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Take That’s long-term management company 10 Management, founded by Jonathan Wild, is to join forces with the James Grant Group (JGG) as from immediate effect. The UK and US leading integrated management and professional services company focused on Sport, Music and Entertainment.

10 Management have represented Take That since the band reformed in 2006 and will be integrated with JGG’s music management division which consists of, Hall or Nothing, Deckstar and James Grant Music. This deal adds another elite band Group of artists to the existing roster of Louis Tomlinson, The Script, Steve Aoki, Manic Street Preachers, Blink 182, The Horrors, James Arthur and Morrissey amongst many others. Going forward JGG will represent both the band and the individual members of Take That: Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald.

JGG is headquartered in London and Los Angeles and provides bespoke services to over 1,000 clients, having over 30 years of experience in the management and professional services space with clients from the worlds of television and radio, athletes, musicians, authors, digital influencers and, increasingly, media rights holders. JGG’s integrated proposition provides a suite of management services allied to business affairs, specialist accountancy to our expanding client base. JGG is also increasingly deploying its own capital alongside its clients to create IP in areas such as recorded music, music publishing television formats, live events, and retail licensing.

JGG has circa 250 employees in the UK and US and is jointly owned by its employees, senior management team and Metric Capital.

Since 1990, Take That have achieved 54 No. 1 singles and 35 No. 1 albums internationally and performed to over 8 million people at their live shows. In the UK alone, they have achieved seven UK Number One albums, 15 Number One singles, sold over 45 million records, won six Ivor Novellos and eight BRIT Awards. Take That also set the record for the fastest selling tour of all time in the UK with Progress Live.

Having recently finished a UK tour in support of their hit Wonderland album, playing to over 500,000 people, Take That are set to tour Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East in November.

Neil Rodford Group CEO said: I am delighted that we have been able to persuade Jonathan and the band to join us. We are committed to investing the resources needed to ensure we continue to see the Take That brand prosper in the years to come. I look forward to working with and learning from Jonathan and working for and with the band as we look forward.”

Read the article in Music Business Worldwide.