Global lead for music at Burberry between 2011-2018. A senior creative, strategic and commercially astute music executive with extensive international & UK experience and senior industry relationships across the music industry. Previously held senior music leadership roles within WPP, Universal Music & EMI Records. Experience in record labels (Universal Music, EMI, MUTE), radio (XFM, Kiss FM), live music (KOKO, V Festival, Metropolis Music), brands (American Express, Unilever), agencies (Cake, Mindshare, GroupM, Momentum) and more. Dave has produced soundtracks to 20+ London and Milan Fashion Week shows including unique live performances by artists including Benjamin Clementine, Paloma Faith & Ilan Eshkeri, partnering with Apple Music as official Curators on the platform and to release recordings of each performance. Executive producer for numerous recording projects by artists including Duffy (for My Burberry Black) and Cara Delevigne (for Burberry Her), Dave has also helped to launch and establish the careers of numerous emerging British musicians through ongoing collaborative partnerships including George Ezra, James Bay & Tom Odell, often ahead of the traditional music industry.Locked Pro Plan feature
Recruited by CCO Christopher Bailey as global lead on all music activity across the business including music supervision (London Fashion Week shows, advertising, store network, global events), content initiatives (Burberry Acoustic, Apple Music official Curator & content partnership), A&R and music talent sourcing, recording projects, partnerships (Bowers & Wilkins, Apple Music), deal negotiation plus implementation in partnership with marketing and wider creative departments. To date, we have collaborated with numerous talent including James Bay, George Ezra, Alison Moyet, Paloma Faith, Benjamin Clementine, Tom Odell, Duffy, Rae Morris, Ed Harcourt, Rhodes, Ilan Eshkeri, Jake Bugg, Anna Calvi, Clare Maguire, Marika Hackman, Isaac Gracie, Jack Garratt, Billie Marten, Keaton Henson, Fenne Lily, Ten Tonnes, Matt Maltese, Lucy Rose and dozens more.
BrandAmp was a Universal Music / WPP joint venture.