How to run a Label
A&R, LAB Records
James graduated from Surrey University with a Music Production degree in 2012. During his studies he balanced lectures with multiple internships within Artist Management (Assistant @ Freedom Management) & Sync Licensing (Music Supervisor @ Music Dealers). Following his graduation he was offered a Label Manager role @ Absolute Label Services. During his time at Absolute James worked across numerous projects for clients including: BMG Rights, earMUSIC & Rocket Management.
During his time at Absolute, James set up his own Record Label & Talent Management company; Stoa Sounds. His first management/label client (KYKO) has amassed over 9.5 million Spotify streams, enjoyed playlist support from BBC Radio 1 and toured across the country.
Following the success of the KYKO campaign, LAB Records asked James to head up their newly formed Artist Management company: LAB Management. His current management roster includes: KYKO, SHOR & The New Coast.
In addition to running LAB Management, James also A&R for LAB Records. During his short time at the company, James has signed multiple acts, including: Marsicans, Martin Luke Brown, Cape Cub, Desert Planes & Vistas.
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