A&R Management

Consistently reading the musical pulse is an achievement

Shaping the soundtrack for a generation and accurately fingering its musical pulse is a rare talent. There are few with finer instincts than David Bates. Masterminding endless hits over three decades and developing artists like Tears for Fears, Wet Wet Wet, Texas, The Teardrop Explodes, Def Leppard, Robert Plant, Was Not Was, Oleta Adams, James and Scott Walker, Bates remains a legend in the British music business.

Now using his vast experience to help new, budding artists become successful, he is available to guide careers through management and A&R. With his deep love and knowledge of music, the industry and the people involved, his aim is to enable artists to thrive in the current varied marketplace.