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Blue Raincoat allies with Arlo Parks manager Ali Raymond

By | Published on Tuesday 1 March 2022

Arlo Parks

Blue Raincoat Artists – the management wing of the Blue Raincoat Music Group – yesterday announced a new partnership with the label and management company Beatnik Creative, probably best known for managing Arlo Parks.

Beatnik Creative’s Ali Raymond has managed Park since the start of her career, and released her first single through his own label before she signed with Transgressive. The management firm is also currently working with up and coming artist Miso Extra.

Confirming the tie-up between his company and Beatnik, Blue Raincoat CEO Jeremy Lascelles says: “Ali is one of the brightest of the new generation of British managers. We clicked instantly when we first met him and found that we had so many shared values. He will be a fantastic addition to our team. And of course, he brings with him the incomparable Arlo Parks”.

“Much praise has – rightly – been bestowed on her seminal album ‘Collapsed In Sunbeams’, but what excites me is that I believe she is just at the start of what is going to be a long and brilliant career”, he adds. “Her talent, her artistry and her natural charisma are a force to be reckoned with. It’s an honour to be able to welcome her and Ali into the Blue Raincoat family”.

Meanwhile, Raymond says: “I’ve been an independent manager for ten years but meeting Jeremy and Robin [Millar, Chairman of the Blue Raincoat Group] made the decision to join a bigger family an easy choice. Their wealth of experience is something I truly admire and discovering their shared values felt like we had known each other for years”.

“You add to that a brilliant sense of ambition, integrity and passion for artist development, it feels like a winning combination”, he goes on. “I’m very excited to join a dynamic family of fantastic managers and artists. It’s a new chapter for Beatnik and Blue Raincoat. The sky’s the limit”.