I am a hardworking and highly experienced PR and communications professional, with years’ experience achieving the highest results across a variety of genres and disciplines in the music industry. I have excellent communication skills across all levels. I am a unique thinker who endeavours to bring my full skill set to every task I am set to, whilst approaching each project from a fresh perspective to stay ahead of an increasingly fast moving industry. I am an organised worker and have an eye for detail, with experience delivering results in busy and demanding roles. Will also make tea, there’s no team without tea.
My most recent role was a maternity cover position within the Decca Records press office, where I was primarily responsible for the planning and implementing of online and print press publicity campaigns for artists across a variety of genres. This was a position which saw me working in tandem with the marketing teams, the A&R team, other promotional teams and artist management. In my time at Decca Records I have worked on many very successful campaigns, including a UK no.1 album for The Lumineers, one of the most successful jazz artists of the modern era in Gregory Porter and his most recent record ‘Take Me To The Alley’ and one of Decca’s most successful new international artists, Aurora and her debut album. Main responsibilities: Planning and implementing online and print press campaigns for Decca Records artists Project budgeting Coordinating press events and international promotional trips Internal and external communication on campaign progress Writing press releases and external label communications Developing promotional strategies to best suit artist’s strengths Building external relationships with journalists and label partners
In this position, I headed up the promotional division of the record labels Full Time Hobby and Hassle Records. I was responsible for promotions for artists across both labels, as well as bringing in external business via other record labels and management companies. The highlights of my time involved include managing the PR for the release of Frank Iero’s debut solo record and managing the campaign that helped secure Lonely The Brave’s record deal with Columbia Records, and then working alongside them to release the band’s debut album. Main responsibilities: National and International Radio, TV Print and online promotional campaigns Social Media Community Management – including Hassle records twitter Procurement of external clients Additional PR responsibilities similar to those in my most recent role at Decca records. Artists included: Lonely The Brave, Frank Iero and We Are The Ocean amongst others.
Starting as a department assistant, I quickly rose to the position of Press Officer, in charge of planning and implementing press campaigns within this major international press office. Main responsibilities: Planning and implementing press campaigns for Warner Bros artists Coordinating press events and international promotional trips. Liaising with artist management Feeding back campaign progress to internal departments and external partners Social media integration and coordination; in line with press and online coverage Artists include: Wiley, David Draiman, Serj Tankian, Gary Clark Jr, Pantera and more
This position was an internship within the UK and Intl talent and music departments at MTV, and also heavily involved assisting the UK music programming team. It included a variety of responsibilities mainly focusing on being a key touchpoint for record labels both in person and via email. This role also taught me a lot about working in a high stress environment at an early stage in my career. Main Responsibilities: Liaising with record labels Acquisition of new music videos Collating and distributing playlist data Diary and Schedule management for artists visiting MTV studios
Modules Included: Audio Engineering, Project Studio Management, Advanced Sound Synthesis, Music Production, Music Industry Practice, Composition for Media, Multimedia – including website design, DVD production and key media IT skills, Photoshop, Flash, Adobe premiere, etc
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