Meet The Team - Music Crowns

Meet The Team

Music Crowns is the global music artist discovery platform, the go-to brand for the world’s best unsigned, independent and newly-signed music artists. Find out more about our team below.


Sam Gilbert


Sam founded the concept in 2010, creating the brand name and slogan ‘Real People, Real Music, Real Talent‘. A long-time champion of unsigned music, Sam created Music Crowns to provide a platform for undeniably talented artists, giving them the strategy, exposure and audience they deserve. Managing the content team on a daily basis, Sam professes to know every music artist that passes the MC stamp of approval and is often asked to scout and review new breakthrough acts based on select criteria.


Ade Smith


Ade is the company CEO. Borne out of a love for music, an understanding of the digital space and his commercial forward thinking, Ade has been instrumental in securing a number of opportunities for the business to include sponsorship, partnerships and investments.


Maya Rose Radcliffe


Editor of Music Crowns, Maya, started writing about music at age sixteen. She’s written for a multitude of different publications both in print and online including Clash, DIY, The Line of Best Fit, Spindle and New York-based Impose Magazine. In 2015, Maya also became the editor of The Playground; the first magazine she was ever published in.


Lee Hart

Artist Consultant

Lee is on the frontline for Music Crowns – dealing with artist enquiries on a daily basis, providing a consultancy against their budget. Lee comes from a recruitment background and has perfected the art of tailor-made packages for artists based on their social platforms, genre and experience. In addition to artist consultancy, Lee has recently launched Music Crowns Entertainment – our in-house booking agency.


James Cooke

Editorial Assistant

Prior to joining Music Crowns, James worked in music production and garnered a number of releases on record labels around the globe. Alongside James’ personal music projects he has trained as an illustrator, designer and a creative marketer. Taking on the role of editorial assistant at Music Crowns, James spends his days creating thoughtful content for our ever-growing audience.


Tayler Ross

Social Media Marketing

Tayler is the newest member of the Music Crowns team and has been worth her weight in gold. With a background in sound engineering and playing in bands, Tayler lives and breathes music and can spot talent from a mile away. Since joining the company, she’s been responsible for a wealth of huge viral successes.


Ruth Hockman

Business Development

Ruth has dipped in and out of the music business her whole career in addition to working with Cutting Edge Group, the BBC and Damien Hirst. Ruth brings a wealth of experience, professionalism, knowledge and fun to the MC team as our Business Development Manager.

Music Crowns is the global music artist discovery platform. We are the go-to brand for the world's best unsigned, independent and newly signed music artists, wanting to elevate themselves through creative marketing campaigns with huge global exposure.