Chief Executive, Music Managers Forum
Annabella joined the UK’s Music Managers Forum in January 2016. MMF is the world’s largest professional community of music managers with over 750 members based in the UK with global businesses and a wider network of managers in the USA. We campaign for a fairer, more transparent music industry which operates in the interest of artists and their fans. Annabella brings a wealth of experience to the role having had a career encompassing EU advocacy in Brussels, commercial and public affairs with Cadbury, government communications at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and, latterly, as Director of Policy and Research at the Design Council. She is originally from Leeds and studied Politics at Nottingham University.
The MMF UK has published the respected Dissecting the Digital Dollar series of 5 reports calling for the greater transparency in the music industry to ensure artists are fairly paid in the digital age. They are also a founder and supporter of the FanFair Alliance campaign which successfully called for restriction of ticket touting (scalping) so that real fans can see their favourite artists. Annabella is a founder member of EMMA, the European Music Managers Alliance alongside 6 other MMFs across Europe.