Dr Simon Anderson

Simon AndersonSimon is a composer and music publisher. He studied music at Edinburgh University, focusing on musicological research for his masters degree. He subsequently completed a PhD at Durham University on early English church music, where he also sang in the cathedral choir for nine years. 

Simon’s career in the music industry spans 20 years, where he has worked in licensing, royalty accounting and printed music publishing. Since 2005 Simon has been responsible for the publishing department of global production music group Audio Network. In 2015 he completed the LLM in Entertainment Law with distinction at the University of Westminster, and since then has been involved in the university’s Lost in Music project, a free access resource shedding light on the more complex areas of the industry.

Simon was elected a publisher director of PRS in 2016 and of the Music Publishers Association in 2017. He is an avid vinyl collector.

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