The Music Managers Forum has announced five new board members at its AGM, following its first ever Management Summit

DATE: 11th July
The Music Managers Forum (MMF) has announced that Jill Hollywood (Echo Beach Management), Merck Mercuriadis (Hipgnosis Songs Ltd), Rebekah Tayler (ie: music), Sammy Andrews (Deviate Digital) and Liza Buddy (Chaos & Bedlam Management) have been elected as board members.

The MMF represents the world’s largest community of music managers - with almost 700 members based in the UK.

The appointments were revealed this evening at the organisation’s AGM, held at 100 Barrington, following the MMF’s first ever Management Summit - a full day of management-focussed discussions, debates and workshops.

All new board members will serve a fixed three-year term and add significantly to the depth of commercial experience that the MMF can draw upon.



Nile Rodgers To Be Crowned Artists’ Artist at the 2019 Artist & Manager Awards

DATE: 26th June
The CHIC co-founder and music legend to receive the coveted award for ex-traordinary innovation and creativity

The A&MAs return to the Bloomsbury Big Top on Thursday 14th November

The Featured Artists Coalition (FAC) and Music Managers Forum (MMF) are delighted to announce that legendary songwriter, performer, producer and musical innovator Nile Rodgers is to receive the coveted Artists’ Artist Award at the 2019 Artist & Managers Awards (A&MAs) which returns to the Bloomsbury Big Top on Thursday 14th November.

Voted for by fellow artists in the FAC and peers, the Artists’ Artist Award, sponsored by PPL, recognises the extraordinary long-term creative and innovative musical output of an individual or group. Previous winners include Guy Garvey, Tracey Thorn, Joan Armatrad-ing, Placebo, Robbie Williams and Massive Attack.



Managers Summit + AGM

DATE: 10th July
The inaugural MMF Managers Summit is a free, bespoke one-day conference event tailored specifically for managers, combing the annual MMF AGM with a day of educational and networking opportunities. The event is open to MMF Members and Associates.

Event Programme includes:

The ‘Role of the Manager’ panel - the panel will share experiences of three different managers - Nick Myers (37º), one of the MMF’s Accelerator managers, who has been developing acts for up to 5 years, Vicky Dowdall (Nina Nesbitt’s manager) who will share her experiences of managing over the course of 10 years, and Carol Crabtree (Solar Management Ltd) who can give attendees an insight into how her role as a manager has changed over the past 20 years, moderated by artist Be Charlotte.

Jessie Scoullar of Wicksteed Works, a London-based agency empowering artists to maximise their potential through kick-ass direct-to-fan marketing and retail campaigns, will be joining us to talk about common errors made in email marketing and explain how and why to fix them.

“Speed Meeting” sessions will include reps from the likes of American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP), Deezer, Hentons Panayi, ILUVLIVE, Key Production, Lee & Thompson, MSE, Simkins, Smith & Williamson, SoundCloud, SRLV, Stepmusicmanagement and more. A full list will be sent out to delegates prior to the event with details on how to register for slots.

WHEN: Wednesday 10th July - 10am - 8pm

WHERE: 100 Barrington Road London, SW9 7NS

Further details to follow - please save the date.



The FanFair Alliance

#Toutsout - The FanFair Alliance

Industrial-scale online ticket touting remains a black mark on the UK’s live music scene - ripping off fans and causing significant harm to British artists and music businesses.


Dissecting the Digital Dollar

Helping artists and managers navigate the streaming business

MMF has published a series of reports, guides and tools to help artists and managers better understand the streaming business.


Mental Health

We've published a Music Manager's Guide to Mental Health

The MMF and music charity Music Support have published the first ever Music Managers Guide To Mental Health - a free-to-download publication that aims to provide music managers with information and advice to better protect their own mental health, as well as the well-being of their clients.