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EDITORIAL

Murray Stassen – Editor

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

He writes across news, analysis and interviews on MBW, 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 Music Business Worldwide 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 writes 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 Daily Double, IQ, The Works, Music Week and M Magazine.


Mandy Dalugdug – Reporter

Mandy Dalugdug joined the Music Business Worldwide team in 2022.

An experienced business and finance reporter, she spent three years reporting for an investor audience at S&P Global Market Intelligence, across industries such as global automotive, retail, e-commerce, food and beverage.

More recently Dalugdug has been a reporter at MT Newswires covering the APAC region, writing news about listed companies and startups in Asia, as well as economic reports spanning markets including China, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, Japan and Australia.


PARTNERSHIPS

Rebecca Almond – Operations Director

Rebecca Almond joined Music Business Worldwide in 2015.

As Operations Director, she works with commercial clients across the entirety of Music Business Worldwide, and has overall responsibility for the Music Business Jobs platform.

In addition, she oversees graphic design and branding across the platform and its sister brands (including Music Business UK, the MBW Yearbook, and the A&R Awards).

She previously worked as Creative Production Manager at Bourne Leisure, and was a key member of the creative and design team working for LOCOG on the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games.


Dave Roberts – Senior Publishing Consultant

Dave Roberts joined Music Business Worldwide as a Senior Publishing Consultant in 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 work with MBW is split between editorial and business development, with a focus on the MBW site and email services, in addition to properties such as Music Business UK and The A&R Awards.

An experienced and talented freelance writer, Roberts’ work can often be found within MBW’s industry-leading interview series such as World’s Greatest Managers, World’s Greatest Songwriters, and World’s Greatest Producers.


Ifeanyi Nwaneri – Sales and Content Executive

Ifeanyi Nwaneri joined the Music Business Worldwide team in 2022.

As Sales & Content Executive, his responsibilities span the Music Business Jobs platform and MBW’s news feed, as well as social media channels.

In addition to partnerships and editorial, Ifeanyi’s role is also client-facing, assisting executives wishing to post vacancies within Music Business Jobs’ listings.


MEET OUR FOUNDER

TIM INGHAM – FOUNDER & PUBLISHER

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

London-based Ingham is a well-known music industry analyst and commentatorwho 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.