Jayne Stynes is General Manager at the Music Managers Forum, a not-for-profit trade body with over 700 members, seeking to educate, inform and represent UK managers, as well as providing a network through which managers can share experiences, opportunities and information.
Prior to being at the MMF Jayne spent 6 years working at the London based artist management company Eleven Management, the innovative artist-led company who’s roster includes Damon Albarn, Blur, Gorillaz, The Clash, Spoek Mathambo, Róisín Murphy and Kano. During her time at Eleven Management Jayne worked on five UK top five-album campaigns, Brit and MOBO Award winning acts, as well as Grammy and Mercury Music Prize nominated records. She has toured extensively as an artist manager and worked in a tour management capacity with smaller productions.
Jayne has recently completed year one of a PhD programme at the Centre for Cultural Policy and Research at the University of Glasgow. Currently on sabbatical, she will return to her studies in a part-time capacity in 2020, running alongside her role as General Manager at the MMF. Her research explores the significance of gender-focused initiatives in the UK music industries and wider creative industries sector.