Listed by Yahoo Finance in the Top 10 Entrepreneurs U30 to Watch in 2021, Taylor Jones is an award-winning entertainment executive and Founder & CEO of the international entertainment agency The Hello Group. He is an experienced leader, with strong expertise in business strategy, global marketing initiatives, and project management across music, digital, tv/film, and startups. As an A&R and talent manager, Taylor is globally recognized as a driving force in the global rise of K-Pop in today's pop culture.
With 12+ years in the business, Taylor has represented winners of The Voice Kids, Pop Idol, and Junior Eurovision, and currently manages multi-platinum and Grammy Award-winning producers/writers who in the last 18 months have been responsible for 26 Billboard #1 chart results and 23+ gold, platinum and triple-platinum hit singles/albums for artists including BTS, SuperM, Victon, KAI (Exo), THE9, NCT 127, ITZY, Park Bom, Girls Generation, WayV.
Taylor also manages MTV EMA Winner Emma Heesters (Republic Records), teenage popstar Rosie McClelland from The Ellen Show, the UK's most followed prankster Kristen Hanby (35M followers), Australian pop artist Liam Ferrari, and multi-platinum producer/writers Alawn (SuperM, Flo Rida, NCT 127), Dyson (BTS, Astrid S, Loud Luxury) and Carlos Battey (Justin Bieber, Madonna, Got7, Charlie Wilson).
Taylor sits on the Advisory Board of music tech company LabelRadar and is a music executive member of the Recording Academy (Grammys). Taylor has also served as Chief Commercial Officer for Post For Rent, one of EU's leading influencer marketing tech platforms focusing on digital music marketing.
PRESIDENT & CHAIRMAN
PHIL QUARTARARO - PRESIDENT & CHAIRMAN
Former President and CEO at industry giants Virgin Records, Warner Bros. Records and EMI North America. Phil personally signed artists including Linkin Park and Josh Groban, and worked on the careers of Coldplay, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sex Pistols, The Spice Girls, Janet Jackson and more. Phil Q was named Billboard's Music Executive of the Year in 2001, served on the Fender and Gibson Guitar Boards, served as the Vice-Chairman of the Grammy Foundation (Recording Academy) and remains one of the most senior executives in the entertainment industry.
KYRAN JONES -COO
COO and Executive Producer with over 6 years experience in entertainment and a strong background in sales, business strategy, and operations. Kyran worked directly alongside his brother since the start of Hello, quickly developing an eye for talent and artist development. Kyran heads up our operations, expansion opportunities and assists the CEO on all corporate matters. Additionally, Kyran oversees Hello's TV/film projects at Hello Pictures.