About Andy Edwards
Andy Edwards is a talent manager and music business executive whose career encompasses record label, artist management, tech start-ups, rights acquisition and touring. His expertise spans strategy, marketing, business development and commercial deal-making. Technology is a constant thread throughout. He has conducted business globally with artists, executives and entrepreneurs across all genres of music, from global superstars to cutting edge names. This includes Genesis, Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), Chase and Status, Pendulum, James Morrison, Dido, Cher Lloyd, Katherine Jenkins, Feeder, Andreya Triana, producer Cameron Craig and many others.
Andy has served on the UK Music board in various capacities, is a board director of the Music Managers Forum (MMF) and has advised Imogen Heap and the board of the Featured Artists Coalition (FAC). On a policy level, Andy is a passionate and consistent champion of diversity and inclusion issues both within the music business and further afield. He chairs the Futures Group on behalf of UK Music, which provides a means by which younger executives and creators from across the music industry engage with the political process. The group has championed issues such as mental health, sexual harassment, diversity and inclusion, talent pipeline and education.