Jordan and Ross founded Karma Artists after working together in the A&R department at Polydor Records in 2011.
During that time they worked with a number of artists at early stages of their career some that would eventually sign to the label and others that didn’t.
‘Artist development has always been a huge part of what we love about the industry, pairing artists with the right co-writers and producers to help define artist propositions. Everything starts with a great song and our love of great songs led us to starting the business, working with some of the best song creators in the business.‘
Since forming Karma the combined sales of the roster represented are in excess of 400 million units.
Jordan comes from a musical background with his father as a successful songwriter and producer.
He worked for Universal Music for 9 years as a Senior A&R Executive working with pop artists Girls Aloud and Sophie Ellis Bextor and most notably helping to form hugely successful bands such as The Saturdays and The Wanted.
Jay then left to set up Karma Artists Management in 2012 alongside working on Simon Cowell’s Music Team for The X-Factor between 2013 -2017 before re-joining Universal as Senior A&R Manager for Virgin/EMI records where he worked with the likes of Sir Elton John, The Vamps, Westlife, HRVY and signed hotly tipped upcoming artists Olivia Dean & Bree Runway.
To date, Jordan has amassed over 50 top 10 singles and 7 UK number 1’s with the artists he has worked with.
Ross worked for ASCAP for 6 years where he built relationships with a wide variety of hit songwriters, producers and artists from both sides of the Atlantic and signed an array of talent to ASCAP including Calvin Harris, Bastille and Florence and the Machine.
Since then he has consulted to Fairwood Music Publishing who work with the prestigious David Bowie catalogue and house an array of well known copyrights, as well as Epic Records and Polydor Records where he worked in an A&R scouting capacity championing talents like The 1975 and James Bay amongst others.
Since then he has continued to consult to Universal in A&R capacity as well as working on top TV shows such as The Voice UK.
Senior US Manager
Based in Los Angeles – Anna works across the Karma Artists Management and Karma Songs Publishing rosters as well as sourcing new U.S based talent in a management or publishing capacity.
Anna spent 12 years at Kobalt Music Publishing, most recently as Senior Director of Creative, where she signed and developed songs from Grammy Nominated producer Rogèt Chahayed, Nina Nesbitt, Ella Vos, alongside working across the Global roster and was instrumental in setting up collaborations and securing various placements across multiple genres, including James Arthur’s “Say You Won’t Let Go” as well as releases with Jason Derulo, Kali Uchis, Kelly Clarkson, Quinn xcii, David Guetta, Kygo among others.
During her tenure at Kobalt, Anna also worked closely with MXM, Monsters & Strangerz, David Hodges, Pop Wansel, Oak Felder, Ariel Rechtshaid & Heavy Duty, Axident, Coffee, Linus Wiklund, Al Shux, Starsmith, Pablo Bowman, Iain Archer, and many more.
Assistant Manager & Co-ordinator
Jess has always had a passion for music and since graduating from university in 2017 has been working for the past four years within the industry, with previous experience in artist management.
Jess joined Karma Artists in 2019 and works across the artist & writer roster helping in various areas including development, pitching, logistics and social media.