Family Affair: Natasha And Mark Bent Launch Management And Live Agency Mother Artists

Natasha and Mark Bent.
Jaroslaw Hipisowski
– Natasha and Mark Bent.
Founders of Mother Artists management company and booking agency.

Mark and Natasha Bent have joined forces to launch a new management and live agency based in London, England, taking over the name of Mark’s management company Mother Artists.
Both Natasha and Mark Bent boast a combined 44 years of experience working in the music business, Natasha as agent for various companies including UTA and most recently Paradigm, Mark as manager for artists including IDLES, Heavy Lungs, Avaera and Daffodils.
In line with their fields of expertise, Natasha will head the live division of Mother Artists, while Mark takes care of the management division.
The announcement describes Mother Artists as “an artist management and live agency, with a human-first approach with compassion, understanding and a hard work ethic at its core,” and “operating a ‘no-bullshit policy’.”
Both maintain their rosters of artists, which in the case of Natasha includes Alex Amor, Amy Macdonald, Cate le Bon, Do Nothing, First Aid Kit, Heavy Lungs, IDLES, Ry X, The Magic Gang, The Teskey Brothers, Thomas Headon and Unknown Mortal Orchestra.
More Mother Artists signings are to be announced. 
Natasha Bent commented: “I’m so happy to be able to work alongside my brother who I love, respect and admire so much, on music we are all so passionate about.
“We are each other’s biggest champions and to be surrounded by constant empowerment will be so rewarding and give the best results in business. 
“Anyone who knows us knows how we operate – we care about and fight for the people we work with – artists and our team – and we operate an honest, hardworking approach which we know people appreciate. 
“I have loved being at Paradigm and am truly grateful for all the support they have given me. It’s been a difficult year for all in live but we are proactively getting ready for its return and will continue to put our artists first.” 
Added Mark: “I cannot wait to get started on this new venture with Natasha. To have an independent family run business where we can build on that ethos across our artists is exciting and essential to building long term careers & relationships.
“Natasha has always been a huge inspiration to me on how she does business and how she represents her artists. To now be able to work alongside her with the same shared mindset of artists first is a dream come true. With the dramatically changing landscape in front of us the timing couldn’t be any better and we couldn’t have placed ourselves in a better position to deliver.”