“Consummate professionals who care deeply about what they do.”

Claire Randall, CEO, Claire Randall Consultancy

Ruth Simmons

CEO

ruth@soundlounge.co.uk

Where I started

Teaching general science to kids that didn’t want to learn

Specialist areas

Problem solving and creating opportunities

Achievements

Only person to be awarded ‘Outstanding Contribution to Sync’

Favourite album

Rumours, Fleetwood Mac

Favourite gig

Coldplay, Sydney Olympic Stadium, 2017

If I could be any artist I’d be

Stevie Nicks

Ultimate future career ambition

For my peers to say how did she do that?

David Simmons

Business Affairs

david@soundlounge.co.uk

Where I started

Cowboy on Kibbutz in Israel

Specialist areas

Music publishing, royalty recovery, artist management and contract negotiation

Achievements

Working with Bob Marley, Culture Club, Lionel Bart and many more

Favourite album

Pet Sounds, Beach Boys

Favourite gig

Bruce Springsteen, Hammersmith Odeon, 1975

If I could be any artist I’d be

Scott Walker

Ultimate future career ambition

To be a cowboy on a Kibbutz in Israel

Kerry Schofield

Insights and Business Development

kerry@soundlounge.co.uk

Where I started

Playing the piano at 8

Specialist areas

Music psychology and cognitive neuroscience of music

Achievements

MSc in Music, Mind and Brain from Goldsmiths, University of London

Favourite album

Jagged Little Pill, Alanis Morrissette

Favourite gig

Ben Howard, The Eden Project, 2015

If I could be any artist I’d be

Brody Dalle

Ultimate future career ambition

For brains and music to lead the way

John Ingham

Head of Creative Product

john@soundlounge.co.uk

Where I started

With a transistor radio glued to my ear

Specialist areas

Finding creative ways to use data

Achievements

Running the world’s first mobile music service in Ibiza in 2000 and again at O2

Favourite album

You don’t collect 5,000 albums and have only one favourite

Favourite gig

Hall & Oates, The Forum, 1984

If I could be any artist I’d be

Exceedingly rich

Ultimate future career ambition

See above

Steven Strum

Head of Finance

steven@soundlounge.co.uk

Where I started

Local accountancy practice close to home

Specialist areas

Music industry accounting and auditing

Achievements

Member of the IFA and scoring the winning goal AJY final in Paris

Favourite album

The Hissing of Summer Lawns, Joni Mitchell

Favourite gig

Alexis Strum at V Festival

If I could be any artist I’d be

Elvis Presley

Ultimate future career ambition

To be happy in whatever I choose

Thomas Johashen-Wright

Head of Procurement

thomas@soundlounge.co.uk

Where I started

CD/tape duplicating company

Specialist areas

60’s, 70’s and 80’s RnB

Achievements

Many firsts! First to clear Madonna for a TV commercial

Favourite album

Songs In The Key Of Life, Stevie Wonder

Favourite gig

Erykah Badu, Jazz Café, 1997

If I could be any artist I’d be

Stevie Wonder

Ultimate future career ambition

To achieve world peace!

James Carnell

Licensing & Marketing Assistant

james@soundlounge.co.uk

Where I started

Compulsory recorder lessons

Specialist areas

Music licensing, playlist creation, creative research and task management

Achievements

Artist Liaison at Sónar Festival Hong Kong; Grade 8 Musical Theatre

Favourite album

Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd

Favourite gig

Foo Fighters, Wembley Stadium, 2008

If I could be any artist I’d be

Kevin Parker

Ultimate future career ambition

To learn the guitar solos in Pink Floyd’s Comfortably Numb

Bob Harris

Music Consultant

www.bobharris.org

Where I started

Playing singles to my school friends on a Dansette

Specialist areas

Building radio programmes for 50 years

Achievements

OBE, loads of music awards and Fellow of Northampton University

Favourite album

Forever Changes, Love

Favourite gig

Bruce Springsteen, New Haven, 1978

If I could be any artist I’d be

Lukas Nelson

Ultimate future career ambition

To travel with the Barmy Army

The soundlounge team, led by industry legend Ruth Simmons, has a deep understanding of music across a broad range of expertise, covering business, strategy, creation and production.

The team works with a network of music consultants (including musical alchemist Bob Harris) and other experts, to bring a rigour to their work that is too often missing from the audio world.

They’ve earned an unrivalled reputation as leaders and experts in their fields. There’s no sound problem the soundlounge team can’t solve.