In October 2019, music industry veteran and A&R dynamo, John Saunderson, made the move to Manchester-based indie label, Ostereo, after spending more than 15 years at Notting Hill Music Publishing. Saunderson is the man responsible for consequently launching Ostereo’s fledgling management division, which has already amassed a roster of 14 talented artists, writers and producers.

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Launching a management agency in the midst of a global pandemic is no easy feat, and even less so is ensuring the success of the artists it represents, with touring and live grinding to a standstill globally.

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However, Ostereo have changed the script for their management clients, ensuring their focus is on releasing new records with the industry’s finest, as well as securing writing credits through camps and traditional A&R wherever possible.

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Ostereo management has, since launch, successfully negotiated over 100 releases for its talent with labels like Selected., Ultra, Defected, Perfect Havoc, disco:wax, Warner & Universal. These deals have, to date, garnered over 100 million streams for Ostereo’s client-base since launch, which is showing no signs of slowing.


Ostereo CEO Howard Murphy has said “it is so encouraging to see our talent continue to thrive during these turbulent times”. John Saunderson, a man known for his enthusiasm and work ethic has said; “my A&R contacts place a huge amount of trust in us to provide world class productions and writing, so it’s a privilege to work with such a talented roster who keep smashing each brief out of the park”.

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Ostereo’s management roster is characterised by a flurry of talent including the likes of young, British producer, Harrison, who Ostereo signed to a record deal with Universal/Virgin records within the first few weeks of their penning the deal.

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The agency has also recently secured a deal for their client Bluckther with Warner, and releases with Spinnin’, disco:wax, Selected., Lithuania HQ, and a spot at Tomorrowland for Portuguese DJ and producer, Tom Enzy.

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