Wednesday 10 March 2021
4pm - 5.45pm

Miles Leonard

A rare chance to meet and hear from a giant in the music industry, credited for signing and developing Gorillaz, Coldplay and The Verve.


Miles is an experienced music, media and entertainment executive with 30 years’ experience in the industry.

His career has involved instigating, negotiating and closing numerous successful global deals with artists, managers, brands and external business partnerships, as well as working directly with artists to incubate, develop and encourage their creativity, helping them become world-class acts.

Miles’ experience spans the overseeing of all aspects of marketing, promotion, brand development, content creation and brand partnerships for both artists and label. Artists he has worked with have included Kylie, Tinie Tempah, Coldplay, Gorillaz, Royal Blood, Emeli Sande, Blur, Paul Weller, Stereophonics, Kano and Lily Allen amongst others.

He has won numerous awards, including the Music Week A&R Award twice, and Live Music Businss Awards Best Label Partner award. Miles now works as a freelance A&R executive for Warner Music, as well as starting his own A&R consultancy – Viva La Music.

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