Phil Nelson

Industry Liaison & Music Cities Ambassador

Phil is a master of music business. He has been an artist manager for 25 years, working with acts such as The Levellers, Longlegs, Aqualung, Sweet Billy Pilgrim and Duke Special. He was one of three people who founded The Great Escape festival, and was Vice Chairman of the Music Managers Forum for eight years.

When starting out in the industry, helped The Levellers set up the Metway music complex in Brighton and Beautiful Days festival in Devon, as well as achieving one platinum and six gold albums. Phil is also a classically trained bassoonist.


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