BRISBANE, Australia — Example joins the management roster for boutique Australian music company Call & Response, alongside U.K.-based Circle Eight, Billboard can exclusively reveal.
The first release following the new pact will be a new album, due out in mid-2022, and the first single from it.
The chart-topping U.K. artist (real name Elliot Gleave) joins the Brisbane, Australia-based business ahead of its fifth anniversary and accompanies the upcoming unveiling of new branding and a fresh website in September.
The company also represents the likes of Carmouflage Rose, James Angus, Toby Hobart and Brooke Toia.
Micky McNeice of Circle Eight (Todd Edwards, Andy Sheldrake) and Joshua Taylor-Anderson of Call & Response will jointly guide Example’s career into album eight and beyond.
“We are at the beginning of taking him to new heights. With a global team in place and his most exciting, true to form and contemporary music to date,” Taylor-Anderson, Call & Response founder and CEO, tells Billboard.
McNeice adds, “Example is the hardest working artist I know, the past two years as management have been a blessing. With Elliot now being based in Brisbane the link up with Josh at Call & Response was the perfect addition to our global team”.
Example is an established artist in the U.K., where he has 15 Top 40 hits, including eight Top 10s and a pair of No. 1 singles, with 2011’s “Changed The Way You Kiss Me” and “Stay Awake.”
The singer, songwriter, rapper and producer also boasts a U.K. No. 1 album with Playing In The Shadows, one of three Top 10 appearances.
Currently, he’s based in Brisbane, where he resides with his wife Erin McNaught and two kids. With the U.K.’s summer festival season in full swing, Example will play a string of festival plays in his homeland, beginning Aug. 14 at Chelmsford City Racecourse in Essex, and Australia dates will follow.
He completed a final, sold-out tour in the U.K. before the pandemic closed venues and borders everywhere. Example’s forthcoming album was recorded in Australia.