Paul Crockford, artist manager
Paul Crockford has been an artist manager for over 30 years and has also organised live events for the Prince's Trust.
What job do you do?
I manage musicians.
What previous jobs have you done?
I was social secretary at Southampton University in 1976. After that I was a roadie and sound man for the Pleasers and stage manager for Roger Waters. I've been managing musicians on and off for over 30 years.
What qualifications do you have?
Nine O Levels (equivalent to GCSEs) and two A levels.
What do you do at work?
I organise all business affairs and music-related tasks for my current roster of artists. I've overseen live touring budgets for many major labels.
"Think very carefully about what you want."
Artists I have managed include Asia, The Human League, Tears for Fears, Level 42, Mark Knopfler, Danny Thompson, and The Teardrop Explodes.
I've been a live music consultant for the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and Old Trafford. I've also organised live concerts for the Prince's Trust.
What's the best thing about your job?
Doing something I love and getting paid for it.
How do I get into music?
Think very carefully about what you want and how much time it might take for you to get it.