Music Technology UK launches with 12-strong Advisory Board

28 November 2023

Music Technology UK (MTUK) has launched, an industry association with a mission to drive recognition of the UK as a global leader in music tech innovation. 

Guided by a 12-strong Advisory Board, the association stands side by side with the UK’s world-leading music industry to maximise opportunities for investment and growth. By building innovative and productive partnerships with music industry stakeholders and supporting new and existing initiatives, MTUK aims to create greater value for all.

The Advisory Board are: Gareth Deakin, Director, Sonorous Global Consulting; Jane Dyball, Founder, Laffittes; Jon Eades, COO, Figaro; Cliff Fluet, MD, Eleven Advisory; Rick Gleave, Senior Vice President – EMEA & MENA, TunedGlobal; Helena Kosinski, Vice President, Global, Luminate; Rachel Lyske, CEO, DAACI; Claire Mas, Music/Tech Advisor & COO; Helen Sartory, SVP Creator Services, Beatport; Amanda Schupf, Founder, Max Music Strategic Advisory Consultancy; Simon Scott, Founder & CXO, Push Entertainment; and Paul Trueman, Chief Operating Officer, un:hurd.

The association is launching with a tiered membership fee structure based on company turnover, including free membership for companies with a turnover of up to £250,000. MTUK will be announcing a list of Founding Members in the new year. 

A member consultation will be launched to consider where MTUK should focus its efforts, but it has identified the following eight objectives:

  1. Foster industry leadership
  2. Cultivate growth and investment
  3. Create productive partnerships
  4. Nurture talent and innovation
  5. Expand global reach
  6. Integrate across media
  7. Strengthen community networks
  8. Champion economic advantages

More information on these eight objectives can be found here.

MTUK is already exploring ways of working with industry partners to change the model on how the music industry engages with tech startups. 

The association plans to share insights into UK government funding with Innovate UK, while also helping members to explore wider opportunities for European investment and expansion with Wallifornia and the Music Tech Europe network of associations.

MTUK will be holding a Christmas networking event on 18th December, at which all Founding Members can meet the Advisory Board.

The association is being launched by Chief Executive Matt Cartmell. He said: “We’ve been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm for the launch of Music Technology UK. By working closely with our music industry peers, we’re working towards a thriving future for UK music tech, globally recognised for innovation, collaboration, and growth. This is a big tent organisation and all are welcome to join us in this project.”

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