Who We Are

Tim Ingham – Founder & Publisher

Tim Ingham is the founder and Publisher of Music Business Worldwide (MBW), which has serviced the global industry with news, analysis and jobs since 2015.

London-based Ingham is a well-known music industry analyst and commentator, who has written about the business for the likes of The Guardian, The Independent, The Observer, The Daily Mail and NME. Between 2018 and 2021, he penned over 100 columns analyzing the music industry for Rolling Stone.

In 2017, Ingham was presented with a Gold Badge Award by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA), which honors ‘those who have worked tirelessly to support the British songwriting and composing community’.

In 2014, he was named one of the world’s 500 Most Influential Britons – and one of the 20 most influential British music execs – by The Sunday Times & Debrett’s.

In 2009, he was named Editor Of The Year at Future Publishing PLC.

Dave Roberts – Associate Publisher

Dave Roberts was named Associate Publisher at MBW in April 2017.

Roberts was previously Publisher of Music Week from 2011, where he led the transformation of the UK trade title from an unprofitable entity into a widely-read success.

His duties at MBW are split between editorial and business development, with a focus on the MBW site and the brand’s email services, in addition to physical publications such as Music Business UK.

Murray Stassen – Editor

Murray Stassen joined Music Business Worldwide as Deputy Editor in October 2018, and became Editor in September 2020.

Stassen writes across news, analysis and interviews, as well as making key contributions to physical titles like Music Business UK and the MBW Yearbook.

A music industry expert, Stassen is a former Deputy Editor of UK trade paper Music Week, where he spent two years between 2014 and 2016.

He has also written for the likes of VICE Media, The Line Of Best Fit and Long Live Vinyl.

Prior to joining MBW, Stassen was Editor of global professional sound magazine, Audio Media International.

Rhian Jones – Contributing Editor

Rhian Jones has been writing about the music business for MBW since 2015.

A respected London-based journalist, Jones has also written for the likes of the Guardian, Billboard, Music Ally, Company and the Sunday Telegraph.

As Contributing Editor on Music Business Worldwide, she regularly contributes in-depth interviews with executives, as well as must-read features.

In addition, her work is published each quarter in Music Business UK magazine.

Jones also writes and/or has written for the likes of Hits, IQ, The Works, Music Week and M Magazine.

Jack Needham – Senior Staff Writer

Jack Needham joined the Music Business Worldwide team in 2021.

As a writer, Needham has written front-page music features for the Guardian and Mixmag, as well as contributing articles to the BBC, Bandcamp, Audio Media International and more.

Needham was previously intermittent Staff Writer for Wired, covering news and current events.