we are decade
Although small in size, Decade’s roster is big on talent, made up of singer-songwriters, producers, bands and DJs. Decade’s motto “where glass ceilings get smashed” has a multitude of meanings; from wanting to see more women in more senior roles in the music business, to wanting to see underground music truly appreciated and given the limelight it deserves. Some would say that what Amanda Playle and Jho Oakley achieved together in their first ‘decade’ working together can’t be beat, but that’s just another glass ceiling that’s gonna get smashed!
Amanda has spent the past decade working across some of the biggest names in the music industry. Formerly the GM of JHO Management (Pendulum, Knife Party, Chase & Status, Sub Focus, Zane Lowe, Netsky), and GM at Closer Artists (George Ezra, James Bay, James Morrison and John Newman), Amanda played a pivotal role in both companies achieving the coveted title of Manager of the Year in 2011 and 2018.
Overseeing the management, recording and publishing arm of Closer it was Amanda’s talent for the business side of management that saw her pick up a place in Music Week’s 30 Under 30 in 2013.
Now joining forces again with Jho Oakley, Amanda takes the reins as co-founder and CEO of the newly established Decade Management.
Jonathan Oakley “Jho”
Jho has been at the forefront of the electronic music industry since the turn of the Millennium. Initially founding Echo Location Talent with Obi Asika and then his JHO Management company back in 2005, it was with his management company where Jho signed such prestigious acts as Pendulum, Knife Party, Chase & Status, Sub Focus, Zane Lowe and Netsky between 2005 and 2015.
Through dedication and hard work his rise to success has been remarkable, elevating bass music from the underground into the mainstream and the global spotlight. With 30+ A-list singles at BBC Radio 1, numerous chart topping platinum albums, Billboard No.1 singles across the pond in the USA, and selling over 50 million records across his combined roster, Jho became the youngest ever recipient of the coveted MMF Music Manager Of The Year award in 2011.
Now the Chairman of Decade Management, Jho continues his long standing career acting as an advisory alongside CEO Amanda Playle.
Day to Day Manager
With over 30 years of music industry experience, from frontman of multi platinum selling band Pendulum, to producer, to label manager... Ben joins Decade Management as an artist facing day to day manager. Ben has extensive experience writing, recording, performing and touring the globe which makes him an incredible asset to any artist and management company. His infectious personality paired with a strong sense of professionalism and attention to detail mean he's a perfect fit for the Decade family. Recently Ben executively produced the celebrated “Mind State” compilation for mental health charity Get Ahead.