Future of Music Summit: Interview with Anton Maddock at Amuse
Ahead of our Future of Music on 26th February we caught up with Anton Maddock, A&R, Marketing Manager at Amuse. Anton will be a part of the Direct Marketing versus Playlist Plugging – direct to fan marketing is on the rise, but what about pitching to playlist curators for placements is this still okay? panel.
How did you get into the industry, tell us about your journey?
What do you enjoy most about your job?
What’s been a career highlight?
During my first week at Sony Music I was told that the company had just signed a Norwegian artist who had made a vocal version of an EDM song that was popular in the e-sports world. I presented it to Spotify and that was Alan Walker – Faded. Definitely a cool experience to see that grow into a multi billion-streams global hit and be a small part of his journey.
What has kept you sane during this pandemic?
Since my kitchen table at home has been my working place for a year, I’ve spent so much more time cooking than I’ve ever done pre-covid. YouTube have taught me everything I know about cooking and these days when I’m not around my favourite ramen joint at lunchtime, I’ve ended up learning how to do it myself at home. S/O to YouTube!
What was your top album of 2020?
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Written by Natasha Hurford