Paul Crockford, artist manager

 7 August 2012

Paul Crockford has been an artist manager for over 30 years and has also organised live events for the Prince's Trust.

"Think very carefully about what you want and how much time it might take for you to get it."

Hometown?

London.

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.


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