Terry O’Brien has over twenty-five years of experience in the music business working in artist management, event management and agency, initially working for major artist managers in mainstream music in the 90s before starting Playpen Management and Agency in 2003 specialising in folk roots and world music.
Terry was awarded the UK Music Managers Forum Music Export Award in 2003 and represents a roster packed with award-winning artists including Jon Boden, Grace Petrie, Spiers & Boden, Daoirí Farrell, Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys and more.
She is also the founder and a director and trustee of English Folk Expo and has previously provided A&R services to One Little Indian Records (now One Little Independent Records). She is also currently leading work on the Arts Council England supported project The Mentors, offering career mentoring to artists struggling with the challenges created by Covid-19. https://www.the-mentors.co.uk/