Charlie Lycett began his career at the Outside Organisation in 2000. In 2003 he set up The Lucid Group which became the largest online and broadcast music agency in the UK representing the likes of David Bowie, Beyonce, The Rolling Stones and The Who. In 2006 he became an advisor and shareholder in bebo, helping it become the largest social network in the UK until their sale to AOL in 2010. At the age of 28 he became the Managing Director of RCA Records selling a stake in The Lucid Group to Sony Music Entertainment in the process. Charlie currently co-owns Sony Joint Venture Black Butter Records (DJ Khalid, Zara Larsson, J Hus, French Montana), Stackhouse Management (Rudimental), Online Broadcaster SB.TV (Jamal Edwards) and serves as a non-executive director for R4E.plc the largest transatlantic theatrical marketing agency in the world. He is a donor to the Prince’s Trust and has also served as a judge for the Radio Academy.
Pia Ashcroft started her career in Sheffield as a promoter before joining Warner Music and then Sony Music where she worked as an A&R executive until the start of 2013. Creating top 5 hits of the likes of Loick Essien, she left RCA in 2013 to consult for Brian Higgins (Xenomania), Amanda Ghost (Outsiders / Universal) and The Lucid Group. She also worked alongside Amanda Ghost and Unigram, creating music for ITV series 'The Halcyon' produced by Left Bank Pictures (The Crown).
In addition to Operator Records, Pia currently manages UK RnB pop group 'M.O' (signed to Polydor / Interscope), and works with Stockholm based management and publishing company 'Mr Radar' (Miriam Bryant (Warner), Awa (Sony), Duvchi and more.