Hannah Simmonds

Head Of Business Affairs & Right Management

  • LevelSenior
  • LocationUnited Kingdom
  • AvailabilityLocked Pro Plan feature
  • ProfessionsRights Managment Professional - Writer - Licensing Manager

About me

I have worked within the Music Industry for over 15 years, the last 8 of which have been for the same company. I am now looking to utilise all of my knowledge and experience within a new and challenging position. My current position is Head of Business Affairs & Rights Management at Toolroom Productions, which houses four record labels, in conjunction with a publishing and management company. Since working at Toolroom I have initiated and completed the start up of an in-house Publishing and Neighbouring Rights collection sector, seeing them both as natural growth areas for an already successful independent label. I personally orchestrated the set-up and implementation of three varied catalogue and accounting systems whilst continuing to forge solid industry contacts worldwide. I have mentored various members of staff on company procedures and ensured the efficient administration of royalties, metadata and contracts to help make Toolroom one of the most successful Dance Music companies worldwide.

Locked Pro Plan feature


  • Music Publishing
  • Rights Management
  • Excel
  • Music Licensing
  • Data Management
  • Copyright
  • Contract Administration
  • Record Labels

Work history


Head of Rights Management

Toolroom Productions

Jul 2008
  • Maidstone, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • • Directing and supporting members of staff within Toolroom Productions. • Responsible for the drafting and negotiation of all in house contracts from start to finish. • Overseeing the implementation of the new company digital delivery and accounting system. • Sourcing and co-ordinating a full spectrum of external rights administration partners. • Managing all publishing & copyright business and staff. • Initiating and implementing direct accounts with worldwide PRO’s , to ensure a more efficient and translucent process for performance income, for both labels and Artists. • Liaising with rights organisations and attending PRS - Dance Music Group meetings and Rights Seminars, staying well informed regarding current issues and legislations. • Sourcing additional Sub Publishing partners, whilst maintaining and continuing a productive relationship with the existing current ones. • Researching and processing sample clearances for both Publishing & Master rights. • Execution of all publishing & licensing agreements and contracts. • Liaising with music supervisors, consultants and creative agencies for Sync opportunities. • Co-ordinating co-writes, toplines and bespoke opportunities within the publishing roster. • Working with writers, managers and labels regarding forthcoming projects. • Supervising the production of Semi-Annual royalty reporting.