Our Business Done

Below is a selection of examples to illustrate the broad range of work and areas of business covered by AOB, in daily practice:

AOB Client and Co-venturer, 79 Lux Glows with Press & Social Media Plaudits

Spring 2020 was brighter than ever for AOB’s client and co-venturer, 79 Lux, the luxury skincare range, which actually glows with real gold in its ingredients. The brand featured in an edition of Vogue Japan (79 Lux is fast becoming a beauty editor favourite…), in Condé Nast Traveller and was hailed by the Wellness Editor…

AOB Celebrated Three Lions (Football’s Coming Home) during the European Football Championships

25 years on from its original release, the No. 1 football anthem Three Lions was once again all over the airwaves, in pubs and homes up and down the country throughout the European Championships. All commercial terms for release of the original track were negotiated by AOB director, Jonathan Dembo, in his then role as…

AOB Directors’ Professional Exploits in the Literary Realm of ‘Big Brother’

Since early 2020, AOB directors Jonathan Dembo and Dej Mahoney have been providing commercial and legal representation to celebrated YBA artist, Jake Chapman in relation to his literary creation, 2+2 = 5, inspired by George Orwell’s classic work “1984” and an homage to the great writer and polemicist. AOB’s services have included advice on the…

AOB Client Soul II Soul Features in Sky Arts Classic Albums TV series

In April 2021, Sky Arts aired the latest in their acclaimed Classic Albums TV series: Soul II Soul’s Club Classics Volume 1, following prior episodes which have revisited albums by The Who, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Sam Cooke and Lou Reed. Artist and producer, Jazzie B featured alongside other collaborators and talking heads discussing the…

SINGER-SONGWRITER AND CELLIST, AYANNA WITTER-JOHNSON FEATURES ON BBC RADIO’S WOMAN’S HOUR

In March 2021, AOB client Ayanna appeared in conversation on the flagship Radio 4 programme. She discussed her background, her musical journey and her personal take on contemporary, social issues. She also spoke of her latest collaborations with the likes of multi-instrumentalist, genre-pioneering composer, Nitin Sawhney and rapper-writer-polemicist Akala and was invited to sing/play from…

AOB-affiliated Label Seals Distribution Deal with PIAS

Through its Board advisory role, AOB is a minority shareholder in fledgling, multinational-backed, independent label, Don’t Sleep. In early 2021, Don’t Sleep successfully formalised an alliance with renowned, independent distributor PIAS through signing distribution and label agreements, as a promising foundation for the label’s future exploits. Amongst the offerings of many innovative creators, will be…

AOB Co-venturer Young Voices Releases a Charity Single in Collaboration with Sony Music and Place2Be Mental Health Charity

January/February is usually the touring season in the UK for Young Voices (YV), organisers of the world’s largest children’s choir concerts. In the absence of its arena concert tour commitment due to the pandemic, YV released a February charity single – “Lovely Day” by Bill Withers, featuring legendary soul singer Billy Ocean, jazz singer and…

AOB-produced Musical Drama “I Dream” is Showcased in Charlottesville, Virginia, U.S.A.

In February 2021 – Black History Month in the USA – I Dream, the musical drama based on the life of Dr Martin Luther King Jr, featured as part of Charlottesville Opera’s program of “Interludes”, including conversations with the show’s principal performers and the writer-composer. AOB director, Dej Mahoney, is credited as producer, being a…

AOB DIRECTOR FEATURES AS AN EXPERT MUSIC BUSINESS COMMENTATOR ON TIMES RADIO

In early December 2020, AOB Director, Dej Mahoney featured in a stimulating discussion as an expert commentator on Times Radio. The central subject was Taylor Swift’s long-running dispute with Scooter Braun/Ithaca Holdings and the contested ownership of her original master recordings, following the acquisition by Ithaca Holdings of her prior label, Big Machine Records. The attached tweet was also…

AOB Represents Former Met Police Officer

AOB director, Jonathan Dembo provided legal representation for Leroy Logan MBE when rights for his debut book, ‘Closing Ranks: My Life as a Cop’ were secured for the audio book market.  A film of Leroy’s life, “Red, White and Blue”, starring John Boyega of ‘Star Wars’ fame in the role of Leroy directed by Oscar-winner Steve McQueen was made and aired as part of the…

AOB Director Appointed as TSG Entertainment’s U.K. Representative in London

In September 2020, AOB director, Dej Mahoney was engaged by Chip Seelig as a London-based adviser and producer representative of TSG Entertainment (www.theseeliggroup.com), New York financiers, who most successfully backed the global success of “The Greatest Showman” (and previously, movies including “Avatar”, Oscar-winner Steve McQueen’s “Widows” and many others). In tandem with London producers and…

AOB continues Further Adventures in the World of Global TV Production

During summer 2020, AOB negotiated and managed the transition of Sarah Doole from her former role as the internationally renowned Director of Global Drama at Fremantle Media to becoming a creative consultant to Fremantle’s CEO, while establishing her own independent incubation company, Sow The Seed Ltd (STS). This development attracted the attention of Paris-based television…

AOB DIRECTOR ASSUMES NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIR ROLE AT LEADING PRODUCTION MUSIC COMPANY

In August 2020, AOB director Dej Mahoney was appointed to the new position of Non-Executive Chair of West One Music Group, one of the leading independent production music companies worldwide. Originally founded in London, the company has grown globally over the last 18 years to establish offices (and certain recording facilities) in New York, Los…

AOB’s Client and Co-Venturer 79Lux Launches New Product

It has been another momentous year for this stellar, emerging skincare brand, 79Lux. In August, it launched the third product in its first range, being an extremely timely and luxuriously healing hand cream for the Covid era which has enjoyed critical and customer acclaim, including a feature in the Sunday Times Style magazine. In parallel with this successful,…

YOUNG VOICES U.K. CONCERT TOUR 2020

The year began as usual with AOB-affiliated Young Voices staging a 22-date tour with arena concerts in Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield and 8 nights in London (7 at the O2 Arena and 1 at Wembley Arena), featuring primary school choirs of over 8,000 different children per night, singing their hearts out, alongside UK country sensation The…

AOB Advises Global Production Music Company

AOB has a long-standing relationship with leading, independent production music company, West One Music Group, which has offices worldwide, including London, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Munich, Sydney, Bangkok and beyond. Since early 2019, this personal and business connection has evolved into a strategic advisory role with this premium supplier of music to the TV…

AOB Works on The Prince of Wales’s Business in the Community Awards 2019 at the Royal Albert Hall

In negotiating and drafting the agreement for event co-host Gigi Morley (who also hosts the AOB-affiliated Young Voices Children’s Concert Series), AOB was integrally involved in the production of this event, staged by the commercial arm of the Prince’s Trust – from preparatory introductions to nominated companies, to the final delivery of the Big Night…

AOB Client Ayanna Witter-Johnson Performs ‘Live’ for the Royal Albert Hall Online

As part of the promotional activity around her new album, “Road Runner”, AOB client and extraordinary cellist, Ayanna featured on Radio 4’s flagship show, “Woman’s Hour”, in an interview with Jenni Murray and gave a spellbinding ‘live’ vocal performance with her cello, Reuben. More recently during the Lock-down period of the global pandemic, Ayanna performed…

AOB Engaged by an Iconic New York Label

Through its relationship with Seelig Entertainment (TSG) – producers and financiers of global-hit movies such as “The Greatest Showman”, “Avatar” and many more – in 2019, AOB was introduced to and engaged by the iconic, New York-based Ruff Ryders hip hop label – original home of artistes such as DMX and Eve – to consult…

AOB Works with the Barbarians Rugby Football Club

AOB Director, Jonathan Dembo is a business affairs adviser to International Sports Investments Inc (ISI), who have promoted international matches for the world famous Barbarians Rugby Football Club since 1999. This ‘all-stars’ club’s heritage has lived on through a series of ISI-promoted matches, with crowds of up to 70,000 at world-famous venues, including Twickenham and Wembley Stadiums in London and Cardiff’s Millennium…

Warner Chappell Music Engages AOB

In recent months, Dej Mahoney has been engaged in the role of interim Head of Legal & Business Affairs at Warner/Chappell, the music publishing home of celebrated writing talent from Beyonce and Jay Z to George Michael and “Hamilton” creator, Lin Manuel Miranda. Paul Feig’s ‘Last Christmas’ Dated, Will Feature Unreleased George Michael Music Universal…

AOB Performs With Cirque Bijou

AOB has been engaged by Bristol-based show makers, Cirque Bijou, to assist with Business Affairs and rights management strategy as part of its expansion plans. This extraordinary company has staged a number of innovative events in 2018, including at Bestival and Wilderness Festivals in the U.K., as well as the opening of the new Temperate…

AOB engaged by Roborace to commission music for branding and marketing of new, driverless, Formula E “Robocar”:

AOB has been engaged by Roborace to contract “Tron” movie composer, Joe Trapanese to create the musical soundbed that will be integral to the branding and marketing of the new, driverless, Formula E “Robocar”. Roborace, the world’s first driverless electric race series that takes place on Formula E city street circuits, unveiled “The Robocar” live…

AOB Advises in the Contemporary Art Market

AOB continued its work in the world of contemporary art by handling legal affairs in a transaction involving two of the most influential British artists of the last two decades.. AOB director, Jonathan Dembo became a trustee of the House of Fairy Tales charitable foundation established by Deborah Curtis and artist Gavin Turk to give…