Richard Engler

MA Music Business

Richard has more than 20 years’ bands and brands experience. He instigated his first record campaign (and first no. 1) whilst brand manager at Coca-Cola. From there he moved into the record industry to a marketing post at Sony, working with catalogue and front-line releases from the Clash to The Rolling Stones. He was then head-hunted by EastWest / Atlantic to run the marketing department, where he looked after key UK artists including Simply Red and Paul Oakenfold, and the entire US roster – from AC/DC to Snoop Dogg. From there he moved to EMI/Chrysalis as Marketing Director overseeing the launch of Robbie Williams’ solo career, and then 5 years as Head of Marketing at V2. The V2 years saw gold and platinum album campaigns for Stereophonics, Underworld, Paul Weller, Liberty X, and Elbow, plus an insight into the workings of the Branson empire. Richard moved on to lead the music marketing team at media giant Emap before setting up his own marketing company anothermusic in 2006 and then joining with David to form Autonomy in 2007. Richard was also a founding DJ and investor for London’s pioneering alternative radio station XFM. He is also a visiting lecturer in Music Business Studies for Newcastle College, The University of East London, and London Metropolitan University.