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  • BIOGRAPHY - I didn't write it!

    Kevin is one of the UK's leading authorities on the music industry. Having started his career as a bass player for Comsat Angels (nine albums released during the 1980s), Kevin went on to build Axis Studios with the support of Island Records founder, Chris Blackwell.


    He also developed and produced the late Ephraim Lewis with Jonathan Quarmby, kick-starting a 20 year partnership together working with Brit and Grammy award-winning albums and artists over the next decade with artists including Finely Quaye, David Bowie, Ian Brown, the Pretenders, the Sugababes, Lighthouse Family, Ziggy Marley, Longpigs, Plan B and many more.


    In 2002, Kevin became an A&R consultant for Island Records under Nick Gatfield, and in 2004 moved into RAK studios in London which was to become his base for the next 10 years.


    In 2004, Kevin co-founded AWAL (Artists Without A Label), a digital music platform that offered a groundbreaking "artist-friendly" contract. By 2011, when AWAL was acquired by Kobalt, it had represented over 3,500 artists, including Radiohead and Arctic Monkeys.


    Kevin also launched Buzzdeck in 2008, the first dedicated music analytics tool giving artists access to iTunes, Spotify and Amazon Digital sales alongside almost every social statistic available.


    Kevin continues to work closely with artists, producers, performing rights organisations and music technology companies, and remains passionate about finding new platforms and models for the music industry that best serve artists and consumers alike.


    Presently CEO of Blockpool Limited - developers of real world blockchain applications.


    Blockchain based solutions for multiple business verticals.
    We deliver real world B2B solutions for a diverse portfolio of clients including
    but not limited to: Arts & Media, Fintech, Brands, Music & Sports applications

  • 1978-1990

    9 albums, 3 major labels, quite a lot of touring.

  • 1990-2010

    We produced a lot of records, mainly at our own place in Sheffield or in London at RAK studios - but also New Orleans to Bamako.

  • 2004-2012

    We broke ground in transparency, technology and rights. 

    Now part of the Kobalt group of companies.

  • 2009-2014

    We stood around and all agreed we could build something that nobody had seen before - sales, streams, radio and social. We did - and still nobody else has.

    Now part of the Federation X group of companies.


    so much missing from here but ...


    I hate that word.

    Is there a better one ?



    Blockchain as a future technology influencing the music industry and many others -  forging a clear path towards decentralisation and multi-sync technology.



    I've been a member since 1981 when I relied on them to pay my gas and phone bill. They are a crucial part of a writers life and any contribution I can make is a privilege.

    RVL Productions


    Announcement soon!



    Federation X focuses on bypass strategies - creating new markets, formats, products, not comparable with existing industry competitors. It fully acquired Buzzdeck in 2014.



    Revelator is a platform for artists, labels, and distributors to track their assets, rights and data. It's clearly the best - and that's why I'm proud to be spreading the message.



    A partnership exploring the possibilities of 360 videos and immersive audio.

    Bowers & Wilkins


    Collaboration between Bowers & Wilkins and Burberry to produce fully immersive pristine recordings for emerging artists.



    OpenLIVE have created the world's first  scalable 'End-To-End' Live music creation and distribution platform.



    RetroFuzz was born out of a love of music, lifestyle, and creative technology. That will do for me.



    CORD is a strategic consultancy leading the way in music-first marketing.



    Kobalt fully acquired AWAL in December 2011.

    Kobalt offers artists, songwriters, and publishers an alternative to the traditional music business model.







    Bowers & Wilkins with Burberry

    June 2016

    one special surround microphone, no headphones, no overdubs. you hear what the artist heard in the studio - nothing else.

  • Play, Create, Manage and Release

    We have created the worlds first truly scalable and 'End-To-End' Live Music Distribution & Content Management System.


    A financial analytical platform for YouTube Partners

    Now available in Beta

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