Jason Draper
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Jason Draper

Head Of CurationLondon, United Kingdom
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Jason Draper

Head Of CurationLondon, United Kingdom
About me
With a passion for music and a background in journalism, I have worked for some of the world’s leading music brands, in both journalistic and corporate roles. From 2015-2020, I led global digital content strategies for uDiscover Music, a flagship brand within Universal Music Group, the world’s largest record label. Having pioneered ways in which engaging editorial and video content can be used in order to grow audiences and drive revenue and data capture for the business, I am now consulting, advising brands on how to implement content strategies to attain business goals. My current clients include Warner Music Group, jazzed and Craft Recordings. After making the leap from print to digital in 2015, I became an expert in developing online content that stays ahead of changing trends, writing and commissioning SEO-focused editorial to drive long-term website traffic growth, and conceptualising short- and mid-form video for both YouTube and social media channels. Having managed freelancers and in-house staff on an international scale, I am an experienced team leader who can see projects of all sizes through, from conception to completion. With a number of books to my name, and experience in TV and radio, no job is too large – or small – for me to commit wholeheartedly to. KEY ACHIEVEMENTS • Significantly driven unprecedented growth for Universal Music Group’s uDiscover Music brand. • Provably enhanced revenue and data collection for the wider business. • Successfully implemented editorial and video content strategies to sustain long-term audience development. Please see my client list and employment history, below, for more detailed information. SKILLS Online content creation | Content strategy | Search engine optimisation | International brand development | Music industry expert | Journalism | Writing and editing | Team leadership
Projects
  • Best Prince Videos: 25 Classics That Got The Look - Dig! (Warner Music Group)
    Best Prince Videos: 25 Classics That Got The Look - Dig! (Warner Music Group)The best Prince videos straddle superhuman live performances and high-concept pieces that shone a light on their creator’s unique worldview. https://www.thisisdig.com/feature/best-prince-videos/
  • Mica Paris: “I Was Going Home” With Gospel Album - Dig! (Warner Music Group)
    Mica Paris: “I Was Going Home” With Gospel Album - Dig! (Warner Music Group)Mica Paris’ new album, ‘Gospel’, finds her returning to her church roots. “Gospel music saves your soul,” she tells Dig! https://www.thisisdig.com/feature/mica-paris-gospel-album-interview/
  • Best David Bowie Songs: 25 Classics That Rewrote The Rulebook - Dig! (Warner Music Group)
    Best David Bowie Songs: 25 Classics That Rewrote The Rulebook - Dig! (Warner Music Group)From art-rock manifestos to cinematic ballads and era-defining anthems, the best David Bowie songs changed the face of music forever. https://www.thisisdig.com/feature/best-david-bowie-songs/
  • The Flaming Lips interview - 'Record Collector'
    The Flaming Lips interview - 'Record Collector'Career-spanning interview with The Flaming Lips' frontman, Wayne Coyne, looking at ten of The Flaming Lips' key albums. https://recordcollectormag.com/articles/the-flaming-lips-2
  • Prince: 'Sign O' The Times: Super Deluxe Edition' - 'Record Collector'
    Prince: 'Sign O' The Times: Super Deluxe Edition' - 'Record Collector'Lead review of Prince's acclaimed 'Sign O' The Times: Super Deluxe Edition' reissue. https://recordcollectormag.com/reviews/album/sign-o-the-times-super-deluxe-edition
  • Bernard Herrmann: 'Vertigo' Soundtrack - Craft Recordings
    Bernard Herrmann: 'Vertigo' Soundtrack - Craft RecordingsAcross four decades, from the 1940s through the 1970s, Bernard Herrmann helped elevate the movie soundtrack to the status of high art. Though, in his early career, he worked with visionary director Orson Welles, and would go on to score iconic movies… https://craftrecordings.com/blogs/permanent-record/vertigo
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Work history
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    ConsultantWarner Music Group
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Consulting with the Dig! brand (www.thisisdig.com) to implement original content strategy, SEO strategy, best practices and tone of voice, and to create and commission original content.
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    Consultantjazzed
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Engaged to implement original content strategy, SEO strategy, best practices and tone of voice, and to create content for both jazzed.com and the jazzed app.
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Skills
  • Content Creation
  • Content Strategy
  • Writing
  • Brand Developent
  • Team Leadership
  • Editing
  • SEO Optimisation
  • Music Curation
  • Video Content
  • Music Consulting
Education
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    Postgraduate Diploma in JournalismCardiff Univeristy
     - Cardiff, United Kingdom
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    BA English Language and LiteratureCardiff University
     - Cardiff, United Kingdom
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    PTC New Journalist Of The Year Awards Runner-UpPeriodicals Training Council