Amanda Playle and Jho Oakley have launched Decade Management – a new London-based artist management company leveraging their combined 25 years of experience in the music industry.
The company will based at London’s Tileyard Studios.
Decade Management already boasts a premium roster with the inclusion of the multi-platinum selling seminal electronic band Pendulum, EDM pioneers Knife Party (pictured) and emerging talent, Cameron Hayes.
The pair previously worked together at Jho Management (Pendulum, Knife Party, Chase&Status, Sub Focus, Zane Lowe and Netsky) but in 2015 were forced to close the company prematurely and reluctantly part ways, when Jho Oakley was struck down by a chronic illness.
Playle has spent the last few years working with acts such as George Ezra and James Bay at Closer Artists.
Playle said: “It’s been a decade since Jho and I first started working together and I am delighted to be working with him again.
“It’s also been 10 years since I first worked with Pendulum so the name Decade Management seemed appropriate!
“Pendulum and Knife Party are without a doubt two of the biggest names in electronic music and we are excited to help them navigate this next stage of their long and successful careers.
“Cameron Hayes is a brand new but extremely talented young artist, that we have high hopes for.”
Oakley added: “Amanda had a huge part to play in the success of JHO Management and after seeing her help not one but two different management companies win the coveted MMF Manager Of The Year award, it was high time that she launched her own vessel and I am delighted to be onboard.
“I will do everything I can to see Decade Management become a huge success.”
Rob Swire, Pendulum and Knife Party said: “Amanda and Jho were an integral part of Pendulum and Knife Party’s success story, and we’re beyond excited to be working with them again.
“Their direct personal touch and heartfelt investment in an artist’s career trajectory is unparalleled.”
Zane Lowe, Apple Music, BEATS 1, said: “I couldn’t be happier to see Jho and Amanda back in business.
“Their experience coupled with an instinct for what moves the needle will ensure success. This will be a great new era.”
Jason Iley, Chairman and CEO, Sony added: “What a great day for the music industry. A day of celebration!
“So pleased to see Jho and Amanda back working together again. The music industry is better for it.”
Obi Asika, Founder, Echo Location Talent, said: “Amanda and Jho are two of the best managers I’ve ever worked with.
“It’s exciting to have them back together, the industry and my company have missed this team.”
Jason Iley, Sony
Luke Hood, Founder, UKF said: “After almost 10 years since I first started working with Amanda and Jho I’m delighted to hear they’re opening their doors once again as Decade Management.
“They have consistently innovated over the years and I’m looking forward to watching their next moves.”
Paul Craig, Founder, Nostromo Management, said: “It is great that Jho is back in the management business and even better that he and Amanda are working together again and launching a new company.
“The industry needs great characters and teams such as Decade!”
Paul Kempe, Founder, Tileyard said: “Amanda and Jho were some of Tileyard’s first ever tenants and we’re delighted to have them back.
“Tileyard wishes them both continued success with this new and exciting venture.”Music Business Worldwide