Upside Management was set up in 2002 on request from ITV, who Simon and Denise had worked with during their time at BMG. They were looking to engage reliable management to manage the girls from TV programme "Popstars: The Rivals". As a result Upside went on to manage Clea. The girls were signed to Warner Music and later Upside Records and were licensed and released in 22 territories worldwide.
These days Upside manage and focus on, a small and select few artists.
After signing to Capitol Records and her debut single going platinum, Karen Harding has become a major force in the music industry.
Her toplines and vocals have been in massive demand, having collaborated with some huge names Digital Farm Animals, Wilkinson, Purple Disco Machine, Paul Woolford, Giorgio Moroder, Blonde, Tough Love, Future Kings and Wh0 among others, she has now amassed more than 300 MILLION Streams on Spotify alone, with more than 2.5 MILLION Monthly listeners.
Early 2019 Karen signed a Worldwide record deal with Ultra Music and is currently working towards her first album release.
As well as a successful singing career, Karen’s song writing is in huge demand, with cuts with Magician, Alex Newell, Kream, Crazy Cousinz, Just Kiddin’ , Sonny Fodera, Claire Richards and others, with tracks with more than 50 Million Streams combined. She signed a major deal with Universal Publishing in December 2020 and has been working with some top drawer writers and has songs on hold for some huge superstar artists.
Her tracks have been synched in many TV spots including Love Island, TOWIE, Geordie Shore, an ad for ITVbe and a TV commercial for TOMY Kiipix.
As well as American synchs including spots in Charmed, The Bold Type and a track used in Van Diesels The Fast and Furious - Return of Xander Cage Movie.
Danny, has been establishing himself as as strong singer and Topliner, working with a number of great producers. His recent collaboration with French DJ, Michael Calfan was played on Scott Mills on BBC Radio One and was featured heavily on ITV’s Love Island. The track has amassed more than 5 Million streams on Spotify, topping his previous release with Michael which is on more than 3 Million.
A self released single with The Holografik “Take on The World” received massive support from BBC Introducing and peaked at no. 6 in the iTunes Singer / songwriter chart.
With combined Spotify streams of more than 12 Million, Other collabs have included Swedish producer Erlandsson on 1.5 Million, Dario G, (500K) David Hopperman (300k) Aexcit (300) and other major releases lined up in 2020.
He also provided the vocal and Topline for the first single taken taken from the long awaited Stanton Warriors album “Rise” which debuted at 1 in the Official Independent Charts.
With plenty more releases in the pipeline, Danny’s growth looks set to continue.
Up and coming production duo, Paul and Alex’s debut single “Rely” with Karen Harding received massive support from both Mistajam Dance Anthems and Scott Mills, Party Anthems on BBC Radio 1. The track is on almost 3 Million Spotify Streams and the boys are gearing up for the follow up “New Harmony”.
There is a big demand for Future Kings remixes. They already have tracks for music legend Todd Terry under their belt, as well as remixes for Kelli-Leigh, Tobtok and Adam Griffin, Gold 88, Dario G and Danny Dearden and Esther Durin.
Danny and Max are establishing themselves as the DJ / Producers to watch in the music business. Plugging themselves, they secured a spot in ITV’s Love Island on their self released debut single “Hold me Tight” which is fast approaching a Million streams on Spotify.
Having signed to Sony Music label imprint B1 (Through Ministry of Sound) their current single “Keep you Closer” has already secured support from Radio 1’s Pete Tong and dance music legend Diplo.
As well as doing regular DJ Sets on Electric Radio, the boys are also becoming a go to place for cooler remixes. Their remix for Karen Harding / Future Kings / L’Tric “Rely” received great critical acclaim and was played on Mistajam Dance Anthems on BBC Radio 1. Future Remixes include Julian Perretta, Junior J, Tobtok and DJ Tez.
Cally Rhodes writes honest, melodic and catchy pop and dance music. Her original music has now been streamed over 10 Million times on the Internet and her singles have appeared in Spotify Viral Top 50 Charts all over the world.
She now has an Instagram fanbase of 28 Thousand followers.
As well as gaining amazing support online, Cally was labelled ‘Best Artist of the Year 2018’ by BBC Introducing in Shropshire and has also been ‘BBC Introducing Artist of the Week’ nationally. Most recently Cally’s single release, ‘Downfalls’ placed in the BBC Radio Wales A List Playlist for a month.
Cally’s music has been played on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2 and used in the UK hit TV programme BBC’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.
Having recently opened for Louise Redknapp in Cardiff as well performing on an 8-date UK tour supporting The Midnight Beast around prestigious 02 venues, Cally will be returning to the live scene again next Summer! She’s very much looking forward to playing the main stage at Cardiff Pride as well as Supporting Will Young and James Morrison at the famous Kew the Music event in 2021.
Cally's media support includes MTV, Pop Dust, The Sun, PopWrapped, The Vibe Guide, CelebMix, Dancing Astronaut and many more.