Music executive. Started in Manchester in 1980 working for Buzzcocks’ management company and label New Hormones. In 1982 he moved to New York and worked in independent distribution at Dutch East India Trading and Caroline Distribution as well at Sonic Youth’s first label Neutral Records (3). He also set up his own publicity & promotion company to represent UK labels and artists such as Mute Records, Red Rhino Records, The Mekons and Cabaret Voltaire. In 1988 he set up Mute Records New York office and became its Label Manager and then VP of Operations. In 1996 he moved to Boston, MA as GM for Rykodisc and in 2000 returned to NYC where he became GM of Instinct Records (Moby’s first home). In 2003 he set up Virtual Label LLC, a service company for artists and indie labels offering access to physical and digital distribution, marketing and consulting services.