Happy New Year from team Z!
To kick off the year and following Zita‘s Writer/Producer Manager prize at the MMF (Music Managers Forum UK) and Featured Artists Coalition (Official)2016 Artist And Manager Awards, check out Zita’s interview with Music Week where she talks about the ever-evolving music industry, her start with London Records, why we must continue to value our writers, producers and mixers and of course Z Management.
“Zita McQ reflects on the ever-evolving role of managers and producers”
Check out this article on Record of the Day about Zita/Z Management’s Writer/Producer Manager Award at this year’s Artist And Manager Awards.
The Artist And Manager Awards are organised by the MMF (Music Managers Forum UK) and Featured Artists Coalition and take place at the Troxy this Thursday!
We are VERY proud to announce that Zita and Z Management have WON the Writer/Producer Manager Award at this year’s Artist And Manager Awards!! The award was decided upon by a panel organised by the MMF (Music Managers Forum UK) and the Featured Artists Coalition (Official). Other recipients this year include Adele‘s manager Jonathan Dickins, who wins the Artist Manager Award, as well as The 1975 and Joan Armatrading.
Z is very excited and humbled by this honour.
“I am thrilled to receive this award although it came as a total surprise! As I always say, we are only as good as the clients we represent, so this award is for all of us – myself, the Z staff and all the clients. It’s a tough industry out there for all of us and surviving this many years is an achievement in itself. We pride ourselves on quality work and quality clients. Management isn’t about getting your own way, it’s about helping others find theirs and the bonus being a few hits along the way!! It helps that we continue to love what we do. I am very proud after all these years to receive this award. Thank you so much!”
The Artist And Manager Awards are held at The Troxy on 24th November. A huge congratulations to Zita from all the Z staff and clients!
The board of the MMF and FAC are delighted to announce that this year’s recipient of the Writer Producer Manager award is Zita McQ of Z Management.
Zita is one of the most successful producer/mixer/writer managers in the music industry today. Having set up a joint venture management company with Pete Tong and Roger Ames whilst at London Records, Zita went on to found Z Management 20 years ago.
Z and it’s clients have been responsible for countless Number 1s, top 10s and platinum selling albums including releases from the likes of The Verve, Ed Sheeran, Mumford & Sons, Kylie Minogue, Texas, Stereophonics, Paul Weller, Keane and many more.
Michalis “MsM” Michael has mixed the brand new single from Professor Green, One Eye On The Door which is out this week via Relentless Records(Sony Music UK)! “One Eye On The Door” is the follow up to Pro’s previous single Back On The Market, which was also mixed by M.
Check out “One Eye On The Door”:
Download (iTunes): http://apple.co/2f4Y1Ik
Stream (Spotify): http://spoti.fi/2f9K36z
It’s #NewMusicFriday! Ruadhri Cushnan has mixed the incredible new album from LeAnn Rimes entitled Remnants, which is released today. It is her first album on her new deal with RCA Label Group UK.
The album features the new single “How To Kiss A Boy” (as performed on BBC Strictly Come Dancing last Sunday) and “The Story”, which peaked on the A-list at BBC Radio 2. You can catch LeAnn performing “The Story” on The Graham Norton Show this evening (Friday) on BBC One.
You can check out “Remnants” at the links below:
A big congratulations to Feeder, who score their sixth top 10 album with #AllBrightElectric this week.
Ruadhri Cushnan mixed the track “Infrared-Ultraviolet”. This marks the third top 10 album on Official UK Charts this week that features work from Z Management clients!
Check out “All Bright Electric”, including “Infrared-Ultraviolet” at the below links:
Toby Scott, as part of the Xenomania team, has worked on the fantastic new Kaiser Chiefs album #StayTogether, which entered the Official UK Charts at #4 this week! It is the second album featuring in this week’s albums chart with work from Z Management clients. Toby was involved with writing, production and engineering on the album and also played on it. “Stay Together” includes the singles #Parachute and #HoleInMySoul.
Check out “Stay Together” at the below links:
Download (iTunes): http://apple.co/2dndZ2r
Stream (Spotify): http://spoti.fi/2e14bce
Congratulations to Craig David on his second #1 album #FollowingMyIntuition. It is his first #1 album in 16 years! Z’s Dean James Barratt mixed tracks including “Don’t Go” and “One More Time” [Majestic Remix]. The album is one of 3 albums in the top 10 of the Official UK Charts album chart this week featuring work from Z Management clients!
Check out “Following My Intuition” at the below links:
Download [Standard] (iTunes): http://apple.co/2ereNAM
Download [Deluxe] (iTunes): http://apple.co/2dMOnt5
Stream (Spotify): http://spoti.fi/2eC15ih
It’s #NewMusicFriday! Today sees the release of the highly anticipated debut album from BRIT Awards Critics Choice nominee, Izzy Bizu .#AMomentOfMadness features the singles #AdamAndEve, #GiveMeLove,#MadBehaviour and #WhiteTiger, which is currently A-listed at BBC Radio 1. The deluxe edition also features #SomeoneThatLovesYou, Izzy’s collaboration with HONNE.
Z represents Ben Allen who is Izzy’s MD and co-ordinates her Live Production and FOH. Izzy’s headline album launch show is at KOKO London on 14th September. Make sure you check it out!
Ruadhri Cushnan has mixed the comeback single from legendary U.S. country singer LeAnn Rimes, entitled #TheStory. The single recently peaked on the A-list at BBC Radio 2.
“The Story” is taken from LeAnn’s brand new album #Remnants, the first album to released as part of her new record deal with Sony Music UK/RCA Label Group UK. The album is due for release in October.
Check out “The Story” here:
Download (iTunes): http://apple.co/2bW0pmr
Stream (Spotify): http://spoti.fi/2bKUMSW