Lily Allen has signed with new management -- Maverick’s Scott Rodger and Stack House’s Henry Village, Billboard has learned. The news was first reported in this week’s cover story featuring Rodger, founder of Quest Management (Paul McCartney, Arcade Fire, Lykke Li) and eight other top music managers who’ve formed a new collective dubbed Maverick. Village also manages a roster that includes U.K. dance acts Rudimental, Gorgon City and Redlight.
As previously reported by MusicWeek, Allen parted ways with longtime management firm Rocket in June, shortly after the release of her third studio album Sheezus. Allen herself seemed disappointed with the album’s rollout and overall commercial performance, which charted only two top 10 singles in her home country of the UK (“Hard Out Here” and “Air Balloon”) and missed the Hot 100 entirely (Alright, Still’s “Smile" remains her highest-charting hit as a solo artist in the U.S., reaching No. 49 in 2007.)