry contacts or at least the confidence to look and act the part.

If a person or company has been recommended to you, obviously that’s a good start. Otherwise, try to talk to as many different managers as you can until you get a feel for the one who seems like the best fit. Look at their roster of artists; try to speak to one or two of them to get their feedback (many management companies list their roster on their website, with links to their artists’ websites).

It’s becoming harder for a new artist to attract a big-name manager, as it’s more lucrative for them to concentrate on their existing acts. But if you can interest an up-and-coming manager, perhaps currently working within an established company, who is ready to branch out – that may be one way to go.

 

19 Management
33 Ransomes Dock
35-37 Parkgate Road
London
SW11 4NP
Tel. 0207 801 1919
Contact: Simon Fuller
www.19.co.uk
Artists include: Rachel Stevens, Will Young
 
Aire International (Air)
27 The Quad
49 Atalanta Street
London
SW6 6TU
Tel. 0207 386 1600
Contact: Marc Connor
www.airmtm.com
Artists include: Jamie Cullum
 
Big Life Management
67-69 Chalton Street
London
NW1 1HY
Artists include: Snow Patrol, Badly Drawn Boy
 
CMO Management International Ltd
Studio 2.6
Shepherds East
Richmond Way
London
W14 0DQ
Tel. 0207 316 6969
Contact: Chris Morrison
www.cmomanagement.co.uk
Artists include: Blur, Gorillaz
 
Coalition Management
Studio 2
3A Brackenbury Road
London
W6 0BE
Tel. 0208 743 1000
Contact: Tim Vigon, Tony Perrin
www.coalitiongroup.co.uk
Artists include: Embrace, The Streets, The Zutons
 
Courtyard Management
21 The Nursery
Sutton Courtenay
Oxon
OX14 4UA
Tel. 01235 845800
Contact: Chris Hufford
Artists include: Radiohead
 
Empire Artist Management
Portobello Dock
553-579 Harrow Road
London
W10 4RH
Tel. 0208 968 5888
Contact: Neale Easterby
www.empire-management.co.uk
Artists include: Daniel Bedingfield, Natasha Bedingfield
 
GR Management
974 Pollokshaws Road
Shawlands
Glasgow
Strathclyde
G41 2HA
Tel. 0141 632 1111
Contact: Rab Andrews
Artists include: Primal Scream, Texas
 
Heavenly Management
47 Frith Street
London
W1D 4SE
Tel. 0207 494 2998
Contact: Martin Kelly
Artists include: Star Sailor

 

IE Music Ltd
111 Frithville Gardens
London
W12 7JG
Tel. 0208 600 3400
Contact: Ari Millar
www.iemusic.co.uk
Artists include: Craig Armstrong, Robbie Williams
 
LH Management
1 Lonsdale Road
London
NW6 6RA
Artists include: Nightmares on Wax
 
Metamorphosis Management
Matrix Complex
91 Peterborough Road
London
SW6 3BU
Tel. 0207 751 2751
Contact: Mark Hargreaves
Artists include: Sugababes
 
Midnight To Six Management
4th Floor
33 Newman Street
London
W1T 1PY
Tel. 0207 462 0026
Contact: Dave Harper
Artists include: Goldfrapp
 
ModernWood management
Cambridge House
Card Hill
Forest Row
East Sussex
RH18 5BA
Artists include: Imogen Heap
 
Modest! Management
Studios 2-3
Matrix Complex
91 Peterborough Road
London
SW6 3BU
Tel. 0207 384 6410
Contact: Jane Skillin
www.modestentertainment.com
 
Nettwerk Management UK
Rear of 44 Chiswick Lane
London
W4 2JQ
Tel. 0207 456 9500
Contact: Sam Slattery
www.nettwerk.com
Artists include: Dido, Stereophonics, Josh Rouse
 
Normal Management
3rd Floor
25 Denmark Street
London
WC2H 8NJ
Tel. 0207 836 3536
Contact: Alice Harter, Paul Noble
Artists include: The Magic Numbers
 
Quest Management
Unit 1D
36 Warple Way
London
W3 0RG
Tel. 0208 749 0088
Contact: Scott Rodger, Stuart Green
www.quest-management.com
Artists include: Bjork, The Arcade Fire

 

Safe Management
St Anne’s House
Guildford Road
Lightwater
GU18 5RA
Tel. 01276 476676
Contact: Chris Herbert, Tim Ferrone, Paul Humphreys
www.safemanagement.co.uk
Artists include: Myleene Klass, Hear’say, Kym Marsh
 
 
Solar Management
13 Rosemont Road
London
NW3 6NG
Tel. 0207 794 3388
Contact: Carol Crabtree
www.solarmanagement.co.uk
Artists include: Zero 7
 
Steve Harrison (SH) Management
Lodge Road
Sandbach
Cheshire
CW11 3HP
Artists include: The Charlatans

 

SuperVision Management
Zeppelin Building
59-61 Farringdon Road
London
EC1M 3JB
Artists include: Franz Ferdinand
 
Terra Artists
The Courtyard
Unit A
42 Colwith Road
Hammersmith
London
W6 9EY
Tel. 0208 846 3737
Contact: Marc Marot, John Arnison
www.terraartists.com
Artists include: Richard Ashcroft
 
Wildlife Entertainment
Unit F
21 Heathmans Road
London
SW6 4TJ
Tel. 0207 371 7008
Contact: Ian McAndrew
Artists include: Craig David, Travis