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 Artist Management

Our artist and talent management service.

Vocalist Resources

Are you a vocalist? Find useful resources for singers and songwriters, to help inspire, motivate and develop your career here.


AR’s Favourite Vocals – Illyus & Barrientos ‘Love You So Much’

Cannot get enough of this at the moment. The new track from Glasgow house duo Illyus & Barrientos, 'Love You So Much' first premiered on Annie Mac's Radio 1 show last month, and we love it. The high energy track features a fantastic vocal by artist Trina Broussard, which has been sped up to great effect. Out now, released by our friends Toolroom Records, we can't wait to hear more of this over the summer.

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Vocalists: What’s in it for them?

Easing the process by which producers acquire vocal toplines means recognising the obstacles which can slow (or even prevent) them receiving their desired outcome – a vocal that meets what they have envisaged in their minds. One of these obstacles is in getting the vocalist/topline writer to take on or, more frustratingly, see a project through. Producers often report artists they have engaged on a project going AWOL somewhere between agreeing to take it on

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AR’s Favourite Vocals – Kaytranada feat. Craig David – ‘Got It Good’


Kaytranada's new album '99.9%' was released a week ago on XL Records, and it's all we have listened to since. It goes without saying that the production values are incredibly high, but this album is also a masterclass in collaborating with vocalists and topline writers to amazing effect. Featuring both established and emerging artists including River Tiber, Aluna George, Vic Mensa, Phonte, as well as personal favourite artists of ours Anderson Paak, Shay Lia and

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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.




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.


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.


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

Scottish Institute for Enterprise’s National Business Plan Competition