Echo Beach Management’s founder and managing director Jill Hollywood has a long track record as one of the leading talents within the world of producer management.
Hollywood commenced her career in music when she became editor of the Australian dance magazine 3D World. She moved to the UK in 1995 where she developed her extensive experience within the music industry: first as A&R scout at Polygram/Island Music and then as A&R manager at Telstar Records.
She joined Big Life Management as producer manager in 2004. Over a twelve-year career, Hollywood developed an enduring creative partnership with award-winning producers such as Jacknife Lee
(U2, Jake Bugg, R.E.M.), Youth
(Pink Floyd, The Verve, Embrace) and one of the UK’s most successful mix engineers, Ash Howes
(One Direction, Dido).
In addition, Hollywood helped shape the careers of current production heavyweights MyRiot
(London Grammar, Birdy) and Cam Blackwood
(George Ezra, Amy Macdonald), newly arrived New York native Chris Zane
(Passion Pit, St Lucia) plus legednary mix engineer Dave Bascombe
(Depeche Mode, Erasure). She later expanded the company roster to include other elements of music’s creative process, with clients such as Atlantic Records artist Alex Metric
, regular Coldplay orchestral arranger Davide Rossi
, Years & Years / George Ezra vocal coach Lorna Blackwood
and rising mix star Q
One of Hollywood’s recent successes was a campaign that culminated when Youth earned the award of Outstanding Contribution to UK Music at the 2016 Music Producers Guild Awards.
Hollywood left Big Life Management in March 2016 to form Echo Beach Management.