The Music Managers Forum (MMF) has appointed Jayne Stynes, formerly of Eleven Management, as its new general manager.
Stynes (pictured), who succeeds Fiona McGugan in the role following the latter’s promotion to MMF's strategy & operations director in April, worked extensively on live and recorded campaigns for artists including Damon Albarn, Blur, Gorillaz, The Clash, Spoek Mathambo, Róisín Murphy and Kano during six years with Eleven.
Stynes recently completed one year of a PhD programme at the Centre For Cultural Policy And Research at the University Of Glasgow, exploring the significance of gender-focused initiatives in the UK music and wider creative industries. She will return to this research, on a part-time basis, in 2020.
Jayne's depth of experience will enable us to carry on delivering the maximum possible support to our ever-growing community
Annabella Coldrick, CEO, MMF, said: “This is a fantastic appointment for the MMF. Over recent years we have undergone a period of rapid expansion, both in terms of membership numbers, our associate programme and in the range of activities and initiatives we support. Jayne’s depth of experience will enable us to carry on delivering the maximum possible support to our ever-growing community.”
Stynes, who also volunteered with Girls Rock Glasgow and held a communications role with music visual and audio app Parat+, said: “The MMF is an organisation I have looked to continuously throughout my career to date, from attending training days to drawing on the wealth of information inside their detailed guides.
"I am excited to be joining such a compelling, dynamic organisation and look forward to working alongside Annabella and the entire MMF team, the board, Associates and most especially the members.”
The MMF currently represents almost 700 UK-based music managers and has more than 40 associate partners.