Finding The Future

Finding The Future

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Month: November 2015

Ray Pope

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Ray Pope – Universal Music – Talent Acquisition Manager

Graduated from Leeds University after studying Popular and World Music.
Worked from William Morris and Puma before joining Warner Music in 2009.
Started off as a temp at Warner and worked my way up to Recruitment Manager heading up recruitment for the UK and International side of the business
Specialised in finding talent of all levels from apprentice to SVP. Worked at Warner for approx 7 years.
Joined Universal Music in September 2015 where I concentrate on sourcing the best talent across all the UK labels both business focused and creative.
In my spare time I am also a professional musician and I regularly play at Ronnie Scotts under the name Ray Jones. I like to think that it’s possible to be an artist and  work within the industry at the same time.


Ruth Kilpatrick

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Having started out helping friends with press releases, and booking shows at a local club, Ruth gained as much experience as possible in live events. Still in Newcastle, she was hired as a scout for Amazing Radio over 5 years ago now, forming part of the early progress of shaping playlists and content, as well as starting The Amazing Sessions with the best new and emerging artists, both in external studios and on location at festivals. Highlights were filming very early tracks with the likes of Daughter, Wolf Alice, Slaves, The 1975, Marika Hackman, James Bay and many, many more. Her role expanded to include numerous aspects, and after 5 years she left Amazing Radio as Head Of Content back in March 2015. Now in London, Ruth took a new role as Artist Liaison & Communications Co-Ordinator at the PRS For Music Foundation in order to continue helping artists achieve their aims, in a very tangible way. Her day to day focuses on liaising with artists and creating content in order to spread the word about the Foundation’s numerous funds.



David Loader

Dave Loader joined Richard Branson’s fledgling Virgin Records in 1973 and became General Manager of Caroline Exports – a division developed out of Virgin foreign mail-order, which focused on export wholesale and servicing Virgin licensees abroad. From 1981 he worked for a number of independent record labels and publishers and in 1988 worked for two years at Marcus Recording Studios. In 1990 Dave became General Manager and Licensee of the Brixton Academy. Since 1993 Dave has been Managing Director / co-owner of Notting Hill Music Group after a management buyout from Japanese media company, Nippon Television.

The Notting Hill Music Group Limited is a truly international music publishing operation, based in London, Los Angeles & Nashville, with first-class representation in every corner of the globe. Founded in 1990 as the international repertoire division of the Japanese Nippon Television Music Corporation, it became Notting Hill Music following a successful management buyout in 1993 and has rapidly become one of the world’s leading independent music publishers.

The Notting Hill Music Group Limited can offer a complete range of publishing, sub-publishing, international administration and territorial publishing representation arrangements. In addition to our own extensive catalogue, the company also administers a growing number of third party music publishing companies and we are able to structure tailor-made publishing arrangements for the most demanding of clients.

Eric Brünjes

Eric BrunjesEric Brünjes aka Brvnjes / music producer / sound designer / music consultant based in London, UK. Born into a musical family, he has performed extensively around the world from a very young age. First learning classical / flamenco guitar and then jazz piano, Eric turned to production and sound design at age 18. His compositions have featured for brands such as Frogiato, Lexus, Clarkes, VW, M&M’s and Schuh. He has managed the post production on leading documentaries, TV and radio adverts.

In a parallel career, Eric also manages “Attack Magazine” the fastest growing online music magazine in the UK and US. Furthermore, with his business partner John Jay in NYC, he developed the music app “SittinonMusic” which was released in December 2014.

His production credits include notable artists such as Scrufizzer, Fred the God Son, Fetty Wap, Feli Fame and Karl Wolf. His work with Karl Wolf was nominated for a MTV EMA in 2012.