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FastForward conference, Muziekbebouw Aan 'T IJ, Amsterdam, 14th-15th February 2019

Pat Carr

FOUNDER

Pat has worked in the highly competitive Music industry for over 30 years, while award-winning as a marketing specialist, she has also run 3 successful independent companies, including the much-loved Infectious Music (twice!). She has worked on artists as diverse as the Mercury Prize winning alt-J, DMA’s, Blondie, Ry X, Ash, Local Natives, Rick Astley and the labels Rise, Perfecto and RAM. In her last role as SVP built the successful marketing and digital team at BMG UK.

In 2001 she set up the first ever UK label management and artist services consultancy and after an 8-year “hiatus” at Infectious and BMG set up the new Remote Control which she runs today. In 2020 she teamed up with longtime buddy and co-conspirator Stephen Taverner of East City Management (alt-J, Wolf Alice etc) and set up the indie label The Vertex as a side project!

Pat was enrolled in the Women in Music Roll of Honour in 2015 and was voted onto the Bpi Counsel in 2019 representing the Independent labels. She also serves on the board of the Music Export Growth Scheme.

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Luke Gregory

MARKETING DIRECTOR

Luke has worked in the music industry for 10 years now, working his way up from Intern to Marketing Director. At BMG after working as a Marketing Assistant he was given his opportunity as Product Manager for the Infectious label looking after a diverse range of alternative acts including DMA’S, Ry X, Drenge, Albert Hammond Jnr, These New Puritans and more.

Taking on BMG repertoire he also oversaw UK Top 10 projects including Blink-182’s #1 ‘California’ album, Richard Hawley, Simply Red, to the enigmatic Sparks. This 6-year tenure at BMG saw him promoted to Senior Marketing Manager within the UK Frontline Marketing team.

In December 2019, with a global pandemic around the corner, Luke thought it wise to go freelance and rejoined forces with Pat to shake things up in the Independent Marketing world and hasn’t looked back since. He is passionate about independent, creative artists and constantly looking for innovative ways of communicating their message.

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