I actually started my career working in IT, doing on site support for small businesses and consumers. My interest in the music industry started when half my work was removing viruses from computers that got infected via illegal music downloading (serves them right if you ask me). This got me thinking about how the creators of this music would earn a living and what could be done about it. So, I decided to enrol at Herts Uni and studied Music Management to learn about the industry. This is when I discovered the world of music licensing and publishing and knew that’s what I wanted to do. For my final year coursework, I actually chose PRS/MCPS as the topic.
My first music job was for production music company RSM. Starting at the bottom I learnt the ropes and quickly rose through the ranks to become director of operations, overseeing the day to day running of the company. I used my IT experience to help the company become more efficient allowing the company to grow. I also spent a year on the PMAG (Production Music Advisory Group).
In 2016 I set up Motus Music. Spending the first few months putting together a team of publishers, writers, salespeople, and building a custom copyright system. Our efficiency allowed us to launch the company in spring 2017 with catalogue of 80,000 copyrights. In January 2020 I re-joined the PMAG and regularly take part in various sub-group meetings.
Outside of work I’m into tech and computer games, my favourite being The Last of Us, partly because it has an amazing soundtrack. I have wide music tastes from 1980s pop to metal, my favourite movie composer is John Murphy. I live in SW London with my husband and cavapoochon dog ‘Lilith’, who I spoil rotten.