Charlie Lycett set up The Lucid Group in 2003, making it the largest online and broadcast music agency in the UK by 2010 (representing the likes of David Bowie, Beyonce and The Rolling Stones). In 2006 he became an advisor and shareholder in bebo, helping it become the largest social network in the UK until their $850m sale to AOL in 2010. In 2010 he became the Managing Director of RCA Records, selling a stake in The Lucid Group to Sony Music Entertainment in the process. Charlie's current interests include R4E Plc, Operator Records, Stackhouse Management (Rudimental), Black Butter (Sony Music JV) and online broadcaster SB.TV.
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 for the likes of Loick Essien, she left RCA in 2013 to consult for Brian Higgins (Xenomania), Amanda Ghost (Outsiders / Universal) and The Lucid Group. In addition to Operator Records, Pia also manages a small, focused roster of artists including M.O (Polydor / Universal); and producers Kito and Bless Beats.