Keynote Interview Andy Farrow by Gordon Masson
Fri 18 Jan | De Oosterpoort, Front 2 | 16:30 - 17:30
Fri 18 Jan | De Oosterpoort, Front 2 | 16:30 - 17:30
Presented by: ESNS LOUD

Keynote Interview Andy Farrow by Gordon Masson

Andy Farrow Northern Music (GB)

Management | Labels & Publishing | Bookings

English spoken

Andy Farrow is a well respected music industry professional, with over 25 years of activity in the world of LOUD music who is particularly known for his management skills. While still in high school, he set up the punk label Apathy Products, and shortly after, AMF music was founded through which he promoted shows and ran rehearsal rooms. AMF music merged with Far North Music and led to the Northern Music Company (NMC). Andy has managed to combine almost all facets of modern music in one group of companies. From publishing (AMF Music Publishing), live booking (NMC Live), merchandising (Omerch) to independent label services (Graphite Records). Nevertheless, Andy’s main focus is management, and In that capacity he looks after Opeth, Devin Townsend, Paradise Lost, 65daysofstatic and Bloodbath, to name just a few. Join us for his keynote interview with moderator Gordon Masson!


  • Andy Farrow

    Andy Farrow Northern Music (GB)

    After 25 years Andy Farrow is a well respected figure in the world of rock and metal music, particularly when it comes to management.

    Unusually for the British music industry, Andy continues to be based outside of London, more specifically, in the greener West Yorkshire area. Operating internationally, with globally touring acts, Andy continues to explore new territories and develop his business throughout the world. Recently, he became a consultant and shareholder in Be Prog! My Friend Festival in Barcelona and is also a director at Versity Music in Sweden. Andy also undertook a consultant role at the online, direct to fan music platform; Pledge Music.

    Aside from this, Andy is also Director of Film24Productions, a Live Event, DVD, Television & Corporate Video Production Company, specializing in Music Industry Filming Services.

    Andy is also setting up an online music industry tuition course in conjunction with Rodney Holder at Music Business Facts.


  • Gordon Masson

    Gordon Masson IQ Magazine, ILMC (GB)

    Gordon Masson has been a journalist for three decades and has specialised in the music industry for the past 18 years. When he is not saving the Amazon rainforest or rescuing kittens from trees, Gordon spends his time as editor of IQ Magazine, the International Ticketing Yearbook and the European Arena Yearbook, as well as being on the agenda team for the International Live Music Conference. Gordon used to be the live editor at Music Week and international editor for Billboard. In addition to his various roles, Gordon has also undertaken a number of consultancies for record companies and other music industry organisations. Prior to moving to London, he spent two years in Washington DC where he established publications for the space and satellite industry, while in the early 1990s he was a reporter for The Courier and Evening Telegraph newspapers, among others, in his native Scotland.