Jamie Arlon started his career in the music business by sourcing songs from Nashville and New York’s top music publishers for artists such as Celine Dion, Cher, Edyta and Bonnie Tyler for record producer Christopher Neil. Spending further time in Nashville and Kentucky led to him managing the Kentucky rock band Edenstreet, moving to America and signing them to A&M Records. Basing the business in Los Angeles he set up the US arm of the family publishing company, April Music. Jamie signed and worked with a handful of great British and American writers and artists, amongst them: Jim Weatherly, Robert White Johnson, Dennis Lambert and the Tom Collins catalogue. Gaining international hits as well as developing new talent, he was also fortunate enough to be involved in the management of some great songwriters and artists including Nicky Chinn, Bill Wyman and Ray Davies.
Jamie then became Director of A&R for Sanctuary Music Publishing in London and was a major contributor in the acquisition of talent during Sanctuary’s heyday, with a roster that included amongst others: Bert Jansch, Todd Rundgren, UB40, Keith Urban, Alan Roy Scott, Gil Scott Heron, including Paul Weller’s No. 1 cover of “The Bottle”, Boz Boorer who cowrote Morrissey massive comeback album “You Are the Quarry” and Axl Rose with his share of the entire Guns & Roses back catalogue and Chinese Democracy album.
On leaving Sanctuary Jamie set up a songwriter, catalogue and artist management company, Arlon Music, with it’s own music publishing company, Arlon Songs Ltd., and independent record label, Tall Tale Records, to primarily promote the company’s talent. Arlon Music has now gone on to work with Universal Music, Bicycle Music, Rollover Music, Sanctuary Music, Kassner Music, Lo-Jinx Records, TY Songs and is now the UK creative office for the legendary US indie publisher's Shapiro Bernstein & Co. Arlon released Lee Ryan’s Christmas single to raise money for Great Ormond Street and CLIC Sargent childrens’ charities, produced Flamenco Flamen’Ka in London’s West End, gained a major US Billboard, UK and European hit with Joe Cocker’s “Hymn For My Soul”, an American Blues Foundation nomination for Andy Fairweather Low’s amazing new album “Sweet Soulful Music”, Independent Artist of the Year nominated TD Lind, songs placed in several major films, documentaries, tv shows and commercials, including: “Feed The Fish”, “Driving Lessons”, “The End”, “The Unusuals”, “The Gooner Review”, “Nativity”, "Not Another Happy Ending" and the Music Week Awards nominated Barclaycard Waterslide commercial, with The Bellamy Brother’s “Let Your Love Flow”. Jamie is now working with some extraordinary talent including the Oscar, Grammy and Ivor Award winning composer, lyricist and book-writer Leslie Bricusse and John Lodge of the Moody Blues for Shapiro Bernstein, as well as writers currently working with seminal artists from Petula Clark to Nicola Benedetti. In 2014 Arlon Songs was nominated for an Ivor Novello Award for Grant Mitchell's song "Clown" cowritten and performed by Emeli Sandé.
Jamie is also part of the The Arlon family business, joining his parents Deke and Jill Arlon of D&J Arlon Management, who have represented international recording artists, record producers, television and theatre stars, songwriters, composers, writers, journalists and broadcasters, while also being highly successful television and theatre producers.
Amongst the great talent the Arlon family have represented past and present are: Sheena Easton, David Cassidy, Michael Flatley, Russell Watson, Bert Jansch, John Dankworth, Cleo Lane, Elaine Paige, Ned Sherrin, Ray Davies, The Kinks, Christopher Neil, Glyn Johns, Andy Fairweather Low, TD Lind, Dennis Waterman, Richard Littlejohn, Leslie Bricusse and Marti Pellow. They are also currently the Associate Producers of the Kinks musical Sunny Afternoon, which after it's sold out run at Hampstead Theatre in the Spring of 2014 opens at The Harold Pinter in London's West End this Autumn.
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