Manager For Writers and Producers
Music Industry Consultant
Over 20 Years of Music Industry Experience including Publishing, Record Label, Management, Digital and other areas of exploitation of Intellectual Copyright. Experience in almost every aspect of the Music Industry including a strong contact network through LA, New York, Nashville, Germany the UK and Asia.
Founder and former CEO of Music House, which was the UK’s largest and most successful independent music promotions company, working at Club, Radio, TV and International promotions for virtually every successful UK and European label and most major artists at some point. Music House was started in 1992 and grew to over 30 staff and a multimillion pound turnover before he left to launch Asylum.
At Asylum, Bob managed the careers of various song writing and production teams including DEEKAY Music in Copenhagen and has through strategic co-writing and Artist development has built relationships with most of the major songwriters and producers worldwide. His writer’s and producer’s credits have been responsible for over 60 million records sold! Artist management included a selection of Platinum Selling Acts (Such as Misteeq) and he has developed acts that have involved people like Randy Jackson (American Idol) and Mick Fleetwood. Bob was instrumental in the negotiation of the first ever Digital deal with Universal Records and has done ground breaking deals for his Artists involving major brands such as Motorola.
“As part of the production/songwriting team DEEKAY I have had the pleasure of being represented by Bob James. Bob is a highly organized individual who is capable of juggling many projects at once without losing focus on any of them. He is very creative and always exploring new avenues in every aspect of the music industry and he is a master of seeing new opportunities and bringing the right people together.” Lars Jensen -DEEKAY Music
Still an active manager, Bob is now steering the career of various artists from different genres, from Rock through to singer/songwriters as well as maintaining a roster of Writers/producers.
Bob has been a consultant for many labels including Arista Records (BMG) and EMI Records. He has been part of a Production team with projects signed to Warners, MCA and Telstar Records. He regularly sits on industry panels and lectures on the Music Industry and new business models. He is a Senior Lecturer on business and the Music Industry, an Associate Lecturer at The University of Surrey, an associate lecturer at Bucks New University and lectures on Music Publishing at BIMM Brighton.