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.
Since forming the company, Jordan and Ross have been awarded the Writer/Producer Manager of the Year award at the Artist & Manager Awards.
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, Alok, Bree Runway and Mercury Nominee Olivia Dean.
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.
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.
Fred began his career in the music industry after studying music production at university in Leeds. Doing work experience for BBC introducing he quickly realised his passion was working closely with artists and songwriters at early stages of their careers and helping them to develop their craft.
After training in artist management at UROK for the first 4 years on his career Fred set out to found his own company in 2022 whilst also partnering with Karma Artists as a consultant to help manage members of their roster and also working as an A&R consultant to help facilitate new opportunities.