Sarah Stennett is the CEO/Co-Founder of the London, England-headquartered First Access Entertainment.
Her previous music venture, Turn First Artists, was folded into First Access Entertainment after partnering with Warner Music.
Stennett also founded the music law firm SSB, which notably represents Adele.
Sarah Stennett: Career History
Sarah Stennett’s first management company, Turn First Artists, is where she got her start. She founded the company out of London, focusing on artist management and development.
At Turn First Artists, three-quarters of Stennett’s co-directors were female, which British soul artist Liam Bailey cited as giving them a leg-up in dealing with rising stars. When artists are in their developmental period but feel supported unconditionally, he said, they fulfill their true potential.
Since then, Turn First Artists has been folded into Stennett’s new venture, First Access Entertainment, which she co-founded with Len Blavatnik and Access Industries. Stennett also assumed the CEO role at FEA.
The partnership enabled Stennett to offer both management and label services. In 2017, FEA signed a global administration deal with Warner Chappell Music to handle its in-house music publishing roster.
FEA now offers varied services including artist management, model management, an in-house label, music publishing, television and film development, and sports management. Their management roster has included such artists as Lil Peep, Iggy Azalea, Ellie Goulding, Madison Beer, Jessie J., and Rita Ora. Stennett was responsible for launching Iggy Azalea’s career and strategized Zayn Malik’s solo career beginnings after his departure from One Direction.
In 1995, Stennett also co-founded the boutique media and entertainment law firm SSB Solicitors, which specializes in the music industry. Their notable clients include Adele and The Prodigy.
Stennett remains in the CEO role at First Access Entertainment.Music Business Worldwide