Music Industry Insider, Author, Speaker, Brit,
But Most of All…a Storyteller.
Life has been a wonderful adventure, from a job that was an extension of my hobby to an opportunity to work with people who’s records I’d bought as a kid.
Barely out of college I began my career in 1974, selling records out of the back of a van. Along came 1978 when I got the opportunity to work with Island Records, my all time favorite record label.
This was my first job in music PR and where I learned my trade. From there it was on to Charisma Records to work with Genesis and Peter Gabriel before going back to Island. I was homesick!
In 1982 I set up my own PR company working with both Island Records and A & M. The next 25 years was spent working with some of the world’s leading artists. In 1984 I was given my own radio show on Piccadilly/Key 103 in Manchester, England and towards the end of the 80’s I also managed New Order’s Peter Hook and his band Revenge.
The Millennium came, the music business had changed and for me it signaled that it was time for a change too. A move to the USA to reinvent myself, embrace what I had learned during my career and to look for ways to inspire others. During that time I wrote my first book, ‘Insights from the Engine Room.’
Come December 2010 Magic Leap came into my life. I got to watch them grow, became their Chief Evangelist and there I stayed until 2018.
I’m living now in St Pete Beach on The Gulf of Mexico, Florida and collaborating on some exciting new projects. As well as presenting a couple of radio shows I also host my own podcast ‘Moments That Rock,’ which is also the title of my latest book. Soon to be released will be a series of E books and audio books entitled, ‘The Insights Collection, Lessons Learned from Rock and Roll.’
I haven’t retired, there’s more to come so stay tuned!
There’s a much more comprehensive guide on my About Tony page.
I guess I have to plug this…it’s all true. I’m fancy…but I’m not precious.
If you want to join me and my partner Sean in a course we’re putting out go to constructingmagic.com
This is where I’ll be telling more stories about the lessons learned from rock & roll and the ingredients of greatness.
More specifically on how to apply these lessons to your business and life. We have lessons and implementation exercises and jump on weekly live video chat with our students.
Website by Sean @ majeq.com