Richard Brown (Arts Council England)

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Richard is part of the Music team in the North at Arts Council England. 

Before joining Arts Council England, Richard served as Manager of the Hebden Bridge Picture House, Managing Director of Arts & Business Yorkshire and previously spent 12 years leading Scotland’s independent record company and publisher Soma Recordings. He also served as Board and Council member of the Association of Independent Music (AIM). Richard’s commercial and artistic experience at senior levels make him expert at understanding the objectives and challenges of music and creative companies alike.