Phil Catchpole

Programme Manager Selector Radio

Phil looks after the British Council's award-winning Selector Radio show, which is now broadcast to over 40 countries around the world. Phil has been involved in the music industry for many years. Whilst completing his degree in Commercial Music at Westminster University he worked with Mean Fiddler; by day he could be found in the Mean Fiddler office and then by night he unloaded the vans of the bands that played at their network of venues across London.

Using this grass roots experience, Phil ran and promoted a music venue in the heart of London's West End for three and half years, putting on the first shows of bands who went on to become UK household names including Keane and Kaiser Chiefs. This led to frequent visits from A&R who would wander into his club looking for the next big thing. Phil joined Chrysalis Music as an A&R manager himself, a post he held for five years before moving to Relentless Records (EMI) where he worked as A&R manager across their recording, publishing and artist management business.

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