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MILK & HONEY LANDS IN LONDON
1/8/20

Milk & Honey President & Founder Lucas Keller, left, greets client David Hodges, center, and new Head of Milk & Honey UK Ant Hippsley.

Lucas Keller’s boutique outfit Milk & Honey has landed in London with the appointment of Ant Hippsley as Head of its U.K. office.

Hippsley was most recently Creative A&R Manager at Bucks Music Group, where he also ran Bucks Music Management. He previously worked for Big Life and Spilt Milk.

In his new role, Keller will be bringing in his existing business of producers, writers and mixers to Milk & Honey, whilst representing the company’s 55-client roster for the U.K. and Europe.

A number of new signings have been announced, too: singer/songwriter Andrew Jackson, who has worked with Dua LipaEminemKygoAlicia Keys and Hailee Steinfeld; and British-German DJ and producer duo M22 are now management clients. 

The news was first reported by Music Business Worldwide.

“I’m excited to bring Milk & Honey to the U.K., and continue the great work our U.S. team is doing for writers and producers and our global DJ business,” Keller said. “Ant will be one of a variety of hires for M&H and I look forward to not only better servicing our American clients in London, but also representing more U.K.- and European-based talent with an eye at working them aggressively in the Los Angeles pop and urban market as well.”

Producers and writers Hippsley has  worked with include Jordan Riley (MabelNina NesbittOlly Murs), Katya Edwards (Noah Cyrus) and James Newman (Rudimental, Calvin HarrisJess Glynne).

Milk & Honey has already had a run of success in the U.K. with writers like Jamie HartmanNeil Ormandy, and Oliver Heldens. Hit tracks its writers have contributed to include Rag'n'Bone Man’s “Human,” James Arthur’s “Say You Won’t Let Go,” Calvin Harris and Rag'n'Bone Man’s “Giant,” and Lewis Capaldi’s “Hold Me While You Wait.”