Cooper Anstett and Anthony Manker have formed a new management firm, Group Projects.
Before establishing Group Projects, Anstett worked with artist management firm Starstruck Entertainment leading digital strategy for artists Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, Hunter Hayes, and others. In July of 2019, Anstett also co-founded L.A.-based mental fitness and mobile meditation studio ZenStop.
Manker previously held the position of VP of Artist Development at Starstruck Entertainment. He worked with various artists, including Caroline Kole, John King, Cale Dodds, Emily Ann Roberts, and Maggie Rose as the head of Starstruck’s in-house independent record label.
Initially founded in May of 2019, Group Projects grew in 2020 as artist Jake Scott gained traction with his monthly releases, which garnered over 150 million streams in 2020 alone. Meanwhile, in 2020, the company signed flamenco-dance duo Paco Versailles. Group Projects continued its growth by adding Grammy-Award-winning writer/producer Josh Kerr, and in partnership with Red Light Management, pop artist Josie Dunne. The company is now based in Los Angeles and Nashville.
“I couldn’t be more excited for the year our roster has ahead,” says Anstett. “Through dedication, consistency, and patience we want to showcase the power of a strategy that is not looking for home runs but rather base hits that ultimately lead to greater discovery & growth.”
Manker adds, “The name Group Projects is born out of our belief that the best work isn’t accomplished alone. Cooper and I work collaboratively with our artists and thrive on shared ideas, open dialogue, and healthy competition. We’re beyond excited and grateful to work with these incredible and talented artists.”
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