Martin Goldschmidt - MD Cooking Vinyl & Director, Essential Music & Marketing

Martin Goldschmidt founded Cooking Vinyl in 1986; its key acts include Billy Bragg, The Prodigy, Frank Black, Buzzcocks, Hayseed Dixie and Killing Joke.  It was the first European label to do a deal with legal download site eMusic and later set up its own online distribution company, Uploader, which was later sold to IODA.

He co-founded Essential Music which specialises in UK & European based independent label management, product management, digital distribution, royalty reporting and marketing solutions helping US & European based labels release material across the UK & Europe.