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Brian Message

The Music Managers Forum UK (The MMF) & Manager, Radiohead, London

Brian Message is a partner in Courtyard Management, the business that manages the career of Radiohead.

Together with his courtyard partners, Brian is a shareholder in ATC, the company that manages, invests and partners with over 20 artists including Eliza Doolittle, Faithless, Hadouken, Kate Nash, Rumer and Sarah Brightman.

ATC is dedicated to finding the best business partnerships for the long term benefit of its artists and on a personal note, Brian is committed to establishing the 'artist self release' (artist direct to fan model) as a viable business option, both for the established performer and for those just starting out. Brian’s is also a qualified accountant and before entering artist management with Radiohead in 1995 worked at Arthur Andersen, and then EMI Records.

Brian is chairman of the UK MMF, an organisation that represents over 450 of the UK's front line music artist managers, and is a member of the International Music Managers Forum.

He is also an advisor to the Featured Artist Coalition, the newly formed artist body based out of the UK.

Through his work with both organisations, he promotes the opportunities provided by current technological change, both for artists, their partners and the music industry as a whole.

As a director of UK Music, Brian also has a role to play in defining the landscape for the next generation of artist and music entrepreneur.

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