Erik Nielsen

Music Business Lecturer

Erik teaches Music Business at BIMM Institute Birmingham. He is an artist manager and music industry consultant whose Wingnut Music counts Elton John’s Rocket Music, James Blunt, Bryan Ferry, The Hoosiers, and leading digital analysts Music Ally amongst his clients.

During his 11-year tenure with Marillion, he launched their pioneering direct-to-fan business in 1997 that became the basis for modern-day crowdfunding. Erik is also chair of education and former board member of the UK Music Managers Forum, co-author of The Music Management Bible, a Visiting Professor at London Metropolitan University, and of course is a tutor at BIMM.

Based in Oxfordshire, Erik also is chair of Witney and West Oxfordshire Food Bank, and has previously held a Guinness World Record.


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