Richard Kirstein

Music Business Lecturer

Richard teaches Music Business at BIMM Institute Brighton. He is the author of Music Rights Without Fights, a sought-after conference speaker and music rights expert. His 30 year career spans performance, composition, music publishing, advertising and independent consulting.

He served as Head of Film, TV & Media at Zomba Music Publishers during a period of rapid growth in the 1990s and early 2000s. In this role, Richard oversaw a tenfold increase in sync licensing income and brokered publishing administration deals with broadcasters and production companies. In 2003, Richard established and ran Leap Music, with ad agency BBH. Leap built a catalogue of original scores and brokered over a thousand sync deals for global advertisers.

In 2010, Richard established Resilient Music LLP as an independent consultancy to help brands buy music smarter. Resilient serves advertisers in luxury, fashion, alcoholic beverage, automotive and financial services sectors. In 2017 Richard was invited to join Advertising Production Resources (APR) for whom he consults in a non-exclusive role as their music rights specialist.

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