Founder of consultancy and development organisation Sounds & Strategy, marketing agency BDT Sounds, and publication London in Stereo. Jess Partridge focuses on supporting the international music industry through talent development, export, marketing and community creation using tools such as funding advice, mentoring, workshops and project management. Currently Jess works with EU based organisations EMEE and On The Move to support music mobility worldwide, alongside working with CMU, shesaid.so and Help Musicians to support talent development. With a passion for equality in music, she was responsible for setting up and developing the gender equality project Keychange for the PRS Foundation. She’s created and delivered impactful programmes for Annie Mac, British Council, Wide Days, Brighter Sound and many more.
She is a proactive and knowledgeable champion of new music, international collaboration and sustainable careers in music.