Hard-working, focused and creative individual with ten years experience in the music industry. I have worked in A&R, Marketing and digital departments at major and independent label level and I also have editorial experience with recent employment at a music industry magazine. I intend to develop and further my career in a role that draws upon my previous experience, reflects my passion for music and offers scope for career progression.
I currently manage a small number of acts - mainly dance producers and vocalists.
• Previous Head of A&R dept overseeing the output of an independent label and its various sub-labels. • Attended conferences/industry events to represent the labels I have worked for and to source acts/artists. • Sourced tracks internationally for UK licensing. • Negotiated fees for new signings/repertoire. • Assisted with the formation of WB scouting network. • Arranged physical and online releases with third party distributors. • Managed a wide range of projects from recording to release. • Attended numerous concerts, showcases etc to find talent for the roster. • Developed relationships with HE/FE establishments in order to source talent. • Liaised with artists, artist management, writers and producers. • Worked closely with distribution partners (The Orchard) on all releases. • Studio/rehearsal space booking. • Arranged genre-specific third-party remixes. • Engaged promoters and pluggers for forthcoming releases.
• Assisted with the development of the new Record of the Day website. • Compiled, edited and distributed the weekly street-team newsletter which was sent to over 14000 members. • Proof-read and contributed to the weekly RotD newsletter prior to distribution
Scouted talent for the WB roster. Arranged showcases Liaised with artists, managers, promoters etc. Booked studio/rehearsal time.
• Acted as first point of contact for street-team members, venue managers, promoters and artists in terms of street/outdoor marketing activity. • Devised strategic street-marketing campaigns and delivered cost-effective promotional solutions. These included large-scale outdoor projections, flash-mob style stunts, leafleting and innovative data-capture projects. • Worked closely with Product Managers to implement new data-capture initiatives through grass-roots marketing. • Assisted Product Managers with general administrative duties.