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MMF UK appoints Jayne Stynes general manager

New MMF GM Stynes (Blur, the Clash, Kano) is "a fantastic appointment" for the 700-member music managers’ association

By Jon Chapple on 02 Sep 2019

Jayne Stynes, GM, MMF UK

Jayne Stynes

The UK’s Music Managers Forum (MMF) has announced Eleven Management’s Jayne Stynes as its new general manager.

In six years at Eleven, Stynes has worked on live and recorded campaigns for artists including Damon Albarn/Blur/Gorillaz, the Clash, Spoek Mathambo, Róisín Murphy and Kano. She says her personal career highlights include working on the Africa Express/Orchestra of Syrian Musicians tour, the Gorillaz-curated Demon Dayz Festival and Kano’s Made in the Manor campaign.

Welcoming the new GM, Annabella Coldrick, MMF CEO, says: “This is a fantastic appointment for the MMF. Over recent years we have undergone a period of rapid expansion, in terms of membership numbers, our associate programme and in the range of activities and initiatives we support.

“Jayne’s depth of experience will enable us to carry on delivering the maximum possible support to our ever-growing community.”

The MMF represents almost 700 UK-based music managers, and has more than 40 associate partners.

“I am excited to be joining such a compelling, dynamic organisation”

The association added five new managers to its board, including Hipgnosis’s Merck Mercuriadis, Echo Beach’s Jill Hollywood and ie:music’s Rebekah Tayler, in July.

In addition to her work with Eleven Management, Stynes recently completed one year of a PhD programme at the Centre for Cultural Policy and Research at the University of Glasgow, focusing on gender-equality initiatives in the UK music business and wider creative industries. She will return to this research on a part-time basis in 2020.

She has also volunteered with Girls Rock Glasgow and held a communications role with Parat+, an app designed for musicians and artists working with visual and audio, in particular 3D sound and ambisonics.

Stynes says: “The MMF is an organisation I have looked to continuously throughout my career to date, from attending training days to drawing on the wealth of information inside their detailed guides.

“I am excited to be joining such a compelling, dynamic organisation and look forward to working alongside Annabella and the entire MMF team, the board, associates and most especially the members.”


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