James Merritt

Music Manager and Radio Presenter

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James is the founder of AuthorityMGMT, an artist management company, with an ethos geared to discovering and developing a new generation of world-class singer / songwriter / performers.

Heading up the current roster is Ella Eyre, signed to Virgin/EMI Records and Warner/Chappell publishing. In April 2013, Ella's collaboration with Rudimental, 'Waiting All Night' hit #1 in the UK singles chart. She followed this by writing the #1 'Changing' for Sigma, the top 5 'Gravity' with DJ Fresh, scoring a string of top 20 solo singles, and releasing her debut album 'Feline', which reached number 4 in September 2015.

Ella won the 2014 Brit Award for Best Single, was runner up in the BBC Sound poll and bagged both Best Newcomer and Best Female at the Mobos. 

In the world of brand partnerships, Ella is much in demand, replacing Beyonce as the face of Emporio Armani Diamonds, partnering with ASOS, Bose, and Nintendo, and launching the remastered Fiat 500. 

Her latest single, a collaboration with Sigala, 'Came Here For Love' is out now.  

Ella Eyre is co-managed with Charlie Arme at Tileyard.

Email : james (at) authoritymgmt (dot) com