Shelter Music Group, Carl Stubner’s artist management company which joined forces with BMG in late 2019, is reportedly expanding its operations internationally through a collaboration with UK-based artist management firm AYITA.
According to a press release, AYITA partners David Gray, Brett Fischer, Stevie Dreher, and Harvey Tadman would now join the management team of Shelter Music Group, essentially launching BMG's foray into UK’s artist management scene, with AYITA becoming a Shelter Music Group division.
The addition of AYITA's 31 clients takes Shelter's total management clients to 103, managed by 41 employees working out of the Nashville, Los Angeles, and London offices, and led by the executive team of Brian Harris Frank, Dino Paredes, and Carl Stubner.
Among the artists managed by Shelter are ZZ Top, Fleetwood Mac, the Buddy Holly estate, Seether, Godsmack, A Perfect Circle, Crowded House, Mothica, and others.
In this new collaboration deal, the UK-based firm brings clients including Chris Lake, a Grammy-nominated electronic music producer and DJ, BRIT-nominated UK chart-topping artist 220 Kid, Grammy-nominated Australian house producer FISHER, NERO, the Grammy-winning electronic music band, Noizu, Kiss FM's Majestic, composer Autumn Rowe, and others.
Shelter's Nashville office welcomed manager Scott McGhee and his clients, BeXar and Love & Theft, earlier this year.
Shelter has expanded its services to include a record label, Shelter Records, which has recently signed Richard Marx, Our Lady Peace, and ZZ Top as well as a publishing imprint.
AYITA's partners stated that the agreement would create and optimize global prospects for its clients and that BMG's extra resources will deliver immediate benefits as well as vast future possibilities.
Back in February, Brian Harris Frank was named Chief Operating Officer of Shelter Music Group as part of a succession of senior hires at Carl Stubner's artist management firm. Following the company's planned entry in the artist management industry, BMG stated that the actions were intended to further create size and structure.