Transatlantic management company, YMU Entertainment, has signed music mogul and The X Factor founder Simon Cowell to its Entertainment division.
Joining an ‘elite roster of talent’, Cowell will be managed by group executive director Chris Hughes. YMU will work with Cowell across all facets of his business, including TV formats, partnerships, books and further.
“I’m very excited to be working with YMU in the UK, they are a fantastic team,” said Cowell on joining YMU.
Mary Bekhait, group CEO at YMU, added: “We are thrilled that Simon has chosen YMU to be his management partner and are excited to support and further grow his unparalleled success in the Entertainment and Music sectors. YMU has invested heavily over the years in our international team of media experts precisely to attract and support clients of Simon’s stature - we can’t wait to get started.”
The group has global offices and specialisms spanning the entertainment, music, sport, art, social, literary, and business management sectors. As an executive who has transformed the entertainment landscape, Cowell is an important and notable signing for YMU Entertainment. Its global talent roster includes the likes of Ant & Dec, Steve Aoki, The Rolling Stones, Pentatonix, Davina McCall, Take That, Claudia Winkleman, David Walliams, Clara Amfo, and Graham Norton amongst many others.