Adelaide singer-songwriter Sarah Saint James has signed a management agreement with Hutch Collective of Melbourne, Odette’s home.
Sarah first reached out to the Hutch team through the Clubhouse social media audio app, where Hutch co-founder Larissa Jane Ryan regularly moderated the music industry.
At the time, Sarah Saint James’ single “Crazy for God” had gone viral on TikTok, recording over a million streams and 43,000 Spotify listeners monthly. Now, after an official release earlier this year, “mad at god” has amassed 2 million feeds and over 1.5 million views from user-generated content on TikTok.
“I am more than delighted to announce my signing with Hutch Collective,” said Sarah Saint James. “Larissa and Josh were a perfect fit for me personally and for my art, encouraging both my creativity and my expression, as well as Peter on board to help me develop as an artist is something I really appreciate.
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“It’s great to believe that my long term vision and goals are seen and supported by Hutch, and I’ve never been so excited about the future.”
“We are very happy to welcome Sarah to our Hutch family,” said Josh Milgate. “We immediately resonated with her storytelling and her approach to music as a way to connect and share experiences with her fans. “
Larissa Jane Ryan added, “Sarah knows what she wants and she appreciates every moment.
“When I heard Sarah’s demos, her enthusiasm, raw talent and passion for being the best songwriter possible reminded me why we love what we do. We are very happy to work with Sarah and help her run towards her dreams.
The signing announcement coincides with the release of Sarah Saint James’ new single, “Heather,” an exciting co-writing with Alex Lahey that puts witty lyrics about high school bullies to a daring pop guitar.