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James Southgate

James, ex Managing Director of Warner Music NZ has had 25 years of industry experience primarily in Australia and NZ. He started his career in sales with Festival Records and then joined EMI Music Australia based in Sydney 1986 - 1990. James then joined EMI NZ as National Sales Manager.

As Managing Director of Warner Music 1994 - 2004 he was responsible for all facets of running a multi national company. He signed and developed the Feelers, Fur Patrol, Shihad, Anika Moa and Evermore.  James has a sales, marketing and promotions skill base and is now focused on the management of his artist roster. Recent successes include the Top 5 album debut for The Feelers Album Hope Nature Forgives, The No 1 chart debut for Blacklistt self titled album and Nationwide and International tours for the Feelers, Blacklistt and Devilskin.