I OH YOU are pleased to announce their expansion into management with a new arm of the company known as Converge Management to be responsible for the management of artists, producers and songwriters.
Led by Johann Ponniah and Scott Armstrong, Converge Management sees the I OH YOU brand venture into territory beyond the record label, concert promotion and parties the company has become renowned for.
“I OH YOU has been something that has consumed the majority of my adult life and has allowed me to work with artists in a way that my teenage self used to dream of. I’m really psyched to see it now expand in a manner that will allow us to work with artists that we love in a way that we haven’t been able to thus far. I’m really excited about the artists we’re working with and what the future holds for them,” says Johann Ponniah.
With the announcement of Converge Management now out there, Johann and Scott are very happy to introduce you to the artists that the company are currently working with:
Melbourne band Rolling Blackout Coastal Fever who are signed to seminal Seattle label Sub Pop, along with Ivy League Recordings for releases within AU/NZ. The five-piece recently released their sophomore EP The French Press featuring the title track and wound up a hugely successful SXSW from which they garnered high praise from the NY Times and Pitchfork. The band have also announced a European run for September 2017 and sold out consecutive London headline shows within the space of a week.
Brisbane five-piece, The Belligerents, who have released a pair of EP’s as well as a Fatboy Slim approved triple J ‘Like A Version’, along with a handful of cracking singles including ‘Caroline’. The band have just signed a worldwide deal with Sony and are gearing up for the release of their highly anticipated debut LP Science Fiction later in the year.
Brisbane-based, German producer, mixer and sound engineer, Konstantin Kersting, who has worked with the likes of The Church, Big Scary, Kingswood, The Belligerents, Moses Gunn Collective, Mallrat, WAAX, Morning Harvey, The Furrs, Tia Gostelow, Ivey, The Vernons, The Jensens, Art Of Sleeping, Seja Vogel and Mosman Alder. He also has mixing and additional production credits on the latest record from The Jungle Giants.
Brisbane-based songwriter, Lewis Stephenson, member of both The Belligerents and Confidence Man. Stephenson has previously toured the world performing with bands such as The Jungle Giants and Morning Harvey.