Fran de Takats

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Fran de Takats
Birth name Francesca de Takats
Born (1970-02-06) 6 February 1970 (age 44)
Origin London, England
Genres Rock, pop, Britpop, alternative rock, R&B

Artists and repertoire (A&R)

music manager
Years active 1991–present
Labels Food, Polygram, Gut, East West, WEA, Columbia, BMG, Sony BMG, Pointless Excitment
Associated acts Blur, Jesus Jones, Zodiac Mindwarp, Voice of the beehive, Space (English band), Offspring, Lauryn Hill, The Young Offenders, Montrose Avenue, A1 (band), Gareth Gates Annie Lennox, Will Young...

Fran de Takats (born 6 February 1970), is an A&R executive, music manager, and talent scout for several major and independent record labels[1] and is responsible for many hit records and notably two Brit Awards.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Article: Columbia signs A1. | AccessMyLibrary - Promoting library advocacy". AccessMyLibrary. 1999-03-13. Retrieved 2010-04-28. 
  2. ^ "Article: Columbia's A1 in international push. | AccessMyLibrary - Promoting library advocacy". AccessMyLibrary. 2000-07-29. Retrieved 2010-04-28. 
  3. ^ "2001 - Best British Newcomer - A1 | The Brit Awards 2010". 2009-11-26. Retrieved 2010-04-28.