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 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.


NEWS

Introducing featured artist Jessica Wilde

Jessica Wilde

This week we wanted to introduce another of the incredible artists from our Featured Artist roster, Jessica Wilde. Despite being at the beginning of her career, South London singer/songwriter Jessica has already co-written with established artists Rudimental and Emeli Sandé on the song 'More Than Anything', released on Rudimental’s No.1 selling album 'Home' (Asylum Records/Black Butter Records) in 2013. Since this formidable start Jessica's distinctive and powerful vocals have caught the attention of many established

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AR’s Favourite Vocals: Ferdinand Weber & Fabich & Jetique – Finally

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This track from Ferdinand Weber & FABICH & Jetique uses a vocal replay of the brilliant Kings Of Tomorrow's 'Finally' featuring Julie McKnight. We've been hearing it played out for months, it was released on Spinnin' Deep back in February of this year, and in recent weeks we've been playing it non-stop. Not least as we are busy working on vocals for a forthcoming Ferdinand Weber track (watch this space).   We reckon this

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Listen to AR’s favourite vocal tracks on BLOOP Radio

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Back in February AR founder Anna Russell was a guest on D.Ramirez's show for BLOOP Radio, Northern Exposure. Anna brought in several of her personal favourite vocal electronic/dance tracks, both past and present, to play and talked about the AR Vocal Agency. Featuring tracks by Simian Mobile Disco, Riton & many more, you can listen again

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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.


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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