Paul runs the Music Manager Forum’s ground-breaking Music Managers Accelerator supported by YouTube Music. The initiative is the world’s first independent funding and professional development programme designed solely for artist, songwriter and producer managers. Paul has a background in public funding supporting live initiatives such as Music Venue Trust, Independent Venue Week, and OneFest, and talent development programmes such as the PRS Foundation Momentum Fund. His entry into the music industry begun mucking out the barn and booking bands in the early days of the then community run Truck Festival before going onto manage a number of acts including the hard touring artist Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly.