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HUMAN RE SOURCES LAUNCHES U.K. OUTPOST

Digital distribution and label services company Human Re Sources has announced its expansion into the U.K., with the appointments of A&R Amal Omari and VP of Creator Services Matt Ott. Alongside Founder & CEO J. Erving, as well as A&R and Creator Services executives Austin Thomas, Ray Kurzeka and Clarissa Reformina, these additions reflect the young company's continued growth. Human Re Sources also announced its newest signing and first U.K. artist, twenty-four-year-old East London rapper Lancey Foux.

Prior to joining Human Re Sources, Ott worked within the Spotify UK Artist and Label Marketing team, and before that at BBC Radio 6 Music and RCA. “The future of music can only be the artist. The best possible future for artists is a supportive, creative and patient team around them who value their art above all else,” said Ott. “To be bringing that artist-first vision to life in the UK is an honour, and something I’m humbled to be a part of.”

Before joining the team at Human Re Sources, Omari was part of the founding team of Radar Radio. She then joined the Warner Music Group ecosystem as a consultant for Asylum Records, and then progressed to head of A&R at Platoon, the now Apple-owned distribution services company, where she identified and developed artists in the UK and globally. “I’m really excited to be part of a company whose ethos aligns with my own when it comes to the well-being of independent artists and their development” commented Omari. “I’m here for putting artists first forever and always.”

In 2015, Lancey Foux was freestyling over YouTube beats in his bedroom. After finding his way to a studio, he released his PINK EP that same year, and two weeks later dropped his breakthrough single "About It." By 2018, he had released PINK II with singles "Starstruck," "Speed Demon" and "Dyed 2WICE" feat Grime legend Skepta, who Foux would join on his SK LEVEL European tour. With his new Friend or Foux album coming later this month, Foux is having his biggest moment to date with his first headline show at London’s O2 Academy Islington on 12/8.

Human Re Sources' Erving shared, “We’re proud to have expanded into London, to serve the music industry here and support local artists. Having signed Lancey Foux to join us at Human Re Sources is the beginning of much more, and we’re excited to have him on board.”

Human Re Sources partnered with Q&A in 2019. As co-founders of Q&A, Erving, Troy Carter and Suzy Ryoo lead both Q&A and Human Re Sources as music and technology ventures dedicated to creating an ecosystem bolstering the notion of artist as entrepreneur.

 

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