Richard has worked in the Worldwide Music business for more then 30 years as an Artist, Tour Manager and Artist Manager.
Starting as a musician, Richard recorded and toured with various bands before moving on to Polygram Records in 1989 to work in Radio and Television Promotions.
Richard then went on to Tour manage Worldwide tours from the likes of The Spice Girls, The Beautiful South, Bjork, PJ Harvey, James, Woody Allen, and many more.
In 2000, Richard moved into Artist and Sports Management with the creation of Key Sports and Entertainment Ltd, one of the largest and most successful Sport and Music agencies in Europe.
Richard currently runs the Worldwide Artist Management Company, Key Music Management, who have been constantly at the forefront of the 'Direct to Fan' and Digital sales models and the fight against Secondary ticketing. Current Clients include the Pixies, Agnes Obel, Dead can Dance, Teenage Fan club, The Fratellis, Mew, Jane Weaver, 808 State, and The Slow Show .
Richard is also a Board member of ICM / Band On The Wall a Non for Profit Arts and Educational venue in Manchester, and an Advisory Board Member of both Modern English and Signal No.1