Luke’s career has covered many facets of the music industry; from 8 years as Director of A&R at Universal/Manifesto, to being Executive Producer of the classic ‘Cafe Del Mar’ album series and a dj’ing career that has seen him play clubs & festivals across the globe for 20 years, even recording a Radio 1 Essential Mix. Luke’s wealth of experience has all fed into Listen Up.
James and Luke joined forces in early 2011 to form the press arm of Listen Up. Together they’ve taken the team from 2 to 30 full time. In early 2015 they set up the LA office of the company where James runs all business endeavours. In James’ 16 years in the music industry his portfolio of covers, extended features and number 1 records is hard to beat. Prior to James and Luke partnering up in Listen Up he managed the world famous fabric in London’s online promotion and record label releases in all territories worldwide. James then set up the bespoke online promotions company Macked before partnering with Luke in Listen Up.
Jacko brings a wealth of experience to the team with 15 years of London DJ residencies at venues such as The Cross, Turnmills and Pacha. At Defected Records Jacko also spent seven years as Promotions Manager working closely with A&R and some of the world’s most renowned music producers and DJs, as well as being Executive Producer for the Defected Radio Show.
Carina heads up the Festival & Events department at Listen Up, working across press campaigns for the likes of South West Four, Ministry of Sound club, We Are FSTVL, Black Coffee’s Hi Ibiza Residency, MADE Festival and The Social. She started her career with Bang On PR where she worked across a host of artist campaigns, as well as branching out to working on event based projects like Lovebox and Meltdown festival at Southbank Centre in the UK. Honing in on a love for live events, she then worked with Family PR on festivals including Primavera (Spain), Wilderness and Somerset House Summer Series in the UK and now brings her experience and skills to the Listen Up events team.
Charlotte brings over 7 years of PR experience to her role as Head of Press, North America at Listen Up. Having nurtured many of the company’s most high profile acts, some from the beginning of their careers, and worked numerous number 1 single campaigns over the years, Charlotte’s successes at Listen Up continue to grow. Charlotte’s particular passion has been working with the company’s major label acts, which has allowed her to established a wealth of exceptionally strong contacts not only with labels and artists, but with press globally. Charlotte has now relocated to Los Angeles to spearhead the North American press team at Listen Up.
Erin has been with Listen Up for over 4 years and with each year has grown in role and management. Erin has played a big part in the growth of the press team and now oversees a department of 11+ staff, alongside Grace. Erin takes pride in nurturing underground acts as well as breaking new talent. Over the years she has also worked on various top ten records and worked closely with teams at Parlophone, Colombia, Virgin EMI and more.
Grace is our Joint Head of Press who runs the artist press team alongside Erin. Her career in music PR spans over a decade to date and she’s one of Listen Up’s most experienced PRs. Having secured numerous international magazine covers and some impressive lifestyle features for our artists she has a constantly expanding print portfolio. Grace works a varied roster of clients at Listen Up, working with some of our biggest pop acts to smaller underground artists.
Joining Listen Up in 2011, James has worked across a number of departments in his time at Listen Up gaining a wealth of valuable experience in roles at both National and Specialist Radio, Club and Radio Syndication during his first two years before going on to focus on National Radio. Working closely with labels including Ministry of Sound, Black Butter, Virgin EMI, Polydor and Warner Bros, James has worked across many specialist and daytime radio campaigns achieving playlist and chart success.
Previous to joining Listen Up, Dujon worked for Southampton’s highly rated Junk Club, Lovebox Festival and UK label PMR Records. Since joining the company he has risen from his original role of Press Co-ordinator to Press Manager where he has brought a wealth of industry experience and passion to a range of clients from Loco Dice and Solardo to legends Armand Van Helden and Wiley.
With over 5 years experience in artist PR, Joanna works on artist and label press for Listen Up’s extensive roster. She has secured numerous high-profile international magazine covers and editorial spreads for Listen Up’s clients. Joanna leads national and international campaigns for high profile clients and emerging artists including Axwell & Ingrosso, Elderbrook, deadmau5, Marshmello, Pendulum and successful labels such as OWSLA. With a huge personal passion for electronic music, Joanna brings a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise to the table.
Gaining a degree in Communications, Olivia started her career interning at Sony and Universal before moving on to Impressive PR. She joined Listen Up in 2015 and specialises in major label artists including Jonas Blue, Martin Solveig, Gorgon City and Sub Focus. Since joining the team, Olivia has secured some impressive features across specialist, broadsheet, tabloid and lifestyle press. Olivia brings a wealth of contacts and expertise to her role as Senior Press Manager.
Leanne joined Listen Up with over two years experience working with top fashion and lifestyle brands. Her wealth of knowledge, energy and enthusiasm is reflected in her role as Event Press Manager working on campaigns such as We Are FSTVL, MADE Festival, Hospitality in the Park, plus International festivals The BPM Festival, SuncéBeat and Big City Beats events. Utilizing her lifestyle press experience, Leanne is pleased to be working with Ibiza-based boutique Hotel Es Vivé and Café Mambo as well as Maceo Plex’s forward-thinking club residency Mosaic by Maceo at Pacha.
Having been part of the Events team at Listen Up for four years now, Liberty has built on her background in fashion promotion and marketing to work across a wide range of festival and club campaigns. She leads the team for Parklife and Annie Mac’s Lost & Found festival amongst others, and has also worked closely with a range of UK and international club promoters such as LWE and 93 Feet East.
Corrie joined the events team in June 2017 and works across press campaigns such as AMP Lost & Found, SW4 Festival, We Are FSTVL, NASS Festival and more. With over 4 years experience in the music industry as a digital and print publicist, she has worked at independent music agencies Halestorm PR and Wired PR. She has worked with established and emerging artists and record labels including Polydor, PMR, Universal and Island Records. Corrie brings an in-depth knowledge of current trends within the music industry, and is well versed in the world of fashion, urban and lifestyle media.
With a background in Events PR in Ibiza, as well as a few years spent travelling, Saydi moved to Listen Up to begin her career London. Since starting as an intern in January 2017, Saydi has since progressed to the role of Events Press Assistant and has helped the Events Team across a number of clients such as; We Are FSTVL, NASS, Suncébeat & Shockout.
Casey’s introduction to the music industry began on site working in artist liaison at numerous music festivals. His good work ethic and passion for hospitality allowed him to quickly climb the ranks within the artist relations department where he eventually began managing backstage hospitality for music festivals in the Pacific Northwest. After 3 years serving as Hospitality Manager for USC Events, he was given the chance to move back home to Los Angeles and began working at Deckstar Artists Management as a day-to-day manager and manager’s assistant. Now with 7+ years of experience within the industry, Casey joins us as Press Manager with the North American team.
With a background in fashion PR and journalism, Chanel moved to Listen Up to begin her career in music. Since starting as an intern in 2016, Chanel has progressed to the role of Press Assistant and has helped on both majors and independent label campaigns. Still active in journalism and with a thirst for all things digital, Chanel brings a wealth of experience and creativity to her role.
Frankie has progressed from Intern to Press Assistant to Press Coordinator in little over a year at Listen Up. Working across the company’s major label campaigns, assisting on Jonas Blue, Martin Solveig, Galantis and Disciples, Frankie also handles press duties on SIZE Records and Ultra Records. Armed with a background in Digital Marketing and PR, Frankie brings a wealth of previous experience, solid work ethic and passion to her role.
With over 3 years of experience in the music industry, Katerina has worked at boutique PR agencies as well as an in-house assistant for music management companies, working across both established and emerging artist projects. Through previous roles, Katerina has developed an array of skills and knowledge, bringing passion and enthusiasm to her current role as Press Manager at Listen Up.
Kimia joined Listen Up in 2016 to work in the North America office’s Radio and Club Promotions department. She then used her skill set to transfer to the ever growing press department as a Press Manager. Her unique thirst for discovering new talent, as well as her highly admired interpersonal skills, are the pinnacles on which Kimia has powered her success & has become a proud asset to Listen Up.
With a love for all things electronic, a career at the heart of the dance music industry was always Lauren’s aim. Beginning her career in music and events journalism, Lauren joined Listen Up in 2016 with over 3 years of press experience. Having previously worked on press campaigns from Kano and Tinie Tempah to Fatima Yamaha and Booka Shade, Lauren brings a fantastic understanding of multiple genres coupled with a razor-sharp knowledge of the Ibiza scene to the role.
Having worked in the music industry for over 8 years, LJ came to Listen Up with an array of previous experience from product management, marketing and management roles, taking the jump across to press in the years leading to joining Listen Up. Having worked both sides of the Atlantic at both majors and independent labels, she brings international knowledge of the press landscape for both established and emerging acts across multiple genres with passion and drive for outside the box thinking.
With a start as General Manager for LA’s biggest non commercial radio station, KXLU, Megan quickly moved up in the music industry and joined the team at Dim Mak Records before later becoming General Manager USA of Last Gang Records. She has produced and managed events ranging from weekly events at The Standard Hotel Los Angeles, to Coachella pool parties, and SXSW showcases. Megan also worked across various management rosters as the US liaison for acts including Jax Jones, Lights, Moon Boots, Riton, and more. Her depth of knowledge working in radio, marketing, events, and at labels brings a fresh look to the US press team at Listen Up.
With over 6 years of experience in the music industry, Mikey started out working between radio and music journalism, interning at Global Radio and contributing to the likes of Mixmag and Pulse Radio, before starting his own online music platform About To Blow. Following several years working as a writer and covering major festival and artist content, Mikey initially began his career in PR working for Jukebox, before joining the Listen Up team as Press Co-Ordinator in February 2017. Having previously worked with specialist record labels including Moon Harbour, elrow and Dirtybird, Mikey now brings his experience and understanding of campaign management to the artist field, handling clients including Claude VonStroke, Erick Morillo, wAFF, Latmun, Secondcity, Lauren Lane and more.
With more than three years at Telegraph Media Group under his belt, Jake joined Listen Up in summer 2017, combining his wealth of journalistic experience with a fanatical passion and knowledge for electronic music. Having worked in the industry as a writer, and then editor, for We Rave You, Jake has interviewed some of the biggest names in the industry, including Oliver Heldens, Martin Solveig, and Seth Troxler. A diverse and dynamic writer, Jake’s extensive client list stretches to producing content for the likes of MK, Disciples, Marshmello, and Gorgon City.
An audio and music Production graduate, James has assisted world-renowned Engineers and Producers in studios across London, most notably at Metropolis Studios. James joined Listen Up through the internship programme as a Radio Promotions Assistant, bringing his knowledge of bass music and production values to the table.
Having studied Creative Music Technology at university as well as running underground music events and hosting radio shows for 5 years, Tom’s skillset is honed to that of Music Promotion. Starting out as an intern and progressing through to regional radio promotion, he now manages the streaming promotions department at Listen Up.
With student and regional radio under her belt, as well as a few years spent travelling, Victoria made the move to London, joining Listen Up last year. Since starting, she has advanced through our internship programme, now working across both National and Specialist Radio. Her passion for music, alongside a determined work ethic and vibrant energy, make her the perfect fit to the team.
Having started off with the Listen Up team as the Operations Assistant, Sarah’s position naturally progressed into a much broader role as the UK Office Manager. Strong administrative skills and thorough knowledge of the business has led to Sarah’s role changing once again. Now leading the HR & Operations team for both the UK and US offices, she drives to create a supported and enjoyable environment for all staff.
Accomplished Bookkeeper/Financial controller with 10 years of distinguished performance in the Music industry. Broad-based background in various creative industries – TV, Music and Entertainment. Stan is a classically trained pianist with a rousing repertoire from Beethoven to Rachmaninoff.
With a solid financial background and broad experience across the financial, hospitality and manufacturing industries, David joined Listen Up in 2017 as Bookkeeper/Financial Controller. David is passionate about music and running and enjoys travelling to remote locations to take part in some of the toughest endurance races.