Jamie Oborne is the founder of UK-based independent record label Dirty Hit and management company All On Red Management.
Oborne launched Dirty Hit in 2009 alongside co-founders Brian Smith and the late Ugo Ehiogu.
Growing up in Islington (London) and East Barnet, Oborne initially embarked on a career as a performing artist in his late teens and early 20s before going to study Philosophy and contemporary English Literature at university.
He began his industry career as an artist manager, launching All On Red Management in 2006. Early success included guitar act One Night Only, who signed to Mercury and had a big single with Just For Tonight, reaching No.9 in the UK charts.
Oborne began managing The 1975, who became the first signing to Dirty Hit alongside Benjamin Francis Leftwich in the face of multiple rejections from existing labels.
1975 frontman Matthew Healy presented Oborne with Sir George Martin Award at MBW’s 2018 A&R Awards.
jamie oborne: management philosophy
In an interview with MBW in 2016, Jamie Oborne said, “I’m very strict on making sure that my artists are financially aware and are not squandering income when they earn it. I like to think we can be equally as serious about the business stuff as we can with the creative stuff.”Music Business Worldwide