Jen Anderson: Label Manager, Artist Manager, A&R Scout, Website Designer, Marketing Manager, Marketing Assistant, ...

Jen Anderson

last updated on 21/03/16

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Employment History

Music Industry Job History

Sound Travels Live Oct 2013-present
Tour Coordinator and Tour Manager London
I currently work for Sound Travels Live as a tour co-ordinator as well as carrying out all digital marketing. I have previously worked as a tour manager for the same company having toured with the likes of Delilah, Eliza Doolittle, Nick Helm, Iggy Azalea, The Waterboys, Dee Dee Loves Me and The Brand New Heavies. I deal with day-to-day tour coordination for the STL tour managers working with acts such as Kiesza and Duke Dumont. This includes, but is not limited to: advancing, scheduling, printing tour books, booking personnel, flights and tour transport and budgeting. I also deal with all digital marketing for STL having built their website I also do all social media and help with bringing in business.

Back Yard Music Oct 2011-Oct 2012
Head of Business Affairs London
In my role as Head of Business Affairs, I was responsible for the full cycle of accounts payable and receivable, overseeing the efficient and accurate processing of invoices and payment transactions; bank and credit card reconciliations; royalty accounting; and all sync requests for across label and publishing of The Gossip, Chromeo and Tyson.

BBC Radio 1 (BBC Introducing) Nov 2009-Nov 2011
Consultant Glasgow
As a member of the A&R Zone team I was responsible for sourcing new Scottish bands for Vic Galloway and Ally McRae’s ‘BBC Introducing’ regional show on Radio One. I was a monthly contributor and would discuss my findings live on air.

Universal Music Group (Fiction) April 2009-present
A&R Scout Glasgow/London

As an A&R scout for Fiction I scout for discover and develop new artists to sign to the Universal owned label. It is my role to keep up with the new trends and new artists in the music industry as they emerge, and then recommending them to the rest of the A&R team at Fiction.

DF Concerts & King Tuts Recordings April 2006-July 2010
Promoter & Label Manager Glasgow
As a promoters assistant, and later a promoter, I was involved in the booking of bands for T in the Park, Connect, T on the Fringe and concerts all over Scotland. I also booked the programme at King Tuts Wah Wah Hut and many other venues in Scotland. I dealt with all matters from booking artists/dealing with agents and venues through to the marketing of shows through online, advertising materials, print and radio advertising. Whilst at DF Concerts I also setup King Tuts Recordings, King Tuts’ record label, where I was the label manager. I dealt with all aspects of the release schedule as well as A&R. Releases include: The Dykeenies, Twin Atlantic, The Xcerts and Kassidy.

Euphonios Nov 2007-present
Director Glasgow/London
In 2007 I set up my own record label Euphonios, I have released unsigned bands who have since gone on to sign to major labels including Unicorn Kid and Kid Adrift as well as SaintSaviour and Think About Life. I deal with all matters including online digital audio management, running PR and marketing campaigns, co-ordinating single and album releases, liaison and compliance with MCPS, PRS, GS1, establishing links with other organisations including genre related labels, booking agencies, radio pluggers, exploring opportunities for licensing and new territories, managing and maintaining, all marketing relating to social media and SEM, SEO and booking shows. The second part of Euphonios is the management company side. I take responsibility for all aspects of artist management for Polarsets and Breen and previous management clients include Unicorn Kid and Dems. I deal with everything from development (online, press and radio), acquiring record and publishing deals, dealing with tours, agents, visas, equipment, booking travel, diaries, social media and much more.


Music Education Job History

ACM Sept 2014-Jan 2016
Lecturer Guildford
The Academy of Contemporary Music is based in Guildford (Surrey) and is Europe's leading educational institute for contemporary musicians. As a Lecturer and member of the Music Business School faculty, I have devised and teach modules in The Live Industry, Marketing, Digital Marketing, Consumer Psychology and Artist Development, all of which form part of the Academy's Degree and HDIP programmes in Music Business and Innovation. In 2015 I have also been promoted to the role of academic career’s advisor, creating job opportunities for our students in the industry, as well as helping with CVs and covering letters. I have also setup a ‘networking hub’ lecture where I have brought in the likes of Huw Stephens, Simon Napier Bell and other industry professionals to transfer knowledge and inspire students.

All About Music Education May 2014-present
Director London/Glasgow/Edinburgh
I run London’s longest running rock and pop teaching agency and have recently expanded our offerings into Glasgow and Edinburgh. We currently have a large private client base within London, Glasgow and Edinburgh providing both temporary and permanent teaching solutions. My team of 54 experienced music teachers provide the highest level of service across rock, pop and classical music teaching.

DiVA April 2014-present
Assessor/Tutor London
Proactively coaching and managing all quality aspects of BTEC and Core / Key Skills / Functional Skills attainment for candidates ensuring that all processes and procedures followed at delegate level are compliant with national occupational framework standards and OFSTED requirements. Specifically I have responsibility for 14 Apprentices throughout their 1-year Apprenticeship learner journey, providing all training and assessing across Music Business, Digital Marketing and Business Administration frameworks. I am currently developing online blended learning courses across a range of creative industry apprenticeship frameworks to improve the delivery and offerings of the company.

Study Music Business May 2013-present
Director London/Glasgow
SMB in an online music business school for independent musicians, performers, recording artists, producers, managers, songwriters and anyone wanting a job in the music industry. The school teaches essential entrepreneurial business and marketing skills that will take students from creativity to commerce while maximizing chances for success. The online music business courses are designed to give musicians a thorough understanding of the current music industry and to provide the tools and techniques necessary to make a meaningful impact in today’s music market.

Point Blank Music College Feb 2012-present
Tutor/Internal Verifier London
Point Blank is an innovative electronic music production and DJ school providing award winning music production, DJ courses, audio engineering and sound courses both in London and online. I devised and teach the Music Business courses within the East London Campus and also on all of the online courses. I was integral in the switch from certificate to CertHE and DipHE, writing course content and creating assessments to ensure compliance with national occupational framework standards and OFSTED requirements. I am also an internal verifier across all PB courses.