For his last three years at Universal, Jamie was responsible for the international exploitation and planning of UK signed repertoire from all of Universals UK labels (Virgin EMI, Island UK, Polydor UK, Decca and Capitol UK). During those years the UK international team saw its best financial numbers in two decades. He was personally in charge of the global plans for Sam Smith, Emeli Sande, Robbie Williams, Iggy Azalea, Disclosure, The Vamps, John Newman, Jack Garratt, The 1975, KSI and many others.
Prior to that Jamie was International Marketing (& Promotions) Director for over 4 years for Universal’s US East Coast label Groups which included Republic US, Island Def Jam and Motown Records. During his time in this role he was a key player and creator of global launch plans for the likes of Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Kanye West, Bon Jovi, The Killers and many more.
International at Universal Music is a microcosm of a record company whereby all aspects of a records release is planned and carried out. This includes digital marketing & PR, brand partnerships, synch, TV & radio marketing, overall social media strategies and of course complex promotional tours around the world. JH has expert knowledge of all key music markets plus an enviable list of contacts that include major management, presidents for all the key labels and point people in all relevant music markets around the world.
In 2016 it was time for a new challenge and after meeting Ross Patel (Co-MD and Co-founder) they decided to set up Whole Entertainment, a company that encourages a family environment where a sense of community and inclusiveness is paramount along with hard work. With industry powerhouses Scooter Braun and Max Hole CBE by their side the whole world is waiting to see what will happen next!