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  • James Thornhill (Proxy Music)

    James Thornhill is a journalist, manager, music marketer, DJ, promoter and curator working out of the Midlands, UK. He manages the acts Marvin’s Revenge and Bethan Lloyd, and through Proxy Music offers mentoring, marketing and management support to artists and labels working with Our Silent Canvas, Wendy Rae Fowler, Julia-Sophie, No Type records, Subexotic records, Seas of Mirth, Yarni, Cowgirl, Pet Crow, Yammerer and Castles In Space and others.

    As a journalist, he is a regular contributor to Electronic Sound and has bylines in Notion, DrownedinSound, Line of Best Fit, Louder, Under The Radar and GodisinTheTV and had a monthly new music slot on BBC Radio Derby. In 2019, he wrote and edited the 40th Anniversary fanzine for Casio Instruments.

    He has delivered workshops on music marketing at Sharpe, Nouvelle Prague, and Muna music festivals and for Soundczech, and has taken part on panels at various other music industry events.

    He recently promoted a new electronic music festival, WFR Central, in Derby, UK. Headlined by Altern 8 and with a lineup of top electronic acts from the UK, it took place on one day across two venues in the city (Dubrek Studios and Deda).