Our team offer a diverse range of experience and knowledge, spread across our key press, radio and club services.
Luke’s career has covered many facets of the music industry; from 8 years as Director of A&R at Universal/Manifesto, to being Executive Producer of the classic ‘Cafe Del Mar’ album series and a dj’ing career that has seen him play clubs & festivals across the globe for 20 years, even recording a Radio 1 Essential Mix. Luke’s wealth of experience has all fed into Listen Up; he founded Listen Up in 2009 as a Radio Promotions company, and alongside his partner James Mack has since overseen the expansion & development of the various services Listen Up provides.
James and Luke joined forces in early 2011 to form the press arm of Listen Up. Together they’ve taken the team from 2 to 35 full time. In early 2015 they set up the LA office of the company where James runs all business endeavours. In James’ 19 years in the music industry his portfolio of covers, extended features and number 1 records is hard to beat.
James 'Jacko' Jackson
Director of Radio & Club Promotions
Jacko brings a wealth of experience to the team with 15 years of London DJ residencies at venues such as The Cross, Turnmills and Pacha. At Defected Records Jacko also spent seven years as Promotions Manager working closely with A&R and some of the world’s most renowned music producers and DJs, as well as being Executive Producer for the Defected Radio Show.
Director of National Radio
Joining Listen Up in 2011, James has worked across a number of departments in his time at Listen Up. Gaining a wealth of valuable experience in roles at both National and Specialist Radio, Club, and Radio Syndication during his first two years, he then went on to focus on National Radio, having initially worked on projects such as Swedish House Mafia, Wiley and Avicii. James led on radio campaigns that saw the development and breakthrough of new UK talent including J Hus, Sigala and Disciples, whilst also working on established international stars including MK and Tiesto. More recently, the department has continued to build an exciting repertoire to include legendary events series, The Warehouse Project, and innovative new artists including; Oscar Worldpeace, Headie One, Theophilus London and DJ Snake.
Director of Press
Erin has been with Listen Up for over 6 years and with each year has grown in role and management. She has played a big part in the growth of the press team and now oversees a department of 14+ staff, and takes pride in nurturing underground acts as well as breaking new talent. Over the years she has also worked on various top ten records and worked closely with teams at Parlophone, Sony/Colombia, Virgin EMI and more.
Head of Press, North America
Charlotte brings over 7 years of PR experience to her role as Head of Press, North America at Listen Up. Having nurtured many of the company’s most high profile acts, some from the beginning of their careers, and worked numerous number 1 single campaigns over the years, Charlotte’s successes at Listen Up continue to grow. Charlotte’s particular passion has been working with the company’s major label acts, which has allowed her to establish a wealth of exceptionally strong contacts not only with labels and artists, but with press globally. Charlotte has now relocated to Los Angeles to spearhead the North American press team at Listen Up.
Senior Account Director: Festival & Event Press
Carina heads up the Festival & Events department at Listen Up, working across press campaigns for the likes of Parklife, South West Four, We Are FSTVL, Hospitality in the Park, Forbidden Forest. She started her career with Bang On PR where she worked across a host of artist campaigns, as well as branching out to working on event based projects like Lovebox and Meltdown festival at Southbank Centre in the UK. Honing in on a love for live events, she then worked with Family PR on festivals including Primavera (Spain), Wilderness and Somerset House Summer Series in the UK and now brings her experience and skills to the Listen Up events team.
Account Director: Festival & Event Press
Having been part of the Events team at Listen Up for four years now, Liberty has built on her background in fashion promotion and marketing to work across a wide range of festival and club campaigns. She leads the team for Parklife and Annie Mac’s Lost & Found festival amongst others, and has also worked closely with a range of UK and international club promoters such as LWE and 93 Feet East.
Account Director: Press
Since moving back to London after University, Dujon excelled at placements with Lovebox Festival and UK label PMR Records. He then joined Listen Up in 2015, where he has risen from his original role of Press Coordinator to Account Director, and now line manages a strong team. Working across electronic and urban music, Dujon has delivered excellent results to a range of clients from Idris Elba, Black Coffee and Theophilus London, to legends Chad Hugo, Armand Van Helden and Wiley.
Senior Press Manager
With over 3 years of experience in the music industry, Katerina has worked at boutique PR agencies as well as an in-house assistant for music management companies, working across both established and emerging artist projects. Through previous roles, Katerina has developed an array of skills and knowledge, bringing passion and enthusiasm to her current role as Senior Press Manager at Listen Up.
Senior Radio & Club Promotions Manager
An audio and music Production graduate, James has assisted world-renowned Engineers and Producers in studios across London, most notably at Metropolis Studios. James joined Listen Up through the internship programme as a Radio Promotions Assistant, bringing his knowledge of bass music and production values to the table.
Senior National Radio Promotions Manager
Victoria made the move to London, joining Listen Up in 2016. Since starting, she’s moved up the ranks to Senior Radio Promotions Manager, advancing through our internship programme (National and Specialist Radio), focusing now on National Radio campaigns. Over the years she has worked on various top ten records, festivals and exciting artists such as Theophilus London, Disciples, Oscar #Worldpeace, Headie One, J Hus, MK. Her passion for music, alongside a vibrant energy and work ethic, make her the perfect fit to the team.
Senior Press Manager, North America
Having notched up two years worth of experience working with top fashion & lifestyle brands, Leanne joined the Listen Up Festival & Events Press Team in 2015 and since then has helped drive the department with her wealth of knowledge, energy and enthusiasm. Having successfully worked campaigns such as Afro Nation, Hospitality In The Park & Hospitality On The Beach, SuncéBeat, and FOLD to name a few, she brings her expertise to the LA Press Team as Senior Press Manager to help develop the business and manage Listen Up’s North American client roster.
Festival & Event Press Manager
Corrie joined the events team in June 2017 and works across press campaigns such as AMP Lost & Found, SW4 Festival, We Are FSTVL, NASS Festival and more. With over 4 years experience in the music industry as a digital and print publicist, she has worked at independent music agencies Halestorm PR and Wired PR. She has worked with established and emerging artists and record labels including Polydor, PMR, Universal and Island Records. Corrie brings an in-depth knowledge of current trends within the music industry, and is well versed in the world of fashion, urban and lifestyle media.
Festival & Event Press Manager
With a love for all things electronic, a career at the heart of the dance music industry was always Lauren’s aim. Beginning her career in music and event journalism, Lauren went on to work on press campaigns from Kano and Tinie Tempah, to Fatima Yamaha and Booka Shade. Lauren joined Listen Up in 2016, and now with over 4 years of experience in artist PR, a passion for events and nightlife and a razor-sharp knowledge of the Ibiza scene she brings a wealth of experience to the Festival & Events press team.
Streaming Promotions Manager
Having studied Creative Music Technology at university as well as running underground music events and hosting radio shows for 5 years, Tom’s skillset is honed to that of Music Promotion. Starting out as an intern and progressing through to regional radio promotion, he now manages the streaming promotions department at Listen Up.
Ehsen ‘Esky’ Nadeem
National Radio Manager
Prior to joining Listen Up in 2017, Esky worked a variety of roles in the industry including multiple festivals, CAA, Berlin-based distributor !K7, and as a Producer at Radar Radio. His years at Listen Up has seen him grow from an Assistant to Manager, working across many exciting projects such as Oscar #Worldpeace, Etta Bond, Taze, Murkage Dave, Girl Unit & FISHER, alongside radio promotion for Parklife & Warehouse Project.
Having worked in the music industry for over 8 years, LJ came to Listen Up with an array of previous experience from product management, marketing and management roles, taking the jump across to press in the years leading to joining Listen Up. Having worked both sides of the Atlantic at both majors and independent labels, she brings international knowledge of the press landscape for both established and emerging acts across multiple genres with passion and drive for outside the box thinking.
Louise joined Listen Up in 2017 with over two years of experience working in the music industry, having previously worked at Get In PR as a publicist for artists and events. Working with a number of clients in the Asian and US territories in her previous role, including ULTRA Music Festival and Ultra Asia, Louise brings a wealth of knowledge on the international music scene to her role as Press Manager where she now works with both major labels and specialist clients.
Having joined the Listen Up team in 2016 as a Press Intern, Frankie quickly worked her way up the ranks to become a Press Manager. She handles press duties for the likes of Waka Flocka Flame, Cedric Gervais, NAATIONS, Fakear, DJDS as well as leading electronic label, Ultra Music. Armed with a background in Digital Marketing and PR, Frankie brings a wealth of previous experience, solid work ethic and passion to her role.
With over 6 years of experience in the music industry, Mikey started out working between radio and music journalism, interning at Global Radio and contributing to the likes of Mixmag and Pulse Radio, before starting his own online music platform About To Blow. Following several years working as a writer and covering major festival and artist content, Mikey initially began his career in PR working for Jukebox, before joining the Listen Up team as Press Co-Ordinator in February 2017. Having previously worked with specialist record labels including Moon Harbour, elrow and Dirtybird, Mikey now brings his experience and understanding of campaign management to the artist field, handling clients including Claude VonStroke, Erick Morillo, wAFF, Latmun, Secondcity, Lauren Lane and more.
With a background in artist and event PR, Rob joined Listen Up as Press Manager from DawBell PR in 2018, where he worked across both print and online campaigns for Fatboy Slim, Disciples, BRIT Awards and the Mercury Prize, amongst others. Previous to this he worked at boutique agency Good Machine, looking after a roster including indie artists such as Arcade Fire, Happa and Sky Ferreira. Now at Listen Up, Rob brings a wealth of experience to campaigns for artists including Josh Wink, Bedouin and Lee Burridge.
With a background in fashion, music and events PR, Aly joined Listen Up in November 2018 and quickly worked her way up to her role as Press Manager. Bringing her wealth of industry knowledge and enthusiasm to the role, Aly works across an array of both emerging and established artists and continues to deliver successful results through her solid passion for electronic music.
Having made his first steps in the industry in music journalism writing for Notion, 1883 Magazine and The Line of Best Fit, Chris joined Listen Up as Press Coordinator from Liberty Music PR in 2018. He has since worked his way up to his role as Press Manager now brings his PR experience and passion for electronic music across major label campaigns and artists such as Solardo, Agoria and Nic Fanciulli.
Press Manager, North America
With a start as General Manager for LA’s biggest non commercial radio station, KXLU, Megan quickly moved up in the music industry and joined the team at Dim Mak Records before later becoming General Manager USA of Last Gang Records. She has produced and managed events ranging from weekly events at The Standard Hotel Los Angeles, to Coachella pool parties, and SXSW showcases. Megan also worked across various management rosters as the US liaison for acts including Jax Jones, Lights, Moon Boots, Riton, and more. Her depth of knowledge working in radio, marketing, events, and at labels brings a fresh look to the US press team at Listen Up.
Press Manager, North America
With over 4 years of PR experience across fashion, lifestyle, and entertainment brands, Marissa joined Listen Up to pursue her passion for all things music. Having previously worked with clients including KILLSPENCER, DC Entertainment, Paramount, and many more, her wealth of knowledge within creative industries brings a fresh perspective to the US press team. Through unique campaigns and a strong network of diverse contacts, Marissa continues to deliver successful results for her artists in both the hip-hop and electronic space.
Press Manager, North America
Based in Los Angeles, Kerry comes to Listen Up with 4 years of music and fashion PR experience. Working with brands and artists alike, she creates clear, cohesive strategies and consistently identifies press opportunities best suited for each of her clients. Her background includes working with AllSaints, MCM, GANT Rugger to Mykki Blanco, Demrick, Savant and others. Her extensive knowledge of today’s music and pop culture landscape helps her bring insight and creativity to her campaigns.
Press Manager, North America
With over 2 years of experience in lifestyle, fashion and event PR, Alexandra moved to Listen Up to pursue her passion in music. In previous roles, she has managed celebrity red carpet events at Maxim Superbowl, Fashion Film Awards shows and worked with key brands TooFaced and Moschino. Working alongside NBC Universal for top award ceremonies including the Grammy Awards, Golden Globes and Oscars, she brings a wealth of knowledge of handling key talent during large-scale events. With an undying passion for all things electronic, Alexandra brings her extensive knowledge across multiple genres to Listen Up and provides fresh perspective and creativity to her campaigns.
Festival & Event Press Coordinator
With a background in Events PR in Ibiza, as well as a few years spent travelling, Saydi moved to Listen Up to begin her career London. Since starting as an intern in January 2017, Saydi has since progressed to the role of Events Press Coordinator and has helped the Events Team across a number of clients such as; We Are FSTVL, NASS, Suncébeat & Shockout.
With a strong background in music journalism, Sope joined the team as Press Assistant in April 2018. Bringing impeccable attention to detail to his work and always having his ear to the ground when it comes to music, culture and industry developments, Sope was promoted into the role of Press Coordinator after a year at Listen Up.
Radio & Club Promotions Assistant
With experience across a variety of roles in the music industry, from social media management with Circulate Online to events & promotion with Bodytonic, Oisin moved to London in 2018 with a view to moving into radio. Working as our Specialist Radio assistant, Oisin brings a wealth of house & techno knowledge to the team.
Streaming Promotions Assistant
As a Music Technology graduate and self-taught DJ/Producer, it has always been an aspiration of Matt’s to work within the music industry. Whilst at dance label, Anjunabeats, he discovered his interest for Streaming and the pivotal role it plays within the industry. This led him to apply for an internship within Listen Up’s Streaming department, giving him the perfect opportunity to indulge these interests further and has now become a permanent member of the team.
Press Assistant, North America
Coming from a diverse background of radio, events, journalism and music PR, Allyson joined the Listen Up team as a Press Assistant to pursue her passion for music. With a wealth of knowledge and a strong network of connections across multiple platforms, Allyson brings her enthusiasm and creativity to the forefront of every campaign and artistic endeavour.
Michael has been freelancing since 2016, where he established himself as a regular contributor for Mixmag and The Skinny while covering the role of Clubs Editor. Through this freelance work, he has interviewed an array of names including DJ Stingray, Helena Hauff, SHYBOI and Brazilian baile-funk queen MC Carol. After graduating with a masters in Media, Communications & International Journalism from the University of Glasgow, he spent 18 months as a journalist for the sports betting industry before joining Listen Up as Copywriter.
HR & Operations Manager
Having started off with the Listen Up team as the Operations Assistant, Sarah’s position naturally progressed into a much broader role as the UK Office Manager. Strong administrative skills and thorough knowledge of the business has led to Sarah’s role changing once again. Now leading the HR & Operations team for both the UK and US offices, she drives to create a supported and enjoyable environment for all staff.
Personal Assistant to the Partners
Having previously worked at Warner Music, Maddie moved on to a PA role at Xaxis where she supported three of the company’s Vice Presidents. In early 2018 she then secured a role as Personal Assistant to The Founder and Partner of Listen Up, Luke Neville and James Mack. Her supporting role as a PA for both the UK and US offices emphasises her impeccable organisational skills and highlights her as an integral part of the Operations Team. As a keen surfer, Maddie likes to spend her spare time on a Devonshire beach.
Office & HR Assistant
A self-starter in the music industry, Jayde got her foot in the door by starting her own music blog. After spending two years at Music Glue, she then joined Listen Up’s Operations Team in 2018. Jayde is an advocate for mental health and the LGBTQ community, and works closely with the HR and Operations team to ensure all employees at Listen Up are happy.
Accomplished Bookkeeper/Financial controller with 10 years of distinguished performance in the Music industry. Broad-based background in various creative industries – TV, Music and Entertainment. Stan is a classically trained pianist with a rousing repertoire from Beethoven to Rachmaninoff.