HEAD OF LICENSING
Gerard’s resume speaks for itself. He is one of the smartest, clearest and most efficient people we have come across. He transferred to the USA from Virgin retail in the UK to head up the boutique music labels of EG, Real World, Venture and Earthworks out of NYC, and got to work with Robert Fripp, Brian Eno and David Sylvian.
In 1993 he transferred to Los Angeles to run the catalogue department of Virgin Records. He then took a brief misstep as Iron Maiden’s label A&R (but to his credit he did get to work personally with the Gang Of Four!) before going on in 1995 to the stylish and newly founded Astralwerks to head up their licensing division.
Gerard then had the pleasure of working with Fatboy Slim, Basement Jaxx, Air and Chemical Brothers, to name a few of the reasonably successful artists under Astralwerks’s wing for licensing in film/TV. After a brief stint licensing for Ministry of Sound, Gerard went solo in 2003 and is fully independent in music licensing, clearance, consultation as well as his own publishing company Purley Sounds (ASCAP).