Five managers added to MMF UK board
The UK’s 700-strong Music Managers Forum (MMF) has added five new managers to its board.

Jill Hollywood (Echo Beach Management), Merck Mercuriadis (Hipgnosis), Rebekah Tayler (ie: music), Sammy Andrews (Deviate Digital) and Liza Buddy (Chaos and Bedlam Management) were elected board members at the MMF’s AGM in London yesterday (10 July), following the association’s first-ever Management Summit.

All new board members will serve a fixed three-year term.

Paul Craig (Nostromo Management) and Kwame Kwaten (Ferocious Management) will continue, respectively, as the MMF’s chair and vice-chair, while Charlie Carne remains CFO.

“I am absolutely delighted to welcome Jill, Merck, Rebekah, Sammy and Liza to the board,” says MMF CEO Annabella Coldrick. “All are strong-minded individuals with awesome credentials and I’m sure they’ll make a deep and valuable contribution to the MMF, ensuring the organisation continues to lead industry debate and support the careers of our members.”

Departing as board members in 2019 are Andy Edwards, Claire Southwick (Primitive Management), Diane Wagg (Deluxxe Management), Stephen Budd (Stephen Budd Management) and Tom Burris (ie:music).

“Our five new board members are all experts in their field, and will make the MMF an even stronger and well-rounded voice as we continue to deliver truly groundbreaking projects such as our Dissecting the Digital Dollar publications or the Accelerator Programme for Music Managers,” adds Craig.

“I would like to thank all of them for coming on board, as well as our departing board members, Andy, Claire, Diane, Stephen and Tom, for their engagement, energy and contributions.”

In order to promote greater diversity and ensure a wider representation of managers’ perspectives, the MMF introduced new voting processes two years ago, with elected board members required to serve a fixed three-year term, and at least five members required to stand down or stand for re-election each year.

The full MMF board is now:

Adam Tudhope, Everybody’s
Brian Message, ATC Management
Ellie Giles, Step Music Management
Jill Hollywood, Echo Beach Management
Kwame Kwaten, Ferocious Management (vice-chair)
Lisa Ward, Red Light Management
Liza Buddy, Chaos and Bedlam Management
Merck Mercuriadis, Hipgnosis Songs Ltd
Paul Burger, Soho Artists
Paul Craig, Nostromo Management (chair)
Paul Crockford, Crockford Management
Rachael Bee, ILUVLIVE
Rebekah Tayler, ie:music
Ric Salmon, Harvest Entertainment
Sammy Andrews, Deviate Digital
Steven Braines, The Weird and the Wonderful

According to IQ