Julian has worked at a range of record labels and music industry organisations, in a career spanning several decades in the industry. He was Director Independent Label Members at the BPI record company trade association 2007-2012, looking after the causes and concerns of the BPI’s several hundred independent label members.
Prior to this, as General Manager and VP International Marketing at The Sanctuary Records Group, Julian worked on new releases by artists such as Morrissey, Dolly Parton, Simple Minds, Robert Plant, Gary Moore, Jack Bruce, Dolores O'Riordan, Alison Moyet, Tricky, De La Soul and The Blue Nile amongst others, plus reissues from the deeper Sanctuary catalogue seminal record labels such as Bronze, Creole, Immediate, Sugarhill, Solar, Pye, Transatlantic and Trojan and classic album titles from Black Sabbath, Motörhead, EmersonLake & Palmer, The Kinks and Iron Maiden front-man, Bruce Dickinson.
Julian has also held a variety of marketing, sales and promotion roles at Sony Music (RCA & Arista labels) and Universal Music Group (MCA & Phonogram Records). More recently, he was Head of Industry & Trade Relations, Comms and PR at PledgeMusic, but left that company in 2018 pursuing a range of consultancy roles and freelance projects in music related areas. Julian joins this year’s teaching staff on the new ICMP BA (Hons) Music Business and Entrepreneurship degree course.