James Ellett

James Ellett is the Director of Outsett, a full-service creative agency, specialising in music and entertainment.

James was formerly an Artist Manager and A&R Manager at Modest! Management, the team behind One Direction, Little Mix, Olly Murrs is a regular Judge at Open Mic UK.

Background in the music industry

Artist Manager and A&R Manager James Ellett, started his career as an assistant at Prestige Management, working with acts including; McFly and The Vamps. After scouting a number of promising artists, which later went on to achieve chart success, he secured his first A&R position within the record label and publishing arm of UK radio giant Global.

During his 5 year stint at Global he worked with; The Wanted, Lawson, Jungle, Ellie Goulding and The Vamps amongst others. In 2014, James moved to Los Angeles be apart of Global’s US start up-operation, working as an A&R Manager for the publishing and management arms of the company. On his return to London a year later he joined Modest! Management, and as well as managing a number of major label acts, James is a key part of building Modest’s new publishing venture, AMLOR music publishing.

Perform and be seen by the right people

Open Mic UK provides contestants with the chance to perform in front of music industry and entertainment judges, including A&R from the three major record labels, with judges becoming more prestigious as the competition progresses.

For a chance to perform in front of music industry judges such as Artist Manager and A&R Manager James Ellett, enter Open Mic UK now!