Amanda Playle and Jho Oakley launch new artist management company25 April 2019 - Press release
AMANDA PLAYLE AND JHO OAKLEY LAUNCH NEW ARTIST MANAGEMENT COMPANY AT TILEYARD STUDIOS, LONDON
INITIAL ROSTER: PENDULUM | KNIFE PARTY | CAMERON HAYES
AMANDA PLAYLE and JHO OAKLEY announced today the founding of DECADE MANAGEMENT; a brand-new artist management company leveraging their combined 25 years of experience at the top level of the music industry. Aimed at providing best in class career management and artist support, DECADE MANAGEMENT already boasts a premium roster with the inclusion of the multi-platinum selling seminal electronic band PENDULUM, EDM pioneers KNIFE PARTY and emerging young talent, CAMERON HAYES.
The pair previously worked together at JHO MANAGEMENT (Pendulum, Knife Party, Chase&Status, Sub Focus, Zane Lowe, 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.
Former GM of JHO MANAGEMENT and more recently CLOSER ARTISTS the new CEO Amanda Playle says, "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!”
Former MMF Manager Of The Year and company Chairman Jho Oakley says, “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.”
Playle’s previous tenure with JHO MANAGEMENT is married with a deep contemporary knowledge of today’s industry climate, having spent the last few years working with platinum selling acts such as George Ezra and James Bay at CLOSER ARTISTS. Jho Oakley serving as company Chairman brings his legendary intuition back to the marketplace whilst ensuring Decade’s founding vision of hits, health and happiness becomes a reality.
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.”
Rob Swire, PENDULUM and KNIFE PARTY
“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.”
Zane Lowe, APPLE MUSIC, BEATS 1
“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.”
Jason Iley, Chairman and CEO, SONY
“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.”
Obi Asika, Founder, ECHO LOCATION TALENT
“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.”
Luke Hood, Founder, UKF
“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 Craig, Founder, NOSTROMO MANAGEMENT
“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.”
Paul Kempe, Founder, TILEYARD