I walk the line between Music & Tech - helping Spotify, Artists and Labels overcome challenges and break new music. 10+ years Music Industry experience across artist management, journalism, and marketing.

Worked with a diverse range of artists, including Gotye, Feist, Taylor Swift, Crowded House, The Clash, Calvin Harris, One Direction and many more.

I also enjoy writing (ideally with brevity), finding the right problems, and the simplest solutions.

Employment History


Feb 2013 - Today

Artist & Label Services

Managing Spotify's relationships with UK labels, promoting the value of the Spotify platform whilst launching artist-focussed marketing initiatives. Focussed more on the independent sector in latter years.

Universal Music

July 2008 to Feb 2013

Marketing Manager

Creating & executing global marketing plans for developing and established artists. Managed all project areas; online & traditional marketing, promo, budgeting & more. Extensive travel fostered long-lasting relationships across global industry


2005 to 2008

Freelance Journalist

Began reviewing small London gigs, ended covering European festivals & in-depth interviews

JD Management

2004 to 2005

Artist Management

Office Manager at Jackie Davidson Managment, working with a broad range of very successful songwriters (Wayne Hector), producers, vocalists and bands. Responsible for booking sessions, tour management, and managing budgets.


1998 - 2004


The family business, pasty factories, and call centres were the perfect start to the working world. There's life to be learnt wherever are, just look for it.


2002 - 2006

BA (Hons) Business Studies 2:1

1999 - 2001

4 A-Levels, 11 GCSE's A - C

UWE University in Bristol may not be as prestigious as Stanford, Yale, Oxford or Newquay, but there was still lots to learn. Besides, the lessons taught to those lucky enough to attend such establishments are now readily available to all.

Personal Details


As a Cornishman based in North London, a curious mind is needed to overcome the frightening complexity of non-village life. Luckily I have the greatest collection of my wife, family and friends to help get me by.