Simon Gurney

United Kingdom

Simon has spent 30+ years in the UK music industry (but insists he is only 25!) the last fifteen of which have been looking after outward licensing and synchronisation for the BBC’s catalogue of 2 million or so music recordings.

Prior to that he worked at Major (EMI) and independent (Ministry Of Sound, DMC and Distinct’ive) labels alike honing his skills in these areas and building up a formidable network of contacts.

On top of the day job he – in normal times – watches new bands perform live weekly at various showcases and offers advice when possible to the performers on how to improve their earnings potential.