Kenny Vaughan

Kenny Vaughan

Strategy // Product & Licensing ManagerLondon, United Kingdom
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Kenny Vaughan

Kenny Vaughan

Strategy // Product & Licensing ManagerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Hello, I'm Kenny - I'm all about music management & creative strategy. I have experience in record labels & music rights and visions toward gaming & technology. After a Mercury Nominated artist campaign at an indie label and with 6 years at Sony Music, I also became part of the IXCHEL Collective (2020: 2x Jazz FM Awards and the Ivor Novello for innovation award working with the incredible Yazz Ahmed) and look forward to causing more disturbances in the industry soon.
Projects
  • Case Study: RIVES // Content Strategy In 2021
    Case Study: RIVES // Content Strategy In 2021'Narrative is the distance between where you are today, and where you want to be.' Here's my take on how creatives in 2021 can use identity perspective to take ownership of their very own story.
  • Case Study: Record Label x Gaming Entity
    Case Study: Record Label x Gaming EntityI built a presentation on how the music industry can build an authentic and constructive bridge to the gaming industry. I used information from publicly available documents, statistics and my own personal opinion to construct this (clinical) presentation. Given the gaming industry is worth more than the music & film industries combined, along with having its own attention economy as a platform of interaction, it is continuing to grow as an important player in attention economy. However, the mus
  • ESKA - 'ESKA' - Mercury Nomination 2015
    ESKA - 'ESKA' - Mercury Nomination 2015The vision toward the 2015 Mercury Prize and its orchestration by a 2-man label.
Projects credited in
  • Yazz Ahmed - A Shoal of Souls, Limited Single Release on IXCHEL
    Yazz Ahmed - A Shoal of Souls, Limited Single Release on IXCHEL'I was already thinking about the migrants who perished at sea when I named the chapter The Shoal of Souls, and this new composition is dedicated to all the people who have lost their lives crossing the sea in search of a better future. I hope the music conveys the strength and power of the human spirit, the bravery to risk everything for their families, the anger I feel at the response of the West, a lack of empathy, a lack of compassion. They are not a swarm, they are us - humans.' - Yazz Ahm
Work history
    IXCHEL Collective logo
    IXCHEL Collective logo
    StrategyIXCHEL Collective
    Berlin, GermanyFull Time
    "At all stages of the publishing process Kenny makes sure that everyone is in-the-loop and fairly treated, and that everyone gets their paycheck (or there's high hell to pay in lieu). He ensures all negotiations entail maximum flexibility, freedom and room for growth for the artist, and helps to jimmy them out of any previous restrictive arrangements. At IXCHEL, Kenny has designed a pioneering contracting system for the collective that has already won the plaudits of various industry heads. "
    Sony Music UK logo
    Sony Music UK logo
    Product & Licensing ManagerSony Music UK
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    - Named one of Sony's top 10 'Future Exec' 2018 - Selected as a Mentor for young executives (2019 - 2020) - Designed and initiated development of new internal programs that automated key admin tasks. - Expanded team role to reach worldwide territories and acquire legal responsibility for building and confirming contracts.
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Skills
  • Rights Management
  • Copyright
  • Artist Development
  • Music Licensing
  • Licensing
  • Artist Management
  • SQL
  • Project Execution
  • Campaign Management
  • Entertainment Industry
Education
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    Music Media ManagementUniversity of Gloucestershire
     - Cheltenham, United Kingdom