Music Business Lecturer
Paul specialised in corporate operations for 18 years in the UK and USA, working his way up to director within FTSE 100 multi-national data provider RELX.
In 2009 he was recruited by Grammy-award winning producer Brian Higgins to oversee back-office operations at Xenomania, where he continues to work on the management team.
Xenomania is famous for its songwriting and production work with major artists: Girls Aloud, Sugababes, Pet Shop Boys, The Saturdays, Gossip and Kaiser Chiefs. Songwriting collaborators include Wayne Hector, Tove Lo, MNEK as well as BIMM alumnus Ed Drewett. Xenomania is also a music publisher, independent label and artist management company with its own roster, and has been a Sony Music UK associate label, giving Paul direct exposure to the inner workings of a major label.
From negotiating publishing deals through to music release and promotion, Paul has enjoyed applying corporate experience to the ever-shifting challenges of the modern music industry, whether it’s clearing samples, marketing on social media to engage new fanbases, exec producing photo & video shoots, or managing tours, events and merchandise sales.