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Ms Jacqui Norton

Job: Senior Lecturer in Arts and Festivals Management

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities

School/department: School of Visual and Performing Arts

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 250 6216

E: jnorton@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/arts

 

Personal profile

Jacqui has over 20 years experience working in the UK music industry.  Jacqui’s professional experience began at Warner Chappell Music Ltd, one of the leading UK music publishers.  She progressed to Copyright Manager at Chrysalis Music Ltd. With a total of eight years within music publishing behind her, she decided the time was right to change direction and joined Zomba Production Music, (now part of Universal Music). During her time with ZPM Jacqui had full responsibility for organising their overseas conference in Paris, and as Production Manager oversaw the post-production of approximately 100 albums a year! 

Jacqui has also been on the adjudication panel for the heats of Song for Europe and sat on the panel for the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors “Song Doctors” and more recently their “Songfest” event.

In addition to this, she has worked closely with artists/composers as diverse as Lee Ryan (Blue), James Taylor Quartet and Steve Sidwell who arranged Robbie Williams' album "Swing When You're Winning.” 

During November 2003, Jacqui established a music industry consultancy business and clients included BMG and Non-Stop Music (USA).  She continues to assist songwriters and recording artists today.  Working closely with the Wellingborough Hindu Community, Jacqui took on the role of Events Manager for the local Mela Festival; the headline act was The Thirst, the first band to sign to Ronnie Woods record label!  More recent consultancy work has included returning to her roots on the subject of copyright and has worked alongside World ORT to clear music for a project reflecting on ‘the role of music in the Holocaust.’

In addition to music, Jacqui also works closely with Wellingborough Museum to organise an annual event to recognise Holocaust Memorial Day.  Jacqui is also Director for an annual ‘boutique’ festival in Wellingborough which commemorates The Diggers.

Jacqui is currently studying for a PhD research degree which draws on her practical and academic experiences.

Publications and outputs 

Norton, J (2015)  “The Diggers' Festival: Organising a Community Festival with Political Connotations" in Focus on Festivals: Contemporary European Case Studies and Perspectives, Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers Ltd 

Research interests/expertise

Jacqui has been studying for a PhD part-time for 4 years.  The research incorporates both her practical and academic work experience, and relates to measuring outcomes over a period of time of song-writing and copyright workshops with people who are experiencing different levels of social exclusion.  The outcomes specifically relate to the song-writing activity – not ‘soft skills’ per se. 

Areas of teaching

  • Promoting and Running a Venue (Undergraduate)
  • Music Industry Management (Undergraduate)
  • Music Festivals (Postgraduate)

Qualifications

  • MA Audio Technology 
  • PGCertHE

Courses taught

  • Arts and Festivals Management BA (Hons)
  • Cultural Events Management MA/MSc

Membership of external committees

Director of Park Street Music Community Interest Company July 2009 - April 2014.

 

Forthcoming events

Arts in Prisons programmed annual event in the Cultural Exchanges Festival.  

 

Conference attendance

June 2015 - Invited to participate at the Arts in Corrections Conference hosted by the California Lawyers for the Arts and the Williams James Association at San Francisco University, USA. Title of presentation “The FiLTER Model and the Importance of Intellectual Property with Reference to Song-writing Activities.”

 

Consultancy work

2008/2009:  Wrote a scoping research paper in relation to the market demand for a music industry management UCPD course in the East Midlands.  The report was funded by the Skills for Sustainable Communities Lifelong Learning Network (SSCLLN) and highly commended.

 

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