Job Envy

Cremacaffè Design

Cremacaffè Design is an Italian company that produces beautiful handmade cases and stands for a range of much-loved hardware…

Spitfire Audio CEO – Will Evans

Our first Job Envy of the year comes courtesy of Will Evans, CEO of Spitfire Audio. We managed to pin…

Ken Liu

Ken Liu is a graphic designer – “the creative department for small companies like record labels that don’t have a…

Jayne Stynes

Jayne Stynes has worked with Gorillaz, Roisin Murphy and Kano and is currently General Manager of industry body the Music…

Head of Strøm School – Lars Juhl

“I am on the mission of my life: to change music education as we know it.” Head of Strøm…

Creative Sync Manager – Emily Richardson

“It’s exciting to be involved in these early stages and have a say in the fundamentals of how the…

AudioActive: Engagement Manager & Music Practitioner

AudioActive are a UK music charity who work with young people. They see music as “an end in itself as…

TF Concept Founder and Designer – Tânia Filipa Silvestre

Founder of TF Concept, Tânia Filipa, describes her job.…

Resident DJ – Lemmy Ashton

Warming up the crowds two or three nights a week for Bugged Out, Lemmy Ashton talks us through life as…

20/20 Vision Label Manager Bobby Connolly

“Follow your heart, do what you love and never stop dreaming.” Motivational words of wisdom from 20/20 Vision label…

Flux FM – Pawas Gupta

Reigniting our Job Envy series is Pawas Gupta, head of electronic music at Flux FM. We asked him to tell…

MN2S Distribution Manager – Chris James

“Highs of the job? Licensing compilations for legendary DJs like Roger Sanchez and Todd Terry.” Chris James, distribution manager at…

Jack Haighton – Hotflush

Think you could handle running Hotflush Recordings? First you’ve got to learn to put up with Scuba… Label manager…

Paul Jack – London Warehouse Events

Paul Jack, owner/director of London Warehouse Events and Ticket Tannoy, gives us an insight into his working life.…

Gavin Mee – Syncsmith

“Never dream of acquiring someone else’s job. I’m a firm believer that if there isn’t a job…

Sarah McBriar, AVA Festival

“You need a lot of passion and drive, as there are many times when it gets tough.” Sarah McBriar, founder…

Music Lawyer David Fenton

We spoke to the Musicians’ Union’s in-house solicitor David Fenton to find out how he ended up combining…

Ableton Certified Trainer Simon Stokes

Think you know Ableton Live inside out? Ever wondered what’s involved in becoming a Certified Trainer? Simon Stokes explains…

Steven Lee, Co-Founder of FaderPro

Known for his music under the pseudonym Lee Cabrera, the co-founder of online learning platform FaderPro explains how he…

Promoter – Ajay Jayaram

Having learned his trade with a ten-year stint programming nights at London’s legendary The End club before setting…

Booking Agent – Patci Weil

“A good agent is like an artist’s mother: available 24/7, there to cheer them up when it rains…

Online Session Guitarist Rob Aitken

You don’t need to hire a studio to book a session musician any more. Session players are turning to…

New Project Manager

As New Project Manager at London-based youth and community music organisation CM, Sam Johnson splits his time between fundraising…

Andy Peyton – Club Owner

For many music fans, owning a club must rank highly on the list of dream jobs. Andy Peyton jumped in…

SoundCloud Content Acquisition Coordinator Sarah Haswell

In the latest of our regular series on jobs around the music industry, we talk to one of the SoundCloud…

Pioneer Product Demonstrator Rob Anderson

“Lows of the job? It’s hard to think of any.” The resident Pioneer pro speaks to us about locking…

Sleeve Designer – Optigram

Manuel Sepulveda designs sleeves for the likes of Hyperdub, Warp and Planet Mu under his alias Optigram. In our regular…

Photographer – Richard Ecclestone

Lights, camera, action. This fortnight’s Job Envyist gives us an insight into the life of a professional music photographer…

Game Sound Designer James Magee

Sony Computer Entertainment sound designer James Magee explains what’s involved in creating sound for video games.…

Diplo/Major Lazer Tour Manager John Ayres

Meet the man responsible for keeping the likes of Diplo and Switch in check as they travel the world. We…

Lighting Designer – Chris Binks

More accustomed to controlling the spotlight than being in it, Chris Binks has been at the helm of the Fabric…

Will Mills – Shazam

The Director of Music & Content at Shazam, the revolutionary music identification smartphone app, talks us through his work which…

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