1 2 One Entertainment is a full service management, production and publishing company. We are passionate about great music, so we work with Recording Artists, Songwriters, Record Producers, Recording and Mix Engineers. We help guide and advise our clients on all aspects of their careers. We take care of our clients business including creative matters, right through to contractual matters and business affairs.
To put it simply it’s our job to put our clients first.
Our team has years of experience and a vast amount of knowledge within the music industry. We work with all the major and independent music companies, brands and music services world wide. Our key personnel have worked with artists like Usher, Shola Ama, Snow Patrol, Soul 11 Soul, Beyonce, Ne Yo and so many more. While our record producers and songwriters have written and produced songs for recording artists world wide. We have run independent record labels, we have a joint ventures with Sony ATV Music Publishing and our own publishing company with admin by Peer Music world wide.
1 2 One is a full members the Music Managers Forum. We pride ourselves on a personal service which in turn gives you the name
1 - 2 - One Entertainment.
1 2 One was first established in the mid 90’s. Paul set about promoting club events in London and running the North London sound system “First Impressions”. A keen record collector, Dj and lover of music Paul moved into tour management for a number of large international recording artists while also working with producers and UK based recording artists. In 1995 Paul became the Managing Director of the independent Record label Freakstreet Records that was partnered with then clients D-Influence Productions who Paul also managed as producers and songwriters. Freakstreet went on to sign the likes of Shola Ama, Elisabeth Troy, Sean Escoffery and Shortee blitz to name just a few. The label released a number of EP’s, Singles and Albums and also held live events. Freakstreet was named the 3rd most popular record label in 1998 next to 1: Bad Boy Records and 2: La Face Records in Blues & Soul magazine.
In the late 90’s Freakstreet Records entered into a major deal with Warner Music for Shola Ama who Paul also managed to global stardom. Shola gained a Brit Award for BEST FEMALE for her multi million selling debut album and two MOBO awards for BEST NEWCOMER and BEST R&B ACT.
With four hit singles from her debut album Much Love Shola was to tour the world extensively. While recording her second album in LA it was to lead to a split with Shola and D Influence with Paul. This was to prove a huge mistake for Shola after winning multiple awards worldwide for her multi million selling album and singles that Paul also executive produced. Following the split Paul left Freakstreet Records and the label was closed down just 2 years later.
Paul Moved to LA at first for a year to work with producers and song writers and returned to the UK to join Big Life Music and Management as A&R Manager for the publishing company. At Big Life Paul would work with songwriters, producers and recording artists for 7 years. Setting up and managing Big Life’s international sub publishing arrangements world wide and helping drive the publishing company to the number 1 position in the UK for independent music publishers for 2006-2007.
Leaving Big Life after its sale to Universal Music Publishing Paul re established 1 2 One Entertainment and set about building what is now a globally respected management, production and publishing company. Over the years we have worked with many great producers, songwriters and recording artists, helping them to major success. Our current talent roster can be seen on our home page by clicking here, but as we are talking about our history below are just a few past clients that we have worked and helped establish over our years in this crazy industry we love.