Outright Management is a music management company established in 2012 by Barney Cronen. After working in many areas of the music industry with the likes of (Klavar Recordings, Back 2 Basics Promotions, Sidelined, Trust Management, Supervision, Southsea Fest, Pie & Vinyl Promotions) he went on to join the crews of bands touring across Europe with such acts as Irish rock legends Ash, and NME’s 2012 brightest new hopes Howler. It was after this the need and desire to become “your own boss” reached its peak and timing felt “perfect” to form Outright and put his future in his own hands.
In March 2012 the company started working closely in Manchester with Johnny Marr’s (The Smiths) son Nile Marr (Man Made) which gave a massive step into the music world along with gaining priceless experience. During their time together they oversaw recording and preparation of Man Made’s 2nd EP along with playing festivals across the UK and Iceland. After 8 months of working together the time felt right for the pair to go their separate ways and for Outright to pull together a roster of enthusiastic and exciting bands.
The company policy is built on honesty and trust and it has been guided massively by Dave Cronen – Trust Management (Barney’s Father) who has worked for (Grand Royal/Beastie Boys, ARTISTdirect, iMusic, PIAS Recordings, Supervision) and distributors (Rough Trade Distribution, RTM, Pinnacle). Our ambition is to work with enthusiastic, dedicated and like mined artists where progression becomes the natural course together.