Ken Foreman is Programme Leader of the BA (Hons) Music Business and Entrepreneurship degree course.
As an artist, producer, composer, consultant, and artist manager, Ken can boast of over thirty-five years’ experience in the music business. His wealth of experience, across many different sides of the industry, give him a unique insight as a teacher.
As founder member and lead singer of Thrashing Doves, he signed a major deal with A&M Records in 1985, going on to release three albums worldwide, and touring extensively in the USA and Europe. Following the break-up of the band, he embarked on a career as a record producer, establishing Electric Wonderland Productions Ltd to develop new artists in 1995. He has made records for labels including Elektra Entertainments, East/West Warners, Chrysalis, Sony, Palm Pictures, RTI/S4, Toshiba/EMI, and Almo. There followed a number of years, managed by Pan-American Ad agency, Amber Music Ltd, composing music for commercials. His compositions featured in many US and European campaigns, including Adidas, Bass, Vauxhall, Tennants, Benetton, Foxes, Titleist, Bell Atlantic, and 7 Up.
Currently, he works as a consultant music business advisor and is director of his own music publishing company, Doves Hit Songs Ltd ,whose catalogue is licensed through Chris Blackwell’s Blue Mountain Music Ltd. He continues working as a songwriter and record producer, as well as developing, promoting, and occasionally managing new acts.