Welcome

Welcome to the home of the AR Vocal Agency and AR Artist Management.

Below you will find links to go directly to the dedicated pages for our services, which detail exactly how each works and how we can help you. Or, if you would like further information on the company, it’s founder and our activities please continue scrolling.

 

 AR Vocal Agency

Very proudly the only vocal agency of its kind. Source vocalists, bespoke top lines, and consultancy on vocal projects of any kind.

AR Vocal Directory

Our directory of vocal and songwriting talent currently boasts almost one thousand vocalists. Page coming soon.

AR Artist Management

Our artist and talent management service.



NEWS

AR’s Favourite Vocals: Armand Van Helden feat. Duane Harden

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Today sees the start of a new regular feature on the AR Vocal Agency, where we post a favourite vocal track of performance of ours! It wouldn't be right to begin this series with any track other than Armand Van Helden's 'You Don't Know Me', featuring a brilliant vocal topline by Duane Harden. Released at a pivotal time, when we were still new to clubbing, this remains perhaps our favourite dance vocal record of all

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Our latest sample pack ‘Soulful Vocals 2’ out now

Soulful Vocals 2

Producers: the latest in our line of vocal sample packs, produced in collaboration with Sample Magic, is out now and already sitting at #1 in Sample Magic's Top Ten vocals chart! To get this and view our other available vocal sample packs please see the 'Our Work' section of the

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Throwback Thursday: AR – The Beginning!

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This week we're throwing it all the way back to an interview with AR founder Anna Russell, from the very beginnings of the AR Vocal Agency in 2012. The business, our approach and ideas may have expanded way beyond these, but the company's ethos and passion for vocals remains the same. See how it all began

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ABOUT AR

Born from a long held desire to work within the commercial music industry, AR Artist Management was founded by Anna Russell. Having grown up as an amateur singer but professional Top 40 watcher, by the early 2000’s Anna was working in music venues and managing local artists whilst studying for her BA Hons in Popular Music.

Anna’s first job in professional management came in 2007 as one half of Angle Management representing, amongst others, Groove Armada. Her years with the globally successful dance act included work on their own annual festival Lovebox, a groundbreaking partnership with Bacardi – which won countless marketing awards including Music Week’s ‘Music and Brand Partnership of the Year’ 2009 – and their sixth studio album Black Light, released in 2010 and Grammy nominated for Best Dance/Electronic Album. Not to mention various domestic and international tours, countless headline festival appearances, and never-ending Ibiza seasons. One of Anna’s key roles with Groove Armada was sourcing the featured artists for their records and the vocalists who helped make their live show.

Taking this experience, AR Artist Management was set up with the aim to work with quality artists broadly within pop and electronic music. Later, determined to find the perfect way to combine her love of vocals, experience of singing, and the extensive network of singers and songwriters she had built up, the company expanded with the addition of the AR Vocal Agency.

The AR Vocal Agency is proudly the first and only service of its kind in the world, and is now the company’s flagship.


FEATURED PRESS ON AR


OTHER ACTIVITIES

Public Speaking

In 2014, AR devised a series of talks and workshops aimed specifically at emerging artists. These were held at both Shoreditch House and the Record Club, Camden. In addition Anna has spoken publicly at various music conferences, including London Electronic Music Event, The Great Escape and CMU’s DIY Sessions at the Roundhouse.

Lecturing

Anna has delivered guest lectures to students at all levels on Music Business courses at various institutions, including Point Blank London, BIMM Institute London, Middlesex University, The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, SAE Institute London, The Academy of Contemporary Music, Birmingham School of Media & Edinburgh Napier University.

Awards

Napier University’s Centre for Entrepreneurship
Winner ‘Most Promising Entrepreneur’

Scottish Institute for Enterprise’s National Business Plan Competition
Finalist


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