KEITH HARRIS OBE

BOARD MEMBER

Keith began work in the record industry in 1974 at a small independent UK label called Transatlantic records. In 1976 he joined EMI Records where he initially worked for several in-house EMI labels in the promotions department. These labels included Rocket where he worked on the Elton John album ‘Blue Moves’, Fantasy, Ariola and EMI International. He then joined Motown which was an EMI licensed label. During his period at the label he worked with artists such as Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, The Commodores, Rick James, The Supremes, Thelma Houston and Stevie Wonder. He left Motown in 1978 and moved to Los Angeles to work with Stevie Wonder and became Operations Manager for Stevie’s companies. On his return to the UK in 1982 he formed his own management company and has been involved in the management of various UK based artists since. He has managed Junior Giscombe, Junior Tucker, Paul Johnson & Omar. Keith also managed the late Lynden David Hall and still represents Stevie Wonder. He currently Chairs the Equality and Diversity Taskforce for the Music Industry through UK Music. He is a Consultant on Performer Affairs for PPL and is a Senior Fellow of the University of Westminster school of music film and fashion where he has Lectured since 1993 receiving an Honorary Doctorate in 2007. He received the Music Industry Champion Award at the Artists and Managers Awards Ceremony in 2014.

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