I draw upon 30 years’ experience working in the music industry with over half that time spent in various roles within music publishing.
I have held following positions at these companies:
- EMI Music – A&R Assistant
- Sony/ATV – Scout and A&R Manager
- A7 Music – Song Plugger
- On The Fiddle Publishing (Levellers) – Catalogue Manager
- Polar Patrol (Snow Patrol) – Director
- Spirit/B-Unique – Creative Manager
- 13 Artists Publishing – General Manager
During my career I have signed and worked with:
Levellers, Snow Patrol, Belle and Sebastian, Rae & Christian, Skint Publishing (Midfield General, Cut La Roc, Phats and Small, Super Collider) CMC Music (Plan B & Rhianna writers) Marcella Detroit, Kidda, Here We Go Magic, Johnny McDaid (Ed Sheeran, Example, Snow Patrol), Luke Temple, Nadine Shah, Kathryn Joseph, Gita Langley, JR Green, Declan O’Rourke, Thomas McLaughlin (Soak), Bo Bruce, Equador, Bry, Malpas, Marcus Mackay, Windsor Player, Node, Tired Pony, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Queen Zee, Bilk, Vryll Society and Shadowlark amongst others.
I have negotiated sub-publishing deals with Kobalt and Warner Chappell and subsequently managed the relationships on a worldwide basis. I have been involved in licensing music to Bacardi, Namco Bandai, Warner Brothers, Jacobs Coffee, Westpac Bank and Fox 2000. In addition I have procured many uses under the blanket license in the UK on shows such as Made In Chelsea and with Sky and BT Sport.
The artists and writers I have worked with have won Brit Awards, Ivor Novello’s, BMI Awards, ASCAP awards, Scottish Album of the Year and have been nominated for Mercury’s and Grammys.