Jacqui has over 25 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 (now Ivors Academy) “Song Doctors” and “Songfest”.
In addition to this, she has worked closely with artists/composers as diverse as Lee Ryan (Blue), James Taylor Quartet, Luke Vibert and Grammy Award winner Steve Sidwell.
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! Returning to her roots on the subject of copyright she has worked alongside World ORT to clear music for a project reflecting on ‘the role of music in the Holocaust.’ Jacqui has also been a Director for an annual ‘boutique’ festival, commemorating the Wellingborough Diggers.
Jacqui runs workshops for prisoners relating to the UK music industry. As part of the DMU and HMP Leicester partnership, Jacqui leads and facilitates an annual two-week arts’ festival behind bars for HMP residents. Talent Unlocked presents opportunities for students and colleagues to participate.