James Doheny - Digital Change Consultant & Artist Manager

James Doheny is a communications specialist and artist manager who for the last fifteen years has worked on PR, marketing and digital projects for companies including Universal Music, Sony Music, EMI and Warner Music, the BBC and Channel 4, Coca-Cola, Microsoft and the MIT Media Lab. Brian Eno, Nigel Kennedy, The Aphex Twin, King Crimson, Robert Miles and Ludovico Einaudi are among the many notable artists he has represented.

For the last three years he has also been active at the grass roots, working with new bands such as Twisted Wheel and engaging the ‘new music business’ in 360° and in vitro, something he has found invaluable in terms of its fans, culture and current communication structures, not least social media.

Originally trained in composition at The Royal Academy of Music where he later went on to teach, James has written on music and technology for publications including Wired Magazine and is the author of the book ‘Karma Police’, a comprehensive study of the career, music and marketing of Radiohead.  A frequent contributor to the media he has been interviewed by the BBC, CNN, MTV, The Times, The Guardian and Time Out amongst others.

Drawing on his work in marketing, management and technology he currently advises companies and artists on how to make the transition from the ‘content economy’ of the 20th century to the ‘link economy’ of the future, establishing the web of content, conversation and community on which it rests.