The Music Managers Forum is delighted to reveal the 24 hugely talented music managers who will participate in our 2022 Accelerator Programme for Music Managers. Supported by YouTube Music, Arts Council England, Creative Scotland and the Scottish Music Industry Association, Accelerator is a groundbreaking grants and training initiative aimed specifically at the wider management community. The programme is overseen by the MMF’s Paul Bonham.

Established in 2019, Accelerator has supported more than 70 independent music managers to date, resulting in an unrivaled track record of success and sustainability. Last year, the 22 managers who participated in Accelerator amidst the challenging circumstances brought on by COVID-19, still collectively unlocked £2.2m of earnings for their clients and increased their own business revenues by more than 30%.

Collectively, these artists saw 35%+ subscriber growth to their YouTube channels, with notable breakthroughs managed by Accelerator participants included PinkPantheress (co-managed by Phoebe Gold), Moonchild Sanelly (managed by Lauren Roth De Wolf), ShyGirl (managed by Sarah M) and Squid (managed by Ina Tatarko). Read a report on the 2020 & 2021 Accelerator retreat here.

Joining this network in 2022 will be the following UK-based managers, who between them already oversee the careers of almost 100 artists, songwriters, DJs and producers. All will benefit from annual grants of up to £15,000, alongside weekly sessions of expert-led professional development from partners including CMU, MusicAlly and Nadia Khan’s CTRL Music.

List of participants

Abi Getto

Management: Rinzen, Perel, Tim Green, Tom Jarmey

Adrian Thomas

Management: Nino SLG, Hargo & Idi Akz

Anique Cox

Management: Bree Runway

Alessia Avallone

Management: Lyra Pramuk, Gigi Masin, Ron Trent, Paquita Gordon, Soundwalk Collective, Carmen Villain, Huerco S, Anoushka Shankar

Cecile Dreyer

Management: Misty Boyce Dressage Child, The Banned Aysedeniz Gokcin

Charlene Hegarty

Management: New Pagans, Gemma Bradley, Kitt Philippa, The Darkling Air

Cillian Farrell

Management: Sainte, Chucks, Elevated, Lucid

Cleo Amedume

Management: Chrissi, Detonate, Freemonk, Yardes

Daryl Pryor

Management: Yours truly, Between You & Me, Teeth, Up Late

Gina Akers

Management: Mellowmatic, JFB, Jurassic 5's Soup Presents: Fullee Love Collective, The Tribe

Hamish Fingland

Management: Walt Disco, Lucia & The Best Boys, The Ninth Wave

Henry Carden

Management: Cattle & Cane, Joe Hammill, Jodie Nicholson, Mt. Misery

India Allen

Management: John Greenham And Tess Greenham (Clearlight Mastering), Kyle Mangels (Mixer), Rules (DJ/Artist), Liv Dawson (Artist)

Katarzyna Piatkowska

Management: Cellar Darling, NO:IR, Kassogtha, Tar Pond

Lucy Fitzgerald

Management: Lennixx, WOOZE, Goat Girl, whenyoung, Rudi Salmon

Maria Torres

Management: Sinead O'Brien, Grandmas House, Keaton Dekker, My Life As A Moth

Naomi Belshaw

Management: Dani Howard, Joseph Phibbs, Kemal Yusuf, Steven Daverson, Arthur Keegan-Bole, Garry DW Judd, Diana Yukawa

Pascal Balleti

Management: Enny, Tyegreen

Rapheal Adekunle

Management: S1mba, S1LVA, Harri Jay

Rich Goodwin

Management: The Reytons

Sim Virdi

Management: Wonky Logic, Ed Begley, Kefaya

Steven Odufuye

Management: Jords, Mike Brainchild, Kadiata

Thando Zulu

Management: Jerub, BEKA, Joel Baker

Yasin El Ashrafi

Management: Harri Georgio, Maniscooler, Ffion Rebecca, Jada O'Neill, Alice Kube, Flynny O'Flynn, Priv OTB, Tayo B

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