EXPERIENCE

By clicking the relevant tabs under "Experience" above, you can see what my career in the music industry has encompassed.


From first starting employment with a record company at the age of 18, to working for major lables such as PolyGram and Sony Music, and then being hired as an external consultant by Universal Music, I have a wide amount of experience in a variety of fields spanning over 37 years. 


My areas of professional experience include: 


  • Music licensing (for film, TV, compilations and other uses)
  • Music contracting (licenses, performance, film, television, etc.)
  • Merchandising rights licensing for clients
  • Book publishing negotiations and agreements
  • Professional marketing and promotion expertise for cultural events
  • Production of recordings in the studio
  • Production of live events and performances
  • Tour management
  • Professional Artist Management and Business Management
  • Art Direction
  • Authoring and Writing
  • Music composition and performance
  • Copywriting for artist biographies, product launches, and events for use in marketing and promotional materials (Sony Music, Universal Music, PolyGram, Diesel, etc.)



My areas of expertise include:


  • Art and Art history (with an emphasis on the Weimar Republic era)
  • Musicology (popular music, classical, world, etc.)
  • Photography (film and digital)
  • Audio recording
  • Film
  • History







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