Stuart Batsford - Artist manager/label owner & retail and product consultant

Stuart Batsford has over thirty years experience in the music business. He started out in retail, where he began his career as a shop assistant in Virgin Records Brighton, rising to become product manager at Virgin Our Price for five years, responsible for Rock and Pop purchasing and product mnanagement for over 300 stores.

The next five years saw him at Warner Music as Catalogue Manager, initially in the UK, progressing to the same role at international level.

Stuart has spent the past six years running his own consultancy business, working with a number of record companies and leading digital retailers. He co-produced the 2008 Grammy nominated ‘Forever Changing: The Golden Age of Elektra Records’ box set.