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WHO WE ARE

The world’s leading management company for clients in Sport, Music, Drama & Entertainment

With offices in LA, London, Washington, New York and Manchester, we are committed to providing emotionally and financially intelligent career advice to elite clients across the world. Tailored to every client's needs and career goals, we draw on our collective skills and experience to offer a depth of knowledge that separates us from our competitors.
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Client
Our clients inspire us to innovate and seek excellence in everything we do. We always make decisions through their eyes, not our own
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Company
We attract colleagues who want to be part of something bigger than themselves, determined to make things happen that otherwise would not - our definition of management
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Network
With relationships across a range of industries, our unique information flow ensures we stay ahead within this increasingly exciting and complex digital landscape
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Heritage
Spanning decades, the history of our company is rich and constantly evolving. Click below to see the incredible brands who've made the Group what it is today
SEE OUR TIMELINE

YMU Group (previous holding company names include Formation Group and James Grant Group) started in 2002 with a vision to become the world’s leading integrated management company for clients in Sport Music and Entertainment.

Sept 2002

Lyle Yorks establishes our first US office in Washington DC to create today’s North American soccer team

Mar 2008

James Grant Media joins the Group. Founded by Peter Powell and Russ Lindsay, this creates our Entertainment team in the UK

Jul 2014

Waterton Rugby Management joins, seeing Derwyn Jones become co-chairman for global rugby operations, expanding the Group’s Rugby and overall UK Sports team

Mar 2017

Deckstar joins the Group. Founded by Lawrence Vavra, Matt Colon, DJ AM, Steve Aoki and Paul Rosenberg, this creates today’s US Music team

Oct 2017

10 Management is acquired, bringing Take That to the UK Music roster

Aug 2018

Impact SM, founded by Rob Segal, joins the UK Sports Team

Oct 2018

YMU unifies all teams under one brand, set of values and beliefs

Neil Rodford (current CEO of the Group) and a small team of executives started out in the UK Football industry, representing an array of domestic and international professional football players

Sep 2007

Founded by Pat Savage, OJK joins the Group, creating our Business Management team in the UK

Dec 2012

Hall or Nothing, founded by Martin Hall, joins the Group to create today’s UK Music team

Oct 2015

James Grant Management Inc. is established, creating today’s US Influencer team. Set up by Vanessa Del Muro and Kim Perplies, it creates our first West Coast office in Los Angeles

Jul 2017

Founded by Shaun Longstaff, Top Marque Sports helps expand the UK Sports team and underpin the Group’s existing client Rugby roster

Nov 2017

Troika joins the Group. Founded by Michael Duff, Conor McCaughan and Melanie Rockcliffe, it creates today’s Drama & Comedy team in the UK

Sept 2018

Machine Management, founded by Iain Watt, joins the UK Music team

Dec 2018

Strike Management, founded by Chris Lomas, joins the UK Sports team

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YMU Group (previous holding company names include Formation Group and James Grant Group) started in 2002 with a vision to become the world’s leading integrated management company for clients in Sport Music and Entertainment.

Sept 2002

Lyle Yorks establishes our first US office in Washington DC to create today’s North American soccer team

Mar 2008

James Grant Media joins the Group. Founded by Peter Powell and Russ Lindsay, this creates our Entertainment team in the UK

Jul 2014

Waterton Rugby Management joins, seeing Derwyn Jones become co-chairman for global rugby operations, expanding the Group’s Rugby and overall UK Sports team

Mar 2017

Deckstar joins the Group. Founded by Lawrence Vavra, Matt Colon, DJ AM, Steve Aoki and Paul Rosenberg, this creates today’s US Music team

Oct 2017

10 Management is acquired, bringing Take That to the UK Music roster

Aug 2018

Impact SM, founded by Rob Segal, joins the UK Sports Team

Oct 2018

YMU unifies all teams under one brand, set of values and beliefs

Neil Rodford (current CEO of the Group) and a small team of executives started out in the UK Football industry, representing an array of domestic and international professional football players

Sep 2007

Founded by Pat Savage, OJK joins the Group, creating our Business Management team in the UK

Dec 2012

Hall or Nothing, founded by Martin Hall, joins the Group to create today’s UK Music team

Oct 2015

James Grant Management Inc. is established, creating today’s US Influencer team. Set up by Vanessa Del Muro and Kim Perplies, it creates our first West Coast office in Los Angeles

Jul 2017

Founded by Shaun Longstaff, Top Marque Sports helps expand the UK Sports team and underpin the Group’s existing client Rugby roster

Nov 2017

Troika joins the Group. Founded by Michael Duff, Conor McCaughan and Melanie Rockcliffe, it creates today’s Drama & Comedy team in the UK

Sept 2018

Machine Management, founded by Iain Watt, joins the UK Music team

Dec 2018

Strike Management, founded by Chris Lomas, joins the UK Sports team

What we do

We provide a wide range of bespoke services tailored to the individual

Our Client
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Core
Relationship
Team
Comprehensive representation of clients across sport, music and entertainment sectors
Create, develop and deliver long term client strategies
Liaison and negotiation with music labels, international broadcasters, leading production, casting and distribution companies, theatres, social networks, brands, publishers, PR companies and live event producers/promoters
Proactive strategies to secure off screen, off stage and off pitch commercial income and endorsements
Creation and funding of IP opportunities
Live event production
Social media planning and activation
Literary representation
Voiceover representation
Deploying capital to originate content
Shooting and editing content
Bespoke data analysis
Personal and company accounting
Royalties audits/examinations
Negotiation of deal documentation
Tax advice
Tour accounting
Payroll administration
Crisis management
Reputation positioning
Upholding highest levels of trust and confidentiality
What we do

We provide a wide range of bespoke services tailored to the individual.

Our Client
Core
Relationship
Team
Our Client
Core
Relationship
Team
Deploying capital to originate content
Developing a strategy
Actioning a plan
Shooting producing and editing content
Seeking out casting opportunities
Liasing with labels, networks, digital platforms and apps
Crisis Management
Seeking on screen, off pitch, off stage commercial income and endorsements
Administer and protect your money in the most appropriate tax structure
Personal company accounting
VAT Returns
Tax planning
Negotiate deals and legally document them
Reputation positioning
Represent you on both sides of the Atlantic and internationally
Understanding of the importance of trust and confidentiality
Conduit to your other advisors
Social media planning and activation
Deploying capital to originate content
Developing a strategy
Actioning a plan
Shooting producing and editing content
Seeking out casting opportunities
Liasing with labels, networks, digital platforms and apps
Crisis Management
Seeking on screen, off pitch, off stage commercial income and endorsements
Administer and protect your money in the most appropriate tax structure
Personal company accounting
VAT Returns
Tax planning
Social media planning and activation
Meet the teams

Representing elite athletes, managers and broadcasters within Football (Soccer) and Rugby

Meet the teams

Representing elite athletes, managers and broadcasters within Football (Soccer) and Rugby

Meet the teams

Providing professional business advice to musicians, performers, athletes and presenters

Providing professional business advice to musicians, performers, athletes and presenters

Meet the teams

Managing leading TV presenters/hosts, broadcasters, experts, social influencers and authors

Managing leading TV presenters/hosts, broadcasters, experts, social influencers and authors

Meet the teams

Representing alternative rock bands, dance, electronic and pop artists, DJs, writers and producers

Representing alternative rock bands, dance, electronic and pop artists, DJs, writers and producers

Meet the teams

Managing a range of comedians, writers, producers, actors and casting directors at the top of their fields

Managing a range of comedians, writers, producers, actors and casting directors at the top of their fields

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Brand & Licensing Partnerships

With unique access to many of the leading names in popular culture, we work with brands, advertisers, retailers and product developers, to build authentic partnerships with talent – tapping into highly engaged audiences, across Entertainment, Music and Sport. Working closely with external partners, we’ve helped create many of the best known and most effective marketing partnerships in the UK & US featuring talent and influencers – ranging from endorsements, advertising campaigns, original content and live consumer events, to product collaborations and retail programmes.

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Event Appearances

We work with our clients across a broad spectrum of live settings and events. Our in-house events team have built a trusted and reliable reputation with the UK’s top FTSE 250 companies, brands and agencies, to become the go-to talent provider for all their corporate and consumer events. We are passionate about creating bespoke, memorable experiences for live audiences - tailoring the right speaker, host, comedian, music artist or DJ to each event. We oversee commercially successful live shows from the intimate to the arena, in the UK and internationally, and help some of the biggest brands and events reach and connect with our talent.

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