EDIT Members – Billy Grant

Hi, I’m Billy Grant and am Managing Director of 2Point9 Management & Jayded Records. 
I began working at Telstar Records in 1994 on compilations where my main job was championing the trend for mass marketing ‘niche’ compilations (which was great fun) before moving into A&R working with the likes of artists such as PJ and Duncan (you have to start somewhere), Craig David & Mis Teeq.

In 2003, I started 2Point9 with my former Telstar promotions colleague Rob Stuart and we signed singer Jay Sean amongst others. The company fast became the leading label for contemporary crossover
“Brit-asian-urban” music which we exported around the world through licensing and touring. The first 5 years was like a whirlwind and I was fortunate enough to have been flown to most parts of the globe in this time.

2008 saw 2Point9 release Jay Sean’s 2nd album ‘My Own Way’ independently on its own Jayded Record label. The album peaked at No.6 in the UK and was licensed to US Cash Money Records where the first US single – ‘Down’ featuring Lil Wayne – went triple platinum selling over 3 million units and peaking at No.1 in the US Billboard Top 100.

As well as EDIT I have also been involved with AIM (the association of independent record labels) for a couple of years and I also attend the Urban Music International Group. All three collectives actively encourage the idea of creating communities for sharing of information and also, to a certain extent, resources. This can ultimately be of great assistance to independent labels and managers as I truly believe, one way for independents to achieve more success is by working together more.

For further information on 2Point9 please visit:
www.2point9.com

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