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.

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Sam Gilbert

Founder

Sam founded the Music Crowns concept in 2010. A long-time champion of unsigned music, Sam created Music Crowns to provide a platform for genuinely talented but predominantly unknown artists, supporting them to develop the strategy, exposure and audience they need to gain the recognition they deserve. Now, as a result of his reputation with unsigned talent, he is often asked to scout and review new breakthrough acts based on select criteria. On a day to day basis, Sam manages and works closely with the content team – setting goals and targets, building the team and ensuring brand guidelines are consistently met.  Alongside content management, Sam is focused on building partnerships with brands, labels and artists and has a firm eye on the company immersing itself in the areas of technology and data.

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Ade Smith

CEO

Adrian is the company CEO. He has a lifelong love of music which, combined with a well-developed understanding of the digital space, informs and influences his commercial forward thinking. Ade leads in securing crucial business opportunities for Music Crowns including securing sponsorship deals, brand partnerships and investments. Working in partnership with Sam, Adrian sets ambitious goals for the business in the short, medium and long-term. He is a ‘mover and shaker’ possessed with consummate networking skills essential for representing the face of the organisation. Ade’s daily work includes taking responsibility for all of the commercial aspects of the business. He is incredibly passionate about ensuring the Music Crowns brand continues to rapidly grow, ensuring we exceed all of our growth and financial targets.

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Maya Rose Radcliffe

Editor-in-Chief

Editor of Music Crowns, Maya, has written for a multitude of different tastemaker publications both in print and online since the age of sixteen, including Clash, DIY, The Line of Best Fit, Spindle and NYC-based magazine, Impose. In 2015, Maya became the editor of The Playground; the magazine in which she was first published some four years previous. Maya has played a decisive role in Music Crowns’ rebrand/editorial refocus and consistently ensures that all content produced adheres to the company’s voice and aesthetic. She now manages the content team as well a team of freelance contributors whilst editing all content that passes through the website. Maya has considerable expertise in both music and media and also plays an active role in producing and overseeing the creation of Music Crowns original content.

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James Cooke

Staff Writer

Prior to joining Music Crowns, James worked in the production side of the music industry and amassed a number of releases on record labels around the globe. Alongside James’ music-centric projects, he has trained as an illustrator, designer and a creative marketer. James has his ear firmly on the ground when it comes to discovering new music and regularly unearths gems before many other mainstream news outlets. He spends his days writing and editing social optimised content in line with Music Crowns’ tone of voice across all social media platforms, proposing and implementing news and feature ideas, writing relevant, timely news articles, monitoring for news and generating off diary news. In addition to assisting the editor and managing social channels, James also regularly acts as the in-house graphic designer and originates creative and compelling design concepts which are on-brand.

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Tayler Ross

Social Media Content Manager

Tayler has a heavily music-laden background. Prior to training in social media and digital marketing, she has a history of playing in bands and has a degree in sound engineering. At Music Crowns, Tayler’s role as Social Media Content Manager is to source, create and curate social content for new and existing viewers. Tayler plans the monthly content calendar across Music Crowns’ key social channels (both organic and paid) and produces a weekly content schedule that has an engaging and timely narrative, flows smoothly and brings to life Music Crowns’ brand personality.  She also monitors and share insights into social trends and tools and documents and reports on activity and results. It is Tayler’s job to act as the eyes and ears for the team on what’s trending on social media and since joining, she has amassed a wealth of viral successes.

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David Husky

Videographer & Editor

With 10 years’ experience under his belt, Husky is an expert in shooting, directing and editing. He has worked alongside a wealth of enormous brands including Burberry, D&G and Valentino. Aside from his commercial endeavours, Husky has also created content with a wealth of different artists including Flying Lotus and Tinie Tempah. At Music Crowns, Husky is responsible for all aspects of content creation.  He directs, self-shoots and edits everything we create – owning each concept end to end and fulfilling various different roles on the same project. Husky’s direction experience, shooting style and techniques have a major influence on all that Music Crowns produces.

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Rob Lee

Head of Advertising Operations


Prior to working at Music Crowns, Rob moved from New Zealand to Amsterdam where he worked for a large content publisher, running their global advertising operations. He has since worked with companies such as Vodafone, Jaguar, Chanel and Paramount Universal, helping grow their businesses into drivers for a better experience throughout the online ecosystem for their audience and advertisers alike.

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Sam Gilbert

Founder

Sam founded the Music Crowns concept in 2010. A long-time champion of unsigned music, Sam created Music Crowns to provide a platform for genuinely talented but predominantly unknown artists, supporting them to develop the strategy, exposure and audience they need to gain the recognition they deserve. Now, as a result of his reputation with unsigned talent, he is often asked to scout and review new breakthrough acts based on select criteria. On a day to day basis, Sam manages and works closely with the content team – setting goals and targets, building the team and ensuring brand guidelines are consistently met.  Alongside content management, Sam is focused on building partnerships with brands, labels and artists and has a firm eye on the company immersing itself in the areas of technology and data.

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Ade Smith

CEO

Adrian is the company CEO. He has a lifelong love of music which, combined with a well-developed understanding of the digital space, informs and influences his commercial forward thinking. Ade leads in securing crucial business opportunities for Music Crowns including securing sponsorship deals, brand partnerships and investments. Working in partnership with Sam, Adrian sets ambitious goals for the business in the short, medium and long-term. He is a ‘mover and shaker’ possessed with consummate networking skills essential for representing the face of the organisation. Ade’s daily work includes taking responsibility for all of the commercial aspects of the business. He is incredibly passionate about ensuring the Music Crowns brand continues to rapidly grow, ensuring we exceed all of our growth and financial targets.

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Maya Rose Radcliffe

Editor-in-Chief

Editor of Music Crowns, Maya, has written for a multitude of different tastemaker publications both in print and online since the age of sixteen, including Clash, DIY, The Line of Best Fit, Spindle and NYC-based magazine, Impose. In 2015, Maya became the editor of The Playground; the magazine in which she was first published some four years previous. Maya has played a decisive role in Music Crowns’ rebrand/editorial refocus and consistently ensures that all content produced adheres to the company’s voice and aesthetic. She now manages the content team as well a team of freelance contributors whilst editing all content that passes through the website. Maya has considerable expertise in both music and media and also plays an active role in producing and overseeing the creation of Music Crowns original content.

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James Cooke

Staff Writer

Prior to joining Music Crowns, James worked in the production side of the music industry and amassed a number of releases on record labels around the globe. Alongside James’ music-centric projects, he has trained as an illustrator, designer and a creative marketer. James has his ear firmly on the ground when it comes to discovering new music and regularly unearths gems before many other mainstream news outlets. He spends his days writing and editing social optimised content in line with Music Crowns’ tone of voice across all social media platforms, proposing and implementing news and feature ideas, writing relevant, timely news articles, monitoring for news and generating off diary news. In addition to assisting the editor and managing social channels, James also regularly acts as the in-house graphic designer and originates creative and compelling design concepts which are on-brand.

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Tayler Ross

Social Media Content Manager

Tayler has a heavily music-laden background. Prior to training in social media and digital marketing, she has a history of playing in bands and has a degree in sound engineering. At Music Crowns, Tayler’s role as Social Media Content Manager is to source, create and curate social content for new and existing viewers. Tayler plans the monthly content calendar across Music Crowns’ key social channels (both organic and paid) and produces a weekly content schedule that has an engaging and timely narrative, flows smoothly and brings to life Music Crowns’ brand personality.  She also monitors and share insights into social trends and tools and documents and reports on activity and results. It is Tayler’s job to act as the eyes and ears for the team on what’s trending on social media and since joining, she has amassed a wealth of viral successes.

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David Husky

Videographer & Editor

With 10 years’ experience under his belt, Husky is an expert in shooting, directing and editing. He has worked alongside a wealth of enormous brands including Burberry, D&G and Valentino. Aside from his commercial endeavours, Husky has also created content with a wealth of different artists including Flying Lotus and Tinie Tempah. At Music Crowns, Husky is responsible for all aspects of content creation.  He directs, self-shoots and edits everything we create – owning each concept end to end and fulfilling various different roles on the same project. Husky’s direction experience, shooting style and techniques have a major influence on all that Music Crowns produces.

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Rob Lee

Head of Advertising Operations

Prior to working at Music Crowns, Rob moved from New Zealand to Amsterdam where he worked for a large content publisher, running their global advertising operations. He has since worked with companies such as Vodafone, Jaguar, Chanel and Paramount Universal, helping grow their businesses into drivers for a better experience throughout the online ecosystem for their audience and advertisers alike.