First Access Entertainment announce an investement partnership with Futurekind13 March 2018 - Press release
First Access Entertainment announce an investment partnership with music and entertainment company, Futurekind.
"I am very happy for First Access Entertainment to partner with Futurekind.”, says First Access Entertainment CEO, Sarah Stennett. “I have known Laurence for years, through his great work as a partner at SSB, and have admired Chuck's historical success as a manager and co-founder of Dirty Hit. Young, dynamic, entrepreneurial, innovative and driven by a genuine passion and love for music, Chuck and Laurence and their fledgling company encapsulate the spirit of everything I value within the Entertainment industry."
Futurekind was founded in 2016 by Chuck Waite and Laurence Abrahams. Abrahams was a previous partner at leading music law firm SSB where he represented clients such as Dua Lipa, Rag N Bone Man and George Ezra, while Chuck Waite was co-founder of record label Dirty Hit (The 1975, Wolf Alice) and manages writer and producer Joe Janiak (Ellie Goulding, Sigrid, Snakehips, Britney Spears).
Futurekind represent writers and producers through their global frontline JV with Guy Moot and Sony ATV such as The 23rd (Sigrid, Astrid S, Alma), Tom Mann (Liam Payne, James TW, Pretty Much), Dan Bartlett (Little Mix, Feder) and Jamie Norton (Take That). They provide a full spectrum of bespoke publishing, recording, licensing and branding services to artists, writers and producers. Equipped for a hyper-connected world with a business model that is agile, reactive and responsive, Futurekind are set up to capitalise on a broad range of opportunities that present themselves at any one time. Offering a global option to every corner of the music and entertainment business, Futurekind is actively present in both current markets, and emerging markets such as China and India.
“Our partnership with Sarah Stennett and First Access Entertainment accelerates our movement into markets we never thought possible at this stage: to be truly global.”, says Waite. “Sarah’s perspective and dedication to creating the next phase of the entertainment industry is immensely impressive. There are no restrictions or predetermined parameters by which she operates and her experience and success speaks for itself.”.
“We are very proud of the company we have built.”, adds Abrahams, “and even more so of the disruptive plan we now have in place, with the involvement of Sarah and her incredible team at First Access Entertainment.”.